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BoJack Horseman: Surprise!  Season 6, Ep 4

Todd organizes a surprise wedding for Pickles and Mr. Peanutbutter, but the party quickly goes off the rails when Mr. Peanutbutter makes a confession. "What's with all this mid-century furniture so close to the ground?" "No one had to hide in the '50s?"
posted by filthy light thief on Oct 30, 2019 - 3 comments

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Draining the Swamp  Season 5, Ep 29

This week (yes, a timely LWT post!):
  • The Republicans lose the US House of Representatives, an act which Trump actually said was "close to a complete victory" for him. Also, businessman Danny Darkanian loses his sixth straight election in Nevada, annoying his wife greatly. And three states voted to expand Medicaid, Flordia voted to restore voting rights to felons, and Utah voted to legalize medical marihuana.
  • Update in Stupid Watergate: Trump fires Jeff Sessions and replaces him, as acting head of the Justice Department, with Matthew Whitaker, a man known for many stupid things, foremost among them serving as an advisor to a company that had to pay out a $25M judgement for scamming inventors.
  • And Now: Steve Bannon's Election Night Coverage Went Just Great
  • Main Story: Donald Trump (again), and his campaign promise to "drain the swamp." A noble sentiment, but, predictably, absolutely the opposite of what he's doing. Here's the piece on YouTube.
  • And Now: Monday Night Football's Graphics Are Officially Out Of Hand
  • Finally, an epidemic of unnotified promotion of products by influencers on social media has been going on, including DJ Khaled hawking alcohol to millions of followers. To help illustrate, LWT reveals something they've been doing (not been getting paid for it, but doing it anyway) concerning Scientology....
[more inside]
posted by JHarris on Nov 12, 2018 - 5 comments

Movie: Searching

After his 16-year-old daughter goes missing, a desperate father breaks into her laptop to look for clues to find her. A thriller that unfolds entirely on computer screens. [more inside]
posted by DevilsAdvocate on Sep 3, 2018 - 12 comments

Atlanta: North of the Border  Season 2, Ep 9

We might have to make that move tonight. I heard there's a pajama party and Paper Boi is gonna be there. [Official synopsis] [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Apr 27, 2018 - 6 comments

Movie: The Circle

After landing a dream job at a powerful tech company called The Circle, a woman wrestles with whether the firm's 24/7/365 connectivity agenda represents a brave new world in which "Knowing is good, but knowing everything is better" or a horrifying breach of individual autonomy and privacy.
posted by carmicha on May 3, 2017 - 5 comments

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: 2016 Election Result  Season 3, Ep 30

This week (11/13):
  • The only story is the outcome of the 2016 Election and the selecting of Donald Trump as the next US President. The full consequences of this are detailed, and his staff picks are discussed, and also offered is a look into how this happened: the prevailing use of social media to isolate people into echo chambers and feed them disinformation. A list of many organizations you can donate to and volunteer for is offered. It ends with a hearty FUCK YOU to the year 2016.
The entire episode is on YouTube (29m). This is the last episode of 2016, and the end of the third season of Last Week Tonight. [more inside]
posted by JHarris on Nov 14, 2016 - 12 comments

Black Mirror: Hated In The Nation  Season 3, Ep 6

Detective Karin Parke investigates a series of strange deaths that seem to be linked to social media. And there are also android bees.
posted by EmpressCallipygos on Oct 27, 2016 - 30 comments

Steven Universe: Too Short To Ride  Season 3, Ep 9

Steven and Amethyst take Peridot to Funland!
posted by Small Dollar on Jul 20, 2016 - 15 comments

FanFare Twitter Account?

Other sections of MetaFilter have their own official Twitter Accounts - shouldn't FanFare have its own, too? [more inside]
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome on May 24, 2015 - 4 comments

Podcast: Reply All: #14 The Art of Making and Fixing Mistakes

A social media mistake for the record books, and a quiet saint of Wikipedia.
posted by radioamy on Feb 25, 2015 - 7 comments

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Prescription drug marketing to doctors, the thin skin of Rafael Correa  Season 2, Ep 1

This week: US Congressman Aaron Schock redecorates his office with a Downton Abbey theme. Argentina President Cristina Fernández catches flack for affecting a stereotypical Chinese accent on Twitter. Radio Shack files for bankruptcy and Last Week Tonight prepared a farewell message (YouTube, 3m), on their behalf. The main story: "Prescription drugs. The only ovals that can bring people in the Seattle area joy anymore." Marketing to doctors. (YouTube, 17m) And Equador president Rafael Correa calls out social media users who insult him on national television. John Oliver, in a helpful gesture to help Correa thicken his skin, provides his official Twitter handle, @MashiRafael, so internet users can directly insult him. That's right everybody: Last Week Tonight is back.
posted by JHarris on Feb 10, 2015 - 11 comments

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Student loan debt  Season 1, Ep 16

This week: A secret of ISIS's success may be their use of social media. Libyans hold a pool party. 60 Minutes anchors prompt echoing responses from interviewees. A long piece of student loan debt, with an emphasis on the excesses of for-profit schools. (16m) And the Russian space sex geckos have died. (6m) A Great Big World is on hand to play them off.
posted by JHarris on Sep 8, 2014 - 5 comments

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