Monday, June 15, 2009

Whit Stillman's "The Last Days of Disco" on DVD

I found out tonight that Whit Stillman's third movie, The Last Days of Disco, is finally being rereleased on DVD. If you are familiar with this movie then you already know that it has been out of print for some time, resulting in huge mark-ups ($100+ per DVD) on and Ebay for versions that will play on US DVD players. It appears that it will be released by The Criterion Collection and is available for pre-order on Amazon right now. You'll have to be patient, though, since the release date isn't until August 25th of this year. Having read the book last year (which is basically a novelized version of the movie script) but having never seen the movie, I am quite excited about this. Awesome.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

A Year Down South

This past Thursday was the first year anniversary (or birthday?) for this blog. I wanted to thank all of my readers, both those who read it (or check it) on a consistent basis, as well as those who happen to stumble upon it by other ways. I appreciate those of you who have stuck with me in spite of the terrible job I do updating it on a regular basis. Also, thanks to everyone who contributes with comments. I really enjoy reading them, and think that they help to make the stuff that I writer better. Anyways, thanks again.

In the News: Iran Elections

Iran on Fire

I saw this link on a friend's Facebook page, and found it pretty fascinating. Be sure to go watch some of the videos of protestors that are on the page; they are pretty incredible and hopefully will spell an end for Iran's regime at some point.

Photos from this site.

Monday, June 1, 2009

Regimental NATO straps on the cheap

Inspired by a post on a time to get, I Googled "nato regimental straps" and was rewarded where they are offering NATO straps in regimental patterns, in both 18 and 20 mm, for $14 a piece. This is a steal when you considering that J. Press sells them for $30 ($21.75 when on sale) and RLT Watches sells them for significantly more when you factor in shipping and pounds to dollars conversion rate. This is really a great deal; I can't wait to pick some up myself.

Brooks Brothers luggage follow-up

Based on a comment by Lottie on my recent post about Brooks Brother's new Hartmann luggage line, I did check out Brooks' Spazzolato line. Indeed, Lottie was correct that that is some great looking luggage; better even than the Globe-Trotter line, and with prices starting at $2,500, the price certainly fits the part.

Thanks again to Lottie for pointing this out.

**Note: Please note that I have never even considering purchasing luggage anywhere approaching four digits in price. Maybe one day...