Friday, May 18, 2012

(via bellecs)Sandy & Danny in Grease

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Sandy & Danny in Grease

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Sandy & Danny in Grease

Touring indie band picks up hitchhiker who looks like John Waters. It was John Waters.

Touring indie band picks up hitchhiker who looks like John Waters. It was John Waters.:

Indie band Here We Go Magic is driving across America on tour. Earlier this week, they spotted legendary director John Waters hitchhiking by the side of the road with a hat that said "Scum of the Earth." DCist has the story, and a followup interview with the band.

So what happened once the car pulls up alongside him and he gets in the van? We pulled up and we saw him and everyone went, "That's definitely John Waters." We opened the door and I said, "Hello how you doing? Where ya coming from?" And he said Baltimore. We were like, "Uh huh," totally knowing that he was from Baltimore. So we said, "Come on in!" He got in the van and he got all tangled up in the seat belt, it was really adorable. That was the first thing that happened. We're traveling in a van and there are all these seat belts that block your way. You know, the ones that go from the side to the seats in the middle.

So he was totally tangled and he didn't even remove himself. He just sort of sat down, entrenched in seat belts. He was a perfect gentlemen. We addressed the fact that we knew it was John Waters and he very calmly accepted that information. It sort of rolls on from there. The shock of the event wore off pretty quickly in exchange for the warmth and the kindness and cleverness of this human being that's now sitting next to you. He became a human being very quickly. He answered every single question and he was even a little shy about photos. Finally it was like, "My mom wants a picture" and "Do you mind if I Tweet this" and he was fine with it. We were like, "What on earth are you doing this for?" He was like, "I have a lot of control in my life and I just wanted to let go of the reins a little bit, have an adventure." He's such a true artist and it's so cool!

Hitchhiking Director John Waters Picked Up In Ohio By Indie Rock Band

Band Who Picked Up Hitchhiking John Waters Talks About Their Six Hours With The Director

(Image: @turnerjen, "Who knew I'd be tearfully leaving john waters on the side of the highway today...)

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

IMDB Bio of the Day

IMDB Bio of the Day:
 - IMDB Bio of the Day

Much to the Internets’ delight, IMDB writer Jon Hopwood profiled Kim Kardashian in a thoughtful, well-argued roast of an IMDB bio.
Choice highlights:
Kim Kardashian is emblematic of the shallowness of American culture in the first two decades of the new millennium. While some cultural critics call her the prime avatar of the “famous for being famous” faux celebrity crowd, she along with Paris Hilton is a new breed of cat whose celebrity comes from the release of a sex tape and the canny exploitation of the resulting publicity. Like her good friend Miss Hilton (their relationship predates Kim’s “celebrity”, Kardashian is possessed of photogenic good looks but is short of any other discernible talents outside of the bedroom. Both expanded their celebrity by becoming reality TV “stars”.
Pr0n pioneer Harry Reems has commented how surprised he is at how pr0n stars like Jenna Jameson are accepted now in mainstream culture. His life was ruined by his participation in porn in its “Golden Years”. As for Paris Hilton and Kim Kardashian, the release (accidental or not-so-accidental) of boudoir tapes didn’t result in shame but celebration. America like ancient Rome seems to have shuffled off the moral coil of virtue of the Republic and is now enjoying its Imperial self in an orgy of ignominy. It’s always more fun on the toboggan ride down the hill than it was schlepping up it in the first place.
Thankfully, a few screen grabs were snagged before the site was alerted to Hopwood’s shenanigans and took the bio down. Well played, Hopwood.

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Lucille Ball

Lucille Ball:

Lucille Ball

nevver:How To Dress For the Kentucky DerbyGonna set this...


How To Dress For the Kentucky Derby

Gonna set this...

How To Dress For the Kentucky Derby
Gonna set this aside for the next Day at the Races.

May 6th, 1937 - “Oh the humanity”

May 6th, 1937 - “Oh the humanity”:

May 6th, 1937 - “Oh the humanity



Super Moon was, in fact, pretty super (big photo gallery)

Super Moon was, in fact, pretty super (big photo gallery):

REUTERS/Patrick T. Fallon

The full "super Moon", scientifically known as a "perigee moon", rises over Los Angeles, California May 5, 2012. A "super Moon" lit up Saturday's night sky in a once-a-year cosmic show, overshadowing a meteor shower from remnants of Halley's Comet, the U.S. space agency NASA said. The Moon looked especially big and bright, because it reached its closest spot to Earth at the same time it was in its full phase, NASA said. Below, the full moon rises behind a mosque as birds fly in Amman.

More photos of the "super Moon" as seen around the world on the night of May 5, 2012 follow below.

REUTERS/Ali Jarekji

REUTERS/Jumana El Heloueh

A full moon rises over office towers in Dubai Media City in Dubai.

REUTERS/Darryl Webb

A runner makes his way along a trail on a butte in front of the "super Moon" at Papago Park in Phoenix.

REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

The full "super Moon," scientifically known as a "perigee moon," is pictured over the Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro.

REUTERS/Jorge Dan Lopez

A view of the "super Moon" is seen above a cathedral tower in Guatemala City.

REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih

A full moon is seen behind the minaret of Mohamed Ali mosque, in Islamic Cairo.

REUTERS/Mark Blinch

The "super Moon" rises over some apartment buildings in Toronto.

Adam "MCA" Yauch of the Beastie Boys, by photographer Glen E. Friedman: "why A you see H"

Adam "MCA" Yauch of the Beastie Boys, by photographer Glen E. Friedman: "why A you see H":

Photographer Glen E. Friedman, widely known for his work chronicling the intersection between punk rock and hiphop in the 1980s, has posted some beautiful shots of MCA, Ad-Rock, and Mike D from that era: "why A you see H".