Recently, I’ve noticed a completely unscientific but optimistic trend in my workplace: the barrage of Dunkin Donuts coffee cups littering fellow coworkers desktops and garbage. This welcome sight seems to follow a general consensus, finding it is a far superior beverage to that other product.
On to other related, but belated topics:
The article that ran in last Friday’s edition of Salon analyzingHugh Rodham, gets the “two-pint-Chubby-Hubby-with-extra-sprinkles” award from Dangerous Chunky.
In his embracement of all that is kitsch and everything that is weird, he has built quite a comprehensive empire of facts. If you have some time to kill, take a tour through his Objet of the Weeksection. Who ever knew Mr.Blackwell and Edith Massey both cut records (w/ sound bites to prove it!)?
You can spy all other kinds of Hollywood related gems as well, but I’m most envious of the fact that he has met glamour lady Liz Renay in person!
Rainy,cold Sundays. I am thinking that February and winter have pretty much worn out their welcome this year. I came across a website today that is taking the whole winter thing in better stride than I am. Moonmilk is this great,dare I say optimisticallypicturesque site that is documenting some of the small but greatthings that go on around Brooklyn. A really nice touch is theDaily:Almost Live Bulb Cam.
One of the more inspired reading lists I’ve seen in a long time can be found on this semi-new Brooklyn quarterly site: Wburg. Refreshingly, an unpretentious approach to the Willamsburg neighborhood in Brooklyn with interviews, topical interests and great design factored in to boot. I’m off to the library!
Set your VCR’s now for Saturday morning… this is by far (to me anyway) the strangest thing on TV right now. See how this(uh)”fast-paced” show delivers detailed information on how to attract game,dress for combat and pack your rifle for airport transport. See two guys whispering to each other in the bushes.
Classified as a live action hunting show and brought to you by the folks over at the Wild Life Turkey Federation, I am trying to wrap my mind around their rationalizations for calling themselves a conservation organization. Its certainly not like I sit down to a Tofurky for Thanksgiving Dinner, but there is something mildly disturbing in all of this, especially the super graphics during their sponsorship commercials. Bonus points: check out the trailcam.
I found myself partaking in an unintentional addition to the Simian Cinema week goings-on (mentioned on DangerousMonkey) thanks to my ever gracious coworker/movie fiend Doug’s recommendation. While at home today with the fever and chills,I was cheered by a viewing of the 1949 version of Mighty Joe Young, to my utter delight. Where was I in the land of midnight movie showings of this one?
Just had to mention I can’t stop obsessing over my new EggWave. It is the coolest thing I have ever seen. And I am totally serious about that.
Meanwhile,back at the ranch while chewing on my freshly microwaved omelet I came to pass over this, a blast from the past- Mr. Fisk and Co. Glad to see the old Ellensburg campfires are burning. And on to more happy trails…Van Conner’s Strange World rules, if only for the extra special friendship and merchandising deal he has struck up with the wonderful Tanya Harding.
Get Crafty. This winter sucks, but this page is awesome. I think I am going to pull my head out and learn how to crochet!
Speaking of movie relational things, in the last week,I’ve been privy to hearing two separate references to FRITZ THE CAT, including a blow by blow description of said plot line on the morning commute this am. And like, what’s up with that?