Dear Tom Shales, Can you include “SNL Scholar” in your will and then go ahead and put my name right beside it? Thanks bunches! Love, Amy
So I just watched the Episode where Mark Greene...
fuckyeaher: I haven’t finished watching the series yet, and just got to that episode….. SADDEST YET ONE OF THE BEST EPISODES I HAVE EVER SEEN! Oh my goodness, I was crying from the start and tearing up the whole way through. You never realise how much you can become attached to a character before they are gone. Wow, just imagine what I will be like when Weaver goes. I’ll probably cry myself...
Unless somebody walks by with a baby and I stab it then I can’t fuck up...– Kathleen Madigan
I didn’t know shorthand either. This meant I couldn’t get a good...– Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar
Some people think Washington is anti-fashion. So... →
And I have reported and commented on the state wardrobe of first ladies Hillary Clinton, Laura Bush and, most recently, Michelle Obama. Their choices of inaugural gowns, pantsuits and sleeveless dresses have spoken volumes about the way in which femininity, power and the role of the first lady itself have evolved. Their style has told the story of changing gender roles as eloquently as any...
We are homesick most for the places we have never known.– Carson McCullers (via aperfectcommotion)
Mom: ...or you could dip the roll in the tub of butter.
Stacy: You don't even need a knife!...I'm going green!
Christmas at the Whipple house
Stacy: I got the one with all the shit.
Mom: Stacy Christine! Language! Christmas!
Me, Stacy, and Kara: Merry Christmas, shitter was full!
Christmas Eve: My Mother Dressing (Toi Derricotte) →
Like I’m not going to link to a poem from one of my favorite people on this planet. Please.
My absolute favorite TED Talk. I watch it at least a dozen times a year. Today seems like a wonderful day to do it again. “Good storytelling is crafting a story that somebody wants to listen to. Great story is the art of letting go.”
Greg: My brother's straight.
Kerry: Gee, Greg, you must be so proud.
Greg: What...? No, that's not what I meant. What I meant was, uh...Uh, you know what I meant.
Kerry: Yeah. And you're not my only black friend.
Texts with my sister
Me: also, dk3 is infinitely harder when you're not 12
Stacy: Haaaahaha rough day today huh
Me: it is really hard to sit in your pjs all day eating chips and playing snes
Stacy: I hate you
Class requirements? Check. This girl is one manuscript away from completing an MFA. (Also, I heard something about having to get a job once this whole scam is over?)
Dan Savage and Jane Lynch →
He created the ‘It Gets Better’ video campaign. She stars in ‘Glee,’ the gayest show in the history of network TV. So we thought: who better to ask about the gay lay of the land? Or you could just put two of my absolute favorite people together. Whatever.
In general, I know I’m on the nerdier side of the spectrum, especially on days like today — it’s the first official day of winter break, and I shuffled through the snow to return my library books from the semester. Only to leave with a stack too big to carry pertaining to my next kick. Pushing the nerdy into the red is when, while teetering down those stupid ass stone stairs...
Abby, you have a lot of great qualities. Optimism is not one of them.– Maggie, ER
4 Bad Lessons 'Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer'... →
If you’re thinking this all sounds a lot like the setup for a metaphor condemning racism and segregation, well, you could be forgiven for that. The movie spends all this time exploring the complete revulsion, fear and hatred of the different, but it completely forgets to condemn it. Even though Rudolph eventually finds a place in society, none of the characters torturing him learn a damn...
Hot Metal Bridge, We're in Transition →
It’s time for the latest issue of Hot Metal Bridge! Read it, share it, love it!
So I say to you read! Read! Something will stick in the mind, be diligent and...– Reverend Thomas Shepard, Jr., Harvard class of 1653, in a letter to his son (via Sarah Vowell, The Wordy Shipmates)
The seventeenth-century Puritans are seen as the ancestors of today’s...– Sarah Vowell, The Wordy Shipmates
Do college athletes deserve to get paid? →
I tutor student-athletes and spend a gross amount of time pondering this and other related questions. (Probably at the level of this article, which is written for children, but asks an important question nonetheless.) Also, if I had the opportunity to write my dream book, it would be the collegiate version of Friday Night Lights.
Frenchy: Hey, Marty, are those new glasses?
Marty: Oh yeah, I just got them for school. Don't you think they make me look smarter?
Rizzo: Nah, you can still see your face.
The Brothers Mario: If Super Mario Bros. were a... →
Seriously, watch it all the way to the end (if only because the end is my favorite part).
Republicans live in this fantasy world, where it’s always 1945, America is...– Bill Maher (via jeshaheidi) Normally, I’m not the biggest Bill Maher fan, but this is…perfection. (via establishedin1979)
Clarissa had a theory in those days - they had heaps of theories, always...– Virginia Woolf (Mrs. Dalloway) This is probably my favorite quote ever. It’s just perfection to me. (via awritersruminations)
All the stories are here, silt-packed and fossil-stored. The book of the world...– Jeanette Winterson, Weight
Which is why I just prefer to think of the homeless as outdoorsy. So shine on...– Sue Sylvester, Glee
Consider this my end-of-the-semester anthem.
End of the semester despair leads to asking people with jobs/lives outside of your graduate-student neurosis the following question: “And, in your professional opinion, what would be the best city to be homeless in?”
The cars were all abandoned on the city streets When snow had left us stranded...– Mary Chapin Carpenter, “Other Streets, Other Towns”
Okay, I thought. Here you are. You Are Here. And you move forward because...– Jennifer Weiner, Good in Bed
I’ve come to accept that I have the body of a post-menopausal senior...– Roger, American Dad
Could there be two different girls who look the... →
I spent the last six months reading all forty-eight books in Sweet Valley Senior Year. Now, I write about it.
Could there be two different girls who look the...
Sixth months ago my source handed me a shopping bag and told me that I better love him for the rest of my life. The contents? All forty-eight books in the Sweet Valley Senior Year series. Oh. [Inside advertisement: “You’re watching ‘Dawson’s Creek’…You’re wearing Urban Decay…Have you read senioryear?”] The semester had just finished, and...
"The Difference Between My Girlfriend and a Sea... →
katiecoyle: People of the world: I wrote a short story (illustrations by Patrick Coyle) and the Fiction Circus published it. If you click on this link, you can read it. Tell your friends. Tell your enemies. All you need to know is that Katie Coyle is one of my favorite people that I have met whilst in Pittsburgh.