Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Charles Aznavour in Up

































Charles Aznavour plays the old man in this ..and this also marks the first time an animated film opens up at Cannes..







Bono from U2 wrote a poem about Elvis that starts like this:

 "Elvis white trash / Elvis the Memphis flash / Elvis didn’t smoke hash and woulda been a sissy without Johnny Cash.."

Listen to "American David" here:

Are they on a trampoline?

Sexy windblown fur

Birds by Pleix from Meirion Pritchard on Vimeo.

Heartbreak

makes me want to dance!

Pacino/Blink

So apparently Leonardo Dicaprio is producing the movie Blink based on Malcolm Gladwells bestseller of the same name. 

Blink  is a non-fiction collection of short snippets and factoids which prove the authors opinion that first impressions are usually correct and that on average it takes a person a maximum of 3o seconds to size up a situation or person to form an opinion about them. 

From reauters:

"The connection to the book is that the son has the Blink qualities that Gladwell discusses: He can size up people and situations on a dime. Recognizing this ability, his father wants to help the boy find himself while at the same time using him to make some dough on Wall Street."

Hmm Al Pacino is in talks to star as the dad in the lead role. Kinda excited to see the trailer..def dont know about the movie but I like all the Gladwell books/articles. 

This is the  link to the article that lead to the book "The Tipping Point" 




If only I could ride a bike...



I'd like this one



Tuesday, May 12, 2009

One of the best short stories..maybe ever


"A Perfect Day for Banafish" by J.D. Salinger

THERE WERE ninety-seven New York advertising men in the hotel, and, the way they were monopolizing the long-distance lines, the girl in 507 had to wait from noon till almost two-thirty to get her call through. She used the time, though. She read an article in a women's pocket-size magazine, called "Sex Is Fun-or Hell." She washed her comb and brush. She took the spot out of the skirt of her beige suit. She moved the button on her Saks blouse. She tweezed out two freshly surfaced hairs in her mole. When the operator finally rang her room, she was sitting on the window seat and had almost finished putting lacquer on the nails of her left hand. . .

Read the rest here


Someone made a mini movie version of this..but the story is 100% better



Wow another cool tree house






This ones from California.. the furniture sucks but the house is nice

Monday, May 11, 2009

The Hunger Artist



I really like this short story "A Hunger Artist" by Franz Kafka. You can read it here...it's super short dont be scared.

This song is cute + video too =)

Saturday, May 9, 2009

I recently finished reading "Bad Girls Go Everywhere: The Life of Helen Gurley Brown" by Jennifer Scanlon. Helen Gurley Brown was the Editor of Cosmopolitan for over twenty years and she was a maverick who changed the nations views on women and how they should behave at work, socially, and sexually. Along with Betty Friedan and Gloria Steinam, Helen Gurley Brown had her own stance on womens liberation, and had her own followers. She was a self made woman who rose to the top without any higher education and remained single far longer than what was considered appropriate for women in the 50's and 60's. She published a book called "Sex and the Single Girl"..promoted it across the country and became an inspiration to many. Her life and her views are pretty interesting, and were definitely far ahead of their time.



I just read this article in the New York Times about women bullying other women in the workplace, and how catty, and sabotaging they are to one another and it definitely made me think that these women need some advice from Helen. Instead of pushing each other to do better, and to succeed women tell on each other, complain and do whatever necessary to knock each other down.

Ehh it sucks..

Thursday, May 7, 2009

I could live here too!

This is not a bad treehouse..in Brazil.






From Archdaily

Delicious!



Hmm this is gross too..

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

With Mentos fresh and full of Life!

What the hell does this commercial have to do with Mentos? Its so long, boring and far fetched and doesnt have a connection to the product.



The old cheesy commercials were so much better =)

Marilyn Minter at Salon 94 Freemans

Influenced at a young age by her own pill popping mother applying dazzling make-up, Marilyn Minter went on to become a famous photographer, most known for her ultra glamorous and sexy yet rough and dirty close-ups.







This is her new video of models swirling their long tongues on a glass pane topped with colorful confections.



More about this can be found here

Her work is currently on exhibit at Salon 94 in NYC

Whatever works. .

This looks fun..and Henry Cavill is in this =) yey cant wait



Woody Allen + Larry David = Probably Works