The only GIF you need to see from yesterday’s dedication of the George W. Bush Center for Kids Who Can’t Read Good and Wanna Learn to Do Other Stuff Good Too (Hats off to Jezebel).
John Powers on the new documentary Room 237 about obsessive fans of Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining:
[F]anatics are the subject of Rodney Ascher’s Room 237, a very enjoyable documentary about five Kubrickeans obsessed with wildly different hidden meanings of his 1980 film, The Shining. Where you may think it’s merely a horror story — remember that blood flooding out of the elevator? — these devotees argue that Kubrick’s movie is really about more than a writer going homicidally bonkers. For one, it’s about the genocide against Native Americans; for another, it’s about the Holocaust; yet another says the film is Kubrick’s admission that he helped fake footage of the Apollo 11 moon-landing.
In the interest of service, I sought out a few of the best in the desk-lunching world, and asked them for help in compiling this definitive guide to desk-lunching, which may be applicable for dinner, too, depending on the extent of your workaholism: The Definitive Guide to Eating Lunch at Your Desk - Jen Doll - The Atlantic Wire
Photo: Flickr/JR Conlin
My keyboard is full of crumbs from my desk-eating messes. =0( — tanya b.
Modern interpretation of “life is what happens to you when you’re busy making other plans.” -L