The absurdity and surrealism (un-realism) are completely intentional, by all accounts. There are multiple nods to Terry Gilliam, and Bong Joon-Ho's films tend to intentionally juxtapose absurd comic tones with dark themes. I'm not sold on the film, either, but not because it's 'absurd.' » 7/26/14 4:20am Saturday 4:20am

What, exactly, the FUCK is "hand drawn pre rendered CGI"? Do you mean a human hand moved the mouse around in Maya to create the models? Because that's not drawing. Here are some other "hand drawn" works of art from history, according to your bizarro conception of what drawing is: » 7/21/14 7:07am 7/21/14 7:07am

Why Catholics, specifically? They seem more likely than Evangelicals and fundies to have been taught about the allegorical and mythic nature of much of the Bible, and be at least a little less gullible. On the other hand, they did spend their childhood interacting with a giant, powerful, global organization of… » 7/20/14 4:08am 7/20/14 4:08am

I taught ESL exclusively in Eastern European countries where the languages had no articles. It was a somewhat weird experience having to invest time and though into the actual meanings and usage of such ubiquitous and seemingly simple words as "a" "an" and "the." » 7/20/14 6:43am 7/20/14 6:43am

Yeah, based on my experience (anecdotal, and also second-hand, as I myself am not a uterus-possessing person) it seems like a finer-grain study might be called for. I've had friends who've gained weight either through appetite adjustment or water retention as a result of the hormonal impact of different varieties of… » 7/12/14 8:39am 7/12/14 8:39am

I'd distinguish between Tartakovsky's style (old Clone Wars, Powerpuff Girls, Dexter's Lab, Samurai Jack, etc.) which is very overtly Modern in its sensibilities (drawing from Russian geometric minimalism/suprematism to Picasso), and Timm's (Batman: The Animated Series, Superman Adventures, Justice League), which… » 7/12/14 7:57am 7/12/14 7:57am

That's silly. Of course students should be learning to engage in independent inquiry and critical thinking processes, but they also should be introduced to the current state of scientific knowledge - otherwise, you're (literally, in some respects) asking them to re-invent the wheel. As Isaan Newton himself noted,… » 7/12/14 7:49am 7/12/14 7:49am

You're not 'pointing out' anything. You're just shouting uncited, unsubstantiated invective (and adhominem!) into the wind. You have evinced zero knowledge on the subject, and made zero attempts to actually articulate or defend your position. You're the one representing the shitty standard of your average Kotaku… » 7/10/14 6:58am 7/10/14 6:58am

It's actually kind of a horrible point. Mario is Nintendo's mascot/icon, and has been making appearances in tertiary game properties for ages - from being the protagonist in NES Open Tournament Golf to being the referee in a cameo in Punch Out, this practice dates back to Nintendo's very beginning. And it's a practice… » 7/08/14 6:47am 7/08/14 6:47am

Grammar Nazis will take more issue with your cavalier apostrophe use than your question. Nouns, including proper nouns, can be used as adjectives ("history teacher" "race horse" "ticket office" "love story" "soccer ball" - technically these are called attributive nouns), and when proper nouns are used as such ("Lego… » 7/06/14 10:45pm 7/06/14 10:45pm