There are too many publishing jobs on Craigslist requiring knowledge of that damn Quark software. There is also a soft cheese called Quark that hails from Eastern Europe. I’ve never tried it, so I can’t say if there can be too much of that, but too much cheese is usually never a good thing. Oh, this is exciting–“The Quark” is the narrowest segment of the Baltic Sea between Sweden and Finland. Its only claim to fame is there being very little of it, so it’s really not in its best interest for there to be too much more of it. And then there are those quarky subatomic particles, but I digress. What I’m getting at is, there can indeed be too much quark, but no, there cannot be too much quirk.
I’ve been itching to dedicate a post to Zooey Deschanel lately. Every time I see a trailer for Yes Man I remember how much I love her. In this week’s Onion Keith Phipps reviews Yes Man and describes Deschanel as a “go-to quirk-provider.” Reading that was a bit of a revelation for me because I have a strange obsession with quirkiness and it’s gotten worse since I’ve graduated college for some reason. It’s to the point where I can’t pick up a book unless it’s at least as quirky as something by Tom Robbins. Same with films. If it’s got Bill Murray having a life crisis of some kind, I’m there. Anyway, apparently I look for quirk in my leading ladies, too.
I haven’t seen everything she’s been in, but Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy makes me cry it’s so perfectly quirky. I really need to read the actual Douglas Adams books. Also, she was pretty much the only redeemable thing in Failure to Launch, that ridiculous Sarah Jessica Parker/Matthew McConaughey romantic comedy. Then, thanks to Pandora, I came across her music:
I want to make music like that. Dammit. Except the tone of my voice is more comparable to, say, Bing Crosby’s pa rum pum pum pums in this quirky duet with David Bowie:
Okay, that might be more awkward than quirky. Anyway, one final Zooey Deschanel clip. Probably my favorite. 1. Because she has such a good voice, and 2. Because she’s naked. Okay, really just because she’s naked.