1910s movie theater etiquette PSAs. LOVE these!
The Deadly Mantis (1957)
Thank you, everyone who has voiced support for my midlife crisis!
Recent news had me thinking about that time when an out-of-character activity turned into a near-obsession. I’m glad that it was ultimately finite, and I’m glad others could enjoy the product of that particularly wayward moment of my life.
The Show, Tod Browning (1927)
Some guys get their first tattoos when they reach middle-age, appropriate to nothing else other than the realization that they missed out on getting tattooed when they were younger.
Some guys dump their long-term spouses for young, frivolous trophy-partners.
Some guys buy sports-cars or motorcycles, or they mingle (often disastrously) with young crowds in an attempt to deny their age.
Me? I wrote the equivalent of 800 pages about a character with whom I became enamored from an otherwise lousy television show.
All-in-all, I saved myself a lot of money.
Julie Newmar, 1957
churchofpoetry replied to your post “People who look far hotter after they’ve been soaked in ice-water.”
I wonder whom you’re thinking about!
Actually, I was talking about Adam Lambert. I always thought he was aesthetically attractive, but I kinda wished he’d give the trendy hair thing a rest.
The ridiculous Glee spoiler was either a publicity-stirring hoax or some scorched-earth policy from the show’s creators.
I like Max, and I’m glad that he’s getting so much work; I love Dave, but I won’t be watching. I am past the point of indifference.
In some ways, this spoiler-development makes a great deal of sense to me, both from a narrative context and a behind-the-scenes scenario, but I won’t waste mental energy hypothesizing about this crap show.
(I apologize for the delay on getting this done. It came in fairly late on Tuesday, and, despite my best efforts, I just didn’t get there on Wednesday)
1) DEAD POET’S SOCIETY: Fave poem?
Either “Howl” by Allen Ginsberg or “Annabel Lee” by Poe, depending upon my mood.
2) MRS. DOUBTFIRE: Have you ever been in drag?
3) ALADDIN: You have 3 wishes, what do you wish for?
One would definitely be to get rid of this horrid summer cold/flu/whatever it is that I’ve had for over a week now. I’ll hafta get back to you on the other 2.
4) HAPPY FEET: What is your fave song to dance to?
"Blues From a Gun" by the Jesus and Mary Chain
5) NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM: Fave museum?
Carnegie Museum of Art
6) WHAT DREAMS MAY COME: If you could choose your own afterlife, what would it be like?
There wouldn’t be one.
7) FLUBBER: Grossest thing you’ve ever touched?
Nothing is coming to mind here.
8) POPEYE: What gives you strength?
I’m generally my main source of motivation myself, si, I guess, me?
9) HOOK: Fave fairy tale?
Like Water for Chocolate