is too excruciatingly funny. Can’t breathe. Imagination exploding.
- a new phrase denoting the departure of a beloved character from a TV series. Often used in conjunction with “jumping the shark”.
and I realized that Kaufman’s male characters are always pathetic, particularly in comparison to the women in their lives. And it’s not like the women act like “manic pixie dream girls”, nor are they “crazy bitches”. They’re often rightfully telling the male character to sack up, but they always display the wisdom to accept people for who they are without thinking you can change someone. It’s his male characters who are unable to accept that a woman will not magically change them.
While it’s not quite Hollywood, I’m trying to think of another American filmmaker who un-glorifies men as much as Kaufman. It’s damn refreshing.
It’s a perfect movie for a rainy day when you’re feeling lonely. And you actually have to be alone to watch the film, because it’s very talky and if you try to watch it with your best friends as an uplifting ode to friendship, it won’t work, because BITCHES WILL TALK OVER THE ENTIRE THING (including me, but whatever).
I miss you! But mostly I’m envious that you’re about to go into summer (although Vancouver is still colder than here).
Hi there! Pleased to “meet” you!
I started this Tumblr last year because I’d just completed a trip driving across Canada and when I got back to Vancouver I was having panic attacks, living in my friends’ lounge room, unemployed, crying over a boy and suffering insomnia. I knew about Tumblr because a close friend had been using it for years, so I decided I’d join in and create a “happy place” for myself (Julie Bowen with pitchers of beer, Grandma winning the slots, cowboy dwarf riding a tiny penny-farthing etc).
This may sound a bit tttttruuufghhhh (weird Ross Geller noise)…but what motivates my posts is that, day to day, my inner monologue is interspersed with movie quotes and song lyrics. It makes me feel better to express myself through a movie frame, rather than to blog precisely about my life. I can look back to when I posted a picture from Mad Men or a Hunter S. Thompson quote and remember what was happening in my life at the time.
Or, sometimes, a photo is just a photo.
To me, what elevates Tumblr above other blogging or social networking sites is the freedom of interpretation of how to best use it. I’m happy in my own space here, and I don’t have to engage with anyone using Tumblr in a way that annoys me.
P.S. I wish more people would watch The Big Chill, but…you can’t always get what you want.