“I think Woody Allen was on his way a few times. I think they sometimes planned to meet, the two of them, but my father dreaded coming to New York, and I think Woody Allen dreaded coming to the countryside of Sweden. There was mutual dread there, even though there was a lot of mutual admiration.”—Why Woody Allen Never Met Ingmar Bergman - ArtsBeat Blog
“Under Genachowski’s direction, the FCC voted unanimously on Oct. 22 to pursue his proposed six principles of freedom for Net neutrality. They are: * Freedom to access legal content * Freedom to use applications of the users’ choice * Freedom to attach personal devices to connections in users’ homes * Freedom to obtain service plan information * Non-discrimination: Broadband providers cannot discriminate against particular Internet content or applications * Transparency: Providers must be transparent about network management practices”—AppleInsider | FCC chairman: iPhone bandwidth will require spectrum changes
JP: So I’ve read your book, but just to give a little blurb, what’s the difference between a hot mess and a hot tranny mess?
CS: Well, I know I said basically a hot tranny mess - because, you know, my terminology being hot tranny or being tranny is really being like overly glam. Like overly done, like you know with tons of sequins and jewelry and makeup and hair, it’s not really about being an actual tranny. Being a hot mess is basically wearing all these things, and basically being this whole person at one time. So when I say hot tranny mess, it’s the idea that there are drag queens out there that are definitely a mess, and they kind of emulate normal people. It’s when you’re wearing everything and you have your red lips and all your bangles up to your arms and your Ugg boots and your plaid bolero and all these things at the same time. So I guess that’s what it is.
“I think a free model is a very difficult way to capture the value of our content. I think what we need to do is deliver that content to consumers in a way where they will appreciate the value,” Carey said. “Hulu concurs with that, it needs to evolve to have a meaningful subscription model as part of its business.”—Hulu to Charge in 2010
As online writing becomes increasingly a part of the mainstream dialogue in America, “blogger” is no longer a dirty word. Some of the best writers and reporters of our time operate exclusively on the internet, and millions regularly read their work…
So I just got a mailing to vote for Lisa Goodman, city councilwoman for the warehouse district who also happens to be anti-First Avenue. I say we get as many people as possible to write-in Conrad Sverkerson, Stage Manager for First Avenue, to fill her seat. See the article for details. Basically, First Ave no longer has space to load bands’ gear into the venue due to 1st Ave being converted into a two-way street.
Goodman says First Ave doesn’t deserve special treatment, I say they do. Why? First Avenue is a Minneapolis establishment that has attracted all sorts of bands to the Twin Cities for decades; it has brought culture to downtown. It’s one of the few positive establishments that occupies that area. Let’s take a look at its surroundings: we’ve got strip clubs, clubs that attract the worst types of people who drive back to the suburbs drunk, abandoned buildings, the blunder known as Block E, bums, and prostitutes. Besides the theaters, there isn’t a lot of art or culture in downtown, but First Avenue has events every night filling this void. So yeah, I do think they deserve special treatment from the city that they have given so much to.
Boycott Lisa Goodman and write-in Conrad. Please re-blog/re-tweet.
Argh! This is why I need to live in Minneapolis proper.
I agree with Chase on this one, I think some sort of “grandfather clause” should have been put in place for First Avenue in this instance. Exceptions have been made in other situations for existing businessess in regards to commercial/residential/industrial zoning changes, and I think for all that First Avenue has brought to downtown over the years, it warrants special treatment on this one. On a completely unrelated note, and one in which I have no stories to share, my older brother actualy dated Lisa Goodman for a time in the 70’s.
9. ‘Dancer in the Dark’ (Lars von Trier, 2000) Lars von Trier has a reputation for being hard on his actors and for Icelandic singer Bjork’s acting debut, he certainly didn’t pull any punches. It’s rumored that Bjork became so unhinged during the shoot that she ate her own cardigan. Von Trier has claimed that every morning Bjork would say, “Mr. von Trier, I despise you,” and spit at him. The experience was so traumatic for Bjork that afterwards she insisted she’d never act agai
“The best joke on last night’s Monty Python-themed Jimmy Fallon show was even older than the comedy team, four members of which appeared to mark their 40th anniversary. “Did you ever think the show would be a disaster?” asked Fallon at one point. “Shortly after you started the monologue,” replied Eric Idle, quick as a flash.”—And now for something completely like Jimmy Fallon meeting Monty Python | EW.com
“Font Bureau Inc., Boston, is suing NBC Universal Inc. for $2 million, claiming trademark infringement for unauthorized use of three typefonts. Font Bureau alleges the broadcaster bought one software license yet widely distributed unauthorized copies of three fonts: Bureau Grotesque, Interstate and Antenna.”—NBC Sued Over Font License - 2009-10-12 09:04:14 MDT | Graphic Arts Online
According to Variety, the very low-budget film (it reportedly cost $11,000), which played in fewer than 200 theaters, raked in $7.1 million over the weekend — a record for a limited-release film. The film had an impressive $44,163 per-screen average and placement in the top five of the box office ratings over the weekend.