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If [livejournal.com profile] gabrielleabelle was still around, I'm sure she'd link to this:

How not to be terrible when talking about rape (The rules for accurate rape commentary are a lot like the rules of not being a horrible person. A few pointers.)
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I know I'm spamming. But house work is so boring! /o\

Remarks by Aaron Sorkin '83 at Syracuse University's 158th Commencement and the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry's 115th Commencement.

Quote:
And make no mistake about it, you are dumb. You're a group of incredibly well-educated dumb people. I was there. We all were there. You're barely functional. There are some screw-ups headed your way. I wish I could tell you that there was a trick to avoiding the screw-ups, but the screw-ups, they're a-coming for ya. It's a combination of life being unpredictable, and you being super dumb.


My London, and Welcome to It by A.A. Gill.

Quote:
London is a city of ghosts; you feel them here. Not just of people, but eras. The ghost of empire, or the blitz, the plague, the smoky ghost of the Great Fire that gave us Christopher Wren’s churches and ushered in the Georgian city. London can see the dead, and hugs them close. If New York is a wise guy, Paris a coquette, Rome a gigolo and Berlin a wicked uncle, then London is an old lady who mutters and has the second sight. She is slightly deaf, and doesn’t suffer fools gladly.


ETA: A third one - I know there are a lot of Community fans on my flist. Here's the latest post from its creator:

HEY, DID I MISS ANYTHING?

Quote:
A few hours ago, I landed in Los Angeles, turned on my phone, and confirmed what you already know. Sony Pictures Television is replacing me as showrunner on Community, with two seasoned fellows that I’m sure are quite nice - actually, I have it on good authority they’re quite nice, because they once created a show and cast my good friend Jeff Davis on it, so how bad can they be.

Why’d Sony want me gone? I can’t answer that because I’ve been in as much contact with them as you have. They literally haven’t called me since the season four pickup, so their reasons for replacing me are clearly none of my business. Community is their property, I only own ten percent of it, and I kind of don’t want to hear what their complaints are because I’m sure it would hurt my feelings even more now that I’d be listening for free.

I do want to correct a couple points of spin, now that I’m free to do so.

Oh, and just to pour salt in the wound, there's this. *is very sad*
elisi: (Tea Dalek by silveronthetree)
I know I'm spamming. But house work is so boring! /o\

Remarks by Aaron Sorkin '83 at Syracuse University's 158th Commencement and the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry's 115th Commencement.

Quote:
And make no mistake about it, you are dumb. You're a group of incredibly well-educated dumb people. I was there. We all were there. You're barely functional. There are some screw-ups headed your way. I wish I could tell you that there was a trick to avoiding the screw-ups, but the screw-ups, they're a-coming for ya. It's a combination of life being unpredictable, and you being super dumb.


My London, and Welcome to It by A.A. Gill.

Quote:
London is a city of ghosts; you feel them here. Not just of people, but eras. The ghost of empire, or the blitz, the plague, the smoky ghost of the Great Fire that gave us Christopher Wren’s churches and ushered in the Georgian city. London can see the dead, and hugs them close. If New York is a wise guy, Paris a coquette, Rome a gigolo and Berlin a wicked uncle, then London is an old lady who mutters and has the second sight. She is slightly deaf, and doesn’t suffer fools gladly.


ETA: A third one - I know there are a lot of Community fans on my flist. Here's the latest post from its creator:

HEY, DID I MISS ANYTHING?

Quote:
A few hours ago, I landed in Los Angeles, turned on my phone, and confirmed what you already know. Sony Pictures Television is replacing me as showrunner on Community, with two seasoned fellows that I’m sure are quite nice - actually, I have it on good authority they’re quite nice, because they once created a show and cast my good friend Jeff Davis on it, so how bad can they be.

Why’d Sony want me gone? I can’t answer that because I’ve been in as much contact with them as you have. They literally haven’t called me since the season four pickup, so their reasons for replacing me are clearly none of my business. Community is their property, I only own ten percent of it, and I kind of don’t want to hear what their complaints are because I’m sure it would hurt my feelings even more now that I’d be listening for free.

I do want to correct a couple points of spin, now that I’m free to do so.

Oh, and just to pour salt in the wound, there's this. *is very sad*
elisi: (i has a timelord by puipui @ journalfen)
...but remembered that I wanted to share this story (via [livejournal.com profile] rm): Warm Cats, Cold City.

On Jan. 9, 1970, a bitterly cold morning, Carl emerged from a building on Water Street in Lower Manhattan after shooting a routine assignment. He spotted these huddled creatures trying to keep warm.

The picture is fabulous, but make sure to read the [very short] article. It's worth your while, trust me! :)
elisi: (i has a timelord by puipui @ journalfen)
...but remembered that I wanted to share this story (via [livejournal.com profile] rm): Warm Cats, Cold City.

On Jan. 9, 1970, a bitterly cold morning, Carl emerged from a building on Water Street in Lower Manhattan after shooting a routine assignment. He spotted these huddled creatures trying to keep warm.

