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Bogie & Bacall

On the heels of a funny apperance by Lauren Bacall on the Sopranos last week, the above boxed set was released this week. I'm a litte annoyed b/c I already have the first Bogart dvd boxed, which was missing "To have and have not" and "Dark Passage". This new box is a perfect replacement.

Trivia for "To Have and Have Not" - Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall fell in love during production. Director Howard Hawks afterward said that it was actually Bacall's character Marie that Bogart had fallen for, "so she had to keep playing it the rest of her life."

He's your man

Fantastic trailer for the film, featuring clips of U2 performing "Tower of Song" and Antony singing "If it be your will".

+ Film Review
+ Wikipedia - I'm Your Man 
+ R.E.M. Covers Leonard Cohen
+ The Cohen Covers: "Famous Blue Raincoat"
+ Previously...[ Everybody Knows ]

Coming Next Month - at long last....

Go little book
And stop disgracing me
There are serious men
And women in my life
And you have given them
The upper hand

+ Publisher's Weekly Review

Teledildonics is the word

art: Sam Webber

If you like, you may live in a computer created world all day and all night. You will be able to try out a Virtual life with a Virtual lover. You can go into your Virtual house and do Virtual housework, add a baby or two, even find out if you’d rather be gay. Or single. Or straight. Why hesitate when you could simulate. And sex? Certainly. Teledildonics is the word.
Jeanette Winterson, Written On the Body, 1992

Certainly Miss Winterson plays The Sims now?

[ Leave ]

"Leave everything. Leave Dada. Leave your wife. Leave your mistress. Leave your hopes and fears. Leave your children in the woods. Leave the substance for the shadow. Leave your easy life, leave what you are given for the future. Set off on the roads."
André Breton 

[ REM  - Leave (remix) ]

I tried to leave you, I don't deny
I closed the book on us, at least a hundred times.
I'd wake up every morning by your side.
The years go by, you lose your pride.
The baby's crying, so you do not go outside,
and all your work it's right before your eyes.
Goodnight, my darling, I hope you're satisfied,
the bed is kind of narrow, but my arms are open wide.
And here's a man still working for your smile.

Leonard Cohen