Monday, November 30, 2009


Tilley: “I don’t understand a picnic . . . we just go some place . . . we put a thing on the ground and we eat.”
Nora: “Yes . . . it’s nice to do that.”
Tilley: “Why? I don’t get it. It’s better sitting at home and watching TV.”
Nora: “I think there’s something nice about a picnic . . . it’s fun.”
Tilley: “What’s fun about it? Ants get into the food . . . there’s bees. I don’t get it. We have to drive, it takes maybe an hour to get there, then you sit in grass and eat. Why is that fun?”
Nora: “I just thought it might be nice to do something together, that’s all . . . thought it might be fun.”
Tilley: “It doesn’t sound like fun to me . . . you take the stuff you’ve got here in the house, you take it someplace to eat it. It’s just as much fun eating in front of the TV, and we do that together, don’t we? No ants and no bees . . . much more comfortable.”
- Tin Men [1987]

Tuesday, November 24, 2009



"Whether or not I am a writer,' I wrote, 'I have—and this is both my curse and my virtue—cultivated the instinct of one, an aversion for the herd, without, in my unhappy case, the ability to harness and articulate that aversion' . . . 'For my heart will always be with the drunk, the poet, the prophet, the criminal, the painter, the lunatic, with all whose aims are insulated from the humdrum business of life . . ." —Frederick Exley, A Fan's Notes, 1968

Monday, November 23, 2009

Top 10 Most Popular Top 10 Lists for 2009

Sunday, November 22, 2009

JFK Assassination: Secret Service Standdown



"Karloff? Sidekick? FUCK YOU! Karloff did not deserve to smell my shit! That limey cocksucker can rot in Hell for all I care! . . . How dare that asshole bring up Karloff? You think it takes talent to do Frankenstein? It's all makeup and grunting."
—Bela Lugosi, Ed Wood, 1994

Friday, November 20, 2009

Park Bench Mutations

"Where the eagle glides ascending
There's an ancient river bending
Down the timeless gorge of changes
Where sleeplessness awaits
I searched out my companions,
Who were lost in crystal canyons
When the aimless blade of science
Slashed the pearly gates.

It was then I knew I'd had enough,
Burned my credit card for fuel
Headed out to where the pavement turns to sand
With a one-way ticket to the land of truth
And my suitcase in my hand
How I lost my friends I still don't understand.

They had the best selection,
They were poisoned with protection
There was nothing that they needed,
Nothing left to find
They were lost in rock formations
Or became park bench mutations
On the sidewalks and in the stations
They were waiting, waiting.

So I got bored and left them there,
They were just deadweight to me
Better down the road without that load . . ."
—Neil Young, "Thrasher"

Tuesday, November 17, 2009


"Oh! Stealing through my body! Creeping through my veins! Pouring in my blood! Oh, darts of fire in my brain! Stabbing me! . . . I can't stand it! I won't!"

Saturday, November 14, 2009

J. R. R. Tolkien on Film

Thursday, November 12, 2009

The Wanderers

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Winnie The Pooh Meets Apocalypse Now

A true classic viral video that takes clips from Winnie the Pooh mashed with audio from Apocalypse Now. . . Starring Winnie the Pooh as Capt. Willard, Piglet in the Dennis Hopper role and Eeyore as Col. Kurtz.

Interview with Chuck Palahniuk


Monday, November 09, 2009

The Matrix vs. Carl Sagan

Saturday, November 07, 2009

The Chris Farley Show Book Trailer

John Prine - "Happy Enchilada"

Dinner With Henry Miller

Friday, November 06, 2009

Frank Zappa on "The Steve Allen Show"

Hilltop Hoods - "Chris Farley"

Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Chris Farley: Picking Up Chicks at the Mall

Sunday, November 01, 2009

Gagaku Meat: The Steve Richmond Story