According to this website, (and this one, too), in the late 1950s the muppets were up to some strange things: In 1957, Jim Henson was approached by a Washington, D.C. coffee company to produce ads for Wilkins Coffee. The local stations only had ten seconds for station identification, so the commercials had to be lightning-fast […]
So it turns out that practically every day on my way to work I drive past Factor’s Deli…
Nothing more need be said.
For those of you who are Saki fans (link): We were scammed, what should we do? We are three sisters, and we work in politics. We belong to a club, the New Didactic, in Calais Street. We usually meet people who invite us to lunch in the club’s lobby. Today we were supposed to […]
This almost abstract animated short is contemporary, but reads like a weird mash-up of early computer graphics from the Seventies, in particular many scary logos. This is the kind of computer animation I adored as a kid. Authored by Kadavre Exquis. What is Dead May Never Die from Kadavre Exquis on Vimeo.
This great video (and great soundtrack) mashes together 148 “looking at you” shots from movies. From YouTube: Edited by my husband Brutzelpretzel. Song: “Can’t take my eyes off you”, performed by Manic Street Preachers and also by Muse. This is a tribute to the wink of complicity from the filmmakers to the audience when they […]
Today is the 75th anniversary of the drive-in, Wired tells us. This reminded me of the “Lincoln Drive-In”, in Trevose, PA, next to the Sheraton where parents stayed when visiting their kids at George School. This theater (at least when we stayed there, in 1980) showed (hetero) porn movies which you could see from the […]
Rufus Wainright, who I had never heard of, did a cover (is that the correct term) of Judy Garland’s 1961 performance at the Hollywood Bowl, at the Hollywood Bowl (yes, that’s grammatically correct). Here’s one review. Rufus Wainwright makes Hollywood Bowl history with Judy Garland tribute 09/24/2007 4:00 AM, Yahoo! Music Lyndsey Parker After […]
Depressed artists Spalding Gray still missing. Quote from yesterday’s CNN: “He was a pioneer in saying that the border between the private and public is a very blurry boundary,” says Richard Schechner, founder of The Performance Group, a downtown Manhattan theater troupe Gray joined in 1970. Schechner directed the actor in off-Broadway productions of […]