๐Ÿ“ป "The Broadway Melody of 1936" (1935) 

Okay, repeating a song from the start to give us a full performance of it, fine, but you're on thin fucking ice, "The Broadway Melody of 1936" (1935).

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๐Ÿ“ป "The Broadway Melody of 1936" (1935) 

You know, Kurt has a point, a lotta these are obscure to begin with, but this one is so far removed from the public consciousness that I might as well be making it up.

Good tracking shot in this office scene, the snoring expert cracks me up, terrific alien invasion scene, I didn't think you could do this under the Hays Code, wow, look at that dancing.

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๐Ÿ“ป "The Broadway Melody of 1936" (1935) 

@kurt Hollywood, Broadway, it's lies all the way down!

@kurt Yeah, this is one of those where the only reason you'll ever watch it is if you're doing the Best Picture thing. Weird to think I'll never meet another person who's seen this.

๐Ÿ“ป "The Broadway Melody of 1936" (1935) 

aha

a second song

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๐Ÿ“ป "The Broadway Melody of 1936" (1935) 

oh this radio news editor is the same kind of Loud News Man J Jonah Jameson is

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* It's not a direct sequel, it's the same idea of, it's a musical about people who make music, just a few years later.
* There's two more but they got nominated for jack squat.

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#106, 1935 Best Picture nominee "The Broadway Melody of 1936" which for fuck's sake better not do the thing the 1929 one did with just having the one song over and over.

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on having closed twitter this morning 

Turns out having the website often called "the hellsite" open all day may make me a touch less than ideally productive and be bad for my mental health in a couple ways.

Turns out, turns out, turns out.

not gonna be on masto during office hours today, see you all at five

how Americans talk about politics 

@kurt Mobile Suit Gundam: Election Day Polka isn't even the weirdest one.

re: how Americans talk about politics 

@LilFluff The Other Side are willing to compromise on how frequently it ignites, but it's key to them that the dumpster does occasionally spontaneously light aflame.

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how Americans talk about politics 

@ak Mail-in voting is only available to expats and the over-70s here. (We did have two extra days to do it this year, but still.)

how Americans talk about politics 

@ak Before last month I'd only ever voted in the community centre in my home town -- nice old people who take their job very seriously -- and this year it was in a party tent in a parking lot -- bored young people who know damn well what the rules are -- so it's always been a pleasant experience.

(I do always vote as early in the morning as I can, which helps.)

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