I sure could use a “Quantum of Solace”
There aren’t enough three measures of Gordon’s, one of vodka, half a measure of Kina Lillet, and a large, thin slice of lemon peel martinis to fill the void. As you may have heard, the man every woman wants and every man wants to be won’t be around to inspire any new fantasies for awhile. Daniel Craig/James Bond’s double-O status has been suspended, and no one can say for how long. It’s like hearing Steve McQueen died all over again.
I have to admit, I’m surprised at how the news has spread. There isn’t an outlet out there that hasn’t relayed the delayed state of progression on Bond 23. I’m only surprised at the spread though, not the interest. Where the hell are we going to turn for wish fulfillment and aspirational inspiration (sorry, I’ve been reading that biography of Henry Luce)? We NEED Daniel Craig/James Bond. It’s not just a matter of waiting. Who knows how many more movies Daniel Craig will be in for? I love all of the Bonds in different ways and for different things- Connery owned the room, Lazenby was blithe, Moore was hilarious, Dalton was cold and efficient, Brosnan was charming, and Craig is a wily cad that can handle any situation. And of course all of this comes out when “Sex in the City 2-Fucking Around in the Desert” is just ramping up its advertising to cackle at our misfortune. I’m so tired of seeing trailers of guys folding laundry and chicks falling down. I don’t want to see that crap.
Power to the People
I’m not one for total anarchy, but with the recent events that unfolded affecting Poland’s governmental infrastructure perhaps a lesson could be learned globally that democratic tyranny will always fail. With a past as convoluted as an other Nazi/Communist riddled nation Polska, as it is natively referred to, was until just recently given the cold shoulder by many other developing countries and the world as whole. Now feeling the grace of the fickle media circus, the death of almost half of Poland’s upper management will be documented similarly to the death of Franz Ferdinand and Juvenal Habyarimana. Not entirely familiar with the everyday lives of the Polish people and never having to deal with such lose myself, I can’t begin to understand the feeling of uncertainty and devastation from a people who birthed the likes of Chopin, Maria Slodowska-Curie and a sea of Nobal Prize winners. But with just a few shy years out of communist rule, perhaps democracy wasn’t the ideal structure. As a member of the EU, this state should have the resources and clout to demand for a wiser and more elastic state. The polish people are resilient, at best.
If you’re too poor for an IPad…
I noticed that we haven’t written about anything IPad-related in a while because our blog is so cutting edge that we write about everything BUT mainstream culture. We should change our name to The Snob Closet.
But anyways, if you didn’t shell out the price of your penis to buy an Ipad, then you can check what your website looks like on an IPad at IPad Peek.
How Lady Gaga Became Famous
NYMag has an excellent piece on how Lady Gaga became Lady Gaga.
One of the comments reads…
“Uh, about time this article was written by “New York” magazine. Bitch had to go conquer the world before you got to your Smith-Corona electric typewriters about a local girl?”
Bad on you NYMag. It’s a sad fact of life, but no one is going to listen to you until everyone is listening to you. But good for Gaga.
- Hey Look, It’s a New Dinosaur! | [Asylum]
- John Cusack Doesn’t Trust ‘Virtual’ Friends | [Contact Music]
- BMW to Turbocharge Police Cars | [Editorial]
- Perpetrating A Fraud: GOP Token Fires Staffer In Kinky Club Scandal | [Bossip]
- Miss AmErykah Wants Mayer | [Smoking Section]
- Census Bureau Will Use Paint Samples for Race Category in 2020 | [The Rap Up]
- Carla Bruni to guest edit fashion mag | [Digital Spy]
- Senator Wants You To Pull Your Pants Up | [Youtube]
- Children Perform Scarface For School | [Holy Taco]
19 of the Greatest Science Fiction Book Series | [Pop Crunch]
The Sweet Sounds of the MP3 Doorbell | [Think Geek]
Furniture Designed by You | [Made]
Amazing Space Photos Taken With a Balloon and Compact Camera | [Asylum]
New Hipster Grifter Swindles Women | [Lemon Drop]
KiD CuDi – “Soundtrack 2 My Life” Video | [Smoking Section]
Introducing the Bottle-Opening Remote Control | [My Clicker]
Clash Of The Titans: Refresher Course On Greek Gods, Titans and Monsters | [COED Magazine]
Reconciliation bill passes Senate | [POLITICO]
C-SPAN’s New Online Archive | [C-Span Video]
For fame, for glory…..Foursquare
Social media does a nice enough job of helping the attention starved among us feel important and famous in some way(in some cases actual fame is acquired, and in some of those cases it’s deserved), but let’s face it-it ain’t enough. Sure, there’s a small passive-aggressive buzz to be gotten from the disingenuous “sharing” of updates and photos (Yes, Vail IS beautiful, and that job you have with paid trips and an expense account is SO amazing and you are SO lucky), and you can lose yourself in posting every mundane detail of your life (Please, if you are going to tell me that you’re thinking about what to have for lunch you have to follow it up with what you actually had, I HAVE TO KNOW), but where’s the quantifiable evidence that you are in fact “better?” Where’s the accomplishment?
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