Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Li'l Storm Chasers

E&B plotting the latest weather shenanigans in the gulf.

When I was a kid we did this all the time, but I guess no one does it any more. It's actually kind of hard to find out the storm coordinates now [try here]. The kids were having so much fun we looked up the charts for a few historical hurricanes, too.

Today is mine and Papi's 14th wedding anniversary. This is what happens when nerds mate.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Thursday, June 24, 2010

You Can Express Your Thanks in Twenties

Billy Reid has a last.fm library. Drive By Truckers, Gillian Welch, The Temptations ... lots of good stuff.

Many thanks Vogue on the Range for for the tip.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

What mamacita is...

Perhaps not my favorite of her books (sorry to say).


Listening to
Reminds me, more than anything else, of the O Brother Where Art Thou soundtrack.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Read This

Eloise at Conde Nast (McSweeney's)

via Newsweek

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Finally, a Movie Worth Watching in Theaters. And It's 2D.

Sofia Coppola has a movie coming out in December called Somewhere. The exciting thing is that it was filmed at the Chateau Marmont, which I've always wanted to see -- you'll know why once you see the trailer.

Gracias, Mr. Kottke

Tuesday, June 15, 2010


Tonight I'm going to see Boeing Boeing at the Alley Theatre [sic]. The New York Times review said it was really funny. How can it be bad if one of the characters is a French Existentialist maid?

Monday, June 14, 2010

For the Record, I Like Sage the Best.

"You can't take rejection personally. You have to say, 'Well, that dumbass just didn't know any better.'"

Words of wisdom from the Sausage King of Plainview.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Monday, June 7, 2010

What mamacita is...

Does this count as reading? I say yes.

Finally. Sandra Bullock was good, but the screenwriting and directing left a lot to be desired. My opinion is colored by enthusiasm for the book, though.

That is one DARK fucking movie. Funny, but dark.

Friday, June 4, 2010

Made my day.

Correspondent Eileen sent us this:
Available here.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Documentary Duds

Is there a valley in Manhattan? Why do these people all talk like Moon Unit Zappa?

Definitely making its own point of view, as evidenced by the first title card, in a scene with a successful realtor: "This is the same type of accounting used by Enron." At times [a lot of times] maudlin, but there was good information in there. The interviews with academics were particularly enlightening. Can't say I recommend it, though.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

The fun continues

Well done in that it espouses no political point of view. I like that they treated all of their interview subjects with respect, even the spokeswoman for the high fructose corn syrup industry. [She looked like an extra from Working Girl and seemed to be reading from an Epcot "Farm of the Future" script.]

The Botany of Desire

I like Michael Pollan a lot more than I thought I would, based on the whole, "Eat food. Mostly plants..." nag. Totally fascinating movie.