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Buster Keaton, one of the iconic comics of olde brought into new life in Vanity Fairs shoot. In the Aprill 2009 issue, a similar portrait is shot wit Jason Segel.

Buster Keaton, one of the iconic comics of "olde" brought into new life in Vanity Fair's shoot. In the Aprill 2009 issue, a similar portrait is shot with Jason Segel.

I’m not normally that big of a Vanity Fair person. I don’t have anything against it in particular, it’s just not my glossy of choice. Nevertheless, when my fiance emailed me this Huffington Post article about the new Vanity Fair Legends of Comedy, I responded with, “Can we PLEASE buy this and FRAME IT?!”

Needless to say, it’s pretty awesome. I think the folks over at VF do have the edge when it comes to creative photography. And I really love the guys they’re spotlighting in this feature too.

During the past couple of months I have become hooked on CBS’s “How I Met Your Mother,” which was almost directly preceded by my unexpected enjoyment of Forgetting Sarah Marshall. I will even admit to liking Superbad at least a little.

And although it’s outside of the Judd Apatow arsenal, I have to say I am REALLY excited about the upcoming I Love You, Man, featuring my two favorite VF funny men.

So check out the awesome video about the photo shoot, and if you want to hear a great story about Judd Apatow and how he’s sticking around for a while, check out this bit from NPR’s All Things Considered last April. Enjoy.

And I wanted to run an image from Vanity Fair’s April photo shoot highlighting today’s great comics in yesterday’s awesome poses. But clearly I don’t want to take anyone’s work and call it my own, so just check out the totally kickass slideshow on VF.com.


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A new look, a new life

I got engaged about a month ago… to be exact it was 41 days ago, minus about 5 hours. And it was fantastic. So needless to say I’m looking at some pretty big changes in my life, with graduating and finding a real job and getting married. I’m hoping for a geographical change too, even though right now I’m not sure if that will be toward NYC for publishing, toward Asheville for a hippe-esque life of mountainous bliss, or toward the West Coast for a lifestyle transformation I can’t possibly imagine. Who knows?

This Lent season I gave up television, which I realize now was a fantastic decision. I read a lot during those six and a half weeks, and since Easter I’ve spent much too much time watching CSI and the like. I enjoy them because they’re interesting and yet not too engaging. So I turn them on for background noise and end up watching for several hours. I’m hoping this will stop now that my roommate has taken the futon out of my room. I’ve also discovered that when I feel like watching TV I would really much rather listen to NPR. Yep, I’ve become one of those people that begins every sentence with, “So I heard this thing on NPR…” Instant plus in the dorkdom department.

I’ve also been watching a lot of movies this semester. I’ve been taking a class about identity in European cinema and have watched I-don’t-even-know-how-many films for that. Plus I’ve been writing film reviews for The Daily Tar Heel, so that adds another one or two films each week. You learn a lot, watching so many films and reading so many books — not that that’s any sort of profound statement, I have just come to appreciate my rediscovery of it all.

This week I discovered (without the ‘re,’ because I’m being honest) the music of Joe Strummer and The Clash with the film Joe Strummer: The Future is Unwritten. For a full review you’ll have to wait until Thursday’s issue of the DTH. But I will say that the film was fantastic and quite eye opening, and I just bought the whole soundtrack. Like the film, the soundtrack is arranged in a sort of radio-show style, using recordings from Strummer’s New Hour show.

This month has been about learning to appreciate what’s out there, and learning how much there is left to discover.

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