I have four paintings to fill in my office that are blank and I was thinking about doing something with THE. The idea would be a stencil of Jeff Bridges in Lebowski with THE DUDE underneath. And then in the framed pic next to him, maybe Elvis as a stencil with THE KING underneath. And that's all I've got. And I'm not totally sold on either.
But I need some options.
What are some characters - real or fictional - who are known by their moniker with THE in it? Ideally two words. Including the THE.
posted by rileyray3000
on May 14, 2014 -
I'm 30 years old and I just saw Casablanca
for the first time. All of a sudden I understand why so many people joke about "always having Paris." And all of those references to gin joints. Can you recommend some other movies to me that are equally important for understanding American pop culture? [more inside]
posted by colfax
on Apr 28, 2013 -
I'm looking for examples of visual timelines in movies, video games, or fiction. Scenes where a span of time is represented metaphorically, preferably as a physical object, diagram, or action. A good example is this scene
from Me and You and Everyone We Know
in which two characters use a street as a visual metaphor for their potential relationship. [more inside]
posted by oulipian
on Nov 13, 2012 -
What is the story behind the pop-cultural trope of the "Japanese Houseboy?" [more inside]
posted by Miko
on Sep 22, 2012 -
I'm a child of the '80s, and I loved the '80s. However, I didn't develop a sense of good taste until about 1994, and as a result my pop-culture radar is completely jammed with crappy cartoons designed to sell toys, cereal commercials, and Ewoks. Can you recommend totally awesome
movies/TV shows/etc. that will satisfy my '80s nostalgia, but are good enough to watch today? [more inside]
posted by Metroid Baby
on Apr 3, 2008 -
Oceans Twelve. Am I an idiot or does this movie not make a lick of sense (spoilers inside--DON'T READ if you haven't seen the flick). [more inside]
posted by dobbs
on Dec 20, 2004 -