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On Scandals of Classic Hollywood: Ronald Reagan Plays the President

@redheaded&crazie I know! It seems very haute, what with the criss-crossy bits.

Posted on November 6, 2012 at 12:35 pm 1

On Scandals of Classic Hollywood: Ronald Reagan Plays the President

@melis So many good lines! "Confidentially, darling, this is more than a hangover."

Posted on November 6, 2012 at 12:34 pm 0

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Posted on November 5, 2012 at 1:03 pm 1

On Presidents and Their Poetry

@meetapossum I was a TA in a poetry seminar, and the professor had written the full text of "I Wandered Lonely As a Cloud" on the board. When I came back later to erase it, somebody had written "Cool story, bro." next to it, and then I died of laughter.

Posted on November 2, 2012 at 1:21 pm 5

On Presidents and Their Poetry

James Garfield had a special chair made, as he liked to read sitting sideways - back against one arm, legs slung over the other. So one side was higher than the other, for maximum book-curling-up-withing. Also, I believe he was a fan of Jane Austen.

Posted on November 2, 2012 at 1:18 pm 4

On What Could One Make With the Wrappers?

@Anna Jayne@twitter Very true. I know all the words, but strung together that way?

Posted on November 1, 2012 at 6:54 pm 0

On Henry James, Tell Us From Beyond the Grave Plz

The 'ghost' is real, for it is the lingering doubt that the reader is haunted by after finishing the story (at least that's what I said in my James seminar).

Posted on October 31, 2012 at 12:55 pm 1

On Beyond Clarice: Underrated Horror Heroines

@evil melis I KNOOOOWWWW!!!! There are so many things to be said about the end. There needs to be another post for What We Talk About When We Talk About the End of Sleepaway Camp.

In the meantime, here is a link to the mp3 of "Angela's Theme", the awesome/weird (weirsome?) credits music.
http://sleepawaycampfilms.com/angelastheme.mp3

Posted on October 29, 2012 at 3:39 pm 1

On Beyond Clarice: Underrated Horror Heroines

I have so much more to say about Sleepaway Camp, but I don't want to spoil it for anybody who hasn't seen it. Usually I don't care about spoiling movies that are over 20 years old, but I don't want to deprive anyone of the pleasure of seeing the bizarreness for the first time!! Everybody, go watch it and we'll meet back here, okay?!

Posted on October 29, 2012 at 2:38 pm 0

On Beyond Clarice: Underrated Horror Heroines

SLEEPAWAY CAMP!!!!!! Those strong New Yawk accents!! "Angeluh!!! Angeluh!!" The seemingly five-hour long capture the flag scene! The softball scene with dudes wearing the shortest shorts possible!! And two words: AUNT MARTHA!!!!!

Posted on October 29, 2012 at 2:37 pm 1