Archive for August 7th, 2010

Daily Batman: “Wanted” feat. Bette Davis

August 7, 2010


by Adam Hughes unless it’s not. Credit correction welcome?

“I’m the nicest goddamned dame that ever lived.”

(Bette Davis.)

Sharon Tate Month, Day 7: Smoke follows beauty

August 7, 2010


“You must remember I was shy and bashful when I reached Hollywood. My parents were very strict with me. I didn’t smoke or anything. I only had just enough money to get by and I hitchhiked a ride on a truck to the office of an agent whose name I had.”


“That very first day he sent me to the cigarette comercial job. A girl showed me how it should be done, you know taking a deep, deep breath and look ecstatic.”


“I tried to do as she said,” Miss Tate explained, “but the first breath filled my lungs with smoke and I landed on the floor. That ended my career in cigarette commercials.”

(“Sharon Tate Leaves You Breathless.” Robert Musel. Stars and Stripes Magazine. January 1, 1967.)

Special thanks to the SensationalSharonTate blog, you can read the full article here. I love how matter-of-factly self-effacing Sharon Tate comes off in interviews — a sense of humor about oneself is such a good quality.

Talk nerdy to me: Hippo Birdie to David Duchovny (why don’t you love me?)

August 7, 2010

Happy 50th birthday to handsome and talented David “Agent Fox Mulder” Duchovny…


Baby geek! David Duchovny dressed as Spock for Halloween with sister.

…And many happy returns.


X-Files, Season 6, Episode 15: “Arcadia.” Original airdate March 7, 1999.

Now get back in there and make him a sandwich!

E.E. Cummings Month: “Humanity i love you”

August 7, 2010


October 2009.

Humanity i love you
because you would rather black the boots of
success than enquire whose soul dangles from his
watch-chain which would be embarrassing for both

parties and because you
unflinchingly applaud all
songs containing the words country home and
mother when sung at the old howard


via Square America.

Humanity i love you because
when you’re hard up you pawn your
intelligence to buy a drink and when
you’re flush pride keeps

you from the pawn shops and
because you are continually committing
nuisances but more
especially in your own house


Humanity i love you because you
are perpetually putting the secret of
life in your pants and forgetting
it’s there and sitting down

on it
and because you are
forever making poems in the lap
of death Humanity

i hate you


Jo Champa photographed by Helmut Newton at Hotel Chelsea, New York. 1988.

That is all just exactly the way of it, yes? I thank god that Mr. Cummings did not live to see the antics humanity gets up to when they’ve got a reality television show’s camera aimed at them. I don’t think he could have stood it. But we all say things like that, and yet those type of programs remain on the air every hour and continue to spawn off of one another like roaches scuttling over a pile of dollar bills, so someone here is lying.