To blog all the time! See you all in 2013.
“Someday when cultural historians look back at this era of cinema and television, they’ll wonder why we so obsessively documented the lives of upper-middle-class city-dwelling Americans between the ages of 22 and 28.”
- AV Club Critic Noel Murray, in his review of the new Greta Gerwig/Noah Baumbach film, from the Toronto Film Festival.
“I’m always finding myself clarifying, he’s not gay, he’s not straight, he’s an ocean-deep, planetwide labyrinth of kinks and turns. He represents the part of all of us that doesn’t get turned on by Budweiser ads, and sometimes feels a little lost because of it, but that heroically, CHARGES ON in the discovery of himself.”
- Dan Harmon, on Community character Dean Pelton, during his REDDIT AMA yesterday, via Splitsider. If you haven’t already, now would be a fine time to read our ‘Does Community get adulthood right?’ post.
“The obstacle course and attacks from fellow competitors would teach them that life is hard and that especially when money is involved, people can be cruel. And fighting for a seat only to find that your chair is worth $200, while the guy next to you randomly sat on one worth $10,000 — that would teach youngsters that life is often unfair and inexplicable. Educational television at its finest.”
- from a review of the TOTALLY EXTREME TV version of musical chairs, ‘Oh Sit’! I guess Jamie Kennedy is still around, which doesn’t make me feel anything at all.
“It probably sounds really fucking pretentious, but I think that people’s inability to distinguish between “need” and “want” is a very real problem. And I don’t ever want to be the guy cluttering my apartment with a lot of garbage that makes me happy for only a few days until the next thing comes along. I’ve read all those studies about money and happiness and every one I’ve read says that spending on experiential things rather than material things is the best way to get joy from money, so I try to do that with the money I save.”
“I just wish we weren’t debating gay marriage in the parking lot of a fast-food joint. If we’re going to debate gay marriage at Chick-fil-A, then the results should count. Like, if we can boycott Chick-fil-A enough that it closes, then gay marriage should be legal.”
From Esquire’s Q+A with Comedian W. Kamau Bell. That’s pretty much the last thing anyone should ever say about Chik-fil-A on the internet.
“They don’t make adult movies anymore. Go to a multiplex. If Sydney Pollack was around today, he’d be directing episodes of ‘True Blood.’”
-Chris Rock, in a Q+A with the Times about how he picks projects.
Seriously. It would make us feel super good and takes no effort.
• We have a Facebook page you can like us on! What’s that? You don’t like “liking” things on facebook because it’s stupid? Yeah, it kind of is. But just do it once and then you don’t have to do it again. We’ll like the page for the thing that you do, if you tell us what it is.
• We also have a Twitter, where in addition to tweeting all or posts, we also tweet funny things we think about and posts we like from other parts of the internet. It’s, like, the best.
• And finally, we’re into Tumblr, like an artsy 17-year-old. Check out all our sweet image/video finds that we’re too lazy to post on the main blog!
Seriously. YR AN ADULT is a passion project, so every like or follow is a reminder to keep on making stuff. So please. And thank you. And we’ll talk to you soon. And call us sometime. Ok. Goodbye for real.
“Being an adult basically means being able to say, “Why don’t we just stay in and make dinner and maybe even save some money?” and not (always) look at your place as a set for fingerbanging.”
“When I go on dates, I am a total proponent of the guy paying for the first two dates. I’ll pay for the third, but the first two he better pay for–birth control is expensive and makes my tits hurts. You think dinner is expensive? Plan B is expensive. Fuck you.”
This is what my Mom had to say upon reading my most recent post about weddings.
“when did you wake up blotto in a hospital?
I really like your blog, but I better not read it anymore. The laughs are not worth the angst.
-Film Critic A.O. Scott, from his review of the film Adventureland. I re-watched Adventureland over the weekend and was reminded that it was one of my all-time favorite coming-of-age movies. It’s a damn shame it was such a commercial flop.
Dude LOVES Bruce Springsteen. Even though the Boss, an avid blue collar democrat, has repeatedly snubbed him, Christie can’t get enough. According to a new article in The Atlantic, According to the article, Christie seen Springsteen in concert 129 times, and despite being 100 pounds overweight, Christie dances his face off every time he sees him. To quote the article:
“He is, as is well known, a very large man — twice the width of Mitt Romney — but he is a very large man who dances at Springsteen concerts in front of many thousands of people without giving a damn what they think.”
Maybe it’s just a Jersey thing that gives Christie his good taste, but I’ll say, I like any politician, hell, I like ANYONE, that unapologetically dances their face off to music they love. It’s a sign of fucking maturity.
(h/t Political Wire)
Now, I’m not saying Niagra Falls, NY, is a shitty place to live. I’ve never been there. BUT, the fact they have invested some of their municipal budget in trying to lure young people by offering to pay down their student debt, does beg the question, are there places so shitty that they couldn’t pay you to live there? And is Niagra Falls that shitty a place? Seth Picarillo, Niagra Falls director of community development seems to think Niagra Falls ISN’T so shitty that you wouldn’t move there if someone paid you, and is spearheading an initiative that will offer recent, debt-ridden grads $7000 in debt relief over two years. He imagines downtown Niagra Falls becoming something like the recently gentrified Columbia City neighborhood in Seattle, in his words, a “ young and artistic neighborhood in a small area that included yoga studios, music venues, coffee houses.” Part of me wants to tell Mr. Picarillo that Columbia City was a neighborhood in Seattle, an awesome city, as opposed to Niagra Falls, which is a suburb of BUFFALO, a depressing rust belt city that might as well be in Canada (no disrespect to Canada. You all should know, I LOVE Canada). But part of me just wants to applaud Mr. Picarillo’s plan, because he’s dreaming big. And if any of you are in the mood for change/saddled with debt you can’t pay down/want to be closer to Canada, you should look into this.