Beatles Interview: Manchester Dressing Room 8/28/63 GEORGE: “Actually we’d been at it a long time before that. We’d been to Hamburg. I think that’s where we found our style… we developed our style because of this fella. He used to say, ‘You’ve got to make a show for the people.’ And he used to come up every night, shouting ‘Mach schau! Mach schau!’ So we used to mach schau, and John used to...
The last train out of any station will not be full of nice guys.– Hunter S. Thompson
A classical masterpiece: Laura Miller argues for “The Wire” In a way, it doesn’t make sense to talk of “The Wire” as the best American television show because it’s not very American. The characters in American popular culture are rarely shown to be subject to forces completely beyond their control. American culture is fundamentally Romantic, individualistic and Christian; when it’s not...
If I need more genitalia mixed with cheap melodrama I’ll rest my balls...– your monkey called (on “Tell Me You Love Me”)
Oh, snap, MoveOn! Making fun of the General’s name? Way to elevate the debate. Is it any wonder so many conservatives think liberals behave like children? No, friends, there is no wonder at all. Apparently, it’s one of our core competencies.
If David Byrne got to name Prince records: More Songs about Dancing and Sexual Intercourse
When, as they inevitably do, mail-order CDs arrive with broken cases, dented covers, and pleading “security” seals, it makes the medium’s demise feel even more sad, inevitable, and, in some ways, just so weirdly overdue.
Never order a fish sandwich at a place with over 3 TV’s.– rdbutger: Rules
When Flournoy first promised to wear the tie, he did so under the assumption...– City attorney, bin Laden at high noon in city park? Lufkin lawyer, who swore after 9/11 to wear necktie until ‘maniac’ was found, dares him to prove he’s alive
Ribsy is a children’s book by Beverly Cleary. It is the fifth in the Henry...– Ribsy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Children are like poems — you adore your own and may even come to enjoy a few that were produced by others.
Reginald Drax Admiral Sir Reginald Aylmer Ranfurly Plunkett-Ernle-Erle-Drax, KCB, DSO, JP, DL (1880–1967) was the younger son of the 17th Baron Dunsany (1853–1899) and his wife, the former Ernle Elizabeth Louisa Maria Grosvenor Ernle-Erle-Drax (d. 1916), née Burton. His elder brother was the 18th Baron Dunsany, the writer. That’s got to be a bitch to fit on your calling card. [via]