How often does the star of "Growing Pains" come up...
Office colleague: Does Valerie Bure still date that girl from "Full House"?
Me: I guess so. What was her name?
Office colleague (putting the internet to the use God no doubt intended): Candace Cameron. She played DJ. And they're married now.
Me: Um, okay. I'm not too broken up I didn't know any of that, but thanks.
Office colleague (still reading from screen): Hunh. You know her brother's Kirk Cameron?
Me: Oh man. That nut-job.
Office colleague: Really? What's wrong with him?
Me: He's one of those lunatic born-against Christians.
Office colleague: Born against? Don't you mean born again?
Me: No, I don't fucking mean that. That's what he might call himself, but I won't dignify his lunacy by playing nicey-nice with words. It's born *against*: against evolution, against science, against reason, against joy, against the odd drunken grope on a Friday night, against thinking for your fucking self.
The Temptation of St. Anthony #1
Kill all my demons and my angels might die too.– Tennessee Williams. Found here.
Ready for that close-up
Gloria Swanson, Sunset Boulevard, 1950.
Criminal: The Sinners
Cover art for Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips’ comic series Criminal: The Sinners, 2009.
Two different posters for Stanley Kubrick’s The Killers, 1956.
German theatrical poster for Roman Polanski’s Chinatown, 1974. Jake Gittes: I just wanna know what you’re worth. More than 10 million? Noah Cross: Oh my, yes! JG: Why are you doing it? How much better can you eat? What could you buy that you can’t already afford? NC: The future, Mr. Gittes! The future…. You see, most people never have to face the fact that at the...
Eagles of Death Metal, “Don’t Speak (I...
Listen free to The Fall's new album, Your Future... →
doyoulike: Mark E Smith, lead singer of The Fall. Photograph: Gary Calton “For me, the 28th Fall album typifies John Peel’s truism (now cliche) that the Fall are “always different, always the same” …” It’s possible you have visited Perfect Crime before and don’t know who The Fall are. I think you should amend that. Go on, give ‘em a shot. They’re mad, abrasive,...
Placebo, “Kitty Litter,” 2009. The...
Not every movie has to be a materpiece to kill a...
Sunday afternoon, I stumbled across the above flick on some cable movie channel. Settling in to re-watch it, I excitedly sent this text to Arusia: Me: Oh MAN—Deep Blue Sea is on! This is *easily* my favourite movie about genetically-enhanced killer mako sharks. time (a not inconsiderable amount) passes—reply arrives. Arusia: Ha. Enjoy. So, clearly underwhelmed then. Ah well. But...
Small Victories: a funny website about loneliness,... →
…plus some other stuff. It’s wonderful. I think you’ll really like it. Go visit if you have a moment.
Got a life from life on TV Two eyes that stay in my skull Long enough to start...– “Anti-Pop,” Matt Good.
Now I’ve justified this to myself in all sorts of ways. It wasn’t a...– Mark Renton’s final speech, Trainspotting. Watch the video here.
Documentary on AFOLs, or Adult Fans of LEGO. Directed by Jess Gibson. It’s Friday morning. Wouldn’t you rather be playing with toys than facing this day? (Link via Late for Mass.)
What men can (and cannot) learn from this...
Christina Hendricks, Mad Men star and the current favourite of real-women-have-curves enthusiasts everywhere, graces this month’s cover of Esquire. They asked her to give men some insights into the female condition. Here are some excerpts: We love your body. If we’re in love with you, we love your body. Your potbelly, everything. Even if you’re insecure about something, we...
They walk amongst us
Meanwhile, the sequel for Aging Cosmo-Swilling Slut-Harpies (or whatever) took a break from filming today as Sarah Jessica Parker braved the sunlight and emerged from her crypt to hunt and eat several babies. The blood of these innocents should satisfy her—for now. The End. (Pics/original article here.)
The student strives to overcome the master
This is Glenn O’Brien. He does a lot of different things, but for the purpose of this discussion we’re going to focus on only one of his current jobs: he writes the “Style Guy” column for GQ. For years, I have read “The Style Guy” (and its earlier incarnation, “GQ&A”). The questions are submitted by readers curious about aspects of personal...
Detroit man runs strip club out of house
There’s no stage at this strip club. No pole. Not even a bar. And the music comes from a boom box. Welcome to Club Thunderbolt, the strangest place in the city to get a lap dance. It’s located in the back room of an old house in an east side neighborhood of working class bungalows. “Everybody in the neighborhood knows what I do,” says Jay Thunderbolt, the 45-year-old...
Overheard last night at Wal-Mart, Mount Pearl
A young woman—twenty’ish, slightly overweight, big hair—walks by a couple. The man checks her out.
Him: You ever see people in real life who remind you of chicks you’ve seen in porn?
Her: What, that girl? Really?
Him (matter-of-factly): I watch a lot of really low-end porn.
The Trustworthiness Of Beards
As someone who recently got caught in a white lie (and yes, felt terrible about it, thank you very much) and as someone who has also had a full beard for over ten years now, it was with no small amount of amusement I discovered this infographic designed to gauge a man’s trustworthiness based on his facial hair. Hit here for the original (and when there click on it to see it in its...
Why Marriages Fail, by Rob Dobrenski →
Worth a read, and I’m strongly sympathetic to at least several of these points. Anyhow, marriage: In terms of my own life experience, it is now filed under Things That Seemed Like A Good Idea At The Time. Also in that file are the Zubaz pants I owned in high school and my younger self deciding to support the New York Rangers. bolinpsychedin: Couples in therapy split up more often than you...
"Christ, what an asshole." →
From robertsinclair.net: It was recently theorized that all New Yorker cartoons could be captioned with “Christ, what an asshole” without compromising their comedic value. I discovered this is true of virtually all comics, old and new.
The ladies of The Jersey Shore
Jenni Farley, a.k.a. JWoww. Photo by Danielle Levitt for Jersey Shore makover shoot, Harper’s Bazaar.