Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Strange Carnival

"Being in darkness and confusion is interesting to me. But behind it you can rise out of that and see things the way they really are. That there is some sort of truth to the whole thing, if you could just get to that point where you could see it, and live it, and feel it . . . I think it is a long, long, way off. In the meantime there's suffering and darkness and confusion and absurdities, and it's people kind of going in circles. It's fantastic. It's like a strange carnival: it's a lot of fun, but it's a lot of pain."
—David Lynch, quoted in Nightmares in Red, White and Blue: The Evolution of the American Horror Film (2004) by Joseph Maddre

Monday, May 25, 2009

Blasphemous Rumours

"I don't want to start any blasphemous rumours but I think that God's got a sick sense of humour . . ."

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Flyin' Shoes

Friday, May 22, 2009

Daily Routine

"For the last year and a half his daily routine had been: Come in late, say eleven; flirt with the receptionist; got to lunch early, eleven-thirty; return from lunch late, about three; copy must-do list from today's calendar page to tomorrow's; walk fast around the office; leave early, no later than four-thirty. Everyone knew it for almost as long as he did, and he knew that they knew. It all just flowed so nicely that no one wanted to fuck with it."
—John O'Brien, Leaving Las Vegas, 1990

London Homesick Blues

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Golden Years

"American society is so disgusting. You get a house. You build a big, big fence. You buy a lot of insurance. You save your money for your Golden Years. Has anything ever in the history of the world been more of a misnomer than 'Your Golden Years'? Christ, your teeth are gone, your eyesight's gone, you can't have sex, your mind—everything's gone."
—Harry Crews, quoted in Getting Naked with Harry Crews, 1999


Tuesday, May 19, 2009

John Daly, Movie Critic


"I love Godfather 1 and 2. (Like everybody else, I hated Godfather 3.) I love all the Rocky movies. I love all the Lethal Weapons. I love anything Clint Eastwood is in. My favorite golf movie is Dead Solid Perfect with Randy Quaid. That movie is practically a fucking documentary about the Tour. Caddyshack is hilarious, but Caddyshack II was a disaster. Tin Cup is okay. My Cousin Vinny is one of the funniest movies of all time."
My Life in and Out of the Rough, 2006

Monday, May 18, 2009

"The Skill of Gymnastics . . . The Kill of Karate!"

Have you forgotten how hilariously, unbelievably awful Gymkata [1985] actually was when you caught it for the first time at 3 AM on cable televison? This legendary turkey starred former Olympic gymnast Kurt Thomas and former Playboy model Tetchie Agbayani!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Best Shit Ever

Randy 'The Ram' Robinson: "Goddamn they don't make 'em like they used to."
Cassidy: "Fuckin' '80s man, best shit ever!"
Randy 'The Ram' Robinson: "Bet your ass man, Guns N' Roses rules!"
Cassidy: "Crue!"
Randy 'The Ram' Robinson: "Yeah!"
Cassidy: "Def Lep!"
Randy 'The Ram' Robinson: "Then that Cobain pussy had to come around and ruin it all."
Cassidy: "Like there's something wrong with just wanting to have a good time?"
Randy 'The Ram' Robinson: "I'll tell you somethin', I hate the fuckin' '90s."
Cassidy: "Fuckin' '90s sucked."
- The Wrestler [2008]

Sunday, May 10, 2009



Poindexter: "Wait, would you rather live in the ascendancy of a civilization or during its decline?"
Omega Mu: "Poindexter, do you wanna fuck, or not?"
Poindexter: "Okay."

Friday, May 08, 2009

Mr. Ugly Man

Thursday, May 07, 2009

A Million Miles Away

No Big Deal


"Being an artist doesn't take much, just everything you got. Which means, of course, that as the process is giving you life, it is also bringing you closer to death. But it's no big deal. They are one and the same and cannot be avoided or denied. So when I totally embrace this process, this life/death, and abandon myself to it, I transcend all this gibberish and hang out with the gods. It seems to me that that is worth the price of admission."
—Hubert Selby Jr.

Saturday, May 02, 2009

Bright Idea

"We got the bright idea to shoot Blood Feast. We made it in 4 days; it cost $26,000. That was the first of the blood-and-guts films, all the slice 'em and dice 'em, smash 'em and mash 'em films that ever came down the pike"—Dave Friedman