Posts Tagged ‘gina gershon’

William Blake Month: the Spider’s anxious little heart

June 13, 2010

Gina Gershon photographed by Ellen Von Unwerth.

The Spider sits in his laboured Web,
eager watching for the Fly
Presently comes a famished Bird
& takes away the Spider
His Web is left all desolate,
that his little anxious heart
So careful wove;
& spread it out with sighs and weariness.

(William Blake, “Enion’s Lament.”)

I love this poem because it’s an unusual perspective: you begin by feeling repulsion for the spider, waiting in his web for a fly, and you end by pitying him. The idea of a spider having an anxious heart and sighing and being weary is surprising and touching. Sympathy for the devil.

Daily Batman: The Cat and The Bat

September 7, 2009

The Batman: Season One, Episode 6, “The Cat and the Bat,” in which Selina Kyle sees a reporter on the news discussing Batman and, her interest piqued, sets out to meet him and steal his utility belt. Predictably, like a kitty who bites and bats at your laces and looks up at you like, “Aren’t I terrifying? Aren’t you shaking right now! I am so awesome!!” and has no idea you could just stomp them right there, she bites off more than she can chew and ends up laying waste to the Batcave with a giant robot and Batman has to bail her out. Original air date 11-6-04. Gina Gershon voices Catwoman. (i really like batman okay)