Curt, my mother took me to see COTT at the movie theatre – the first one she ever took me to if I remember right. I had Medusa nightmares for weeks, but every time I woke up from them, I would stay scared for about 3 seconds before breaking into raptures over how cool the dream was.
Ok Mr. Alicious, I’ve come to a conclusion. You mentioned my reading your favorite novel and I’ve decided it’s your turn. It’s not my very very favorite, nothing compares with Austen, but I think you will really dig “Last Days of Summer” by Steve Kluger. So as soon as you’ve watched Curt’s movie you have to read it. It’s your penance. And remember …”The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid.”
— Jane Austen (Northanger Abbey)
Alright, if we’re talking favorite novels, two immediately come to mind for me:
“A Prayer for Owen Meany” by John Irvin is my favorite of all time. Could not love that book more. It is a big reason my wife and I got married (b/c on our first date we discussed our undying love for that book).
A more recent addition to my favorite is “Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close” by Jonathan Safran Foer. Phenomenal.
So, now that the Rangers showed they could actually win a game, do you think they are the favorites once again? I still think the Giants will take it. In 6.
“Extremely Loud and Incredibly close”, I know I’ve read that. Is it about a boy who walks around NYC after his dad died on 9/11?
I didn’t get to watch the game last night. Glad the rangers are showing life.
Oh, Leah, you wouldn’t ask me to read if you saw my list for Lit Crit. @400 pages per week, and about 3/4 of it is almost inpenetrable(sp?). I wouldn’t wish Jacques Derrida on a Mets fan.
Curt, I haven’t read TSAR, but my best (and most well read) friend says it’s the shizz.
Steve, that’s a cool story; you and your wife & Owen Meany. That’s the stuff. Getting married over a book > getting married over a movie.
I had to film a halloween themed wedding today. They wrote their own vows. The bride’s began with “Ever since you knocked me up…”
Noone laughed. And the pause for laughter quickly became of a pause of not knowing if she should keep reading or not. Un. Com. For. Table. I haven’t decided if I’m going to add laugh tracks to the video to make a joke of it or if it’s better to show it in all its unnerving horror.
Two+ hours of film to go through. Miles to go before I sleep.
Bub – that story about the wedding vows is awesome. I for one vote for no laugh track. They’ll want to see it in its true and horrifying glory, I think.
There was a great shot of Bochy in the dugout after Posey hit his homer in the 8th. A sly smile on his face that said, as I interpret it, him thinking to himself, “holy sh*t, we’re really going to win this World Series.”
What a performance by the Giants. And Bumgarner. Unreal. The dude’s got “bum” in his name for God’s sake and he’s putting up these kinds of numbers in the post seaston. Impressive.
Bub, I give you until January 1, 2011. That’s the best I can do…some things just can’t be helped. The wedding story is quite hilarious and I’m with Steve or maybe you should insert the scariest scream known to man. Only in AL…and/or MS.
Hey guys, just caught up on the show. Good stuff, as usual. Steve, #142, Bochy is awesome. Bub, I know my Volunteers gave you something to smile about on that 3rd Saturday in October. Quite a year for us Vol fans. Getting trucked by Georgia, Alabama, and Spurrier all in the same month. Plus the month started with us putting 13 guys on the field to save the Mad Hatter. Ouch. You know your team is bad when they have had trouble getting 11 players on the field all year. You’d think that might be something you go over in preseason practice. Now we get to sit back and wait for more sanctions in December from the NCAA. Go Vols. My only hope is for a Falcons playoff run. Is it Spring Training time yet?
BTW, Cam Newton is a Manbeast. Auburn deserves this year after the 2004 fiasco. Undefeated, SEC, how do you not play for the Championship.
“Undefeated, SEC, how do you not play for the Championship”
That was highway robbery.
Iron Bowl of a lifetime shaping up if the Tide can get past LSU and Leah U.
Nate, good to hear from you again. I was just telling my dad that I think Tennessee is tradition-rich enough to weather the storm. Hang in there. A year ago, Auburn was supposedly on a spirial, living in UA’s shadow again, joke of a coach, blah blah blah. Look at ‘em now. (Dammit).