Tingle Alley

Sep 21

She walks in sneezes, like the blight.

Sep 19

The Original Gone Girl -

longform:

On Daphne du Maurier and her novel, Rebecca.

Carrie Frye | Gawker |

The Original Gone Girl: On Daphne du Maurier and Her Rebecca

Du Maurier called the house her “rat-filled ruin.” It wasn’t hyperbole. Rats, dozens of them, scuttled along the house’s floors at night. Bats flit in and out. It was freezing, too, even by the stoic standards of the time, and damp, with a hard, nipping cold rising off the sea. Scarves and hats were routinely worn indoors.
— I wrote about Daphne du Maurier and the Manderley estate she bought with her Rebecca $ at the new Gawker Review of Books! It was so much fun to write—I’ve loved du Maurier forever and wanted to write about her life since coming across this picture of her last year.

Sep 16

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'Through The Forest' by Alex G Griffiths
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'Through The Forest' by Alex G Griffiths

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Badly (or Awesomely) Lip-Read Bollywood GIFs

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Sep 12

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angry bats'Northumberland Bestiary', London ca. 1250-1260.
LA, J. Paul Getty Museum, MS. 100, fol. 37r

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'Northumberland Bestiary', London ca. 1250-1260.

LA, J. Paul Getty Museum, MS. 100, fol. 37r

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Sep 11

Took the dog to the vet this morning and somewhere during the visit began to take obscure satisfaction when the techs (who were great) would say in a knowledgeable, off-hand way things like “she’s a bleeder” and “she always has a reaction to shots” and “wow, it’s been a few months since we saw you!” It’s like having custodianship of a 7-pound hemophiliac Russian princeling.

A still from last night’s David Lynch-directed Duran Duran film. (I still wish Herzog had directed instead.)

A still from last night’s David Lynch-directed Duran Duran film. (I still wish Herzog had directed instead.)

Sep 10

Hungry Like The Volf

I met my friend Lori tonight to see the new Duran Duran concert film directed by David Lynch (one night, one showing only!). She told me that she kept getting confused this week and telling people that it was directed by Werner Herzog, which is, it turns out, really easy to construct. “Here is master vocalist Simon LeBon” and “Duranies come from near and far” and “like a volf, we are hungry.” Also, at one point, Werner’d maybe track down bitter Andy Taylor at his village pub and make him listen to anecdotes about Klaus Kinski.

It was a lot of fun. There were only 20 or so people in the theater besides us, and Lori pointed out how like junior high it felt—to be slouched in a seat eating Junior Mints with one of your friends, watching Duran Duran videos, while the rest of the world’s off doing something else.

Sep 09

thebegats:

"Keeping up with the Joneses" is said to have originated in reference to Edith Wharton’s great aunts on her father’s side. ”The Jones family history was marked by bitterness, greed, self-interest, and favoritism,” themes that recur in Wharton’s writing, Carol Singleton argues.
(Thanks to Carrie — tinglealley — for the Wharton genealogy tutorial!)

EDITH!!!

thebegats:

"Keeping up with the Joneses" is said to have originated in reference to Edith Wharton’s great aunts on her father’s side. ”The Jones family history was marked by bitterness, greed, self-interest, and favoritism,” themes that recur in Wharton’s writing, Carol Singleton argues.

(Thanks to Carrie — tinglealley — for the Wharton genealogy tutorial!)

EDITH!!!