Fannish insanity and social justice rage, all in one helpful place! eleanor_lavish on LJ and AO3, if you're wondering why all this seems eerily familiar...

 

[…]If Snowpiercer had merely told the tale of an oppressed working class rising up to seize power from an evil overlord, it would already have been an improvement over most of the political messages in mainstream cinema. There are all sorts of nice touches in its portrayal of a declining capitalism that can maintain its ideological legitimacy even when it literally has no more bullets in its guns.

But the story Bong tells goes beyond that. It’s about the limitations of a revolution which merely takes over the existing social machinery rather than attempting to transcend it. And it’s all the more effective because the heart of that critique comes as a late surprise, from a character we might not expect.

[…]All too often, explicitly political art fails as both art and politics. Socialists shouldn’t put up with half-assed imitations of popular genres, nor with political messages denuded of anything but the lowest common denominator.

What makes Snowpiercer satisfying is that it commits neither error. It’s an engrossing and stylish movie, and its underlying themes go beyond merely pointing out class exploitation to challenge the logic of capital. It’s a movie that should be seen as widely as possible, if only so that Bong Joon-ho gets more chances to make movies for English-speaking audiences that badly need them.

katiegeeks:

waxjism:

roachpatrol:

bikenesmith:

TURN UP AT THE DAD DISCO → ( listen )

mix for when yr a 35 yr old Cool Dad getting HELLA turnt @ the club and embarrassing yourself but you don’t care because you’re fly as hell, wearing a rolex watch and highwaisted jeans, popping and locking to a song that never stopped being cool in your heart

1. dancing in the street - david bowie & mick jagger 2. our house - madness 3. whip it - devo 4. safety dance - men without hats 5. we built this city - starship 6. dancing queen - ABBA 7. don’t bring me down 8. bohemian rhapsody -  queen 9. eye of the tiger - survivor 10. dance - michael nesmith 11. do you wanna touch me (oh yeah) - joan jett 12. roxy roller - nick glider 13. metal guru -  t.rex 14. i want to rock and roll all nite - kiss 15. rock the casbah - the clash 16. let’s dance - david bowie

bless this post

FYI TUMBLR: THIRTY-FIVE YEAR OLDS WERE BORN IN 1979. If yon cool dad was gettin’ down to fuckin’ t.rex he was doing it because his mom never noticed glam was dead and danced around with him in the livingroom after changing his diaper.

A more accurate list of artists that 35 year olds will jump to the dance floor for if we want to reach back into those ANCIENT days of our teens and early twenties, in no particular order (and with PLENTY to make fun of):
The Fugees, Right Said Fred, Janet Jackson (especially Rhythm Nation or later), TLC, Ricky Martin (livin’ la vida loca), Britney Spears, The Backstreet Boys, MONTEL FUCKING JORDAN (THIIIS IS HOW WE DOOOO IT), Sugar Ray (though will probably pretend it’s ironic), House of Pain, Robyn (the first time she was awesome, before you fuckers were born), Ace of Base (because we saw the damn sign, alright?), Usher, Coolio, En Vogue, Snow (It will DEFINITELY be ironic), Madonna (she is eternal, let’s be real), Salt N Peppa, The Proclaimers, Prince and the New Power Generation, PM Dawn, Red Hot Chili Peppers, SIR MIX-A-LOT, No Doubt, Color Me Badd (but we’ll be totally ashamed of ourselves), Mariah, Whitney, Michael, Guns N Roses, Barenaked Ladies, Will Smith (both during and post-Fresh Prince), Fastball, Chumbawumba, Nsync, The Spice Girls, Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Hole, Jay-Z, Smashmouth, Moby, Blackstreet, R. Kelly, Christina Aguilera, Jimmy Eat World, Destiny’s Child (BEYONCE IS OURS), Pink, Nelly, Sisqo (thong th-th-th-thong), J-Lo,…
and on and on and on. If you’re gonna make fun of my generation, get it right. There are so many things you can mock us for, truly. But damn it, we grew up in the 90s. N-I-N-E-T-I-E-S. Oh, and you’re wearing our clothes, btw.

katiegeeks:

waxjism:

roachpatrol:

bikenesmith:

TURN UP AT THE DAD DISCO → ( listen )

mix for when yr a 35 yr old Cool Dad getting HELLA turnt @ the club and embarrassing yourself but you don’t care because you’re fly as hell, wearing a rolex watch and highwaisted jeans, popping and locking to a song that never stopped being cool in your heart

1. dancing in the street - david bowie & mick jagger 2. our house - madness 3. whip it - devo 4. safety dance - men without hats 5. we built this city - starship 6. dancing queen - ABBA 7. don’t bring me down 8. bohemian rhapsody -  queen 9. eye of the tiger - survivor 10. dance - michael nesmith 11. do you wanna touch me (oh yeah) - joan jett 12. roxy roller - nick glider 13. metal guru -  t.rex 14. i want to rock and roll all nite - kiss 15. rock the casbah - the clash 16. let’s dance - david bowie

bless this post

FYI TUMBLR: THIRTY-FIVE YEAR OLDS WERE BORN IN 1979. If yon cool dad was gettin’ down to fuckin’ t.rex he was doing it because his mom never noticed glam was dead and danced around with him in the livingroom after changing his diaper.

A more accurate list of artists that 35 year olds will jump to the dance floor for if we want to reach back into those ANCIENT days of our teens and early twenties, in no particular order (and with PLENTY to make fun of):

The Fugees, Right Said Fred, Janet Jackson (especially Rhythm Nation or later), TLC, Ricky Martin (livin’ la vida loca), Britney Spears, The Backstreet Boys, MONTEL FUCKING JORDAN (THIIIS IS HOW WE DOOOO IT), Sugar Ray (though will probably pretend it’s ironic), House of Pain, Robyn (the first time she was awesome, before you fuckers were born), Ace of Base (because we saw the damn sign, alright?), Usher, Coolio, En Vogue, Snow (It will DEFINITELY be ironic), Madonna (she is eternal, let’s be real), Salt N Peppa, The Proclaimers, Prince and the New Power Generation, PM Dawn, Red Hot Chili Peppers, SIR MIX-A-LOT, No Doubt, Color Me Badd (but we’ll be totally ashamed of ourselves), Mariah, Whitney, Michael, Guns N Roses, Barenaked Ladies, Will Smith (both during and post-Fresh Prince), Fastball, Chumbawumba, Nsync, The Spice Girls, Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Hole, Jay-Z, Smashmouth, Moby, Blackstreet, R. Kelly, Christina Aguilera, Jimmy Eat World, Destiny’s Child (BEYONCE IS OURS), Pink, Nelly, Sisqo (thong th-th-th-thong), J-Lo,…

and on and on and on. If you’re gonna make fun of my generation, get it right. There are so many things you can mock us for, truly. But damn it, we grew up in the 90s. N-I-N-E-T-I-E-S. Oh, and you’re wearing our clothes, btw.

retroactiveeurydices:

oxheadandhorsefacearedead:

retroactiveeurydices:

koalatea:

i dont need a boyfriend i need 12 million dollars and a donut 

12 million dollars can be used to obtain many donuts.

explain how

money can be exchanged for goods and services