Saturday, April 16, 2011

Midnight in Paris

I'm actually excited to see this film. No one knows how to pull off the awkward, humorous, bizarre, and perfectly-honest-display-of-relationship/social-interaction-and-self-questioning better than Woody Allen.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Attention to detail

I guess I'm a little late on this little bit of awesomeness that's been floating around the internet. But holy shit. In such "big" movies, a lot of us forget the intense attention to detail that the writer and director put into the film to make it as rich as possible, placing plants/payoffs that are so detailed they often go unnoticed. Here's an awesome Easter Egg just in time for the holiday.

Fucking Awesome.

And to cap off the week's theme, heres my personal favorite. For all you fellow antimimetics out there:

Life imitates art far more than art imitates life. 
---Oscar Wilde

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Halfway there!

Is it really Wednesday already? Wow. 

We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.
---Oscar Wilde

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

It's a Wilde kind of Tuesday

I like to imagine what it would be like to drink some bootlegged Green Faerie with Wilde at the Bohemian parties he was infamous for attending.

I can resist everything but temptation.
---Oscar Wilde

Monday, April 11, 2011

A week with Oscar Wilde

So I noticed I have abandoned my "Shit People Say" section as of late, so I want to jump-start things back up not with the usual belligerent banter (soon to come though I promise), but rather a week of dedication to one of my favorite "quoters". And so the inspiration ensues.

Experience is the name everyone gives to their mistakes. 
---Oscar Wilde 


Saturday, April 9, 2011

Things I want

As I near the end of my college career, and as all my funds are eaten up by alcohol and my impending summer in Europe, I've been thinking a lot about all the new things I want (slash need) for when I'm evicted from this life I've created in Westwood and start anew.


15'' MacBook Pro

Anyone have $1,500 to spare? That would be awesome.
My Dell XPS, which I love, is dying a slow and painful death. I've always been a PC kinda guy, mainly because I wanted to gamer it up (CS, MW, and all that good stuff was only good enough on the PC graphic cards). But now that I want things like FinalCutPro and Final Draft 8, it makes 100% sense to go for the MacBook Pro. So I guess you might as well throw me another $600 bucks while your at it (Hurray for student discounts). 

Canon Rebel t3i

Definitely the one thing I am dying to possess before I leave to Europe. It's Pretty much the most cost effective DSLR out there. $800 dollars for the piece and a couple good lenses and you have a godly still shot camera that can also film in 24fps and look just as sharp and beautiful as cameras costing a hell of a lot more. Would love to get some epic surf footage and moody stills while I'm on my journey through the Basque country. Oh and throw in another hundred bucks for a tripod and mic. Thanks again. 


Sorta self explanatory 

This could cost a lot more. Or less. 

No one knows, but we will all find out

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

RIP Kurt Cobain

"There's good in all of us and I think I simply love people too much, so much that it makes me feel too fucking sad" -Kurt Cobain

Today, April 5, marks the 17th anniversary of Kurt Cobain's tragic and shocking death. I wasn't old enough to realize the largeness of it all when it happened, but as I grew older and fell in love with the music and the movement that Nirvana and Cobain led, I, just like everyone else, couldn't help but wonder how much more great music would be around had Cobain not put the gun to his head. His suicide reflected a troubled and overwhelmed soul that characterizes so many musicians and artists in general.  I don't think people realized the full extent of Cobain's inner struggles at the time. In retrospect, it makes his music that much more raw; all the emotion of the music is real and true and comes from somewhere honest. He was the furthest thing from a sell-out, and I think that's part of the reason I've always felt such a strong response to his music. In his own words from his death-note, "The worst crime I can think of would be to rip people off by faking it and pretending as if I'm having 100% fun".  I dare anyone to read his suicide note and not feel shivers of unbridled sadness yet simultaneous beauty and inspiration in his words:

For everyone, here's a much less well-known Nirvana song that helped me through some really down times when I was a little younger.

"And I've got this friend, you see, 
Who makes me feel and I 
Wanted more than I could steal."

P.S. Sorry Scott of for ripping off a Cobain dedication, but it had to be done.