It came to my attention last night, by way of site reader Seth, that my Marshmallow film: “How To Make Marshmallows In Reverse!” has a serious flaw. The film, as most of you know, plays backwards: beginning with the eating of marshmallows and ending with the preparing of the pan. Well, that is until at the very end you see me holding up a reassembled torn-up piece of paper that says: “THE END.” That’s where Seth (and other readers, perhaps) have a problem: if the film is told backwards, this should be the beginning! “The End” should come at the start!
I shall now publicly acknowledge that this is indeed an oversight. For those of you who were troubled by this inconsistency, I apologize. If it’s any consolation, at the end of “Memento” they play the credits. Think about it.
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Thank you for clarifying the marshmallow issue. As long as we are discussing what inconsistencies we find troubling, I wanted to point out the one that troubles me. I think your masthead is lovely, save for one thing I think is missing: The loop in the letter “G” that goes below the horizontal black line should be filled in with green, to match how the green is handled for the other 2 letters that swoop below the line. I concede that a loop is different from a swoop and could justifiably be handled differently, but I think I would fill it in. You know, just the way you’d fill it in if you were bored in class and started filling in all the openings in the letters in your already illegible never-to-be-looked-at-again notes.
Just a thought.
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