Le cul entre les deux chaises

An American Spaniard in France or: How I Learned to Make an Ass of Myself in Three Cultures

2012 The Year in Review


  • 255: posts to this here blog
  • 133: movies watched
  • 28: books read
  • 9: months straight I have published five things a week
  • 4: days I was sick enough to make note of it
  • 2: apartments lived in

The most popular Google search terms led people to the posts about Cinderella’s slipper actually being made of squirrel; a photo of a large Babybel cheese; a translation of the tattoo in The Grey. I have no idea how to respond to this information.

Enjoyable books of note:

OLD Live From New York, Tom Shales (2001) — an oral history of “Saturday Night Live.” Spoiler alert: Chevy Chase was always an ungrateful jerk.

NEW(er) The Passage, Justin Cronin (2010) — vampire fiction gets a classy treatment by a guy who can actually write and not just string pathetic monosyllables together. The sequel (The Twelve – not as original) came out this year and the ramp up to its publication is what alerted me to the series.


Roger Deakins is the best

Single best cinema moment — when the garage opened in Skyfall. I actually made a joyful sound in the theater.

Runner-up: the jellyfish fight scene in Skyfall.

Come to think of it, I’m going to give Skyfall the General Excellence in All Things Award. It was phenomenally good.


Author: le cul en rows

I'm an American Spaniard, living in France. I like to tell stories.

3 thoughts on “2012 The Year in Review

  1. Here, here to the general awesomeness of Skyfall (even if their vision of Macau is like nothing seen in reality.)

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