The Name of the Wind – An Introduction And Partial Review

I am reading the fantasy fiction novel “The Name  of the Wind” by Patrick Rothfuss.  The book is over 700 pages long.  I rarely read the fantasy genre.  I like fantasy stories fine, I just rarely have much time to read – in addition to all my other daily reading.  I read few long books, not because I…

Humor: 5 Things Robert Pattinson And Kristen Stewart Can Teach All Of Us About Love

Jon Stewart and Robert Pattinson eating Ben & Jerry’s ice cream, following Pattinson’s breakup with Stewart. 5 Things Robert Pattinson And Kristen Stewart Can Teach All Of Us About Love: 1.  If you don’t publicly acknowledge you’re in a relationship with someone until AFTER you’re photographed cheating on him in public – that’s a red…

Life Is Not A Fiction. Can One Person Make A Difference?

Life Is Not A Fiction    ~ by OneMoreOption Art is often a fiction.  Art often is pleasantly fictional. When a fictional story more accurately approximates the moral complexities and ambiguities of real life, the fictional story often loses its broader appeal.  Life is often not poetic.  The “endings” in real life often don’t wrap…

Where Do The Wild Things Come From?

- – Where Do The Wild Things Come From?    ~ by OneMoreOption Maurice Sendak, the famous children’s book author, who died this week, was gay. Sendak mentioned in a September 2008 article in The New York Times that he was gay and had lived with his partner, psychoanalyst Dr. Eugene Glynn, for 50 years before Glynn’s…

Someone Please Notify Me When The Santorum Traveling Carnival Show Is Over

Someone Please Notify Me When The Santorum Traveling Carnival Show Is Over    ~ by OneMoreOption Rick Santorum’s campaign released this position paper on Santorum’s campaign website.  It is undated and unsigned, but it speaks in the first person, using “I,” so I’ll infer Santorum approved it.   The web page can be found here:  http://www.ricksantorum.com/enforcing-laws-against-illegal-pornography…

Things That Could Not Be Improved #11: Chris Stevens, Justin Ponsor, Daniel Southard, Florence + The Machine, Adrian Tomine, Bruce Timm, And The Love Of Socks

Artists:  Chris Stevens and Justin Ponsor Narrative:  This was a variant illustration for the cover of Marvel’s 2011’s Uncanny X-Force #12.  It was part of the “I Am Captain America” variant covers commemorating the 70th anniversary of Captain America, a character created by Joe Simon & Jack Kirby.  – – This is the 11th edition of “Things That…

A Single Man – A Now, Solitary Man

I watched Woody Allen’s “Another Woman” again last night (‘cuz it’s free on Netflix streaming everybody!).  I watched Tom Ford and Colin Firth’s “A Single Man” this morning.  The film is based on Christopher Isherwood’s contemporary 1964 novel by the same name. I give the film 5 out of 5 stars. I recognized Jon Hamm’s (uncredited)…

Kings Of Leon’s “Use Somebody” Sung By The Cast Of Sing-Off Season 2 Episode 2

“Use Somebody” King of Leon’s song “Use Somebody” was sung by the cast of The Sing-Off in the introductory number for Season 2 Episode 2.  If you’d like to watch and listen to this extraordinary performance, it can be seen here: http://www.nbc.com/sing-off/video/night-2/1264137/ This version can be purchased on iTunes and probably other places. The older…

Conversations With Other Women

I saw the 2005 film “Conversations With Other Women”, starring Helena Bonham Carter and Aaron Eckhart. It is an excellent movie.  Unfortunately, it was butchered by the directorial, editing, and camera choices.  If you can get past the constant distraction of the split screen, this is a brilliant and well written film.  At the screening I attended, several…

Jim Carrey’s Wide Sweeping And Foolish Remarks About Tiger Woods And His Wife

So, if you haven’t heard this yet, for whatever reasons, Jim Carrey, has decided to make some broad sweeping comments about Tiger Woods and his wife Elin Nordegren through his Twitter account.  Here are some of his comments so far, in chronological order over the last 24 hours: Apr 9th 10:06 AM- “Tiger Woods owes nothing…

The 2010 Oscars For The Year 2009 – Praise For So Many Of “The Losers”

  Mélanie Laurent as Shosanna Dreyfus in Quentin Tarantino’s “Inglourious Basterds” – – – – Tonight is the Oscars.  I love watching the show.  I really care about who wins and what those choices say about the Academy of Motion Picture Arts And Science community of members and popular culture. I’m no expert at picking…

Eyes Wide Shut (1999), Choses secretes (aka Secret Things) (2002), and Les anges exterminateurs (aka Exterminating Angels) (2006)

Stanley Kubricks “Eyes Wide Shut” (1999), Jean-Claude Brisseau’s “Secret Things” (2002), and Jean-Claude Brisseau’s “Exterminating Angels” (2006) make up a perplexing trilogy.  Probably no one else has called these 3 films a trilogy, and they were not created or intended to be a trilogy.  But when we don’t like things, we tend to group things…

A Year Of Living Sexually – If I Could Show You Just 10 Photos From 2009 . . .

I set out to create a post of the top 10 photos I wanted to show from 2009, from artists I follow on Flickr.  But as “Top 10″ lists tend to do, 10 often proves to be an inadequate number, so shoot me because I chose 22.  I did not want to miss out on giving…