Quo Vadimus

Friday, November 21, 2003


Errr, um, shuffle, scuffle........

... maybe sooner than you think.

posted by Linus | 12:03 AM


Sister Havana.

My picks for the two lucky winners: Esselle, future guitar wizard, and D'arcy Wretzky. So, work on setlist ideas. I'm pretty sure that "Tourette's" will make the cut.

posted by Linus | 12:02 AM


Fun Movie News. #039:

Portman for Lois Lane.

posted by Linus | 12:01 AM

Thursday, November 20, 2003


Served warm or cold.

Just in time for Thanksgiving.

Suggest a flavor. D'Peach Mode! Since they've entered the savory soda niche, how about Honey-Cure'd Bacon?

posted by Linus | 2:30 PM


Shattered Karamonos.

Come on. Plagiarizing a piece on low-rise jeans? If you can't bring anything original to this important topic, just skip it.


The Cavalier Daily regrets to acknowledge that significant portions of the Monday, Oct. 27 Life “Style File” Column entitled “Fashion’s Practical Joke: Mooning and the Low-Rise Obsession” were taken without permission from a slate.com fashion article entitled “Hello, Moon: Has America’s Low-Rise Obsession Gone too Far?” The Cavalier Daily regrets that this article was published.

posted by Linus | 8:14 AM


I always knew it would come to this.

Limp Bizkit cover Nirvana: "You Know You're Right" (.mp3, 1:47 of the song), 11/12/03, Warfield, San Francisco.

LB covers listing. Nice, concise write-up on The Smiths cover: "This was a studio song, and is appalling."

posted by Linus | 7:37 AM


Fun Movie News. #038:

Jeff Wells says:

Patty Jenkins' MONSTER (Newmarket, opening 12.24) came as a surpise. The film delivers far more touchingly than I anticipated, and Charlize Theron's lead performance is pretty close to a revelation.


And yes, Theron's amazingly Wournos-like appearance, which came about from her adding 30 pounds and wearing prosthetic teeth and having her skin blemished by special makeup...this too is forgotten once she starts submerging herself in this woefully tragic character, a process that begins the instant she first appears on screen.

It's a truly brilliant portrayal by Theron, whom I never perceived as being capable of this kind of work. The repressed rage she uses to make Wournos come alive is amazing. She's literally trembling with it all through the film. Her Aileen is looking for love and refuge every step of the way, but she's so consumed by anger and is so imprisoned by the brutalities inflicted upon her going back to her early teenage years that she can't break out of it, and is basically doomed from the get-go.


Theron is going to be get some Best Actress action from this, trust me -- the critics, an Academy nomination, a Golden Globe. In fact, it's now looking like a close competition between Theron and two other big-time sufferers -- Naomi Watts in 21 GRAMS and Jennifer Connelly in HOUSE OF SAND AND FOG.

UPDATE: The trailer.

posted by Linus | 7:24 AM

Wednesday, November 19, 2003


Thirty Helens agree that...

You should get this.

Includes these fine sketches.

posted by Linus | 5:35 PM


Jeni, Richard Jeni.

"That's my nigga."

posted by Linus | 1:41 PM


Fun Movie News. #037:

Director Wong Kar-wai (CHUNGKING EXPRESS) is finishing 2046 for Jet Tone Films, Shanghai Film Studios and French company Paradis-Orly Films. The story stems from Wong's last movie IN THE MOOD FOR LOVE, in which a newspaper editor and his next-door neighbor fall in love just as their adulterous spouses begin an affair. In 2046, the editor turns writer and begins to pen short stories, one of which becomes the basis of a futuristic film-within-a-film. Maggie Cheung, Tony Leung, Faye Wong, Zhang Ziyi, Zhang Zhen and Kimura Takuya star. -- AICN.

posted by Linus | 7:31 AM

Tuesday, November 18, 2003


Masters of the Universe.

From G. Xavier Robillard's "Inaugural Speeches from our Action Heroes":

Although I realize that I was not elected by a majority, I pledge to represent the interests of all. I have also retained many of my father's advisers to guide my way.

I will cut taxes, balance the budget, and rid the world of Skeletor. Skeletor is evil. Skeletor does not believe in free trade. Perhaps my words are too moralistic, too black and white. But look at him—his face is a skull! He sits on a throne made of bones. This is an evil man, working in evil times. And I know, from various intelligence sources, including my trusted aide Man-at-Arms and my Security Adviser Generic-Noun-Name, that Skeletor has been working on a new weapon: a weapon that could destroy the nation. You in the media don't believe me. Some have cynically reported that I am using fear to gain votes. If any members of the press corps wish to find out what Skeletor is up to, they can take a trip to Castle Grayskull, expenses paid from my Mattel stock options. Any takers? I didn't think so.

Pundits and columnists have questioned my judgment, just because I used to run around without clothes on, saving people. I've moved past that. In your younger days, you don't live your life running for political office. What hasn't changed: I was a muscle-bound action figure then, and I'm a muscle-bound action figure now, dedicated to fighting Skeletor.

I should disclose at this time that I no longer receive any salary from Mattel, and I'm totally uninterested in their financial state. I've severed all ties. The idea that I might start a war so that Mattel could profit is ridiculous. How could a toy company possibly profit from a war?

The time is ripe for an attack. Why? Because if we don't attack now, Skeletor will attack first. It is time to show who will be the Masters of the Universe.

Raises sword.

Thank you and God bless. He-Man!

Secretary of Defense: Ram-Man.

And: more MOTU fun here.

posted by Linus | 7:31 AM

Monday, November 17, 2003


Don't Stop Now.

A sense of job security.

posted by Linus | 8:29 AM


It's a monster.

"He (.rtf) bites you in weird places."

From Esquire, December 2003: Will auditioning for Ping Pong 2?

posted by Linus | 7:22 AM


The Brown Bunny. #021:


Related link: Gallo on Gallo.

posted by Linus | 7:12 AM

Sunday, November 16, 2003


Lynch by a point.

The Guardian ranks the world's top 40 directors.

posted by Linus | 2:17 PM



Bob's got a new literary magazine, which includes 100 new band names.

posted by Linus | 2:08 PM