Saturday, January 19, 2008
By BEN NUCKOLS
BALTIMORE (AP) — Undeterred by controversy, a mysterious visitor paid his annual tribute at the grave of Edgar Allan Poe early Saturday, placing three red roses and a half-filled bottle of cognac before stealing away into the darkness.
Nearly 150 people had gathered outside the cemetery of Westminster Presbyterian Church, but the man known as the "Poe toaster" was, as usual, able to avoid being spotted by the crowd, said Jeff Jerome, curator of the Poe House and Museum.
The tribute takes place every Jan. 19 — the anniversary of Poe's birth.
Des yeux qui font baisser les miens
Un rire qui se perd sur sa bouche
Voilà le portrait sans retouche
De l'homme auquel j'appartiens
Quand il me prend dans ses bras
Il me parle tout bas
je vois la vie en rose
Il me dit des mots d'amour
des mots de tous le jours
Et ça me fait quelque chose
Il est entré dans mon coeur
Une part de bonheur
Dont je connais la cause
C'est lui pour moi
Moi pour lui
dans la vie
Il me l'a dit, l'a juré pour la vie
Et dès que je l'aperçois
Alors je sens en moi, mon coeur qui bat...
When he takes me in his arms
and whispers love to me
It's him for me and me for him
all our lives
and it's so real what I feel
this is why
Et dès que je l'aperçois
Alors je sens en moi,mon coeur qui bat...
la vie .........
La vie en rose,la vie en rose
La vie en rose,
La vie en rose,la vie en rose
la vie en rose ,la vie en rose
la vie en rose , la vie en rose
la vie en rose, la vie en rose
Je t'aime voir toujours...
Friday, January 18, 2008
I went there.
With my hoodie (A+F, vintage) up (I figured it took about 7 years off my 47, so I looked like I was looking for my, umm, teenage kids?) I managed to (deliberately) snap a few near the mens' dressing rooms.
And I have NEVER used the "n" word on this blog (nor do I use the word personally), but who the fuck really cares about Snoop Doggggggggg and the rest of that brood of his. Really?
His kids want to have David Beckham teach them soccer? "Get Becks on the phone."
And he shows up? And says he has always loved rap and considers it a privilege to do this for Snoop?
Oh. I just realized.
The E! Network is one channel off from CNN.
My Big Fat Redneck Wedding?
And people think I'M fucked up.
Where's my Klonopin? Oh. Next to my Seroquel.
Thursday, January 17, 2008
And until you've heard TYPICAL MALE (thinks with his dick), you haven't heard Grace at her second best.
The best, being, of course, her defining version of Edith Piaf's LA VIE EN ROSE.
Wednesday, January 16, 2008
Believe me, I WILL make it up to you...
If you've the stomach.
Before your innards become your outtards.
Quite unexpected, somewhat churlish (need to check the various meanings), and very, very graphic.
Just the way I like 'em.
Note to Clive:
Funny how Derek Cecil and Scott Bakula kinda sorta look the same. I mean, I know you are married to David Hamilton and all, but I sense a thing for this type of guy. No no no. It's not like I'm complaining...
No. He wasn't part of "The Carpenters."
That's like taking home BLUE VELVET for the family to view, instead of NATIONAL VELVET.
And forget singing "Happy Birthday" (we'll prolly have to pay someone!) Why don't you just cue up one of the most recognizable movie theme songs, this side of JAWS.
Halloween (1978) was a smash hit on release and helped give birth to the slasher film genre. Originally an idea suggested by producer Irwin Yablans (entitled The Babysitter Murders), who envisioned a film about babysitters being menaced by a stalker, Carpenter took the idea and another suggestion from Yablans that it take place during Halloween and developed a story. Carpenter said of the basic concept: "Halloween night. It has never been the theme in a film. My idea was to do an old haunted house movie." The film was written by Carpenter and Debra Hill with Carpenter admitting that the film was inspired by both Dario Argento's Suspiria and William Friedkin's The Exorcist. Carpenter again worked with a relatively small budget, $320,000. The film grossed over $65 million initially, making it one of the most successful independent films of all time.
Carpenter relied upon taut suspense rather than the excessive gore that would define later slasher films in order to make the menacing nature of the main character, Michael Myers, more palpable. At times, Carpenter has described Halloween in terms that appeared to directly contradict the more thoughtful, nuanced approach to horror that he actually used, such as: "True crass exploitation. I decided to make a film I would love to have seen as a kid, full of cheap tricks like a haunted house at a fair where you walk down the corridor and things jump out at you."
Tuesday, January 15, 2008
Don't be a dope and buy this at any retail outlet, even your local DVD-Rama at 3 for $25.
It's available on Amazon, used, for under $2, and about that much for shipping.
It's worth a watch, but not for more than $5 total.
Now you know why I am an advocate of video piracy.
Part of the first season of Showtime's MASTERS OF HORROR, you see the films on the big screen (read: movie theatre) or the new-big screen (read: the $5000 plasma theatre in some rich folks' home-theatre) and, quite possibly, you buy the video when it comes out...BEFORE it's in the special mausoleum-fashioned box set (cheaply made, with absolutely no booklets whatsoever.).
And then it's available for less than $2 on Amazon.
Now THAT'S scary!
Jones was born Grace Mendoza in Spanish Town, Jamaica, the daughter of Marjorie and Robert W. Jones, who was a politician and Apostolic clergyman. Her parents took Grace and her brother Christian (now Bishop Noel Jones), to relocate to Syracuse, New York in 1965. Before becoming a successful model in New York City and Paris, Jones studied theatre at Syracuse University.
Listen to the airplane story...
I never heard her speak for such a long time,
and she doesn't even seem like she's being "on."
Grace has a lot of look-a-likes? clones?
Watch this long enough, and often enough, and you'll be laughing through your tears too! It's that funny. I'm still wondering about the cast on her right arm. Knowing Grace, it could be all part of a costume!
Work that ass, grrrrrrl!
Love the hat, Grace.
Glad you out-lived a few...NOW GET BACK TO WORK!
Listen for this line:
first, Rick James fucks up Diana Ross by saying Donna Summer.
THEN he says:
Stevie (Wonder), you should see her (Grace's) hat.
Now, TEETH whistle, and send recurring chills down your spine.
Moral of the story?
If you are out, late at night,
and you hear some inexplicable whistling?
RUN FOR YOUR LIFE.
And I'll wait for your trailer, rather than your entrails.
Monday, January 14, 2008
But what's with the recycling of the MLK PAPERS?
Wasn't that heralded for Black History Month 2007?
I mean, I know you are rarely in front of the camera these days, but I'd prefer to see your latest work, rather than Soledad Redux.
And I'm glad you are not part of the best political team on television.
It's cheesy to be self-congratulatory.
Regards to Miles.
If I'm not mistaken, the title of your book Independents Day: Awakening the American Spirit is incorrect.
Let's break it down:
"Independents" appears to be used in the plural. "Day" references the time which has come for the "Independents" which the places the use of the word in the possessive form.
So let's check this out:
"Independents Day" THEN translates into "the day of independents" which would necessitate an apostrophe after the last S in INDEPENDENTS.
Now, unless, and there's a small window here, you mean THE DAY FOR INDEPENDENTS, that releases the use of the apostrophe.
Keep up the great job on CNN, but PLEASE tell someone to have you guys STOP saying "part of the best political team on cable" or whatever that line is.
Just DO it. Don't brag about it.