Melissa Fong: “Oppressed Majority”: What’s missing?

At the risk of getting a whole lot of Feminist hateration on this- I’m just going to say this: People who are loving this video are people who already get it [1]. It won’t make a dent on a dude that doesn’t honestly understand or recognize his own male privilege.

Those Emergency Blues: Friday Night Flicks: Pigeon Impossible

No pigeons were harmed in the making of this short film. Filed under: Friday Night Flicks Tagged: animation, Short film

Those Emergency Blues: Friday Night Flicks: Finite

I saw this short from 2006 a few years ago and I wasn’t sure if I liked it — too precious maybe? — and on seeing it again I still found it annoying. But there is enough, I think, to make it worth watching, even if the sets and actors seem a little too perfect ...

Those Emergency Blues: Friday Night Flicks: Fallen

Reminds me of this passage from Marcus Aurelius’s Meditations: “Pass then through this little space of time conformably to nature, and end thy journey in content, just as an olive falls off when it is ripe, blessing nature who produced it, and thanking the tree on which it grew.” Filed under: Friday Night Flicks Tagged: ...

Those Emergency Blues: Friday Night Flicks: Meet Buck

Funny with a pretty obvious lesson in social tolerance — and bonus points for doing so without being didactic or preachy. (Couch mode here.) Filed under: Friday Night Flicks Tagged: animation, Short film

Those Emergency Blues: Friday Night Flicks: Last Minutes with ODEN

Bring tissue. Some time I’ll tell you guys why my dog — well, why I love her better than most people. [Couch mode here.] Filed under: Friday Night Flicks Tagged: Short film