Intro for August 17, 2012
I am mad at Sarah from Cinesnark. She saw The Master last night! The Master is coming to TIFF, sure. But that’s in 3 weeks. Sarah was at the advance benefit screening in Chicago. Am so jealous. Her initial thoughts on the film will be posted later today.
It’s now a full week since the Olympics and the world is still not right. I don’t watch television anymore. I miss beach volleyball and that crazy white water rafting event. There have been many excellent articles written about London 2012, by most accounts, a wonderful, memorable experience. My personal favourite is Bill Simmons’s Olympic Mega-Mailbag over at Grantland. It’s in two parts, both very long, but his final thoughts are so lovely and poignant and sum it up, even for those who didn’t get to go. Definitely recommend taking 15 minutes to enjoy it.
As previously noted, Jezebel’s piece on Ryan Lochte, America’s Sexiest Douchebag, was great. Did you know that the writer’s husband did a follow-up? (Vendela Vida and Dave Eggers, Nicole Krauss and Jonathan Safran Foer, Alice Kuipers and Jann Martel, Zadie Smith and Nick Laird, so many, so many -- who else is obsessed with writer couples and do you wonder if we’ll look back on these current writer couples like we once did Simone de Beavoir and Jean-Paul Sartre or Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes, without the tragic ending, and others the way we’re always re: Hollywood looking for the next Eastwood or Streep?) Click here to read his response to his wife’s Ryan Lochte shame-lust.
Aaaaand...then there’s the crazy. What happens when you combine Twi-Hard and Olympics and f-ck it in Fifty Shades Of Grey? Olympic Fan Fiction... porn.
Another hilarious piece at Jezebel (thanks Andrea!). When Michael Phelps takes “Ry” in his arms and tell him he is “everything”, I found true happiness. Click here to read. It might help a little with the withdrawal?
Have a great weekend.
Yours in gossip,
PS. Let’s go to dinner and a wine tasting together! skinnygrape wants to fly you and a friend to Toronto or Vancouver for two nights in a luxury hotel and we’ll all go out and eat and drink. You in? Click here to enter the contest.