Sunday, August 29, 2010

Betty White

I tell dirty jokes and it's funny because I'm old.

Err...no.



Please go away.

I mean that in the nicest way possible

Saturday, August 28, 2010

John Gaudy

Still haven't found the right colors for this site.




Put This On

I've shown love to this blog in the past, but I'll do it again as I think it's one of the best men's style blogs on the net.

Lately I've been thinking about tightening up my wardrobe, and I found a great entry on the site listing a few essential items a man should have in his closet, including:

Navy blue blazer
Straight-cut blue jeans
Mid-gray wool pants
White and light blue shirts
Plain white sneakers

Pretty basic, huh? Well it works. I haven't done any real shopping in over 3 years, and I've been able to keep myself looking decent. I try to keep away from the items that appear to be time sensitive (uhm...boat shoes).

For a full list of essential items, check out the blog post here: The Essential Man's Wardrobe

They also produce videos covering different elements on men's style. The latest episode features director Paul Feig (Arrested Development, The Office), and nerdboyfriend's Roxana Altamirano, who I could listen to talk about clothes all day (she's very sweet).

Finally, Put This On hosts Jesse and Adam recently appeared on the podcast Battleship Pretension, where they discuss some of their favorite style icons and items that have appeared in past films. Michael Cera and Joseph Gordon-Levitt (favorites of this blog) are both mentioned. The conversation gets a little sophomoric at times, so if you're easily offended, you may want to skip.


Battleship Pretension (style in cinema conversation starts at 41:35)



Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Sloan


Getting more difficult to isolate her in screen captures.

Are we all still watching Entourage? I hope so, because it hasn't been this good since season 2. Best of all it's a different type of good. The stakes seem a lot higher this season and issues aren't exactly wrapping up as neatly as they have in the past. The only issue I have with this season is the overabundance of cameos (come on...Kevin Love?), and the wack storyline that Turtle is involved in.

E, please slap the shit out of Vince.

Thanks.



White Lines (Don't Do It) - Grandmaster Melle Mel

Monday, August 23, 2010

Spoiler Etiquette



I've been upsetting a small number of friends lately due to my willingness to freely share my thoughts on the latest episode of your favorite cable television show.

You probably won't find a more meticulous television watcher than yours truly, and believe me, I am very sympathetic to those who want to experience their weekly programming without any sort of prior knowledge. With the increase of communication through the internet and social media, it's becoming more difficult to stay completely in the dark. Difficult, but not impossible; and this is where I draw the line on sympathy.

If it's that important to you, do NOT click on the message board posting discussing the episode. Do not sign on to Twitter or Facebook. Don't try to put the onus on everyone else. If they've watched it, they're free to talk about it. Don't want to be spoiled? That's your problem; find a way to deal with it.

So when is it safe to spoil? I believe everyone has a right to discuss the episode the second they've finished watching. I'm a considerate fella so I am a little more flexible. Here are my rules:

If a show airs on Sunday evening, all bets are off for Tuesday morning. If you're a fan of the show and have cable, you would have watched it during its initial airing.

Those who DVR or download the episode (available on iTunes for 3.49CDN) will watch the show Monday evening.

Now if you haven't watched it by then, well I guess you just don't care enough. Now of course people will say "oh, I have a life, I have other things to do you know". Yeah, and so do I. I still manage to find time to fit in a show if I really want to watch it. If I can't, then I accept it might be spoiled, end of story.

End of Rant.

And now for your viewing pleasure, a screen capture from the August 23rd episode of Mad Men.



Sally Got A One Track Mind - Diamond and the Psychotic Neurotics

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Wu-Tang Revealed (GZA, 2010)

I'm not expecting any sort of revelatory footage or information to come out of this doc. The trailer seems pretty telling -- a bunch of rappers bitching at each other about money and creativity.

Still want to see it though.

Also, I miss Russell Jones, "muthafucka"

Monday, August 16, 2010

Team Cera vs Team Eisenberg (Update)



So, $60 million + George Michael Bluth + Soundtrack with your favorite indie band + movie posters that say things like "epic of epic epicness" + Comic Con hype + endorsement from your favorite comic book & video game blogs/podcasts + Twitter Trending = $10.5 million opening weekend?

That hurts.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Old School Video: Pale Shelter - Tears For Fears

My favorite 80s group.

Always able to bring a smile to my face -- even their dark, moody tracks.



lol @ the eye jammie Roland catches at 3:53 of the video.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Reasons To Look Forward To The Coming NBA Season: "It's The New Style..."


Enter Wes Johnson.

2010 First round draft pick of the Minnesota Timberwolves, and one of the players bringing more style to the league.

David Stern took a lot of heat when he introduced the dress code in 2005. A lot of accusations were thrown around (including 'cism), but the commish did them a big favor, which I'm sure they're now beginning to appreciate.

We're starting to see a lot more of what is pictured above, and a lot less of this...




Wes Johnson: Twitter

Monday, August 2, 2010

South Korean Crime Dramas

Excellent.

Well, these ones are...

Memories of Murder (Bong Joon-ho, 2003)



The Chaser (Na Hong-jin, 2008)




Mother (Bong Joon-ho, 2009)



Interesting that the police in these films are often portrayed as bumbling and inept. I wonder if the general public views them in this manner?

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Portraits: J.D. Salinger

Well, actually it's just a photograph; a rare one taken of the reclusive author.



Story here: Newsweek