I said, "I called out to you 45 minutes ago and asked if you wanted bacon wrapped tri-tips with toasted breaded shrimp potato tots and veggie-free turkey salad in sausage cream sauce."
"You made that?"
"Well when you didn't respond, I assumed I'll just go ahead and make tofu with soy milk soy sauce marinade tempeh in nutritional yeast, cooked in diary-free butter and cardboard-flavored styrofoam."
Dude hasn't slept in the last 72 hours and counting.
I made a vegan joke at work...without realizing my supervisor was vegan (hat tip to her for that)....that was over a month ago and co-workers are still coming up to me chuckling. I got a chance to talk to my sup off the record. I said, "listen. I don't like meat either. I think it's pretty damn pointless. If I weren't cooking for Ze Bob, I'd be eating a vegan diet today.....
but you know what? I just have to keep on eating meat."
She exploded, "BUT WHY!!!!!"
I wrung my hands, "because. the. vegan jokes are SOOOO SATISFYING!!!!"
What I don't get is, if you are already attractive (well not to me), why pick on people who are less so? That's just gloating.
Leave that job to us unattractive people, because that's a lateral jab when we poke fun at our fellow unattractive comrades.
If a guy did this, you know he'd be in prison by now.
Petition for arrest: https://www.change.org/p/l-a-county-police-dani-mathers-should-be-arrested-for-privacy-violation
'Murican Music. One of the happiest gigs I ever went to.
Even. Better. Than Napalm Death at CBGB's.
That's a tall order.
Kids at my jewelry department were wondering about the massive vintage jewelry (http://goo.gl/IWFKIm) that was donated. "Who wears this stuff?!!!"
"People down in the deep south," I said. "you know: New York City."
short nice clip about trailblazin' Iris: https://goo.gl/jFXXS1
Btw, the vimeo clip missed out on the two biggest Tarkovsky reference in The Revenant: The "continuous" digitized shot fight scene with the Indians was borrowed directly from the continuous shot fight scene in Andrei Rublev. And the floating wife over him in the open fields? PFFT! Think "The Sacrifice" and "Solaris"
I call this guy the "soil in the living room" guy, from some exhibit I saw a decade ago. Anyway, thanks
"Gregory Crewdson was born on September 26th, 1962 in Brooklyn, New York. When he was 10 years old his father took him to a Diane Arbus exhibition, which he refers to as ‘an early aesthetic memory’ that informed his decision to become a photographer. Today Crewdson has become renowned as an accomplished and original photographer and won the Skowhegan medal for photography in 2004.
Crewdson is perhaps best known for his elaborately staged scenes depicting American suburbia. He creates surreal situations in American neighbourhoods and homes that have a cinematic, dreamlike quality but also an air of a documentary; viewers feel as if they are observers of something true and bizarre. His most famous works are the collections, ‘twilight’ and ‘beneath the roses’. In these series he engineers seemingly banal, everyday scenes but adds bizarre, surreal twists which transform the scenes into something very different; they can end up being sinister and foreboding, or absurd and comical. The pictures are like freeze frames in a film, incomplete sentences with little hint of the preceding events or of events yet to happen. Crewdson is quoted saying ‘the limitation of a photograph in terms of narrative capacity... is to have an image that is frozen in time, where there is no before or after’, hinting that a lack of information is not a restriction but an advantage.
There are cinematic parallels, with David Lynch’s Blue Velvet being a good example, where underneath the surface of a seemingly idyllic small town lies another story, where nastiness and violence can erupt. The gruesome discovery of a severed human ear that he found in a field leads a young man on a dark and dangerous journey into a dark and sinister underworld that exists in his hometown. Another example is American beauty, where the American dream, of real estate sales and suburbia is disturbed by infidelity, breakdown, drugs and murder. On the outside, and Carolyn Burnham are a perfect husband and wife, in a perfect house, in a perfect neighbourhood. But inside, Lester is slipping into a hopeless depression, which perhaps symbolises the breakdown of society. He finally snaps when he becomes infatuated his daughter's friend. His daughter Jane develops a friendship with a shy boy-next-door named Ricky, who lives with a homophobic father, who is Lester’s bête noire and who kills Lester. Seemingly idyllic neighbourhoods can hide dark secrets; people don’t know much about their neighbours or what happens behind closed doors or curtains.
The ‘twilight’ series is a good example of how Crewdson works. He turns American suburbia into a stage, where there are inexplicable goings on at ‘twilight’, creating what he refers to as ‘frozen moments’. The process of constructing these elaborate images takes on a movie production like scale: he uses large cranes and sets, or dresses up real neighbourhoods, frequently using the actual residents as models, adding an atmosphere of authenticity. Crewdson pays great attention to detail, using artificial lights to create a false impression of twilight, or using extra lighting and effects such as dry ice to enhance a naturally occurring twilight. These settings, with their surreal suburban comfort and security, are the backdrop to the mysterious and aberrant people that inhabit his pictures; the pictures become events, which twist and distort the exterior world. His pictures show that there are things beneath the surface of the ‘American dream’.
‘I have always been fascinated by the poetic condition of twilight and by its transformative quality; its power of turning the ordinary into something magical and otherworldly. My wish is for the narrative in the pictures to work with that circumstance. It is that sense of the in-between that fascinates me’.
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