"Community" Season Premiere Takes On <i>The Hunger Games</i>
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"Community" Season Premiere Takes On The Hunger Games

By Joanna Robinson | Pajiba Love | September 7, 2012 | Comments ()


Chances are, gentle reader, that you're whiling away the last hours of your work week bored and anxious for it all to be over. Well here we come with sundry links to entertain those big brains of yours. First of all, I'm wondering if any of y'all can top these clever Film Titles that are missing one letter. h/t mswas (Imgur

Or maybe you're trying to plan what you'll make for dinner. Might I suggest one of these "Life-Changing" ways to serve bacon? Just ONE, folks. I want you to survive your experience. (Buzzfeed)

Roger Ebert 's (absolutely boring) memoir will be made into a Sorcese-produced documentary. I hope it's called Roger Ebert Is Actually Kind Of A Dick. (/Film)

FSR is giving away a box set of all the Indiana Jones films on Blu-ray. All three of them! Just three! 1-2-3! Anyway, in order to win the movies (and, I sh*t you not, a hat and a whip) you have to name a hypothetical Indiana Jones 5 sequel. Five? How did they get to 5? Regardless, my suggestion is Henry Jones Sr.: The Pen Is Mightier. (FSR)

Speaking of DVD box sets, there's a wicked deal going for the first three seasons of "Arrested Development." YAAAY! We can all relive happier times! (Amazon)

No. F*ck. DAMNIT. I promised myself I wouldn't cry.

HAPPY THOUGHTS HAPPY THOUGHTS HAPPY THOUGHTS. Jimmy Kimmel forever wins my heart by dressing up as The Dowager Countess from "Downton Abbey." Your move, Fallon. (Vulture)

I'm a sucker for International Festivals that are, essentially, giant food fights. Here are some fun photos from the Tomatina Festival. (The Big Picture)

Sometimes a link needs no introduction other than its title: "In a Mass Knife Fight to the Death Between Every American President, Who Would Win and Why?" (Neatorama)

You think my "Breaking Bad" obsession is bad. Trust me, I've got nothing on this tattooed chica. (FYD)

In honor of the RNC, io9 has rounded up the 11 Biggest Liest Ever Told By Our Favorite Heroes and Villains. AW SNAP! Nestled d*ckishly between Star Wars and "Star Trek" is the lie that pisses me off the most. (io9)

It's getting close to Halloween (look to your local drug store displays, you know it to be true) and the greatest trick the Devil ever pulled was convincing the world that Halloween=yummy candy. HAVE YOU SEEN CANDY CORN? Look on this Candy Corn/Oreo hybrid and despair. h/t Lainey (Laughing Squid)

Yes, we live in a world where Candy Corn Oreos exist. But we also live in a world where a Pulitzer Prize-winning author couldn't convince Wikipedia to correct an error regarding his own novel. He wrote a letter about it. Wanna hear it? Here it goes. (The New Yorker)

When you peruse these "Community"/Hunger Games photos it's important to remember what Josh points out. Jim Rash? He's got an Academy Award. (WG)

Finally, I like a cappella and I like "Game Of Thrones," but my innards curdled at the site of these two and their earnest rendition of the theme song. Protip, Violin Lady, you can't look badass when you're wearing Miss Piggy's hair.*

Unless, of course, you are the Pig Herself.

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Comments Are Welcome, Bigots and Trolls Are Not

  • Wikipedia doesn't want "original research," only secondary sources. By Roth writing an open letter and getting it printed in the New Yorker, does that mean it can go in the entry now because the New Yorker is the secondary source? Or does he need people at the New Yorker (or in this Pajiba post) to discuss whether it's good or bad or what it means? I think his open letter means that Michael Bay movies are poop. There you go. It's been discussed. This comment is a secondary source, and it can now be appended to the Wikipedia entry.

  • dam2462

    That's not a capella.

  • THE DARK NIGHT RISES: Peter Jackson's epic movie adaptation of a classic literary cliche, slated for release July 4, 2015, has proven to be such an epic tale he's splitting it into two epic movies. THE STORMY NIGHT ALSO RISES will be released in theatres Christmas 2015.

  • John G.

    Joanna, I feel like you were channeling this: "I wrote a song about it. Wanna hear it? Here it goes." but now I can't remember what that's from.

