Video: My “Joker” Movie Trailer Reaction

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My reaction to the new Joker movie trailer, plus observations on *other* people’s reactions. Is this Joker “problematic?” I also go into what I call the real-life “Joker copycat crimes,” how I became an amateur Jokerologist, and the Jason Todd/Joker theory. Lastly: I talk about the big “trade” I made to uncancel James Gunn in exchange for Quentin Tarantino.

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Let The Rabbit Be Your Guide: Esoteric Bunny Symbolism

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Thank you, Harvey—I prefer you too!
–Elwood P. Dowd (not to be confused with J. R. Bob Dobbs)

Thanks to the movie Donnie Darko, human-sized rabbits—once the purview of Easter photo-ops and “nice” flicks like 1950’s Harvey—have taken on somewhat of a sinister cast. But if you haven’t yet picked up on the more unsettling—or at least uncanny—aspects of Oryctolagus cuniculus, you haven’t been paying attention!

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Spring Break In The Dead Zone

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“A procession of the damned.
By the damned, I mean the excluded.
We shall have a procession of data that Science has excluded.”
–Charles Fort, “The Book Of The Damned”

This is a story about two dreams I had that seemingly came true to a very specific degree.

I am not saying they were precognitive dreams. We can simply call them “coincidences.” We can call them whatever we’d like. It’s just a matter of semantics, really.

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The Curse of Atuk: Did This Movie Kill 4 Of Hollywood’s Funniest Actors?

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Look, if it’s in any way even remotely possible that a movie cursed with some indefinable yet quantitatively proven fatal quality took out four (if not more) of Hollywood’s greatest funny men…then it is my honor-bound duty to get to the bottom of it.

So without further delay, here’s a look at one of the most persistent contemporary Hollywood urban legends…“The Curse Of Atuk.”

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My Life As A Hypersigil, Part One

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The “hypersigil” or “supersigil” develops the sigil concept beyond the static image and incorporates elements such as characterization, drama, and plot. The hypersigil is a sigil extended through the fourth dimension. My own comic book series The Invisibles was a six-year long sigil in the form of an occult adventure story which consumed and recreated my life during the period of its composition and execution. The hypersigil is an immensely powerful and sometimes dangerous method for actually altering reality in accordance with intent. Results can be remarkable and shocking.
–Grant Morrison, “POP MAGIC!”

I used to be a “character”…and I don’t think I’ve ever fully explained that to you before.

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Slamming Into The Fourth Wall

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I. THE FOURTH WALL: A VERY (VERY) BRIEF OVERVIEW

The following short video explores the concept of “breaking the Fourth Wall” in storytelling. That’s when a fictional character—or even simply the narrative itself—acknowledges the existence of the “real life” audience existing beyond the (now-tenuous) barrier between fiction and reality. Some famous examples of breaking the Fourth Wall are Ferris Bueller directly addressing the viewer, Dark Helmet discovering the VHS tape for Spaceballs during the middle of the movie, and the ending of Monty Python and the Holy Grail.

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