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Best New emotions: sad, Fling iPhone At The wall, rememberful, outraged, U Mad, grumbly, Like little crabs are climbing up your insides Towards your Face, About To Go home
“In the most primitive form of recognition, individuals could discuss another person whom they identified by pointing, with a nod or some other gesture, or perhaps by reference to some physical characteristic… [only when] naming appeared in human culture could people talk about another person if he or she were elsewhere… an individual could in effect ‘travel,’ become known by word of mouth in the nearest settlements and beyond.” (Look at Me! The Fame Motive from Childhood to Death, Orville Gilbert Brim)
Excuse me I’m just going to lose my mind for two hours thinking about the precise moment in prehistory when grunting homo sapiens learned they could talk shit about each other if they gave each other names
The best part is the first names MUST have been things like “Turd Breath” or “Premature Ejaculator,” right???
The British are coming back. Chris Oates on Dr. Who and the British television trend in American culture:
Perhaps no other show evinces this trend as much as Doctor Who, partly because few other shows are so particularly British. In fact, Doctor Who is so British that Brits tend to disbelieve that it has become popular in the US. Their reaction at being told that one of their quirky national traditions attracts an audience unfamiliar with tea towels and gap years is a bit like an American being told that the Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest is being livestreamed unironically across France. Really? That’s what you’re watching? But only we watch that.
Read the whole article here.
Pretty on board with calling Dr. Who the Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest of television shows. A waste of time and nitrates.
In his essay on the uncanny, ‘Das Unheimliche’, Freud said that the uncanny is the only feeling which is more powerfully experienced in art than in life. If the [horror] genre required any justification, I should think this alone would serve as its credentials. —
Stanley Kubrick, discussing The Shining with film critic Michel Ciment. (via the-overlook-hotel)
You can find me in the club, bottle full of bugs / Look mami I got the bugs if you into eating bugs / I’m into eating ‘sects, I ain’t into making love / So come give me a hug if you into eating bugs
in da bugs
all my experiences w The Postal Service have been dudes explaining to me what the songs r about over top of the music & me politely nodding
I’m so glad you asked!
When it comes to Looks That Matter, The Warriors is in the celestial heights with the rarified company of such films as Barbarella and Valley of the Dolls. Something worthwhile in damn near every frame, but I’ll try to boil it down to a few of my favorites.
Matching embroidered satin jackets is a look that matters.
The Warriors breaks a lot of new ground as far as matching gang uniforms go, but you absolutely can’t go wrong with this old chestnut. I’ll advocate for the ol’ greyscale ‘til I die, but this is a look that demands color, so GIVE IT WHAT IT WANTS.
Nightmare baseball clown is a look that matters. The Baseball Furies are my favorite Warriors gang (sorry, the actual Warriors), and they have a lot to teach us about a look that is more than the sum of its parts. Elements that would be silly individually are intimidating in combination. A baseball player with a baseball bat isn’t threatening—who better to actually have a baseball bat? But a clown with a baseball bat is terrifying. For sheer intimidation, the Furies take it.
On the other end of it, 1950s hoodlums who haven’t done laundry in years is a look that matters. The Orphans are supposed to be the sad sack gang of New York City, but I absolutely love what they’re wearing. Look at these skinny little street toughs—they’re like the Ramones before they bought jackets! Fit and filth are the key words here; these would be dad jeans if they weren’t worn to oblivion and fitted within an inch of their lives. Shirts tucked in, for heaven’s sake. If you’re committing to the higher waist, you have to go all the way (or half and half! half and half works). Great look for tattoos.
Late ’70s post-prom teens is a look that matters. A signature era for promwear (see also: Carrie), it’s a more is more look. Big lapels, lots of ruffles, which makes it look great out of context. This is actually the measure of a good prom look. Prom clothes are not for looking good at the prom; they are for looking good at the mantlepiece where your parents are taking pictures of you and for looking good at the fast food restaurant you go to before the after party. These are collars for tucking paper napkins into and devouring cheeseburgers with great care to keep your fancy ‘dos out of the ketchup, skirts for hiking up in the back seat of a limo. This is how you play the game.
What the cat dragged in is a look that matters. A flexible look, too—it can be almost anything, as long as it provokes someone to ask “What the hell happened to you?” All you have to do in response is grin (because you’ll have a missing tooth, right?).
The Canadian Tuxedo is a look that matters. Look at this beautiful lumberjack of a woman. You can do it with either the denim jacket or a tucked in denim shirt, but the jeans are definitely high-waisted. Love the neckerchief, the mug should be metal, though.
Your friends are a look that matters (that’s kind of what this whole movie is about, come to think of it). These two girls look so much cooler standing next to each other than they would alone. I love that The Lizzies aren’t immediately obvious as a gang (except to the audience) because their uniform (the diagonal tie-dyed t-shirt) is buried under a variety of cool jackets and fun hairstyles.
And speaking of fun hairstyles, big hair is a look that matters, and The Warriors has it for days.
You can even put a headband around it! I’m waiting for a big hair renaissance. We’re about due, no?
Listen to me talk about some more looks that matter.
Every word is important.
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