Entries from February 2012

There Aren’t Many Opportunities to Go On a Costume History Rant

Vanity Fair put together a slideshow of 1920s fashion to “speculate” as to the coming costumes we’ll see on Downton Abbey, including *spoilers* Lady Mary’s wedding dress, as the show embarks on the 1920s next season. The earliest photo is from 1924. Most are from 1927-9. You illiterate numpties. *downloads all the photos anyway cuz […]

Categories: Entertainment


OH GOD IT LOOKS SO COOL /not a pun Photography Served – Atmosphere: Photography from Finland No but seriously, I would like to go to there. Some day…

Categories: Geography and Foreign Affairs

Absolutely the Funniest Item of the Day CCLXXXIII

I think this can be taken as a commentary on all national film councils (Peter was telling me about the Canadian animated-short-Oscar-nominees saying their funded projects took 2 and 6 years respectively), but the British ones do tend to be awfully one-trick, eh? Erm, language, and NSFW. Kevin Curtis is a Dead Man

Categories: Entertainment

On Matters South American

What’s funny is he looks like such a great little film-quality British villain colonial twerp. But I digress. Three items: HuffPo – Sean Penn Talks Falklands Dispute, Takes Argentina’s Side Penn met with Argentine President Cristina Kirchner on Monday and then urged Britain to join U.N.-sponsored talks over what he called “the Malvinas Islands of […]

Categories: Geography and Foreign Affairs

Who Says Prayer Is Dead

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Categories: Entertainment

Hollywood Medicine

Today an 18 year old whose mother just died after an extended period of drug use was taken to hospital to be treated for “stress”. I don’t think they took her there to give her lots of hugs and a kind talking to. Am I the only one who thinks there might be some cause […]

Categories: Entertainment

Absolutely the Funniest Item of the Day CCLXXXII

Jean Dujardin’s Villain Auditions from Jean Dujardin

Categories: Entertainment

It Was Inevitable, Wasn’t It

A continuation in an occasional series in which I rail against the habits of Mark Steyn’s content-providers vis-a-vis ads… This page on The Corner, resplendent with ads and promotions, has failed to load the actual Mark Steyn post. Oops! (It’s probably just a bug in Safari in case none of you can repro it (for […]

Categories: Business & Media

On Pop Stars Who… Work too Much.

Good news! I’ve caught up on #Madonna! 1. Apparently her hamstring was blown. It showed, but she seemed to loosen up and enjoy herself by the end. 2. Is it familiarity or actually something that her voice just works better with her older songs? I was telling Peter yesterday that my problem with Madonna isn’t […]

Categories: Entertainment


I’ve had this page open for a couple of weeks, cuz I kinda like looking at the pictures. The photographer took pictures of people in the Kalahari, then baked them to give off the impression of the heat of the place. It works! Bright Continent – 47° Kalahari

Categories: Geography and Foreign Affairs

The Sane, Sensible, Not-Screeching-Down-a-News-Feed-On-Facebook-For-Three-Days-Straight Reaction

From today’s Best of the Web: [Y]ou might consider following the advice of our friend Susan Carusi: Give to a local breast cancer support group, “which provides counseling and assistance to women diagnosed with breast cancer. At least this way you know exactly what the money is being spent on.” Probably also more practical than […]

Categories: People and Current Events


The Times, my mental home-away-from-home (and let’s be honest, I follow so many of them on Twitter, I spend most of my day with its columnists gathered around my mental table, laughing and carrying on, even if I just lurk quietly in a corner chair), is having layoffs. No one’s mentioned it, not really, but […]

Categories: Business & Media

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