Monday, October 31, 2011

A reformed obscene phone caller


This clip is so random that I want to see this film... but isn't that the dad from the TV show Gimme a Break?



Source [everyday I show]

Advice for ladies


Source [Lethal Dose]

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Michael Jackson



Book Review: A Long Way Down by Nick Hornby


A Long Way Down by Nick Hornby

Rating: 3/5

Nick Hornby is known for his contemporary tales of, at times, lovable losers and how they deal with the world. His stories are usually filled with sadness, loneliness and humor and this book was no exception.

This is the story of four strangers who decided to kill themselves on New Year's Eve by jumping off a building (a notorious suicide site). After they all meet on the roof, this rag tag team (with nothing in common) somehow become an unwitting support group for each other.

The story is told from alternative points of view of the strangers and we learn a a bit about what brought them up on that roof and why they wanted to end their lives. Of course, not to be too crass, but after learning more about these people, half way through the book, you're like, "you know what, why don't you jump already!" I know, that's harsh but as the reader you're thinking, "good lord, it's so easy to solve your problems, just do a, b and c."

But I guess that's the thing about depression, from the outside, everyone says, "why don't you just cheer up" or "just go out more, get friends, get another boyfriend... yadda yadda yadda" but those things are SO easy to say but much harder to do, if you're the one dealing with the depression. So I hope people don't walk away from this book just thinking they were a bunch of whiny people with silly problems, but people who are depressed and sometimes it's hard to get out of that funk... especially alone.

Huh? [YouTube]


But I watched it twice.

Friday, October 28, 2011

Book Review: The Uncommon Reader by Alan Bennett


The Uncommon Reader by Alan Bennett

Rating: 5/5

A charming story of the Queen of England who discovers the joy of reading, rather accidentally. She stumbles across a mobile library and immediately catches the reading bug. This bug slowly changes the Queen as her reading habits increase, which cause her staff (equerries, a new word I learned) some distress.

I could relate to the Queens' process into becoming a "reader" because there is something intimate that happens to you when you become a "dedicated reader", it expands your world. It causes you to question and investigate everything around you and of course want to read more.

A brilliant book depicting what reading can do to you.

Oh yes, one last thing, the ending was unexpected, funny and just perfect.



Source [All Amazing Things]

Hey cat daddy, can you hang?


Learn about real hipsters.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

How To Make A David Lynch Film




Source [The Pursuit Aesthetic]

In my quest to become hoity-toity...


I am going to try to use these words in my everyday conversations:

Agog - (adj) Very eager or curious to hear or see something: "I'm all agog to see the Duchess' new hat."

Bally - (adj) bloody, damned [mild explicative]: "Get that bally dog out of the kitchen!"

To be all a twitter - (v) To be anxious or excited about something: "The Mater has been all a twitter ever since Mrs. Nelson told her the news about the Duke of Edinburgh."

To be dashed - (v) To be confounded; used interchangeably with to be damned: "Well, I'll be dashed!"

To biff  - (v) To strike or to punch: "If you don't remove your elbows from the table I shall biff you."

Blighter - (n) A fellow, especially one held in low esteem: "He's a silly blighter, isn't he?"

Blithering - (adj) Senselessly talkative, babbling; used chiefly as an intensive to express annoyance or contempt: "Mister Hooper, you are such a blithering idiot."
By Jove! - (interj) [used as a mild oath to express surprise or emphasis]

Chap - (n) A man or a boy.

Chin-chin - (interj) [used as a greeting or as a toast when drinking to someones health] 

Cross-patch -(n) A bad-tempered or irritable person: "O, don't be such a cross-patch, Charles."

Dash - (adv) A mild form of damn: "That was dash cunning of you."

Dashed - (adj) A mild form of damned, derived from dash: "The dashed thing doesn't work!"

Dash it all! - (interj) [used to express angry or dismay; interchangeable withdamn it]

Drivel - (n) Silly nonsense; "How can you say such drivel?"

Frightful - (adj) [used for emphasis, esp. of something bad]

Frightfully - (adv) Very (used for emphasis): "I'm frightfully sorry."

To get it in the neck - (v) To be punished or criticised for something: "She really gave it to me in the neck when I arrived late for dinner."

Humdrum - (adj) Lacking variety or excitement; dull: "I don't want to go to school, Mummy, maths is so humdrum."

