2011: A Look Back (With Links)
As we say goodbye to 2011, I’ve decided to remember the year for the things that were good about it instead of the things that were not so good. And high on the list of things that were good about it was the writing. So here are ten things I wrote this year, that you may or may not have seen, that I like enough to mention again. I took a lot of random opportunities and followed a lot of...
May have just posted a photo I referred to as @alexalbrecht’s last #diggnation chug. SPOKE WAY TOO SOON. #everyoneisnowdrunkmaybeincludingme
Man misses mouse and shoots roommate, revealing... →
Headline of the year.
RT @liztellsfrank: Open Thread: What Should Frank Be Told About in 2012? http://t.co/6ELnCHYT
Xmas present to fam: Settlers of Catan. Janetopia triumphed, Jimtown built roads, United Eric Emirates built culture, Lizsylvania crumbled.
This. Is. Aces. RT @ryanlawler: The Silicon Valley Ryan Gosling Tumblr is about all I hoped it would be. http://t.co/de4oK6kR”
Dear Google: The fact that I have to scroll over an icon and navigate to a second menu panel in order to access GCal is DUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUMB.
Begun the Online Video Turf War Has →
wilsoncleveland: An excerpt from a guest post I wrote for Tubefilter. Make no mistake my friends, 2011 will be remembered as the year sh*t got real in online video. This year the bastions of web video, no longer satisfied with “digital dollars,” made some of their boldest grabs yet at television’s multi-billion dollar advertising business by emulating the look, feel and business...
evangotlib: barelysarcasm: ryanpurtill: It was rumored this week that Rachel Maddow said that the “Republican Party is the cancer of America.” Rachel, this is totally not true. If the Republican party was cancerous, Newt Gingrich would have left it for a younger party. This is a good joke. Yes. Yes it is. Confirmed.
RT @liztellsfrank: Why @netflix recommendations are not to be trusted: Liz Tells Frank What Happened In the Anti-Choice Drama “Sarah’s … …
Chris wants the audience to catch up and participate rather than push everything...– ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ Faces Big Problem: Audiences Can’t Understand Villain - Hollywood Reporter This quote is the dumbest thing I have ever read (today, anyway). Because I saw the prologue with Mission: Impossible, and YEP! Some dialogue you can kinda pick out, but the bulk...
Have at least three hours of writing and two martinis ahead of me at @surlygoatbar. http://t.co/9Ye8XDRV
In honor of "We Bought A Zoo" finally making its...
Kevin (after watching that edited video of Arnold Schwarzenegger commentating on "Total Recall"): I wish Arnold would do commentaries on all movies. Especially the ones I find confusing.
Candace: Kevin, I keep telling you, "We Bought A Zoo" is about a guy who accidentally buys a zoo.
Kevin: You seriously expect me to believe that's a real movie? C'mon. Please. What's the zoo a metaphor for? Eco-terrorism? The gold standard? Man's relationship with his fellow man?
Candace: A guy. Buys. A zoo.
Kevin: There's got to be a metaphor. Do the lions represent capitalism?
People whose connection to culture involves putting books, records and films in...– The clerk, RIP - Art in Crisis - Salon.com As a former clerk, this article is pretty depressing.
Later today, I’m watching a movie called “Sarah’s Choice” for @liztellsfrank. This is the poster (and I am SCARED): http://t.co/qGuhSt4s
You know what I enjoyed? “Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol.” A masterwork of crazy action sequences and ridiculous gadgetry.
OH SNAP. @fimoculous: @lizlet Does the Nic Cage oeuvre count?
Obligatory “congrats to the IAWTV nominees” Tweet is obligatory, but heartfelt. (Nice mix of projects!) #iawtvawards
RT @liztellsfrank: Surprisingly fun! And Maggie Q is the best! Liz Tells Frank What Happened In The CW’s “Nikita” (Sorta.): http://t.co/ …
Help find Pikachu! →
getoutoftherecat: Ted is biking across North America with his cat, Pikachu, in order to raise money and awareness for animal shelters around the country. However, Pikachu went missing yesterday in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Please spread the word, and tell your followers to keep their eyes open! I’m not ashamed to admit that I’ve been following and enjoying the adventures of Pikachu...
