So I watched The Long, Long Trailer (yes there’s a comma in there) with my dad yesterday. It was goofy but fun. I was, of course, eagerly anticipating the scene where all the dishes got broken &c. but guess what, THERE ISN’T ONE. In the scene he’s clearly referring to, Lucy is in the trailer while Ricky-I-mean-Desi is driving, because she wants to make dinner on the road so they don’t have to be all worn out and hungry by the time she gets it ready when they’ve stopped driving. And she’s all falling all over the place, and food is falling all over the place, but NO DISHES. I guess you could say it’s implied that dishes are breaking because everything else is sliding around, but I was expecting to see a huge comical crash of them explicitly shown, and that totally doesn’t happen. I’M SO DISILLUSIONED.
So Ant has “Linnell” as a saved search on eBay and every once in awhile he’ll show me things like this and I ALWAYS WANT THEM SO BAD but they’re always way more than I can justify on spending for something so indirectly related. WHO BESIDES ME WANTS TO BUY RANDOM-ASS THINGS THAT SAY “LINNELL”? WHO? Also, CAN I GO STAY AT THIS MOTEL PLZ? I’m sure there are…lots of exciting reasons to visit Rumford, Maine.
You know the Birdhouse video? Yeh, it was shot at the Surrogate’s Court/Hall of Records, and that place is just a biiiiiiiiiit fancy.
This is the sculpture that the title of Indestructible Object comes from. It’s by Man Ray. It was originally called “Object to Be Destroyed” BUT THEN THESE GUYS DESTROYED IT. So he made 100 more. I saw one of them at a museum and was planning to write a poem called “Indestructible Object” cos sometimes I steal titles from things but THEN THOSE JOHN BASTARDS BEAT ME TO IT. I guess I could still write something called “Object to Be Destroyed,” though.