Sunday, May 29, 2011

Hair Porn

I hate to admit this, but most of the boys* I'm attracted to have nice hair.  I should qualify this by saying it's nice hair on their individual faces and it goes with their personality and most importantly, it gets washed regularly, but seriously, I love a boy with a good head of hair. 
Among other things, I love the brief moment where someone's hairs all messed up.  It makes me fantasize about the very good morning I would have with them.  So I love this little bit of Matt Smith.  Yum. 
*If you're reading this Dan, I don't care what you say about the difference between boys and men.  I will call you lot men when you start acting like it.  Among other things, this means not having hissy fits over the difference between boys and men. 

Friday, May 27, 2011

Poets and What They Read

Mark and I had a conversation about six weeks ago about if poets should read poetry.  (It's not necessarily the answer you think.)  And tonight, I came across this quote by John Giorno: "“I certainly won’t curl up in a chair with a book of poetry.”
I was arguing against reading poetry (sort of.  I was arguing that reading in general was more important that specifically reading poetry) and Mark was, as always, listening to me.  (He's really far too good to me.) 
That said, I've had conversations with other poets where this suggestion just horrifies them.  It's totally anathema.  I kind of like driving them crazy. 

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Daria, The Movie (For Real This Time)

I'm almost afraid to say anything to Josie about this article about MTV casting a theoretical live action version of Daria, one of my favorite shows.
I have a hard time seeing any of the people they suggest for this role.  Will Ferrell doesn't feel right to me as the Dad, who I feel can do stupid and crazy and hysterical but couldn't manage the well-meaning of Daria's Dad.   That's not to say I don't think the show could be a live-action story, but I feel like it would have to manage with a sensitivity that this lacks.  Daria is like Elizabeth Bennett, Hermione Granger and Buffy Summers (and, yes, that other infamous teens who hangs with vampires, Bella Swan) : a role model who so many girls look up to and relate to that anything less than a perfect depiction is going to be a huge letdown.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Gandhi's Politics

I've mentioned here before that Gandhi is not who everyone thinks he is.  I increasingly get the feeling that no one really knows who he is.  The New Yorker recently published this piece on him, and I'm finding the biographical details fascinating.

This piece depicts him as more of an anarchist, or at least someone who saw the state as a dangerous institution.  My impression of him before this was of a man who at least bought into capitalism, a favored target of anarchism. 

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Anime Veggies

I found this video recently and found it really disturbing.  I really don't feel comfortable with anime vegetables killing themselves, given that Japan has such a high suicide rate.  It's seems improper to be making light of suicide, and using the cartoon format, and making it into this necessary thing. 

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

The Pirate Episode

So, I've managed to already break my promise by not updating as much as I planned.  (Really!  I am going to do it!  Eventually...)
I did get enough time to watch more Doctor Who.  The Pirate episode could have easily just turned into a bad remake of Pirates of the Caribbean, but there was a totally great twist at the end, worthy of any great, old school episode of the show. 
I loved bewitched!Rory.  Rory's such a terribly silly character, and he's growing on me.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Hopeful Theory on Doctor Who

I'd really like to apologize for the lack of posts.  I've been busy, with this being that particular time of year. 
I did make it to see the first new episode of Doctor Who (though sadly, not the latest.)  I've not got a lot of time on my hands, so even making time for that 45 minutes was tough. 
But someone posted this idea about the first episode.  Not only does this strike me as completely plausible, but a really interesting idea.  It's the sort of thing that I wish would happen more often on sci-fi shows, to explore paternity, especially in this day and age, where people can have more than just a mom and dad. 
Cross your fingers this theory turns out to be true.