Saturday, July 26, 2008

Friday, July 25, 2008

Great sentences in literature

Lyndy realized she was digging her nails into the gel-padded seat of her custom ass-enhancing panties.

...from the book Trophies, by Heather Thomas.

Well, at least we know she's equal to the demands this series will place on her gifts

Elizabeth Berkley joins "The L Word."

Come to think of it, maybe she and Jennifer Beals can exchange opinions about how much money giving Joe Eszterhas a lap dance was really worth.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

The thing to remember about network news is that it's now run by the entertainment division.

That's why CBS gave the gig to a lightweight like Katie Couric (saying Couric is a lightweight is not sexism, it's just accurate perception). And that's why the TV news media doesn't matter that much to me. It matters some--that's why I have the Media Matters news box--but not much.

Some nights, however, I like to suggest that you go and check out the MM home page. This--as if you aren't already way ahead of me--is one of those nights.

If nothing else, read this sucker:

[Ben] Stein on Obama's convention speech: "Seventy-five-thousand people at an outdoor sports palace, well, that's something the Fuehrer would have done"

This brings to mind a choice of replies.

The first is to picture Stein repeating "Fuehrer? Fuehrer?"

The second is to ask, anybody else think that if conservatives actually had a nominee who could draw "75,000 wildly cheering people," well then they'd like that idea just fine?

They’re gonna stop Saturday night So you better have fun now (I predict) They’re gonna stop having the sun So you better get tan now

As many if not all you will know, Joss Whedon has a new series coming up starring Eliza Dushku. Some of you may also remember that, in the past, I have occasionally been a bit pissy about "Whedon zombies," or "the Whedon cult."

But one strives to be fair, and I like to think when Whedon's accomplishments merit attention; I give it. At his best, he is a good producer, etc. At worst, well...let me put it this way.

Here's a talk with Joss and Eliza from the TV with MeeVee blog. I'll give this to Whedon, I think he shows a certain amount of self-knowledge when he describes one of the male characters this way:

"...He is kind of a genius, and in that way, he can't stop playing around. But he is also very likeable and delightful and kind of amoral. And he looks down on everybody else, and he has got red hair and thinks he is really cool but he is kind of a nerd. I read about a character like that once, so I based him on that."

(all emphasis mine)

Eliza Dushku, of course, is my creepy girl (if you're not hip to the reference, dig):

In the interview, Dushku is funny talking about why they filmed a new first episode.

I, for some reason did not get to wear my leather pants in the first episode, and that was kind of a problem…that was like a deal breaker.

Thoughtful interviewer asks Eliza's breasts if they have anything to add.

Personally, I'll only make one prediction about the new series. If the show is a hit, fans will say it's because Joss is a genius. If it misses, fans will say it's because Fox didn't take good care of Joss's new baby!

I think we can take that as gospel.

There was nothing for the Scarlet Pumpernickel to do, but blow his brains out. Which, he did.

On Wednesday, Ms. Perino used her regular briefing to announce on camera that Mr. Bush would speak to the [GOP] convention on Monday, Sept. 1


They can't do this to me!

(for those of you who don't know, Sept. 1 is my birthday)

I know I've run this image (or one very like it) of Eva Amurri making my favorite color glad to be alive before...

But damn, Susan Sarandon's baby got curves!

How long has it been since I've mentioned that Mandy Moore is clearly sexually obsessed with me?

Well I'll be damned.

This is the coolest thing you ever saw.

Ho-ly crap.

Actress Anne Hathaway's private diaries have been confiscated by the FBI as part of their ongoing investigation into 12 counts of wire fraud conspiracy and money laundering charged against her ex-boyfriend, Raffaello Follieri, the New York Daily News reported Thursday.

Personal photos of the couple along with other documents and items including a Tiffany clock and an antique bible were also taken by the FBI, according to the paper.

How mortifying. Assuming all the allegations against Mr. Follieri are true--and assuming as well that Miss Hathaway is innocent--which, you know, she is, because she is pure; decent and good-

Ahem. Excuse me. Assuming those assertions are true...then I'm really starting to want to kick Follieri's ass. I think the fellas here will back me up: There is nothing so infuriating as a man who treats a good woman poorly.

Georgia Moffatt turns my favorite color's knees to jelly


Giving entirely new meaning to the words "nut job"

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

In the immortal words of Nu Shooz...

You have got to be ratfucking kidding me

If George Carlin had believed in an afterlife, I would say he is looking down and laughing right now. But he didn't. So I'll just say things like this make me think of Carlin, and as long as we think of him, he's never really gone.

(via Crooks and Liars)

John McCain really needs to stop reminding us how senior a citizen he is

He just isn't very up on those Internets we've heard so much about. First, early this month, no doubt with a song in his heart, McCain said,
I hate the bloggers’
He didn't even qualify it by saying "left-wing" bloggers.

And then, today, McCain accuses Obama of "flip-flopping" on the Holocaust.

(showing he's never heard of a little something I like to call Godwin's Law. It's not just for Usenet anymore.)

But don't suppose this rather bald-faced attempt to decrease Obama's support among Jews has anything to do with recent figures showing Jews support Obama more than Lieberman? Nah, couldn't be.

I agree!

reading is sexy
Originally uploaded by lucy_kaleidoscope

Be always on your guard.

Kpu Lap is watching.

Monday, July 21, 2008

there’s something about putting those two characters out there dancing in space

Brief, fun interview here with Ben Burtt.

Burtt, as most of you know (good filmgeeks that you are) was the sound designer/editor for most of George Lucas' films, the Indiana Jones movies, & Dark Crystal, among many others. He was also picture editor on Star Wars episodes one-three.

Interview samples follow.

Q. And the story about your wife?
Ben Burtt: That was on Invasion of the Bodysnatchers, a long time ago. We went to listen to a sonogram of the child, my daughter Alice, who’s now grown up and has her own child. It was this great, throbbing sound, and at that time I was looking for the sound of an alien pod germinating and it sounded exactly like the alien pod germinating, so I thought why not?

Most recently, and more to the point of this interview, Burtt acted as sound and character voice designer for Wall-E...and as the voice of Wall-E himself.

Q. What’s your favourite moment from the film?
Ben Burtt: I really love the scene where they’re out in space together with the fire extinguisher, I think it’s the lyrical nature of that, the calm in the middle of the storm.

I should've found this on July Fourth, but Sarah Michelle Gellar is almost always awesome to look at

He said, "Look at it this way. No matter how you do in your events, you can't possibly blow it worse than I..."

Bush gives US Olympians a rousing send-off