Archive for March, 2009

Jay Baruchel

With all of the notable performances in “Knocked Up”, you may have overlooked Jay Baruchel as the lovable Canadian, so creatively named, “Jay”. A regular on the TV show “Undeclared”, I didn’t realize Jay was such a babe until his awesome, geeky/sexy performance in  “Tropic Thunder”.

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March 27, 2009 at 9:12 am 3 comments

Packing Plastic

Hey barbies, get a load of this, it’s saccharine, PERFECT POP!

Lily Allen’s music video “The Fear”.

I wanted to post this to share the exquisite loftiness and joy I feel watching it!

I like it because I like her in it. She’s become such a diva.

Her dress with swatches of lockets and black tights are pretty banging and pretty easy for any one to pull off. I also admire her long shiny black hair and bangs.

AD (art direction): reminds me of Marie Antoinette.

Props: vanity mirror (excellence).

Character: Lily Allen has transformed into a  total Veruca Salt from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

Additional comments: “Lots of fun…”

3:11- Best special effect.

March 23, 2009 at 2:00 pm 1 comment

I Love You, Man

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What happens when Judd Apatow is too busy with his own films to take on another? The result is a planned script that tries to haphazardly include improvised jokes. These stand-alone incidents are, sadly, what carries the film of this connect-the-dots plot. Like dancing around a baseball diamond, “I Love You, Man” is more of an exercise in awkward, unscripted moments than cohesive filmmaking.

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March 23, 2009 at 12:37 am 3 comments

“Oasis,” Amanda Palmer

God I love this woman.

March 22, 2009 at 1:13 am 4 comments

Doug Funny & Arnold

Sometimes the perfect guys aren’t exactly within our grasp.

Sometimes, they don’t even exist in real life. heyarnold3aimg_dou_dou (more…)

March 20, 2009 at 9:21 am 3 comments

Gender and Violence

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One of my favorite things about Googly Eyes (besides the fact that it’s awesome) is the intelligent debates/conversations we often have through comments. I would like to use this post mostly as a means of creating a discourse to consider an ever-growing topic in the news: violence and gender.

So we all know the Chris Brown/Rihanna story, and I’m pretty certain that any woman who was raised with a shred of self-respect would say that this was not okay. Regardless of if she pissed him off or read his texts or whatthefuckever, there’s no excuse to hit a woman and especially no excuse or justification for beating a woman as badly as Brown beat Rihanna. He should serve time for assault, and she should get the hell away from him as soon as possible, and permanently.

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March 19, 2009 at 11:38 am 9 comments

How To: Navigate the NYC Subway

Despite its shortcomings, New York City has one of the best subways in the world. Yes, the world. London’s tube probably comes in second place, but it’s London*, so like, who really gives a fuck? The trick to the New York City subway isn’t so much as making sure there’s a stop near you. It’s making sure it’s the right line. Since the MTA’s subway system initially consisted of a collective of companies such as the Brooklyn Rapid Transit Company (BRT), the Interborough Transit Company (IRT), and the Independent Subway System (IND), their union through the MTA has been anything but smooth. With different sized cars, tunnels, and train-tracks, the MTA absorbed every companies’ different gauges and schedules. The result is what we have today: a series of interconnecting lines of varying quality and speed. 

 

So before you make the move to NYC, take heed. Getting around is an art, especially during a recession. In honor of the glorious fare hike about to take place, I’ll be giving you installments of how to work one of the quirkiest transit systems in the world, sans subterranean cellphone service.

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March 19, 2009 at 12:01 am 7 comments

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