Each year, the White House issues a video of Melania Trump wandering around it revealing the Christmas decorations. The decorations are beautiful, cold and slightly weird, and in combination with her lonely routine the result has the unsettling charmlessness of a Stanley Kubrick movie.
I added the Eyes Wide Shut theme in the embedded video here to highlight that suggestion; here Bobby Fingers takes a remarks on the semiotics of Melania's xmas.
Imagine that life for a second. It’s not prison—that’s an offensive comparison, and Melania has shown she’s unlikely to have any idea what that sort of misery is actually like. But it certainly isn’t the kind of freedom with which most of us are familiar, and it’s not a life we’d even want. It’s a life inside the margins, being watched but not worried about or cared for.
Here's 2017, 2018 and 2019, the originals:
In a video posted to the internet by Karlos Dillard, an allegedly road-raging woman is challenged by him in the street and melts down, shouting “I have a black husband!” But there’s a twist in the tale: Dillard’s thirst for viral fame, swiftly exposed by internet sleuths and casting his motives in a grim light. […]
LMFAOOOOOOOO I AM IN TEARS😭😭😭 pic.twitter.com/UWq0kaBIHT — Teflon Juan, M.S.Ed 🇰🇪 (@realjaycollins) May 16, 2020 In this footage, fear is the mind-killer.
This is a compilation of security- and dash-cam footage of auto accidents with one of the vehicles digitally removed, thereby becoming “invisible”. It is remarkably creepy and unsettling, like one of those science fiction blockbusters that starts with an ingenious and terrifying disaster/invasion/escape scene but then becomes normal and boring for the rest of the […]
With all due respect to our vegetarian friends, there might be nothing more intrinsically linked to the 4th of July holiday than a big ole cookout. Sure, fireworks and celebrating the birth of a constitutional republic are great too, but showing off your cooking prowess with a brilliantly seared, mouth-watering slab of grade-A American beef […]
We’re at the midway point of 2020. So…how’s the year going for you so far? Yeah…we can guess. But while there’s a lot about 2020 we can’t directly control, maybe a little retail therapy can help make you feel better. Sure, the 39 items we gathered together can absolutely bring a smile to your face. […]
When revved-up kids used to dribble a basketball through the kitchen or practice their footwork with a soccer ball in front of the television, exasperated parents would often just send ‘em outside to play. But these days, sending kids out might not be the best course of action. Despite all the changes, many budding young […]