Afternoon Links: The Atlantic, Gordon Ramsay, Faux-Documentarians Engaged in Acute Hateration, Holleration
Someone is always mad on the Internet, but this week has been quite a doozy. First we had Nate Thayer versus The Atlantic, a contentious back-and-forth about freelance payment and digital publishing that launched roughly 5 trillion think pieces across the web. Then there was this very! long! rant from the director of the faux-documentary The Upper Footage, in which he chronicles his attempt to hoodwink audiences into believing that the events depicted in the movie were real as well as his subsequent feud with the film’s lead and her “famous actor/actress” parent. Everyone is “infuriated” and “disgusted” and “dead broke” and unable to feed their children or wash their faces with money. The world is in shambles. Gordon Ramsay has “two shit dads.” How can I link dump at a time like this? But I must. Because:
- Time travel is possible — here is Breaking Bad, circa 1995.
- We must have had a great time last night, because we have a Hangover again.
- Party Down reruns have been adopted and have a nice warm bed at the Esquire network.
- Your reading list is filled with empty laughs and really awkward sex scenes.
- The Big Lebowski is old enough to get its learner’s permit.
- “Even viewers not enlisted in Whedon’s Browncoat cult will find much to like here.”
- MegaUpload died so that studio employees would not have to go Thayer on their blogs.
- Hope Davis has been cast as the lead in HBO’s The Ordained. So there’s Hope for us all!
- Finally, the Internet Cats need you. They chase your clicks across the floor, bat them into a cache, and save them to eat for later. Don’t let them down.