Friday, December 30, 2011

"I want you to help me catch a killer of women."

[crazyintense lisbeth salander eyestare]

remember? from the trailer?

so yeah, saw girl with the dragon tattoo. it's good. and keep in mind that i also saw the swedish version of the movie and read the book, um, more than once. so there you have it.


1. daniel craig is extra craggy, as usual. very nice choice.
2. remember when people were saying that rooney mara wasn't going to be able to look like lisbeth, and casting her was shallow and hollywoody and stuff? they were wrong about that. she's perfect.
3. stellan skarsgard is creeeeeeeeeepy. but genial. kind of like in good will hunting, right? my movie companion and i agreed that he gets point for actually being swedish, and i'm not sure how his character would have come across if i hadn't already known he was the worst of creepers. but really, nice casting.

worth a watch if you liked the book. although! remember what the book is about? it's super disturbing and you need to know that before you see it. i've been through this several times with several people. you know what this movie is going to be about. don't see if it you don't want to.

that said, points for faithfulness to the story. the beginning (libel trial, millennium in trouble, relationship with erika) is fast - maybe too fast, if you didn't know the story. they left out his jail time (because why was that necessary, really) and his relationship with cecilia, and they added a random comment on swedish history and nazis, i guess? but otherwise, very nice job with the plot.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

I couldn't decide...

... which one of these new and improved book titles I liked better.

(The Scarlet Letter)

(Billy Budd, Sailor)

Spent a good long time looking at Better Book Titles, though.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011


How have I never seen this video before? It's a short film, really, but worth a watch. Not just because I love T.J. Thyne, either.

Romance! I mean, social commentary.

just kidding. this is the jane austen comic i've been looking for.

Saturday, May 07, 2011


Like seventeen people on the bus just pointed out empty seats for me.
I'm either going to ride this bus or wear this dress more often.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

"Yesterday, my life's like, uh-oh, pop quiz..."

"... today, it's like, rain of toads."

Or, today it's like, SPRING BREAK. I'm experimenting with having
absolutely nothing planned for a day. It's weird.

So, I decided to begin my Buffy obsession today. Stay tuned.

Thursday, April 07, 2011

"I want to be governor, but I CAN'T."

Okay, I love this kid.

And this follow-up, via Jezebel - as they say, it's basically what you'd expect when you have a press conference with two four-year-olds.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

El numero uno.

Okay, this is very cool. (Click the picture to see the artist's site, and the responses.)

Via PostSecret (which is almost always moderately NSFW - you never know when there's going to be a naked secret).

I was hanging out with one of my favorite babies (who is now a walking-talking type of baby) last week and talking about why we don't want to eat mantequilla off the table, and I mentioned to her parents that I learned how to say "butter" in Spanish from this Sesame Street skit...

"Excuse me, it's time for me to do my singing and dancing waiter part."

I was shocked, shocked I say, to hear Sesame Street is getting rid of Grover. Can you believe it, guys? And I knew I was with a psychology nerd slash dad when he snarked, "Yeah, they're getting rid of all the characters with a negative affect." Negative affect, indeed. I loved this skit when I was a kid because, even as a kid, you're in on the trick - if he just puts the food on the table first, he won't drop it. Said friend likes this skit because it's okay when Grover messes up.