Consumables #10

Young @ Heart
A doc that follows the rehearsal process and performance of the Young at Heart Chorus, a group of elderly sweet people who sing rock songs. My favorite parts were the trippy music videos. Also, the version they do of Schizophrenia by Sonic Youth is pretty awesome too.

This American Life
I was catching up on some episodes that I missed, and the recent one about the Ukrainian funeral made me laugh so hard that there were multiple audible snorts. The only problem with this was that I was listening to it in the privacy of my earbuds while I was walking through my crowded city. Nice.

America’s Next Top Model
Andre Leon Talley? That’s who you’re going to add to the judges’ panel? FOR REAL? Tyra, that is just way too transparent of an agenda, even for you. Putting someone that’s nuttier than you are on the panel just so you can look like you have more sense. I see what’s going on here.

Alice in Wonderland
Loved the sets. Loved the costumes. Loved all of the art direction. Devolving the story into an action/war sequence at the end, not so much. I get it, you have to Hollywood-it-up, but dang. And Johnny Depp trying to act all not-pretty? Ha ha, Johnny, we know you’re a knockout no matter what you do.

It’s No Fun Being An Illegal Alien
Biogirl bought a car this week (woo-hoo!) and I was there with her at the car dealership for moral support. And while there, they were playing a set of most inappropriate songs through their loudspeakers. First, it was “I Want Your Sex” by George Michael, which I found odd. Then it was “Illegal Alien” by Genesis. Wow. It was as if the used car dealership folks were like “How can we take an already oily atmosphere and dial the ick up just as much as we can?” With the song choices, I’m calling that done and done.


  1. I LOVED that story about the Ukrainian funeral. I'm laughing now just thinking about it. We first heard it when we were driving back from Johannesburg and it was the last good laugh we had before realizing that someone had stolen a computer out of our car. Oh, that was sad. Holy crap, ANTM is back?! I better hit my iTunes and start downloading. Fortunately, I'm still glowing from last season. My girl won for the first time ever.

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