I say! - (interj) [used to express surprise or disgruntlement; often interchangeable with O my!]

Jolly well - (adv) very much; a phrase used for emphasis or enthusiasm: "I jolly well hope so!"

Look here! - (interj) [used to express disgruntlement or agitation with a person or persons]: "Look here, you swine! What do you think you're doing?"

Milksop - (n) A weak or ineffectual person; whimp: "Don't be such a milksop, Spencer, it's only a kitten."
Old man - (n) [term of endearment used in informal direct address]

Old thing - (n) [term of endearment used in informal direct address]

Pipped - (adj) To get the better of; defeat.

Positively - (adv) Very (used for emphasis): "How positively lovely!"

Right-o - (interj) [used to express cheerful concurrence, assent, or understanding]

Ripping - (adj) excellent, delightful: "What a positively ripping sweater you're wearing, Bernard!"

Rot - (n) nonsense [often used interjectionally]: "What rot!"

Rummy - (adj) queer, odd: "That was a rummy sort of thing to say, don't you suppose?"

To talk through one's hat - To talk nonsense; especially on a subject that one professes to be knowledgeable about but in fact is ignorant of: "He's never really met Lady Astor, he's just talking through his hat."

That's not cricket - (interj) [used to express dismay at an instance of unfair or ungentlemanly conduct or proceedings]: "Mater, Helen has taken the whole sugar dish and refuses to share. It just isn't cricket!" 

Tight as an owl - (adj) drunk

Toodle-pip - (interj) good-bye, so long

What ho! - (interj) [exclamatory greeting, like saying what's up]

What? - (interj) [used as a tag question, often to solicit agreement]: "Evelyn Waugh must be the greatest author of the century, what?"

What’s-it - (n) a gadget or other thing for which the speaker does not know or has forgotten the name

With knobs on - (adv/adj) Extremely; in a similar way, but taken to an extreme: "The same to you with knobs on!"

Word Source [Swell & Dandy], Image Source [The Hornet]

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

I like this album title


I don't know what the album sounds like, but the title is just perfect.

Image Source [Dolores Delargo]

Simple truths...


Image Source [Book Porn]

Music Break: Washington D.C. Hospital Center Blues

The blues...

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

I don't have any plans for Halloween

but I've always want to dress up like Mr. T

I'm probably dating myself.


A Navy Man


Source [All Amazing Things]


I've always wanted to visit Ireland.

Monday, October 24, 2011

A kiss


Source [everyday I show]

Miles Davis


Dude is smoking and playing the trumpet... he was amazing.

So What

Dog and Boy


Source [everyday I show]

Sunday, October 23, 2011

How I spend my Sunday mornings

Marc Almond of Soft Cell

what do you do?

Image Source [Dolores Delargo]

Your nose...

Some good advice:

From The Bazar Book of Decorum. The Care of the Person, Manners, Etiquette, and Ceremonials, by Robert Tomes, 1870

Source [ザー♥♥ファカゴン!]

never diagnose symptoms online

because you'll always find out you're dying
Image Source [leoyescribo]

Saturday, October 22, 2011

So naughty


Image Source [all things amazing]



Image Source [An Open Window]

Yeah, I'd read it


Source [Book Porn]

Friday, October 21, 2011

A young Charles Dickens


Source [Free Library of Philadelphia]

A $200,000 cellphone bill

Okay, read this news story from

MIAMI (AP) - A South Florida woman got a shock when she opened a recent cell phone bill: she owed $201,000. It was no mistake. Celina Aarons has her two deaf-mute brothers on her plan. They communicate by texting and use their phones to watch videos. Normally, that's not a problem. Aarons has the appropriate data plan and her bill is about $175. But her brothers spent two weeks in Canada and Aarons never changed to an international plan. Her brothers sent over 2,000 texts and also downloaded videos, sometimes racking up $2,000 in data charges. T-Mobile told Aarons the bill was correct. She called Miami TV station WSVN, which contacted T-Mobile. The station reports that T-Mobile cut Aarons' bill to $2,500 and gave her six months to pay.

It was nice of T-Mobile to cut the bill but my question is, when her usage reached, umm, say, $100,000 you don't think T-Mobile should have or could have called or texted her to say, "Yo! Your bill is about to be more expensive than your house!" SMH

Pretty faces


Source [FY Ethnic Models]

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Tales of the Post


Your favorite postal employees, Newman and Cliff.

