November 16th, 2007



Who's the bane of YOUR existence? Surely there's someone who pisses you off in such a huge way that it merits flogging, at least. 'Round here, we call that person a RAT BASTARD. Who is the person you most want to rip a new asshole for whatever reason? Go ahead - now's your chance to put them on blast. Start commenting, and have fun gettin' your hate on - and out. IP logging is off and anonymous commenters WERE welcome, but I've had to disable it since I've gotten six tons of bullshit spam comments lately. Sorry about that.

Go on - vent your spleen...

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One of my top 10 favorite films of all time.

White Palace (1990)
Director: Luis Mandoki
Principal Cast:
Susan Sarandon - Nora Baker
James Spader - Max Baron
Jason Alexander - Neil
Kathy Bates - Rosemary
Eileen Brennan - Judy

Plot Summary: Max Baron (James Spader) is a 27-year-old high flying advertising executive still recovering from the death of his wife, Janey. One night he is in a bar when he meets Nora Baker (Susan Sarandon) a 43-year-old waitress with a fixation on Marilyn Monroe. The couple gradually fall in love, though age and social differences mean that the path of true love is strewn with problems.

Favorite lines:
Nora: Wait a minute, we get naked with each other and touch each other and you get inside of me and you can't tell me how much rent you pay? Your landlord knows, you're not even fucking him!
Sherri: You know, our Max is quite a catch. How did you manage it?
Nora: I give a good blowjob, I guess.
Sherri: Hmm... I bet you do!
Nora: And I bet you don't.

Max: All I know is that when I'm not with you I'm a total wreck.
Nora: And when you are with me?
Max: I'm a different kind of total wreck.

[Nora is going to meet Max's friends for Thanksgiving]
Nora: Alright, I'm gonna go in there, I'm gonna say 'Hello, my name is Nora and you can all go fuck yourselves, I'm not Janey (the deceased wife).' How's that?
Max: Perfect.

Judy: Come on, I wanna know how you two met.
Nora: I picked him up in a bar. How's that?
Max: I was drunk, and she was drunk, and I liked her looks so I convinced her to let me bring her home, and I seduced her on the sofa bed, and it was magic, and I keep coming back for more.

Get The Kleenex Now & Don't Say I Didn't Warn You

A very special homecoming for one Iraq War Veteran [Video]
"To speak of supporting the troops and not understand that the only true way to enact that support is to make sure that kind of homecoming is what each of them and their families have earned is to reduce that support to a saying on a bumper sticker, to making it a meaningless brand name. Supporting the troops is supporting 1st Lt. Thomas Bourne, and supporting Amy Bourne and supporting Walker Bourne and supporting Preston Bourne. Supporting them is not making those two little boys have to cry again. It is not thumping a chest and waving a flag and threatening a dissenter. It is not what the Army Reserve is doing to Thomas Bourne and thousands more like him: sending him after his two weeks’ leave is up…back to Iraq."

V for Vexed (About Marriage) - GO NATALIE!

Natalie Portman 'Not Convinced' About Marriage
Like many things in her life, Natalie Portman doesn't take the idea of getting married lightly.

"I'm not convinced about marriage," the actress, 26, tells In Style in its December issue. "Divorce is so easy, and that fact that gay people are not allowed to marry takes much of the meaning out of it. ... Committing yourself to one person is sacred."

Not that she's opposed to the commitments and challenges of a relationship outside of marriage. The star of Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium, who has been linked this year with fashion entrepreneur Nathan Bogle, declines to discuss her romantic life in detail, but she says in general that her ideal partner is "someone who pulls me up to high standards, and who is aware of what's going on in themselves and in the world."

That awareness of the world, in particular, is a major theme for Portman, whose extensive travels, she says, have taught her to respect the Earth and its environment. "If we can find ways to love life and be joyful without being wasteful or destructive – that's what's important," she says.

One part of that, for Portman, involves being a vegetarian – from head to toe. "Every time I dress I know I'm not wearing leather, and that's a great feeling," she says.

For help in achieving her goals, personal and professional, she says she relies on mentors. "Yes, absolutely," she says. "My parents, of course, but there's guidance that can't come from them. Parents are protective. Other mentors say, 'Go do it, show 'em and see how you feel.' "