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“I just say I’m not brain dead any more.”

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05052008_davidmamet.jpgA survey of who’s been saying what:

“I don’t even say I’m not a liberal. I just say I’m not brain dead any more. I just want to consider the other guy’s point of view. It’s a wonderful lesson for me to learn so late in life.”
       —David Mamet on his March Village Voice essay “Why I Am No Longer a ‘Brain-Dead Liberal'” (which you can find here), at the Boston Globe

“I like Frank Rich a lot. I know him. I like the whole editorial. I am not eager to have an obituary written for my film before the film appears in theaters.”
       —Errol Morris on Frank Rich’s April New York Times editorial (which you can find here), at the Boston Phoenix

“I like to eat egg salad sandwiches.”
       —David Lynch on his New York routine, at the New York Observer

“I don’t know what the f..k they are talking about. I went out more since there was no reason to stay at home. Not a big deal. I think they were looking for some new development to introduce into the Harrison Ford story, so they went for that and the appearance of an earring was enough for them to generate the whole mid-life crisis thing.”
       —Harrison Ford on not having a midlife crisis, at the Australian

“In a weird way, it’s looking more like a sequel to ‘Pan’s Labyrinth’ than ‘Hellboy’ — it’s ‘Pan’s Labyrinth’ on speed. For the first time, it feels like both aspects of [Guillermo del Toro]’s career have merged.”
       —Producer Lloyd Levin on “Hellboy II: The Rise of the Golden Army,” at the LA Times

[Photo: David Mamet talks to Chiwetel Ejiofor on the set of “Redbelt,” Sony Classics, 2008]

+ ‘Redbelt’ master (Boston Globe)
+ Photo op? (Boston Phoenix)
+ David Lynch Talks About Twin Peaks, World Peace and His Love of New York Deli Food (NY Observer)
+ The accidental hero (The Australian)
+ Guillermo del Toro dreams big on ‘Hellboy II: The Rise of the Golden Army’ (LA Times)

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The Best Of The Last

Portlandia Goes Out With A Bang

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The end is near. In mere days Portlandia wraps up its final season, and oh what a season it’s been. Lucky for you, you can watch the entire season right now right here and on the IFC app, including this free episode courtesy of Subaru.

But now, let’s take a moment to look back at some of the new classics Fred and Carrie have so thoughtfully bestowed upon us. (We’ll be looking back through tear-blurred eyes, but you do you.)

Couples Dinner

It’s not that being single sucks, it’s that you suck if you’re single.

Cancel it!

A sketch for anyone who has cancelled more appointments than they’ve kept. Which is everyone.

Forgotten America

This one’s a “Serial” killer…everything both right and wrong about true crime podcasts.

Wedding Planners

The only bad wedding is a boring wedding.

Disaster Hut

It’s only the end of the world if your doomsday kit doesn’t include rosé.

Catch up on Portlandia’s final episodes on demand and at

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Your Portlandia Personality Test

The New Portlandia Webseries Is Going Your Way

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Carrie and Fred understand that although we have so much in common, we’re each so beautifully unique and different. To help us navigate those differences, Portlandia has found an easy and honest way to embrace our special selves in the form of a progressive new traffic system: a specific lane for every kind of driver. It’s all in honor of the show’s 8th and final season, and it’s all presented by Subaru.

Ready to find out who you really are? Match your personality to a lane and hop on the expressway to self-understanding.

Lane 10: Trucks Piled With Junk

Your junk is falling out of your trunk. Shake a tail light, people — this lane is for you.

Lane 33: Twins

You’re like a Gemini, but waaaay more pedestrian. Maybe you and a friend just wear the same outfits a lot. Who cares, it’s just twinning enough to make you feel special.

Lane 27: Broken Windows

Bad luck follows you around and everyone knows it. Your proverbial seat is always damp from proverbial rain. Is this the universe telling you to swallow your pride? Yes.

Lane 69: Filthy Cars

You’re all about convenience. Getting your car washed while you drive is a no-brainer.

Lane 43: Newly Divorced Singles

It’s been a while since you’ve driven alone, and you don’t know the rules of the road anymore. What’s too fast? What’s too slow? Are you sending the right signals? Don’t worry, the breakdown lane is nearby if you need it.

Still can’t find a lane to match your personality? Check out all the videos here. And see the final season of Portlandia this spring on IFC.

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Last-Minute Holiday Gift Guide

Hits from the '80s are on repeat all Christmas Eve and Day on IFC.

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