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Snakes on a backlash.

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"Enough is enough."
The fact that "Snakes on a Plane" was apparently heavily informed in tone (as outlined by Jacqueline Trescott in the Washington Post) by the websites (e.g. Snakes on a Blog, whose author, 26-year-old law student Brian Finkelstein, has managed to get quoted in damn near every paper in the country) that early on seized upon the film’s ever-so-literal working title as the source of endless hilarity could start such a disturbing trend that we don’t ever want to think on it.

Actually, we had some lengthy "humor" bits we were going to include here, but fuck it, this post is really just an excuse to link to Marc Keinath and Kyle Nuske‘s "Possible ‘Surprise’ Endings to the New Samuel L. Jackson Film ‘Snakes on a Plane’" in McSweeney’s:

Scenario Two

After single-handedly killing all snakes on board and landing the plane, Jackson steps onto the tarmac and removes his trench coat only to reveal that he is, in fact, made entirely out of snakes.


In the Toronto Star, Peter Howell starts in on the impossibly expectations that have been built up for what is, after all, just the simple, straightforward tale of an airborne Sam Jackson wrestling with masses of deadly serpents.

"Snakes on a Plane" has become such a talking point on the Internet, it feels as if the movie has already come, gone and left the T-shirt. The Internet Movie Database this week polled users as to what they’d like to call a SoaP sequel, and more than 14,000 of them had an answer, an indication of how much public awareness the movie has already generated.

The top choice was the boring "Snakes on a Train," just ahead of "Planes on a Snake," but other suggestions included "Snakes on a Plane: The Fellowship of the Snakes" and "Snakes on a Plane Reloaded."

+ An Unfinished Flick’s Online Fang Club (Washington Post)
+ Is hype hiss of death for Snakes? (Toronto Star)

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The Best Of The Last

Portlandia Goes Out With A Bang

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The end is near. In mere days Portlandia wraps up its final season, and oh what a season it’s been. Lucky for you, you can watch the entire season right now right here and on the IFC app, including this free episode courtesy of Subaru.

But now, let’s take a moment to look back at some of the new classics Fred and Carrie have so thoughtfully bestowed upon us. (We’ll be looking back through tear-blurred eyes, but you do you.)

Couples Dinner

It’s not that being single sucks, it’s that you suck if you’re single.

Cancel it!

A sketch for anyone who has cancelled more appointments than they’ve kept. Which is everyone.

Forgotten America

This one’s a “Serial” killer…everything both right and wrong about true crime podcasts.

Wedding Planners

The only bad wedding is a boring wedding.

Disaster Hut

It’s only the end of the world if your doomsday kit doesn’t include rosé.

Catch up on Portlandia’s final episodes on demand and at

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Your Portlandia Personality Test

The New Portlandia Webseries Is Going Your Way

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Carrie and Fred understand that although we have so much in common, we’re each so beautifully unique and different. To help us navigate those differences, Portlandia has found an easy and honest way to embrace our special selves in the form of a progressive new traffic system: a specific lane for every kind of driver. It’s all in honor of the show’s 8th and final season, and it’s all presented by Subaru.

Ready to find out who you really are? Match your personality to a lane and hop on the expressway to self-understanding.

Lane 10: Trucks Piled With Junk

Your junk is falling out of your trunk. Shake a tail light, people — this lane is for you.

Lane 33: Twins

You’re like a Gemini, but waaaay more pedestrian. Maybe you and a friend just wear the same outfits a lot. Who cares, it’s just twinning enough to make you feel special.

Lane 27: Broken Windows

Bad luck follows you around and everyone knows it. Your proverbial seat is always damp from proverbial rain. Is this the universe telling you to swallow your pride? Yes.

Lane 69: Filthy Cars

You’re all about convenience. Getting your car washed while you drive is a no-brainer.

Lane 43: Newly Divorced Singles

It’s been a while since you’ve driven alone, and you don’t know the rules of the road anymore. What’s too fast? What’s too slow? Are you sending the right signals? Don’t worry, the breakdown lane is nearby if you need it.

Still can’t find a lane to match your personality? Check out all the videos here. And see the final season of Portlandia this spring on IFC.

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Last-Minute Holiday Gift Guide

Hits from the '80s are on repeat all Christmas Eve and Day on IFC.

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