Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Friday, December 20, 2013

Friday Scramble

Orson and the Albatross.

Calvino on classics.

Hollywood trash and history.

Some neat looks to 23 Skidoo the year with.

And his cat is named Ella too.

Christmas morning for 25 years.

A fab cocktail to make the holidays bright.

I'll miss you Eileen Brennan.

In case you ever wondered.

Some good advice I'm taking for my next grand venture.

If you'd like to do some book larnin' during the holiday break.

Polishing the Ruby...

Friday Jukebox, Noel!

Friday, December 13, 2013

YouTube Buffet: Sounds of 2013

Ending not on a song from 2013, but my hands down favorite use of a song this year. The Americans heartbreaking use of this achingly beautiful Roberta Flack tune.

Santa, Baby

Friday Scramble

Oh my kingdom for an HBO subscription.

Your scheduled wild fox break.

The keepers of the dying arts.

Another Sondheim link.

Far from home in my old stomping grounds.

Always an ache for a Gotham I've never seen.

Friday Jukebox, some 80s Seasonal Cheer.

Friday, December 06, 2013

YouTube Buffet: 1986 Edition

I like the Sprite in Andreas for helping me curate this list.

Friday Scramble

Defending Billy Wilder's last.

...But there were trees there then...

...But I've seen some pretty unreasonable things.

The ghost in the machine.

Making music on Sesame Street.

An art deco relic, beautiful in its decay.

Friday Jukebox, ice cold cool small screen sounds.

Thursday, December 05, 2013

Rest in Peace Nelson Mandela


Out of the night that covers me,
Black as the Pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may be
For my unconquerable soul.

In the fell clutch of circumstance
I have not winced nor cried aloud.
Under the bludgeonings of chance
My head is bloody, but unbowed.

Beyond this place or wrath and tears
Looms but the Horror of the shade,
And yet the menace of the years
Finds, and shall find, me unafraid.

It matters not how strait the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll.
I am the master of my fate:
I am the captain of my soul.

-William Ernest Henley

"Night of the Meek"

The charming Twilight Zone Christmas episode "Night of the Meek", featuring a great performance from Art Carney. 

A Nineties Fashion Photo For Thursday

Wednesday, December 04, 2013

Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy

American Ballet Theatre's Principal Dancer Hee Seo in Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy from The Nutcracker. 

Tuesday, December 03, 2013

A Very Merry Cricket

Chuck Jones' animated followup to his 1973 charmer "A Cricket in Times Square" based on the book by George Selden. 

Noel Baby

Friday, November 29, 2013

Friday Scramble

Making the ordinary magical.

Repaying the favor fifty years later.

But if you tame me then we shall need each other.

Talking Heads Italiano.

Places where space turned out not to be the place.

De Palma talks about the Chicago Way in 1987.

The time the last daughter of Krypton changed the way Hollywood treats Thanksgiving.

Friday Jukebox, a cult item I've been curious about for ages finally makes its way uncut to blu-ray via Olive Films.

Music in the Air, "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen" Annie Lennox

Friday, November 22, 2013

Sondheim Break "Something Just Broke"

Friday Scramble

Secrets of the Labyrinth.

Does what it says on the tin.

Let me be your star got told no in '83 too.

Someplace dark becomes someplace green.

Beautiful writing receives beautiful illustrations.

The dress you like will come back in style.

Christmas creepy.

But we need more montages!

We are all part of one another.

Working class hero.

"..but everyone has a definite opinion about the flavor of shaved coconut..."

Friday Jukebox, an old favorite...

YouTube Buffet: 1984 Edition

As always, a big thank you Andreas for helping curate this list.

Monday, November 18, 2013

Monday Moebius

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