Our “food” is “delicious”
A newly proposed Al Copeland Memorial at Lafreniere Park in Metairie would include a 5,000-square-foot patio area, a 30-foot-wide iron archway and a permanent performance stage. The central element is a 7-foot bronze statue of the fried chicken king himself, holding a box of Popeyes as two speedboats take flight from beneath his feet. We are keeping our chicken fingers crossed.
RIP Al Copeland.
Why is reason magazine constantly sucking Rand Paul’s balls even though they continually distanced themselves from Ron Paul?
“Reason (a magazine every fiber of whose being exudes ”conservatism”)…
“Anyone who has ever been privileged to direct a film also knows that, although it can be like trying to write ‘War and Peace’ in a bumper car in an amusement park, when you finally get it right, there are not many joys in life that can equal the feeling.” —Stanley Kubrick
Kubrick was honoured with the D.W. Griffith Award for lifetime achievement in 1997. The award, given by the Director’s Guild of America, has a prestigious history. Past winners include Orson Welles, Akira Kurosawa, Ingmar Bergman and Sidney Lumet. Because Stanley was in the middle of production on Eyes Wide Shut, he recorded his acceptance speech and sent it to the DGA. The speech is extremely well-written. In fact, it may be the most insightful speech ever composed for a Hollywood award. However, Stanley’s stiff performance wasn’t necessarily on the same level as the text. Stanley’s wife, Christiane, remembers how Stanley prepared for the speech and how he felt after he saw it on T.V.
All the essential documentaries on Stanley Kubrick, including Stanley Kubrick: A Life in Pictures (2001), Stanley Kubrick’s Boxes (2008), A la Recherche de Stanley Kubrick (A. Michaux, F. Benudis 1999), The Art of Stanley Kubrick: From Short Films to Strangelove (2000), Cinefile: Stanley Kubrick - The Invisible Man (1996), Stanley Kubrick: Rare Dutch documentary, Without Walls: Forbidden Fruit (1993), Full Metal Jacket: Between Good and Evil (2007), Making A Clockwork Orange, Rare 1960s Audio: Stanley Kubrick’s Big Interview with The New Yorker, Still Tickin’: The Return of A Clockwork Orange (2000), 2001: The Making of a Myth (2001), Making ‘The Shining’ (1980), Steven and Stanley, Remembering Stanley Kubrick: Steven Spielberg (Paul Joyce 1999), Barry Lyndon production, The Visions of Stanley Kubrick (2007), Lost Kubrick: The Unfinished Films of Stanley Kubrick (2007), and Inside the Making of “Dr. Strangelove”.
“All bright kids are depraved.
|—||Ada or Ardor, Vladimir Nabokov (via holliander)|
Happy Birthday, Hayek!
I don’t watch a lot of news, so some of these are new to me. What’s not news is the predictable hand-wringing by the PC media. Charles Ramsey, you can come over for ribs anytime.
Charles Ramsey, the man who helped rescue three Cleveland women presumed dead after going missing a decade ago, has become aninstant Internet meme. It
The judge reminded her that citizens don’t get to choose when to pay the government just before ordering her to spend three months in a federal prison.
CNN Article “The Tax Education of Lauryn Hill”. All the media I’ve seen on this has parroted the same line. Namely, that Lauryn Hill was either an idiot or trying to get away with something nefarious.
Absolutely disgusting.(via eltigrechico)
US Marines looking down on Iwo Jima from Mt. Suribachi, Feb 1945
Whole Foods reported blockbuster earnings and a two-for-one split after the bell. Yet we are celebrating not with a whole (single) malt, but with our usual, a blend. Old habits die hard.
WFM is the AMZN of grocers, willing to sacrifice years of growth for eventual profitability (née dominance). Love this stock and its libertarian founder.
|—||Song overheard at the Hollerin’ Contest in Spivey’s Corner, NC. Appeared on the official festival CD circa 1997.|
1. i can’t believe it. i’m almost out of 10x sugar. mmmmm frosting.
2. i hate it when tumblr takes away functionality for no good reason. if i wanted to start on my dashboard i would go there. no. i want to look at me first when i come here. it’s my favorite blog.