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Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Happy Halloween

This sure is a spooky flick ... especially when narrated by Bing Crosby's satisfying bass.
Read the original here.  It's also pretty spooky.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

CULT CLASSIC: Big Trouble in Little China

Kurt Russell stars as Jack Burton,
taking on the evil underworld of Chinatown.

Be like Burton.


Friday, October 26, 2012

PUBLICATION: The Gentlewoman

The Gentlewoman #6
The Gentlewoman #6
The Gentlewoman #6
The Gentlewoman #6
"The Gentlewoman is a fabulous biannual magazine for modern women 
of style and purpose. Featuring ambitious journalism and photography 
of the highest quality, the magazine celebrates inspirational, international women 
through its distinctive combination of glamour, personality and warmth.
 The Gentlewoman offers a fresh and intelligent perspective on fashion 
that is focused on personal style – the way women actually look, think and dress."

With Angela on this issue's cover...what's not to love!
Buy it here.
Read more about it here.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

OPERA: Carmen

Happy 174th Birthday to Alexandre Casar Leopold Bizet, better known as George
His fiery gypsy still has us enthralled after all these years

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

STAPLE: Black Cashmere Turtleneck

So cozy, so chic.
Try here, here, and here for the best.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

SONG: Time To Run

A great tune off the new album of sweet Indie folk band Lord Huron.
Love the Western-syle video...

Friday, October 19, 2012


Tuesday, October 16, 2012


File:Pit card game.jpg
Fast paced, commodities trading game invented by psychic Edgar Cayce who was raising money to fund trance-state healings in the early 1900s.
Pull up a chair.
We have a lot of high-stakes trading going on right here in the Pit.

Monday, October 15, 2012

SONG: Some Enchanted Evening


Ezio Pinza and Mary Martin kill it.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

VOCAB: Picnic

File:Manet, Edouard - Le Déjeuner sur l'Herbe (The Picnic) (1).jpg
Edouard Manet, Le Dejeuner sur l'Herbe, 1863

File:Thomas Cole's "The Picnic", Brooklyn Museum IMG 3787.JPG
Thomas Cole, The Picnic 1846
From the French pique-nique meaning "to pick" or "peck" and "thing of little importance".

Wednesday, October 10, 2012


You like it for the great essays, short stories, and criticisms.
You love it for the classy covers and cartoons.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

ORGANIZE: Dewey Decimal Classification

Remember libraries?  Remember the card catalog?
Melvil Dewey revolutionized library science.  Thanks, dude.
Are you a 200?  A 500?  Maybe we'll find you snug in the 7s.  What's your favorite class?

Sunday, October 7, 2012

BREED: Appaloosa

Originally bred by the Nez Perce, the Appaloosa is a horse to love.
Name him after your favorite author, if you're so inclined.
We did: P.D. Roadhorse.  P.D. stands for 'Polka Dot' of course.
The most stylish way to own a polka dot horse, is to pair it with a polka dot dog.

Saturday, October 6, 2012

WEAR: Ouda Knit

A cozy sweater for the season 
from always chic Isabel Marant.

Friday, October 5, 2012

FILM: 50 Years of James Bond

When Sean Connery first walked on the screen in Dr. No as 007,
the greatest film franchise was born...
Here's to 50 years of ass-kickin, world-savin, tuxedo-wearin,
martini-drinkin, girl-lovin, fast-car-drivin, good-lookin Bond.

Hey, Jim Bond...keep up the good work!

I can't freaking wait for the latest...

Thursday, October 4, 2012

TRAVEL: Road Trip

Load up the 'burb and hit the road.  Check out the sites along the way.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

COMIC: Peanuts

Undoubtedly, a comic masterpiece.

First Peanuts comic from October 2, 1950

Monday, October 1, 2012


Made famous on the walls of the Beverly Hills Hotel.
Made retirement-home-sexy-chic in the bedroom of Blanche Devereaux.


Be like Blanche.

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