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Archive for the month “March, 2009”

My new (old) Roz Chast book

Yesterday I found this old Roz Chast book of comics at the Cleveland Park branch library book sale for just 10 cents! 10 cents!


Remember: Roz will be giving a talk about fellow New Yorker cartoonist Charles Addams April 26 here in D.C. as part of the Smithsonian American Arts Museum’s “American Pictures Distinguished Lecture Series.”

Who’s going? I’ll be there.

Cassette tape rock star art

In the most creative recycling I’ve seen in a long time, some talented artist on Flickr makes these amazing portraits of rock stars using only cassette tape. (Kids, if you don’t know what cassette tape is, it’s the thin, seamless black ribbon found inside of musical cassettes old folks like me used to buy).

Look at these portraits, they’re amazing:

Bob Dylan:


Jimi Hendrix:


Jim Morrison:


Go to the Flickr site and see the rest. Bravo!

Catherine Deneuve at 65


That is all.

e.e. cummings on Spring

In Just

in Just-
spring when the world is mud-
luscious the little
lame balloonman
whistles far and wee
and eddieandbill come
running from marbles and
piracies and it’s
when the world is puddle-wonderful
the queer
old balloonman whistles
far and wee
and bettyandisbel come dancing
from hop-scotch and jump-rope and
balloonMan whistles

NPR streaming new Leonard Cohen live album

If you want to hear Leonard Cohen‘s Live In London album before its release date (March 31), the NPR web site is streaming it right now.


He kind of looks like Richard Belzer on the cover, no?

Bye Bye Blender

Another music magazine bites the dust.


(Facing upwards, shaking fists) Damn this economy!

Blender had some sass. I’ll miss it. Will you?

Tofurkey: it’s what’s for lunch


Seriously. I just had some of the oven-roasted vegan slices with a lil’ tomato and Nayonaise* on whole wheat. Yum!

(* I know Veganaise is better, but I ran out).

“Where The Wild Things Are” trailer

In the Everyone-In-The-Whole-Flipping-World-Is-Talking-About-This department: here’s the trailer for the new Spike Jonze flick Where The Wild Things Are, based on Maurice Sendak‘s classic children’s book.

Nice use of that Arcade Fire song. Makes me warm up to the band a bit more (Giggle: warm up to the Arcade Fire. Ha).

Okay, who among us will see this flick?

Now more than ever!


Electric Woman and Dyna-Girl were awesome. And had a theme song to rival Wonder Woman‘s. Who knew that Electric Woman was future soap opera star Deidre Hall?

Don’t even think about dressing up as these two for Halloween. My friend Tracy and I already called it.

Did you watch the show? The 1970s ruled.

Look at Tracy Turnblad now

Man, Ricki Lake is teh skinnies. And she done had a baby!


I need to watch the original Hairspray again. I never did see the one with Travolta in drag. Is it any good?

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