Wrapped Up In Books

“Worse than the ordinary miserable childhood is the miserable Irish childhood, and worse yet is the miserable Irish Catholic childhood.” [RIP, Frank McCourt]


I’ve been considering re-reading Angela’s Ashes for about a month now, and I think I’ll finally get around to it when my thesis is over. Here’s to being reminded that life could always be worse, and to the wonderful ignorance children have for their surroundings.

Photo via Slaughterhouse 90210.

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I know this is a spoof, but [My Mother’s Red Hat]

I adore Alanis (see multiple previous posts) and Alicia (fellow vegan)! Jaysus, Jaysus!


And the icing on the cake is that they play…


The Rural Alberta Advantage! Stab at indie movies all they like, I loved it anyway.

God bless Funny or Die. Humour me and watch the video.

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Playground Love [Air/The Virgin Suicides]

An awesome cover from one of my favourite books/movies.

Doctor: What are you doing here, honey? You’re not even old enough to know how bad life gets.

Cecilia: Obviously, doctor, you’ve never been a 13 year old girl.

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Yo la tengo [Language; not the band]
July 9, 2009, 3:43 pm
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I subscribe to a ‘Spanish-word-a-day’ kind of thing and sometimes the sentence in which the word is used is accompanied by some anecdote. Today, it’s a joke:

Suena el teléfono a las 6 de la mañana en la recepción del hotel, y dice un borracho a la recepcionista:
Señorita, ¿Me puede decir a qué hora abren la barra?
Ella le contesta:
A las 5 de la tarde, pero déjeme decirle que con la borrachera que tiene no lo van a dejar entrar.
Y el borracho le contesta:
Si yo no quiero entrar, lo que quiero es salir, pues me quedé aquí anoche.

¡Ay, ay, ay!

(That’s basically a guy, who’s drunk, phoning the hotel receptionist and asking, at 6am, what time the bar opens. She replies that it doesn’t open until 5 in the afternoon, and that in his state, he wouldn’t be allowed in. His rejoinder is that he doesn’t want in, he wants out, for he’s spent the entire night there.)

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Oh, and don’t see Year One. It’s pretty terrible.

“I should be going now.” “Is it because I said that thing about being sexually excited?” [Asperger’s Syndrome]

I’d definitely see this film.

“I got three months of vacation and five good leads.”

Short films from the Tribeca Film Fest are up on YouTube – check them out.

Paper Heart [“Your love-glass is half-full.”]

I can’t believe Michael Cera is dating that chick. Regardless, I will see this film. (The view from the Bathurst Bridge of the Toronto skyscrape is visible at 0:45.)