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Episode 91: The JV Club
Annie Lapin
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The JV Club #91: Annie Lapin

Just hear those sleigh bells jinglin’, ring-ting tinglin’ with guest Annie Lapin, whose paintings involve descriptions by others such as “obfuscating figuration through a remarkable language of painterly abstraction.” You may still not know what that means by the end of this episode, but you WILL know how Annie ruined Christmas.

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  1. Alec says:

    My grandfather managed to convince his brother that a Shar Pei’s lick was deadly to humans. My great-grandmother was not amused.

  2. Amy says:

    I have multiple comments that I’m going to string together in a somewhat organized way.

    1) I love every guest on the podcast. However, never before have I found myself screaming out loud, “Oh my god, I LOVE this chick,” like I did halfway through this one. I like you, Annie Lapin. You are cool.

    2) I really like the phrase, “jealous of religion.” I feel that way too.

    3) I’d like to add “Walk the Line” to the list of great Reese Witherspoon movies. I’m not sure if I’m clouded by my love of musicals, period pieces, and Johnny Cash, but if I remember correctly Reese won an Oscar for that role, so I can’t be alone in loving this movie. Also Ginnifer Goodwin is beyond awesome in it.

  3. Todd Mason says:

    Well, while in the Bacon paintings, perhaps she could calm the pope/popes down by noting the soothing aspects of LDS lore…at at least one point, the Writers (and [visual[ Artists, etc.) of the Future Contest(s) sponsored by the Church of Scientology officially in Hubbard’s memory, a Whole Lot of LDS writers and such got a leg up though the awards given by the program to promising beginners who went through the program. Being members of one often-controversial faith perhaps helped immunize those aspirants (and such administrators/tutors as Orson Scott Card and Dave Wolverton) from worrying too much about the controversies surrounding the funding source of the programs…

  4. PJ says:

    Mayan archeology? Had that been me it would have been inspired from Mysterious Cities of Gold (they made a second season of that show 30 years later…), assuming Annie Lapin is of my generation.

    And sharks… when I was a kid, we had big “adult” books on sharks, crocodiles and whales (that last one written by Jacques Cousteau), with tons of pictures and illustrations, and an insane amount of information. My brothers and I, and my cousins when they’d come over, would love just going through them. I say “had”, but they’re still at my parents’ house. Big fancy books are so neat (and I feel so lucky to have access to them at an early age).

  5. Nichole says:

    Her young picture looks like Shailene Woodley

    My sister is also in the Fine Art world –