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John Oliver Tortures Credit Check Providers With Fake Websites (Video)

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John Oliver Tortures Credit Check Providers With Fake Websites (Video)
John Oliver gave credit check companies a taste of their own incompetence when he created a series of fake websites to highlight the number of errors routinely found on credit reports. TransUnion, Equifax and Experian, the three major credit check providers, claim that their reports are accurate 95 percent of the time. So Oliver and his staff set up websites for Equifacks, TramsOnion, and Experianne, each offering a weird service. Experianne, for example, will send people to your home to whisper passages from Adolf Hitler’s “Mein Kampf” into your child’s ears. And so long as 95 percent get the right website the first time,
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Adolf Hitler -- 'Mein Kampf' Can Be Your Kampf

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Adolf Hitler's copy of "Mein Kampf" will be hitting the auction block. Alexander Historical Auctions obtained the book from a daughter of one of the 11 American officers who looted Hitler's Munich apartment on May 2nd, 1945. The book was signed by the 11 officers from the 45th Infantry Division. Auction owner Bill Panagopulos estimates the volume will go for somewhere between $12,000 and $15,000, and possibly a lot more.  The political manifesto will be auctioned off on March
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Mein Kampf Published in Germany for the First Time in 70 Years

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Mein Kampf Published in Germany for the First Time in 70 Years
Mein Kampf, the 1925 memoir by Adolf Hitler that outlines the future dictator's genocidal vision, hits bookstores in Germany on Friday for the first time since the end of World War II. Though the Nazi insignia and other symbols of the fascist regime have been banned in the country since the war, Mein Kampf was never officially put on the blacklist. Instead, the government of Bavaria, which held the copyright, simply refrained from publishing it. With the close of 2015 — 70 years after its author's death — the book now enters the public domain in Germany, with a new annotated edition from the country's Institute for Contemporary History going on sale just days after the copyright lapsed. The new Mein Kamf attempts to place the book in the context of the larger history of European anti-Semitism, and includes numerous footnotes critiquing Hitler's arguments. Its publishers see the publication as
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The Cultural Impact of James Bond

Editor’s Note: This article was originally published May 5, 2015.

Ian Fleming’s James Bond is one of the most recognizable and successful characters in modern popular culture. The novels have sold over 100 million copies, and the film franchise is the second most successful in history, having been recently displaced by the Harry Potter series. For most readers and viewers, 007 is merely a Western pop icon. However, there is much more at work in the novels and films than appears on the surface. In fact, there are deeper undercurrents, themes, symbols, and messages that operate as psychological warfare propaganda and an in-depth semiotic analysis of the novels and films yields an interpretation that confirms this thesis. Much has been written on the subject of Ian Fleming’s James Bond. From Umberto Eco’s older essay “Narrative Structures in Fleming” to Christoph Linders’ modern collections The James Bond Phenomenon and Revisioning 007: James Bond and Casino Royale,
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Some White Guys Are Boycotting Star Wars: Episode VII Because It Promotes ‘White Genocide’

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Some White Guys Are Boycotting Star Wars: Episode VII Because It Promotes ‘White Genocide’
In nonsense news, there is a group of (dozens, probably) white men on Twitter very adamant that Star Wars: Episode VII is promoting "white genocide." Huh? On Monday #BoycottStarWarsVII began to trend on Twitter, with many angry tweets from men who think a multicultural cast from a Jewish director (every mention of J.J. Abrams in relation to the movie references his being Jewish, like a scribbled draft of Mein Kampf) means that Episode VII is anti-white.But if we're being honest, #BoycottStarWarsVII probably started trending because sane people quickly mocked the hashtag. Selma director Ava DuVernay chose to ignore the hashtag and tweet out #CelebrateStarWars instead: If white men can't handle Lupita Nyong'o playing a nonhuman, motion-capture character, what is this world coming to?
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The Cultural Impact of James Bond

