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February 15, 2008


Michael Blowhard writes:

Dear Blowhards --

* Wardrobe malfunction? This little Japanese item is nothing but. (NSFW)

* Ward Six comes up with a hilarious list of crime-novel cliches.

* Manuel Uribe, who was once the world's heaviest man, has lost more than 500 pounds in the last two years on a low-carb diet.

* Alias Clio ponders the latest from British crime-fiction genius Ruth Rendell, and links to a couple of torch songs. Why am I not surprised that Clio loves torch songs?

* Yummy or Yucky? tucks into some real Kobe beef.

* Matt Mullenix stirs up his first gumbo.

* Thursday watches "Juno" and makes a nice distinction between "Blanche characters" and "Stanley characters." I have no desire to see "Juno" myself, but for those in the mood for something quirky with an abortion angle I can recommend another very amusing movie: Alexander ("Sideways") Payne's first feature, "Citizen Ruth," starring Laura Dern at her daffy, flushed, over-impassioned funniest. I also loved "Sideways" and wrote about it here. Lots of visitors had a good time telling me I was wrong, wrong, wrong ...

* The Rawness has cooked up a plausible Theory of Charisma: Part One, Part Two.

* JV links to some trippy eye-candy.

* Brenda Walker is convinced that multiculturalism is bad for women.

* Scott Chaffin thinks that people should stop swooning at political speeches.

* MBlowhard Rewind: I tackled one of the big ones -- how to handle yourself around that loaded word "art."



posted by Michael at February 15, 2008


Something quirky with an amusing abortion angle: You have to go with Hal Hartley's classic "Trust."

It may also have the best father vs. son fight scene.

Posted by: sN on February 16, 2008 3:30 AM

I have no time for people who don't enjoy Sideways. I've yet to hear a full-throated criticism of it that makes any sense to me, or in which the critic doesn't come across looking worse than the movie.

And this is not because I'm a Payne fan -- in fact, I hated "About Schmidt."

Posted by: JMW on February 16, 2008 12:21 PM

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