Category Archives: delighted

Attn Ed Reyes: why don’t we have this kind of thing in CD 1?

“Los Angeles Garment & Citizen has an article on the project our office has embarked upon to beautify our local utility boxes, which are those grey, anonymous boxes sprinkled throughout the Los Angeles streetscape. We have worked with AT&T and … Continue reading

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December 20: a day without a plastic bag. Be there!

“Councilmember Greig Smith and I joined with Heal the Bay Director of Programs, Meredith McCarthy yesterday in City Council to proclaim December 20th as “A Day Without a Bag” in Los Angeles. Each year, Angelenos consume some 6 billion plastic … Continue reading

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I bow down to this animator

The band is pretty good, too. “Animator Roger Wieland created this music video for the band Trenchcoat using over 10,000 cut-out figures.” Drawn.ca, December 5, 2007

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Fred Astaire – fashion and dance

Dandyism is having a Fred Astaire festival. By the way, this isn’t news, but Rita Hayworth is a goddess. She makes tap dancing sexy.

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“And They Cook, Too” in the Chronicle of Philanthropy

“When Ginger Mayerson heard that an earthquake measuring 7.6 on the Richter scale had hit Pakistan in October 2005, she immediately wanted to help. “Ms. Mayerson, a writer and blogger who lives in Los Angeles, knew that aid workers from … Continue reading

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Y’know, those paper things you hold in your hand and, um, read

In honor of the Writers Strike, I thought now, as a public service, would be a good time to announce the publication of a collection of gay cuddle porn edited by moi.

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Support the WGA

Or this guy will be your boss someday: (Via Liz, chez Siva)

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I feel clean just looking at Jimmy Carter

“No, former U.S. President Jimmy Carter isn’t actually building or repairing all 100 homes by himself… but his namesake program, the Jimmy Carter Work Project, is doing so before the end of the year. I’ve said many times that building … Continue reading

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The Regional Assembly of Text

I want to go to this store so bad I can taste it. I did order a year of their Little Book Club because getting a little handmade book every month delights me very much. (Did you know the Canadian … Continue reading

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Hot damn! Al Gore won half a Nobel Peace Prize!

Former Vice President Al Gore and the U.N.’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change won the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for their work to raise awareness about global warming. This makes me proud to be an American. For awhile, … Continue reading

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Tulsa Time

“This is the ARMS concert from the early 80s. Charlie Watts, Kenny Jones (then of The Who) and Ray Cooper (from the Elton John band) on drums, Clapton, Jimmy Page, Jeff Beck, and Andy Fairweather-Low on guitar, Bill Wyman on … Continue reading

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In the Navy!

I love our guys And our Waves totally rock! I’m glad they have some fun out there. (via Dark Roasted Blends, which is a very strrrange place)

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Mae West, catfight, diamonds, und zo on

The complete She Done Him Wrong at Archive.org

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Groucho says

“Outside of a dog, a book is man’s best friend. Inside of a dog, it’s too dark to read.” The Feast of St. Groucho, Philosopher’s Playground, September 29, 2007 And many others. Did you know that Groucho had a long … Continue reading

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Mall chase from “The Blues Brothers”

Ah, the Blues Brothers: car chases and musical numbers. It just doesn’t get any better for me. This chase is one giant product placement but I love it anyway.

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Monty Python – The Poet MacTeagel

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“Memo from Turner”

I think I saw “Performance” when I was too young. I had this soundtrack (on vinyl, yet) and the whole thing is stunning. I didn’t know this studio version existed. I like the film version better, it’s grimmer. God, I … Continue reading

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Car chase from “Bullitt”

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Dr. Krugman has a blog! Hooray! Hooray!! Hooray!!!

“One of my pet peeves about political reporting is the fact that some of my journalistic colleagues seem to want to be in another business – namely, theater criticism.” What I hate about political coverage, Paul Krugman, September19, 2007

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