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Comment Archives: stories: Blogs: The Measure

Re: “A (Brief) Oral History of L'Amour

Remember like it was yesterday when Carnovore played! Home away from home! Missed!

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Posted by Scarlet Cassadine on 04/30/2014 at 10:13 AM

Re: “A (Brief) Oral History of L'Amour

i live a blocks away from the club ironicly having bought my house with my Wife which whom i met at tbe club in 1992. My favorite band Hades was playing that night (they regrouped as Non Fiction). I recall having to trek to Lamour on a bus or catching a ride and then getting stuck there at 2:AM many times walking the 4 miles home kicking a can all the way home drunk off my ass too!
i'd pass out till the next day and do it all again if a good band was playing the next night!

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Posted by Ira Gold on 04/29/2014 at 11:31 PM

Re: “What To Expect from the David Lynch Interview at BAM on Tuesday

it was awkward

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Posted by Chauncey Zalkin on 04/29/2014 at 10:45 PM

Re: “A (Brief) Oral History of L'Amour

My 2nd home in the 80s and early 90s. There will never be another..

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Posted by hankey2371 on 04/29/2014 at 10:17 PM

Re: “A (Brief) Oral History of L'Amour

Been to all the rest, fuckin L'amours was definitely the best \m/ , , \m/

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Posted by Marc Ribaudo on 04/29/2014 at 7:00 PM

Re: “Emerald Bile: The Cripple of Inishmaan

I think I must have seen a different play than you. I've been twice now, before and after opening and saw a play with great heart, where humor and tears are so intertwined that you are sometimes still laughing when you realize the heart has been yanked out of you. The acting is stellar with Daniel giving life and soul to Billy, Sarah Green providing sass and swearing as his crush Helen and an exceedingly funny and fine supporting cast.

Every one of the characters has a depth to them and sides that the audience has to pay attention to see. It's not a bit of fluff, but a story of pain and a great love that too often has difficulty showing itself. I'd advise you to go back again with less prejudice and more heart and you will see why the play gets a standing ovation every show.

Posted by Jane Rafferty on 04/27/2014 at 9:29 AM

Re: “The Many Faces of Cameron Diaz

Isn't this a variation on The First Wives Club?

Posted by Kiko Jones on 04/27/2014 at 4:52 AM

Re: “John Turturro's Fading Gigolo Is Inexplicably and Irretrievably Terrible

It's not a perfect film, but it's quite good. Your opinions are of course valid, but I just saw the film tonight with an average audience, and we applauded at the end - there is some vagueness as you suggest, but to a reasonably attentive film goer, most of your concerns are answered, albeit subtly, in the screenplay: Murray is amplifying his dermatologist's wishes to forward his own agenda (you missed that?) so, no, she's not searching Craig's List. Avigal is conflicted, but is seeking exactly what she gets, which is what she needs, from "Virgil," who is has set up a massage table before Avigal's arrival, and therefore has communicated with Murray - reasonable clues are given you, but not spoonfed.

Sexpots? That seems sexist; both Sharon Stone and Sofia Vergara were given worthy acting challenges and acquitted themselves admirably; there is a layer of "sexpot" facade to both characters, I suppose; did you miss the vulnerable "first-date" scene with Stone & Turturro, or the intimacy and discomfort between Vergara and Stone?

There's no reason you have to love this movie, but the questions you ask suggest that either you were distracted when you saw it, or you are unfamiliar with the unspoken grammar of human relationships.

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Posted by brad on 04/27/2014 at 3:40 AM

Re: “Listen: An Extremely Sad Version of Pharrell's "Happy"

"...feeds into the somewhat harmful American obsession with happiness..."

*facepalm* What the hell? "Happy" is a breath of fresh air in an industry thriving on negativity. I've read so much backwards idiocy regarding this song lately. It's absolutely mind-numbing.

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Posted by FFS on 04/23/2014 at 12:40 PM

Re: “Scenes from a Marriage: Annapurna

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Re: “Scenes from a Marriage: Annapurna

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Re: “Scenes from a Marriage: Annapurna

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Re: “The Different Kinds of Female Action Stars: Scarlett Johansson vs. Gina Carano

GC is the real McCoy when it comes down to whoopin ass.she doesn't need a bodydouble for a fight scene.I personal though haywire was boring.but IN THE BLOOD definitely delivered so goods.I wanted to see more of Gina's hot body.oh well, maybe in a couple of years her homemade porn will surface.

Posted by Phuc My on 04/21/2014 at 1:29 AM

Re: “Why Do Women On TV Always Cheat on Their Husbands?

Thank you HERR! And the comment below you pays tribute to your true words.

Posted by ANON34 on 04/19/2014 at 3:29 AM

Re: “Nirvana's In Utero "2013 Mix" Examined Song by Song

Interestingly, I actually own the original 1993 Albini Mix on vinyl. It is available, though expensive (in most cases). You see, what happened was that back in 2007 a German pressing of the album accidentally swapped the "standard" mix with the original Albini. So they were sent out all over Europe and Canada. I ordered mine from Ontario cheap. The local record store owner did not know it was an Albini (they are not labeled, after all).
Here's a link to one on ebay:

In Utero is my favorite album and, after having listened to all editions, I think the original 1993 Albini is the best. Followed by the 2013 mix.

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Posted by Markedspain on 04/18/2014 at 2:08 AM

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Posted by Janet Willson on 04/17/2014 at 2:07 AM

Re: “Listen: An Extremely Sad Version of Pharrell's "Happy"

NY based singer Gracie Terzian also does a badass blues rework with ukulele harp (which is one instrument and apparently exists outside of my LOTR dreams) of Happy called 'Not Happy'. Worth a listen for sure.

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Posted by not happy on 04/16/2014 at 5:03 PM

Re: “Why Do Women On TV Always Cheat on Their Husbands?

Because for the most part most women are whores !

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Posted by Cj Macintosh on 04/13/2014 at 1:10 AM

Re: “What's the Noah "Controversy" Really About?

You said--"If a writer can't get something truly uplifting and exciting out of all the hair raising life events in the Bible, maybe the writer needs to ask God to explain the Bible to the writer. God is happy to reach out to people and does it all the time. His Holy Spirit explains the Bible all the time to people that ask for that." How do you know the Holy Spirit didn't reach out and inspire Darren Aronofsky?

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Posted by LaurieStory on 04/11/2014 at 1:43 PM

Re: “The Rundown: 11 Things To See & Do This Week (Apr. 12-19)

Your title says March 12-19

Posted by Sebastian Andre Torres on 04/11/2014 at 10:19 AM

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