aliveandfullofjoy | This usually isn’t the first thing people think of when they think of Elaine Stritch, but one of my very favorite performances of hers will always be the finale to her brilliant one-woman show Elaine Stritch At Liberty, a heartfelt performance of the song ”Something Good.” The song, with music and lyrics by Richard Rodgers, was of course written for the 1965 film adaptation of The Sound of Music; where it’s boring and out of place there, here it is used with alarming and devastating poignancy. This is Elaine Stritch to me: a performer with a knack of selling any song, if it was the best of Sondheim or if she had to elevate the material, and making a deeply personal connection to it. Brava.
“The profuse pleasures of ‘Boyhood’ spring not from amazement but from recognition—from saying, Yes, that’s true, and that feels right, or that’s how it was for me, too.”—Anthony Lane on Richard Linklater’s twelve-year masterpiece:http://nyr.kr/U6Pgkk (via newyorker)
Look at that. LOOK AT IT. Pulled pork over fries with cheese curds. Its like staring into the FACE OF GOD and he tells you YOU ARE WORTHY OF EATING ME.
Oh my god, is that…? YES IT IS: Japanese curry chicken over yukon gold fries!!! Salty, Spicy, Sweet, Umami…what is this?! A FIFTH FLAVOUR?!?! The best elements of every flavour combine to unlock the ULTIMATE FORM OF TASTE INCARNATE: poutine.
Have you ever eaten something so incredible you cried? Meet duck confit poutine: self-actualization as food. You are special, you are loved, you are worthy, you are wanted…and poutine has brought you there.
Behold: classic poutine. Deceivingly simple. You’d never know a life changing experience was just a bite away.
If you could capture the human condition—love, loss, joy, sadness, ecstasy, pokemon—into food, you would have a recipe for classic poutine.
What I’m saying is: you have not lived until you’ve poutine.