The actors waste cans were out on the sidewalk. One was overflowing with Winston cigarette wrappers and Diet Coke cans. I spotted Eric Roberts in a suit and tie standing with an actor who appeared to be his double. Madeleine Stow, in jeans and a baseball cap, was taller than I expected. Lots of Starbucks and smoking. The actors milled about in the street or on the driveway. One of the teen actors was having a blast driving a golf cart. I wondered if acting was boring .
If the action picks up, well let you know.
This got us wondering how many times the phrase has been used, so we Googled it, which led us to the discovery that many others have already beaten us to it. (Its hard out here for a Pie-Butt????) Check it out at the Language Log Web site.
"Sottsass is one of the greatest designers of the 20th century and one of the greatest poets of design of all time," says Paola Antonelli, curator of architecture and design at New York's Museum of Modern Art. "What he did was revolutionary, from the 1960s on. First, designing typewriters and mainframe computers for Olivetti, then doing the first decorative plastic laminates for Memphis, which are still in use today.
Yes, she said Memphis, but what Antonelli is talking about is the famous Memphis Design Cooperative, an Italian group founded by Sottsass in the 1980s. Sottsass, now 88, is here in America for his first U.S. museum show at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Read more about Sottsass and how he decided to call the most influential design movement of the late 20th century Memphis (it involves wine and a Bob Dylan song) here.
Sundays Commercial Appeal ran the last column by Wendi C. Thomas, who is moving to Baltimore to work for The Baltimore Sun.
According to Thomas, shes been crying so much as to wipe out the area Kleenex supply. While we suspect many much of that crying has been crocodile tears, weve found these sites, where she can buy tissue in bulk. Check them out here, here, and here.
And, given all the barbecue shes reportedly been eating, we thought she could use some wet naps as well.
Set in a galaxy consumed by eco-wars, a seedy nightclub on a distant planet offers refuge to the depraved and disco-deprived. But as murderous mayhem lurks, the crime-fighting Space Vixens shine a mirror-ball beacon of hope through the boogie nights. A futuristic, fun-filled musical tribute to the era of bubble-wrap and glitter boots, this campy post-millenium Rocky Horror Show will have divas of disco grooving with a Saturday Night Fever until the last dance.
Circuit Playhouse, 1705 Poplar, 726-4656
The decision stemmed from a lawsuit filed by the Memphis-owned Christals chain of adult stores on behalf of its Southaven store. The company claimed that store was forced to close in 2000 because of the states ban on the sale of certain intimate devices.
The court's decision upheld a 2003 ruling that contended that the state had an interest in protecting public physical and mental health and supporting public morality. Whatever. What it means for you Mississippians is simple: When dildos are outlawed, only outlaws will have dildos. Read more about it here.
Or you could go here, and learn to make your own sex toys. But that would be wrong, not to mention icky.
No word yet on whether the reclusive Brad Mem will be attending tonight's Bradley-Memphis game.