- There’s a really cool internet show going on right now featuring original X-Men art at Planet-Pulp. A lot of them are pretty typical. Logan looking tough, and Shadowcat going through solids. But I like this one by Otis Frampton (an excellent new take on Xavier’s very first class):
- I AM SO ENTIRELY FUCKING SICK OF “THE CULTURE WAR”.
- Chuck Klosterman wrote an article about spending back to back nights with two of the most hated bands of all-time: Creed and Nickelback. Interesting, to say the least…
It’s hard to get inside the existential paradox of Kroeger’s life on tour: Every day, he gives interviews to journalists and radio DJs who directly ask him why no one likes his band. Every night, he plays music to thousands of enraptured superfans, many of whom love him with a ferocity that’s probably unhealthy. Every concert ends with a standing ovation; if he feels motivated, he spends the remainder of the night partying with forgettable strangers who will remember him for the rest of their lives. Eventually, Kroeger falls asleep. And then he wakes up in a beautiful hotel room, only to read new articles about how everyone in North America hates his band.
There is not one part of his life that’s real.
- A friend of mine blogs over at Film Misery. Today he shared his thoughts on the new Sight And Sound poll of the greatest films of all-time. They only come out with the list of the 10 best films ever every 10 years, so it’s neat to see how it changes — or doesn’t change — from decade to decade. I can’t believe how much the list changes from Directors to Critics. Or maybe I can, I suppose. HA
- I’m sure you know, but Gore Vidal is dead. BBC has some of his best quotes of his life up today. Some are priceless. He was a bit full of himself, like a shitload of writers, but at least he had the brains to back himself up.
“In America, if you want a successful career in politics, there is one subject you must never mention, and that is politics. If you talk about standing tall, and it’s morning in America, and you press the good-news buttons, you’re fine. If you talk about budgets, tax reform, bigotry, and so on, you are in trouble. So if we aren’t going to talk issues, what can we talk about? Well, the sex lives of the candidates, because that is about the most meaningless thing that you can talk about.”
“Style is knowing who you are, what you want to say and not giving a damn.”
“There is no such thing as a homosexual or a heterosexual person. There are only homo or heterosexual acts. Most people are a mixture of impulses if not practices.”