It’s like his snoring got so bad that his wife left him and now he’s just alone with his extra-strength Breathe Right strips
I THOUGHT THIS WAS KIDDING SOGMLASG
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Let me tell you a story. The day after Columbine, I was interviewed for the Tom Brokaw news program. The reporter had been assigned a theory and was seeking soundbites to support it. “Wouldn’t you say,” she asked, ‘that killings like this are influenced by violent movies?” No, I said, I wouldn’t say that. “But what about ‘The Basketball Diaries’?” she asked. “Doesn’t that have a scene of a boy walking into a school with a machinegun?”
The obscure 1995 Leonardo DiCaprio movie did indeed have a brief fantasy scene of that nature, I said, but the movie failed at the box office and it’s unlikely the Columbine killers saw it.
The reporter looked disappointed, so I offered her my theory. “Events like this,” I said, “if they are influenced by anything, are influenced by news programs like your own. When an unbalanced kid walks into a school and starts shooting, it becomes a major media event. Cable news drops ordinary programming and goes around the clock with it. The story is assigned a logo and a theme song; these two kids were packaged as the Trench Coat Mafia. The message is clear to other disturbed kids: If I shoot up my school, I can be famous. The TV will talk about nothing else but me. Experts will try to figure out what I was thinking. Kids and teachers at school will see they shouldn’t have messed with me. I’ll go out in a blaze of glory.”
In short, I said, events like Columbine are influenced far less by violent movies than by CNN, “The NBC Nightly News” and other news media, who glorify the killers in the guise of “explaining” them.
The reporter thanked me and turned off the camera. Of course the interview was never used. They found plenty of talking heads to condemn violent movies, and everybody was happy. — Roger Ebert (via confusedtree)
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DiCaprio and Mulligan, meanwhile, don’t seem like star-crossed lovers so much as a delusional man in love with a bauble of a woman. Maybe that’s intentional? —
People Magazine’s review on ‘The Great Gatsby’
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insidethemindofamormon:Severus Snape Does Not Deserve Your Pity
Holy crap, all of this and then some.
“And that’s not real love—caring for someone without considering their happiness is the exact opposite of love, in point of fact.”
absolutely this. I’m so sick of people treating Lily like she had two options in life - James or Severus. Snape yelled the equivalent of racial slurs at her and sold her family to a psychopathic mass murderer. His story and his character have value, but if you’ve boiled that value down to unrequited love then you’ve missed the point of that character.
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BUT WHAT IF SUPERNATURAL ENDS WITH JARED SWITCHING OFF THE TV AND TELLING THOMAS “AND THATS HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER”
In case you needed some clarification.
Want to collaborate on a Google Doc with Nietzsche, Shakespeare, Dostoyevsky, Dickinson, Dickens and Poe?
Click here. Start typing. Enjoy the hilarity.
Ninja Update: Wanna see something fun? Mention Shakespeare in a sentence and see what happens.
You’re right, Weather Channel website, stories about giant fish with teeth DON’T belong on my five day weather forecast. Thanks for pointing that out!
Sometimes I wonder if there’s anything you could post on tumblr and not offend at least three hundred people if it’s circulated widely enough.
So far observational findings point to no AND ALSO WE’RE COMING FOR YOU.