Nuggets of Wisdom: Music and Angry Men inside Women
Fanbros, what’s good, Nuggets of Wisdom returns after a short hiatus! Last week, The Boman was building a new computer and it was DOPE! Long story short — N.O.W did not get published. It’s all good, once again we are building this week with a great mix of stories and videos from the around the web.
“What We Learned From the Music of Mad Men” by Eric Thurm
This weekend, AMC is saying good bye to Mad Men. Perhaps no other show has captured the attention of its audience with a character so morally disgusting and soaked in privilege as Don Draper. Eric Thurm, over at Pitchfork, examines how music was brilliantly used throughout the show’s run to reinforce themes, world build and define characters in subtle ways.
“Why Amy Schumer’s ‘12 Angry Men’ Parody Is So Goddamned Brilliant” by Kevin Fallon
If you haven’t seen Amy Schumer’s “12 Angry Men inside Amy” yet stop reading this. CTRL+t you a new tab and go watch 17 minutes of brilliance. Amy been making a name for herself on Comedy Central these last few years, but she has raised the bar with the third season of her show. Last week’s episode was just brilliant and damn near deconstructs all the sexist arguments you hear about woman in entertainment. Kevin Fallon’s review of the episode is tight. Covering all the major beats of the episode, while highlighting the absurdities that make this parody so impactful, this is a great place to start for viewers not so familiar with the original play or movie 12 Angry Men.
I don’t know if it is weird, strange, disappointing, scary, or normal many of the same frustrations and issues Cube addressed on his solo debut are still relevant today, a quarter century later. With an anniversary this big coming up, you can bet you will be seeing plenty of pieces and interviews with Cube. Angel Diaz got the chance to speak not only with Cube but also Hank Schocklee, one of the album’s producers. Old and new heads alike will enjoy this conversation, as the three cover Cube journey to NYC, linking up with The Bomb Squad, his writing process and so much more.
“A Beginner’s Guide To The World Of The Witcher” by Kirk Hamilton
So next week The Witcher 3 Wild Hunt comes out. For many people, this is going to be their first time playing The Witcher series. (a shame, given the first two games are often $2-$5 on Steam and GoG often) Even its developer, CD Projekt RED, seemly acknowledges this by simply referring to the game as “The Witcher Wild Hunt” during promotions. Given that time is short, most new players will not have time to play the previous two games before the Wild Hunt returns on Tuesday. Lucky for you, Kirk Hamilton has put together one of Kotaku’s signature cheeky ass beginner’s guide for The Witcher series.
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Super Bunny Hop has a follow up to his Konami investigation from two weeks ago. Things only got worse, but in a twist, they only got worse for George, who also became a victim of Konami’s rage.
Years later, Chris Jericho is still trying to finish his damn list!