Shanghai Express. A photo essay.
Ahh Halloween. An excuse for ladies to wear skanky witch / maid / nurse costumes and a day when every other dude appears as a pirate / vampire / zombie.
But let’s attempt to be somewhat different this weekend. Here are some ideas for fresh last minute costumes. You don’t really need to cough up cash money, cuz you might own everything already.
FOR AN ENTOURAGE OF FILM NERDS
- The Warriors, A Clockwork Orange, Reservoir Dogs
FOR NEWS JUNKIES
- Eyjafjallajokull the Icelandic volcano: Fun & interactive. Take a massive flat cardboard and wrap yourself like a giant cone. Glue toy planes to the base. Continuously puff cigars, cigarettes, Ls and allow others to pour booze down your throat all night. Eventually, you’ll spew.
- BP oil spill: Wear all black. Rub some vaseline on your face and make your own BP logo. Carry a pail of black paint, spill it over people and everything, and start pointing fingers.
- Bonnie & Clyde
- Yoko Ono & John Lennon
- Lolita & Humbert Humbert
- Marilyn Monroe & Arthur Miller
- Elton John & David Furnish
- Lilo & Samantha Ronson (circa 2008)
Sarah P. & K.
Timid tourists get on tour buses. True travellers get down with the locals. Look no further for street vernacular and essential phrases. Check it. Translated by native speakers themselves – Phillipp V, TIYM Berlin and JVNC, TIYM Boston (via “a village somewhere in Vietnam”).
The London-based film club, initiated by Vicky Fabbri, gave TIYM a shout out recently. Check out Electric Fleapit’s website. Find inspiration for Halloween costumes, read a review on Julian Schnabel’s latest film, Miral, and check out their tribute to Bill Murray, who easily tops our lists of favorite actors.
Electric Fleapit hosts a blog, film reviews, events, and screenings. Members meet up monthly at independent or heritage cinemas across London town and have a pint or two pre/post screenings to discuss the films.
“Electric Fleapit is interested in film and film watching experiences, and supporting the independent cinema industry.”
Kids these days… Trapped in their tyke bodies and precociously accomplishing things in adult proportions. From Justin Bieber melting the ripe hearts of pre-teens and making serious cash money off their raging hormones, to 14 year-old Tavi Gevinson dropping esoteric knowledge on her blog and single-handedly taking the fashion world by storm. What will this future generation do next?
What up, lil gangstas?
Recall “The Sky’s the Limit” music vid directed by Spike Jonze where the kids had the mannerisms of Biggie, Puffy and Lil Kim down to a T? Peep this delightful interpretation of Brian de Palma’s Scarface by kids still in primary school. Ambitious indeed, like Tony Montana himself.
Patti Stanger appears on a popular Bravo reality program as “The Millionaire Matchmaker.” Apparently, she preps helpless, single millionaires (mostly male) to find gfs and wifeys. The NYT wrote a lengthy piece on her and the show. Allow us to extract her wise words from the interview.
“Looks fade, and dumb is forever” or “Coffee is cheap, drinks are an audition, lunch is an interview.” MORE >>
If you’ve exhausted all your entertainment reserves, check out Kanye’s 34-minute epic “Runaway” music video / mini-feature directed by the man himself.
This is the premise: A comet lands in front of Kanye’s Lamborghini while he’s driving through the woods with Bambi clones in sight. He finds an angel, played by a former Victoria Secret’s model, on the ground wearing a micro-bra. So he brings her to his mansion and enthralls everyone at a dinner party. Eventually, she leaves him and he runs after her, hence the title – presumably.
He attempts to act too! Below is a dialogue written by the voice of this generation.
Angel: If I don’t burn, I can’t go back to my world.
Kanye: I don’t want you to go back to your world. I want you to stay with me!
Angel: I have to burn.
Kanye: No! I’ll never let you burn.
Judge it for yourself. We’re lost for words.
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