evening clickbait: how to summon Benedict Cumberbatch; 60 Minutes makes it clear they’re no longer in the journalism business; Shia LaBeouf, filmmaker, plagiarist

• This is awesome. “A Linguist Explains the Rules of Summoning Benedict Cumberbatch” [The Toast]

• Journalmalism! It’s a feature, not a bug. They’re not “screwing up” — the way things are is what they want. “Lara Logan Reportedly Returning to 60 Minutes Early Next Year” [Mediaite]

• Oh dear. Shia LaBeouf thinks online film critics make a living. “Shia LaBeouf Makes Fun of Movie Critics in His Short Film ‘HowardContour.com’” [Hollywood]

• This gets better. “Shia LaBeouf wanted to prove online film critics were terrible writers, so he plagiarized Daniel Clowes” [The Dissolve]

• Wait, there’s more *grabs popcorn* “Shia LaBeouf May Have Plagiarized His Apology for Plagiarism” [Wired]

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Tonio Kruger
Tonio Kruger
Wed, Dec 18, 2013 2:04am

So I take it you don’t summon Benedict Cumberbatch by facing a mirror and saying his name three times…

Thu, Dec 19, 2013 6:07pm

Shia LaBeouf doesn’t actually exist, he’s just pasted together from the most bankable bits of other actors?

Wed, Jan 08, 2014 12:25am

What makes it clear is that 60 Minutes will always be journalism, where as this web-site will always be puke.