Taxi Driver

I very much want to write something about Taxi Driver. I have an obsession with that film (not a creepy Hinckley obsession, but more of artistic Ebert obsession). The problem is, I can’t organize my thoughts on the topic. Every time I try I seem to come at it from the wrong angle.

On a related topic I saw Shutter Island last weekend. I was not disappointed. It’s far from the best film Marty has made, but it delighted me all the way through. I think the reviewers and such have gotten much too tied up in the idea of the “twist” rather than taking it for what it is (and I might add that what they see as the twist isn’t really the twist; this is a movie like The Sixth Sense in one regard: critics and viewers seemed to believe that the twist in that movie was that the Bruce Willis character was a ghost, but that didn’t escape any reasonably intelligent audience member right away, the real twist in that film was that the kid saw dead people). The photography is enough to commend this film.

I want to see The Crazies (I am a Romero freak and loved the original). I will not have time to do that this weekend, so I hope to get to it within the next week.

I really cannot talk about it yet, but I’m in the beginning stages of a massive new project that has me very excited. I hope to have some serious details about that soon.

Killer whales are pretty.

I am not at all certain how I feel about avocado .

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Beets

I am very excited by Trick with a Knife. We have some great contributors including me (yes, I’m great), P.H. Madore, Katie Moore, Caleb Ross, JMES Horn, and a lot more coming. A ton of names are getting ready to start blowing minds. But. . . we need more. We want you. That is, if you have something interesting to say about literature (or film, art, music) we want you. If you think you have something to offer email me at nathanctyree@gmail.com.

I’d also like to mention that I do not care for beets.

Guns?

Katie Moore will make you laugh over at Trick with a Knife. To any contributors who just got account info over there: I was sleepy and drunk, so if your username is weird or wrong don’t worry. When you post it will show your real name. Plus, I can recreate your account while sober and sane to fix it.

TWAK

Trick with a Knife (which is a double entendre) has a bunch of new contributors and is starting to get some cool shit going. Check it out.

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Eating my face

They rearranged the liquor store. I couldn’t find the bourbon and had to ask the college girl behind the counter for help. She explained that they had moved the items that people like to shoplift to the front. This meant that Scotch, Bourbon and Irish whiskeys (and whiskys) moved to the back. Everything good gets farther away. Time is like that.

I want to start a literary / Film / News / Opinion / Whatever blog with a bunch of contributors. I have a name and such. I would need a ton of people to contribute. None of us would make any cheddar, but those who contributed would get some exposure and the freedom to say anything. My biggest problem is that (although I would pay all the costs involved) I have little web design skills. It would be a blog with multiple users, each posting under their own name and with the ability for readers to leave comments and I don’t know how to do that. I wish someone would offer to help.

The machine wants me to do a full back up, but I don’t love it enough for that.

Do I have too many projects? Not if I want to live.

There is a smell I can’t figure out.

I want a buck fifty to not eat my face. I’ll eat my face for a buck seventy-five. Your face will cost two dollars. Your sister’s face I’ll eat for free. That’s just the way it is.

Misc

I plan to see Shutter Island tomorrow.

I’m working on a Saturday, which sucks.

Last night I wrote about five thousand words of something new, then completely re-wrote it. That felt good.

I have no poetry to offer.

I dreamed about Kafka’s hat last night.

I also dreamed about a car without brakes and a retaining wall.

I may have a big announcement soon.