The picture is fabulous, but make sure to read the [very short] article. It's worth your while, trust me! :)
elisi: (Small things by creadigol_lili)
Via Sullivan, Lewis Lapham talks about life in New York:

On a cloudy afternoon in Central Park I came across two men seated on a bench, each with a fanciful parrot resting on his shoulder, engaged in intense discussion accompanied by decisive gestures and rapid changes of expression. The parrots were identical; the two men were as unlike one another as a ferret and a panda—on the near end of the bench a small and heavily damaged white man in a threadbare raincoat, early seventies, not many teeth, sunken chest, furtive demeanor; at the far end of the bench a handsome and handsomely tailored black man, gold jewelry, stylish hat and brocade vest, broad-gauged grin, majestic presence.

In answer to my questions, I was told that the parrots were the only two of their particular species ever to have made it north of the Panama Canal, that the two men had met by accident while out walking their birds on 125th Street, that each had come to regard the other as the only man in America with whom it was possible to hold an important conversation.
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Look what I got [livejournal.com profile] kathyh to make for me! (Original idea by [livejournal.com profile] drho.) Isn't it brilliant? Anyone? Bueller? *looks around flist* Anyone besides me who loves 'Invader Zim' (and Dr who)? Ah well... *pets icon*



Oh, before I forget: Happy Birthday [livejournal.com profile] priscellie! Hope you're having a brilliant day! *lots of hugs*

Am feeling blah and bored and impatient, waiting for my copy of 'Angel: After the Fall' issue 1 to arrive, and seeing the alternative cover for s8 issue 11, I decided not to rant, and instead post two (mock) icon ideas... Read more... )

See what [livejournal.com profile] beer_good_foamy made?

Finally C (my lovely RL fellow Dr Who fan) lent me this John Barrowman article, that I've scanned for y'all to enjoy! Read more... )

Must run!

ETA: Last night's Might Boosh was brilliant! (Noel Fielding has the Best Hair Ever. Fact!) Oh and does anyone else look at the 'Shreddies are knitted by nanas' ads and think of 'Nanageddon'? Also watched 'Rm v/a vu' and Cordy turning up on Angel's doorstep is one of the best scenes ever. (And he's so gorgeous, all wet and towel clad... Mmmmm.)
elisi: (Mock!s8 by beer_good_foamy)
Look what I got [livejournal.com profile] kathyh to make for me! (Original idea by [livejournal.com profile] drho.) Isn't it brilliant? Anyone? Bueller? *looks around flist* Anyone besides me who loves 'Invader Zim' (and Dr who)? Ah well... *pets icon*



Oh, before I forget: Happy Birthday [livejournal.com profile] priscellie! Hope you're having a brilliant day! *lots of hugs*

Am feeling blah and bored and impatient, waiting for my copy of 'Angel: After the Fall' issue 1 to arrive, and seeing the alternative cover for s8 issue 11, I decided not to rant, and instead post two (mock) icon ideas... Read more... )

See what [livejournal.com profile] beer_good_foamy made?

Finally C (my lovely RL fellow Dr Who fan) lent me this John Barrowman article, that I've scanned for y'all to enjoy! Read more... )

Must run!

ETA: Last night's Might Boosh was brilliant! (Noel Fielding has the Best Hair Ever. Fact!) Oh and does anyone else look at the 'Shreddies are knitted by nanas' ads and think of 'Nanageddon'? Also watched 'Rm v/a vu' and Cordy turning up on Angel's doorstep is one of the best scenes ever. (And he's so gorgeous, all wet and towel clad... Mmmmm.)

Misc.

21 October 2007 03:39 pm
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First of all Happy Birthday to the lovely and ever so talented [livejournal.com profile] earth_vexer! Hope you're having a most fabulous birthday! *hugs*

Second, a question: How long can an LJ posts be? I have a vague idea that it's ten thousand words, but have no idea if this is correct. Does anyone know?

Third, this might be the best take on the whole celebrity thing that I've ever read. 4-year-olds are wonderful. And, because it is delightful and I love it, I've done a copy-and-paste. (Knowledge of British celebrities helpful, but not essential. I think.)

From The Sunday Times
October 21, 2007
Dad rules by Andrew Clover

Read more... )

Misc.

21 October 2007 03:39 pm
elisi: (Birthday Spike by kathyh (not sharable))
First of all Happy Birthday to the lovely and ever so talented [livejournal.com profile] earth_vexer! Hope you're having a most fabulous birthday! *hugs*

Second, a question: How long can an LJ posts be? I have a vague idea that it's ten thousand words, but have no idea if this is correct. Does anyone know?

Third, this might be the best take on the whole celebrity thing that I've ever read. 4-year-olds are wonderful. And, because it is delightful and I love it, I've done a copy-and-paste. (Knowledge of British celebrities helpful, but not essential. I think.)

From The Sunday Times
October 21, 2007
Dad rules by Andrew Clover

Read more... )
elisi: (blood and whiskey by crackers4jenn)
Inbetween watching the baby and doing housework, I've been reading this excellent con-report, detailing the James Q&A.

(Oh and pretty pictures here - I think Spike's bling in S6 was actually James's - and a funny true story - with pictures - here.)

