Peacast V: We Need To Talk About Shakespeare

by Wardog

We need to talk about Anonymous and We Need To Talk About Kevin
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Michal at 08:16 on 2011-12-11
RE: Shakespeare worship. Twice on CBC radio they brought on the dude who wrote How Shakespeare Changed Everything, wherein he (Stephen Marche) confidently asserted that Shakespeare has had more impact on the world than Jesus or anyone else ever. A more Anglocentric prat I have never heard.

(Aside: I find it hilarious that Marche's Wikipedia entry calls him "a Canadian author of sorts". Possibly because he really just wants to be English?)
Ibmiller at 11:09 on 2011-12-11
I confess...I only listened to the Shakespeare part. But it was hilarious and fun.

And I never, ever want to see Anonymous. Well, maybe for Elizabeth. But really, Jamie Campbell Bower is beyond annoying. And the clips on YouTube are incredibly...the thing beyond pretentious. And I am a pretentious person, so I think that's saying a lot :-)
Alasdair Czyrnyj at 15:28 on 2011-12-11
(Aside: I find it hilarious that Marche's Wikipedia entry calls him "a Canadian author of sorts". Possibly because he really just wants to be English?)

Wow, just like Conrad Black!
http://alula-auburn.livejournal.com/ at 10:14 on 2011-12-12
OMG, Anonymous was so bad. I had to go and review it for one of my classes, and in the middle of my notes is a big clump that says "WTF WTF WTF, wow Oxford is an asshole WTF."

And the last time I wanted to slap a supposedly brilliant, pouting blond as much as JCB-Oxford was probably Anakin Skywalker.

I felt like I could have rolled my eyes at some of the increasingly blatant nonsense if any of the characters has been remotely likeable or interesting. As it was, I'm normally pretty squeamish and I was ticked off they wouldn't even do Marlowe the courtesy of stabbing him properly in the eye.

(And the fact that Columbia is actually selling "educational materials" based on the film is pretty awful, if only because God knows American schools don't need any more "teach the controversy" blech.)
Arthur B at 12:40 on 2011-12-12
I don't understand the premise of Anonymous. Shakespeare lived hundreds of years before 4chan existed, there's no way Anonymous could have written his plays.
Ibmiller at 16:02 on 2011-12-12
But he totally could have got in on the Guy Fawkes plot and worn copies of the dude's face, right?
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