Friday, July 25, 2008
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
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
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.
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...
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.
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
(via Crooks and Liars)
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 say...you 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.
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
In my mind there is a John Hughes movie for all decades. In it, a teenage Helen Slater is constantly dancing with James Dean
Monday, July 21, 2008
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.
Sunday, July 20, 2008
Escultura en Las Sabinas - Rioverde SLP México 2008 3008
Originally uploaded by Lucy Nieto