today at Fayes we're going to teach you how to make a jack-o-lantern:
This age old tradition was started in Norway when to celebrate the first . The folklore goes, that a village in a northern island off of Norway was having trouble with a monster that kept eating their pumpkin patches in October, the village decided to carve scary faces in them to keep the monster at bay, and it worked but then the village realized they had destroyed their pumpkin patch in the effort to save it. kind of like what's happening to our economy.
1) get a pumpkin
some people think that you have to get the perfect pumpkin to make the perfect Jack-o-lantern, this is untrue. Get the ugliest, moldiest, grossest pumpkin you can find. if it has holes in it, great, one less to carve in later.
2) cut a hole in the top of the pumpkin
3) Don't bother scooping out the icky, it's a waste of time
4) get a bunch of firecrackers, like 4 pounds of them...better make it 6
5) put fire crackers in hole in pumpkin and light.
You know the one... A test pilot is granted a mystical green ring that bestows him with
otherworldly powers, as well as membership into an intergalactic
squadron tasked with keeping peace within the universe. With that guy from The Proposal, Peter Sarsgaard with a molestache and eye candy Blake Lively.
In Treatment, Season 3
Did you know that In Treatment is based on a successful Israeli television series called BeTipul?
A comedy centered around a foul-mouthed, junior high teacher who, after
being dumped by her sugar daddy, begins to woo a colleague -- a move
that pits her against a well-loved teacher. Cameron Diaz in short shorts.
Set in Middle America, a group of teens receive an online invitation for
sex, though they soon encounter fundamentalists with a much more
sinister agenda. Directed by Kevin Smith and starring Oscar winner (for The Fighter) Melissa Leo and John Goodman.
Beats Rhymes and Life: the Travels of a Tribe Called Quest
'A Tribe Called Quest' broke up in 1998, but they are still recognized as one of the most respected and
commercially successful groups in hip hop's history.
Michael Rapaport documents the inner workings and behind the scenes
drama that follows the band to this day.
Halloween is just around the corner, what are you gonna be...slutty nurse, slutty vampire slutty pirate? BORING come on, you can do better than that. Here's a list of 3 inspirational costumes your friends will wish they though of:
1) Hunter S. Thompson, in Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (it's a bit pricey, but worth every penny.)
what you'll need:
-cigarette hold (cigarettes optional)
-blue blocker sun glasses
-6 grams of cocaine
-24 ounces of mescaline
-13 LSD tabs
-9 ounces of marijuana
-15 grams of horse tranquilizers
-and 4 more grams of cocaine
your friends are gonna love you at night and hate you in the morning, watch out for giant lizard people!
2) Beethoven (the dog, not the composer)
what you'll need:
-find a large dog like Beethoven, I forgot what he is, Burmese water dog or something,
-wear running shoes, because you will be chased by angry mobs of San Francisco dogs lovers.
3) George Clooney
Sure it's easy to be an outrageous character like Mike Myers as Austin Powers, find a purple suit, pair of glasses, shaggy wig, bad teeth, call it a night, someone that has a certain unmistakable look, but is sooooo easy to replicate and that's been done a thousand different ways a thousand different times, what about dressing up as an actor. This is applicable to just about any actor, I just thought I'd choose George Clooney, because my mom has a major crush on him.
