TV as Company

tvI have read here recently, from a couple of sources (Jonathan Franzen and/or Ann Patchett, I think), that reading is a lonely business, and that writing is a lonelier business still.  Even movies can be a lonely endeavor.  Have you ever had some time alone, and gone on a movie-watching binge, one after the other, barely stopping to eat or sleep or do anything but watch?  It’s delightful, in its way, to be sure, but can also feel intensely lonely. Continue reading

The Visible Man- by Chuck Klosterman

the visible manOne of my greatest personal fascinations is the concept of perspective.  Personal perspective.  Perception.  The way we view the world, and ourselves in it.  Point of view.  And how the overlapping perceptions of and with others influence that perception.  I think that’s why I was destined to love The Visible Man by Chuck Klosterman.

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My apologies, Michelle Williams

Have you ever associated an actor so closely with a role they have played that you no longer separate them as a person from them as that character?  I am afraid to say that I have done this with Michelle Williams and her character as Jen Lindley on, of all things, “Dawson’s Creek.”  I was never a huge “Dawson’s” fan myself, but aspiring Dunce 5 sure was, during a crucial period in our relationship’s development, and so I was subjected to massive Joey/Pacey/Dawson angsty love triangulation and have heard Paula Cole not want to wait for her life to be over more than any straight/sane man should.

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American Ninja Warrior!!!

This may be the coolest thing I have ever seen.  I was watching some fights on Versus last night, and I saw a commercial for a show called “American Ninja Warrior” on G4 TV (actually, to be completely accurate, I think it is called “American Ninja Warrior 2011.”  Implying there was an “American Ninja Warrior 2010”?  “2009”?  Where have I been?!?!?!?!).  Continue reading