Tuesday, June 30, 2009

I Love Regina.

Regina Spektor's new album is blowing me away one airy, heavenly song at a time.

Enjoy her video for Laughing With:

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Sunday, June 28, 2009

365 Reasons to Party.

Such a funny list from Everything2 !

A list of my personal favorites:

January 20- George Burns birthday, 1896.
February 1- Fred Flintstone's birthday, 2,000,000 B.C.
February 16- Zsa Zsa Gabor's Birthday; (or National Slap a Cop Day.)
March 27- Elizabeth Taylor's Wedding Anniversary.
March 28- Elizabeth Taylor's Wedding Anniversary.
March 29- Elizabeth Taylor's Wedding Anniversary.
April 30- National Honesty Day.
June 22- The day disco officially died, 1979.
June 23- The day disco should've died, 1974.
August 17- Woodstock festival ends, 1969.
August 18- People who passed out at Woodstock realize the festival ended yesterday, 1969.
October 21- The annual 48-hour Marx Brothers Film Festival, Tampa, FL.

See the entire list at the first link above.

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Friday, June 26, 2009

French Fabulosity.




Ces't Jolie!


And, today is my 22nd Birthday as well. :)

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Thursday, June 25, 2009

Princess Grace- The Last Interview.

I've just spent the last half hour or so watching this, the final interview of Grace Kelly, given by Pierre Salinger in June of 1982, which was less than two months prior to her tragic death in that fateful car accident on a mountain in Monaco..

I've always been far more taken with Grace's life AFTER she abandoned her career as an actress in the name of love. A fairytale come to fruition, to say the very least.

I have to agree with a commenter on the last video in the series when they say how they hate it as Pierre asks that fateful question; I know you're far too young to ask this but, how do you want to be remembered?
That stings, almost like a foreboding statement.

However, despite that, I enjoyed this immensely and find her demeanor and graciouness very refreshing with there being such a lack of it in today's public figures whether in politics or pictures.

Here are parts ONE:


and THREE:

With the final three parts off to the left and either the first or second video in that list.

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Sunday, June 21, 2009

A Beautiful Night.

Paul McCartney- A Beautiful Night-

I am officially crazy for this 1997 music video from Sir Paul McCartney. My father showed me this earlier today.
Be sure not to miss a few glances of the lovely Linda and Ringo, too!

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Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Favorite Scenes in Film; 5.

Its not too surprising, perhaps, that even current movies that I count among my favorites most often take place during my favorite time period, the 1940s and

Mona Lisa Smile (2004) is about four young women attending Wellesley College circa 1954 and they are on the high road that leads to success...as proper wives and mothers, that is. Julia Roberts portrays the bohemian art history teacher who is fresh out of LIBERAL California. This independent woman decends upon this conservative Massachusetts college town preaching an open minded, all encompassing approach to education and the alumni here fights against her 'subversive' ways tooth and nail.

However, though they prevailed at first, the attitudes of the stuffy high society brass and the hold which they once held on their offspring, give way to acceptance of new ideas and a realization that as young women just coming into their own, they do not need to depend on a husband for support or a sense of worth.

Here, in one of my favorite scenes from one of my favorite films, Katharine strikes back with avengeance after a previous defeat against the young women in her class and their 'holier than thou' attitudes toward her, what they percieve as, inferior, education:

(skip to 1:55 for the alotted scene but, watch the beginning for the gratuitious Lucy reference!)

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Thursday, June 11, 2009

Lucy, Lucie, and Ginger..


I can't even say that I hope to be that spry when I'm 60 or so because, hell, I'm not that spry NOW!

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Monday, June 8, 2009

Rebranding America.

About this piece: Andy Spade co-founded both Kate Spade and Jack Spade, and recently launched a branding studio and store, Partners & Spade with Anthony Sperduti who has worked as an art director in New York City for many years.

"Our thinking behind the assignment's solution is that by offering a simple apology, we acknowledge our mistakes with the hopes of restarting our relationship with the rest of the world."

Recently, Paper Mag brought together "15 of the country's best visual communicators to redefine our image". I really was infinitely inspired by these artists eclectic takes on what they believe our new image should be as projected to our fellow human beings worldwide.

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Saturday, June 6, 2009

It's a Small World, After All!

I'm not exactly a Disneyphile (new word?) however, I'm all about whimsy and fairytales and, that's exactly what this little gem, narrated by the great Walt Disney himself, provides. Welcome to Its a Small World, circa 1964. (Fair warning, if repitition drives you bats, skip this because, not surprisingly, Its a Small World is on a continuous loop. BUT! Its done in different styles & languages too so, its much more bearable.):

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Friday, June 5, 2009

What's in the Fridge?

I just spent a good half hour studying, really studying, each photo in this series of photos done by photographer Mark Minijvar of the insides of other people's refrigerators because, it satisfied the snooper inside me.

The photo above is my favorite because, if it weren't for certain individuals who share my abode, that is akin to what my fridge would resemble. Sadly, this is more like its current state.

So, tell me; What's in your fridge today?

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Thursday, June 4, 2009

Close to Home.

1940; farmer's co-op dubois!

Farmer's Co-op Market; Dubois, Pennsylvania

Dubois is less than 50 miles from where I reside!

courtesy of SHORPY
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Wednesday, June 3, 2009

And Now, Please Turn Over..

I was reading through the amazing Movie Moorlocks earlier and it was brought to my attention that the adorable Betty Garrett celebrated her 90th birthday last week!

I've happened across Betty numerous times during my deep foray into classic television first in Laverne & Shirley and then later as the Bunker's neighboor, Irene, in All in the Family but, I never realized what movies she had taken part in until today.

So, I give you Betty & the wacky Red Skelton in an uproarious scene from Neptune's Daughter (1949):

I hope you laugh as much as I did at this. My otherwise hum-drum, dreary day has been brightened considerably!

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