tumblrthanthou: ‘I’ve been doing this for 15 years…Nobody has ever asked me until Obama started running. That’s my quote.’ -Method Man, VIBE
meghanagain: Anyway, Rachel Getting Married is a movie that cares, a lot, and it is the best wedding I’ve never been to. Someone should have done a fake Sunday Styles Weddings entry as part of the press for this movie. But Jonathan Demme probably spent his entire budget on licensing the Neil Young song and flying Robyn Hitchcock here just to sing a little. (Both very sound decisions, in case...
Is this how the most valuable piece of real estate in sports talk radio is gonna...– One caller’s expression of disapproval at Mike Francesca’s choice of Kim Jones as guest co-host two weeks ago. While I’m sort of on the topic. Related: I wonder if Craig Carton will make fun of Isiah Thomas Monday morning, given our society’s gendered opinions on the various...
ninety9: Oh, and since consumers are 70% of GDP, why are we bailing out companies? Wouldn’t it make more sense to give the $700 billion to us? We would pay off credit cards and buy plasma screens. So what if Goldman goes busto? The high end condo market is impressive to Curbed readers, but there’s still more economic activity in the aggregate in Xboxes and Mad Dog. Point of clarification:...
Whoa Whoa Whoa, Go Back One
kfan: fireland: “Soderbergh is a busy guy. His four-hour Che Guevara biopic is about to be released, he’s just finished a whistleblower comedy-drama called The Informant starring Matt Damon, he’s preparing to make a Liberace biopic starring Michael Douglas, and his next project, The Girlfriend Experience, will be released simultaneously in theaters, on DVD, and on the HDNet movie channel.”...
Electric Six “Flashy Man” (for dmx)
Mr. Elovich is more bothered by the indifferent voters on the block, the younger...– An Outpost in the Blue Sea of Brooklyn, from the “hey, I walk by this all the time” files. (via lindsayb) This is true, and drives me absolutely bonkers. (via barthel) You beat me to the reblog, Mike. 100% cosigned.
alexbalk: This is an ad about old people who love gambling and telling their wives to shut up. It is from Connecticut, but the down-home Connecticut, not the “billionaires who work on Wall Street” Connecticut. Glastonbury, to be specific! Choire takes a look at the best campaign commercials from this cycle. That’s actually an ad for the Washington State governor’s race, and three...
Indeed, their series “The Drops of the Gods” follows Shizuku as he learns about...– A Comic Book and a Bottle of Wine - NYTimes.com —I think I NEED to read this. NOW. (via douglaswolk) I can’t imagine that this series is any more accurate when it comes to wine than Monster is when it comes to medicine, but as I’m nearing the end of Monster I’m itching for a new...
If we’re talking modern J-horror the big name you haven’t mentioned is Kiyoshi Kurosawa. Have you seen Pulse, Charisma, or Cure? Lately he’s been repeating himself a bit (e.g. I would not recommend Retribution) but his earlier stuff is pretty great. As far as Onibaba and Kwaidan, they are sort of a world away from current J-horror, but in that vein you might like Ugetsu (though...
My Marvel Comics Comic Ideas Journal! →
perpetua: A peak into the moleskine of Chip Zdarsky. His ideas are mostly sexual in nature. (Via Comics Should Be Good) I love that it’s a notebook full of “X character fucks Y character” and then -Invisible Woman does not actually turn invisible, just makes everything else MORE visible. (Fucked up G. Morrison shit!) (Also, are dreams reality?)
If anybody feels like they don’t know me by now, let me try to give you...– Barack Obama at the 63rd Annual Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner
yesterday's TV on the Radio recap
Lindsay: the show was amazing
Lindsay: kyp malone looks like hello kitty
Lindsay: he's just like, eyes
Lindsay: and beard
me: although i wish you said chococat so i coulda said THATS RACIST
The conductor on tonight’s southbound New Haven Line Metro-North train tonight, as we were leaving Darien: “Next stop will be Neurotic Heights.”
