loving all over phil collins
there are so many things i love about this tumblrfest that molls and alex goldberg are doing here.
i will never forget a time when i went out with two minute ben (bless his heart) and he and a friend conversed, coherently, in nothing but phil collins song titles. it was probably one of the funniest things i'd ever witnessed. they went on for over half an hour. their ability to recall from memory so many songs in such a short amount of time was truly impressive. and strangely sexy. also, weird.
at one point even they seemed shocked by what they'd accomplished.
oh ben. i actually kind of miss that guy. we chat on gmail about once a week but he's teaching art history somewhere in london and lecturing in important museums and basically making art accessible. regaling folks with stories of gauguin and his child bride. he's one of the top three funniest people in my life. he looks like james mcavoy. a less-good-looking-but-still-super-cute james mcavoy. i have to say, though, that e-mailing with him is stressful. i'm not particularly funny but i get the feeling he thinks i'm much more clever than i actually am. i'd like to sustain his mis-perceptions of me for a long as humanly possible lest he deem me someone not worth enough to receive his hilarious missives. the pressure of crafting quick witty responses is sometimes too much to bear.
on an unrelated note: here here! to this list at jezebel though they completely lose me at #7. justin long? really? meh. ezra klein is lustworthy. and he cooks! and it looks like this has been fun for matt yglesias too. awwww!
and just got word about mike mussina! nooooo!!!