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How to Explain Something to Someone Who Doesn't Get It

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I’m quite proud of this comic. I like that in the end I’m the one not “getting it.”

I’ve had a few jobs where I was occasionally asked to stay late. I won’t claim to have always liked it, but I always preferred it to being told that I had to stay late. It’s just part of my mental make-up. I don’t think it’s laziness so much as resentment.

I remember when I was in elementary school and my teacher introduced the idea of homework. I instantly recognized it as a terrible injustice. Here I’m already spending all day in this stuffy room with you and a bunch of other kids, doing whatever you tell me to do, and now you’re telling me I have to go home and do more stuff you didn’t get around to? Seems to me like you need to work harder, teach.

It is not an attitude that served me well.

 

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The New Mystery Science Theater 3000 Is Coming to Netflix!

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After the one of the most successful fundraising campaign in Kickstarter history, an insane live telethon, and a reunion with Rifftrax, Mystery Science Theater 3000 made a triumphant announcement: the show will be coming to Netflix! The streaming service announced the news via their Twitter! account.

We’ll update the news as it comes in!

There will also be even more new additions to the cast, and some welcome returns! The Wall Street Journal reports:

Community star Joel McHale and creator Dan Harmon had joined the “MST3K” writing staff. Former writers and cast members Bill Corbett and Kevin Murphy, who played the puppet ‘bots Crow T. Robot and Tom Servo, are returning. And Mary Jo Pehl will also reprise her role as mad scientist Pearl Forrester.

Felicia Day promises to “terrorize the hell outta Jonah Ray”, which is promising, and the writers, working with former “Daily Show” head writer Elliott Kalan, are currently working on new scripts, with a goal to debut the new show either later this year or early in 2017.

Nerdist shared this adorable shot of the new cast together:

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Brie Larson Has Been Confirmed As Captain Marvel

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This one shouldn’t be too shocking, but it is always nice to have confirmation.

It has just been announced at Marvel Studio’s SDCC panel that the long rumored Brie Larson will indeed be taking up the mantel of Carol Danvers.

Larson is a hell of an actress, so I am more than pleased about this appointment. Seeing her unleashed in a superhero setting should be dynamite.

And, to make it all nice and official, here is your Captain Marvel title card:

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An Exhibition of Japanese Portable Record Players

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The 1960s ushered in the golden age of record players as affordability made them a staple in almost every household. In Japan however, quality stereo sets remained unattainable for most, who then gravitated to a smaller, more affordable gadget: the portable record player.

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The devices were cheap, mass-produced players that were made, not only by electronics companies, but also toy companies and even industrial companies. Looking back on all the unique designs that came out, each was more groovier than the next. And it’s understandable why Fumihito Taguchi, a record shop owner in Tokyo, took an avid interest in these players and began collecting them.

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Taguchi’s collection has grown to over 100 different varieties of portable record players. Last year he even put out a photographic book of his collection, accompanied by several essays. In the book (sample pages viewable here), Taguchi explains that most people couldn’t afford to collect records based on musical preferences. Instead, they played phonosheets that were produced locally or given away as freebies. They were sometimes not even music at all. But that didn’t matter – it was the commodification of sound and people were simply looking for something to play on their portable record players.

Taguchi’s collection is going to be on display at an upcoming exhibition in Tokyo at the Lifestyle Design Center. The exhibition opens on July 30 and runs through August 28. Taguchi is the owner of the Koenji record shop Enban, which was included in our Koenji Guide.

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Thank Goodness! Stephen Schwartz Reveals Wicked Movie Details

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Rejoicify! After years of speculation, we finally have a date for the Wicked movie. Stephen Schwartz revealed at San Diego Comic-Con that the Universal Pictures project will release in December 2019. The composer also shared that he's working on at least three new numbers for the film adaptation and plans to incorporate at least one song cut from the Broadway show.

A vivid reimagining of the classic The Wizard of Oz, Wicked spotlights the untold stories of Oz’s most famous characters: the Wicked Witch of the West and her unlikely friend, Glinda the Good. The show follows the tale of green-skinned Elphaba through the life-changing events that eventually label her “wicked.” Fun for the whole family, Wicked is a tale about love, friendship and trust that reveals that there are two sides to every story. The Grammy-winning score by Schwartz features the songs “The Wizard and I,” “Popular” and “Defying Gravity.”

No word yet on casting. The original Broadway production was led by Idina Menzel and Kristin Chenoweth; the musical, still playing at the Gerswhin Theatre, is currently led by Rachel Tucker and Carrie St. Louis.

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We just saw Nintendo's NES Classic in person and it is glorious

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There's a lot of things at San Diego Comic-Con that might make you want to trek across convention centers, hotels, and clamber over legions of fans — but at the top of the list is Nintendo's upcoming NES Classic. We've basically been obsessed with the mini-console since Nintendo announced it a week ago, and at the Nintendo-run "play lounge" here in San Diego we were able to see it in person (and realize that we've been right to be excited this entire time).

Set up next to a full-size NES, the Classic is almost comically small, like looking at a Luke Skywalker action figure right next to Mark Hamill. The width of the entire console seems to come in just under the width of the old-school NES controller. As an impulse gaming purchase or as a little piece of decorative '80s nostalgia, the Classic seems like a no-brainer; just as streamlined and simple as we'd hoped. The downside is that it won't actually be available for purchase until November 11th, when it will go for $59.99. Thankfully, we've got some pictures to share with you in the meantime — and don't forget that retro-tastic commercial, either.

Photos by Vjeran Pavic.



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