US Weekly reports the Yankee’s slugger has commissioned paintings of himself—as a centaur. But wait, it gets better—they’re hanging above the superstar athletes’ bed, according to the magazine. “He was so vain. He had not one, but two painted portraits of himself as a centaur. You know, the half man, half horse figure,” scoffs an ex-girlfriend to the magazine. “It was ridiculous.”
Sherman Alexie on not selling movie rights to "The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian"
“My concern was that they would never have been able to find an Indian kid who could act well enough and who was a good enough basketball player to play me … I’d rather see myself played by a Puerto Rican or an Italian with a tan than have them ruin the basketballness of me.” —New York Times
"We thought Tom [Cruise] was the biggest bore on the face of the Earth… He was tense and made constant, constant unrelated homophobic comments, like, "You want some ice cream, in case there are no gay people there?" I mean, his lingo was larded with the most… There was no basis for it. It was like, "It’s a nice day, I’m glad there are no gay people standing here." Very, very strange." —Bronson Pinchot on working on Risky Business
Pamela: how was yr eve? LJ: good. watched baseball at my friend’s house Pamela: are you impling that my bod is a dreamscape? Pamela: IMPLYING Pamela: omg, “impling” LJ: “and who is this little impling!” Pamela: oh i HATE it Pamela: imp + dumpling! LJ: for some reason i picture it without limbs Pamela: OMG Pamela: a grinny lump? LJ: a limbless infant LJ: is an impling Pamela: jesus. Pamela: please be an impling for halloween. LJ: jesus, if an impling came to you in the night? Pamela: NO Pamela: HELL NO Pamela: how could it?!?! LJ: it imps along LJ: like a worm Pamela: imps through the air Pamela: SICK! LJ: this is your worst nightmare! Pamela: it facewalks. LJ: with its tongue
Oh, wow. Just saw that the Spring 09 Conjuctions was coedited by Brian Evenson and has stories by a bunch of people I love, like Elizabeth Hand, Shelley Jackson, and Karen Russell! Not to mench Joyce Carol Oates, China Miéville, Jeff VanderMeer. Goddamn.