Afternoon Snack

The storms ravaging the state of Texas haven’t blown POMEmag away, fortunately, so we’re enjoying a lovely Monday afternoon full of blue skies and bird songs while we wait for our insane bill for wastewater disposal to come in. Everybody, even our municipal dumpsters, are relieved about the return of beautiful late-spring weather. POMEmag is your headquarters for ALL MAD MAX: FURY ROAD, ALL THE TIME right now, so here are some links to extend your hype for that glorious film.

 


 

FURY ROAD FEST 2015

 

If you’re still on the fence about whether or not you should even see Fury Road, this introductory review will give you a nice push.

 

The Ecofeminism of Mad Max: Fury Road

 

That Feminist Mad Max meme that’s probably all over your Facebook wall right now

 

After watching him shut down a(n accidentally?) condescendingly sexist interview question, we want to give our leading man a Tom Hearty-Round-of-Applause.

 

Y’all are probably all going to cosplay Mad Max characters for Halloween and that’s OK. This guide will help you avoid people asking if you’re dressed as a pirate or a sexy mummy.

 

THE ACTRESSES PLAYING THE VUVALINI DID THEIR OWN STUNTS. THE ACTRESSES PLAYING THE VUVALINI DID THEIR OWN STUNTS. THE ACTRESSES PLAYING THE VUVALINI DID THEIR OWN STUNTS.

 

Every single car in Fury Road.

 

Every single motorcycle in Fury Road.

 

If the reviews are right, your cakes will arrive at Valhalla, shiny and chrome. 

 


 

We realize that maybe a couple of interesting things other than Mad Max: Fury Road have happened in the last few weeks, so here are a few more things to read and enjoy:

 

Addy Walker, American Girl

In 1864, a nine-year-old slave girl was punished for daydreaming. Distracted by rumors that her brother and father would be sold, she failed to remove worms from the tobacco leaves she was picking. The overseer didn’t whip her. Instead, he pried her mouth open, stuffed a worm inside, and forced her to eat it.

This girl is not real. Her name is Addy Walker; she is an American Girl doll, one of eight historical dolls produced by the Pleasant Company who arrive with dresses, accessories, and a series of books about their lives. Of all the harrowing scenes I’ve encountered in slave narratives, I remember this scene from Meet Addy, her origin story, most vividly.

 


 

Hey nerds! These academic articles about comics are free to read until the end of August.

 


 

Waste your afternoon with these GIFs + Sound Mashups (courtesy of Justin)

 


 

OK so I normally don’t go in for this sort of thing, but I would be so thrilled if this Taylor Swift music video got turned into a real action movie, if only for this:

 

bad blood

 

Olivia Benson ilu

 


 

Mark Ruffalo, king of our hearts:

My response to the ‘I am not a feminist’ internet phenomenon….

First of all, it’s clear you don’t know what feminism is. But I’m not going to explain it to you. You can google it. To quote an old friend, ‘I’m not the feminist babysitter.’ But here is what I think you should know.

Ruffalo then says all the stuff you want to say to your brother’s annoying friends on FB when they play devil’s advocate to you, gloriously and perfectly.

And in conclusion:

In short, kiss my ass, you ignorant little jerks.

ruffalo blingee

 


 

What are you guys reading / watching / thinking about this week? Drop us some stuff for our reading list in the comments.

 

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