An Exhaustively Complete Food Tour of ‘Seinfeld’

Originally posted on Flavorwire:


Seinfeld’s magical nihilism seems to reach its peak with the juxtaposing of serious dramas — deaths, break-ups, deaths that are a convenient substitute for break-ups (RIP Susan) — with trivialities, the most common of which involve foodstuffs. The show’s gastronomical leaning is often, itself, toward the aggrandizing of the trivial: the gravity with which a food group that can only be described as “light nibbles” is dissected by the characters usually far outweighs that with which they approach larger meals, relationships, friendship, and, just generally: life.

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Lizzie Borden and the ghosts that linger behind her

Originally posted on Horror Made:

Lizzie Borden

Lizzie Borden took an axe

And gave her mother forty whacks.

When she saw what she had done,

She gave her father forty-one.

Way back in the day, August 4, 1892 to be exact, two horrendous murders took place in Fall River Massachusetts. Andrew and Abbey Borden were brutally murdered in their home by someone wielding a hatchet that chopped their heads into tiny messy bits. All signs pointed to one of their daughters, the infamous Lizzie Borden. She had the means, the motive, and her alibis were as solid as jello.

The Borden Homestead

Leading up to the murders there had been a fair amount of turmoil with the wealthy family. Andrew Borden was handing out parcels of land to extended family members and the two daughters, Lizzie and Emma Borden where non-too-thrilled with their father’s decisions. On the day the murders occurred the uncle, John, had…

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All Hail the Mother: The Book and Film of “Harvest Home”

Originally posted on Goddess of Hellfire:

As I promised in my last post on the classic silent film Häxan, I am going to continue my more general “Creepy Scenes” series in addition to my new silent films one. To that end, this post will return to the horror of the 1970s, which is probably my favorite decade for horror films. And though I will be discussing a film, I’m actually more interested here in the book and the changes that were made from page to screen. There will be lots of spoilers, so you have been duly warned.


I had been wanting to read Thomas Tryon’s HarvestHome for quite a while, but had somehow never gotten around to it. I adored his 1972 book The Other, and the film adaptation of it is one of my favorite horror films of the decade. A few weeks ago, I was reading a post in a…

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