fleetfootedfox: melissa: The Pink Room (from Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me, released today in 1992) More: The priceless dialogue from the original scene The band reconvened in 1994 for a record which was released this year. Their instructions for recording from Lynch: “It’s the 50s. It’s late at night and it’s been raining.” You never have to leave: The World of David Lynch’s Perpetual Pink...
New exhibition of David Lynch paintings at the... →
The Griffin’s in Santa Monica; the exhibit opens on my birthday (sigh). Luckily, it runs until December 12th, which means I’ll get a chance to visit it when I go to see my sister in Orange for Thanksgiving. Squee!!
State Fair of Texas food list for 2008 →
The State Fair runs from September 25-October 18 this year, which means I will soon get to sample some serious fair food. I, for one, believe fair food to be the ultimate in American cuisine. Nowhere else will you find the American virtues/sins of convenience, innovation, and utter disregard for health all wrapped up (and deep-fried and shoved on a stick) in one singular package. I hope to get a...
The Phantom of the Opera is coming to Austin! →
March 17-April 4, 2010 at Bass Concert Hall, WOOT! I don’t care how cheesy it is now, or how many times I’ve already seen it on stage (ummm, five). I am so going to see this next spring. Who’s with me?! I know there are some Phantom fans out there!
Then who is this girl who owns me, whom I love? I refuse to ask or answer who...– A description of character Lenore Beadsman, David Foster Wallace, The Broom of the System. I think I need a Lenore outfit: white dress, black Converse high-tops.
Top 10 Foods at the Iowa State Fair →
This makes me want some deep-fried chocolate covered strawberry waffle balls real, real bad. Might have to make a pilgrimage to the State Fair in Dallas in a month.
Trailer and links for The Cove →
The Cove is a documentary about a yearly massacre of dolphins near Taiji, Japan. The meat is then fed to Japanese schoolchildren. (A friend of mine can corroborate this, as she worked at a Japanese school and brought her own lunch on whale meat days.) The film also covers the mistreatment of dolphins in marine parks. I really want to see this, and I also really don’t. I already know that...
There is a Twilight themed dildo. NSFW, obvs. →
“Yes the The Vamp retains hot and cold temperature. Toss it in the fridge for that authentic experience.” Shudder.
Dhamma Siri Vipassana Meditation Center →
Dhamma Siri is an invaluable resource for meditators in Central/North Texas. The retreat I attended there was both the hardest and the most rewarding 10 days I have ever spent in my life. What I love about the Center and the folks who run it is their pure dedication to providing a place to meditate seriously without distraction; they aren’t about promoting a religion or hard selling you into...
Robert Wright column on a vipassana meditation... →
My experience on a 10 day silent vipassana meditation retreat was very similar to Wright’s; reading this opinion piece brought back a lot of memories. His moment with a lizard reminded me of my fascination with a garden spider that lived above a flowering bush on the retreat property. For days, I watched this spider grow fatter and fatter on the yellow butterflies that kept flying into his...
My Year of Flops reviews Boxing Helena →
Nathan Rabin has been getting on my nerves lately. His My Year of Flops feature used to be one of the best things about the Onion A.V. Club until he a) let all the praise go to his head, b) started over-writing reviews, and c) over-promoted his memoir. But this entry for Boxing Helena isn’t bad, though the movie sounds pretty awful. I still want to see it; in fact, if I put together the film...
Both in the middle and on the fringe. The physical heart, and the cultural...– David Foster Wallace, The Broom of the System
But there’s nothing inherently sexist about depicting nudity. It’s sexist when...– A limp response to women’s erotica | Kristina Lloyd and Mathilde Madden | Comment is free | guardian.co.uk (via immlass) There’s a reason why I find the moment Frank Booth screams “DON’T FUCKING LOOK AT ME!!” to Dorothy Vallens in Blue Velvet so violent and disturbing. This...