9.02.2008

To Dos Day

___ Item 1: BE HAPPY.
Like the folks here. (I have no idea why a simple gif gives me such glee.)

___ Item 2: NYBLADE GETS MANHUNT OFF; MODFAB GOES OFF.
I love it when Gabriel of Modern Fabulousity fame lets it rip. And lately he's been letting it fly about all sorts of political topics. But, lovely reader, it's worth your while to take note of his elegantly composed poison pen letter to the New York Blade editorial board for their wrongheaded defense of that Manhunt founder who supports John McCain. In a mere three hundred words, Gabriel hits 'em everywhere it matters: on what defending the freedom of expression actually means; on how personal politics actually are; on the responsibilities of gay media; on the dimensions of diversity; on it all. In short, ModFab lays it down. Read it.

___ Item 3: TEAM MIDDENTO BLOGS SHORT FILMS.
StinkyPal Middento has begun a new semester and, with it, an excellent bit of cyber-generosity with The Short Films Blog, a collaborative undertaking among participants in one of his courses this semester. Already, the posts are fascinating, highlighting interesting short films in an interesting array of compositional styles. I'll be reading for the next few months. So should you.

___ Item 4: GUARANTEED GIGGLE #902.
Didja hear about the "eerie parallels" between McCain's VP nominee and that abandoned Goldie Hawn movie project? (Via Your Mom). For less hilarious -- but no less fascinating -- "actual" conspiracy theories, click here. (Via Beautiful Things for Questionable People.)

___ Item 5: A WORD OF WARNING.
A heads up. I may put "Supporting Actress Sundays" on a short hiatus for the month of September, to permit me to attend to other writing obligations (including, but not limited to, finishing up 1966). I'll make the decision before this coming Sunday, but I did want to let y'all know. If I do forego SAS for the month (which, honestly, seems more than likely), we'll hit 1969 in November as I want to hew to my original plan to devote October to a year that features a horror performance. (Voting will commence sometime in the next week or so). So apologies, lovely reader, if this shift in plans disorients or dismays or offends. A gal's gotta do what a gal's gotta do. (And, please note, I won't be shutting up shop for the month -- I'll merely be giving myself a brief respite from the SAS treadmill.)

___ Item 6: "CAN'T STOP THE MUSIC - DANCE-ALONG EDITION?"
AfterElton recently posited a fairly lame list of movies ready for audience interactivity. Which makes me wonder: what film, lovely reader, would you suggest as ideal for such a sing-along -- or a dance-along, or a snark-along -- screening opportunity? Posit your proposals in comments.
Have at it, lovelies...

2 comments:

Buck said...

...We'll hit 1969 in November as I want to hew to my original plan to devote October to a year that features a horror performance.

I don't know... Cactus Flower was pretty scary...

Middento said...

Hey, thanks for the shout-out! *grin*

Does it say something about me that I've actually screened Can't Stop the Music for a class? In its entirety? (Which I haven't done for Xanadu or Roller Boogie. Yet.)