Last Week’s Hot Links, With Laremy

Note: Hi, I’m Laremy, welcome to my old column. Rhetorical question: What will this column be? A collection of links you can read, along with really solid commentary. Most will be movie related, but some will just be good ol’ frisky fun, because we can’t read about movies all the time. Now, I’m not saying this column will change the world, but it will definitely rock it to its core. Let’s get in there!

Four Columbia House insiders explain the shady math behind ‘8 CDs for a penny’ – From The Onion A.V. Club

I can’t be the only one who looked at this deal back in the day and thought, “8 friggin’ compact discs! For a penny? Are they fools?” The first disc I ordered, my first CD ever, was the Dances with Wolves Soundtrack. Even back then I knew how to party. Women swooned.

Best quote from the article:

It was an amazing combination of “We are ripping you off like no one has ever ripped anyone off as a per-unit basis,” but “We are also building a time bomb that’s going to flatten us forever.”

The above article is mostly a conversation about The Target Shoots First, a documentary about working at Columbia House. If you factor in that hour of entertainment, then you’ve now gotten an hour of entertainment from this article. Result!

Interview With A Former Porn Addict Who Is Also My Ex-Boyfriend – From The Hairpin

While we’ve got the documentary train rolling, here’s the story of Run Run It’s Him, perhaps the worst possible marketing name for a film about porn addiction. I’d have gone with The Porn Identity.

Best quote from the article:

I’ll never forget the time I walked into a store, and this teenager was in there, and he was trying to decide on which fake vagina to buy, and he wanted to know why one of the fake vaginas was 10 dollars more than the other one. And the clerk was like, “I just work here because I can’t get a better job. I’m not here because they looked at my resume and said, Wow, you really know your stuff.”

There’s an intellectual conversation around porn to be had, but this isn’t the place nor time to have it, though the comment section probably is. Basically, I’m not here because they looked at my resume and said, “Wow, you really know your stuff.”

The ‘Ferris Bueller Fight Club’ theory and other fan conspiracies are sending people on Reddit into a tailspin – from Business Insider

A compilation of the top wackadoo Reddit threads re: movie conspiracy theories.

Best quote from the article:

“I’m a big fan of the theory that Kevin from Home Alone grows up to be Jigsaw.”

I’m not a big fan of that. In general, these sorts of theories seem like more wank-off fests than truly interesting thoughts – with the exception being that Pixar one where it’s all the same universe. That thing blew my mind, at least until Brave came out.

Poll: Would You Have Sex With This Talking Sex Robot? – From Adequate Man

Another documentary! Talk about value for your click dollar! I should tell you the “poll” on this is bogus because the robot is as creepy as Vince’s mom. It actually links IRL to a “NY Times” story that has a video series called Robotica and that’s where you learn more about robo-sex. You perv.