Thursday, December 10, 2009

terry gilliam on tech and creativity

molly had the opportunity to interview terry gilliam (and lily cole) at the nyc premiere of the imaginarium of dr. parnassus. i particularly enjoyed his thoughts on tech and our ability to be creative. here's the full episode.

what are you thoughts regarding tech and our imaginations?

top 20 worst holiday songs ever

i love music. but i never think it's a good idea to play one genre of music continuously 24/7 for a full straight month. as you've probably heard (if you go out into the real world now and then) there have been holiday songs playing around the clock since the day after thanksgiving. some are good, classic numbers that hold sentimental value and put us in the spirit of whatever we celebrate this time of year. others should have probably never been produced. here is a list of the worst holiday songs ever according to those of you who responded to my question on twitter and facebook. i agree with all of these. the videos i linked to are equally horrendous. number 20 on this list just blows my mind. i mean, seriously?!?! feel free to add more in the comments below!

  1. grandma got run over by a reindeer
  2. white christmas
  3. any christmas song by britney spears
  4. summer holiday
  5. 12 days of christmas
  6. disney's the weekenders
  7. i saw mommy kissing santa claus
  8. christmas shoes
  9. wonderful christmas time
  10. merry christmas with love
  11. frosty the snowman
  12. little drummer boy
  13. grandma got knocked up by a reindeer
  14. chipmunks christmas album
  15. santa baby
  16. who took the merry out of christmas
  17. do they know its christmas
  18. i want a hippopotamus for christmas
  19. dominick the donkey
  20. please, daddy (don't get drunk this christmas)

looking for more lists of bad holiday songs? click HERE.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

20 movies for the holidays

i recently asked ya'll on twitter which movies put you in the holiday spirit. here's the collective list of 20 films that get you feeling cheerful and bright. i'm putting stars next to my top 5 from the ones you suggested, PLUS i've listed 5 more films that i've always enjoyed watching around this time of year.
  1. a christmas story*
  2. national lampoon's christmas vacation*
  3. elf*
  4. love actually
  5. home alone*
  6. its a wonderful life
  7. white christmas
  8. die hard
  9. silver bells
  10. jingle all the way
  11. a charlie brown christmas*
  12. scrooged
  13. serendipity
  14. little women
  15. the holiday
  16. you've got mail
  17. godzilla vs. mothra (aka gojira vs. mosura)
  18. we're no angels
  19. batman returns
  20. gremlins
here are 5 other personal favorites of mine, which to my surprise, no one mentioned during my twitter survey:
  1. rudolph, the red-nosed reindeer
  2. frosty the snowman
  3. how the grinch stole christmas (1966)
  4. how the grinch stole christmas (2000)
  5. miracle on 34th street
if this list isn't extensive enough, you can check out a more detailed explanation of several of these films, plus a review of badder santa (which is so bad it doesn't even have its own imdb page so i have to link to the original movie), from holiday movie critic coach rohn anato. feel free to comment with more suggestions below! happy holidays!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

im long winded

if you want to hear me talk for 73 minutes about squirrels and other random ya go...

shake shack squirrel attack

greedy little tree rat...