T-Shirt Tuesday - The only reason to leave the house...


Written on 4/29/2008 08:33:00 PM by Julia O'Keeffe

I need one!

But I don't know if I'd ever have an occasion to wear it...

The Internet Was Closed... - Threadless, Best T-shirts Ever

T-Shirt Tuesday: Homeland Security


Written on 4/29/2008 07:13:00 PM by Yvette St. John

Surfing around the web a while back, and I find a picture of Johnny Depp wearing this shirt...

And I LOVE it! (It probably doesn't hurt that I'm a huge Johnny Depp fan *wink*) Then randomly, the other day, Julia sends me a link where Jonathan Rhys Meyers is saying he admires JD's style....and specifically mentions this shirt!

Available for order HERE. As WestWindWorld says "no indigenous people were exploited in the making of this shirt"

Johnny Depp owns one. Jonathan Rhys Meyers wants one. What more needs to be said? ;)

Movie Monday - "Tangled"


Written on 4/28/2008 08:48:00 PM by Julia O'Keeffe

A younger Jonathan.

He tries to talk without his accent. It sounds...different.

Rachel Leigh Cook reminds me of a goldfish. Or a Kewpie doll.

Alan (JRM) believes in the "beauty of the impulsive act"

So he stands on the roof of a moving car:

He smooshes a Twinkie on her face and licks it off.
A relationship is born:
(I just like the shot of his tongue.)

His college friend is in love with RLC's character, Jenny. Tells her Alan is trouble. Much "so-called life" dialogue. You know, the incredibly articulate, poetic, tortured stuff that was all the rage in the early 90s.

Alan responds thusly:

(The dialogue for this scene: "Yes, this is my ass, and I figured since this is how you see me....the people at Kinkos were none too happy..." On a kite. LMAO!)

Jenny sets up camera to take portrait for photography class. Alan decides this is opportunity to strip down to nothing:

Although I can't upload that picture, the scene is here. NSFW!

After that - lot of shit goes down - betrayal, drama, etc.

Big love triangle.

It was so-so till the end.

At one point I thought, "Heh, it's like an R-rated after-school special"

The ending was pretty good. In a psychological thriller, dark, puzzle solving kinda way.

The more time that passes since I've seen it, the more I want to see it again.

RATING: 4/5 = Putting it on the To Buy list!

Movie Monday - "Cry-Baby"


Written on 4/28/2008 08:17:00 PM by Yvette St. John

In honor of the Broadway musical opening on April 25th, I decided to do a review of the 1990 John Waters cult classic - Cry-Baby.

Johnny Depp is Wade "Cry-Baby" Walker, an Elvis inspired character, in a Grease type-ish movie.

Square Allison meets Drape "Cry-Baby" getting the Polio vaccination

The Cry-Baby gang meets up with Wanda's mother leaving school:
"Now remember kids, always look both ways before crossing a street..."

The Cry-Baby Gang: Milton, Hatchet-Face, Cry-Baby, Pepper (Rikki Lake), and Wanda (Traci Lords).

The Whiffles: Baldwin - and the nameless 3 (if they have names I haven't got a clue what they are)

Taking singing in the car to a whole new level (Singing to Gee by the Crows to Allison)

After the gang heads home (to Turkey Point) they come upon Uncle Belvidere (Iggy Pop) taking a bath in a barrel.

During the Talent Show: Baldwin sees Allison as his bride...

But she sees nothing but Cry-Baby.

Cry-Baby goes to the Talent Show to get Allison. It was a long bike ride.

Just One Night of Fun...
"Our bazooms are our weapons...."

The Kiss "Watch. It's easy. You just..open your mouth...and I open mine...and we wiggle our tongues together." (Can JD come teach me??)

There's mayhem, fighting, court and then...
Playing guitar in juvenile detention on a tissue box

Cry-Baby hears disturbing news on the radio, and starts singing, instigating a "riot." Resulting in getting sprayed with a fire hose.

Attempting an escape Cry-Baby loses his pants....and ends up breaking into the juvie-barber.

Allison comes pleading for them to let her man go. Then: Look! A phone will break the glass!!

Baldwin (of the Whiffles) makes some nasty comments to Cry-Baby - who then challenges him to a game a chicken. "How 'bout you and me on TOP of the car?!"

...And a happy ending.

Some interesting facts from the movie extras:
Johnny Depp did this movie for a few reasons, John Waters (director) was one of his heroes, he loved the script, and it let him make fun of the image that he'd gotten doing 21 Jumpstreet (he hated that image).

Amy Locane (Allison) was 17 when she made this movie, and said that she'd kissed before, but not tons, so: "Johnny Depp pretty much taught me how to kiss. He was a really good kisser" :P (I'm jealous)

Johnny Depp does not sing in this movie. He lip syncs. And he was worried about the dance sequences: "I just don't dance. I don't get it. It's just not my thing." As the casting director put it "Johnny has two left feet, and is self-conscious of it."

