i don't like fun

a bit of fry and laurie
26 January, 2012, 11:54 pm
Filed under: hugh laurie, quote of the day, stephen fry, things i like, tv

stephen: the reason we’re not going to do this sketch is that it contains a great deal of sex and violence.
hugh: a great deal.
s: lots of sex and violence.
h: that’s right. during the sketch, stephen hits me several times with a golf club.
s: which, of course, wouldn’t matter, except that i do it very sexily.
h: that’s the trouble, you see. he does it so sexily. i wish you could see it.
s: and then the sketch ends with us going to bed together…
h: violently.
s: very, very violently. now, this raises problems.
h: not for me.

… i just love them TOO MUCH. them and their sick, twisted, brilliant minds.

parr: painted photographs
25 January, 2012, 8:07 pm
Filed under: art, beatles, history, james dean, john lennon, marlene dietrich, movies, museums, things i like

martin parr has collected and is now exhibiting these “painted photographs.” they once were press photos that got marked up by editors/publications to specify reproduction instructions or cropping, but they look fantastic as they are.

love, carl
25 January, 2012, 7:44 pm
Filed under: carl sagan, random, things i like

don’t forget,
no billboards
in space.

22 January, 2012, 6:54 pm
Filed under: art, friends, karl pilkington, things i like

poster by mats ottdahl, found via e.b.! such perfection.

the latin american photobook
22 January, 2012, 2:58 pm
Filed under: argentina, art, books, current events, french, history, museums

“the latin american photobook: the best kept secret in the history of photography”
– martin parr

this exhibit, “a new history of the latin american photobook,” opened jan. 20 at le bal in paris and features over forty books produced between 1921 and 2012. i really hope to see this when i’m in france, or else when the show comes to new york!

quote of the day: charlotte
18 January, 2012, 6:54 pm
Filed under: clothes, french, gainsbourg, music, quote of the day

“to me, they were really just my parents. we had a lovely life. we went to private school. but they had quite an eccentric life, going into nightclubs and coming back when we got up to go to school. that was kind of weird. but apart from that, we had a very normal life. they had simple tastes. their idea was to always keep your feet on the ground, so that’s what we did. i was able to go on the street, and it was normal when people came up to them and asked for autographs. it was just part of everyday life. i just learned through their way of living – through all of that fame to always be happy when someone comes up to ask for an autograph. people really loved them in a very honest way. it wasn’t until very late that i understood what my father was writing about. i had lived with his songs all my life, but i never really understood the lyrics, or what went into them. of course, it is special because now i know that my father was a genius. but he lived in a very casual way.”

– charlotte gainsbourg in interview magazine, feb. 2012. she’s so chill; it’s impressive.
more photos and the rest of the interview are here.

scarily accurate.
18 January, 2012, 6:44 pm
Filed under: i'm serious, random

seriously… this is why i have a queen-sized bed. found here.

a walk in the snow
17 January, 2012, 9:27 pm
Filed under: bob dylan, clothes, current events, i was born in the wrong decade, new england

bob dylan. bangor, maine. 1975. because there’s finally snow on the street.

16 January, 2012, 3:06 am
Filed under: art, current events, french, movies, things i like

‘the artist’ won three golden globes! as it should have. this man’s eyebrows alone deserve their own award. so does the dog.

best/worst idea.
15 January, 2012, 4:53 pm
Filed under: chicago, crazy, liquor


last night at the violet hour was pretty much just like this.