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On 'The Autobiography Of Henry VIII': Which Ill-Fated Wife Would You Be?

Ugh, The Tudors is the WORST although I am probably bitter cause I once tried to sneak onto set (parts of it were filmed in the castle up the road from me) and was ceremoniously turfed out.

Posted on April 11, 2012 at 5:59 pm 0

On 'The Secret History': I Know What You Did Last Reading Period

@jfruh See, the thought of studying any writing pre-Skelton makes me want to fall asleep but then I read something like this and I get classicist envy.

Posted on March 21, 2012 at 7:09 pm 0

On 'The Secret History': I Know What You Did Last Reading Period

@Myles Tanzer This is a dream class! I'm speculating on what I'd assign on the syllabus...

Posted on March 21, 2012 at 6:49 pm 0

On 'The Secret History': I Know What You Did Last Reading Period

This is twinned with Daniel Handler's Basic Eight in my head as "sneaky sexy books about college that I read just before I went to college man oh man where are my posh aesthete friends and murder victims?". A+.

Posted on March 21, 2012 at 6:42 pm 0

On 'Exile On Main Street,' In Order

@LondonLee

The Ballad of Dorothy Parker for first, always and forever!

Posted on August 20, 2011 at 10:42 pm 0

On 'Exile On Main Street,' In Order

@En Vague

18. Girls! Girls! Girls!
17. Shatter
16. Gunshy
15. Flower
14. Canary
13. Never Said
12. Dance of the Seven Veils
11. Strange Loop
10. Glory
9. Johnny Sunshine
8. Explain It To Me
7. Stratford-on-Guy
6. Help Me Mary
5. 6'1"
4. Soap Star Joe
3. Fuck and Run
2. Mesmerizing
1. Divorce Song

Posted on August 20, 2011 at 10:41 pm 0

On Six Authors Who Were Copywriters First

Another (apocryphal?) addendum to the Dorothy Sayers story is that the original bird in Gilroy's Guinness zoo was a pelican, but Sayers convinced them to change it to a toucan in order to pun on "two cans", etc.

Posted on August 18, 2011 at 2:40 pm 0

On 'Pet Sematary': A Reminder That Zombie Cats Make Terrible Pets

@whoneedslight

Also my new Favourite Thing! I'm going to use it myself.

Posted on August 11, 2011 at 3:51 pm 0

On 'Pet Sematary': A Reminder That Zombie Cats Make Terrible Pets

@ellbeejay

Oh, they just sort of have a facial similarity, no? Plus, I suppose, both are very talented, no-nonsense Boss Ladies who are so monolithic in their respective fields that they can kinda get away with diva-ish behahaviour and bizarr-o career choices (that book on dogs that Garber wrote? Patti LuPone appearing on Glee?).

Posted on August 11, 2011 at 1:16 pm 0

On 'Pet Sematary': A Reminder That Zombie Cats Make Terrible Pets

@ellbeejay

I agree with your last point. Marjorie Garber is the Patti LuPone of academia.

Posted on August 11, 2011 at 11:50 am 0