Monday, January 25, 2010


I guess I shouldn't be surprised that Lady Gaga was inspired by Matthew Barney, but I was still a little excited to realize that the video for 'Bad Romance' seems to be a tribute to Cremaster 3. I love Lady Gaga--the hermaphrodite rumors and her encouragement of them, this explanation of Poker Face, her love of Hitchcock, and her random Yankees references.


Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Rosemary's Baby

Finally saw it. Of course loved it.

ADDENDUM: Okay, I was going to try to avoid this, but I just can't. I find it infinitely disturbing that Roman Polanski basically got the idea of how to rape a 13-yo girl from his own movie. Champagne plus quaaludes=alcohol plus drugged chocolate mousse/mouse. Even though marital rape was legal in 1968, the marital rape exemption never applied to forcing your wife to have sex with another man. (Having sex with your wife while she is unable to consent even if you are the one that drugged her is still legal in a few states. What a country). And of course, raping a 13 yo who was not your wife was not legal then or now. Rosemary's Baby is an awesome movie, but Roman Polanski is fucked up.

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Friday, January 15, 2010

Jessica Rabbit

Two unrelated references to Jessica Rabbit today; both oddly thrilling. You have to love Jessica Rabbit!
A review of the Book of Eli
An introduction to Lil Green

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Monday, January 04, 2010

Links for the 09-10 Transition

*New insights into curing cancer. I really believe this theory.
*A frontier holiday party. I want to be above it, but I'm just not.
*A chart on the cost of health care.
*Mind-blowing chocolate
*I love advent calendars, and this one is amazing.
*I hope I have the follow-thru to do This, but at least I have very little money if I don't.
*My favorite literary analysis of 30 Rock of all time.
*Brain hacking in a good way.
*Doyle v. Houdini.
*Tolkein rescued Grendel.
*China controls REE. I didn't even know such a thing existed.


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