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On The Hairpin Rom Com Club: Funny Face

Also, re Hollywood Homely, it fits so nicely with the idea that if you're not trying to be beautiful, no one will think you are. Even if the raw material is there, you have to enhance it with all sorts of crap. Put in some effort.

Posted on October 1, 2014 at 3:55 pm 1

On The Hairpin Rom Com Club: Funny Face

When Audrey and Cary Grant were making Charade (great movie, great book) he was said to have been very uncomfortable with their age difference, and asked for rewrites so that young Audrey was chasing after him and he was (kind of) fighting her off saying she was too young for him. Guess he saw Funny Face.

Kay Thompson being DV, the Think Pink number, so great.

Posted on October 1, 2014 at 3:54 pm 1

On This Is Not A Mitford Eulogy

Team Decca! Read her letters.

Posted on September 25, 2014 at 4:16 pm 0

On I Was Wrong About the Grateful Dead

Or, you just changed your mind.

Posted on March 24, 2014 at 12:29 pm 0

On Ask a Psychic

@CaitlinRenee Mary Roach has a really great bit in Spook about how people with actual grants to study these things objectively test psychics, and the first thing is, the readings have to be blind, where the reader can't see any reaction from the subject, and you have to offer the test subjects transcripts of multiple readings, some of which are not theirs. Then the readers pick the ones that seem on the mark to them, and that's how you grade them. And, they fail. When they can't adjust their reading according to the reader's reaction many psychics refuse to participate. The ones who will don't do any better than random selections.

Posted on February 26, 2014 at 5:50 pm 3

On Happy Birthday, W.H. Auden

Posted on February 22, 2014 at 5:53 pm 0

On Talking to Lauren Oliver and Lexa Hillyer, "Story Architects" for Young Adult Literature

@Erryoudite And that goes double for all you script doctors out there. And social engineers.

Posted on February 13, 2014 at 11:13 am 0

On My Special Friend

Marry that phone!

Posted on February 5, 2014 at 1:36 pm 1

On Lucy's Conquests

You. All of you. Go and read The New Yorkers by Cathleen Schine. Then read the rest of her books.

Posted on January 8, 2014 at 4:11 pm 0

On "What Could We Have Been If We Hadn't Put All That Energy Into Being Hidden?"

Oh my god the weeping.

Posted on December 11, 2013 at 4:13 pm 2