By: Jay Dyer

Ian Fleming’s James Bond is one of the most recognizable and successful characters in modern popular culture. The novels have sold over 100 million copies, and the film franchise is the second most successful in history, having been recently displaced by the Harry Potter series. For most readers and viewers, 007 is merely a Western pop icon. However, there is much more at work in the novels and films than appears on the surface. In fact, there are deeper undercurrents, themes, symbols, and messages that operate as psychological warfare propaganda and an in-depth semiotic analysis of the novels and films yields an interpretation that confirms this thesis. Much has been written on the subject of Ian Fleming’s James Bond. From Umberto Eco’s older essay “Narrative Structures in Fleming” to Christoph Linders’ modern collections The James Bond Phenomenon and Revisioning 007: James Bond and Casino Royale, there
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‘Mad Men 7×12: Lost Horizons’ Review

“We all know that man, because there are millions of him.”

You know you’re in trouble when your descent into Hell begins with Meredith standing in for Virgil. In the windowless labyrinth of McCann-Erickson’s corporate belly it seems as though Don Draper has finally, fatally given up. “I expect you to bring things up a notch around here,” Jim Hobart tells Don just moments before genially ordering him to conform to the McCann business casual dress code. Don smiles faintly, acquiesces to Hobart’s request that he introduce himself as “Don Draper from McCann-Erickson”, and leaves for a meeting.

Don’s new office smells like fruit and Air-Wick. The wind hisses in a poorly-sealed window, an echo of Pete’s leaky faucet, and even the prospect of a new apartment(furnished solely with a bed, thanks to Marie’s vengeful antics) fails to elicit much of a reaction from him.
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Review: 'Mad Men' - 'Lost Horizon': One for the road

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Review: 'Mad Men' - 'Lost Horizon': One for the road
A review of tonight's "Mad Men" coming up just as soon as I get The New York Times to print "Mein Kampf" on the front page... "This was a hell of a boat, you know?" -Roger There's a moment late in "Lost Horizon" that, if you've been on social media tonight, you've likely seen in gif form a few dozen times (or, like me, just kept it on in a loop in the background while writing about the episode). Peggy finally enters the McCann offices, Bert Cooper's infamous octopus painting under her arm, sunglasses concealing her hungover eyes, a cigarette dangling smugly from her lips. She has come a long, long way, baby, from the shy mouse whom Joan had to lead around the old Sterling Cooper office, and she is here to grab everything she's ever wanted, all on her way to one day having her name on
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Hitler's Mein Kampf to Be Republished in Germany

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Hitler's Mein Kampf to Be Republished in Germany
Adolf Hitler's Nazi manifesto will soon be reprinted in its country of origin. While the book has long been available in English and other foreign languages, reprints in Germany were banned after the end of World War II by the state of Bavaria, which owns the copyright. Those rights officially expire in December, and a heavily annotated version of the book is expected to be released in early 2016. The reissue is causing a stir in Germany and across the world, but Germany's Institute of Contemporary History, the taxpayer-funded group publishing the new version, is touting it as an academic tool.
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Hitler's Mein Kampf to Be Republished in Germany

  • PEOPLE.com
Hitler's Mein Kampf to Be Republished in Germany
Adolf Hitler's Nazi manifesto will soon be reprinted in its country of origin. While the book has long been available in English and other foreign languages, reprints in Germany were banned after the end of World War II by the state of Bavaria, which owns the copyright. Those rights officially expire in December, and a heavily annotated version of the book is expected to be released in early 2016. The reissue is causing a stir in Germany and across the world, but Germany's Institute of Contemporary History, the taxpayer-funded group publishing the new version, is touting it as an academic tool.
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The Sounds of Revolution: Godard’s ‘Sympathy for the Devil’ and ‘British Sounds’

+“Sometimes the class struggle is also the struggle of one image against another image, of one sound against another sound. In a film, this struggle is against images and sounds.”

