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Monthly Archives: May 2006

sin city = gratuitous

I’ve been told that this worked better as a graphic novel, although I feel like I read the book already, seeing as how the movie is a frame-for-frame reenactment. But the violence that’s probably artistically interesting on the page is just too much on screen, even with the comic-like touches of white blood and random [...]

if I knew, then I wouldn’t be asking “wikihow”

I find this little manual about telling the difference between love and lust a bit problematic. SPecifically, there seems to be a crucial step missing between #1 and #2. How, exactly, do I figure out whether “butterflies” is love or lust?, in order to properly color code it? And if I could readily distinguish which [...]

people who practice contraception hate children!

It seems fated that I should see this and this on the same day. My favorite line from the latter: “So when a baby is conceived accidentally, the couple already have this negative attitude toward the child. Therefore seeking an abortion is a natural outcome. We oppose all forms of contraception.” That’s funny, because I [...]

MI:3 = truman capote is one vindictive bastard!

Okay, yeah, we saw it. We were just looking for a mindless, popcorn, date movie. So it was this or “United 93″. Philip Seymor Hoffman was so awesome! He seemed so calmly annoyed and put-out as he exacted his pathological revenge on Scientology Boy. I’m sure anyone else would have done that villian much more [...]

out of the frying pan, into the fire

A friend of mine recently told a story that ended in her finding a nasty white crust in a pair of pants she had just purchased. That’s not the point. The point is, part of her story involved a side comment, thrown off with the haste that only authority can bring, that, of course, one [...]

being rachel klein

Y’ever feel like you got on the stupid train and the next exit is tomorrow? That was my afternoon. You know when you hear yourself talking and you think: “Self, you are not being articulate; you sounds stupid; stop talking; awkward silence would be better than this; please stop.” Well, if you’re me, you hear [...]

overheard in hyde park

“If I can keep out of hell, he says he’ll keep me out of jail.” -57th and Kimbark

this just in: looking at Jessica Alba makes you stupider

I filtched this article on how sexual images make men irrational from yosefblog and am using it for my own dastardly purposes. Please note the following quote: “The researchers are conducting similar tests with women. But so far, they have failed to find a visual stimulus which will affect their behaviour*.” Wait, you mean that [...]