I'm going to do a little bit of cut&paste, because some of the stuff was too great not to keep a record of...

[livejournal.com profile] stormwreath this is for you! Cavemen or astronuats?
Read more... )

So... who's responsible for Spuffy? This one still has me chuckling!
Read more... )

Spike on Angel
Read more... )

I *heart* this next question! Or rather the answer... I think I might have to put it in my user info or something... (ETA: Spangel fans, you MUST read this!)
The next question wanted to find out the most ridiculous thing James had been asked to do in character in any show, and why. James got embarrassed for a moment…
Read more... )
elisi: (blood and whiskey by crackers4jenn)
Inbetween watching the baby and doing housework, I've been reading this excellent con-report, detailing the James Q&A.

(Oh and pretty pictures here - I think Spike's bling in S6 was actually James's - and a funny true story - with pictures - here.)

I'm going to do a little bit of cut&paste, because some of the stuff was too great not to keep a record of...

[livejournal.com profile] stormwreath this is for you! Cavemen or astronuats?
Read more... )

So... who's responsible for Spuffy? This one still has me chuckling!
Read more... )

Spike on Angel
Read more... )

I *heart* this next question! Or rather the answer... I think I might have to put it in my user info or something... (ETA: Spangel fans, you MUST read this!)
The next question wanted to find out the most ridiculous thing James had been asked to do in character in any show, and why. James got embarrassed for a moment…
Read more... )
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First - a handy link for those who don't like rich text! :)

Then onto another article from The Sunday Times. A lot of people responded to India Knight's article from last week, and now she's come up with the very good idea of setting up a forum where parents of special needs children can share information, thoughts, ideas, etc:
Read more... )

She also printed another article, by Emily Perl Kingsley, about what it feels like to have the kind of child you weren’t expecting (this is excellent, you should all read this!):

Surprise journey to a new life )
elisi: (Default)
First - a handy link for those who don't like rich text! :)

Then onto another article from The Sunday Times. A lot of people responded to India Knight's article from last week, and now she's come up with the very good idea of setting up a forum where parents of special needs children can share information, thoughts, ideas, etc:
Read more... )

She also printed another article, by Emily Perl Kingsley, about what it feels like to have the kind of child you weren’t expecting (this is excellent, you should all read this!):

Surprise journey to a new life )

ghuiocwaq

15 May 2006 10:20 am
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Subject line written by The Cherub! I am very happy because for the next few days the house is mine again! Squee! Must go do housewifely things, but to celebrate the peace I bring you this very entertaining 'article' from The Sunday Times':

Could the truth really be out there?

Its backers have taken a virtual vow of silence, but that won’t stop Tom Cox questing after The Da Vinci Code movie’s hidden facts

It is the most talked-about film of the decade, but the release of The Da Vinci Code has been cloaked in more secrecy than the book’s “Opus Dei” monks, with few pre-release interviews and no preview screenings. We know that the trailer features Tom Hanks saying “My God!” in that way only Tom Hanks can, and Amélie’s Audrey Tautou looking and sounding as if she had got lost on the way to the art-house. We know that Westminster Abbey didn’t allow the director, Ron Howard, permission to film there; he had to use Lincoln Cathedral instead. But this is the information age! What can we find out if we probe a little further? In homage to The Last Supper, here — with the help of the information superhighway, a trip to darkest Cambridgeshire and just a little imagination — Culture presents 13 things you might not know about the movie event of the year.

ghuiocwaq

15 May 2006 10:20 am
elisi: (Effulgent-FFL by andemaiar)
Subject line written by The Cherub! I am very happy because for the next few days the house is mine again! Squee! Must go do housewifely things, but to celebrate the peace I bring you this very entertaining 'article' from The Sunday Times':

Could the truth really be out there?

Its backers have taken a virtual vow of silence, but that won’t stop Tom Cox questing after The Da Vinci Code movie’s hidden facts

It is the most talked-about film of the decade, but the release of The Da Vinci Code has been cloaked in more secrecy than the book’s “Opus Dei” monks, with few pre-release interviews and no preview screenings. We know that the trailer features Tom Hanks saying “My God!” in that way only Tom Hanks can, and Amélie’s Audrey Tautou looking and sounding as if she had got lost on the way to the art-house. We know that Westminster Abbey didn’t allow the director, Ron Howard, permission to film there; he had to use Lincoln Cathedral instead. But this is the information age! What can we find out if we probe a little further? In homage to The Last Supper, here — with the help of the information superhighway, a trip to darkest Cambridgeshire and just a little imagination — Culture presents 13 things you might not know about the movie event of the year.

elisi: (sell my children by eyesthatslay)
[personal profile] stoney321 has a brilliant, schmoopy post here!

And there is a wonderful article in The Sunday Times about children and tv watching. :)

ETA: Did a copy and paste job of the article...
elisi: (sell my children by eyesthatslay)
[personal profile] stoney321 has a brilliant, schmoopy post here!

And there is a wonderful article in The Sunday Times about children and tv watching. :)

ETA: Did a copy and paste job of the article...

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