It was a simpler time, back in October 2001. The nation couldn’t have possibly predicted what was soon to creep up on them with almost no warning whatsoever. When Waking Life, the rotoscoping philosophical masterpiece by Richard Linklater was released to limited audiences, minds were blown. The animation style of rotoscoping—drawing the animation cells over existing… Continue reading Amazon’s ‘Undone’ is a visual masterpiece
On September 12, 2019 it was announced that Pennsylvania native Shane Gillis would be joining the 45th season of NBC's Saturday Night Live. The long-running sketch comedy series has seen far better days and is teetering around an all-time-low in ratings and popularity. All the while, Shane Gillis--a writer, comedian and actor in his early… Continue reading The Deleterious Dilemma of Shane Gillis
It's been almost 23 years since we last cheered on the District Five, Junior Goodwill Team USA, Eden Hall Mighty Ducks and the country is worse off for it. In 1992, The Mighty Ducks kicked off a string of Disney children's sports films--which were all basically rip-offs of The Bad News Bears--which almost never happened. When NHL… Continue reading Disney Pre-9/11 Video Vault: The Mighty Ducks Franchise
Every time a seemingly random act of violence occurs, our brains rely on social and cultural clues to bring some sense of reason to what is potentially unreasonable. Our brains, however, have another natural response to contradicting stimuli or irrational behavior; and that's called "cognitive dissonance." Cognitive dissonance occurs when one is aware that something… Continue reading Maybe our relationship with video games isn’t so simple
At long last, Sailor Twift MAGAzine is back...and just in time for Mid-Summer Madness! Our first cover-story is Lorne Mugawnagoats' exciting new therapeutic and religious exercise: Spiritworkers Angel-Light Healing. She and her mysterious student (prisoner?) treat you to intricate and fascinating demonstrations and explanations of the amazing healing power of metaphysical angel-light. https://youtu.be/b3oveTTKyV0 Everybody is raving about Little Breakfast Boy--a middle-aged manchild… Continue reading Sailor Twift MAGAzine: July Issue 2019
https://youtu.be/BE7UeM8nI5A Two short films written and directed by Tom Cassidy Co-Directed, Produced, and Edited by Alex Gross
Just like any other organic underground counter-culture, we seem to forget that the media--not to mention the social media platform itself--are fully aware of the existence of these things and how they can manipulate them to their advantage.