JESUS CHRIST. I love her so.
Robert Towne: I wanted something that would really shock you and make you feel that the capacity for really cruel violence was always lurking there. The snip of a man’s nostrils is an act of violence that appeals to the viewers imagination, which is, “Jesus Christ, that must hurt!” Then Roman didn’t allow his leading man to recover from this little nose nick. He plastered that Band-Aid across Jack’s face, with the stitches in it, and he lived with it throughout the lecture. People said, “That’s a hell of a thing to do to a leading man. That’s stupid!” But it added credibility. If you get hurt, you don’t recover so quick. Also, you’ve got that thing about being nosy and being a private detective and having your nose slashed.
Bless you, Internet.
GQ: There’s a video of you giving advice to young girls, but what’s the most important piece of wisdom you’d share with a son?
Jon Hamm: I don’t know, honestly. Boys are obviously very different than girls. I used to be a teacher, and herding eighth grade children around a classroom is tricky enough, but boys are particularly tricky. So mostly my advice is just to stop talking and be nicer, because they can be both loud and super, super annoying. I don’t know…I’m from the Midwest—being polite goes a long way with me.
GQ: Right, that’s some advice that could also apply to grown-ups.
Jon Hamm: Well, “stop talking” could apply to everybody.
STOP TALKING. Hear hear.
Dressing down, when the occasion is worthy, is too sorry to contemplate. I’d rather have one decent dress that I washed every night in the sink than wear polyester.
Lately, I’ve been intrigued by the story of Gerald and Sara Murphy, the glorious Jazz Age expatriates and influences on the work of Fitzgerald and Hemingway. I found one photograph of Sara, sitting on the beach at Antibes with her long pearls slung over one shoulder. Soon after, Estate Jewels posted a picture of a sixty-four-inch strand of thirty-year-old Chanel pearls. I bought them to wear with my swimsuit in California next week. Studied observation and selective emulation is how I’ve learned everything that I know.
“Mike, I was in a real dilemma,” joked Clinton. “I have pantsuits in nearly every color – except purple.” — Hillary Clinton Sports Mardi Gras Sunglasses at Swearing In Ceremony
I love her I love her I love her
I LOVE HER
Back in 1978, when Steve Martin released his sophomore album, Wild and Crazy Guy, he made this video for the sales team at WB Records. 34 years later, it’s available for the unwashed masses to watch for the first time.