April 20, 2011

Your Cultural Life

So lately I'm really obsessed with EnglandBBC shows like The Old Guys, Vicar of Dibley, Sherlock, scones with clotted cream (Lindsay when are we having high tea??) mod style, NARS cosmetics (that would be "Barbarella" there on the left) ADELE, Massive Attack, and most recently Harper's Bazaar.

They had a great interview with Benedict Cumberbatch (whose features I am mining with great relish for Victor Frankenstein drawing reference.)  They fired a series of questions at him that are seriously great food for thought.

Here they are, feel free to leave any answers that strike you.  My own are in gray.
  1. Your favorite cliche? 'tomorrow's another day'
  2. Any passages known by heart? 'the walrus and the carpenter' + most of 'ferris beuller's day off'
  3. Guilty pleasure? peanutbutter fluff sandwiches
  4. First record you bought no doubt's first album
  5. The book that changed your life? of mice and men by steinbeck
  6. Favorite film? metropolis
  7. Favorite villain? satan from 'paradise lost'
  8. Who would you like to play you in a movie? rita hayworth (dead) aoi yuu (living)
  9. Favorite hour of the day? early dawn
  10. Do you have any irrational fears? heavy things falling on me
  11. Recurring dreams? trying to walk on water but continuously drowning
  12. What's worth fighting for? truth, love and justice
  13. What's your signature dance? balanchine would roll over in his grave
  14. Money or sex? sex
  15. Apollo or Dyonisis? dyonisis
  16. Good cop or bad cop? bad cop
  17. Dylan or Hendrix? hendrix 
  18. Lennon or McCartney?  lennon
  19. James Dean or James Stewart? both
  20. Optimist or pessimist? optimist
  21. Minimalist or maximist? minimalist
  22. Grace Kelly or Grace Jones? kelly -pssh of course
  23. What's your fancy dress? london mod

Drove 400 miles this weekend, up at 6AM going out to the further reaches of Massachusetts to see the second version of Danny Boyle's Frankenstein with my sister. Then back to her campus to catch her Shakespeare club perform Taming of the Shrew, and then finally home again around 1:30AM.

After getting whacked with some serious car rental fees for driving over allowable miles, insurance issues yadayada - and then driving home in torrential down pours in thick cotton candy fog - well, I was cranky this weekend.  But seeing my youngest sister is always fun since she is a cheerful rainbow 24/7.

Some snaps from that Saturday...


  1. great pictures! they remind me of every england (not that i've ever been) so you've achieved your theme for this post :'D

  2. Your weekend sounds like a blast! I love the last picture too, that guy looks like he just got off a fishing boat hee~

  3. Thanks guys! I know, right Lindsey he's the Gorton's fisherman

  4. Your favorite cliche? When you assume you make an ass out of u & me!
    Any passages known by heart? Im traurigen Monat November wars, Die Tage wurden trüber ... (had to memorize for lvl4 German)
    Guilty pleasure? Oreos
    First record you bought: Ace of Base (but random Xmas cassettes before that)
    The book that changed your life? You Can Be Happy No Matter What (when I was 15)
    Favorite film? Shopgirl
    Favorite villain? Bowser
    Who would you like to play you in a movie?
    Favorite hour of the day? late afternoon
    Do you have any irrational fears? being crushed between 2 walls lol
    Recurring dreams? tornadoes
    What's worth fighting for? honor, loyalty
    What's your signature dance? the "Peanuts" dance lol
    Money or sex? $$$
    Apollo or Dyonisis? Apollo
    Good cop or bad cop? bad cop
    Dylan or Hendrix? Dylan
    Lennon or McCartney? Lennon
    James Dean or James Stewart? Stewart
    Optimist or pessimist? optimistically pessimistic :)
    Minimalist or maximist? minimalist
    Grace Kelly or Grace Jones? Grace Kelly
    What's your fancy dress? Power suit all black (ladies of course)