Most movie dorks are doubtless quite familiar with The Criterion Collection, “a continuing series of important classic and contemporary films” released in tremendously handsome, display-ready packaging.
Now, design dorks are paying homage to this prestige brand and some of their favorite movies over at Fake Criterions, a Tumblr blog that showcases user-created Criterion covers. Some of the featured films (Margaret, say) could conceivably be actual Criterion releases some day while others (“Four Episodes of Cheers“) don’t stand a chance—which is what makes the whole thing a lot of fun.
The blog is updated sporadically, but there have been a number of great new posts this month, making it the perfect time to check it out. I’ve rounded up some of my favorite theoretical Criterion editions below, but you can see the full archive over at fakecriterions.tumblr.com.
Some people like to travel by train because it combines the slowness of a car with the cramped public exposure of an airplane.
I think my pilot was a little inexperienced. We were sitting on the runway, and he said, “OK, folks, we’re gonna be taking off in a just few—whoa! Here we go.”
“I can’t wait until your vacation is over.” —Everyone following you on Instagram
A man knocked on my door and asked for a donation toward the local swimming pool. So I gave him a glass of water.
Comedian Greg Davies
Just found the worst page in the entire dictionary. What I saw was disgraceful, disgusting, dishonest, and disingenuous.
Client: We need you to log in to the YouTube and make all our company videos viral.
My cat just walked up to the paper shredder and said, “Teach me everything you know.”
“Just because you can’t dance doesn’t mean you shouldn’t dance.” —Alcohol
@yoyoha (Josh Hara)
My parents didn’t want to move to Florida, but they turned 60 and that’s the law.
Q: What do you call an Amish guy with his hand in a horse’s mouth?
A: A mechanic.