Archives for September 2008
1. TV departed – my list of Eight Reasons You Should be Downloading the First Season of “The Middleman” is live at Fantasy Magazine. Because if my weekly gibberings haven’t convinced you, then by god, a numbered list will! 2. TV present – I think weekends on the SciFi channel are designed to sap my will to live. The fact that I watched Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves WILLINGLY, THREE TIMES rather than watch the SciFi channel is proof of how bad the SciFi movies are; when I can’t sit… Read more »
(Note: this isn’t a Questionable Taste Theatre, because Questionable Taste Theatre is movies I actually like, or movies I suspect are good. This, despite its train-wreck glory, is neither of those.) Some wiseacre decided to air Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves over the weekend, when they knew I would be helpless with illness right in front of the TV and be forced to watch it! …three times! And you guys, we need to talk.… Read more »
With recent events, in a country where the rich steal from the poor and then expect the poor to bail them out, it all seems a terrifying, crazy, hopeless mess. We could all use some escapism. (And, eventually, a plot of land on which to grow vegetables and process our own graywater as we wait with our guns in our laps for nightfall, when the raid-gangs come. But that’s not what Questionable Taste Theatre is about!) This week’s Questionable Taste Theatre honors a movie in which a terrifying, crazy, hopeless… Read more »
Good news: in her new movie, Keira Knightley wears chemises, as you can see around the neckline of this frock: Bad news: people are still casting Keira Knightley in movies.… Read more »
Note: I am not generally a shoes person. My favorite shoes are my orthopedic loafers, because they provide arch and heel support. And because I’m eighty. However, sometimes when you pass a secondhand store and stop to buy a friend a 75-cent copy of that classic Harlequin Regency The Highwayman (“Everything about him screamed danger!”), you end up going so far back into the cramped, narrow store that you come out in Narnia – being sensible, you quickly backtrack, and find the shoes. And among the clunky, worn black shoes… Read more »
I have been waiting for this exhibit since I heard it was coming; this is like my World Series of second-tier musuem exhibits. America and the Tintype, on display through January 4, 2009, explores the venerated history of the tintype as a marker of blah blah blah political upheaval blah blah technology whatever. The copy on the website basically reads like that throughout, which is fine, because they know that just by looking at the main ad image for this campaign, you’re going to go. Right? Who can look at… Read more »

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