Friday, August 22, 2008

Literary Quotes

In an attempt at justification of my career choice, a quote from "The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay."

“The pain of his loss, though he would never have spoken of it in these terms, was always with him in those days, a cold smooth ball lodged in his chest, just behind his sternum. For that half hour spent in the dappled shade of the Douglas firs, reading Betty and Veronica, the icy ball had melted away without him even noticing. That was magic – not the apparent magic of the silk hatted cardpalmer, or the bold, brute trickery of the escape artist, but the genuine magic of art. It was a mark of how fucked up and broken was the world – the reality – that had swallowed his home that such a feat of escape, by no means easy to pull off, should remain so universally despised.”

-Michael Chabon

Let it Rock

More Skins

Featuring brilliant song "Bad Before Good" by Bristol based band Day One.

Codename: JCVD

Jean-Claude Van Damme for an Oscar. God, "Bloodsport" was awesome.

Taylor Lautner

This kid (best known as "Sharkboy" from the instant classic Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl in 3D) has been getting a TON of hype because of the Twilight movie that is still four months away from being released (he's ranked 21st on the imdb star meter!)

Anyways, don't ask me why he's getting so much attention (he's only in a supporting role in Twilight), but I just wanted to give him a shout out because he's from Grand Rapids. Westside, represent.

Hope he blows up so we have another famous actor from G-Rap besides Gillian "Scully" Anderson.

Withnail and I

If you haven't seen this movie, you must go watch it immediately.