Film

perhaps pierre? monique?

sometimes i get really amusing search engine terms, eg: “models + babes + photography” or “black and white pussy” (….) but the BEST one i’ve had so far is, “perhaps pierre? monique?”

you’ll only get it if you’ve watched that meg ryan + kevin kline movie, french kiss. and even then, you’d probably only enjoy it if you’ve seen it as often as i have. it’s one of those inside jokes with my friends that cracks us up, and no one else gets.

kate has just arrived in paris after her fiance ran off with some french babe, and she’s sitting in the lobby of his 5 star hotel waiting for him to appear, when bob the slimey euro con-man approaches her.

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You are American, no?

For the moment.

Well, forgive me for intruding, but I saw you sitting here looking a little sad. “Why should such a beautiful woman look so sad?” I ask myself.

Have you got an hour?

As a matter of fact… always. Let me help you to forget your sadness. And remember that you are in Paris, City of love.

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Can I ask you something?

Of course.

Can you urinate with someone standing right behind you?

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I think I could manage it… Are you going to be the someone?

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Me? No! That’s not what I meant.

So… you would like that I arrange for someone else to stand next to me? It could be arranged. Perhaps Pierre? Monique?

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You have the face of an angel. But I’m delighted to find the mind is a little devil….

i love that some searched for that! FYI – the search term originally referred to this post.

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legend

i’ve watched this advert a multitude of times, but decided to share anyway for those of you who might not have seen it yet – it’s been all over the sa blogosphere (for good reason). it’s an ad for the south african investment firm, allan gray. read the background story & making of over at king james and pay close attention when the dust clears at the end of the ad, that’s actual james dean right there : )

“he devoured life, swallowing large chunks of it whole”

yoh – what a dish, right?

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(untitled)

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q9myaiQs3GI&feature=player_embedded

I want my work to have the whole world in it, and i want it to mean everything to everyone… but i don’t… want to add anything.

(untitled) looks QUITE amusing

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groundhog day

this part always makes me laugh and laugh

La fille que j’aimera
Sera comme bon vin
Qui se bonifiera
Un peu chaque matin.

The girl that I will love
Will be like good wine
Which improves
a bit each morning

… actually a line from a Jacques Brel song. ha ha.

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the virgin suicides

Air popped up on my playlist this morning, which of course made me think of The Virgin Suicides. one of those movies that i love, but hardly ever watch. i think most girls my age can relate when i say this film had an impact on my teenage days (i was 16 when it came out). we were the same age as the lisbon chicks (but, hopefully, not as sheltered/melancholic/suicidal) and we all kind of had a thing for josh hartnett.

these are scans from the may 2000 issue of the face

the irresistible combination of the visuals and music of this film must have inspired thousands of girls to create flickr photo sets that are dreamy + ethereal and heavily photoshopped to look pastel + lovely. sophia coppola is their queen, as you can also pick up in the recent ad she did for miss dior cherie:

it’s all very pretty though, isn’t it?

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bored to death

“leaking toxins from where?”

bored to death is a new show on HBO. ok wait – this has jason schwartzman, zach galifianakis AND ted danson in it. it also has a great tagline: “a noir-rotic comedy”. i bet it never airs in south africa, or gets cruelly cancelled before it reaches our shores (much like arrested development, or something)

confession: i used to have a total crush on ted danson when i was a kid! yes, something about his dry wit / sarcasm. there was cheers, of course, but i LOVED him in 3 men and a baby / little lady. hah. come on, i was only 7ish. anyway, he’s like the original hugh laurie.

now i have a semi-crush on jason schwartzman and zach galifianakis. don’t really have a type, i guess.

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