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Not in the face
is her light
but in the heart
her beauty





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The Good Guy - 2009



First, you can change the style of your clothes, but not the actuality within. You can want to be popular, but there’s no rule to attaining it. The people who get swayed in wanting to please others most often, please none, and end up being alone; the only difference being that in this case, the character of Tommy Fielding played by Scott Porter is a clear case of nature versus nurture and who vanquishes is what you will have to figure when you watch the motion picture.

Second, the laws of attraction follow their own path. No external prod or pressure could add or diminish it when it sets its heart on what it wants. This is what Daniel Seaver (Bryan Greenberg), a formal avionics engineer, the man who is misused for his goodness, and allows people to do so because he knows who he is and doesn’t really need the approval of others for him to etch an image of his own self. I adore the method in which he shows us all a way of life by merely being himself. His character is strong, smart, attractive and infectious. He portrays a perfect gentleman, difference only that he is not in a suit but in tees and jeans. The fact also that he is slightly nervous around women is a bonus because any man, who is genuine, would be. I reckon that many might not identify with him, but guys like him who are slow and steady, are the guys who finally get to where they need to get. Unfortunately, the ones who assume themselves to be smart and gods gift to mankind do not realise that mankind has moved on, and it is ultimately the man with values and some chivalry who gets the woman who is entitled to him.

Third, I don’t understand the inimical American romance with the word ‘fuck’. There are various ways to emphasise on matters of concern than adding that, ‘Fuck!’ - ‘Fucking!’ preceding every other word in every sentence. It spoils even the finest work by the indiscretions of wanting to be, in another American classic word ‘cool’.

Tommy is supposedly made out to be suave, but remotely. Despite his streaks of genuineness, I thought him predictable and stupid. When someone thinks they are indispensible then sadly it is just the beginning of their downfall I suppose.  

Beth Vest (Alexis Bledel) is a sweet, Manhattan bred young woman. Despite her reserved demeanour, she is someone with varied interests. She loves books and has a fine group of unfeigned and sometimes over-enthusiastic friends who meet to discuss everything from politics to Lolita. She loves travelling and treasures the meaningful aspects of life rather than the flake that Tommy’s world so easily consists of. She’s not a stunner in terms of oomph but comfortable to watch nonetheless. The honesty she lends to the character actually adds to the realism merited by the role.  

Sex is the best comforter when in emotional pain, and I was glad Daniel and Beth take their relationship to the next level with charm and rather organically, while at the same time it is deplorable how Tommy uses sex as nothing less than an ego boost. If you ask me, I’d rather turn asexual than bonking women to make a point. It is guys with empty souls who feed their empty inner selves by trying to be convincing make pure jackasses of themselves.  

Cash, the role of the boss played by Andrew McCarthy is something that I disliked. He is cynical and tactless. His usage of the word ‘fuck’ is annoying and his jokes flat. He barely even contributed to the movie and I wonder why he was written in the first place.

Loved the subtleties though, like the woman whom Tommy was two timing with Beth (the one in the red dress), takes off her heart-shaped necklace to denote that their relationship is over and only if you are careful enough, you’ll notice it, else it will escape your eyes.  

In all, I loved the character of Daniel and Bryan has done a splendid job with it. His lines are gems to absorb and reflect, and reminds me much of what Albert Camus once said; that we only know of one duty, and that is to love. That, in a nutshell, is the essence of The Good Guy.

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Sex or Peanut Butter?



Sex, or peanut butter? 
Peanut butter obviously. 
Hands down. 
Hands up. 
Or wherever else the hands: peanut butter always wins!
After SEX though ;-) 








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Andre Kohn - The Woman In Red

When my eyes first set upon this piece of work, I was completely apprehended by its romance. It was as if it were narrating a story, and took a place in my heart for being the most beautiful piece of work I had seen in recent times. What's more, it so very much reminded me of Monet. 

I made an effort to trace the artist and wrote him a note asking for its availability. His response disheartened me; it was sold to someone else. He was kind as ever in offering his services to create one with the similar theme, but it made no sense to me, really, since it was THIS that I felt ridiculously sad having lost. 


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Love And Other Drugs - 2010


A simple and swift film about the trials and tribulations of ones inner journey brought about by the external factors that precipitate to help get there. Like French cinema that meddles with your mind, or even the Italian that draws from simple story lines and weaves them into these complex sagas, this piece of American cinema is rather direct and yet with all the nuances that finds the right threads if you know where to look for them. 


