Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Noel Coward

As the Queen departed Westminster Abbey to the shouts of "Vivat Regina!" trumpets sounded and church bells pealed. Enraptured crowds cheered as the stately coaches of seventy-four foreign powers made their way along the coronation route. Despite the downpour, Queen Salote of Tonga rode in an open carriage, the only head of state to do so. An enormous woman, she waved her huge, fleshy arms to greet bystanders and completely overshadowed the frail little man sharing her carriage.

"What's sitting across from her?" someone asked.

"Her lunch," said Noel Coward.

Monday, August 30, 2010

Gloria Winter Flies To Heaven

Gloria Winter as Penny on "Sky King".

Gloria was a wonderful and generous actor, a super human being.

We are lost Penny.

Please remake "Sky King" for a new generation, Kathryn.


Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Feeding FiFi

What does it take to know how to bring together objects from such disparate sources, new and old, high and low, simple and more polished?

Tuesday, August 24, 2010


Sam, Rosie, Sandy and Snowy in Spain.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Read This Carefully

Do NOT let the truth get in the way of a good story.

Friday, August 20, 2010

And I

It was the Feast Of The Epiphany and I was not well handed.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Velvet Goldmine

"Nothing makes one so vain as being told one is a sinner."

Jonathan Rhys Meyers and Toni Collette in Todd Haynes', "Velvet Goldmine".

Tuesday, August 17, 2010


There are a lot of drugs around here.

There are some good drugs.

There are some bad drugs.

It doesn't take a friggin' rocket scientist to figure out which ones are which.

Unless you are taking the bad drugs.

Monday, August 16, 2010

If You

"It's a great life if you don't weaken."

June Ohmstede

Friday, August 13, 2010

Tahar Rahim

Tahar Rahim in Jacques Audiard's, "A Apostle".

Zounds. Masterful performance.

Buy, steal or rent this DVD asap. K?

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Bettina Gilois

Bettina Gilois has not called me in 7 hours.

7 hours in Jack-Ass time.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Bad Boy Buddy

Sequestered from civilization since birth, 35-year old Bubby (Nicholas Hope) is deemed "a bad boy" by his abusive Mum (Claire Benito), who's kept him indoors by telling him he'll die outside. But when Bubby finally leaves the house, he's forced to confront his fears -- and learn some truths about humankind.

Australian auteur, Rolf De Heer directs this darkly comic cult hit, which won praise at the Cannes Film Festival.

Rated R
1 hr. 52 min.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Angel Lair Ranch

Minnie Mouse, Mickey and Puddles.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Girl Power


Girl Power is a vision of self-determination and radical girlhood, set to the sound of leading ‘riot grrrl’ band Bikini Kill. As a teenager, Benning would skip school and go on solitary adventures, building a world inside her head with her own rules, imaginary friends and make-believe love. Benning rejoices in these personal rebellions against school, the expectations of her family and more broadly the stereotypes proscribed to teenage girls.

Friday, August 6, 2010

The Verve

Monday 25th August 2008 saw the release of "Forth", The Verve's first new album since 1997's "Urban Hymns".

Sarah Palin: From the bowels of Hell.

Kool Marder: It's got a good beat and you can dance to it.

G O D: The best band in the world.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Breaks Into, Part II

Naked man breaks into home.

Cooks food.

Takes shower.

Not this one, but the one next door.

Monday, August 2, 2010

And Bake

Pull out of the garage and bake.

Pinecone Stew