Stuff I like!
If you can pronounce correctly every word in this poem, you will be speaking English better than 90% of the native English speakers in the world.
After trying the verses, a Frenchman said he’d prefer six months of hard labour to reading six lines aloud.
Go to Starbucks. Order coffee for “Prisoner 24601”
When they call out your order, jump up and yell “My name is Jean Valjean!”
And if the barista replies with “AND I’M JAVERT,” you tip that motherfucker so hard
you tip them right over the edge of a bridge
you fucking didn’t
IT GOT BETTER
Parents are watching “The Fugitive” with Tommy Lee Jones and Harrison Ford. My plot for the movie: The MIB are sent to investigate an unscheduled ship arrival and track down the fugitives on the craft. In the meantime, Han Solo has run away from home (Leia nagged a bit too much, using the Force to float away his beers was the last straw) and is lost in NYC. Chaos ensues.
It wasn’t the acting.
Or the singing.
It was the COSTUMES.
Eh, OK. (The collar’s a bit much, but eh.) The hair drove my mom nuts though: Upon entering the abbey to become a nun, her hair would have been chopped—not because nuns thought pixie cuts were fab, but long hair was a vanity and took time away from piety and praying. I just thought the hair was sickly sweet.
So, Maria/Carrie was in one of these lovely numbers pretty much the entire show. What I want to know is A) Was this the only dress pattern Maria knew how to make, B) How many kinds of material did the Captain get her anyway? C) Did Maria purposely make costume-y clothes? I’m pretty sure the lacing does nothing, the sleeves are a waste of material, and this is way too fancy for a supposed postulant. I’m also thinking that by the 1940s, this would not have been acceptable day attire for, who was effectively, a professional and an educator who would be seen by the aristocracy. The Captain wouldn’t have stood for it.
Really, Maria? You’re going to make one of these in pink satin and embarrass the Captain in front of all his friends at this black-tie event?
But IT GOT WORSE
NO MARIA. NO. JUST NO. When Maria returns to the children/Captain, she arrives in a lovely 40s-esque suit, as seen worn by the newest arrival to the abbey. She also seems to have finally cut her hair and sports this sleek shoulder cut. BUT YOU DON’T PAIR THAT WITH THE RIDICULOUS “LOOK AT ME I’M NOT AMERICAN!” costume. Ridiculous.
And while the funniest/oddest part were the giant swastikas on NBC…did the costumes have to match? (I think this might be reminiscent of the original costume choices on stage, but….gah!)
There were some other bad choices-when the Captain and Maria return from their honeymoon, I swear the children and Maria blended into the background, the color schemes of peach/pink were so matched. And seeing Elsa in pretty much the same color as Maria the first time was probably not wise. The Captain’s first suit made him look like a playboy, not a Captain (or a vampire)
I did love Elsa’s ball gown. And the wedding gown, and when they managed to put Maria in era-appropriate apparel (even if it might have been a little too pretty to be believable.)
When you have months to work on a production, and the budget to back it up….can you please make it believable.
‘Cause people seem to only post the 20-something Audrey Hepburn.
Audrey Hepburn was the granddaughter of a baron, the daughter of a nazi sympathizer, spent her teens doing ballet to secretly raise money for the dutch resistance against the nazis, and spent her post-film career as a goodwill ambassador of UNICEF, winning the presidential medal of freedom for her efforts.
…and history remembers her as pretty.
AND HISTORY REMEMBERS HER AS PRETTY
THE LORD OF THE CRUMBS: “Legend speaks of a dessert unimaginably sweet and delicious, and when it was destroyed all that remained was the dessert’s powerful recipe. It remained in the hands of a monster named Gobble for a long time, but when it disappeared, all cookies on Monster Earth disappeared along with it. It is up to Cookie Monster to use his memory and remember the recipe in order to bake the cookies in the fires of Mount Crumb.”
Perfection. If you need clarification on the rating ‘DG’: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b_ubVVnWglk
Avengers/Hunger Games AU ; Project PANEM Part II
To outsiders Clint was the soft-hearted one. Natasha, with her icy exterior and her cool lethal dexterity, was not made of maternal stuff. But Clint knows that when Natasha says 'whatever it takes', he understands it to mean, 'whatever it takes to bring her home'. He knows that when Katniss left for her mission, it was her mother who watched her leave.
He also knows that the women in his family are made of stubborn stuff and they may very well be bringing Katniss home kicking and screaming.
Doctor Who 50th anniversary party!! Every good party has fezzes, bananas, and jelly babies… in fact, it’s not quite a party without them.
This interview almost killed. The end was just chaotic.
Mark was pressing all the buttons, then Chris joined in, then Tom. Tom hi-jacked the joystick and almost broke it at some point. I just couldn’t breathe.
These men sure know how to turn the worst interview ever around.
That is the COOLEST THING EVER.
Exactly how I’d want to act. Interview be damned.
It was on “TV Total”, a German talk show. Quality isn’t great, but there’s an image and sound.