Rainn, John, Jenna, and others say farewell to the fans. Watching this, it’s clear I will fall apart Thursday.
Heroes. Music. Television. Film. Literature.
I like to write. I'm studying English at UC Santa Barbara. Click on one of the five links above to see the people, bands, shows, movies, and novels that have changed me significantly or that have, at the very least, stirred my soul. Ask me something.
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"In utter loneliness a writer tries to explain the inexplicable."
"You have to be all too basely in love with yourself to write about yourself without shame. My only excuse is that I'm not writing for the same reason everyone else writes, that is, for the sake of the reader's praises."
—Fyodor Dostoevsky, The Adolescent
"A writer needs three things: experience, observation, and imagination. Any two of which—at times any one of which—can supply the lack of the others."
"One great part of every human existence is passed in a state which cannot be rendered sensible by the use of wideawake language, cutanddry grammar and goahead plot."
Vulture reimagined Game of Thrones as different tv shows. Here’s my favorite, for obvious reasons. From left to right, that’s Sandor Clegane (The Hound) as Cosmo Kramer, Samwell Tarly as George Costanza, Daenerys Targaryen as Elaine Benes, and Tyrion Lannister as Jerry Seinfeld. Love it.
Here’s Roger Ebert’s review of BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN, which I got to see tonight. I couldn’t agree more with Ebert’s analysis: BROKEBACK was a superb film, and Ledger and Gyllenhaal each gave spectacular performances. It is not a “gay cowboy” movie, despite popular belief—not even for a second; more accurately, Ang Lee’s masterpiece is a meditation on forbidden love and the heavy toll it takes on a person. Really glad I got to see it. Ebert gave it four stars, as would I.
HELL YES. Sarah Silverman AND Rainn Wilson will be featured in YouTube’s Comedy Week, which starts the 19th of this month. This’ll be interesting! And it comes just after news broke that Sarah will be one of the comics in the new season of Jerry Seinfeld’s amazing internet show Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee, which is set to premiere sometime (hopefully) before summer. Oh, and her HBO comedy special has a name and general release time: it’s called “We Are Miracles,” she’s shooting it this month, and it’ll premiere in the fall. Wonderful stuff, all!
We long-time A Song of Ice and Fire fans can get a little smug sometimes about knowing the major plot points before the rest of the viewing audience. However, the brutal death of Ros in Sunday night’s episode “The Climb” shocked even the most jaded Game of Thrones fans. And so we unexpectedly find ourselves saying goodbye to her portrayer, Esmé Bianco…
|David Bowie:||This year, I saw Radiohead at the Beacon Theater. I had a shrewd suspicion that they were the best band around, and that convinced me.|
|Paul Mccartney:||Paul's a big fan of the critically acclaimed band and they were the only group he mentioned off the top of his head when asked who his favorite musical acts were these days.|
|Ringo Star:||The record industry has fallen apart. But we are on to the new age, a digital one, where anyone can download. Radiohead—how great! How much do you want to pay? That’s a huge change. God bless them.|
|Bono:||Such imagination and courage are in short supply right now.They're a sacred talent, and we feel blessed to be around at the same time...They can do whatever they want in my book and it’s alright with me. They’re that good.|
|Chris Martin:||It would be interesting to see how the world would be different if Dick Cheney really listened to Radiohead's OK Computer. I think the world would probably improve. That album is fucking brilliant. It changed my life, so why wouldn't it change his?|
|Kanye West:||I don't listen to rap in my apartment, I listen to Thom Yorke.|
|Flea (on Thom Yorke):||He's an unbelievably great musician and a beautiful man. He's so pure as an artist. It's less that I would try to copy him and more that just being around someone who channels really powerful energy is beneficial.|
|Damon Albarn:||I’m glad that Radiohead exists...they’re interesting and they’re independent in the true sense of the word.|
|Justin Timberlake:||Radiohead has the ability to make you feel you’re cramped up in a closet and then, all of a sudden, you burst out into an open wheat field and everything turns sepia or something.|