Tuesday, April 21

TNT Knows Emoticons

Emoticons do not make your lack of Mac-compatibility better.

Thursday, April 16

Talking Dirty 2

I'd propose quim as another one of those words you see in books, but never, ever hear said aloud, except that Urban Dictionary informs me that the phrase "quim doctor" is slang these days. Consider yourself informed.

A few tangential notes:
  • Do you think it confuses Google's tracking of me as a person and purchaser that my major searches today have been "vintage pyrex" "is pyrex worth something" "pyrex microwave?" "jo malone perfume" "bond no 9 perfume" "deep water highsmith movie" "stop kittens from biting" "out loud aloud" and "quim doctor"? I live in fear of my searches being exposed like those poor AOL users.
  • I like that this antiquey slang word has been transformed into a modern-day slang term. Sort of like how Slate was able to connect Britney to Joyce & Shakespeare in less steps than you might imagine that would take.

Internet Fact-Checked Once Again

I was all set to proclaim that Patricia Highsmith's Deep Water should be made into a movie with the speed and the quickness. As if the movie-optioners were reading here, and would offer me the opportunity to write the script, despite a total lack of knowledge about script writing. Turns out, it's already been made.

Now I've shifted gears into a concern that the movie will be a disappointment. I'm not a visual person (see below; evidence) and it's rare that I read a book and have clear and specific images of the characters and events. But I found Deep Water particularly visual, and am concerned about the movie matching the style of the book, and the visuals I had while reading. Here are some snippets from the book....

The first paragraph of the book:
Vic didn't dance, but not for the reasons that most men who didn't dance give to themselves. He didn't dance simply because his wife liked to dance. His rationalization of his attitude was a flimsy one and didn't fool him for a minute, though it crossed his mind every time he saw Melinda dancing: she was insufferably silly when she danced. She made dancing embarrassing.
And then this, after Vic tells one of Melinda's would-be lovers that he'd killed one of her lovers in the past. It's a lie, but the would-be lover turns would-not:
The waltz had always been his favorite dance. He waltzed very well. He saw Melinda notice him and stop short with surprise. Horace and Evelyn were looking at him too. Vic shortened his steps so that he would not look silly, because a joyous exuberance had filled him as if a long-repressed desire had burst forth. He felt he could have flown with Mary, if it had not been for the other couples that cluttered the floor around him
"Why you're a wonderful dancer!" Mary said. "Why've you been hiding it all these years?"

Tuesday, April 14

The curse of being a bad recognizer...

Katherine & Elizabeth are the same person to me. If they're ever cast in the same movie, I'm doomed to not follow the plot and be that annoying person whispering "Wait, so is that...?"

In fact, I almost uploaded two pictures of Katherine -- or was it Elizabeth? -- when writing this.

Wednesday, April 1

Talking Dirty

Here's a word that people say in books, but have never once said in real life: loins (referring to masculine & feminine sexyparts).