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TTMMW: Themes

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The way I keep stuff for this semi-not-at-all-regular column is by starring it in my Google Reader. As the weeks/months go on, things tend to pile up. Related things. Here they are, by particularly similar category.

APPLE
T-SHIRTS, then, and now:

Other stuff and your new/old iPhone.

A DAB OF HISTORY
Autograph books! They had them in Little House on the Prairie, except when they were in Town.

TENNIS

COOL POLITICIANS
Dean forever, obviously.

OLD MUSICIANS
Like Woody Guthrie, or Patti Smith and jam sessions.

OTHER COOLISH, MOSTLY CRANKY OLD MEN
Like Anthony Bourdain, or David Letterman

FAMOUS, LEGIT ACTORS
The truth behind Natalie Wood, Denzel Washington might play Thelonious Monk, Ben Affleck’s kids wear his face on their shirts and a GIF wall of many many Oscar winners and losers.

WATER
In art, and in life/art.

ADVERTISING (ESPECIALLY ’50s THROWBACK ADVERTISING)
Whether it’s Playboy, a Mad Men-themed Newsweek, more Helvetica (plus sandwiches) or remembering George Lois. Or a particularly personal plea.

The New York Times and Israel/Palestine, naturally.

PIXAR
People look like those fake oh-so-real characters.

PICTURES OF OLD NEW YORK
Skylines, seagulls wildin’ and such:

FINALLY

It really is.

Red Shoes

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Louboutin is suing YSL, if you didn’t know, because they claim ownership of the red soled shoe. Over at The Awl, Rachelle Bergstein wrote a brief history of red shoes that nicely sums up why Louboutin should move on and pick a new battle. It also that reminded me of this painting my dad did:

And the song it was named after:
(The Angels Wanna Wear My) Red Shoes – Elvis Costello

TTMMW: Weather Is A Fickle Mistress

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READ

Where will the boats go?! I’m really, really worried.

Preston Sturges: The finest director most people don’t really know about. My favorite is The Lady Eve, and Netflix Instant has a whole bunch to choose from.

Jeff Bridges is returning to his Crazy Heart roots, to which I say, good job and now can you please just do a sequel to The Fabulous Baker Brothers?

The creator of Dilbert is…not very smart.

Howard Dean continues to the the biggest badass. DEAN 2018!

Ricky Gervais is the world’s most articulate atheist. Or at least the funniest.

The Grammys are cutting over 30 award categories. Editing really does help, kids!

This interview with Fred Willard is just too good to excerpt.

Discussing the anniversary of Penguin’s 75th anniversary, art director Paul Buckley talks about how its okay to judge a book by its cover.

The Mona Lisa was real, and there will be bone proof. This does not make the painting any less overrated.

Should Alcoholics stay Anonymous? David Colman makes a compelling argument for coming out of the closet.

Get over yourself Will Smith: His 1100 sq. ft. trailer, plus a second one for his gym, is angering SoHo residents. I would feel worse for them if it wasn’t SoHo…

LOOK

Annie Liebowitz might be broke and stuff, but she still takes good pictures of beautiful famous people.


I just want brass knuckles, but not brass, ever.

What if you lived at Ikea? I wish.


Or here. Please and thank you.


This house is one part FLW, one part Little House on the Prairie (Banks of Plum Creek/sodhouse days).

The differences between Mac and PC people are not quite what you’d think they’d be.


Ketchup and stain removal in one interactive ad campaign. Consider me sold.

LISTEN

RollingStone is streaming Stevie Nicks’ newest album “In Your Dreams.” I like to imagine her yelling this phrase at people.

Elvis Costello covers. Laura Cantrell does “Indoor Fireworks.”

WATCH


I love Jello.


Some people are very very very good whistlers. It took other people a long time to just fake it.


The weather has not been good to Chicago this week; in fact, it’s been the definition of a fickle mistress. That’s not related to this video, it’s just to say that things have been better and I look forward to them being so again.

I haven’t made it through all of these interviews with Matthew Weiner, but here’s more information about Mad Men than you always wanted to know.


I appreciated the power of Robert Ebert’s words before, but somehow, they’ve become more moving now that he can’t speak.

The Beast File – Apple (HUNGRY BEAST) from Elmo Keep on Vimeo.

Apple isn’t always so nice, unfortunately.


Linda Ronstadt sings “My Boyfriend’s Back.” She also dated California Governor Jerry Brown. Oh wait, I’m sorry, she was his “occasional companion.”

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