Friday, June 27, 2008

Roxy Presents.... My Banal Maundering

In response to a story by and about Emily Gould, former editor of (the snarky New York media blog), in the Memorial Day Weekend edition of The New York Times Magazine, Charles Pregaldin of Tacoma, Washington, wrote a letter that included the following fabulous quote:

"The great irony of the present century threatens to be that the Internet, a medium with far greater potential than television, will prove to be a wasteland yet vaster, used mainly for looking at pornography and by egomaniacs publishing their banal maundering."

Having just lost my most recent Battle of the Blogs by an historically humiliating vote of 14-1, I can't help but find the quote apropos. As my loyal Roxiticus Desperate Housewives readers know, I'm really looking forward to having my very own self-hosted WordPress blog, and one of the cool things I'll be able to do with it is to share a rotating "quote of the day" with my readers, and Charles Pregaldin will be right up there with Bruce Springsteen, MeatLoaf, Ayn Rand and Kierkegaard. Oh, and Jason Buckley, who taught me the magnificent expressions "asshattery" and "holier than thou panties all knotted up."


Jason said...

Roxy, thanks for the link love and the vote! I love living in the Bay Area, but I'll take the beaches of Joisey over any of ours any day. The water is warmer, the waves are sweet, and I don't think I've ever heard about any great white attacks there. My favorites are Wildwood, Ocean City and Long Beach Island.

LadyJava said...

Hiya Roxy..
Am here to vote for you today.. good luck ya!.. Am also testing my luck this wee morning..:)

Matthew S. Urdan said...

Roxy, great post! I love the comments and the quotes from Jason. They strike the perfect counterpoint tone to the rest of the post. You have a really great knack for creating lively prose.

Lately I can't seem to buy a win on BotB lately...I don't know what's up. My content and design when I battle is superior to my opponents, yet they inexplicably win....Sniff. Sniff.

As for the original quote, all I have to say is: What's wrong with internet porn? It serves its purpose. It's good for the economy. It provides personal satisfaction...Nuff said.

As for My Banal Maundering, read my current post: Circles, and then follow the link to vote for it on Yearblook. It's anything but banal--and Taylor Mali and Sheila approved.

All...I'm catching up on my comment replies. This is in response to the comment you left on Personal Movie Trivia Meme.

Jnez--thank you so much for the kind words! Next time you stop by could you leave a link to your blog so I can view your site as well? Sheila is one of my best blogging friends. She's truly amazing.

So, you can't believe we're both huge fans of Titanic, eh? Think of it this way...A lot of somebody's had to see the movie a lot of times for it to generate $600 million at the North American Box Office! If there were any movie that two people who don't know each other have in common, it's probably going to be Titanic!

Yours is one of the best comments I've ever had. It's an honor that you consider my blog inspiring and creative. If I can help you in anyway, please don't hesitate to ask.

Roxy--THANK YOU! I can't believe how many Oscars The English Patient won. I remember watching that Oscars Award Show and groaning louder and louder with every new statuette awarded to that film.

Hmmm, The Bodyguard. Now I admit a lot of things that often come back to bite me, but even if I liked The Bodyguard, which I don't, I'd never admit that. Besides, Whitney Houston's cover of Dolly Parton's I Will Always Love You is just as overrated as The English Patient. Dolly Parton's original, from the soundtrack to The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas is SOOOOO much better than Whitney's slick cover version it's not even funny.

Billy--So how is Sigourney Weaver holding up these days. Last I saw her was in the 911 movie For the Guys. Yep, Aliens is scary. It's taken about a dozen viewings, but I can now watch the movie without squirming in my seat and shitting in my pants. Talk about the concept of facing your fears, eh?

I was disappointed with Untraceable--although I really enjoyed the ending where Diane Lane swung herself to freedom. I agree Philip Seymour Hoffman is amazing--one of my favorite roles for him was in The Talented Mr. Ripley.

Thanks for the detailed comment!

Ken--yeah that would be funny....Holding your breath for the "suction" when you're watching it go down safely from a dry seat in a movie theater. If it weren't such a dramatic moment in the movie, I would have laughed out loud seeing my honey do something like that.

I was there yesterday checking out your post. Thanks for honoring the tag--I was hoping you'd be interested in playing along considering our former discussions.

Mariuca--thank you! You know, if it wasn't so damn popular, and if Celine Dion only hadn't almost made a parody of the movie with her heart-thumping performances of the Oscar winning theme song, I think Titanic would have given Kate Winslet the Oscar Win she so deserved. Really, Kate has been incredible in every role she's ever played, but I don't think any role Kate played was as rounded as Rose Dewitt Bukater. I thought it was far better than Angelina Jolie in Girl Interrupted and Hilary Swank in Million Dollar Baby or even Jodie Foster in Silence of the Lambs. I'm not a huge Leonardo fan, but like everyone said at the time, he should have been nominated as well. Phenomenal cast and every other Oscar awarded that year except for the shutout in the acting category--just like The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King.

Great movie, well-deserving of the love of movie-goers.

Gratcia and Henson--looking forward to your posts.


Mariuca said...

Roxy!!! Was it the night I lost 12-3 he he he!! So don't feel bad LOL! ;)

Wow, I'll be so jealous when u move to wordpress, I'm not well-versed in WP at all! :(

Anonymous said...

OMG, did you loose BotB??

i better make sure u win somthing!! i gave you a vote on bloggers choice!

anyways, better luck next time =]