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Posted on 23 May 2011

Enjoy Being a Boy

It says a lot when a website makes you wish you were a man, even if only for a moment. Urban Daddy makes being a dude seem so down-right glamourous, I might stop praying that I get to own a pair of Jimmy Choo's someday.

Not really.

Whether it is its sleek, black visage, devil-may-care demeanor, or the fact that the site has a great deal sponsorship from liquor companies, this site is defintely worth spending some time on.

Urban Daddy offers tips, trends and daily newsletters that keeps a finger on the pulse of happenings around town--in whatever town you are in.

Make sure you click on the Dashboard and check out their interactive graphics.

(Spoiler warning: You might not feel as good about the burbs as you did before you hit this site.)


The Tree of Life

Tree_of_LifeI have seen the trailer for Terrence Mallick's The Tree of Life and it seemed, hmmn, how should I say this? As I see it can go two ways–

it might be life-changing...
or it might be boring.

However the film turns out (and I will go see it) the website is visionary. In all truthfulness, it is the website that makes me want to see it--not the trailer. I have already had a taste of Brad Pitt's war-time southwestern vibe in Inglorious Basterds--and fear I may be in for it again.

I was living in L.A. when the The Thin Red Line came out and was all the talk among my movie-loving, industry-employed, and wishing-to-be-indutstry-employed friends. But even then I got the feeling that few really liked the movie--they just knew they were "supposed" to–because to not like the movie meant you were intellectually inferior. (Something about saying that out in the open is extraordinarily rewarding.) It makes me wonder if a talent like Terrence Mallick would feel gratified in knowing he pulled one over on the mass public, or if he'd be alienated by it, or if he is just looking for answers to bigger questions and film than it is where it plays out.

I'll give the movie the benefit of the doubt and go see it . And if I don't like it?

I'll come home filled with all sorts of questions about myself and my intellectual chops ("Maybe I just didnt't get it?" ) and browse around it's magnificient website.