  • Anne At Large

    EnVogue: Free Your Mind

  • Cody McKee

    Um, actually that was said by Jerry Cantrell before the encore song on Alice in Chains: Unplugged. WHAT, THAT'S WHAT I REMEMBER IT FROM.

  • John G.

    That's right! it's from every radio on earth in the mid-nineties

  • JoannaRobinson

    That's exactly what I was channeling. BAY AREA GIRLS!

  • Sara_Tonin00

    That phrase makes me think of In Living Color....


    (bonus: Jim Carrey doing Russell Brand before Russell Brand was anyone)

  • Anne At Large
  • Quatermain

    That tomato festival picture looks less like a holiday and more like a screen shot from the Pan's Labyrinth sequel.

  • jackdow

    that heisenberg "tattoo" is clearly just drawn onto her leg, the pen she used is in the shot...

  • BlackRabbit

    Two questions. Re: the "Community" episode, what does the sentence "According to the article, fans should expect a Hunger Games tribute, which, yes, is a reference to The Hunger Games" mean? It sounds like nonsense or bad editing.

    And in a knife fight? Obama would probably die pretty early. Most of the earlier presidents were bigots and wouldn't accept him too easily in any alliance.

  • space_oddity

    'tribute' is the pun here.

  • BlackRabbit


  • Rocabarra

    Everytime I see the header photo I think Joel McHale is lovingly embracing Tina Fey. And I don't mean that as a slight to Tina Fey at all!

  • Not only did Jim Rash win an Oscar, but he skewered Angelina Jolie on national television, while she was still in his presence. For that - and the other things - he has my eternal adoration.

  • Lipton

    I've just never been able to get upset about Xander's lie to Buffy. It probably didn't come from an entirely noble place but it's what Buffy needed to hear at that moment to go in there and fight the guy with her boyfriend's face. Angel's fate was sealed the second Angelus opened the portal to Hell. In fact, it could be argued that Willow, though her intentions were good, did something that was a whole lot worse when she re-ensouled Angel. Not only did she force Buffy to send him to Hell, she forced Angel to continue to live in torment.

    But my viewpoint is totally skewed. I went to law school, my lie-o-meter is officially broken. Obi-Wan's line about things being the truth from a certain point of view is practically tatooed on my ass.

  • TheOtherGreg

    When Harry et Sally: A simple country boy ends up in a cannibalistic cult.

  • Alright, dammit! I'm taking issue with the damn Oreo thing. First, Nabisco has tried to hoist those damn, cheap-ass vanilla cookies off as "Golden" Oreos. Bullsh!t. They're nigh inedible. But it wasn't enough to F$ck around with the cookie, now they've gotta screw up the filling, too???!?? Did some douchnozzle from Hollywood take over at Nabisco? After ruining countless childhood movie memories with their "reboots" now they have to go after the best cookie ever created, too? Someone stop the insanity!!!!

  • Sara_Tonin00

    I don't even like normal Oreos. The cookie part is gross.

  • Sacrilege!!

  • firedmyass

    It's the first in their Horrible Fucking Candy Nobody Actually Enjoys product line. Next up: Circus Peanut Oreos.

  • Robert

    That's also the duo that did the epic Skyrim cover. And that's the violinist who did the Zelda medley used by the Mexican gymnast at the 2012 Olympics. I rather like their Game of Thrones arrangement even if the video isn't as engaging as it could be.

  • Snath

    It's got Jorahs! JORAHS!

  • Bert_McGurt

    Ghostbusers: the story of a group of ghastly friends forced to take public transit.
    Indiana Jones and the Tempe of Doom: a recounting of the good professor's disastrous visit to Arizona.
    The Goo: The Bad and the Ugly: a documentary featuring Clint Eastwood yelling at the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
    Ron Man: the first movie to demand ALL the bacon and eggs you have.
    Bi-Dome: Pauly Shore and Stephen Baldwin star in this touching exploration of two men's sexuality while trapped in a self-sustaining ecosystem.

  • Bert_McGurt

    And a couple more!
    Frida the 13th: the latest reincarnation of a storied Mexican painter is out for revenge!
    One With the Wind: life is especially hard during the Civil War - for a man with extreme indigestion.
    Honey, I Shrunk the Ids!: a psychologist has great success tempering his patients' most primal instincts.

