Still one of the funniest things I ever heard was when this weird 45 year old man on the greyhound bus told me he got so wasted one time he toasted all the pop tarts in his brother’s house and then put them back in the box and also gutted a fish on the kitchen floor, I laughed at him for probably 5 minutes and I think it was a deciding factor in him being decidedly less open with me for the rest of the bus ride
“You should revisit some of them. ‘The Wedding Singer,’ and ‘Big Daddy,’ and especially ‘Happy Gilmore.’ Those three, in particular, I could watch them over and over and over again just from the pure joy that you can feel them putting into making the movie which, is just as much joy as you can feel Robert Altman putting into making ‘Nashville’.”—Paul Thomas Anderson to Roger Ebert in an interview back in 2002. (via bbook)
BEIJING—Spending a day here when smog blankets the city and the air pollution is severe is equivalent to smoking 21 cigarettes, or about a pack a day, according to a survey by a company related to the environmental industry.