Thursday, October 25, 2007

Let's Go to the Movies!

I was a total saucy dom-type professor in class today--think Catherine Denueve in The Hunger only not as sexy, immortal or French. I feel bad because I have been very curt slash cantankerous (quite unlike my usual bonny braids self) to my collegiate babies. And I love them so! Really I do. I actually think I have the most amazing students right now. I am going to be spoiled from now on. Future students: you'll never be good enough. And you're ugly.

Sometimes teaching makes me really happy.

I gave one of my classes an article from the new Modern Painters about art school being completely wack and I gave another class an article on the delightfully psychotic art of Yayoi Kusama. I also gave my students a mandatory movie assignment wherein they watch a film of my choosing (teaching is awesome; the fact that I can make someone watch Sleepaway Camp on a whim is true power). I did however notice similarities between most of the movies I assigned.
Lots of them are Spanish (because the Spaniards are dark and unknowable, like a bowl of mystery Paella in a poorly lit cafe) and/or film noir. Maybe I am nostalgic for my Spain dayz now that I am headed to another epicenter of Euro-hedonism. And also because I would fuck the shit out of Luis Bunuel.
So I guess that's what I like in a nutshell (incise a tilda into said nutshell). Here are some of the movies I gave them, the list includes many of my favorite movies as well as some of the more visually inventive movies (in my not-so humble-bloody-Iberian-Peninsula-loving opinion):

-The Cook, The Thief, His Wife and Her Lover
-Labyrinth
-Viridiana
-Los Olvidados
-All About My Mother
-Sunset Boulevard
-Gone With the Wind
-The Haunting
-Perfume de Violetas
-A Streetcar Named Desire
-Waiting for Godot
-Realms of the Unreal
-Vertigo
-8 1/2
-L'Avventura
-Lolita
-The Adventures of Baron Munchausen
-Sleepaway Camp
-Belle Du'Jour
-Curse of the Cat People
-Ghostworld
-Amores Perros
-Badlands
-Breaking the Waves
-Also, two British miniseries: Tipping the Velvet and Tess of the D'Urbervilles (sp?) Melodrama abounds in these two!

There are more but I can't remember them.

Monday, October 22, 2007

I'm going to Berlin for a month for a residency! Dec 12-Jan 12th (or thereabouts). Egggggsellent.
Risa and her girl Rose are going to visit me and we're going to go to Copenhagen together and eat Danishes and ride bicycles and spit on the giant lego wunderland!

Ah Berlin: Liza Minelli, sex-dungeons, cabarets, cross-dressers, and eye makeup. My heaven? Yes.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

So, I was forwarded this video made during my time in college. It stars this guy I went to Homecoming with my Freshman year. Shockingly, I remembered that I was cool for a brief, delectably attractive moment. I mean, seriously, check this guy out.

*I mean "Skip" by the way, not the nerdy dude in the beginning.

*Maybe I'm posting this because Jake J's pastiness accusation made me feel self-conscious. Jake J: Do you think Agent Scully's complexion is weird? I didn't think so.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HTSHmNXNVGE

Sunday, October 14, 2007

I lied.

To entertain you during my assabbatical, here are some diorama pics...I'm such a blog-quitting-wolf-cryer.

Asshole assimilation step 1! Complete! Now onto physical abuse!

Excuse the amateur photography, no one has ever accused me of documenting my work well. I've also included pics of me and my girl Rizza dressed as Mr. Mercury. Enjoy!





























Sunday, October 07, 2007

I'm quitting the blogging for a while, so I can concentrate on being an asshole. Check back in a month yo.