On the pessimistic front, I found two things amiss, first the entire pharmaceutical inclusion unnecessary: barely contributed to the storyline. Wonder what the producers and writers were thinking while wanting to include that angle. The exclusion of the time wasted on it could have been used adequately to build the situation between Jake and Ann a bit stronger. The second aspect that could have been dealt with a little more sensitively was of Parkinson’s. It was rather sketchy and unexplored. People who swear by cinema and see the portrayal of the onset of the disorder would be petrified, in a way. The team ought to have taken the preventive measures to present it adequately than making it slightly awkward, or even scary, as they did here.


I don’t really care that majority of the critics have shot the movie down ruthlessly. What’s more, sometimes critics too write garbage. Then again, perhaps the fact that I love Jake and Ann might be the reason I decided to overlook the flaws and concentrate on the strengths. I suggest you do the same as well and have a nice evening watching Love And Other Drugs. Yes, nail them babes with the strongest aphrodisiac, your ‘own mind’ that can keep your member ‘up’ rather then resorting to popping the blue pill for assistance. And that we are on the topic of the blue pill, well, a serious word of caution: do not be mislead by the publicity of the movie that promotes plenty skin. Certainly, there is sex and some delightful sex too, but do not be fooled that this is some slow, browbeating art-house product. It is hundred per cent American at its European best.


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Dockers Campaign

Found these modern, yet vintage style ads on a website called Vintage Me Oh My. Typography, being one of the art forms I admire, I seemed to have liked the concepts and the rendering of these, so posting them here for the rest of you to enjoy them as well. 






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Nelson Algren



“I do have the feeling that other writers can’t help you with writing. I’ve gone to writers’ conferences and writers’ sessions and writers’ clinics, and the more I see of them, the more I’m sure it’s the wrong direction. It isn’t the place where you learn to write. I’ve always felt strongly that a writer shouldn’t be engaged with other writers, or with people who make books, or even with people who read them. I think the farther away you get from the literary traffic, the closer you are to sources. I mean, a writer doesn’t really live, he observes.”

— Nelson Algren, The Art of Fiction

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Søren Udby. Two Portraits




Mere colour, unspoiled by meaning, and unallied with definite form, can speak to the soul in a thousand different ways said Oscar Wilde.

The pictures of the amateur Danish photographer Søren Udby are quite the essence of the above. What’s more, he normally uses only a single light to shoot his portraits, and the results: a definite artistic delight to the human eye. 


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Lovers In A Wood by Moonlight


Lovers In A Wood by Moonlight, 1873 by John Atkinson Grimshaw

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If Men Wrote Advice Columns



Q: My husband continually asks me to perform oral sex on him.
A: Do it. Semen can help you lose weight and gives a great glow to your skin. Interestingly, men know this. His offer to allow you to perform oral sex on him is totally selfless. This shows that he loves you. The best thing to do is to thank him by performing it twice a day, then cook him a nice meal.



Q: My husband doesn’t know where my clitoris is.
A: Your clit is of no concern to your husband. If you must mess with it, do it in your own time, or ask your best friend to help. You may wish to videotape yourself while doing this and present it to your hubby as a birthday gift. To ease your selfish guilt, perform oral sex on him and cook him a delicious meal.


Q: My husband has too many nights out with the boys.
A: This is perfectly natural behaviour and it should be encouraged. The man is a hunter and he needs to prove his prowess with other men. A night out chasing young single girls is a great stress relief and fosters in a more peaceful and relaxing home environment. Remember, nothing can rekindle your relationship better than the man being away for a day or two (its great time to clean the house too). Just look at how emotional and happy he is when he returns to his stable home. The best thing to do when he gets home is for you and your best friend to perform oral sex on him. Then cook him a nice meal.



Q: My husband wants a threesome with my best friend and me.
A: Obviously, your husband can’t get enough of you! Knowing that there is only one of you he can only settle for the next best thing - your best friend. Far from being an issue, this can bring you closer together. Why not get some of your old college roommates involved too? If you are still apprehensive, maybe you should let him be with your friends without you. If you still aren’t sure then just perform oral sex on him and cook him a nice meal while you think about it.




Q: My husband always has an orgasm then rolls over and goes to sleep without giving me one.
A: I’m not sure I understand the problem. Perhaps you’ve forgotten to cook him a nice meal....




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