  • EB III

    So media spinning has now made it to the nonsense banter before links now? Let's correct this,
    In honor of the RNC AND DNC, io9 has rounded up the 11 Biggest Liest Ever Told By Our Favorite Heroes and Villains. Be fair to both sides, bad enough I have to read about political opinions on a movie review site that I normally adore.

  • Quatermain

    @EBIII Dude, don't bother. Just roll your eyes and move on with your life.

  • firedmyass

    False equivalency is goddam false.

  • Dong Juan de Markup

    Community should have done a hommage to the original Japanese film Battle Royale as was pointed out. That would have kicked ass from one end of Geekdom to the other. Plus it would have gotten some more people to watch a much better film given that it's easily found on Google video.

  • Fabius_Maximus

    Sorry, but stating that Battle Royale is a "much better film" than The Hunger Games is rubbish. They are both equally bad.

  • Steph

    Hunger Games is better. It has characters and a plot. It also manages to create tension which should be really easy given the premise, and yet Battle Royale still manages to be totally fucking boring.

  • Fabius_Maximus

    Battle Royale also has characters and a plot. Even the Transformers movies have characters and plots.

    And I felt no tension when watching The Hunger Games. The script was to bad to evoke it.

  • Bert_McGurt

    I think what Neatorama is forgetting is that Nixon would just straight up stab everyone else in the back.

  • TheOtherGreg

    But in a knife fight, it's all about reach. I'm going with Lincoln.

  • Sara_Tonin00

    Now to comment in earnest - the Philip Roth/Wikipedia battle is funny BUT - Roth is up against a slight problem. It is factual to say The Human Stain is allegedly based on someone, even if it is not actually based on that someone. Someone alleged it. That's the fact. For BEST accuracy, Wikipedia should amend to say, "it is alleged to be based on X but is, according to the author, based on Y."

    I'm ok on the Arnett/Poehler thing. It proves even non-dickish celebs have tough issues to deal with in marriage. But I have enough real life love stories around me - including my parents, who have been happily married 51+ years. (Don't believe me? They took a 7 week road trip together last year. 7 weeks. Two people. They came back alive.)

  • Fabius_Maximus

    The wikipedia article was changed already to say actually that.

  • Sara_Tonin00

    NERD ALERT: go to the Google homepage and play the game.

  • Snath

    "e" looks soooo pissed.

  • Slash

    This. I don't even care about the (REDACTED) featured, and it was still kinda fun.

  • Miss Laaw-yuhr

    I understand a lot of people not liking the cut of Ebert's jib - but dude lost half his face to thyroid cancer - he can't eat or drink or speak - and I can't even imagine the misery of that. From what I've seen he's basically been (at worst) fat school yard bully dick, not mishapen by a freak accident and turned into a comic book villian dick. I mean, whatever sort of dick he's been, I really think it's even stevens at this point. Bad things happen to good people but bad things also happen to moderately dickish people and I'll still vote that neither has earned it.

  • Ginger

    Well no one mentioned his cancer or said that he earned it so...we good here?

  • Miss Laaw-yuhr

    I gotcha - I'm just saying I think forever calling him dick is a little harsh. I wasn't suggesting anyone thought he earned it, just that I think he's ahead at this point in the karma bank. And as somebody pointed out in the last comments, most of us would likely not wish to be caught on camera in our less than finest moments. Not excusing the behavior, but that was what 20 years ago now? I would think there's probably been some personal changes since then.

  • snapnhiss

    Good point, there should be a statute of limitations on dickish behavior.

  • Seth

    I don't even know how a website that is a study in dickishness even gets off calling a pioneer in their field a dick.

  • Long_Pig_Tailor

    By projecting a high power cognitive dissonance field specifically calibrated to the frequency of irony, one assumes.

    [/weird Jasper Fforde meets Star Trek thing]

  • Sara_Tonin00

    Cognitive dissonance! That was the phrase I couldn't bring to mind when the original dick Ebert post went up.

  • Seth

    Ah, ok. Don't get me wrong, I'm down with dickishness, but pot, kettle, get a room.

  • Hunger Games? Okay, I guess have faith in Dan Har—ah, shit.

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