Monday, October 13, 2008

Chip's Pick of the Day / Richard's Pick of the Day / The LC Gets Even More Competition! / Plus, The Boys Consider the Weekend Box-Office Report!

Chip: "Bill Self is at Oread Books this afternoon signing copies of his new book and I'm going to show up and ask if he remembers that conversation we had at the urinals in the Yacht Club on October 22, 2007. I might even tell him that I faked taking a piss just to talk to him."


Richard: "Liberty Hall is hosting the state's premiere of Kansas filmmaker Steve Balderson's new film Watch Out tonight. Film Threat says this: Steve Balderson “makes movies that are so gorgeous that it's not unreasonable to say that, cinematographically at least; he's the equal of an Argento or Kubrick in their prime. Some people have perfect vocal pitch, Steve has perfect visual composition.' I'm not yet convinced we've got a home-grown Kubrick in our midst, but the new film is said to be a shockingly perverse social satire and full of 'nekkid' people, so I'll be in attendance to check this shit out. Call if interested, readers."


The LJ-World no longer bothers with separate sections for national and local news, but starting today, a much-antipated weekly "style" magazine called "Go" offers 32 thought-provoking pages of local fashion tips (Frye boots are 'in' on Mass. Street!), profiles of local figures (Hillcrest PTO President Betsy Six uses a 'Google' calendar to organize her day!), and a run-down of public-school lunch menus (Wednesday is "mostacholi" day!).

Richard: "I love this 'Go' section. It brings back old memories. I looked forward every week to mostacholi day in high-school!"

Chip: "I used to trade my PB and J for others' mostacholi!"

Richard: "I'm also pleased that 'Go' reminded me that I think women wearing skirts and boots are hot. It's something we used to note often in the early day's of going to Quinton's."

Chip: "I dream of taking a girl home and saying, "No, honey, leave your boots on."

Richard: "I share that dream."


Once again, Beverly Hill Chihuaha ruled the weekend box-office, taking in another 17 million and easily besting the much-hyped terrorist spy-thriller Body of Lies, starring box-office heavyweights Dicaprio and Crowe.

Chip: "Most of us have successfully forgotten there's a war on, yet Hollywood insists on reminding us. Fuck that. This weekend America stood up to those Hollywood fatcats and said: "No, thanks. We'll see the talking dog movie twice before we see a movie that asks us to think about something!" It's really a scary time for America, what with this financial crisis and an Arab about to take over the White House. Surely we can't be faulted for enjoying a little dog-related humor."

Richard: "For those who can't get enough inspiring animal tales, let me recommend a book called "Dewey: The Small Town Library Cat Who Touched the World," which is currently high on the New York Times non-fiction best-seller list (take that Bob Woodward!). It's about a stray cat who lives in a library and changes the lives of everyne he meets! You should also join his group on Facebook:

Chip: "Dude, that cat is amazing!"

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