three things I knew which should impress you

The Moldy Peaches reworked their hit from Juno, Anyone Else But You, for a commercial for the Atlantis resort in the Bahamas. Read about it here and be as amazed as I am at my guessing at this knowing how limited my musical knowledge is.

For over a week now I've been reading the accolades and tributes for David Foster Wallace. I will admit that I have only read one of his works, Incarnations of Burned Children, which haunts me still, but I just knew, even without reading it, that Infinite Jest must somehow have influenced Wes Anderson's The Royal Tennenbaums. I will also admit that this may not be much of a stretch.

Finally, I knew that that dead body, on House last night, was going to explode.

Comments

jo said…
We were literally having dinner and wincing knowing that it was going to pop AND be very disgusting. Oh how i adore that show.
I too have loved David Foster Wallace since reading his piece on lobsters in Gourmet mag. I have such a hard time understanding the desire to just stop being. I can't imagine a life so bleak that the act of waking up is undesirable. So sad.
I haven't read anything by David Foster Wallace, but after reading many articles and tributes (Loved the ones on McSweeney's) I'm thinking of looking for one at the library this week.

I watched Law and Order:SVU last night.
eurolush said…
References to your so-called American, must-see, night-time dramas are completely lost on me.
barbra said…
Ack! I TiFaux-ed it! I haven't watched it yet!
Dani said…
OH, poor Barbra! There wasn't a spoiler alert!

Impressed, nonetheless. ;)
Heidi said…
I see your comments on both Mary's and Schmutzie's blogs so I came by to take a peek. Aaaahhh! I TiVo'd House to watch with my honey, and now I know a body is going to explode. Dang.
Mrs. G. said…
I'm up on my authors, so I don't know how I missed David Foster Wallace-I think he must have hit big when my kids were tiny and I was in a fog. I've added his work to my library list.
Anonymous said…
Ouch! Try a *spoiler alert* next time.
catsteevens said…
I think even if I knew the body was going to explode it would still be interesting and exciting to see it explode, no? But I missed HOUSE.
Very impressed by the music connection - I loved Juno and we bought the sound track straight away!
me said…
oh, read his book of essays, A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again!!!
Badger said…
Okay, well I ALSO KNEW that first one. Because the original song is one of the girl child's favorites.

Have never read DFW. Never even heard of him until he died. I KNOW.

And I have not watched that episode of House yet, but thank you for the warning. Now I will be sure not to watch it during lunch, yo.
Poppy Buxom said…
I never heard of DFW, but then, DFW probably had never heard of me, so we're even.

And I guess I'm glad to hear the spoiler alert about the exploding corpse, because somehow I missed House on Tuesday night. (Which is maybe a good thing, because we're watching Season 4 on DVD and getting awfully confused.)
Anonymous said…
My, what a day...I just left Kim where an array of snakes (YUCK!) and spiders and bears and whatnot were discussed and then I come here to find an exploding corpse.
Not my day.
Paola
Eurolush: don't you have SKY? That's where I watch all the US dramas and comedies
Oh, I just watched that House today on TIVO, and I knew it had to happen, too! Gratuitous grossness, yuck! But I'm such a sucker for his blue eyes that I.... um.....

Sorry, he distracted me a bit, now what was I saying?