“Fixing the problem doesn’t mean voting out the feckless Democrats or the obstructionist Republicans. It doesn’t even mean voting out Senator Lieberman. As long as our legislative process is held in thrall to an economy of influence that nearly requires members to play nice with the special interests, the will of the people — on the left and on the right — will continue to be stymied on every issue, in every Congress, under every administration.”—Lawrence Lessig (via squashed) (via marco)
I figured since I liked this song, Something to Talk About, And Love Sneakin’ Up On You then I must be a Bonnie Raitt fan…so I just bought some of her albums. I am half way through Luck of the Draw and I think I might be into it - it has wind chimes, funky guitars, and the voice of a woman who knows pain (I am sure she got picked on for being a red head). I also don’t hate some of Melissa Ethridge’s singles (gay joke) so I wonder if this would happen with her too. I can’t wait until the morning when I realize what I did tonight on Amazon.
“…other than that, [Uniqlo’s] clothes say almost nothing: no logos, no design flourishes, no distinguishing marks. Uniqlo’s advertising rarely tries to inject a particular statement or identity into the brand, unlike the hipster sex of American Apparel or the “classic” preppie vibe of The Gap. Uniqlo is basically a Pantone-hued commodity, making it a perfect fit for both highly sophisticated and completely disengaged fashion consumers.”—
did the nytimes just out george clooney? (jk. kinda.)
"To watch them together — particularly during their later scenes, when they visit Bingham’s hometown — is to realize just how much alone time Mr. Clooney clocks in his movies. It says something about the dearth of strong female stars in American cinema that he hasn’t been this well matched with a woman since Jennifer Lopez in the 1998 caper film “Out of Sight.” (In the years since, Brad Pitt has been playing Rosalind Russell to Mr. Clooney’s Cary Grant in the “Ocean’s” movies.)”
— Manhola Dargis reviews “Up in the Air” in The New York Times
I’m sort of simultaneously proud and sad that I’ve only seen one of these 100 films. On the other hand, it was the film ranked #1, I was loaded (thank you Alcatraz Brewing Company and your very favorably priced 22oz 7.5% alcohol Big Red beer) and I had one of my best film buddies alongside (Mike, your commentary should have been on the DVD - sales would have improved 500%)
umm, this list is null and void bc glitter — aka one of the BEST movies of the aughts — is on it.