Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Hey Dave

I got out of work early, came home, turned on the television, and Dave Wannstedt wished me a happy New Year. What a funny day.

Happy New Year!

In Italy, Spain, and Turkey (and presumably other countries), wearing red underwear on New Year's Eve is a way to bring good luck for the upcoming year; yellow undies bring money.

Choose your color and Happy New Year!

Monday, December 29, 2008

Garfield Minus Garfield

Garfield Minus Garfield is a collection of Garfield comics in which the title character has been erased, leaving behind the obsessive ball of pathos that is John Arbuckle.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

"It did not matter that it was the last of her money, that now she would have to walk home, and alone. The pilings of snow were like the white waves of a white sea, and she rode upon them, carried by winds and tides of the moon. I do not know what I want, and perhaps I shall never know, but my only wish from every star will always be another star; and truly I am not afraid, she thought. Two boys came out of a bar and stared at her; in some park some long time ago she'd seen two boys and they might be the same. Truly I am not afraid, she thought, hearing their snowy footsteps following her; and anyway, there was nothing left to steal."
Final paragraph from Truman Capote's short story, 'Master Misery' (about an old man who pays for people's dreams).

What are you reading? Post an excerpt!

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

from Holbein the Younger

Four simultaneous occurrences of The Body of the Dead Christ in the Tomb by Hans Holbein the Younger.

3 things to like (in theory)

1. women
2. tea
3. democracy

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

In the news

I thought there was no way that America's First Face Transplant Performed in Cleveland could be toppled from it's place as the-best-headline-I-saw-on-google-news-today until I saw Mickey Rourke in 'The Wrestler' will stomp on your heart.

Actually reading these articles only leads to disappointment. Go with your first impression and just make something up. My version of the first story is loosely based on the middle half hour of Face/Off with elements of feel good urban dancestravaganzas like Honey and Save the Last Dance thrown in. Added twist, the hotheaded dancer with a new face is mentored by a grizzled Cleveland Indians veteran played by Tom Berenger.

The Mickey Rourke story quite simply involves Mickey Rourke actually stomping on someone's heart.


Clockwise from top left: Fate, Forgiveness, Subjectivity, the Ocean.

Friday, December 12, 2008

Know Your Disco

Meet Giorgio Moroder.
He's looking for limits with his special kind of imagination as he creates musical magic from thin air.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Political Progress

Well, my telephone rang it would not stop,
It's President Kennedy callin' me up.
He said, "My friend, Bob, what do we need to make the country grow?"
I said, "My friend, John, Brigitte Bardot,
Anita Ekberg,
Sophia Loren."
Country'll grow.

Shitty Movie Alert

Delgo (PG)

Story: A teenager's forbidden friendship with an enemy princess sets the stage for an exiled ruler to stake her claim on the throne of a mystical land.
Actors: Freddie Prinze, Chris Kattan, Jennifer Hewitt, Anne Bancroft
Crew: Director Marc Adler; Director Jason Maurer; Writer Marc Adler; Writer Scott Biear
Run time: 1:30
Genre: Romance, Adventure, Fantasy, Comedy

I know nothing about this movie outside of the above listing on Normally I would dismiss this as probably just mediocre but the inclusion of Anne Bancroft satisfies the "every truly terrible movie must include one solid actor to emphasize just how terrible it is" rule.

Fair warning.

Milk Mustache

James Franco tells a great story about a fake penis.

If I threw a party, I would invite James Franco to come and tell stories like this one.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

A Word to the Wise

Nine-year-old Alec Greven gives his advice on dating from his book "How to Talk to Girls."