“I enjoy being indoors. I enjoy laying on couches, snacking, and reading (watching TV). Summer sucks because it is the only season when, if I want to do this in the middle of a gorgeous day, people (my children) look at me like I’m a disgusting person. Well, guess what? It’s 90 degrees out there, it’s 68 degrees in here, and this episode of The Bachelorette isn’t going to watch itself.”—Adam Scott on why he hates summer
“These sets, they did actually destroy them. The rubble you see is actually the set falling apart. It’s quite weird seeing all these sets that I’ve grown up in as piles of rubble, there’s something strange about that.”—Rupert Grint, on filming the Battle of Hogwarts
There’s nothing in my bowl but pasta sauce. Ten minutes ago, I said to my kitchen’s bartender, I said, “Bartender, make me a sandwich!” But since my kitchen doesn’t have a bartender, no one heard me and so I had to make my own food which ended up being pasta sauce. In a bowl.
“I don’t have time to worry about all that. You know, I just don’t have time to take offense or hold offense. It’s not important…It’s their problem," she says. "You know, it’s the problem of these people who harbor this anger. And you can’t let their anger take you down.”—Nancy Pelosi’s advice to women rising in their careers who meet resistance from someone with other ideas of a woman’s proper role. So grateful for all the ladies like her who’ve cleared the way and made it easier for ladies like me. And probably you. (Pelosi on All Things Considered)
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to all of the shows i watch on thursday nights that didn't end last week:
why you gotta do this to me. i wanted to end this fabulous season of tv on a glorious high that would last me through the next four months, and NONE OF YOU DELIVERED. you all had delightful ups during your hour, but you all ended on a note that left me feeling deflated. ALL OF YOU. how are you. i’m looking at you, parks & rec, the office, and bones.
3.) The prosecutors say that Mr. Strauss-Kahn “forced” the complainant to have oral and other sex with him. How? Did he have a gun? Did he have a knife? He’s a short fat old man. They were in a hotel with people passing by the room constantly, if it’s anything like the many hotels I am in. How did he intimidate her in that situation? And if he was so intimidating, why did she immediately feel un-intimidated enough to alert the authorities as to her story?
6.) People accuse other people of crimes all of the time. What do we know about the complainant besides that she is a hotel maid? I love and admire hotel maids. They have incredibly hard jobs and they do them uncomplainingly. I am sure she is a fine woman. On the other hand, I have had hotel maids that were complete lunatics, stealing airline tickets from me, stealing money from me, throwing away important papers, stealing medications from me. How do we know that this woman’s word was good enough to put Mr. Strauss-Kahn straight into a horrific jail?
“We have a winner. I got my 1,000,000th email today complaining that I am not fair to the Republicans. Well, fair is kind of a matter of opinion. I actually think I am mostly fair to Republicans, within the context of cartooning anyway. I do have real trouble with the party in that their pre-eminent, overarching, unbreakable, ironclad and undiscussable principle is that taxes can never go up, even after they have gone down, even back to levels we thrived with before, even for a brand new and unprecedented class of hyper-hyper-hyper wealthy individuals, even when the solvency of the American government is hanging in the balance. Yeah, I have some trouble with that as a first principle, but that’s still not the main thing.
The main thing is they are in absolute, abject and catastrophic denial about a straightforward set of facts that is probably the most important set of facts we face as a nation, and as human beings on planet earth. They have turned their faces away from climate change in a way that is simply and utterly unforgivable. They now apparently DO feel entitled to their own facts, and they live, campaign and purportedly do their jobs in a zone of outright lies. Lies they have every reason to understand are lies, and lies that will almost certainly result in massive destruction and death. Exactly how would you be “fair” to these people?”—Tom Toles - The Washington Post (via charlietodd)