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So I'm watching Hammer's THE TWO FACES OF DR. JEKYLL with the always amazing Christopher Lee, in gorgeous absurd Technicolor (reds and pinks beside each other, a boxer wears lilac pants, and of course the ginger's ballgown is teal) and what should occur but a very young (youngest I've seen him) blindingly hot (hottest ditto) Oliver Reed in an uncredited, non-speaking role, sitting at a table with two budgie-like chippies.

Unfairly to the picture, it was all downhill after that.
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...we love you, Eartha Kitt.

'I Want To Be Evil'


'Le Danseur de Charleston'
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Please honor her memory, and go spank someone.
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"How is God supposed to concentrate with you up there?"
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I can think of lots of things Jesse could be doing other than watching 'Murder, She Wrote.'
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Because I have False Nostalgia*,
and because I'm a live-action Disney trainspotter,
and because nothing is more fascinating than media crushes that outlast the mass popularity of their focus,
I present this, 'Annette Slo-Mo In Tight Dress.'

I am wavingpalms and I approve of this message.
*False Nostalgia: nostalgia for a time that one never experienced, indeed, that occurred before one was even born.
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'...thank GOD McCain wasn't elected. With all that's going on right now, he'd be dead of a heart attack already."

A Dilemma.

Nov. 19th, 2008 05:40 pm
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So, I bought this new car. It's a 2009 Toyota Yaris 3-Door, which I'm calling either 'Apollo 18' or the 'SLAVE II.'* It's black, and has a manual transmission, and gets 35 mpg, and I'm already quite fond of it. Therefore I can't wait to deface it with stickers.

Just one or two, mind you. Carefully chosen and tastefully placed, like an accent or a beauty mark. Of course, they'd have to be cool.

I've got several neat stickers I've been keeping, like an old RatFink whose adhesive I do not trust, and some original MSTinfoclub bumperstickers, and a few others. One of them is an old Apple sticker. I mean old Apple sticker. We're talking ][c era.

But that's the problem! It's cool because of its age, but because of its age it's a modified rainbow Apple!

I. Am. Not. Participating. In. The. Rainbow. Flag.

I hate that damned thing. Totally a signifier of age and taste (which is to say, PATRICK'S, Charleston townies).

And it's proof- PROOF that there is no such thing as a Gay Design Gene, because if there was, we'd have come up with something better.

So, okay, there, made up my mind already, thanks for listening.

However, if anyone had a sticker of Lt. Sulu that reads 'Set Phaser for Disco,' I'd slap it on in a minute.
*Yeah, it'd be the SLAVE II, because the Expanded Universe is not cannon, and yes, I'm just that much of a geek.
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"I guess God doesn't like Sarah Palin after all. Go God!"
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He mentioned

MY TOWN

in his speech.
wavingpalms: (palmy)
Yes,

we did.
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I'm dying to know: What's everyone's Hallowe'en costume this year?

(I'm going to be Alex from A Clockwork Orange, with my BF going as Unspecified Droog.)
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I've been a bit overboard on the video posting lately, but I found this on Warren Ellis' blog and it's shockingly beautiful.

Nina Hagen with
cello quartet Apocalyptica
covering Rammstein.



Edit: are Apocalyptica a trio, now?
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Pfui!

I'm trying to decide what to make of this...

Here's its possible historical precedent. Except Zhora is cool, whether she's handling snakes, crashing through plateglass windows, or turning ursine.
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I just sent this off to VoodooDolly3, but it's just too good not to share.

It's probably the most horrifying thing I've ever seen in my life.

And what in the name of balloon animals is going on here?
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Things which are annoying
Strippers who have 'boundaries.'

Things which are NOT annoying
Strippers who don't.
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Your home is a

Philanthropic Time-Lord's Manor

Your kitchen consists of dilithium-powered food replicators, manned by obedient robot slaves, who are sure to never, ever rebel. I mean, it's preposterous to even consider it. There's a Chocolatessen, which is rapidly becoming your favorite room of the house. Having one is also becoming a trend among your wealthy neighbors. Your master bedroom is the size of a small barn, with carpet thick enough to reach your ankles. Your study has every science fiction title ever written. One of your garages contains a life-sized X-Wing fighter, and KITT. (KITT was a gift from a well-meaning uncle.)

Your home also includes a robot repair bay, where your mechanized servants are routinely fitted with new restraining bolts. (It's just a precaution.) Outside is your radio telescope, listening constantly for alien transmissions. Especially invaders. They'll come eventually, even if nobody believes you. (Nobody does.)

And, you have a pet -- a doberman pincer named "Warren".

Below is a snippet of the blueprints:


Find YOUR Dream Home!
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...so I'm driving home from work, along Morrison Drive, and

KABANG!

an 18-wheeler runs the red light and comes skirling down the ramp off the Cooper River Bridge and tbones directly into my passenger side!

My glass shatters- so I floor it- because at that point he's just pushing me, and wherever the 18-wheeler ends up, I know that I want to STOP BEING ON THE GRILLE OF THE SEMI... and sail into a ditch on the opposite side of the road,

and as I jump out of my truck I see the semi, slipping, slipping, overturning!

I'm perfectly safe, by the way, so stop worrying about that.

I just think it's screwy that

A semi smashes into the side of me-
the semi flips- taking four towtrucks to right it-
And then I drive my little Ford POS home.
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So our buddy Thomas, who'll be visiting us next week, was interviewed on his new line for Thierry Mugler!

http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/wireStory?id=3334797
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The power of the best in science fiction has always been to state the fantastic literally in a way that suggests a world of metaphor. As our world changes, so too do our political and philosophical readings of these films. This is why they stay fresh and relevant while specifically political films often become dated or the dogmatic views of their creators begin to show through. Our own apophenia creates new meanings for the fantastic in each new context in which it is placed.

-Wiley Wiggins
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