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Monthly Archives: April 2009

debugging Malkovich

by Rob Friesel

While I wouldn’t say that I spoke to soon (re: “Poor Malkovich“), perhaps the situation bears some additional prudence to fully explore the options for remedy and repair.  After all, it should not be necessary to replace that iMac G5.  So let’s put all the cards out there.  Firstly — what the hell is going […]

haiku movie review: Barry Lyndon

by Rob Friesel

some say “slow moving” but instead ’tis action packed. still, please be patient. Seriously.  You need no additional evidence that Kubrick was a bat-shit insane genius than this film. Anyone that says that describes it as “slow moving” is expecting entirely too many explosions for something set in the 18th century.  Or they’re not paying […]

Linkdump for April 28th

by Rob Friesel

Cutting The Grocery Bill–How? at Al Dente (tagged: food groceries budget money essay todo ) Gantter Does Project Management in Your Browser at LifeHacker (tagged: lifehacks productivity projectmanagement GTD projects ) Polar Rose via LifeHacker: "Naming is sharing!" — face recognition for Flickr? on the web? (tagged: software tools photography flickr social todo ) Ajax […]

Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil

by Rob Friesel

Goodreads calls its 5★ rating “Amazing”.  I don’t know if Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil fits that specific superlative, but I would agree that it is approximately one of the most perfectly constructed and tightly written narratives I have encountered. First, a note about the book: My feelings toward “creative non-fiction” are […]

on “trophy wife”

by Rob Friesel

Is there really a better, more apt, more semantically appropriate expression in modern English1 than “trophy wife”?  Consider it: There is (perhaps) a hard-won battle in leading up to the “winning” of the trophy. But once you have that trophy, all that’s left is the memory of that winning… …the trophy itself is dead weight […]