I am declaring this Pauline Kael Friday, but first here are some snaps of some of the funniest things that smiller has ever bought, and that's saying a lot. Speaking of buying funny things, please click on this link and consider it if you haven't bought me a Hannukah present yet.
The Beach Boys one is my favorite
and here are couple of our classic ornaments. Kliban cat!
This one is so ugly but I love to think of someone manufacturing it during the first internet bubble. It always makes me laugh. If you actually type in this web address you get a lame ad site, as if no one has bought the domain name. Sad.
OK, onto Pauline Kael.
If we're talking about movies, I have to say I protest that DB is talking movies on facebook, because then I can't access it. What's wrong with blogging?
The first two sentences of her review of the notorious, studio-busting mess Heaven's Gate are typically witty and sharp.
"While watching the three-hour-and-thirty-nine-minute Heaven's Gate, I thought it was easy to see what to cut. But when I tried afterward to think of what to keep, my mind went blank."
She's got a million of 'em like that!
Now read this about when Wes Anderson met her and took her to a private screening of Rushmore. This piece caused some controversy, notably with David Edelstein, the critic for New York magazine, who was a friend of hers. Anyway, I think it's interesting.