Saturday, December 13, 2008

Smart Girls At The Party

I'm constantly fascinated with "new media" and the evolving uses of webisodes, web series, and online content.  Dr. Horrible is a great example of someone established in the industry successfully creating and distributing content online.  Joss Whedon hit a homer with it for sure.  Writer/Director James Gunn is working on short series content called PG Porn, which is a dark comedic series that pokes fun at porn movies.  Other artists use web/new media to highlight social issues.  Darryl Hannah's Love Life showcases Darryl Hannah's love for all things green and explores developments in green culture and highlights the varied ways one can save the planet.

Another such piece of web content, that just recently caught my attention, comes from Amy Poehler, and as much as I would have loved for her to do a comedy based web series, her current project is much more important.  Smart Girls At The Party celebrates the creativity, the fun, the brilliance, and the overall awesomeness of young women.  Poehler interviews and showcases different young women who are passionate and creative.  Each interview is shot like it was Larry King or rather Charlie Rose, but instead of celebrities you get REAL important people, kids.  In a time when young women have role models like Paris Hilton and Britney Spears, its great and refreshing to see content that, as Poehler puts it, “celebrates extraordinary girls who are changing the world by being themselves”.  I think that kicks ass.

Edit (12/15/08): Amy Poehler, you will be greatly missed on SNL.

Friday, December 12, 2008

Bettie Page

I'm sad to find that Bettie Page has passed away.

Thanks for the Hotness babe.  Calling you an Icon is an understatement.

I hope your life was a great and full one, even well after the pinup days.

Bettie Page dies at 85.


We Three Kings

I thought this was cute.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

If My Life Wasn't Funny It Would Only Be True

I love this book cover.

Carrie Fisher. One of my biggest crushes and certainly my longest. Always respected her, not only for being Princess Leia, but for being a smart and funny author. She will forever be on my favorite list of writers. Her wit is sharper than ever.

I love her anecdote about Cary Grant.

And this quote speaks volumes to me.
"You're only as sick as your secrets."

Buy her new book and, if you haven't yet, check out her other writings specifically Delusions of Grandma, and my fav, Postcards From The Edge.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Since Bing Crosby tap danced with Danny Fuckin Kaye

Picture post. Put up the tree while drinking Apple Cider with Christmas Vacation on in the background. God I love that movie.


I'm glad to see my wife happy decorating the living room in the house she grew up in.  This was the same living room we saw her mom pass away in.  I thought for sure at the time that none of us would want to even set foot in the living room after that night.  Thankfully the healing set in and the grief went away, and instead of pondering the negative, we celebrate the positive.  Each Christmas has gotten better and better, but still not the same without Brenda.

Now I've got to see about actually putting some presents underneath the tree.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Chainsaw Bayonet

I can't believe I didn't think of it first. I've seen something similar before, but to actually make one? This would be great for Monster Cops.

Chainsaw Bayonet