"Soderbergh is a busy guy. His four-hour Che Guevara biopic is about to be released, he’s just finished a whistleblower comedy-drama called The Informant starring Matt Damon, he’s preparing to make a Liberace biopic starring Michael Douglas, and his next project, The Girlfriend Experience, will be released simultaneously in theaters, on DVD, and on the HDNet movie channel.” [source]
Ally Sheedy invented the breakfast burrito in 1985. It consisted of Pixy Stix and Cap’n Crunch wrapped in bread which was recently denuded of its pimento loaf.
What if I told you there was a movie starring Johnny Depp with long hair? And Leonardo DiCaprio as a retarded kid? And Mary Steenburgen as a horny housewife? And Crispin Glover as a mortician? And a 500-pound woman? And John C. Reilly? You’d say too good to be true, wouldn’t you.
"In standard American English the word anymore is often found in negative sentences: They don’t live here anymore. But anymore is widely used in regional American English in positive sentences with the meaning ‘nowadays’: ‘We use a gas stove anymore.’ Its use, which appears to be spreading, is centered in the South Midland and Midwestern states, as well as in the Western states that received settlers from those areas.”
I feel like I hear this “nowadays” usage more and more frequently, and it weirds me out every time. I figured it was some regional quirk but now my mom is doing it, too. What the hell is going on around here.