On Adult Swim, Adam Scott and company are doing scene for scene remakes of intros to old television shows. One YouTube user decided to compare the originals to the remakes, and they’re uncanny. Take this one of Hart to Hart, for example:
The other remake is of Simon & Simon, with Jon Hamm opposite Adam Scott:
Obviously, I would watch both of these shows.
Ladies and gentlemen, the United States Park Police website, circa 2013.
The problem is not that women don’t play games. They do. The problem isn’t just that women are vastly underrepresented as developers of games, though they are. The problem is that women are buying and playing games despite the fact that the products often don’t view them as equal protagonists. As Alyssa notes at Think Progress, “Being underserved by media doesn’t mean that people stop consuming it.” The statistics proffered by the Entertainment Software Association help swat down the misconception that women are not gamers, but they also help justify the products already on the market.
Kanye West did a long interview with Jon Caramanica of the New York Times, and it’s the greatest thing you’ll read all week. Throughout, he’s earnest, genuine, insightful, and more than a little egotistical. He’s an obvious megalomaniac, but somehow, it’s charming, and not repulsive. The entire interview is one excellent quote after another, and here are my ten favorite ones.
On why he insists on claiming recognition:
You know, if Michael Jordan can scream at the refs, me as Kanye West, as the Michael Jordan of music, can go and say, “This is wrong.”
On the Taylor Swift interruption at the MTV Video Music Awards:
It’s only led me to complete awesomeness at all times. It’s only led me to awesome truth and awesomeness. Beauty, truth, awesomeness. That’s all it is.
On his willingness to make a singing record despite not being able to sing:
Yeah. I love the fact that I’m bad at [things], you know what I’m saying? I’m forever the 35-year-old 5-year-old. I’m forever the 5-year-old of something.
On whether he knew he’d be famous:
I knew when I wrote the line “light-skinned friend look like Michael Jackson” [from the song “Slow Jamz”] I was going to be a big star.
On his famous “George Bush” moment:
I mean, I am my father’s son. I’m my mother’s child. That’s how I was raised. I am in the lineage of Gil Scott-Heron, great activist-type artists. But I’m also in the lineage of a Miles Davis — you know, that liked nice things also.
On his public persona:
Maybe 90 percent of the time it looks like I’m not having a good time.
On his outfits from five years ago:
Yeah, kill self. That’s all I have to say. Kill self.
On the idea that he’s unusually vain:
The idea of Kanye and vanity are like, synonymous. But I’ve put myself in a lot of places where a vain person wouldn’t put themselves in. Like what’s vanity about wearing a kilt?
On what animates him as a creative person:
If you don’t make Christmas presents, meaning making something that’s so emotionally connected to people, don’t talk to me.
On his legacy, and what it means to be Kanye West:
I think that’s a responsibility that I have, to push possibilities, to show people: “This is the level that things could be at.” So when you get something that has the name Kanye West on it, it’s supposed to be pushing the furthest possibilities. I will be the leader of a company that ends up being worth billions of dollars, because I got the answers. I understand culture. I am the nucleus.