My talented and awesome and kinda badass husband Kumail is on the cover of the Arts section of the Times this Sunday. The article is up online already, so click here if you want to read it.
Since tomorrow is Halloween, it’s time to dust off this old chestnut, from a movie my sister and I used to watch on HBO and adore beyond all rational thought.
The Worst Witch, starring Fairuza Balk, Mrs. G from the Facts of Life, and mothereffing Tim Curry.
Please, as a treat to yourself and me, jump and watch Tim Curry’s musical number from the movie. He plays the King of the Witches, and he wants to teach the witches at the witch school what can happen on Halloween. Spoiler alert- ANYTHING can happen on Halloween.
This is just a random little thing I wrote about a guy named Junior and my first few weeks of high school. Junior is not his real name, but this is a real story.
Between middle school and high school, I got a “hardship transfer”, which gave me permission to go to a different high school than all the people I went to middle school with. Essentially, I started over. I did this because a) I was picked on a lot in middle school, and b) the new high school was closer to my home.
The one thing I didn’t really think through was that since I didn’t live in the district for the new high school, no bus would transport me. I would have to find my own way to and from school every day.
This is hard to negotiate when you’re the new kid.
My parents bailed me out by asking a friend of theirs if their son, a junior named Junior, could drive me to and from school every day. From what I was told, he agreed readily and was happy to accommodate. But once I met him, I realized that this was a lie.
Mattel has released it’s designs for the Celebrity Barbies of 2009. There is one of a current celebrity how she looks now, and FOUR of celebrities from decades past.
How sad is it that they had to leave the 2000s in order to find celebrities who actually had their own look? They could have saved money and made it a bit of a projective test by putting a Rachel Zoeish character in a box (it could be any cast member of the Hills, or Lilo, etc), and then maybe a Megan Foxish type in a box (to be Angelina, or those young Disney girls that like to take their shirts off). That way, everyone gets their favorite starlet!
Where’s my Rihanna Barbie!?!?!?!
Anyway, they do look kinda cool, so jump to see them, and try to see if you can guess who they are. The names are below each set of pics.
This is an amazing list of the 25 scariest moments in non-horror movies. It’s got the face melting scene in Raiders of the Lost Ark, the nightmare scene in Vertigo, Pyle’s suicide in Full Metal Jacket, the horrifying Altamont murder scene in Gimmie Shelter, the boat scene in Willy Wonka, etc and so on. It’s a good list, but even better, they have videos of every single scene.
After the jump, you’ll see my favorite terrifying scene from a non-horror movie (besides the entirety of E.T., which genuinely terrifies me).
This was on the Comix blog today, but it was so fascinating to watch that I had to repost it. It’s from the Failblog originally.
(side note: I’ve never seen a more graceful fall than that guy’s fall. Amazing.)
So for Halloween this year, I would like to be a comic book character. Like this:
Although I don’t think I’ll ever be able to do it as literally and gorgeously as this girl…