mastered and defined something that is uniquely yours that has been done by
many people for centuries probably and you set the standard for what an
interview is and how to put one together on radio or anywhere.
Gross: Thank you.
Maron: And you
know, you are what I think most people—you are home to most people when it comes to NPR, that your voice is more
comforting than probably any voice in their lives, I would probably say.
really nice of you to say.
Maron: And now I
don’t know why I’m tearing up. Jesus Christ.
Gross: Can I just
say something about you?
Gross: I really,
I just love your work so much and I’ve learned from listening to you in your
podcast because you’re just so present, you’re so in the moment with people and
you have such interesting taste. I love hearing you talk about the music that
you love and your interest in [Jack] Kerouac and that you know who Herbert Huncke
is, you know all this stuff and you don’t do it in a know-it-all way, you just
kind of slip it in to get more out of them. I mean that in the best sense,
that’s what an interviewer should do. And the other thing is, you’re no bullshit—you’re
just no bullshit, you’re no bullshit in your comedy, you’re no bullshit when
you’re talking to other people.
Maron: I don’t
think you are either, Terry Gross.
Gross: And I just
want to say, the reason why I was comfortable enough to tell you and everyone
else here the things that I told you tonight is that I trust you and that
you’re no bullshit and I couldn’t look you in the eye and not tell you the
It's weird how upset people get that this one dude on the internet thinks they are racist. If it bothers you guys so much, maybe try to be a bit less racist?
<p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://yoisthisracist.com/post/119461934428/its-weird-how-upset-people-get-that-this-one-dude">yoisthisracist</a>:</p>
<blockquote><p>I guess racists are just lazy and oversensitive. Sad, really.<br/></p></blockquote>
The satirical cheers and Hilary Clinton joke continued on, but it wasn’t enough to make Reddit users forget what they’ve just heard. Those brave souls felt obliged to find out who farted in that scene. Was it the amicable Cecily Strong? Or was it Kate McKinnon, whose leaning posture is a prime position for intestinal relief?
The most conclusive evidence is in the shot below. Look at Leslie Jones, whose face expresses more disgust than guilt. Then look at Thompson. It’s possible that he didn’t fart, but the guilty look on the face doesn’t say, “I’m not mortified by the wet one I just let out.”
Okay so. Buckle up, kids. It’s time for Furiosa feels.
Here’s the thing.
I am what’s called a fetal amputee. Fancy way for saying I was born with a missing limb. I’ve written about this on here before, but it’s been a long time and I’ve gained a lot of new followers recently (hai guyz) so it might be news to some of you.
This is me.
This is Charlize Theron as Furiosa.
I finally wound up going to see this movie Monday night after work, by myself, cause I was too thirsty for it and couldn’t wait for my friends to be available. Everyone was out of town this weekend for various reasons, so I figured I’d just wait for someone to go with, but then Facebook started talking about how amazing it was and I just couldn’t put it off any longer. So that’s how I ended up in a theater last night, completely by myself – not another soul in the room, sobbing my eyes out.
Because you guys. I am turning 30 years old next week. I’ve been a fan of action film my entire life. And I have NEVER seen a physically disabled, kickass, female lead character in a Hollywood movie EVER – not once, until yesterday.
Dinklage did the same thing. No leprechauns, no intentional stereotypes as a gag or lazy character backstory. Good for them, and I hope the trend keeps up as more interesting and non-lazy roles are available for more minorities.
Rachel Dissell unearthed a backlog of untested rape kits dating back to 1993. Ohio has since mandated the testing of these kits.
