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Sometimes I wonder if artists aren’t creating for me specifically. When I am exposed to things like the trailer to Zack Snyder’s (300, Watchmen), I feel like I have my confirmation. Hit the jump to see the trailer and my effusive gushing.

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People watch Michael Gondry films for his unique brand of filmmaking. His work – characterized by surrealism, fantastical imagery, meticulous attention to detail, and explorations of memory and relationships – has cemented his position as one of the handful of living auteurs. However, his latest film, next year’s Green Hornet, looks to fly in the face of Gondry’s unique style. Check out the trailer and my first impressions after the jump.

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You guys, I frigging love t-shirts. And popsicles, but that’s wholly beside the point. Almost all of the tees I have come from awesome places on the internet like Shirt.Woot, TeeFury, and J!NX, all of which feature pretty reasonably priced merchandise. Unfortunately, most of the coolest shirts on the internet are created by independent designers, guys who pay for the material and the screen printing and the advertising and the shipping out-of-pocket. This tends to push the prices of their excellent product out of my price range, leaving me to salivate and dream about rocking such cool threads and turning lots of heads. So here are five tees that I absolutely love but can’t afford.

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I’m swiping the Swipe File column idea from Rich Johnston’s site Bleeding Cool, as well as his excellent disclaimer.

Anyone else think Jaden Smith’s character from The Karate Kid remake looks a bit like Riley Freeman from TV’s “The Boondocks”? Hit the jump to see a side-by-side comparison.

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Mortal Kombat is a franchise that’s been in a losing fight to stay relevant for years. After it shook up parents and moral guardians across the country in the early ’90s with its over-the-top violence and gory fatalities, the series began to lose its relevance after a string of mediocre-to-bad games and two horrible movies.

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Always be prepared.

I went to my cousin’s graduation party with my parents and sister today. It was a 3 hour drive each way, so I packed a rad Gabe Bag. As usual I over-prepared and ended up just reading the whole way down and sleeping the whole way back. Thrilling times.

Origin of the Gabe bag found here.

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The punk rock ethos is very near and dear to my heart. I’ve always been drawn to people with the DIY mentality, be they authors or musicians or artists or filmmakers. So when a friend shared an article with me about an emerging group of young Muslim and Hindu punk rock bands in America, I was immediately interested. The San Francisco Chronicle does a much better job reporting on the new scene than I could, so go read the article and then come back. Go ahead, I’ll wait.

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