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Top Ten TV Tropes

I’ve heard it said that going to film school is a surefire way to kill your love of films. To some degree it’s true: when you sit down and analyze the oft-repeated patterns that constitute movies, its hard to see Shakes the Clown as the

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Trivial Psychic: Baja Fresh

Man, what a weird start to the day. Fig. 1: The Baja Fresh burrito, apparently my spirit animal. When Belinda alerted me about this random free burrito promotion on Facebook, I realized… I KNEW IT WAS GOING TO HAPPEN.

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Ron Weasley = Han Solo?

Everyone knows how Star Wars treated its Stars… it’s become textbook, the vicious cycle of epic movies. The lead character (Skywalker) sacrifices their career for the cause. One supporting character (Leia) goes on to do other small parts, but never again rises to fame. And

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The King of Pop

With a site named PopTen, I think we each need to pitch in to remember the megacy* of Michael Jackson. He is, undoubtedly, one of the architects of this media whale whose belly we blog from… he helped conceive it, he fed it everything he

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Requiem for the A Button

At E3 2009, Microsoft unleashed a demon. A week has gone by, and for people like me (gamers) the words Project Natal already mean something. If they don’t mean something to you (or if you missed Vic’s earlier post), let me try to sum it

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The Future of Non-Interactivity

So I’ve been stuck in a 5X5 cubicle for the last few months, working on a game for my thesis. The hours have been long, the lighting dim, the PopTen posts infrequent at best. But I have come back bearing gifts, in the form of

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Tube Your Own Adventure

So I’ve held onto this for a few days, because combined with Vic’s earlier post it formed the worst two-for-one special of all time. But I can contain myself no longer. Choose your destiny:

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Royksopp Invades Earth

Happy Up Here from R√∂yksopp on Vimeo. I don’t usually post music (there are other, wiser PopTenners manning that department) but this falls into my area of expertise. Give it ’til the one minute mark to see why.

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Top Ten Five Second Films

Sometimes, YouTube is too longwinded. Sometimes, you just need a video to slam you into the wall and drive away before you can see the license plate. Behold and rejoice in the occasional genius of five second films. You may love it, you may hate