RE: 4 things i liked about friday the 13th: the...
How well the film handles its unusually large cast; reasonably well-distributed characterization, never getting jumbled. For a while Jason feels almost like a footnote, less a looming dread than a pesky stray plot-thread the writers have to periodically throw a bone (the hitchhiker, for example). I also liked the brief scene of Terri looking bored and uncomfortable as Ted, Doug and Sara crack up...
RE: revisiting r.a.p. music
i’ve been back on r.a.p. music this week, and (surprise) it still sounds great. (i always enjoy this listening phase; the one after the smoke has cleared from the initial high-off-the-new-car-smell, on-repeat-forever rush, and you’ve left it alone for maybe a month or so, the one where you casually flit back to it (“oh, i haven’t listened to this in a while”) and...
RE: cool fact
Hemsley was a self-proclaimed fan of 1970s progressive rock bands including Yes,Gentle Giant, Gong, and Nektar. On his appearance on Dinah!, Hemsley performed a dance to the Gentle Giant song “Proclamation” from The Power and the Glory. After his dance, Shore laughed and asked what kind of music that was. Sherman then gave a five-minute speech about Gentle Giant.
RE: 12 things i liked about pet sematary
Fred Gwynne’s entire performance. The almost mockingly saccharine undertone to the music in the opening scene of the Creeds driving up to their new house (starting at Rachel’s “it’s gorgeous”); as if the film is wickedly smirking at their idyllic domesticity. The wild and apparently random variance in the burial ground’s effect on humans: Timmy Baterman...
time to teleport: I fucking hate when people ask... →
timetoteleport: I fucking hate when people ask me what kind of music I listen to. if I’m honest and say “pop punk,” nobody’s going to say “oh yeah, like the Ergs? have you heard the new House Boat record?”, they’re going to say “you mean like, Blink 182?” and no, it’s not like Blink 182, well I mean it kind of… my friend dan with the dan-iest piece of writing ever (in a good way). w/r/t...
it feels as though one would have to be old to be able to convincingly command the weary gravitas of the word “ashen” in writing—and that tommy lee jones kind of old too; skin rough and etched with lines like cracks in old stone, a certain toughness of expression as if you’d been old your whole life—or else it’d just be like one of those pictures of kids dressed up in their...
wingwalker: where is it most likely for me to see a dog riding a skateboard? i want to move wherever that is.
RE: last night i watched cujo and singles
and neither was very good, but if someone would take parts from each and sew it together with some new stuff so that you had a movie with, say, bridget fonda, a dog headbutting a car, a grunge soundtrack and a completely straight-faced reading of the line “fuck you, dog”, i might like that movie. (also, has anyone else noticed how much the two paul westerberg songs from singles sound...
RE: the daniel tosh thing (and things like it in...
every time there’s a controversy like this and the freedom of speech goons are mobilized, the first line they pull out is always “i didn’t really mean it”—as if that’s supposed to disarm the whole thing, and then we can all calmly discuss it over lunch or something. for the sake of the argument, let’s give them the benefit of the doubt and assume that they all...
At a certain point in her life, she realizes it is not so much that she wants to...– Lydia Davis, “A Double Negative”, Samuel Johnson Is Indignant
RE: a hypothetical
sometimes i wonder what it would be like to meet someone just like me. not exactly just like me—that’d be too surreal to be anything besides—but, you know, within the closest proximity that wouldn’t give me dead ringers vibes. i’ve never been able to decide which way i think it would go. sometimes it is a very appealing notion. amongst my friends, i often feel that there is more...