Quality listening alert! For an awesome synth-pop mix inspired by the movie “Drive,” look no further than @djgumsoul. http://t.co/gYTGxsCN
How All The Kids in The Breakfast Club Turned Out →
imremembering: via Reddit Set phasers to “heartbreaking”! (It’s really good.)
Movies That Should Be Musicals #3: "Austin Powers:...
Look, when I created the song lists for movies-turned-musicals like Contact and The Matrix, I was doing my best to make dreams into reality. I dared not imagine that another movie from the 1990s that I liked quite a bit would ACTUALLY BE IN DEVELOPMENT as a musical. Thus, consider me tickled pink by the report that Mike Myers is writing an adaptation of Austin Powers for Broadway. Hilarious!...
a bright wall in a dark room.: Keanu Reeves Week:... →
brightwalldarkroom: IT’S JUST LIKE DRIVING A REALLY BIG PINTO. by Liz Shannon Miller In most major metropolitan areas around the world, taking the bus is a natural part of life, with no stigma attached. In Los Angeles, though, taking the bus is seen by many as weird and dangerous; a last resort for those… I have been writing a lot about the Speed movies recently. This one was...
MAGIC. RT @gavinpurcell: Today I learned about Musical Dog competitions. For instance here’s Gladiator with a dog: http://t.co/ck9Y1qqk
What I Wore: An Exercise in Narcissism
This, for the record, is not my fault. Last Thursday, I shared the latest installment of the New York Times’ “What I Wore” feature with my co-worker Blair, as the gal-about-town they’d picked that week was Archie Panjabi, and we both like The Good Wife. I mockingly mentioned how terrible my version of this feature would be, because I am the exact opposite of a clothes...
We may have an answer on my “saws in ‘Saw’” question, courtesy of my on-call “Saw” expert. http://t.co/lOFZOPOI
It’s the “extended nervous system” of broadcast media and the Internet. You read...– Catching Up To the Future: An Appreciation of William Gibson | Tor.com Really great essay by Karin that makes re-reading “Neuromancer” a major priority.
11 Designers Sketch Katniss' Fire Dress In 'Hunger... →
This is the only Twitter account that matters: @WEBOUGHTAZ00
My friend Aimee is an expert on certain matters.
Me: REALLY IMPORTANT QUESTION.
Me: How many saws are in the "Saw" movies?
Aimee: oh i don't know.
Aimee: there's one in the first
Aimee: the last one has one
Me: AIMEE, HOW CAN YOU NOT KNOW FOR SURE?
Aimee: there's a lot of bear traps!
Me: But it's not called "Bear Traps," now is it?
Aimee: it would be more accurate.
Aimee: how loose are you going with "saw"?
Me: it has to have "saw" in the name
Me: like, you'd go to a hardware store and say "I'm looking for a XXXX-saw for this elaborate death trap I'm building."
Aimee: then 4
Aimee: though no one actually gets killed by one in the first
Aimee: yeah, it breaks
Aimee: and then the guy uses it to cut off his leg to get free from the chains
Aimee: but he lives
Me: I feel like I've been lied to all these years
Aimee: well his name is jigsaw
Aimee: which might also be the reason
Me: but then call the movies "jigsaw XVII" or whatever
Aimee: but he's not in all of them either
Me: more lies!
Aimee: he dies of cancer liz!
Aimee: that's how this whole thing got started
Last night’s “How I Met Your Mother” made me cry like the saddest whore at the prom. (That metaphor might not work.)
I am now a Carrie with a Miranda haircut.
This is some of the dialogue from "Speed 2: Cruise...
Annie: Can you picture me as a mom?
Jason: I think you’re going to make a beautiful mom — just don’t drive the carpool. (Remember, because she’s a horrible driver?)
Annie: Jeez. Kids. I don’t know.
Annoying lady at the table: Kids aren’t on the menu?
Annie: They’re on the menu — depends on who’s ordering!
Jason: So can I order a la carte?
Annie: I don’t know if you’re sitting in my section or not.
Jason: I requested this table.
Annie: Are you a good tipper?
Jason: Depends on the service.
Annie: It’s always service with a smile for you.
Jason: How about at every meal?
Readers of Stieg Larsson’s best-selling thriller will be happy to learn that one...– Videogum Joins The New Yorker In Breaking The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo Movie Review Emgargo | Videogum
[M]ost married couples will tell you that the things they hold in common helped...– WHAT. WHOA. WHOA. The whole story? Is insane. (Via Grantland.)