Hey friends! Seph here. As many of you know, for the past few months I've been trying to get my hands on Truman Capote's rejected, unpublished screenplay which he wrote for Jack Clayton's 1974 film adaptation of The Great Gatsby. As those of you who read Adam's post will recall, Baz Luhrmann described Capote's screenplay this … Continue reading Hey Gays, Here’s Truman Capote’s Hardcore Gay Screenplay of The Great Gatsby (For Real This Time)
She asks you if you’d like something to eat. You say you want an olive. She says you two don’t have any olives in the house because she didn’t know you liked them. You pause. You tell her you’ve always liked olives.
Until recently, the free, user-edited online encyclopedia Wikipedia contained a rather glaring error: Namely, it contained separate articles titled Star Wars: Episode IV--A New Hope, and Brideshead Revisited, perpetuating the misconception that rather than just being two names for the same thing, they are two separate works with different characters and different plots. No shame … Continue reading Pending Edits to the Brideshead Revisited Wikipedia Page Where It’s Star Wars Now
Does your teen seem kind of gay? Not gay in the usual way, but gay in the terrifying evil old McCarthyite lawyer way? Has your teen started speaking in something like a 1950s Jewish New York accent but with the impeccable vocal flourish of Al Pacino or Nathan Lane? Is your child as hellbent on … Continue reading Is Your Teen Kin With Roy Cohn?
About 21 hours ago, blogger Chelsea Fagan delivered the funniest tweet of all time unto us: the other day a bartender told me his high school did a performance of RENT where they couldn't say AIDS so all the characters had diabetes — Chelsea Fagan (@Chelsea_Fagan) October 6, 2017 I mean, we've all heard of … Continue reading A Conservative High School Production of Angels in America Where They Can’t Say AIDS So All the Characters Have Diabetes Instead
Scenes from Pygmalion; scenes from My Fair Lady; a lot of lines that are paraphrased; some lines that are literally copy-pasted from the works of George Bernard Shaw. PICKERING: i came from india to meet you! HIGGINS: i was going to india to meet you! PICKERING: omg! HIGGINS: i live at 27a wimpole street if … Continue reading Two Linguists Invent Eliza Doolittle
This might be the first day of 2017 that I've actually woken up to good news: Kazuo Ishiguro, the brilliant author of such novels as The Remains of the Day and Never Let Me Go, has won the Nobel Prize for Literature. Ishiguro, said the Swedish Academy, "in novels of great emotional force, has uncovered the abyss … Continue reading Never Let Me Go Except Kathy Has A Knife Now
Culture writer Ira Madison III, also known as @ira on Twitter, has become famous for a simple catchphrase: keep it. It's ruthless, efficient, lethal. If Ira ever looked at something I made and told me to keep it, I believe that my bones would disintegrate into ash. Keep it is a lifestyle. Keep it is a fundamental right and an earned … Continue reading A Comprehensive List of All 160 Things Ira Madison III Has Said “Keep It” About
hey friends, it's seph. as you may know, one of my favorite tasks is assembling extensive playlists of mountain goats songs focused on a particular text or theme. this is more of a compulsion than a hobby, and I hope that someday I will find more productive outlets for my creative energy. in the meantime, … Continue reading hey dudes here’s my 36-song mountain goats playlist about david and jonathan from the bible
From: Peyton <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: Funko Pop! Prototype Development <email@example.com> Subject: Niche Funko Pop Line Suggestions - FINAL Hi Sandra, Hope this note finds you well! My apologies for taking so long to get back to you - it's been a WILD month here at the Niche. We just last week had the chance to sit down with all … Continue reading Some Suggestions for the First-Ever Niche Funko Pop Line