Shock, gallows humor, and defanging the alpha male in Yorgos Lanthimos's The Killing of a Sacred Deer. The post A Cruel and Comic Allegory of Destroyed Masculinity appeared first on Hyperallergic.
I spend too much time thinking about genocide. It’s a professional hazard—twentieth-century history is rather murderous—and has led to a disturbingly glib sense of gallows humor (we all have our own coping mechanisms). So, it’s hardly an alarmist or knee-jerk reaction on my part to insist that we need to be paying attention to Myanmar […]
Processing the horror of the weekend involved heavy hearts and gallows humor, in nearly equal measure.
So far this has been a pretty shitty weekend for culture, thanks to the anti-culture of white supremacy and the “Clinically Braindead Madman Theory” now underlying American foreign policy. In situations like this, there’s only one thing...Show More Summary
President Trump’s biblical-sounding warning Tuesday that North Korea would risk “fire and fury” if it continued to threaten the United States inspired a chain-reaction of apprehension, alarm and gallows humor online. (New York Times oped columnist Ross Douthat tweeted: “Nuclear war Twitter will...
Game of Thrones has always had a sense of humor, but it has generally been a mix of farts, gallows humor, insults, barracks talk, fat jokes, jokes about how drinking is cool, jokes about how having sex is cool, flirting, and quips. Oh, the quips. If quips are fire, the ... More »
There's never been a president who so thoroughly invites mockery, but not all Trump jokes are equally funny There may never have been a U.S. president who has more thoroughly encouraged public mockery than Donald Trump. It is not just...Show More Summary
This picture was taken at the Minuteman Missile National Historic Site in South Dakota. This is an example of the kind of gallows humor that must have gone along with the assignment to man the ICBM launch facility. Tony Gatlin painted this door in 1989. Show More Summary
ESPN opened its annual upfront presentation to advertisers in New York earlier this week with a full brass band performing a New Orleans funeral march. It was tempting to read too much into it—ESPN poking fun with some gallows humor about its subscriber losses and recent layoffs of 100 employees—but it revealed itself… Read more...
On Broadway’s Minskoff Theatre stage, where The Lion King roars eight times a week, Disney arm ESPN launched its upfront presentation to advertisers with a mix of gallows humor and star power. The presentation began with a New Orleans jazz band tooting the classic dirge, “St. Show More Summary
There were a lot of Twitter responses to Donald Trump firing James Comey, everything from sheer panic to gallows humor to hopeful optimism. But we think this might be our favorite. Related: Trump Gives A Typically Bullshit Answer About Firing Comey! Chris Pratt has reminded us all that he, too, is qualified to lead an investigation. At least, [...]
Here's a little gallows humor by conservative talk show host, Michael Savage. 'Is Trump's war over?', asks Savage. He did, however, claim a small victory in the N. Carolina bathroom case being tossed out by the DOJ. Aside from that,Show More Summary
Filled with grisly kills and gallows humor, Prevenge's tale of a pregnancy gone evil is an impressive directorial debut. The post REVIEW: Prevenge Delivers A Twisted Tale Of An Unborn Serial Killer appeared first on CBR.
Maybe they could just fix Obamacare instead. Oh, we DO love our edgy gallows humor.
We love a good horror movie. But we don't want to LIVE in a horror movie! People have been joking — gallows humor, obviously — about how this Friday's inauguration was the beginning of the end of civilization. But seriously, Donald Trump picked the same slogan as a frikkin' dystopian horror film! Related: Donald Lashes Out At 'Terrible' [...]
We’ve reached the gallows humor segment of the Jaguars season. Quarterback Blake Bortles has thrown interceptions that were returned for touchdowns in each of the team’s last three games against the Texans, who the Jaguars face in Houston on Sunday. No quarterback has ever thrown pick-sixes in four straight games against the same team, which…
It's kind of funny, if you fancy gallows humor, that the United Federation of Teachers, the largest teacher local in the United States of America, can't manage to change. After all, patronage has been the icing on the cake, perhaps the cake itself. Show More Summary
On Tuesday night, Donald Trump stunned every pundit, reporter, egghead, and person with a conscience by pulling off an upset victory and being elected the 45th president of the United States. But because gallows humor is as good a reaction as any, people immediately started making jokes about it on Twitter. Show More Summary
This bit of gallows humor made me lol. pic.twitter.com/X1wHTL8TJY — Clara Jeffery (@ClaraJeffery) November 11, 2016 I’m still trying to put together thoughts that don’t evolve into seventeen hundred words of profanity. Open thread
A mixture of misplaced gallows humor, wildly over-the-top caricatures and a gimmicky use of animation combine to make “My Dead Boyfriend” one of the year’s more uncomfortable movie-going experiences. It starts out with a vaguely intriguing...Show More Summary