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Sneakers (Memories of the Sneakers Shoot)

By Stephen Tobolowsky.

'At the end of the shoot, Phil said the only thing that could make the whole experience of working on Sneakers better was if the lab lost the film. Then we would be able to do it all over again.

Years later I ran into Phil at the symphony. I asked him I how he was able to come up with such a great script. He blushed and said he had worked on it for nine years. I know spending a long time writing something doesn’t guarantee success. But not giving up on a good idea almost always does.'

Full article in Slate.

Radio Patio: Reto de lectura 7.

Mi primer intento de superar un reto de lectura del club. Libros para el reto: 3/6

1: "Caza de portadas" - Seguimos buscando!
2: "Esos tiempos que nunca volverán" - Esta categoría me la dejo para el final, si me diera tiempo... no soy muy amiga de releer.
3: "Descubrimientos" - A Game of Thrones de George R.R. Martin.
4: "Todo o Nada" - 84 Charing Cross Road de Helene Hanff.
5: "Quitando el polvo" - Bestiario de Julio Cortazar.
6: "Libro Radio Patio" - Probablemente el de este mes por lo menos, aunque dependerá de si lo he leído ya o no :).

The Corrections (by Jonathan Franzen)

'And when the event, the big change in your life, is simply an insight--isn't that a strange thing? That absolutely nothing changes except that you see things differently and you're less fearful and less anxious and generally stronger as a result: isn't it amazing that a completely invisible thing in your head can feel realer than anything you've experienced before? You see things more clearly and you KNOW that you're seeing them more clearly'

Julio Profe

Profesor de Matemáticas y Física en Colombia.


The assorted humiliations, disasters and rare triumphs of four very different twenty-something girls: Hannah, an aspiring writer; Marnie, an art gallery assistant and cousins Jessa and Shoshanna.

Hannah: No one could ever hate me as much as I hate myself, okay? So any mean thing someone’s gonna think of to say about me, I’ve already said to me, about me, probably in the last half hour!

HBO lists the music for each episode, which is very awesome.

It's kind of a funny story

Dr. Eden Minerva: So, let's talk about your parents.
Craig: You think I can change my parents?
Dr. Eden Minerva: No, but I'm a psychiatrist, so I have to ask you about them at some point.

Hero Absorbs Major Damage

(By Charles Yu)

I could definitely use a whole chicken right now. But I keep it to myself. I don't want to alarm anyone in the group. They're all busy fighting demon dogs. These guys are literally killing themselves for what? Fifty points a dog is what. It breaks my heart. When I think of everything the group has been through together, the early days grinding it out in the coin farms, to where we are now, I get a little blue in the aura, I do.


From Sorry, Please, Thank You:Stories. My favorite title of the year, so far.

On books, ebooks and Goodreads.

Random thoughts about books.

I get very attached to books and moving made it painfully clear (about 70% of my boxes were books). I have only bought electronic books for the last three or four years, but I have a tremendous amount of paper books that I really do not want to get rid of. I sometimes think of giving them to friends, to a public library and it sounds like a good idea, but at the same time it makes me sad. I rarely open a book that I have already read, but they are part of me by now. Those stories are part of my own story.

Those stories, my own story. I always thought I would never switch to electronic books for this very reason. I did, tho, and my life is a lot easier thanks to them. It does not matter how much I have to travel, my books are always around me. And not only that, I get to find new books because of the books I like, because it does not matter if there is no one around to recommend a book or a bookstore to sneak in. And it is easier to find people who like the same books you like.

The Goodreads Reading Challenge. Oh my. Such a guilty pleasure, such a lovely pain in the ass.


Carl Van Loon: So, Eddie Morra... And you do know you're a freak? What's your secret?
Eddie Morra: Medication.

This movie is a fucking masterpiece.


Oliver: You point, I'll drive.

About love, love, love. All of it and the lack of it.

Downton Abbey

Long life to the Dowager Countess of Grantham. Maggie Smith is awesome.

Violet, Dowager Countess of Grantham: Oh my dears. Is it really true? I can't believe it. Last night he looked so well. Of course it *would* happen to a foreigner. It's typical.
Lady Mary Crawley: Don't be ridiculous.
Violet, Dowager Countess of Grantham: I'm not being ridiculous. No Englishman would *dream* of dying in someone else's house - especially somebody they didn't even know.

The King's Speech

Best movie of 2010.

[watching a clip of Hitler speaking]
Lilibet: What's he saying?
King George VI: I don't know but... he seems to be saying it rather well.

The Town

Pretty decent, specially for Ben Affleck.

FBI S.A. A. Frawley: We're giving 30 seconds to surrender Coughlin, come out with your hands up.
James Coughlin: Fuck you.