Just Trying To Understand
perpetua: Was John McCain trying to do the Ed Lover Dance? (thanks to Sean)
magicmolly: I can’t help feeling as though I have a certain amount of friendly feeling— a portion that I was dealt at birth?— that gets spread out among my friends. I only have so much goodwill (a good amount but never enough.) And it seems like someone is always being shortchanged. Not by my own hand, but by some invisible reapportioning of that goodwill. Usually, the goodwill goes to whomever...
god will sort it out?
abbyjean: i am hard pressed to figure out the principle behind the supreme court’s denial of the appeal by troy davis. davis was convicted of killing a police officer and sentenced to be executed. here is the evidence supporting the state of georgia’s decision to kill this man: “seven of nine witnesses against him have recanted their testimony, with two claiming police pressured them to testify...
30% off everything; 40% off ‘some stuff’.– My coworker Drew, reporting the “moving to 124 1st Ave.” sale at Kim’s on St. Mark’s. Apparently its closing has been known for a year but it was news to me. I tend to prefer Other Music (in the “lower Manhattan brick-and-mortar music store” category anyway)...
Connecticut overturns gay marriage ban →
trainwrecks: nick-lcc: trainwrecks: lissak06: (dazzlingdelta) I reside in CT. Finally, something I can appreciate about politics in this state. Uh, excuse? Ned Lamont winning the Dem. senate primary wasn’t good enough for you? There’s lots to love about CT progressive politics (and Blumenthal is my boy), but Ned Lamont’s primary victory doesn’t count for much when Lieberman is allowed...
Connecticut overturns gay marriage ban →
trainwrecks: lissak06: (dazzlingdelta) I reside in CT. Finally, something I can appreciate about politics in this state. Uh, excuse? Ned Lamont winning the Dem. senate primary wasn’t good enough for you? There’s lots to love about CT progressive politics (and Blumenthal is my boy), but Ned Lamont’s primary victory doesn’t count for much when Lieberman is allowed to...
maura: "Well, it's rather brutal here. Right now we are advising all our clients to put everything they've got into canned food and shotguns."- Brain Gremlin, Gremlins 2: The New Batch
me: wow, amazing status message
maura: that movie was PROPHETIC
me: if i were a screenprinter i would superimpose brain gremlin's head onto a graph of the dow's decline on a t-shirt with the text JOE DANTE SAW IT COMING
Sean Landers “The Man Within” (via...
A heads-up, probably too late
So. Monday Fangoria is sponsoring a free screening of Let the Right One In, a Swedish film that’s supposed to be excellent (warning: as I understand it the less you know beforehand, the better) at Two Boots Pioneer Theater. Only, this was an email-for-tickets, first come, first served deal announced on September 30: To obtain tickets, send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. You...
It’s a long story, having to do with the chaos in Somalia and the poisonous...– Jeffrey Gettleman, “Recalling La Dolce Vita in Eritrea,” from the Sunday NYT Travel section.
Take a sweetie to lunch
magicmolly: License to wear pajama pants outside and look rueful. I’m no one’s idea of a style maven but I don’t even think “living on a college campus” is license to wear pajama pants outside.
confidential to meghanagain:
I rented Normal the other night but the script was pretty bad so I shut it off after about fifteen minutes.
"I Want a New Drug"
foryourpleasure: So, as you can see, Huey really is just like us. Only he uses three different modes of transportation to get wherever he is going Is this sort of like how Bloomberg is just like us, only he takes a limo to the subway and also has billions of dollars?
offnotesnotes: The Durutti Column: “For Loretta” ...
trainwrecks: cvxn: Mmmm! Challah atcha goys! OMG, would people please stop saying that? Newsflash hipsters!: Jews are not like pirates or ninjas or any other totally rad but basically (as you imagine them) fictional group you’ve chosen to fetishize. They’re like normal people JUST LIKE YOU who happen not to be lapsed Episcopalians or whatever fucking Jesus religion you rebelled against to...