doctorow — 2014-06-27T01:00:20-04:00 — #1
brainspore — 2014-06-27T01:32:36-04:00 — #2
I was always advised that you don't tug on Superman's cape.
fuzzyfungus — 2014-06-27T01:43:52-04:00 — #3
So, your resume says 'visual effects and postproduction ninja'. Is 'ninja' one of those insufferable fads like 'guru' that abhuman self-promoters are using these days?
No, sir, I'm literally trained in the subtle arts of visual effects concealment and the subtlest misdirection. In fact, I can hide even in plain sight by bringing harmony between my chroma-qi and the subcarrier phase.
heckblazer — 2014-06-27T03:06:45-04:00 — #4
As it happens, the stereotypical ninja outfit probably comes from the traditional clothing of Japanese stagehands. By convention they're treated as invisible while on stage, so when you need a ninja to strike out of nowhere there's no better way to show that than to have the 'invisible' stagehand whip out a sword and attack the hero.
entity447b — 2014-06-27T03:48:35-04:00 — #5
Wow, that's really how they did Superman's fluttering cape? Sometimes truth is more stupid-looking than I could possibly imagine
boundegar — 2014-06-27T06:36:03-04:00 — #6
O hell yes! Where do I apply for this job? My lycra fetish and my hair fetish will at last be put to good use! And mommy said I would never amount to anything...
nell_anvoid — 2014-06-27T08:30:42-04:00 — #7
So this is how Whitey Bulger paid the bills when he was hiding out in Santa Monica. The perfect cover...literally.
fang — 2014-06-27T08:33:03-04:00 — #8
I hope their official job title is 'midichlorian'.
some_guy — 2014-06-27T08:37:16-04:00 — #9
Now if only the Blue Man Group would fade into the background.
steampunkbanana — 2014-06-27T09:50:51-04:00 — #10
I'm sorry, what happened to fans again?
chgoliz — 2014-06-27T10:00:01-04:00 — #11
OT, but wow, how culturally tone-deaf. Don't celebrities have people to clue them in to local customs and expectations when they travel?
giantrobotpilot — 2014-06-27T10:01:31-04:00 — #12
So now, instead of ignoring shampoo commercials like always, I'm going to be scrutinizing them for signs of invisible background hair flippers like some conspiracy nut. Thanks Obama!
jerwin — 2014-06-27T10:19:38-04:00 — #13
mister44 — 2014-06-27T10:45:32-04:00 — #14
Damn I love that song. And Bad Leroy Brown.
vonbobo — 2014-06-27T11:21:28-04:00 — #15
I just realized how annoyed I would be to have a fluttering cape tied to my neck while I fly around.
lightningrose — 2014-06-27T12:24:10-04:00 — #16
According to the super hero costume designer in "The Incredibles", capes are a very bad idea.
gothicgeek66 — 2014-06-27T12:26:57-04:00 — #17
So it's an invisible puppeteer?
clamb — 2014-06-27T12:38:23-04:00 — #18
The term "fluffer" also refers to a completely different functionary in film production as well. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fluffer
glenblank — 2014-06-27T12:44:48-04:00 — #19
Yeah, I'd go with 'puppeteer' on my resumé, given that 'fluffer' is already a Term of Art in certain branches of the film industry, which refers to a... somewhat different on-set job - which has been largely outmoded by modern pharmaceutical technology.
Now, the old-school 'fluffer' is, I suppose, a sort of an unseen special-effects technician =:-) , but it's not the sort of thing most people would want listed in their IMDB credits.
chgoliz — 2014-06-27T13:31:21-04:00 — #20
That would be the same song.
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