I'm convinced that's why Marisa Tomei was naked so early and often in Before the Devil Knows You're Dead, a pretty good, but not great movie. There were plenty of funny moments in such a depressing story, and I liked seeing the story pieced together and re-told from different perspectives, but the second half of the movie dragged a lot.
Wednesday, October 31, 2007
Tuesday, October 30, 2007
Friday, October 26, 2007
Wednesday, October 24, 2007
Monday, October 22, 2007
As the World Series is about to start, I thought I would share this picture with all of you. This was taken in the summer of 2004, when Papi and I chatted about the best ever episode of Mr. Show. We had the classic debate and I ended up coming down on the side of "The Velveteen Touch of a Dandy Fop," while he chose "Bush is a Pussy." He just adored Kedzie. I'm still not sure who won. Man did we have a rollicking good time talking about the finer points of comedy!
Wednesday, October 17, 2007
From the latest issue of The New Yorker. Way to go Bubs:
Once [on set], a man pressed a package of heroin into the hands of Andre Royo, the actor who plays the sympathetic junkie and police informant Bubbles, saying, “Man, you need a fix more than I do.” Royo refers to that moment as his “street Oscar.”Thanks Dan.
Tuesday, October 16, 2007
Friday, October 12, 2007
Thursday, October 11, 2007
Wanted to give a shout-out to 'wichcraft today for providing me with some excellent bacon as part of my turkey sandwich. The key was that it was still moist and flavorful, as opposed to most bacon I come across, which is burnt to a crisp and disgusting.
Wednesday, October 10, 2007
Tuesday, October 09, 2007
The Indians did a wonderful job of stifling the Yankees for the better part of four games and taking full advantage of the Yankees' mediocre starting pitching for a well-deserved series victory. However, it's still pretty obvious to me that manager Eric Wedge should not have started Paul Byrd, who was very fortunate to give up only two runs in five innings of mediocre work. I actually said before the game that Byrd should have refused to pitch and forced Wedge to start C.C. Sabathia instead, but I guess that never could have happened.
Later in the game, Wedge made another mistake by inserting Joe Borowski to pitch the ninth inning. Rafael Betancourt had just pitched a brilliant eighth inning using only twelve pitches. He is a far superior pitcher to Borowski and should have at minimum started the ninth. Borowski flirted with disaster, but survived, so Wedge still looks "smart." Unfortunately his general strategy is indicative of a conventional/conservative managing style that may or may not come back to bite him in the ass against Boston. It truly amazes me that managers still make so many basic mistakes, but I guess if the market is choosing people like this to manage baseball teams then maybe I am the fool.
Finally, this looks like the end for Joe Torre in New York. He seems like a nice guy, but he has also been a corpse in the dugout for the past five or six years.
Friday, October 05, 2007
1. Why do girls ALWAYS think they look bad or will look bad in candid photos? Do they think that they look bad walking around all the time? If yes, don't worry girls, only some of you look bad, and I'm not gonna be taking pictures of you.
2. Why is it that when your cell phone gets stolen, people always make $600 worth of calls to Africa? Is it because these people really wanna call home and would prefer stealing your cell phone, with all the associated risks, over buying a $10 phone card? Do they think, "Oh, I haven't called Mom in awhile, better jack a phone."? Or do phone thieves just get off on dialing random numbers and spending your money? Better yet, maybe most phone thieves secretly work for call centers in India, showing the phone companies how important they are because of how they deal with these mini-crises all the time?
Never mind all this. Perhaps, as Mulatto Jesus says, the answer is simpler: "Africa probably has the best phone sex."
Thursday, October 04, 2007
...part of me wants to read either Metro or AMNY on the subway every morning, but another part of me doesn't want to because I don't want to get newsprint on my hands? Thus I often spend mornings reading over peoples' shoulders until they get creeped out.