S4TW: Taylor Swift, Montgomery Clift, and Halloween songs

October 31, 2014

NOTE FROM STU: This is our new weekly network feature.   It will talk about some stuff going on at Infinite Guest, and some stuff (a book, a band, a GIF, whatever) wholly unrelated that might benefit your weekend.  S4TW is shorthand for “something for the weekend.”  This can be hashtagged for more #viral #clicks, if you’re feeling up to it. 

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COOL INFINITE GUEST THING: Mike Rugnetta defines white noise on Reasonably Sound.  Baseball and cooking metaphors are used, and Taylor Swift’s accidental white noise smash, “Track 3,” is discussed.

MONTY GOT A RAW DEAL: The relationship between the doomed Montgomery Clift and Elizabeth Taylor is the focus of Karina Longworth’s You Must Remember This.  The part where she digs Clift’s broken teeth out of his throat to safe his life?  Oof.

OH YEAH BY THE WAY NO BIG DEAL OR NOTHIN’: But Molly Ringwald was on A Tiny Sense Of Accomplishment.

COOL NON-INFINITE GUEST THING: It’s Halloween.  Do you like Halloween songs, like “Thriller” or “Bela Lugosi’s Dead” or “Nightmare on My Street?” Good!  They’re fun!  Halloween’s fun!  If you would, though, when you’re making your playlist for this evening, please consider my personal favorite Halloween anthem by The Dream Syndicate, entitled, well, “Halloween.”