- British Sounds

There was something in the air when Jean-Luc Godard took up the political banner of the late 1960s and shifted his filmmaking focus in terms of storytelling style and stories told, and in a general sense of formal reevaluation and reinvention. Always considered something of the enfant terrible of the French Nouvelle Vague, Godard was keen from the start to experiment with the conventional norms of cinematic aesthetics, from the jarring jump cuts of Breathless (1960), to the self-conscious playfulness of A Woman is a Woman (1961), to the genre deviations of Band of Outsiders (1964) and Made in USA (1966). But Godard was still, at a most basic level, operating along a fairly conventional plane of fictional cinema, one with
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The Definitive Scary Scenes from Non-Horror Films: 40-31

40. Night of the Hunter (1955)

Scene: The Preacher on the Horizon

Video: http://youtu.be/9PyNL2ahKwc?list=PLZbXA4lyCtqolaQOAXly96de5FYQlPzqK Just like a few others in this section of the list, Charles Laughton’s brilliant Night of the Hunter isn’t really a horror film, but still sets out to keep the audience on edge. Starring a diabolical Robert Mitchum as a preacher/serial killer Reverend Harry Powell, it follows him as he tries to woo his former cellmate’s widow Willa (Shelly Winters), hoping to learn where he has hidden his bank loot. Powell devises that his children John and Pearl must know, but he struggles to gain young John’s trust. When Willa learns of his plan, Powell is forced to kill her and hide the body, leaving him as sole caretaker of the children, who flee down the river. And then the scene. Having believed they have escaped Powell,
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John Oliver Steps Up on 'Last Week Tonight'

John Oliver Steps Up on 'Last Week Tonight'
Any man who can make Right Said Fred politically resonant is clearly doing something right. And John Oliver is such a man. He certainly dreamed up a novel way to trash Syria's Bashar al-Assad on his HBO show, Last Week Tonight With John Oliver. After news reports that the dictator downloaded iTunes tracks from Lmfao, Chris Brown and Right Said Fred, Oliver noted, "He's half mass murderer and half your creepy sophomore-year roommate." But then he brought on Right Said Fred to rework their Nineties-cheese classic "I'm Too Sexy" into
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Harry Hill: now giving his X Factor musical 110%

TV Burp made Harry Hill the king of teatime telly. Now, with the blessing of Simon Cowell, he's written an X Factor musical, I Can't Sing – and he promises it will be funny

Harry Hill is sitting in the corner of a deserted bar in the London Palladium. The sound of rehearsals for I Can't Sing!, which is billed as "The X Factor Musical", but which Hill insists "doesn't really have a hell of a lot to do with The X Factor", occasionally wafts into the room from downstairs.

For a man whose first West End musical is opening in six weeks, and is currently still in "a kind of baggy state", Hill, 49, seems remarkably calm. "I've never felt more confident about anything I've done," he nods. "Largely because I'm completely naive about it."

For one thing, he says, he has "never written anything longer than, you know, 20 minutes before". For another,
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Mike Gold: Adolf Hitler, All Rights Reserved

One of the rights comics creators have been fighting for lo these many decades has been obtaining ownership of their work, or at least getting some control and a decent percentage. We think this is fair and necessary… as do even a few modern publishers.

Much of this revolves around how our copyright and trademark laws work. Neither are elegantly written – go figure – and our copyright laws are and have just about always been woefully outdated. Given the ludicrous growth in technology, this is likely to be true for a long, long time. The good news for creators is that these laws are understandable (by and large) and all talent, no matter what media helps pay their rent, should read these laws very carefully. If the laws sound like they were written in Klingon, there are plenty of resources out there to help you.

So… I’ll make it easy for you.
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'Mein Kampf' tops Amazon ebook charts

'Mein Kampf' tops Amazon ebook charts
London, Jan 9: Controversial book 'Mein Kampf' has topped Amazon ebook charts, as it apparently follows a similar trend to that of the book '50 Shades of Grey' and other romance novels.

