April 23, 2014

city wiggy

duckin’

une che che

la chica tin(?)

murder my legs

humped was he

tender, tender

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April 23, 2014

actuallygrimes:

haha

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April 21, 2014
isawthesunset:

the only reason I run

isawthesunset:

the only reason I run

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April 21, 2014

seanrose:

It’s been a lovely weekend, weather is getting warmer here in Chicago, I am able to go outside and live and see people and it makes me feel good. Of course I’ve been drowning in Siskel & Ebert watching lately, watching one or two episodes every day during my lunch break, letting it sink in. Sometimes I worry that I talk about Siskel & Ebert too much, because it’s one of my favorite things in the world and I could really talk about them for hours, days on end. Never ending, I don’t think I would ever get tired talking about them, what they represent means so much to me. Watching those two dudes talk about movies warms me and reminds me of what I love, and what I want to talk about. It encourages me to embrace what I love without fear and to never be cautious about speaking my mind. It’s inspiring work.

Roger died over a year ago, and his absence is so unusual. I know he’s not there anymore, I have to remind myself of this, because it doesn’t feel like he’s gone. Not entirely. The legacy, the presence of Roger Ebert, that’s going to linger for so long without ever going away because the man put so much out there. I can’t think of many public figures who put everything out there about themselves for everyone to see, so much of their own real personality. Roger felt like a real person to me, I felt like I knew him. When he died I felt like I had lost a good friend. I have only lived one year without his voice in the world, without his consistent and reliable voice of reason, a beacon. I trusted that dude, like so many people did. Part of me feels lost without him. There’s lots of critics I like, but there are few that I trusted the way I trusted Roger. What a feeling to have about someone you never met. That’s special.

He was such a presence onscreen, too. Such a personality. So was Gene. I’ve felt bad saying this, but I feel like many popular critics nowadays have a little trouble communicating their writing voices in public, when they speak. I’ve seen so many great writers, writers with voices so distinct and well-formed and strong, who get in front of a camera or try to speak publicly and something is lost. They’re shy or not very charismatic or just kind of quiet. I totally understand this - I’m kinda like this myself, and I don’t think it’s a requirement for great writers to have to be great onscreen personalities too. Not by a long shot. But I love Roger and Gene because they proved that critics can be pushy, entertaining, compelling television people. The standard “critics are all pathetic shut in losers who aren’t talented” argument just wouldn’t work with Gene and Roger. If you got in Gene Siskel’s face with that argument, the dude would dress you down. He’s swallow you whole. There’s something unique about that.

I’m a little more than halfway through Roger’s autobio Life Itself, I put it down and picked it back up after months more out of laziness than anything. I’m kind of a terrible reader, tossing away books halfway through and picking up another one, it’s a silly jumble. I can’t keep myself focused and it’s frustrating. But man, I love Roger’s writing. If there is one critic I want to write like, one that I want to be like as a person, it’s Roger Ebert hands down. He was the most popular critic of his time for a reason - he was a full and whole human being, and he put it all out there. There was nothing lost in translation between what was in his heart and what he put on the page. Really remarkable stuff. That’s what I’m working on - I’m trying to get as much of the feeling I have inside me into my writing, no buffer, no filter. It’s not easy to do but I’m trying.

Really, the inspiring thing about Roger is that despite all his academic credentials, all of the prestigious work he did, his writing was so universal and easy to understanding. He was writing for everyone. So many critics, so many writers try to willfully obscure their writing or write for a limited niche, to put themselves above their readers. Roger was better than all of them, and more popular too, and he never resorted to that. His writing was the best because it was clear, and it was true, and it was human. And beautifully worded, too. Economy of language. The dude wanted to communicate with his writing. So important. Critics need to communicate with every bone in their body. When a critic fails to communicate, they fail to be a critic, if you ask me. The audience needs to understand you, to empathize. That’s the whole function. Roger did that better than anybody.

I do miss him. I really do. He meant a lot to me. Man, Gene too. I wish I could have met them. I would have alot of questions. I watched an episode of S&E the other night, a great episode from 1980 called “Going To The Movies” where the boys gave an inside peek at their process - preparing to see a movie, the expectations they have, what they’re thinking when they’re watching movies, and how they write their reviews. Such a good episode, and at the end Gene talked about how much he loved the job of a film critic, what a great job their have. And Roger said, “Gene, you’re going to me a moviegoer for the rest of your life.” Gene smiled assuringly, and it really got to me, because he was right. Those dudes loved movies every day of their lives until they died. They were the best, and I miss them, and I hope someday we get more critics that attain the level of popularity and reverence that they did.

I think it can happen. I have hope that it can. Happy Easter, have a good night folks~ 

April 20, 2014
fuckyeahbradneely:

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hm

fuckyeahbradneely:

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hm

April 19, 2014
fuckyeahbradneely:

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i don’t know what is going on in brad neely’s brain, i just don’t understand

fuckyeahbradneely:

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i don’t know what is going on in brad neely’s brain, i just don’t understand

April 18, 2014

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April 18, 2014
23rd century medicine at work

23rd century medicine at work

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April 18, 2014
what is this

what is this

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April 18, 2014
fuckyeahbradneely:

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i hate brad neely

fuckyeahbradneely:

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i hate brad neely

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