If we are allowed to talk about things that tick us off over here , then I’m going to give out about the word “overrated.” (We aren’t? Oh sorry, did I walk into the wrong Internet?) Who’s giving out these ratings that you feel are overly-generous? Did you read the original reviews when the book came out? No, you didn’t, you’re actually talking about the opinion of your brother’s friend Mark. Why are you listening to some guy you half know and then basing your reaction off of his reaction? If Mark was misleading about the book go and say “Mark, I know you liked this novel but I didn’t think it was too good at all.” Don’t go throwing “overrated” around the Internet like it’s chocolate pudding. How about you come up with your own rating?
“We are mired in a repetitious pattern of hate, jealousy and resentment toward those who are plucked by media powers and come to stand — however inefficiently — for the rest of us in the cultural imagination, securing the top spots, the best exposure, the prime media real estate in exchange for openings veins of feminine vulnerability.”—
via Gemma. Though as all of us (one of us, one of us) Lang graduates know, there’s a chicken & egg thing at work, too. Begrudge not the go-getters who go and get, but perhaps the buyers who buy, and remind me again, what do the buyers buy? Girls, girls, girls.
So twice so far this week I have seen young, stylishly-looking girls wearing moccasins on their feet, you know, the kind with the kitschy gift shop beading. What I want to know is: is this a trend that is about to happen? Because I am not above going to Niagara Falls over the weekend and buying out that stock for maximum resellage on the Bed.Ave this summer.
According to this post on io9, women feel alienated (HAR HAR) from science fiction because everyone tell us to feel alienated (AHAHARAHAR) from it. But actually I think the real story can be found in the following conversation.
Andrea: I didn’t watch Firefly at first because I don’t like space. Me: I don’t like space either. Or guns.
There you have it. Girls don’t like space. Or guns. Yes in fact I’ve had to be tricked into watching shows involving space. Space is dumb. Stupid space. Space space space. Give me time travel and Flukemen and vampires and twilight zones. I don’t care how soapy you make Balactica, I still will dislike it. And I’ll probably never see all the Star Wars movies. I am important! My opinions stand for your opinions! I LIKE SHOWS THAT OTHER PEOPLE LIKE BUT I LIKE THEM FOR DIFFERENT REASONS!
David’s Situation, like a lot of your comedic collaborations, takes satiric aim at fame and celebrity. Is that a coincidence or a conscious choice?
Bob Odenkirk: Well, Hollywood is a weird town, without a doubt. All the clichés about this place are true, and that’s kind of wild.
David Cross: But it’s also where we work and live, and our friends are involved in it. If we did a sketch show and we lived in Flint, Michigan, I’m sure that a lot of our observations would be about the dying auto industry. We live and work and breathe in Hollywood. Bob’s wife is a manager, and his son is the star of Cake.
Cake? What’s that?
DC: It’s a reality show.
I’ve never heard of it.
DC: It’s about who can eat the most cake in five years.
Yesterday Andrea and I had lunch in the park and decided that everything would be better if people just did their research. Pick up a book once in awhile. I wish these cherry blossoms would stop falling in my hummus. All that.
I understand that you may prefer the above in haiku form. Many people do.
yesterday, lunch in the park fie on lazy work too bad about my hummus
“THE CAST and crew of the upcoming “The X-Files: I Want to Believe” were just a few weeks into filming in Vancouver when Frank Spotnitz, the co-writer and co-producer with creator-director Chris Carter, called star David Duchovny over to a laptop computer to watch a fan-made video on YouTube. It was a montage of scenes from the old “X-Files” show set to Sarah McLachlan’s forlorn “When She Loved Me.” “It was intensely romantic and it almost brought tears to my eyes,” Duchovny recalled. “It really did.”—