Tag Archives: blogging

Is Joaquin Phoenix really retiring?

For the clean, conservative female (Elizabeth Hasselbeck?), a blogging gig: http://newyork.craigslist.org/brk/wri/961515316.html

Hasn’t it been established yet that Conservative Humor is an oxymoron?  And they want clean writing?  Absurd.  Everyone knows writing is supposed to be dirty.

Speaking of dirty writing, I watched Quills on hulu last week.  Kate Winslet makes me so happy:

Madeleine: If I wasn’t such a bad woman on the page, I couldn’t be such a good woman in life.

Geoffrey Rush...oddly sexy?

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“And it’s, like, the mainstream media’s fault.”

I’m reading Malcolm Gladwell’s Outliers: The Story Of Success.  I can’t remember if I read The Tipping Point, but I seem to recall Blink helping me overcome a little bit of my indecisiveness.  Gladwell is very good at what my English professors used to call “reading against the grain” and “finding fault lines” in the things society assumes to be givens.  In Outliers he says that to become an expert at anything it requires 10,000 hours of practice.  Piano, computer programming, skiing…blogging? 

Speaking of blogging, this is one of my least favorite commercials on television at the moment:

I don’t even know where to begin.  Twix completely undermines the intelligence, consciousness, and political frustrations this woman voices by reminding everyone that despite having a brain, she is still nothing more than a sex object to be taken home.  Because no woman goes back to a strange guy’s apartment with the intent to blog…or at least, not JUST to blog. 

Okay, deep breath.  Must end on a positive note: Malcolm Gladwell looks just like Sideshow Bob:

gladwellsideshow

Undermine THAT!