A 92 year old man starts a blog after the passing of his wife of 67 years. And it is awesome.
EXCLUSIVE: TEXAS CHAINSAW ♥s TUMBLR
Listen up horror fans… It’s #TerrifyTumblr time! To help kick off Lionsgate’s official Tumblr, we want you to feast your eyes on this exclusive new poster featuring the art of Vice’s ‘Gallery of Horrors’.
Want to see your own Chainsaw artwork turned into a poster? Submit it with #TerrifyTumblr and show us your best Leatherface - Our top ten favorites will see their work printed, with the rest of the best featured right here on #Lionsgate!
Think that’s all? YOU’RE WRONG!! Check back tomorrow for a BIG new announcement. (Hint: You’ll get to see the movie before everyone else does…)
A commercial for this movie appeared between songs on my Pandora playlist last night. I was impressed in all the wrong ways. Firstly, I couldn’t believe that yet another spinoff of the original classic was being unleashed. But what I found myself laughing at the most was the dark-haired girl whose scenes of terrified running around were most prominently previewed. The girl did not look like someone running in actual distress, but rather movie-directed distress. When she finally found shelter by leaping into a grave (!), the scene cut to a shot of her just as the killer’s chainsaw is (of course) about to find her. The girl is screaming her lungs out and all I could think was, “Her hair looks really nice for someone who was running away from a chainsaw-wielding killer and then took shelter by leaping into a grave.” (I suspect that this not deliberate in an ironic way like Joss Whedon would do for Buffy, but prove me wrong. I would like my suspicions about this movie to be proved wrong.)
Now we have an entire Tumblr from the studio that is releasing that dud of a movie and frankly I am distressed. Tumblr has emerged as a legitimate artistic medium, and recently they have understandably had to incorporate paid content in order to maintain this service for free. That is how I ended up commenting on this posting, because the image above appeared on the so-called Tumblr Radar as a sponsored ad. And I was incredulous: on a medium where real artistic talent is daily uploaded, we have this paid shit masquerading as something worthwhile. This brings new meaning to the expression “sifting wheat from the chaff” — although at the same time, the fact that I’ve chosen to reblog this posting, despite the addition of my commentary, perhaps fulfills the original marketing objective anyway.
209.0: Yeah, yeah.
Breaking the fourth wall.
I haven’t posted a never-to-be-sent about you in four days. On Monday, I called out of work. I woke up that morning after I spent the second half of that prior Sunday sneezing up a storm; now, with all that sneezing, you may think I just had bad allergies. It could not possibly be the flu, since I got a flu shot a few weeks ago. In fact, it wasn’t the flu — or what I am used to in terms of flu-like symptoms. But I had a little bit of a temperature, and I felt sluggish. Was it the flu? I have read that you can still get the flu even when you get the shot.
Whatever it was, I was not feeling 100 percent on Monday, and I spent that day mostly in bed, waking up during erratic bouts of consciousness to reach for my phone for at times I couldn’t even make it to my computer. I spent all day reading articles of varying subject matter from science news to soap opera gossip, and also posting a lot of that shit to my blog. Sometimes I was moved by an article so much that I tapped out commentary on the accompanying blog post, an act which took up enough energy to send me back into a nap.
Save for a minor sore throat, I feel much better but I have now fallen into what is hopefully a brief habit of re-blogging interesting posts without actually blogging much in the way of original content. This is kind of ironic because I had recently modified my LinkedIn profile to include the word “curation” in the description of Baseball 2.0, by which I mean that my blog, in addition to being observations about life written in the format of letters to you, also includes re-blogged content that is distinct only because I take so much time before I actually re-blog it. There are many blogs that exist solely to fulfill the impulse of the blogger with an itchy mouse finger. With the exception of this week, I try not to fill up Baseball 2.0 with a lot of re-blogged content — and, yes, you read right: Baseball 2.0 is in my LinkedIn profile. There is a small but passionate movement by writers, publishers, and agents to have more of a presence on the professional social network dominated by “traditional” pros like financiers and programmers, etc. OK, so I am not a “pro” in the sense that I have anything published. Yeah, yeah.
I may end up doing more re-blogs for the remainder of the week and what is left of the year. (Let’s not talk about this apocalypse nonsense.) For a while it will be busy, Linc: Pop and Ma are coming into town for Christmas. They will leave just before the New Year, but just a few hours after they leave one of my buddies from elementary school will fly into town. Between all of that is my existing work schedule. Baseball 2.0 will unfortunately be a distant thought, which is just as well, because the effort of juggling the demands of an interior world with the realities of physical existence is quite frankly like training without end for a marathon with no finish line. If you want to get in touch with me, at least for a short while after I post this never-to-be-sent, then you will just have to… get in touch with me.
PS: I need a date for New Year’s Eve. He’s bringing his girlfriend. I will be the third wheel, which is mostly my fault. I could have done a better job at this speed dating thing I went to the other week… oh, am I ending this with a cliffhanger? I am.
Writes some of the best literary criticism I’ve read outside of having to read literary criticism for school. I’m not just saying that because he randomly re-blogged my never-to-be-sent with the picture of Carly slapping the shit out of Skye. He is a Kay Ryan fan!
— randomberlinchick, one of my good Tumblr friends, replying to a post.
1. Attacking someone’s perceived sexual orientation based on their likes and/or dislikes. Bonus points if the word “fag,” “queer” or “cocksmoker” is used. Textspeak is encouraged and generally expected.
2. For music videos, declaring a love/preference for “real” music from a previous time period. Generally seen in the comments section for videos from 60s and 70s soul music, 90s hip hop, and anything taken from The Ed Sullivan Show, Ready! Steady! Go!, and The Old Grey Whistle Test.
3. Over the top praise for the video in question. Hyperbole is a must. The caps lock button is generally in perma-use on these users’ keyboards. “THIS IS LITERALLY THE GREATEST VIDEO I’VE EVER SEEN!” “JUSTIN BIEBER IS BETTER THAN THE BEATLES!” etc.
4. Michael Jackson videos. These really get their own category.
What am I missing?
This is literally the greatest blog post I’ve ever read.
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