Tag Archive: Lena Headey

  1. Tom Petty – How is it possible that this man keeps getting better and cooler every year?  And that timeless shag!  We’ll see you next month, Mr. Petty!  Please let us touch your hair. 
  2. Andrew Jackson’s hair – The word “mane” might be more accurate than “hair.”  Take a moment to examine a $20 bill.  Andy may be responsible for some atrocious pieces of American history (Trail of Tears, anyone?) but the awesomeness of his hair is indisputable. 
  3. Muse’s new single, “Neutron Star Collision” – With lyrics like “my love will be forever and we die, we die together,” it’s sexy and menacing!  What more could a girl want?
  4. Amanda Bynes – Will you be friends with us?  Please?
  5. Head vases – Someone told us recently that these were not “good art.”  Being possessed of apparently terrible taste in art, we’re fascinated by these intricate, bejeweled ladies (and the Civil War generals who love them).
  6. Lena Headey – It’s completely unfair that this woman gets better looking and more talented with age.  (Not unlike Fetch #1 up there.)  Sexy, funny, down to earth—can we be you, Lena?
  7. Historical reenactments – What’s more fun than people in period dress bringing the past alive with historically accurate costumes, slang, and story lines?  We are eagerly looking forward to the witch trial reenactments when we visit Salem this September!
  8. Christopher Guest mockumentaries With so many ridiculous characters and so much priceless dialogue, these films only get funnier with repeated viewings.
  9. Jane Lynch – Yes, Sue Sylvester is a character for the ages, but Jane Lynch steals every show she’s in, especially as a Witch in Nature’s Colors who used to make movies for mature audiences (wink). 
  10. The Mighty Boosh – You love it, you slag!   

I Might Be Wrong

K and I disagree about many things, yet we’ve somehow managed to stay friends over the years.  Lately, we’ve been discussing Vanilla Sky, and chiefly how K felt this movie stole two hours and sixteen minutes of her life, while I found it enjoyable and interesting.  Much is made of the baffling coexistence of couples with differing political beliefs.  How could they possibly live together, people wonder, let along fornicate and procreate?  This wouldn’t be much of a problem for me; I could and in fact do go days without engaging in any political discussions (to the eternal frustration of K).  However, I couldn’t go a single day without discussing pop culture.  It’s such an integral part of my existence that to remove it would be fatal. 

So, how is it that K and I are able to remain friends when we disagree on topics as fundamental as Tom Cruise movies (or, more accurately, Cameron Crowe movies)?  The answer is simple: I like Vanilla Sky.  I’m not madly in love with it.  Were we to disagree on something one of us loved, well, that’d be a different section of the bookstore all together.  When one of us is utterly taken with something in the world of pop culture and officially plant a flag in it to claim our allegiance, the other understands that this particular topic is now off limits for disagreement. 

This is when we get all Minnesotan and express our indifference through polite euphemisms.  “It’s really more your kind of thing than mine,” we’ll tactfully comment.  “Though I enjoyed the way it was shot/appreciated the score/liked the inventive liner notes.”  Ergo, I am allowed to insult the Cranberries to my heart’s content but under no circumstances may I utter blasphemy against Lena Headey.  K may express her lack of enjoyment during A Life Less Ordinary, but by friendship law she is forbidden from suggesting Ewan McGregor was anything less than wonderful in it.  It is through these simple measures that K and I can still be friends.  Should we run out of polite euphemisms and find ourselves facing the approaching dead end of disagreement, well then, we can always talk about the Smashing Pumpkins.