Awesome Cosplay Of The Day: THOR vs. CAPTAIN AMERICA

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Welcome to the awesome cosplay world of Sharon Rose and Kayley MarieThese two ladies have really hit the mark with showing the power and solitude of these mighty heroes. Check out the photo gallery by Pennsylvania-based photographer Adrian Gibbsbecause it’s totally worth it! More Avengerific photos after the break:

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Punching Up Instead Of Down: The Art Of Finding The Proper Victim In Comedy

At some point in this movie, Seth Rogen maybe wishes he didn't anger the American Sniper crowd.
At some point in this movie, Seth Rogen maybe wishes he didn’t anger the American Sniper crowd.

My wife and I watched The Interview off Netflix recently.  It was funny in some places, not so much in others, but it got me to thinking about why it is considered acceptable to mock some figures in comedy and not others.  The basic idea is, it is OK to “punch up” and not to “punch down”.

To be clear, this has nothing to do with free speech rights or anything along those lines.  It simply has to do with what is and is not funny.  That’s highly subjective at the best of times for any number of people.  So, to make things as clear as possible, these are my thoughts on what is and isn’t funny, and that is not to stop anyone from making jokes at the expense of anyone anywhere.

Also, there’s going to be some MASSIVE SPOILERS below the cut for The Interview, so you’ve been warned.

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The Anatomy of Seeing 145 Movies

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Ryan at the beach

 

I saw 145 movies this year in the pursuit of seeing 145 movies (my goal was not terribly advanced, in retrospect).  Want to know what that looks like for someone who doesn’t get free media passes and lives away from the media capitols?  Read on…

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