what you'll need to do:
-fly to LA
- make an appointment with facial reconstruction plastic surgeon, Dr. Babak Azizzadeh -give him an 8x10 gloss of George Clooney - imagine how much you wouldn't ever in your wildest dreams pay for a suit...now double that. -ok, now buy it. it doesn't have to fit, just get the thing. -avoid all cell phone calls, because it's your bank, you probably only have a few weeks to live before they come after you and repossess all your possessions, family and organs. we'll get how to evade them in a bit, get back to San Francisco, have a blast looking like George Clooney, but be aware, because your friends won't believe it's you (yeah, Dr. Azizzadeh is that good) so they'll just think it's the real George Clooney, they'll go ape and not understand why an A list star is hanging out with them asking if they wanna get shots at the 500 club. You'll end up walking around with a mob of people asking for stuff and pictures with them giving the camera thumbs up, you'll have to go to the one place that people can accept you. yes, LA. -go to LA, you'll get off the plane. People will stare, but just smile and give a head nod, good. -run to the taxi, the credit card companies are on to you, they've contacted Dr. Azzizadeh, they know your a George Clooney double, they've got agents at all the airport terminals - take the second cab you find, the first always has an agent in it. Good, okay, go to George Clooeny's estate. I don't know where it is, but maybe get one of those "maps of the stars" on Rodeo or Hollywood blvd, or something, I don't, you're smart, find it quick!) - now, if you're a pro this won't be hard; walk up to the Clooney estate, wave to the security guard, he's gonna talk into his wrist and have one of those curly white wires in his ear, make fun of his wife, break the tension, people like it when you make fun of their wife. he laughs, and opens the giant golden gate, you're in! - quickly walk, don't run, up the steps, through the front door, -the dogs, damn those dogs, they know, the can smell your San Francisco scent, they know you're not the real Clooney, lock them in the closet or something. -The maid says she thought you went to the studio to rehearse for the week to film Evita 2 with Julia Roberts, tell her you forgot something and not to be so nosey, then insult her wife,..YES! it works again! - wait in the bedroom and find the sharpest, heaviest thing you can, wait...wait until he gets home. -kill George Clooney...what you didn't see this coming? - Pay some thugs to ship the body to your credit card company. -assume his identity, learn about his mannerisms, what his favorite color is all that stuff, have Dr. Azzizadeh and everyone in his office killed, you're Clooney, you can do anything, just be charming and suave about it -now that that's all taken care of, go to that really A-list Halloween party in Hollywood or Brentwood or whatever dressed as a kitty cat, because that would be so funny if you dressed as George Clooney dressed as a kitty cat. You can be all: "I'm George Clooney and I'm a kitty cat."
"Through screengrabs and current photographs, the awesome site Reel SF tracks the exact location of several classic movies shot in our fair
city, taking viewers on a tour, neighborhood by neighborhood, through
scenes from Dark Passage (1947), The Lady From Shanghai (1947), The House On Telegraph Hill (1951), Vertigo (1958), Bullitt (1968),
and many more! The best part: It's not only flash-back images that the
site provides, but stunning Then and Now comparisons of the exact places
scenes took place." (from refinery29.com)
Awesome! Now we can finally recreate the chase scene from Bullitt shot for shot!
Documentary on horseman Buck Brannaman, the original horse whisperer.
A man and his best friend (a terminally ill dwarf hamster) take a bicycle tour of the US.
An overweight and awkward boy in a small town struggles to find his way through high school. John C. Riley co-stars.
Tree of Life
The impressionistic story of a Texas family in the 1950s. Directed by Terrence Malick and starring Brad Pitt, Jessica Chastain, and Sean Penn.
Steve is asked by The Observer to tour the country's finest
restaurants, but after his girlfriend backs out on him he must take his
best friend and source of eternal aggravation, Rob Brydon. Starring Steve Coogan.
A modern Dr. Doolittle/romantic comedy starring Kevin James and Rosario Dawson. Talking zoo animals!
So often we have conversations with customers about movies. That's right, while drinking our coffees we talk about movies. I am always surprised how often people will not be interested in seeing a movie because a certain actor/actress is in it. Have you seen "The Switch"*, nope you hate Jennifer Aniston. How about "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind"? Nope, you hate Jim Carey (which I totally understand, but that movie is F'ing incredible).
While I had my morning coffee today, I was thinking about the tower swap that needed to happen and what I was going to put up. Another polarizing actor came to mind, and for myself I often either love or hate his movies. Honestly I don't know if it is that dependent on him, or that while growing up I was forced to go see fighter planes at the air show every year. (a possible reason I cringe when I see "Top Gun"). I was surprised to learn that he has only been in 37 movies, Which I guess is a lot, how many of them have you seen? How many have you loved? And Hated? Let's have coffee and talk about it...
and try to forget that this moment ever happened...