October 14th, 2003

flavored with age

Last night, I said...

Baby, I feel so down, gonna go to the comic book shop while the Cubs are still out of town.

YES THAT'S RIGHT! I bought funnybooks! Ho ho! Wasting my life? Maybe. Wasting my money? Definitely. But you know what? Mmmmm, comic books.

I got the latest issues of "Powers" (the current story arc of which Bendis is making a valiant attempt to rescue from its origins in graphic monkey-fucking), Jim Mahfood's "Grrl Scouts" (which I want to like a lot more than I do -- the art is fantastic, but the plots are light and Food One doesn't seem to trust himself with dialogue), "Astro City" (haven't read it yet), "Formerly Known as the Justice League" (stupid, but very very funny), and "Teen Titans" (meh, but snazzy faux-Bryan Hitch artwork by Mike McKone). I also picked up Reunion, the sixth and final collection of the Alan Moore Swamp Things, and Six Feet Under the Gun, the sixth "100 Bullets" collection, both of which are excellent. I also got to see Comic Book Shop Girl, and for those of you following at home, my imaginary relationship with her is on the upswing, thanks very much, and next week I'm going to have imaginary dinner with her imaginary parents.

I also watched Frida, which...well, it wasn't that good. Despite repeated occurences of Salma Hayek's remarkable breasts, the dialogue was stilted, the biography was selective with a lot of stuff getting muddled over for the sake of a pretty standard romance story, and the whole thing seeming a bit formless. However, it was a very beautiful movie to look at -- gorgeous, vivid colors, great set design and a generally successful attempt to give the setpieces the look of a Frida Kahlo painting. So, not a total loss by any means.

On the to-get list at Facets: Lars von Trier's The Kingdom, Battle Royale, and the French version of "The Talented Mr. Ripley" with Alain Delon, the name of which escapes me at the moment.
flavored with age

Adventures in referral - slander edition

Okay, the Bettina thing I agree with, but I think I'm being Googlesmacked on this last one...

“dirty harry analysis as a cop film”
“muscular Jap guy” (from Argentina!)
“Superman’s dog”
“anti-arab little green footballs”
“eminem benzino”
“odd man ditko review” (from England!)
“halle berry hate mail”
“famous mobsters”
“Bettina vavavoom”
“photo of benzino and lisa raye”
“romeo romeo were art thou romeo” (from Canada!)
“devastate me”
“Joe Brozowski” (from France!)
“Superman Mengele experiments”
“funky John Byrne”
“personal mister”
“hulk drawings”
“hipublicans reactionary”
“star sapphire dc”
“large gay comics Belasco”
“large photograph eminem” (from Australia!)
“spank in academy”
“chop chop comic”
“Charlie Daniels racist lyrics”
“equivalent of hell in muslim or slam”
“Galactic Golem”
“the source benzino reviews”
“park bench girl crap”
“Silver Age Cheetah”
“public nudity at Wrigley Field”
“dr. bedlam” (from Canada!)
“incredible hulk drawings”
“modern monologues women free”
“terra man”
“sexy gand”
“famous emetophobia”
“baron blitzkrieg”
“soda is bad for you”
“photoshopped x-men”
“Lar Gand”
“susan powter before after”
“atomic skull”
“kid eternity”
“names of songs about flying”
“dirty dozens black”
“red and yellow striped tights”
“man bat real name”
“kill bill anime”
“number twenty-four”
“lisa raye”
“Vibe Magazine hipublicans”
“Jon Morris is Gay” (from Canada!)