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April 2, 2013

Luminous Night Light

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From Line 13/Maison Martin Margiela wherein is written, "A 1930s-inspired light bulb and its socket are molded in phosphorescent plaster, subtly glowing in the dark. Can be hung on the wall or simply put on a table. Luminescence duration: 2-3 hours after a 10-minute exposure to natural or artificial light."

Made in France.

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€120.

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"Shrink": I enjoyed this movie (a lot) — but I don't recommend it

Why my lack of enthusiasm as regards your watching it?

Because more likely than not you'll find it what we used to call, back in the day, a "bummer" (too bad that word has left the building 'cause it's a really good one).

The film is kind of Robert Altman-esque as it moves between its ensemble-like cast of characters, all L.A. types either living in the Hollywood/showbiz fast lane or trying to get there.

A lot of things happen right around the Hollywood sign, literally.

Here's an interview with the star of the 2009 movie, Kevin Spacey, talking about his role as a grief-stricken, pot-addled psychiatrist survivor of his wife's suicide and persona-as-the-world-sees-him best-selling author of a book on happiness.

I only happened on the film after reading an appreciation in the past week; darned if I can find the article that led me to it.

Anyhoo, as I said: avoid it.

If you're like most people I know, it'll bring you down long before the few minutes of happy ending.

But I still haven't touched on the reason I liked the movie so much, have I?

It's mostly because it takes place in and around many places I'm familiar with from my 17 years of living in L.A.

I've been to those parties, I've hung out with those people, and those were some wonderful years, full of unbelievable events and bizarre happenings wonderfully evoked by the weird stuff that goes down in this film.

Oh, the stories I could tell you....

Even their one-sentence descriptions — movie or TV-series-pitch style — would make you race for the exit.

Trust me on this.

April 2, 2013 at 04:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (5) | TrackBack

Chainsaw Key Cover

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lumière.

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£4.99 (key not included).

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An Adventure — Louise Glück

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Cards Against Humanity

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From ThisIsWhyImBroke: "Ensure that you'll definitely go to Hell when you die by playing the Cards Against Humanity card game. The rules of the game are simple — just use your creative wit to come up with the most offensive combinations to win this twisted game against your sick and depraved friends."

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I don't have those kinds of friends — but you might.

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Heh.

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$25.

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The Origin of Bitcoin

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Farley Katz's cartoon appeared in the April 1, 2013 issue of the New Yorker.

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