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Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Nate Corddry is ADORABLE

This is him playing some kind of baseball video game and becoming more and more frustrated with his own playing.

Monday, June 28, 2010

The Elegance of the Hedgehog - Book Review

The Elegance of the Hedgehog The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery

My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Ultimately I really liked this book, but it wasn't immediately clear that I was going to feel that way about it. As it began I was leery of the many philosophical digressions that peppered its pages. I'm not well read in philosophy and I was worried it was all going to be over my head or make my eyes roll at such grand ideas. But eventually I got used to the ramblings, and even started to enjoy them. Besides, the ramblings lessened as the plot progressed and then I became more and more attached to the characters and eager to know how they would intersect and how everything was going to work out for them.

I was also very attracted to the pop culture references throughout the book and have taken notes on movies to rent and music to listen to and paintings to look at.

I read Anna Karenina last year and was thrilled when references to it were laced throughout The Elegance of the Hedgehog. But don't think that if you haven't read Anna Karenina that your enjoyment of this book would be diminished. I don't think you have to have read, or watched, or listened to, or looked at, every book, or movie, or song, or painting that is referenced in this story. But once you've finished reading this, you can go find these things (as I will) and therefore enhance your overal experience with this story and enhance your life as well.

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Friday, June 25, 2010

The Pains of Being Pure of Heart

The Pains of Being Pure of Heart have a new video for their song Say No to Love and it is adorable. Don't hurt yourself on the twee.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Brick - Original Teaser Trailer

Rian Johnson posted his original teaster trailer for his fine film Brick. You can watch it by clicking here:

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Selleck Waterfall Sandwich

This is one of many images from the tublr account entitles Selleck Waterfall Sandwich, no this is not a joke. It's real.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

From Blip.fm - Igor Stravinsky

Was listening to Radiolab about the riot that occurred when this was first performed. Interesting stuff. รข™« http://blip.fm/~ru6v7

A Young Michael Stipe Loves Rocky Horror

Look for Michael at the 1:25 mark. Michael loves Rocky Horror.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Retro Art from Plan59.com

All the following images come from Plan59.com. They are pretty darn cool and you can buy a print of any of the images. I highly suggest you check it out and lose yourself in the coolness. . .

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Film Scene I Love - The Comedians of Comedy

Zach Galifianakis talks about physical comedy from the film The Comedians of Comedy