Chris Faraone, political author and journalist claimed that while the book's print sales have remained minimal for many years, it's various eBook versions consistently appear on various Top 20 lists for retailers like Amazon or iTunes, the Independent reported.

Faraone, who writes for The Phoenix in Boston said that people might not have wanted to buy 'Mein Kampf' at Borders or have it delivered to their home or displayed on their living.
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11 Most Evil Fictional Movie Nazis

Nazis, all these decades after their first emergence under Hitler’s Third Reich, have captured the artistic imagination over the years. Usually portrayed with nefarious intentions, the Nazi is shown to be slavishly devoted to Hitler and the twisted ideology he pursues and his world vision as expressed in Mein Kampf.

Sadism, brutality, a heart of ice, a callous indifference to life and death, zero morals, a predisposition for cruel wicked acts, plus a lot of sexual sleaze and greed a person could choke on – these words seem to sum up the behaviour of the Nazis on this list.

I have, for to make the list as complete as possible – included Neo Nazis in the field for it is pertinent for us to remember that Hitler’s vile influence still holds sway with some sick people today. I have listed below what I think are the most evil fictional Nazis in movies.
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'Glee' Season 5 premiere: Back with the Beatles in 'Love, Love, Love'

"Glee" is back for Season 5 -- and it's a bittersweet hello for the musical-comedy-drama show. Although they have lost a cast member in Cory Monteith, the first two episodes in the new season promise fun, love and crazy technicolor spectacle.

That's because "Glee" is celebrating everything Beatles with "Love, Love, Love" -- followed by "Tina in the Sky with Diamonds" a week later.

Don't want to miss any of the action? Follow along in this live blog!

Why?

Why not?

The official explanation is that Will wants the kids to move forward after their recent win (in "Glee" time, they just won Regionals) and channel the Beatles for a couple of weeks. This is because everyone (except Kitty) loves the Beatles.

No, it's not exactly current. But it probably took this long to get the rights to all those songs. What am I bet that "Glee" focuses on folk music
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‘Inglourious Basterds’ Hitler Pitching Saudi-Owned TV Network’s Fall Lineup

A Saudi-owned satellite TV network has an attention-getting new pitchman: the most despised person of the 20th century. Dubai-based Mbc Action is running clips from the 2009 film Inglourious Basterds that feature Adolf Hitler ranting to some Nazi officers. Arabic subtitles reveal that the Führer isn’t discussing battle plans or Mein Kampf but rather the network’s fall movie lineup. “Look at the achievements of Mbc Action,” the Quentin Tarantino-created version of Hitler says. “They will control the entire region. They are preparing for a campaign called ‘September to Remember.’” In a way, The concept is a ripoff of a ripoff: It recalls the popular meme where folks slapped humorous new subtitles over the Hitler meltdown scene from the 2004 film Downfall starring Bruno Ganz. Regardless, the Anti-Defamation League doesn’t exactly consider the Mbc Action ads Must-See TV. “This offensive and outrageous campaign trivializes the Holocaust by turning
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Special Features - Is it the art or the artist?

After Orson Scott Card's absence from yesterday's Ender's Game Comic-Con panel, Anghus Houvouras asks, is the art or the artist...

There's been a slew of controversy surrounding the ramp up of press for this years' big screen adaptation of Orson Scott Card's Ender's Game.  Card is the latest notable figure to get tangled up in a maelstrom of bad press for his archaic and somewhat militaristic stand on the idea of gay marriage.  For the record, Mr. Card is very much against it.

This topic came up earlier this year when Card was announced as one of the writers on a DC Comics Superman comic.  Those in support of gay marriage made their opinions painfully clear: They would not support any comic written by Mr. Card and denounced DC for hiring someone who has taken such an antagonistic stance towards the gay community. 

Of course, a comic book
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