so a while ago someone came across my weblog while looking for "harper's bizarre." And it turns out there really is a harper's bizarre, albeit in portuguese. I don't know if Harper's Bazaar is, though.
the time has come, I think, to reupdate the sidebar, since I am reading so far and wide these days. There are always changes that I've been meaning to make. Like the color scheme, which I have been meaning to change ever since I started using this template.
Wednesday, January 30, 2002 ::: So there's this ode to seinfeld in salon, which I saw on kottke.org. I saw an episode last night that I hadn't seen before, the episode in which elaine starts hanging out with some new people who are all oddly similar to jerry, george, and kramer. I just found the script right here.
Tuesday, January 22, 2002 ::: the post had a very interesting article in the health section about synesthesia, a condition where people experience sound as a visual sensation (and other similar combinations of the senses)
I also saw Gosford Park this weekend, which is a very entertaining movie. Maggie Smith's character was my favorite, as she was so delightfully bitchy. Other people must have thought similarly, what with a golden globe nomination for best supporting actress and all.
Friday, January 18, 2002 ::: boing boing has a good link to disgruntled housewife, which I had forgotten all about. A similar and also very good site (and zine) is mystery date, social satire on dating conventions in the 50s and the like. swell. nifty.
right now, I am waiting for the full mightybigtv recap from the chicago real world episode. all there is now is a recaplet. I don't get cable, so this is what I live for. I really wonder if they decided to cover the demonstrators, the murder that occurred outside the building, all that. my guess is no.
Monday, January 14, 2002 ::: So this weekend, I had been meaning to see gosford park, but it was sold out so we saw the royal tenenbaums instead. Good movie, I liked it a lot more than rushmore. Intriguing plot. imdb says it was filmed in nyc, but looks more like philadephia or something. Gwyneth Paltrow was unrecognizable, and also not irritating, which was nice of her. Everyone else was also very good and the characters were generally a good bunch. Not too sure about the wardrobe, though. Oh, and the soundtrack is simply awesome. lots of nico and also a very good elliot smith song, needle in the hay, which I have been singing as I walk down the street.
So, I finally saw the Lord of the Rings. Actually, I saw it last week, but I've been Very Busy. General Thoughts - on the whole, pretty good. There did seem to be an awful lot of foreshadowing, but I guess that was necessary for those who hadn't read the book it was necessary. Ian McKellen was excellent, and I was glad to see Christopher Lee's character given a bit more in the storyline, just because villains are always more interesting. Oh, and I saw this on librarystuff -- it seems that Tolkein's manuscripts, which I assumed were tucked away in some dusty corner of England somewhere, are actually in Milwaukee.
Oh, it seems that many have received wonderful gifts from those people over at archie mcphee, which sells fezzes, miniature trash cans and assorted novelty items of interest. complete with pictures of happy, sometimes reubenesque models enjoying said products in all their glory.
Thursday, January 03, 2002 ::: While I'm on my scandinavia kick and before I forget, there are some norwegian newspapers online - aftenposten, morgenbladet. Oh, and der spiegel for german. I really just want to put these on the sidebar, but am too lazy right now.