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by DVG
Tue Sep 19, 2006 9:47 am
Forum: General
Topic: Frank Church's news corner, the sequel.
Replies: 11791
Views: 851926

"What in Lovecraft's output even comes close to the power of Masque of the Red Death or Young Goodman Brown?" I can think of two at least beyond the three you have mentioned: "The Outsider," which is one of the most beautifully written stories of its type ever created, and "...
by DVG
Mon Sep 18, 2006 3:01 pm
Forum: Pop Culture
Topic: Living in the Shire?
Replies: 18
Views: 2238

I wouldn't mind life in the shire if the interior designs followed those in the movie--they were based on actual buildings by the Belgian architect Van de Velde and Frank Lloyd Wright.
by DVG
Mon Sep 18, 2006 2:00 pm
Forum: Pop Culture
Topic: A defense of Mel Gibson
Replies: 165
Views: 14739

It seemed a bit of a non-issue. Surely most people already knew he was a religious bigot? I was more disturbed by the drunk driving.

I never cared for his films in any case, with the possible exception of "Mad Max," which has its own extremely ugly sexual subtexts.
by DVG
Mon Jun 19, 2006 1:44 pm
Forum: Pop Culture
Topic: Verboten dislikes?
Replies: 2
Views: 1258

Ellison's views, while they may seem abrupt to the point of rudeness, are generally backed up by longer arguments--published essays, etc. Brian DePalma for example--it wouldn't be hard to find instances where Ellison goes into details about why he dislikes DePalma's work. His off-the cuff comments a...
by DVG
Mon Jun 12, 2006 5:25 pm
Forum: General
Topic: HAY GUYS STOP SHITTING UP THREADS AND BEING ASSHOLES
Replies: 45
Views: 8074

I don't believe the board necessarily needs a moderator.

I think perhaps one or two posters may need a new hobby.

That's all.
by DVG
Sat Jun 10, 2006 8:26 am
Forum: Pop Culture
Topic: Eric Martin--what is he good for?
Replies: 37
Views: 5802

Thanks for the response Rich. I see your points, and would normally agree with them. But I think that addressing Martin's venomous asides in various threads seems to go nowhere. And I don't see his slagging off an entire subject in a way that simply categorizes others as somehow immature or otherwis...
by DVG
Thu Jun 08, 2006 10:38 am
Forum: Pop Culture
Topic: Eric Martin--what is he good for?
Replies: 37
Views: 5802

I laughed.

I don't believe it is a traveling exhibition, but if I find out otherwise I'll let you know. Walker is one of my favorite contemporary artists.
by DVG
Thu Jun 08, 2006 8:11 am
Forum: Pop Culture
Topic: Eric Martin--what is he good for?
Replies: 37
Views: 5802

"Starting a thread complaining about the worth of someone's posts on a fucking Internet message board really speaks volumes about the person that started the thread." I am always a little bit surprised that people seem taken aback by the idea that comments of any sort reveal the speaker's ...
by DVG
Thu Jun 08, 2006 8:01 am
Forum: Pop Culture
Topic: Comics. What are they good for?
Replies: 151
Views: 19022

I love comic books, but I feel that there's a division between the superhero genre (which I was never much interested in) and what, for want of better phrase, I suppose one might term the "talking animal" genre--Walt Kelly's brilliant "Pogo" and Carl Barks' work for Disney being ...
by DVG
Tue Jun 06, 2006 4:47 pm
Forum: Pop Culture
Topic: Whatcha reading?
Replies: 2033
Views: 277470

Whoops! Can't think how else myself. I recently read "Barry Lyndon" and it was interesting to see how Sterne's heroes suggest a basis for the superficial emotional behavior of Thackeray's narrator (cast into negative terms by the author this time). /Waits for news that Dickens actually wro...
by DVG
Tue Jun 06, 2006 4:41 pm
Forum: Pop Culture
Topic: Eric Martin--what is he good for?
Replies: 37
Views: 5802

And Gustav Klimt. The prints, I believe.

Sociopathology is a subject. Of Schiele and Klimt as well.
by DVG
Tue Jun 06, 2006 4:40 pm
Forum: Pop Culture
Topic: Whatcha reading?
Replies: 2033
Views: 277470

Thomas Sterne's "A Sentimental Journey." I'm quite enjoying it, as I did "Tristram Shandy." Sterne's approach might strike the reader at first as impossibly twee, but as one grows used to the strange suddeness of the novel's construction, its perpetual asides come to seem the mos...
by DVG
Tue Jun 06, 2006 4:38 pm
Forum: Pop Culture
Topic: Comics. What are they good for?
Replies: 151
Views: 19022

Is there anyone on the board you like or respect, Mr. Martin? Not that this is necessary for posting, to be sure. But it would seem to have some bearing on participation. (I'm more likely to discuss things with people whose company in general I enjoy than with people for whom I have no esteem.)
by DVG
Tue Jun 06, 2006 4:33 pm
Forum: Pop Culture
Topic: Eric Martin--what is he good for?
Replies: 37
Views: 5802

The first portion of my above post being directed towards Mr. Martin, of course.
by DVG
Tue Jun 06, 2006 4:32 pm
Forum: Pop Culture
Topic: Eric Martin--what is he good for?
Replies: 37
Views: 5802

Undoubtedly true. I'm just curious as to the ultimate value of your posts, that's all--their value to you as much as anyone else. It's an interesting board otherwise. BTW there's a lecture on Egon Schiele at the National Arts Club this coming Saturday, the 17th. If anyone happens to be in New York t...

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