If you’re looking for a laugh amidst pre-Oscar fatigue (or just because), I direct you to
a gallery of doctored movie posters over at The Shiznit.

'The Help' poster, its title changed to read 'White People Solve Racism', with tagline 'You're welcome, black people' and watermark 'The Shiznit' in the corner

Ali Gray has reworked posters for the annual glut of prestige films to give them titles and taglines bluntly reflective of what the viewing public and/or the promoters think about them.

Next up is a clip from last Monday’s episode of The Daily Show in which Jon
Stewart, the Most Trusted Man in America among 18-to-49-Year-Olds Who Actually Keep Up with Current Events, continues to stick it to all three branches of government and the fourth estate largely by simply showing them doing what they do; his subject here is the instant coverage of Whitney Houston’s death on CNN. In related news, Stewart visited David Letterman for a solid segment on Wednesday’s episode of The Late Show. [bad links]

While that’s all for today, I have a bunch of posts on deck that include more distractions from (or perhaps contributions to) pre-Oscar fatigue and a recommendation for a movie that’s about as far from anything nominated this year as you can get.

Related: Pre-Oscars Post In Translation Not Necessarily Not the News


  1. They don't always spark much in the way of comments, but I really appreciate this series of posts. There's always at least one or two fun things to check out that I completely missed.


  2. Good to hear! I'll keep 'em up for as long as I can. And I know that it can be hard to find the time to comment as well as a hook to hang a comment on.

  3. I love those posters. That's exactly the kind of thing that I wish to hell I had time to do.