“Just the quality of working on cable right now is just the best place to work.. Especially being an actress — it’s tough right now in movies. There are a few, a handful, that I think are great movies. If you win the lottery and get to be the girl in that movie, you have maybe one good scene. You’re usually someone’s girlfriend, or a mom, worried. My show that I get to do is this really rich, in-depth character, and it’s fun. It’s weird, and all of these different things, not just the supporting girlfriend in one scene.”—Keri Russell (MTV.com)
So I found myself tonight once again trying to explain to someone why Modest Mouse is the most amazing, soul-filling THING I’ve ever encountered. And I realized why I have such a tough time getting people to understand them. If they can’t understand:
“Where do you move when what you’re moving from is yourself?
I’m on a road shaped like a figure 8. I’m going nowhere, but I’m guaranteed to be late
I didn’t go to work for a month; I didn’t leave my bed for eight days straight; I haven’t hung out with anyone; Because if I did, I’d have nothing to say
Other people’s lives seem more interesting cuz they ain’t mine
Roll down the windows and open our mouths taste where we are and play the music loud
You always told me life’s a dam that breaks. Here it comes. If you sit still or if you run. Here it comes.
I am not who I want to be; I probably will not ever be
Well uh-uh baby I ain’t got no plan. We’ll float on maybe would you understand?
Don’t worry even if things end up a bit too heavy. We’ll all float on alright
Your body may be gone, I’m gonna carry you in. In my head, in my heart, in my soul.
Well the suit got tight and it split at the seams. But I kept it out of habit and I kept it really clean. But if it’s getting’ faded, if it’s runnin’ outta thread, Could you just do this for me my friend?
Need more sleep than coke or methamphetamines. Late nights with warm, warm whiskey. I guess the good times they were all just killing me.
In this place that i call home, my brain’s the cliff, and my heart’s the bitter buffalo
Well, i’ll go to college and i’ll learn some big words and i’ll talk real loud goddamn right i’ll be heard. You’ll remember all the guys that said all those big words he must’ve learned in college
Everything that keeps me together is falling apart. I’ve got this thing that I consider my only art of fucking people over
You didn’t buy a face, nope just a mask so HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!”
Optimism doesn’t change the facts, just what you’re gonna see
We pushed off we’re rolling boulders, crashing down the mirrored stairways. Two of life’s best mine canaries
Looking towards the future, we were begging for the past Well we knew we had the good thing, but those never seemed to last. Oh please just last
It’s hard to get hold of and hard to let go. Always something we look for from the day we were born. Instead we’re the people that we wanted to know and we’re the places that we wanted to go.”
… then they can never understand the glory of Modest Mouse.
“Margulies: I just really hope that if our show only goes one more season, that your show is still going because I want to be a guest star.
Margulies: I want to play a Russian spy.
"And when our clever ruses and schemes to “get girls” fail, it’s not because the girls are too stupid or too bitchy or too shallow to play by those unwritten rules we’ve absorbed. It’s because other people’s bodies and other people’s love are not something that can be taken nor even something that can be earned—they can be given freely, by choice, or not."
And I would add, “And they are not something anyone is entitled to or women are ever required to give.”
Apparently a firm of lawyers has asked President Obama to consider blocking Top Gear UK in the US, due to Jeremy Clarkson’s use of a racial slur. [source]
I’m not condoning the use of the N-word, or any of Clarkson’s other slurs. I didn’t agree with the racial stereotypes that Hammond…
My inner Social Studies Teacher is screaming to respond:
Ridiculous petitions are made to the president all the time. Anyone else remember the petition about the Death Star? People petitioning the government does NOT mean the government will necessarily respond. Not to mention, the American president does not have the power to do so even if he wanted to. There is no nanny state going on here, and NO American president, or more relevantly the Congress, would try follow through on a request such as this.
Also, part of the 1st amendment is the right to petition… Just saying.
Chill the fuck out and learn you some American government.
i’ll be like 40 w/no kids and people will say “aw i’m so sorry for you” and i’ll be like how was the fucking wiggles reunion tour asshole i went to italy last week for fun and didn’t have to hire a sitter