31 August 2010

29 August 2010

28 August 2010

Films: Two days in Paris, Julie Delphy (2007)

possibly my new most favourite film.
cheers you, Julie Delphy.

26 August 2010


The Angels are coming for you, but listen—your life could depend on this—don't blink. Don't even blink. Blink and you're dead. They are fast, faster than you could believe. Don't turn your back, don't look away, and don't blink.

- Doctor

20 August 2010

they move like candle light

When you notice a cat in profound meditation,
The reason, I tell you, is always the same:
His mind is engaged in a rapt contemplation
Of the thought, of the thought, of the thought of his name:
His ineffable effable
Deep and inscrutable singular Name.

- T.S. Eliot
(from "Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats")


19 August 2010

if beauty appears in a forest with no one there to see it...

Sometimes I have the feeling that we're in one room with two opposite doors and each of us holds the handle of one door, one of us flicks an eyelash and the other is already behind his door, and now the first one has but to utter a word and immediately the second has closed his door behind him and can no longer be seen. He’s sure to open the door again for it’s a room which perhaps one cannot leave. If only the first one were not precisely like the second, if he were calm, if he would only pretend not to look at the other, if he would slowly set the room in order as though it were a room like any other; but instead he does exactly the same as the other at his door, sometimes even both are behind the doors and the beautiful room is empty.

-Franz Kafka

18 August 2010

Smile: High School French meets Francois Ozon

via McSweeny's

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Je suis Monsieur Troucher. Je suis le père de la famille.
I am Mr. Troucher. I am the father. I am quite manly.

Je suis Jean-Paul. Je suis le fils de la famille.
I am Jean-Paul. I am also a man, therefore I come before my sister.

Je suis Marie. Je suis la soeur de Jean-Paul.
I am Jean-Paul's sister, Marie. I am being groomed to marry well.

Je suis Madame Troucher. Je suis la mère de Jean-Paul.
I am the wife. I have no first name. I am disappointed that I have a daughter instead of two sons.

Je suis Tutu. Je suis le chien de la famille Troucher.
I am Tutu the dog. I am a male dog for no foreseeable reason. Apparently, I can talk.

Where Do You Live?

M. Troucher: Nous habitons à la capitale.
Like all French people, we live in Paris.

Mme. Troucher: Je l'aime Paris! La ville d'amour!
I obviously wear my heart on my age-inappropriate cap sleeve.

Marie: Le ville de la culture et les chefs de cuisine!
Mom, does Dad ever hurt you? Smile if the answer's yes.

Jean-Paul: Je l'aime le Tour Eiffel! C'est magnifique!
Why can we see the Eiffel Tower from, like, every window?

Tutu: J'aime les touristes'je mange leur croissants!
I'm a poodle? I don't feel like a poodle. I bet I'm really a German Shepherd.

At the Supermarket

M. Troucher: Je vais faire des courses maintenant.
I alone will buy the groceries. Stay here in the small car with the windows up.

Marie: J'espère qu'il achète des chocolates.
He's gone. We could run away.

Mme. Troucher: Je voudrais des fleurs pour le jardin.
He would find us, Marie. He always does.

Jean-Paul: J'espère qu'il m'achète un nouveau ballon de football!
Hey! The only things in this bag are wine and a baguette! I'm hungry!

Tutu: Je voudrais du rosbif, s'il vous plaît.
Why the hell did you need to bring me shopping?

Going Out

M. Troucher: Ce restaurant, c'est tres couteux!
I don't like spending money. Is it still legal for me to hit you?

Mme. Troucher: Oui, c'est tres couteux!
I share your opinion so completely, I do not even need to reword it. Also, I wonder what an orgasm feels like.

Jean-Paul: Marie, voulez-vous du brioche et fromage?
Mom and Dad are lame. Wanna smoke a bowl in the bathroom?

Marie: Mais oui!
Fuck yes.

Tutu: N'oubliez-pas le rosbif pour le chien!
Guess I'll just stay tied to this pole while you eat, then.

What's Happening Tomorrow?

M. Troucher: Je pense faire laver ma voiture demain.
I plan to wash the car. Apparently, I'll need all three of these verbs.

Jean-Paul: Je vais aux grands magasins avec mon ami François.
François and I are going to sell handbags out of the back of the neighbor's van for cash, which we'll spend on X. Afterward, while stoned, we'll hold each other and cry, which will lead to some awkward, life-changing sexual experimentation.

Marie: Je prépare une tarte des pommes.
Mom, I got pregnant just so you would look at me. Mom?

Mme. Troucher: Je vais au cinema.
Do you need a ride, Jean-Paul?

Tutu: Je pense faire une petite sieste.
If I'm not in the next chapter, it's because I died of starvation.

17 August 2010

Recent Interests

Tweed & Black.
Combined or not.

Games people play.

Lemon printed Chintz.

Anticipated release of the thick fall issues.


This Guy.

16 August 2010

Films: Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World, Edgar Wright (2010)

Not a lot of words.
Just a Whole Lotta Love for this Lil' Gem of a movie.

You've Come a Long Way, Baby.

Happy 52nd, Madge!

30 years ago you were eating cold McDonalds
out of trash cans in Tompkins Square park.
Now look at you.

Fuck the haters, Love.
You are amazing.


15 August 2010

Recent Interests

Contrasting personal style.
Not to mention striped shirts and tattooed arms on their own.

Sophie Ellis Bextor

Santa, is that you?

The unobtrusive musculature of dance training.

Contrast in design. Organic AND Structure, not Organic vs Strucure.

Under a lonley star

Greetings from McAllen, Texas.
I am presently 15 minutes away from Mexico.
Exciting, because I've never been to Mexico.
Europe, check. Africa, yes.
Mexico, not so much. Nor Canada.
I suppose I like to travel far from home.

06 August 2010

Featured Artist: iamamiwhoami

An phenomenal bit of art direction & makeup design.
And the Music is pretty f-ing fantastic as well.
Out of Northern Europe, of course.
No official announcement of who they are.
They just appear and present a ton of beauty.
I love it.

04 August 2010


Thanks to MayK