Take Me To Your LegoLand

Our guest columnist consists of plastic bricks.

My name is Ego Leonard and according to you I come from the virtual world. A world that for me represents happiness, solidarity, all green and blossoming, with no rules or limitations.

Lately however, my world has been flooded with fortune-hunters and people drunk with power. And many new encounters in the virtual world have triggered my curiosity about your way of life.

I am here to discover and learn about your world and thoughts.

Show me all the beautiful things that are there to admire and experience in your world. Let’s become friends, share your story with me, take me with you on a journey through beautiful meadows, words, sounds and gestures.

No real than you are [Ego Leonard]

Giant Lego Man washes ashore in Florida [Boing Boing, via @daveweigel]


@ManchuCandidate: Hey Manchu, I saw The Manchurian Candidate today and was totally blown away by the John Frankenheimer classic. It’s just as compelling and shocking today as it was upon its release fifty years ago. Angela Lansbury’s truly chilling performance was a revelation. She’d give Disney’s Maleficent a run for her money as one of cinema’s top villains. The film tremendously supports my theory that Jessica Fletcher was a serial killer who kept framing people through all 264 episodes of Murder, She Wrote.

@¡Andrew!: It’s like watching Fred MacMurray in Double Indemnity. Whoa.

@nojo: One of my favorite Hollywood anecdotes:

The character of Walter Neff was not only a heel, he was a weak and malleable heel — not surprisingly, most every actor in Hollywood passed on it. Fred MacMurray was accustomed to playing “happy-go-lucky good guys” in light comedies, and when Wilder first approached him about the Neff role, MacMurray said, “You’re making the mistake of your life!” Playing a serious role required acting, he said, “and I can’t do it.”

Incidentally, don’t ever read too far into the bios of classic Hollywood film stars. By the third paragraph, they invariably read something like “… a staunch conservative Republican, he/she campaigned for Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan and is now sucking both their charbroiled cocks off daily in the deepest lava pits in Hell…”

It is one of my favorite movies. Don’t even bother with the 2004 POS.

The Richard Condon novel it is based on makes Mrs Iselin even creepier and grimmer.

@nojo: check out fred in the western, face of a fugitive.
this looks to be the whole movie:
the music in the late 50’s, 60’s and early 70’s movies are a big part of what makes those movies so much better than todays. you can close your eyes and get a feel for how things are going in the movie. you can tell if a character is a good guy or bad guy before they say a word and when a plot twist is happening. the music in those movies is like a professor telling you you will see this again in class. it lets you know when shit is important.

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