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.
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
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 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.
We know we can be a bit harsh at times, poking fun at public officials and bible-beating daily newspaper columnists. But in the long run, were still all in this together. So we have to ask: whats up with Russell Shaw, a Huffington Post blogger who blasts the decision for Graceland to be named a National Historic Landmark?
Why this house? Sure, Elvis lived there, but by all accounts if those walls could talk, they would speak of hell-raising, wild parties, debauchery, adultery, wild women, guns, pill-poppin' and who knows what else. And it was a pill-poppin' Elvis who died in that very Graceland of a presumed overdose- the ultimate nightcap for his overpartying ways. He died in 1977, a victim of his own excesses.
Back off, Russ. Graceland may have been a place of unholy sin, but its our sin palace, so leave it and us alone.
The Court overruled a state appellate courts temporary stay and sustained Chancellor Tene Alissandratos earlier judgment against the plaintiffs. It found that there was no compelling reason to interfere with the rights of a chartered county to impose term limits on the members of a legislative branch.
So what will they do? Allow us to recommend a nice movie.
No mention of Whitneys position on bison at Shelby Farms or whether the comic might sign a lifetime contract for races Cooper has yet to run.
Just last Saturday, the University of Memphis lost to UCLA in the NCAA tournaments Oakland Regional final, a stark reminder of what happened 33 years earlier, when the Bruins beat the Tigers for the national championship. In that 1973 title game, a center who would later gain fame for his beard Bill Walton scored 44 points.
Fast forward to the present (okay, Tuesday night), when a bearded center for the Memphis Grizzlies Pau Gasol scored a franchise record 44 points at FedExForum. Why not celebrate our Barcelona bulls big night with a visit to his personal website?
We particularly liked the charming Spanglish text. A sample: These last two weeks through that Pau Gasol is living it seems that it has no limits. Throughout this week Pau has turned into the maximum rebounder of Memphis Grizzlies´ history. ... These 44 points, it is also a Grizzlies´ scoring record, no player dressing the Memphis T-shirt had... See what we mean?
Derych clarifies: [Macroevolution] is basically the idea that Mondays pond scum is Tuesdays Tom DeLay."