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On Don't Meat the Eggplant

I love, love, love eggplant and I, too, have been trying to convince people (my boyfriend) of its deliciousness when cooked properly. I made a shitty eggplant parmesan last night that failed because I didn't fry the eggplant to optimal texture before shoving it in the oven. Ugghhh. There's so much left and it's haunting my fridge.

Anyway, eggplant is delicious. A++++.

Posted on August 22, 2014 at 2:18 pm 0

On How to Work for the Enemy and Feel Just Fine

Hold the phone. You were on Jeopardy????

Posted on July 21, 2014 at 2:00 pm 0

On Royal Baby Photoshop Shocker

http://www.theonion.com/articles/royal-baby-already-making-new-friends,33730/

Posted on April 25, 2014 at 7:40 pm 0

On The Dead Cannot Consent

@Taffeta Darling I also haven't read the book, so I don't know if there's even room for that.

Posted on April 25, 2014 at 2:28 pm 0

On The Dead Cannot Consent

@Taffeta Darling Though, now that I think about it, I have no idea how that would go. I guess I'm just speaking from my hatred of most movies these days, since they nearly all go for either over-the-top sentiment or explosions.

Posted on April 25, 2014 at 2:22 pm 0

On The Dead Cannot Consent

@jfruh Sure, that's why I said "the LCD that they can get away with." I don't mean Adam Sandler–flick low, I mean twisting DFW's story into some sort of easily digestible "suffering genius" narrative a la A Beautiful Mind or something, so that his extreme depression is presented as also sort of cool and exciting and mind bending, which I don't think is either fair or even remotely accurate. (That treatment was probably unfair to the guy behind A Beautiful Mind, too.) I don't know if that's a crazy fear on my part, but I *really* don't want them to make his plight palatable by giving it some sort of "edge."

Posted on April 25, 2014 at 2:19 pm 1

On The Dead Cannot Consent

@Tulletilsynet I think the only thing people are getting worked up about here is that there are many chances for the movie to fail miserably: a laughable impersonation on Segel's part and/or appealing to the lowest common denominator they can get away with are the two that come to my mind. I guess there's a greater onus on this movie to be GOOD because David Foster Wallace's work is so widely respected and admired, and anything less than the best will probably feel pretty cheap.

Posted on April 24, 2014 at 3:50 pm 0

On The Dead Cannot Consent

While I agree with this in spirit, I can't understand what "value" the movie is going to add to Wallace's legacy. Why attempt to cinematically flesh out a presence that is so incandescent, so forceful within the work of the author himself? I like Jason Segal and Jesse Eisenberg, but it's hard not to see this movie as something of a vulturous attempt to suss out something about the author that the author himself didn't give to his audience.

Who knows, though. It could be great.

Posted on April 24, 2014 at 1:29 pm 0

On Ask Polly: Should I Have This Baby?

You have a lot of people rooting for you, LW. Focus on how great and lovable you are, and be strong.

Posted on March 26, 2014 at 1:44 pm 0

On Checking In With My Pile Of Rejected 'New Yorker' Cartoons

I could see the ghost one in the New Yorker, for sure. It's good! Bob (haha) could have gone for that one, at least.

Thanks for sharing! I miss seeing Esther Werdiger cartoons.

Posted on March 25, 2014 at 5:38 pm 2