In 2011 at Busch Stadium, during a Cardinals playoff game. I swear I have those teeth in the middle.

If you would like to contact me regarding anything on tdylf.com, please do so at theblogyourelookingfor@gmail.com.

My name is John LaRue, and I am a graphic designer/production editor/print purchaser/data visualization geek. In my spare time, I like to watch a boatload of movies and television, and write about all of it here. I live in St. Louis, Missouri, which is the provel cheese capital of the world. That’s primarily because nobody else in their right mind throughout the world would eat the stuff.

The only way to answer “Where are you from?” is by saying that I was raised mostly in Madison, Wisconsin, by my Missouri-native parents. And that means that I have very strong roots both in Madison, Wisconsin and also throughout the state of Missouri. I have previously worked for five years in professional baseball–two of those as an intern–as a Media Relations Director. It goes without saying that I’m also a huge baseball geek and diehard fan of the St. Louis Cardinals.

At TDYLF, I have recently shifted my focus to data visualization (infographics!) and general design. If you’ll pardon an obnoxious listing of my achievements, my work here has been featured on io9, Grantland, movies.com, Wired, Slate.com, /Film, and the Toronto Star. I was also featured on the now-defunct IMDb Hit List 21 times. My work has been published in I Love Charts: The Book and The Best American Infographics 2013.

I also cover movies, TV, and try to make readers laugh as much as I can. Ingmar Bergman and Buster Keaton are my yin and yang. I also enjoy French films (nearly every aspect of them), horror films, premium cable TV (especially Breaking Bad), Edgar Wright, Martin Scorsese, Louis Malle, the Czech New Wave, John Huston, Billy Wilder, Martin Scorsese, Akira Kurosawa, Preston Sturges, Alfred Hitchcock, Joel and Ethan Coen, Mel Brooks, François Truffaut, Jean-Luc Godard, Fritz Lang, Michael Powell/Emeric Pressburger, Sam Peckinpah, Jacques Tati, Quentin Tarantino… this list could continue forever. I like a lot of filmmakers and TV shows.

If you’re looking for a few places to start, I suggest you begin with these:

The Six Stages of Movie Geek Evolution

Colorizing Walter White’s Decay

Movie Director Baseball Jerseys

Baseball at the Movies: A Timeline

Infographic: The Death Toll in Breaking Bad

100 Things I Love About the Movies

The Movies That Have Influenced Edgar Wright Films 

Flowchart: Which Horror Movie Should You Be Watching?

28 responses to “About

  1. I have enjoyed your insane website so much, I decided to feature it on a blog I do called Spanning the Whirled. The idea of my site is to feature cool websites that I find either impressive or frightening. In your case, it fit both categories.

    Check it:


  2. You’re from the US right?

  3. Hey John,
    I am going to add The Droid You’re Looking For to the Blogroll at Anti-Film School. I have become a huge fan of your site and I am consistently blown away by the creativity on display here. Here’s to more posts that have me doubled over in laughter and marveling at your wit!


  4. hello, tdylf,

    would you mind if i tag you in my post? i know, this isn’t very cool and it’s my first time to be tagged and do some tagging as well, hehe, but i thought i should ask. please, say yes…^^ the tag will come with a short description of the site and why i visit it often.

    sorry for the bother. hope to hear from you soon. many thanks and regards,

    🙂 cynicismonhold

  5. Holy Christ! Keith Spillet what a photo! I came for the stick figures and stayed for the photos. Anybody notice how close the words photos and potatoes are?

  6. Just stopping by to let you know i’ve bestowed upon you the honour of the One Lovely Blog Award. Good work, really enjoying reading your posts!


  7. i am interested in your Santa Movies and where I might be able to purchase some

  8. The Director’s rollcall and the titbit about obscure lists/quizzes, had me hooked.
    Jumping aboard (for the blog, not being filthy or anything.)

  9. You have such taste! Glad to have found you this afternoon. 🙂

  10. Hi John,

    Saw your comment on Curnblog (where you mentioned even smaller films).
    I’m an aspiring filmmaker, if you’re curious to watch yet another short one, feel free to pop by: http://archaicsugar.wordpress.com/about/

    Other than that, curious to check out your blog. Take good care.. 🙂

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  12. Hello,

    My name is Lauren Francesca, I shoot comedy videos online. I have been in many viral videos. Recently I shot a video that is topical and relevant for your site and would love for you to feature it.

    My videos have been seen on many popular blogs, Sports Illustrated, Entertainment Weekly, Perez Hilton etc. Love reading your site.

    Here’s a link to my newest video to collab and or to feature with your site;

    Lauren Francesca’s “Muck” Horror Movie;

    Thank you for understanding.

    Please subscribe to my Youtube channel as well as my

    Facebook Fan Page;




    Muck site:


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  15. Your blog is very interesting!

  16. Great blog. And long live Space Girl!

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