Just to clear the deck: I own no monkeys– Congressman Rob Bishop - via The Daily Show
Quick first impressions
yooniverse: It’s a sexy beast and quite sturdy, thought it’s not alu, it won’t break into pieces any soon I’ve decided that it’s a he; I’ve yet to name him Working with speed of light, which caused a productivity boost today Safari 4 on new macbook = fastest surfing evah Like the sound of the keyboard Love screensharing in ichat and peeking into my sister’s files Glossy display is not...
Outrage over Ryanair's £1 toilet charge plan... →
Are they fucking kidding? This is one too many. Ryan Air and I are done professionally.
Walcott, don’t you know that it’s insane? Don’t you want to get out of Cape Cod, out of Cape Cod tonight? Walcott, Mystic seaport is that way Don’t you know that your life could be lost out of Cape Cod tonight? Walcott, don’t you know that it’s insane? Don’t you want to get out of Cape Cod, out of Cape Cod tonight? Walcott, the bottleneck is a shit...
I woke up feeling all fluey and groggy. Tea in bed is the plan, then I’ll try to sleep it off.
Steve Van Zandt's two careers - The Guardian →
“What he hadn’t anticipated as he grew into Silvio was how similar his relationship to Tony Soprano would become to his real-life standing with Bruce Springsteen. Silvio was Tony’s consigliere; Steve was Bruce’s. Or to put it another way, in front of the camera he acted as loyal henchman to a boss; in real life he acted as loyal henchman to the Boss.” Steve Van Zandt...
The Gatekeeper: Rahm Emanuel on the job →
by Ryan Lizza - via newyorker.com
And Toby Ziegler has made it back too, complete with face lift. Regular posting will resume soon. Stay tuned. (Hello new followers!)
fuckyeahtheboss: Drinking This Rain/I’m On Fire...
Appello medici del 9 febbraio 2009 →
violettabellocchio: “LA LEGGE SUL TESTAMENTO BIOLOGICO NON PUO’ CONTENERE UN PREGIUDIZIO ANTISCIENTIFICO NE’ ESSERE IN CONTRASTO CON IL CODICE DI DEONTOLOGIA MEDICA.” Si può sottoscrivere anche se non siamo medici. Su. Andiamo.
See you later, alligator
I’m going offline for a few days while travelling to Frankfurt, and Toby Ziegler (my Macbook) is going in for plastic surgery. In a while, crocodile.
Gorgeous: The Top 10 Movie Shots of 2008
oldfilmsflicker:drummr:soulgarden:mckennl:jotterbook: 10. “MILK” Director of Photography: Harris Savides “It’s really simple and it wasn’t planned at all. We were shooting the scene and the last shot that night was a close-up of the whistle. Gus and I were talking and we thought it would be great if we saw the whole scene in this whistle, and Gus made it happen in post. They took one of...
ralph fiennes, why do you almost always have...
oldfilmsflicker: i don’t care, TAKE ME NOW. Agree. And agree. (I saw him not long ago and he’s BALD!)
I got your postcard today! Thank you. I’ll be sending mine when I get back from Frankfurt next week (unless you had enough postcards from the UK and fancy one from FfM?)
Storia di Luca - by Ludik →
“Alla fine di tutto questo bailamme sulle canzoni festivaliere e sulle felicità sessuali di chi le canta e chi le ascolta, se c’è una cosa che mi dispiace davvero è pensare a questo povero Luca. Luca, mio caro omonimo (ma anche eteronimo, per non offendere nessuno). Da piccolo beccavi le botte dai vicini maneschi di Suzanne Vega. Da adolescente invitavi a casa tua gli amici di Silvia...
Rock and Read: Will Percy Interviews Bruce... →
In early 1989, Walker Percy penned a fan letter “of sorts” to Bruce Springsteen, praising the musician’s “spiritual journey” and hoping to begin a correspondence between them. At the time, Springsteen hesitated in responding, but he later picked up a copy of The Moviegoer and began a new journey into Dr. Percy’s writing. Walker Percy died in May 1990, and the...
Brace yourself world:
I am really writing a paper for the Bruce Springsteen conference. It will be on Bruce Springsteen and cinema*. Goodbye serious academic career, hello job satisfaction. *(Make it ‘post-9/11 cinema’, seen as it is that I have to find some kind of serious connection to my work in order to apply for funding).
Italy Finds Lawyer Guilty of Taking a Bribe in... →
cidindon: quatsch: by Rachel Donadio (via NYTimes). In Italy, the ruling did not even lead the evening news.
zachlinder:anthonyking:patbaer: A perfect shot-for-shot satire of the trailer for The Wrestler. Witness the resurrection… of Uncle Sam (@Phil you have to check this out)
And the award for least known Oscar fact goes... →
David Parkinson on guardian.co.uk