doctorow at June 27th, 2014 01:00 — #1
brainspore at June 27th, 2014 01:32 — #2
I was always advised that you don't tug on Superman's cape.
fuzzyfungus at June 27th, 2014 01:43 — #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 at June 27th, 2014 03:06 — #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 at June 27th, 2014 03:48 — #5
Wow, that's really how they did Superman's fluttering cape? Sometimes truth is more stupid-looking than I could possibly imagine
boundegar at June 27th, 2014 06:36 — #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 at June 27th, 2014 08:30 — #7
So this is how Whitey Bulger paid the bills when he was hiding out in Santa Monica. The perfect cover...literally.
fang at June 27th, 2014 08:33 — #8
I hope their official job title is 'midichlorian'.
some_guy at June 27th, 2014 08:37 — #9
Now if only the Blue Man Group would fade into the background.
steampunkbanana at June 27th, 2014 09:50 — #10
I'm sorry, what happened to fans again?
chgoliz at June 27th, 2014 10:00 — #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 at June 27th, 2014 10:01 — #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 at June 27th, 2014 10:19 — #13
mister44 at June 27th, 2014 10:45 — #14
Damn I love that song. And Bad Leroy Brown.
vonbobo at June 27th, 2014 11:21 — #15
I just realized how annoyed I would be to have a fluttering cape tied to my neck while I fly around.
lightningrose at June 27th, 2014 12:24 — #16
According to the super hero costume designer in "The Incredibles", capes are a very bad idea.
gothicgeek66 at June 27th, 2014 12:26 — #17
So it's an invisible puppeteer?
clamb at June 27th, 2014 12:38 — #18
The term "fluffer" also refers to a completely different functionary in film production as well. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fluffer
glenblank at June 27th, 2014 12:44 — #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 at June 27th, 2014 13:31 — #20
That would be the same song.
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