amy merrickliving in

living in: rocky

by amym

They said it couldn’t (or shouldn’t) be done. That it was impossible. A long shot. A snowball’s chance. Etcetera. Are we talking about Rocky overcoming the odds and fighting the famous boxer Apollo Creed? No. We are talking about turning Rocky into a Living In post. In the spirit of the man himself, we’ll take the challenge and prove to all of humanity and ourselves that anything is possible with enough perseverance. Now about that black eye . . . — Amy Merrick

1. Glass-footed Fish Bowl, $9; 2. Christian Dior Cateye Frames, $141; 3. 4-pack of Undershirts, $20; 4. Red Fringe, $6/yd; 5. Sweatband, $3; 6. Moller Trolley, $1630; 7. Paper Lantern, $8; 8. Adoptable Red-eared Slider; 9. Goldfish Sharpener, $3; 10. Everlast Boxing Gloves, $89

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While basically an excuse to watch a young Sylvester Stallone mumble incoherently, do fascinating one-handed push-ups and say “Yo, Adrian” repeatedly, Rocky is two hours well spent. You will understand your father, cousin, brother, husband, neighbor or mailman better afterward and marvel at the whole genre of sports movies. Rocky is the only sports movie ever to support such a bizarre yet loveable personal narrative, and that’s probably why it won the Oscar for Best Picture. Rocky ice skating with sneakers on? Rocky talking lovingly to his pet fish? Rocky punching large carcasses of meat? Yes. Yes. Yes.

1. Wall Clock, $99; 2. Ace Bandage, $1; 3. Rotary Phone, $45; 4. Industrial Lamp, $104; 5. Bath Towels, $30+; 6. Narrow Comb, $1; 7. Padlock, $6; 8. Private Sign, $20; 9. Wings and Horns Robe, $150; 10. Single Tier Locker, $87

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