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the rise of the geeks continues…

Item: Tim Burton will head up the jury at Cannes this coming May. Burton, quoted at Empire, notes that:

After spending my early life watching triple features and 48-hour horror movie marathons, I’m finally ready for this.

Item: The Museum of Modern Art’s retrospective on the art and film of Tim Burton continues through April.

This is funny because: Holy crap, a guy who makes monster movies will be judging the best of world cinema. In France — you know, where they’re all snooty and artsy and have universal health care and fancy cheese. But wait, it’s all cool, because the hoity-toity New York art types have already given him the Real Art stamp of approval.


This has been your OMG Thought for the Day.

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