The hold music for Borders is the Fantastic Mr. Fox soundtrack??
“I’ve always had a special affection for Walt Disney’s 1940 folie de grandeur [Fantasia], perhaps because it was the first film I was fully conscious of seeing as a film — to the point where, as a terrified three-year-old during the “Night on Bald Mountain” sequence, I clearly remember looking away from the screen to find that mysterious beam of light coming from a hidden place in the rear...
The Best Books I Read in the Year 2010
Title, author, and when I read ‘em. Books in bold are the real nuggets, if you catch my meaning. I’d love to see similar lists from you, dear friends and neighbors. 1. Dvorak In Love by Josef Skvorecky - January 2. Collected Stories (Library Of American Edition) by Raymond Carver - January to October, off and on 3. Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy - March to April 4. The Democratic...
There’s a live-action Disney movie marathon on TCM today. We’re talking Swiss Family Robinson, The Apple Dumpling Gang, the Hayley Mills version of The Parent Trap, both Escape From and Return To Witch Mountain, so on and so forth. Full details here.
“I’m a simple man. I like pretty dark-haired women and breakfast food.”
some Italian pirates stole Santa Claus’s bones in the 11th century. Proof here.
Go see True Grit.
I always wanted to spend my twilight years being regarded as a grizzled...– Clint Eastwood (via celluloidblonde) Well, I for one have seen Space Cowboys more than once and I stand by my assessment that it’s a great movie. The final image of that film is absolutely absurd (I don’t want to give it away, but I’ll just say that it involves Tommy Lee Jones,...
George Saunders’s latest story from The New Yorker is really something else. This makes it the second time in a year that I’ve been absolutely knocked over, so to say, by a Saunders story, the first time being back in April, when I heard him read “Victory Lap” (full text available here) at a conference for dorks in Denver. Still the best fiction reading I’ve ever...
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THE JAMS OF 2010, Part Eight: The Tallest Man On...
“I hate when I’m on a flight and I wake up with a water bottle next to me like oh great now I gotta be responsible for this water bottle” — Kanye West, proving once again that the gap between himself and Jerry Seinfeld is not so great as it might look
I definitely just cried a little bit from the combination of reading this while listening to this.
“At the sight of the flag he tasted tears in his throat. In the Stars and Stripes all the passions of his life coalesced to produce the ache with which he loved the United States of America - with which he loved the dirty, plain, honest faces of GIs in the photographs of World War Two, with which he loved the sheets of rain rippling across the green playing field toward the end of the school...
THE JAMS OF 2010, Part Six: Justin Bieber -...