There is no tangible incarnation of our antagonist - no ghostly presence, no...– a bright wall in a dark room.: Halloween Week: The Blair Witch Project (1999) Erica’s piece on The Blair Witch Project scared me more than the movie itself.
One time I went downstairs for lunch to the café where I normally get my morning coffee. I went down in a haze, my head filled with numbers and figures and charts, and ordered a slice of cheddar broccoli quiche. As I went to pay I realized I had forgotten my wallet. “It’s okay,” said the guy behind the counter. “It’s okay, you can get it later. Take it, take it.” “Are you sure? I’ll come right...
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brightwalldarkroom: MEAN GIRLS by Tess Lynch When I was in high school, there was a hazing ceremony that was in the final stages of its existence. In it, some senior girls would choose girls from the junior class, lead them down to a beach, blindfold them, and torture/humiliate them (mildly, like making them… Tess wrote a great piece on Carrie and you should read it. Please.
If I waited for perfection, I would never write a word.– Margaret Atwood
cocorosie - terrible angels
My Sweet Lord - George Harrison
It was definitely worthwhile to spend my money on senior activities because...– MICHELLE SAID, 17, Agoura High School Yes, I said that. I have absolutely no recollection of providing this quote to the LA Times when I was 17 years old. Therefore, I was totally wrong and I should not have spent that money on my extra-flouncy, silver Jessica McClintock prom dress or our...
jobs I have told people I do for a living because...
clown academy principal vitamin b spokeswoman xerox public relations manager chipotle taste tester oboe repairwoman daycare supervisor postcard examiner professional speedwalker souvenir enthusiast stay-at-home aunt
Childhood Week: Back to the Future (1985)
I am reposting this because it’s Back to the Future week and it kind of feels like Christmas in October. What are you looking at, butthead? brightwalldarkroom: YOUR KIDS ARE GONNA LOVE IT by Michelle Said If I met my dad in high school, I think our meeting would go something like this. “Hey,” I would say to my future dad. “Hey,” would say my future dad. He would be tall (really tall,...
For the best part of 40 years she had genuinely believed that not doing things...– Nick Hornby in Juliet, Naked (via madisonarm)
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downlo: Stoltz was cast as Marty McFly and made it through five weeks of shooting before the people in charge decided to go in another direction. The clip is interesting—even the brief glimpses of Stoltz’s scenes reveal that the movie would have had a very different tone. Dude. It’s like staring into the abyss and seeing yourself and yourself is Eric Stoltz!
Sometimes I forget that this thing is public to all of my family and friends and (bonus!) under my name. So when someone references something I’ve written on here, I look at them blankly and start feeling paranoid, even though it’s my own fault. It’s kind of the same scenario like when I run into somebody on the street and I’m not expecting them. I cannot mentally...
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nightmarebrunette: At the risk of this seeming like an attack against dear Meaghano, (I last night sleepily tried to type “Mealissao” into my address bar, apparently planning to check both of their tumblrs at once), I think these notes make Ms. Moore seem mostly pompous and boring. And I’ve seen her read… I was there on Friday. These notes are totally taken out of context (and, in some...
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brightwalldarkroom: THIS MOVIE ISN’T ABOUT THEM. IT’S ABOUT ME. by Michelle Said I once dated a guy who told me that his friends had a code when picking up girls. If a girl had a boyfriend but the guy was an asshole to her, then it was okay to try and woo her. I thought that was the most horrible thing I’d… You guys, today is awesome because: Our internet died at work so I got to come...
I had this really important thing to say about the little loopy things women have on their dresses that I thought was really vital to womankind. I discovered this while I was brushing my teeth tonight. I thought, “Wow, those little loopy things are really only for women, aren’t they? And aren’t they indicative of something? Like a greater female issue? Those little loopy things?...