Friday, June 26, 2009

I don't know if you heard but Michael Jackson Died . . .

I am remaining neutral on the subject.

I do find it interesting, (I have always found this interesting about the death of celebrities) what pictures different magazines and websites use to 'remember' MJ with. Almost all the tribute photos with the words Michael Jackson 1958-2009 splashed across were pictures of late 20s MJ, about half way through his transformation- like the Pepsi era. As some one who was famous for almost literally his entire life, and especially for someone who changed so dramatically over that much publizied life, how as an editor does one pick the picture that best represents Jackson as a whole?

Some other interesting things that have come to light today:

ONE: Michael Jackson effectivly stopped the internet: That is truly the most amazing thing (yesterday most news and psudo news websites crashed out because of public demand) is a way that was never seen before, not even September 11th. Bizzaro, that this wild nebulous thing "the internet" CAN be stopped, contrary to popular thought. (Which PS China has now effectivly banned google, so the free exchange of information can be stopped any old time the government likes, just keep that in your back pocket)

TWO: MJ left Paul McCartney the Beatles Catalog in his will This makes me very happy

THREE: Stars have taken to twitter or whatever to let us know what we think about all this. This is has always irritated me for some reason

FOUR: Perhaps strangest of all Lou Ferrigno was Michael Jackson's personal trainer?!!

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Another important real news story

Here is another GREAT news story-hot on the heels of this breaking news from CNN- this time from MSNBC's front page (not the entertainment section or the lifestyle section) How as a nation will be continue on?

Woke Up This Morning Part II

Yesterday morning I woke up, got in the shower, washed my hair rinsed it out and did not even realize I had used liquid face soap instead of shampoo. DID NOT EVEN REALIZE!

Nothing is Really Free

Sometimes on the internets I read something really great- and in a way it makes me sad because on the internet, although everything will exist for ever at the same time it is all so fleeting and will be gone from our collective unconscious within hours (it’s a METAPHOR!)

Anyway you know one of my favorite blogs ever is Videogum (if you didn’t just look over at that side bar! It is number one on my favorite links) and it is usually snarky and funny and irreverent and etc. But today the boy writer of Videogum had a really great, reflective piece on a comedy show he got to go to free- but it isn’t really about that of course- its an examination of his (our) sense of entitlement and disillusionment and so many other things. And its funny and sad and so close to the EXACT same feelings I have had is similar situations and how much that sucks. And the desire to maybe not be snarky and funny and irreverent all the time but how that is impossible now as an adult, and also the strong desire to share this discomfort with others- but also an understanding of how futile that urge can be. I don't even know who Louis CK IS, but I could insert dozens of other names in there for an identical effect

It’s a little long, but I really recommend reading it-- here is a little taste! (Spoiler!)

. . . And so now you are basically not even enjoying this rare moment with a world-class comedian telling stories off the cuff because you're absorbed in this long-winded, self-absorbed interior monologue you've been having a lot lately about where your life is headed and what you really want and blah blah blah you are so pedestrian, seriously, get over yourself.

READ There Ain't No Such Thing As A Free Louis CK Show

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Debbie Does Salad

I have always mantained the food network makes cooking look like porno (the extreme lingering close ups, the lighting) and lo and behold: Someone else thought that too and probably before me!

This article is pretty long but you will get the idea - I always knew that Rachel Ray was a slut!

Woke up this morning

This morning I woke up, got in the shower, washed my hair rinsed it out and did not even realize I had used body wash instead of shampoo. DID NOT EVEN REALIZE!

Monday, June 22, 2009

2 Movie Things

The first Images from Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland were released today and it looks BEAUTIFUL! I am a big fan of Tim Burton but for a long time he has sort of stopped making real movies and has only been recreating old movies that people already like, with less than tantlizing result- so I was less than pumped for Alice in Wonderland- BUT it is allegedly going to be really really creepy and based on some of these images, it has a lot of promise!Thanks for the hot tip Catie! You can check out all the pictures here

Also, have you heard of this movie "All About Evil" Today I read the first article I have seen about it, but it looks bloody awesome!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Modern Cinderella

THis article is very interesting to me and hopefully to you! it is a photo series where disney princesses are taken out of their story and placed in a modern context. the images are jarring and thought provoking

Monday, June 15, 2009

I just got back from Bikram and feeling somewhat inspired I was looking up some postures on youtube. You don't have to watch the whole thing, but I find this to be quite beautiful, very different from the smushed up lump of bones and skin that I look like ha ha!

Eat No Meat

Remeber when just one blog ago I was like i don't care if you eat meat or not? Actually I do care a little bit, so would you mind reading this article? I is just one day a week, and I mean, he is a BEATLE after all!

As you may have heard (or read along the bottom your screen if you watch WHeel of Fortune)Thursday was the big day of the TV digital conversion! ANd if you know anythign about me, you will know that I am not very good at "things" like "this" and so naturally, I have not made any kind of conversion to digital.

Outside of my personality "quirks" that make it difficult for me in the real world, I have a lot of other better reasons to not make the digital conversion, that I have been thinking about for awhile now. I was TV free for years, but then when I started having roommates I sort of fell back into the habit. There isn't anything wrong with watching tv- except that I feel like it makes me (and I really do mean ME, the person I can barely control, sarah -this whole line of thinking is only about me, so no judgement. It's like being vegitarian, I don't think badly about anyone who eats meat, I just know for myself it is the right choice not too) OK with all that out of the way. I don't have TV anymore because i think it makes me really lazy and also we have all these amazing devices we use to save time (like cars and washing machines and microwaves) but what do I do with my extra time? I watch TV! That is dumb. So I will still be able to watch some tv on my computer, and I will still have a TV to watch movies on DVD but I am going to try at least for a little while to go tv free and see what I can accomplish.

OH yes one more thing! Recently I was lucky enough to be a back up dancer in a movie for the opening of the 20 Funny Festival and this is the movie! During the dance sequence you might notice one person sort of standing off to the side, and maybe not even really dancing the right dance with the group and it kind of looks like they just ran up and tried to join in- but it's not that! It's me! :)

Friday, June 12, 2009

And I thought the headlines on the Seattle Times were bad. . .

This is a real life screen capture from, reporting on the 25 or so most important stories that are impacting our lives and our world right now. . . .