Image Source [fanboy gaymer]

Don't get Claire Huxtable started...


Image Source [An Open Window]

Tell it sister


Image Source [alysian-fields]

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Just this one...


Have I mentioned how many perfect lines are in this movie?

Well, there are many.

Image Source [365 Days of Halloween]

I would totally watch this


Image Source [Poison & Vanity]

When I die I'm leaving my body to science fiction!


Image Source [Book Porn]

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Well, he has a point


Image Source [alysian-fields]

What I'm loving right now

From the opera Pagliaccio - Canio just discovered his wife cheated on him, but he still must prepare for his performance as Pagliaccio the clown.

Recitar! Mentre preso dal delirio,
non so più quel che dico,
e quel che faccio!
Eppur è d'uopo, sforzati!
Bah! Sei tu forse un uom?
Tu se' Pagliaccio!

Vesti la giubba,
e la faccia infarina.
La gente paga, e rider vuole qua.
E se Arlecchin t'invola Colombina,
ridi, Pagliaccio, e ognun applaudirà!
Tramuta in lazzi lo spasmo ed il pianto
in una smorfia il singhiozzo e 'l dolor, Ah!

Ridi, Pagliaccio,
sul tuo amore infranto!
Ridi del duol, che t'avvelena il cor!

Act! While in delirium,
I no longer know what I say,
or what I do!
And yet it's necessary... make an effort!
Bah! Are you not a man?
You are a clown!

Put on your costume,
powder your face.
The people pay to be here, and they want to laugh.
And if Harlequin shall steal your Columbina,
laugh, clown, so the crowd will cheer!
Turn your distress and tears into jest,
your pain and sobbing into a funny face – Ah!

Laugh, clown,
at your broken love!
Laugh at the grief that poisons your heart!

Don't you feel like crying after listening to this? Maybe it's just me, but Pavarotti's voice always brings me to tears... it's just so beautiful. If you liked this, check out his version of Nessun Dorma!

John Steinbeck


John Steinbeck - I recommend Of Mice and Men, don't worry, it's a quick read

Image Source [Library Land]

Monday, October 17, 2011

How I always feel...


Image Source [FY Book Arts!]

Oh Matilda...


Great movie.

Image source [Pretty Books]

Ron Swanson


Image Source [fanboy gaymer]

Sunday, October 16, 2011

My Game of Thrones obsession has ended....

I finished the first three books in the series and was captivated (see this post).

Book four, A Feast of Crows... well I'm not feeling it and decided to stop.

The author introduces new characters I could care less about and after all the craziness that happened in book three I just wanted him to continue as is, but he decided to go in a different direction. And on top of that they changed the narrator for the audiobooks and this guy reads like he's reading Shakespear and it sucks. They really should re-record the book with Roy Dotrice (he narrated the first 3 - here's an example) he was awesome, he did different voices for characters and read a little slower which made it easier for you to get into the flow of the book.

Anyway, I have time to update my blog again...

sorry for my absence.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

I can't update my blog because winter is coming...


I am currently obsessed with the Game of Thrones novel series (it's easier to call it that, than A Song of Ice and Fire series)... seriously, this series has taken over my life. I wake up, have my cup of tea while reading, driving to work I listen to the audiobook, during breaks at work I read on my kindle... I've even started eating lunch in my car so I can listen to the audiobook (yeah, I know I can read while I eat lunch, but I enjoy listening to Roy Dotrice reading to me), then when I arrive home I sit and read, and read and read... (did I mention these books average about 1,000 pages each?)

So I haven't been online much these days.

Seriously, I'm in this deep. The story is just that good... I. must. know. what. happens. next. 

Which is perfectly normal for me, I really do have an obsessive personality. When I like something, I REALLY like it. I have to immerse myself into stuff, I did this with Harry Potter, Star Trek TNG, True Blood/Alexander Skarsgard, Barack Obama, and the list goes on and on... I'm sure fan girls and boys out there, understand this.

I guess you can say I'm one of those all or nothing people.

But no worries, I'm halfway through book 3... I'll finish the series in a another three - four weeks or so... but on second thought, I'm probably going to have to read all the fanfiction ever written for this series, so maybe I'll be back in another couple of months... ugh, I'm just really loving this story, I can't help it.

 The Winterfell weather forecast... Winter is always coming

This makes me laugh, good lord, I hate the Lannisters, sans Tyrion
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