“My colleague Leila Atassi and I together I think probably wrote more than 150 stories over a several year period of time. We decided to hammer away at this issue and one of the reasons that we did that was because when we started looking into the issue of sexual assault … we ran across some stories written by our predecessors that talked about how rape was handled and some problems with it. The stories had been written a decade ago. We had a really good conversation and we decided that we didn’t want some other reporters, a decade from when we started, to read our stories and then be writing the same stories again; we wanted this to be the last time we had to have this conversation about why women were being raped and nothing was being done.”
revolution didn’t start with Stonewall. African American lesbian elders
tell the tales of gay New York life in Harlem, Brooklyn and the Bronx
before the world-altering Stonewall rebellion. In this clip they recall,
raids and suffocating laws and racial discrimination faced within the
gay community.” - On January 10, 2012 | ELIXHER
To be honest, I can’t think of another Avenger whose story Natasha could have swapped with who wouldn’t, in some way, raise questions of whether the story was influenced by gender stereotypes. If she had Tony’s story, she’d be the one who messed up and wouldn’t listen, who created the need for a rescue. If she had Cap’s story, she’d be the one who tries to keep everyone from being vulgar – the behavior cop. If she had the Hulk’s story, she’d be the one whose superpower is being carried away by her uncontrollable emotions. If she had Thor’s story, she’d be the one who doesn’t have very much to do and is omitted from a large stretch of the movie. If she had Hawkeye’s story, she’d be the one who just wanted to go home and be with the kids.
Any of these things could look like a stereotype. This is a very, very hard piece of ground to walk without tripping over something: Whedon fans tend to be disappointed because they had their expectations set by Buffy The Vampire Slayer, but it is the rankest of cultural amnesia to forget how frequently people took issue with elements of that show’s treatment of issues around sexual violence and sexuality.
There’s no answer to what to do about a specific portrait of the lone female Avenger that isn’t more satisfying, more meaningful, more helpful alongside an argument for slowly, surely, gradually insisting upon having more female Avengers. More of everybody doing everything. A season with more games in it.
Making a single episode of an animated show takes most of a year, and you’d better have a shitload of people working on it. Here’s the long, torturous process:
It starts with a team of writers spending up to seven weeks fleshing out a story idea, like Bob’s restaurant being overrun with sentient bees or facing some similarly relatable problem. Then one writer goes away for a week to write the script, which is then given to two teams – one team focuses on improving the plot, while the other team punches up the jokes. For each joke in the episode, they write around a dozen alternatives, which means at one point Homer Simpson’s catchphrase may have been “Derp,” “Dang,” or “Sweet tickling fartscuttles.”
At that point, you have a script that is entirely too long for a 22-minute TV show. So another week gets spent getting it down to a reasonable size, and from there it goes to the network for notes, such as highlighting jokes they feel are too risque and suggesting that Bob’s five-minute speech on the benefits of peeing in the shower be cut from the third act. Then the script gets read by the actors in front of the writers, animators, directors, and showrunners, all of whom give more notes. So, already a typical episode involves more notes than most of us took through our entire academic careers, although these notes actually get used for something.
Then, finally, all the actors record their lines. Those lines get edited and cut into an audio play, basically like an episode of an old-timey radio program without any sound effects. Then the producers meet with the animators and decide how they want each scene to look. That leads to an animatic, which looks a little like a flipbook, only much more expensive:
When they get the episode back, which usually takes about four or five freaking months, they add the sound effects and music, typically completing the production process two weeks before the episode airs. That’s anywhere from nine months to a year for a single episode, which takes less time to watch than it does to return a bag of socks at Walmart. You can make a freaking human being in the time it takes to create that episode you had playing in the background while you were microwaving a Hot Pocket.
Now, it’s true that shows like South Park cut this way down by going with an intentionally rough, low-budget look (and we’ll get into that in a moment), but most forms of animation involve a staggering number of man hours, if for no other reason than the medium inherently requires many more steps than a live-action production. If you get back an animated scene only to discover that it’s hideously drawn and the jokes aren’t working, you can’t just go reshoot it – you have to wait another four or five months for it to be reanimated.
Not even a three hour will call line could darken spirits on day two of Fun Fun Fun Fest 2014. Fat White Family gave flailing junkie rock to the early afternoon crowd that was able to make it in on time.