Archive for October, 2012

Binders full of Binders full of Women!

October 19, 2012

Thank the lord of the WWW for this one. Binders Full of Women is the only light at the end of the political tunnel in a world where everyone, including some women, seems to be wearing blinders.

google top prompt binders

Google has spoken.

It’s depressing for me that Romney’s even still a contender. So I don’t know what I’d do without this meme, which has taken over so crazily that even Amazon Review boards for binders (as in physical binders) are clogged with political snark. Sales of binders are also up on Amazon, which can only mean that Republican men are buying them in the hope of filling them at some point.

Too good to be false.


Anyhow, I googled, I tumblrd, I went around looking and here are a few of my favorite Binders Full of Women graphs:

There are a lot of anti-mormen ones for Romney. I find most of them distasteful, mostly because I find all religions equally funny, and nobody can tell me Mormenism is more sexist than Islam or straight Christianity, so I don’t think it’s fair to pick on any one more than another, but this is genuinely funny because: Did you know? Utah tops the list of states for porn consumption?

Romney’s rap debut.

The pop psych take on it.

Oh, well, that”s all okay then?

Nerds for Obama!

So bad it’s funny.

Even worse so it’s even funnier.

Yes he does. And Nokia, probably.

You tell ’em Patrick.

And finally, a video tribute featuring a whole bunch.

An American classic in Indio, CA

October 14, 2012

I’m in a motel. My dream motel. It’s all ground floor. It has a sign that makes you wonder if you’ll catch something.  As we drove up I wondered why the Yelp reviews were so good. Maybe it had gone downhill? I was already pre-booked and worried that the two actors I was putting up would think I’d cut corners on their accommodation.

But appearances aren’t everything, and the actors knew this before I did. This place’s tatty exterior hides an oasis of small town romance. The reception is truly 24 hour,  it’s a lovely family business, friendly and personal, with cricketing trophies belonging to the Indian owner and coffee made fresh at 4am if you need it. The rooms are amazing for the price: firm beds, clean, new showers, space and quality furniture.

Would you stay here? I always wonder what goes on, and what the stories are behind, the cars parked in lots of places with signs like this one. It’s neither in a city, not is it at the center of it. And the letters seem to have given up and fallen over. But don’t judge yet…

A classic straight off the a Tarantino movie set.

But take a look inside. And wow! Staying here and an amazing meal at Macario’s Bar and Grill has reminded me how I love to travel and made me want to get in my car and go explore more of America.

My actors and I are staying the night to prep for an early start on the final shoot day for “Indio, CA” tomorrow.

No wonder Americans get confused about geography

October 9, 2012

Never mind the presidential campaign – two roughly identical people competing on identical issues – this is confusing for me.

“Meet a real Brasilian Woman. Warning: Studies show that Russian Women are very attracted to Western Men.” SURE they are… SURE they are… who knew your boringness and propensity to admire any accent would be your passport to awesome hot girls… and no wait, is Brazil IN RUSSIA?? And Studies? What studies?

I love Men, and their egos. No matter where you go, they’re great for a laugh.