Gary Vaynerchuk is heading back to BEA, and he has quick message to share about his upcoming talk, which he’ll be giving at 3 pm on May 27. Click through to watch!
Fascinating interview with costume & set designer (and score composer!) Andy Byers over on the Full Frontal Fashion blog. Read up on how Andy approaches designing the costumes, as well as making them, so that Isabella can hump her heart out on set.
B.S.: When Isabella first appeared wearing the erect whale penis, what was the reaction on set?
A.B.: Of course everyone was laughing like crazy and the penis was held on by these two hooks that lock into the bottom of the belly. We figured it out only a couple hours before it was filmed so it kept falling off, which was also funny and never got old. We had someone holding an extra penis for lighting before she came out, just to light up this huge thing when she hits her spot. Everyone was running around with them between their legs. And when she penetrated the other whale, its vagina kept ripping open. Jokes just rolled off the tongue the whole day. “Whale” was a ton of fun.
Oh man, what I would give to spend a day with Andy, Isabella, and paper genitalia.
The Napoleon Dynamite
A tower of pancakes layered with four slices of smoked Applewood bacon, two fried eggs and Belgian beer cheese sauce topped with whipped cream and maple syrup.
(submitted by Justin via Cafe Centraal)
Yesterday was Audrey Hepburn’s 81st birthday.
I’ve spent the past year and half thinking about Audrey, trying to figure out why, and how this gawky, awkward introvert could go from actress to star to international icon in the space of a few short months. Was it pure luck and timing?…
Competitiveness… Good or Bad? Important?
I am really competitive and I wonder how much value that brings to my overall success, I think a lot, do you?
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It’s official! My book has been selected for the 2010 freshmen convocation reading at MSU!
Awesomeness alert! The Bushwick Book Club is hosting their monthly meeting in Brooklyn tonight, featuring the one and only Green Porno!
About the club:
The Bushwick Book Club meets the first Tuesday of every month at Goodbye Blue Monday and employs the delirious talents of local songwriters who plumb the depths and scrape the ends of a chosen literary gem to create that rare and beautiful thing - a new song. All songs are then displayed, spread wide, in one hour. It’s an hour-long orgy of book-related songs and book-inspired food and drink. If that doesn’t sound indulgent enough, I don’t want to know you, you sick, sick bastard.
If you’re local (and not a sick, sick bastard) you should head over to 1087 Broadway in Bushwick, Brooklyn to indulge in this hour-long orgy of Green Porno music. Depths-plumbing, orgies, spreading wide! Oh what a night (and excellent copy).
“How about a movie? I hear The Apartment is good,” Joan baits Roger, waiting for an opportunity to describe the misfortune of Fran Kubelik, a congenial elevator operator played by Shirley MacLaine who sleeps with the married men her office building. “The way those men treated that poor girl, handing her around like a tray of canapés?” Joan snaps when Roger says nothing, “She tried to commit suicide”.
This exchange comes on heels of a hotel room tryst where Roger suggests Joan get her own apartment so they could stop sneaking around.
“Don’t you like things the way they are?” Joan asks while re-adjusting her dress.
“Are you kidding?” Roger responds. “This has been the best year of my life. Do you have any idea how unhappy I was before I met you? I was thinking about leaving my wife.”
Released in 1960, Billy Wilder’s The Apartment likely sparked similar spats between professional men and the women who loved them (no, not their wives—the other women who loved them). Jack Lemmon stars as a hapless middle-manager whose apartment is considered community property by his bosses: use the pad to conduct extra-marital liaisons. The suicide attempt to which Joan refers comes after MacLaine’s Kubelik, object of affection to Lemmon’s C.C. Baxter, is faced with the grim realization that Baxter’s Sheldrake, played by Fred MacMurray, is, despite his apparent interest in her, is cold, rational, and unlikely to leave his wife. Sound like anyone we know?