in response to this Natasha VC/Julie Klausner review of Greenberg, I would like to quietly and respectfully say that my particular problem with this is that the “let’s get stoned and Gchat” dialogical format — featuring only vague references to the film’s plotline and replete with varying, kind of cutesy nicknames for the main character (G-berg, Greensie, Greenbro) — is not exactly helpful or illuminating, if you haven’t seen the film.
Hey, did you hear them galfridays were rappin’ about broskis with weensy padoogles?
“The man, thought to be aged around 40, did not explain to hospital staff how exactly the pipe got stuck around his penis, after he presented himself at the hospital’s Accident & Emergency department on Tuesday morning. He was said to be ‘quite concerned and anxious’.”—
“In Impromptus today, I go on a bit about the theme of the hour, or one of them: the de-exceptionalization of America (if that is what is taking place). An additional thought occurred to me about exceptionalism, and non-exceptionalism. Years ago, there was a great dispute over The Citadel, the military college in South Carolina: Should it admit women or not? And I remember something Pat Buchanan said. (How nice to be able to quote PJB favorably! Been a while, for me.) He said, approximately, Isn’t there room, in all this great land, from the Atlantic to the Pacific, encompassing hundreds of millions of people and endless schools, colleges, and universities, for one traditional, all-male military academy? Just one? Could not that contribute to our diversity, our “gorgeous mosaic”?”—
Everyone I’ve seen get up and talk on the Republican side today has been a white dude with a bad haircut and and ugly tie (plus Michele Bachmann) who has talked about dead babies or taxes. The Democratic side has featured, yes, white dudes (with bad haircuts and ugly ties), but also women and minorities who have talked about people.
Oh, and just like everyone else, my brackets are up-fucked.
This will clearly make the commoners sympathize with their plight. Why do I always picture Zoolander in the coal mine when I hear bloggers complaining? I got the black lung Dad!
If it were my job to sit around in my apartment reading RSS feeds, criticizing people, and doing prescription drugs, well… at least I wouldn’t have to hide from anyone the fact that I already do these things. #whitewhine!!!!!
“Naomi saw how reckless it had been to fall so hard, but it was already done. She was a careful, methodical person in the rest of her life, and she tried to think clearly. She understood, better than Alice did, what he was doing. He was acting like the man he wanted to be, in hopes that he could become it. He would keep acting until he couldn’t stand it anymore, and then he would be the man he was. It would happen soon, and then he would need her. The thought gave her some comfort.”—
Maile Meloy, Both Ways is the Only Way I Want It.
Why did no one tell me about Maile Meloy before now?