Despite my copy / paste approach towards blogging lately, here is some original content:
things i made up this weekend:
1. Guilty Disapointment
Something you're kind of embarassed about indulging in, but it turns out to not even bring you the pleasure you stooped yourself to seek at that level, so it's a Guilty Disappointment.
eg: "I expected the movie The Day After Tomorrow to be a Guilty Disappointment, but thanks to the special effects (as it snowed effusively outside) it actually turned out to be a Guilty Pleasure (antonym) (despite the sucky, sappy story line)."
2. Muy Yum!
, (descriptor of food)
Pretty obvious. And a palendrome too. Use it to describe things which are very delicous tasting.
eg: "That taco looks muy yum!"
You can use it to describe food that isn't Mexican, too.
3. Chunk Berry
Someone get Jerry on the phone.
So this could be a chocolate ice cream, with some chocolate chunks, and a swirling ribbon of raspberry puree, and whole loganberries interspersed througout. Contained huge promise until I learned that Chuck Barry had a penchant for urinating on prostitutes (revision: lemon-custard ribbon?).
Maybe we'll have to name it after Chuck Barris instead, and call it Chunk Berries?
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UPCOMING JANUARY'S NOT 2 B MISSED FILMS AT MoMA:
The Girl from Monday.
2005. USA. Written and directed by Hal Hartley.
With Bill Sage, Sabrina Lloyd, Tatiana Abracos. New York–based ...Hartley enjoys an international reputation for his work in film (The Unbelievable Truth, 1989), video (The New Math, 1999), digital media (The Book of Life, 1998) ... His new film is a stylized account of consumerism, free love, and terrorist paranoia in the information age, or what Hartley calls "a fake sci-fi movie about the way we live now." 84 min.Sunday, January 30, 5:00 (introduced by Hartley).
Sundance at MoMA: Me and You and Everyone We Know.
2004. USA. Written and directed by Miranda July.
With John Hawkes, July. A writer and multimedia, performance, web, recording, and video artist, July can now add "feature-length filmmaker" to her extremely-accomplished-for-the-age-of-thirty resume. Her script, which received the 2004 Sundance/NHK International Filmmaker's award, was developed through the Sundance Feature Film Lab and financed jointly by IFC Films and Film Four. The story concerns adults and children trying to figure out how to touch each other both physically and emotionally. They seek intimacy but choose tortured routesfrom the sadly indirect to the wildly inappropriateto get there. 97 min.
Monday, January 31, 8:30 (introduced by the director).
Thanks to Ms.Watt
, I read the script for this 2nd one after she 'labbed' it at Sundance... It won me over, and now, yes, i have enoouurmous expectations for this movie, since I fell in love w/ July's writing when I heard "The Man On the Stairs
" on npr.
(meta navel-gazing self-reference:
if you google "the man on the stairs, miranda july" this very site comes up 4th... where I note "Miranda July's peice The Man On The Stairs
can make you want to try to be an honest person..."