from the “fucking gross” department:
Yay, a new neighborhood restaurant. I hear that you can really relish the herbaceous overtones of a fine Sauvignon Blanc when you drink it from a teat. Hey but the French are doing it so it must be tres chic! (via katiebakes)
—Though his point was about small papers regurgitating press releases, I think this marks the difference between blogs and journalism. Most blogers just link to one another, but at the root there was actual reporting/photographing done. Art was made, interesting people were found, research was done, brilliant ideas were had. Don’t forget it! From a Letter to the NYT. (via mmryan)
I think that tumblr has taken original ideas (such as I ever had any) out of my blogging.
It’s not strange to disagree about movies that are wildly different, and there are surely a few random movies that are very polarizing. What I find most interesting is which movie people consider the best movie from a particular director, as it is usually very telling and polarizing in a different way, so to this point I will propose a new personality test where you reblog your favorite movie from each of these directors:
- Joel Coen: No Country for Old Men, The Big Lebowski, Fargo, The Hudsucker Proxy, Miller’s Crossing, Raising Arizona, etc
- Wes Anderson: The Darjeeling Limited, The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, The Royal Tennenbaums, Rushmore, Bottle Rocket, etc
- Hal Ashby: Being There, Shampoo, Harold and Maude, etc
- Kevin Smith: Zack and Miri Make a Porno, Dogma, Chasing Amy, Mallrats, Clerks, etc
- Quentin Tarantino: Grindhouse, Kill Bill, Pulp Fiction, Reservoir Dogs, etc
My results: Miller’s Crossing, Bottle Rocket, Being There, Mallrats, Reservoir Dogs. Judge accordingly.
My results: Blood Simple, Rushmore, The Last Detail, Clerks, Jackie Brown