Friday, February 27, 2009

The bane of the productive workspace.


This one's for you, Mr. Mayor.

The Inimitable Petey Greene. Thanks, GG, was looking for an opportunity to post this.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Falling. Is. Funny.

If you haven't yet seen "grape lady," it's due time. Funnier still are the "grape lady" re-enactments that have followed much like the whole "Star Wars Kid" debacle. Juvenile? Yes.

The personal lobby card and poster collection of Hans Braun.

Take a look. And do not neglect the Godzilla and Sci-Fi collections. Via Martin Klasch.

You had me at "George Saunders in drag..."

Thanks to Cinema Retro for the head's up. For those of us on the west coast, that's 11:00am tomorrow on the Fox Movie Channel.

Look out, "Snuggie," 'cause here comes the "Pantalaine."

I was afraid the day would come when I would desire a moo moo. Now my vanity has this to fear.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Science of the Mind #4

I haven't been able to track down one lecture on brewing beer, or a retrospect on fascism's influence on film, so I think the site's lacking, but maybe you'll find something that interests you. Lectures from Academia.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Getting down to business. About 20,000 leagues down.

Related to the last post, Nemo Gould's art reminded me of something. Here you'll see my favorite workspace, ever.

A kind of Victorian Sci-Fi thing.

Diggin' on sculptor, Nemo Gould.

Thursday, February 19, 2009


Say no more, MD, say no more.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Ah Ah! Another travel destination worthy of the world's most famous spy.

Visit Stoke Park, "Europe's leading country club and resort."

Outfitting the bunker #12

Cold War-modern spy pads and Playboy. What? Here's the link, via Spy Vibe.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

"Yes, I'm still alive, and yes, it's really me."

John Cleese is Twittering.

Dust off the fedora and grab the golf clubs, 'cause it's Modernism week in Palm Springs.

Friday, February 13, 2009

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Escape from Hollywood.

"This site is dedicated to Euro Cult, Drive-In, and cool and crazy movies from the past." Cruise by The Drive-In Connection.

A little dose of the jade.

Getting a film made in Hollywood is like "killing your baby," right, SS? Screenwriter Todd Alcott recounts a boardroom pitch he made for a movie I'm nearly positive rhymes with "Starbarella." Doomed from the start.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Don't say "vacation." Here, you're on "holiday."

Related to the last post, a fine way to pass the time. Be sure to pack the formals.

The Spy Collection is coming!

A&E has had the good sense to release a collection of 4 obscure spy dramas from the 60's and 70's. Sorry, pal, your days are numbered...

Monday, February 9, 2009

42st Grindhouse Fare #09

I saw this last year, and it came up today in an incidental kind of way. Excruciatingly slow, but I'm glad I saw it. For RJR, I think it's "Zombie Nazis".

Vintage graphic design.

Here's a blog dedicated to Cuban Poster Art, and lots of other cool stuff.

For more sublimely dated visual inspiration stop by Grain Edit. Via Running Amok.

More proof that parents have comic value.

There's a new site that helps you spite your parents for your having submitted guiltily to their presence in your facebook persona. Brings to mind one of my other favorite sites, Postcards From Yo Momma...

Friday, February 6, 2009

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Pork Chops with Vincent Price

Is there nothing this man couldn't do? There was a time when this song ran on a loop in my head. I long for those days...

Happy Deathiversary Santo!

The Egyptian in Hollywood will screen a mystery Santo movie tonight after LOS CAMPEONES DE LA LUCHA LIBRE.

Much more on the legendary masked hero of Mexican film and pop culture here.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Science of the Mind #3

Was just thinking this would be a good idea about now...