10 Great Modern Classic Novels

Modern = written since 1980 Classic = will still be read 100 years from date of writing (Selections mine, blubs via Amazon. I stuck with novels written in English because I don’t know enough lit in translation to judge.) Flaubert’s Parrot – Julian Barnes, 1984 A kind of detective story, relating a cranky amateur scholar’s […]

Derogatory NFL Team Names

Bears:Bores, Dancing Bears Bengals:Bungles, Bungholes Bills:Jills, Duffalo, Barffalo Broncos:Donkeys   Browns:Dawgs, Clowns  Buccaneers:Suckaneers  Cardinals:Canaries, Cadavers Chargers:Dolts, Discharges  Chiefs:Chefs, Queefs, Thiefs, Chumps Colts:Ponies, Dolts  Cowboys:Cowgirls, Cryboys  Dolphins:Cryami  Eagles:Filthydelphia, Pigeons, Chickens, Turkeys, Beagles Falcons:Geese, Ducks  49ers:Forty Whiners  Giants:Dwarfs, Ants Jaguars:Jagoffs, Jagwads  Jets:Gliders, Paper Airplanes  Lions:Lie-downs, Cowardly Lions Packers:Fudge-Packers  Panthers:Pussies, Kittens Patriots:Deflatriots, Patsies Raiders:Chokeland, Fraiders  Rams:Lambs, Scrams Ravens:Crows Redskins:Deadskins  […]

Quarantine Watchlist

Pickpocket The Outsider David Crosby – Remember My Name Friends of Eddie Coyle The Wanderers The Atlanta Child Murders The Secrets of Nimh Let the Right One In La Jetee Angel Heart Fast, Cheap, and Out of Control Peterloo Monty Python and the Holy Grail Cloud Atlas Jack Reacher 808 Mulholland Drive Drunk Stoned Brilliant […]

To Be Thought Normal – Fast Food Stanislavsky List

To be Thought Normal Agree with caution. Ask dull questions. Check appearance, opinions. Be concerned about the time. Dislike bodily contact. Don’t take up much space – unless trying to imitate others. Seek reassurance. Find others strange. Be formal. Have a slight smile, or a slight frown. Have moderate and/or nervous voice. Keep others at […]

Ozzy Osbourne Picks 10 Beatles’ Songs

“I feel so privileged to have been on this planet when the Beatles were born,” says Ozzy. “They are and will forever be the greatest band in the world. I remember talking to Steve Jones of the Sex Pistols. He said, ‘I didn’t like the Beatles.’ I said, ‘there’s something fucking wrong with you.’” She […]

Guantanamo Mixtape

Here follows a sample of the songs played again and again at maximum volume to break the will of enemy combatants at Guantánamo Bay and other US detention centers around the world. In the context of harsh interrogation with no legal recourse or hope of freedom, these songs and others like them became the soundtrack […]

Best movies of 2010s – IndieWire

Ten years ago, it seemed like we all had a pretty solid idea of movies — what they can do, who they’re for, and where they’re watched. That idea was inflexible, and supported by a century of precedent. It came with the added benefit of making the people in charge comfortable with the idea that […]

NORMAN MAILER: Ten Favorite American Novels

With the exception of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, which I reread recently, the other books were devoured in my freshman year at Harvard, and gave me the desire, which has never gone completely away, to be a writer, to be an American writer. They’re all selections from the mainstream of American novels, not a […]

Classic Rock – Top 50

Selection from: Rock n Roll America’s Top 1,000 Classic Rock Songs Rank Song Artist 1 Stairway to Heaven Led Zeppelin 2 Hey Jude Beatles 3 All Along the Watchtower Hendrix, Jimi 4 Satisfaction Rolling Stones 5 Like A Rolling Stone Dylan, Bob 6 Another Brick In The Wall Pink Floyd 7 Won’t Get Fooled Again […]