While on set, the FBI came to arrest Traci Lords. Everyone on the set supported her, and said "Okay, where do we hide her." She was mortified by it. So everybody started saying "We've all been arrested....we've all been to jail." Almost every person on that set was arrested for something including: white slavery, grand theft auto, kidnapping, and even murder. JD was arrested for assault in Vancouver and said "I was in the pokey...for a few hours too many ;)"

I freakin' LOVE this movie. I had it for years on VHS, and wore out the tape. Finally bought it again on DVD. Definitely a must-see. Johnny Depp is great in it.

Fairs, Festivals & Foods - Oh My!


Written on 4/27/2008 01:42:00 AM by Yvette St. John

It’s finally spring! Birds are singing, snow has melted, rain is falling, my basement is flooding. It’s finally here! After a LONG winter, it’s most welcome too. I’m enjoying going outside without a 10lb coat, hat, gloves, and scarf. (It took me 20 minutes just to get all that on in the mornings!) Spring always puts me in mind of beautiful weather, playing with my dog, and the start of the fair and festival season.

I love fairs. I love festivals. During the season there’s one going on pretty much every weekend, and I usually end up at one twice a month. So much fun to be had in one place. Games to play – and yes, I know they’re rigged for you to lose, but that’s not the point – rides to ride, and my favorite part: The food!

A few years ago I went to the Wisconsin State Fair, for the first time even though I’ve lived in Wisconsin for my whole life. The food is the main attraction there…well that and the farm animal judging and auctions (although that’s not my cup of tea). So the food. That’s what I went for. Spent the whole day there, walking around, looking at food, eating food, smelling the food. Yep. It was great.

I’m sure the foods are different everywhere, but here in Wisconsin the foods tend to focus around three main staples: Meat, Cheese, and Dessert. Oh! Can’t forget the beer!

For the meat, you can get steak sandwiches, porkchop on a stick, burgers, gyros, bison burritos, corn-dogs, and of course beer brats. I had the best pulled pork sandwich there. Messy as heck, but hey, I wasn’t there to keep my hands clean.

Cheese is on everything there. It’s added to the meats, the baked potatoes, and the chili-cheese fries. Then you’ve got the cheese-on-a-stick. Pretty good, although nothing compares to my absolute favorite fair food. Fried cheese curds. Battered, gooey, salty, hot and awesome. My mouth waters just thinking about them, and I can’t wait to get to the first fair to order some.

The last main staple is dessert. I think a lot of these are pretty normal at fairs. Funnel cake, elephant ears, and ice cream. The best one, and the one that I usually get the most of are the cream puffs. I stood in line for over 20 minutes with 200 other people, waiting to get to one of 15 windows that were serving them. Zig-zaging through a mile long line to get a heavenly treat that melts in your mouth. The first time I ever had them I made the mistake of only getting one. Then had to go back and stand in line to get a six-pack to-go box.

I’m usually stuffed by the time the day’s over. And that’s fine. I don’t eat for the next few days, and it’s well worth it. I’m already looking for the schedule of the fairs for this year.

So if I visit someplace during fair season, be assured I’ll be there! What are some of your favorites? What’s an absolute must try?

What you're in for...


Written on 4/26/2008 12:21:00 AM by Y & J

Yvette: So, we were trying to decide on how to do the intro, but
Yvette: ran into a couple of .... shall we say, issues. ;)
Julia: Yeah...um...like we can't ever make decisions.
Yvette: Ever.
Yvette: Probably because we overthink things.
Yvette: And then do it all over again.
Julia: Except add to that, that we're total procastinators. So we put off the not-making of decisions.
Yvette: LOL. Very true.
Yvette: Why do today what we can put off until tomorrow?
Julia: Exactly. Except we really need to start posting here. No one wants to look at a blank page.
Yvette: Including us.
Julia: Especially us.
Julia: So...here's the intro post. Don't expect some eloquent, organized exposition on who we are or what we're about.
Yvette: Cuz you're not gonna get that.
Yvette: Oh, yeah. We tend to topic jump too. So when we do decide to do something, and do it now, then we keep getting off track.
Yvette: But at least we do it together - we have our own WiFi.
Julia: And if you like stream-of-consciousness thoughts, random video files, websites, observations on the world around us and info on all things Johnny Depp and Jonathan Rhys Meyers - you are SO in the right place.
Yvette: Oh absolutely!
Yvette: Because we'll cover all those topics and more
Yvette: I got a jar of dirt...
Julia: ...and guess what's inside it.
Yvette: Oh. Um. Sorry.
Yvette: Expect references to inane and funny things often.
Julia: And if you can't follow where it came from: ask.
Julia: We may or may not be able to give you that answer.
Yvette: With "may not" being a distinct possibility
Julia: Because, well, we live in our heads - (and each other's heads for that matter.) And because we've determined that real life...
Yvette: is overrated.