Trick or treaters.
A little girl came up to my door tonight dressed up as Amy Winehouse. It took me a second to realize that she wasn’t in fact a coked up witch, but instead the British singer. I said, “Are you supposed to be Amy Winehouse?” Her pale face (with this caked on white powdery stuff, seriously) lit up and her eyes got bigger and brighter and she gave me a big hug. “Thank you so...
Frankenstein! Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin, later Mary Shelley. Percy Bysshe Shelley. And, of course, Lord Byron. “The Vampyre” by John William Polidori. Thomas Edison released the first ever adaptation of the story in motion picture form in 1910. Byron was a big fan of Prometheus Bound by Aeschylus. Percy Shelley eventually wrote Prometheus Unbound. And it was Kant who coined...
“Werewolves Of London” by Warren...
We’re seeing an evolutionary change. The people in the next generation who are...– Gary Small, a neuroscientist at UCLA in California uses his (quite smallscale research) to argue the surfing the internet alters our brains. Is surfing the Internet altering your brain? (via somethingchanged)
Cute puppy orgy. →
God Has Given Me What I Wanted For Christmas Even... →
(via thisrecording) This is just… a bizarre choice. But having a European director helming a very raw taken on Americana fits in with the source material, but it’s just so… weird.
TODAY on Counterforce: You don't need a weatherman... →
Marco Sparks on Obama, McCrazyballs, informercials, and also ONLY SIX DAYS to go.
The corrections: Older writers (Updike, Morrison,... →
updike and the women →
paperbackgirl: i don’t think i’ve ever read a book review before that evaded the actual book being reviewed for 3/4 of the piece. emily nussbaum certainly dampened any desire to check out john updike’s latest (her clear, CLEAR) intention, but it did spurn me to add the witches of eastwick to my “to read” list. I agree. I really want to read The Witches Of Eastwick (especially after watching the...
Fairy tales do not tell children that dragons exist. Children already know that...– G.K. Chesterton (via affremblequotes)
TODAY on Counterforce: Well, you can bump and... →
Marco Sparks on music, politics, and the children of the revolution.
in which i earn my internet hipster wings
mariadiaz: Question posed to me this weekend, by someone who will remain nameless: “How has your life changed since writing for ThisRecording?” Oh, I think we’d all like an answer to this question.
TODAY on Counterforce: The jaws that bite, the... →
Marco Sparks goes a bit jabberwacky talking about Lewis Carroll’s famous poem of nonsense verse and the art it inspires.
The best measure of a blog is not how many people it reaches, it’s how much it...– Seth Godin interviewed by Josh Spear, Trendspotting (via somethingchanged)
Each has his past shut in him like the leaves of a book known to him by heart...– Virginia Woolf (via meltinyourmouth) (via unicornology)
Obelisks of Erotic Gratification from 1930s... →