Nathan Adrian bent over to dive into a hard-fought race, only to have his Speedo split right up the crack of his ass. He went on to win anyway, and once photos of him from behind bob to the surface, we'll all win!
249 posts from March 2012
Had my second chance to see out singer/songwriter Justin Utley in the flesh and decided I shouldn't miss it, so I spent my Friday night at the Triad here in NYC. I arrived on time but it wasn't open, so I went and blew $20 on Mega Millions. I almost never buy lottery tickets because my sweet grandma used to buy them obsessively (I remember finding thousands rubber-banded together in a cellar dresser after my grandfather died) and rarely won, but everyone was doing it so I caved. And, of course, lost.
Some shows I have yet to see but need to or soon will include End of the Rainbow (above, with thanks to Charles for the tip), about Judy Garland's finale on earth, Carrie: The Musical (below), which I'm seeing tonight...
...the revival of Evita (below), for which I have tickets this week, the night before its official opening...
...Gore Vidal's The Best Man (below), partly because I like Vidal and partly because I've been trying to see Angela Lansbury in most everything she does (Deuce, Blithe Spirit) considering she can't be doing this much longer...
What else do I need to see?
A brilliant imagining of what classic horror figures might be doing today by Federico Chiesa.
Michelle Duggar is insane—I would hope most people realize that on the face of it. But her new interview, in which she laughs off overpopulation, has the tone of a Manson Family member:
"Well, first off, the idea of overpopulation is not accurate because, really, the entire population of the world—if they were should shoulder-to-shoulder—they could fit in the city limits of Jacksonville [Florida]."
Just because the entire population of the world can fit, shoulder to shoulder, in one city—or in your womb, Michelle—doesn't mean that would be a liveable condition. Most scientists suggest we are several times over the number of people in the world that is sustainable for the planet. It's only a matter of time before sensible people are proven right. Unfortunately, "you're killing the planet" is a hell of a rough argument to have to win.
The last thing this world needs is an endless supply of Dug-rats.
Armie Hammer is well cast as a prince in Mirror Mirror, yet another cutesy filmic take on a fairy tale. In his Entertainment Weekly (March 30, 2012) profile, he asserts he and his wife support themselves with no cash from his family fortune, discusses being terrified to audition for The Social Network and remembers having ringworm multiple times while living barefoot in the Cayman Islands, the infamous tax haven where his dad moved based on liking how it looked in The Firm.
With thanks to Franco: Straight from Mexico, the latest ad for Madonna's Hard Candy gym. I have to say this is the most ridiculous business venture, even if it winds up making money. It's almost like a parody. The ad is kinda cool (that looks like they put in a man's abs and navel!); I like the almost comic-book quality of the rendering.