DICK VAN DYKE: We used to break up laughing. We had a terrible time that first year, looking at each other on set and starting to laugh. And a psychologist told me that’s a sign of attraction.
MARY TYLER MOORE: It’s sexual tension, and that’s how you release it.
Joel Meyerowitz - Dune Grass, House, Truro (1984)
The improbable, intimate account of how nine working-class boys from the American West showed the world at the 1936 Olympics in Berlin what true grit really meant. http://powells.us/1tXaY7t
•••••¡¡ MoMA Teens 20K Giveaway !!•••••
In celebration of our rapidly-approaching 20,000th follower, MoMA Teens will be giving away the following summer art prizes to one lucky reblogger:
-3 pairs of limited-edition MoMA Teens sunglasses (green, blue, & pink)
-Dick Blick hardcover sketchbook (5 1/2 x 8 1/2”)
-2 8x10” reusable silk screens (w/ 2 squeegees)
-One jar (8 oz) of violet colored fabric ink
-$10 iTunes giftcard
-2 back-issues of People Magazine (1990)
-One small linocut block
-Two 3-D printed MoMA Teens plastic figurines
-One BFFA3AE x MoMA Teens Poster (from an edition of 100)
-InstaMorph moldable plastic
-A complete set of mini-MoMA reproductions (feat. art by Willem de Kooning, Jean Michel Basquiat, Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso, Felix Gonzales-Torres, Francis Bacon, and more)
Reblog for your chance to win!!! We’ll choose a winner when we hit 20K! (Soon!)
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"There are a handful of shows I ask everyone I talk to about television if they have seen: The Wire, Mad Men, Friday Night Lights. But when I ask them if they’ve watched and loved Friday Night Lights, what I mean is are you my kind of person? Are you all heart? Are you bothered by this 21st-century lack of earnestness, our abundance of irony? Do you wonder how we forgive and coach ourselves to do better? How we can strive again for valor and loyalty and daring and redemption?
I fear we are defaulting to needless negativity as some kind of social currency. But Friday Night Lights is the most earnest show I’ve ever watched. Not sentimental, however: these characters aren’t perfect. In fact, this show is incredibly astute at allowing humans to have stratums of complexity: to have character and occasionally act without it, and then to live in the mire of their own dumb choices. Do I adore Coach? Yes. Do I think, as Tammy says, he is a molder of men and a husband of fierce devotion? Absolutely. Do I also think he can also be a self-involved, sexist prick who values his career over his wife’s? No question.
Regardless of the scale of the battle, the stakes in Friday Night Lights are rarely phony or contrived. It’s about winning games, sure, but its scope far exceeds that. This is a show that tests and reflects commitment not just on the football field, but back in the locker room. And in Street’s rehab room, and Saracen’s grandmother’s living room, and Julie’s bedroom, and eventually out to Luke’s farm and Tim’s prison and Tammy’s dream in Philadelphia. This commitment is not about obligation, but something more sacred. Duty. The hidden gale that blusters and grows within us and makes us yearn to give someone else exactly what they need.”
—Erica Cantoni on Friday Night Lights (Bright Wall/Dark Room, Issue #14, July 2014)
Summer storms make for some amazing photos from America’s public lands. Clouds moved moved fast over the Flathead River in Glacier National Park last night.
Photo: National Park Service