“That’s the whole secret, is if you hire great people and you don’t mess them up with a lot of analysis and conversation and speculation and nonsense—if you just get out of their way and shut up, they give you the performance that has made them the great performer that they are.”—Woody Allen on directing actors, from Woody Allen: A Documentary, which yes, of course you should watch (via lonelysandwich)
“Overall, I think it’s a good time to have a girl in the 21st century because things are changing, with more opportunities for women. But girls are still the underdog, which means they’ll work harder, and everybody loves an underdog. The next Steve Jobs will totally be a chick, because girls are No. 2—and No. 2 always wins in America. Apple was a No. 2 company for years, and Apple embodies a lot of what have been defined as feminine traits: an emphasis on intuitive design, intellect, a strong sense of creativity, and that striving to always make the greatest version of something. Traditionally, men are more like Microsoft, where they’ll just make a fake version of what that chick made, then beat the shit out of her and try to intimidate everybody into using their product.”
“So, Talking Heads is my favorite band. So one day… you know all of those restaurant scenes in ‘Groundhog Day’? Where it’s the same day over again? We spent a long time at the restaurant and I’m sitting at one of the tables at the restaurant. I’m just sitting there eating, but I had to be there all the time. And one day he was standing outside of the restaurant between takes and he was getting down with some Talking Heads. And I was so happy that he was listening to Talking Heads because it’s my favorite band. So I couldn’t contain myself and I went over and I’m like, “You like the Talking Heads?” And he looked at me like basically that was the dumbest question in the history of the world. Which it was. He was standing there listening to the Talking Heads. He was like, “Yes, I like the Talking Heads.” Then I was embarrassed and I ran away.”—Michael Shannon, on set with Bill Murray on Groundhog Day.
“I pick you up in my Kia Sorento, you get in. There’s candles in the car. You go… “Is that dangerous?” I go, “Yes, but I like danger.” We go to your favorite restaurant. We have a fantastic meal. We come outside and we see my car is on fire. You go, “Aziz, your car is on fire. Aren’t you upset?” I pull out a bag of marshmallows and I go, “No, I knew this was going to happen.” And then I kiss you in front of my burning car.”—Aziz Ansari describing his perfect date in his Sexiest Man Alive interview for People Magazine (via bvriedbvtbreathing)
“I was in London once and no one found out where I was staying the whole time I was there, and then this girl, waiting in the courtyard of the hotel in complete pitch blackness, called out my name – and I thought, ‘This is it. I’m going to get killed.’”—Robert Pattinson (via corcordium)
“But when a saga popular with pre-adolescent girls peaks romantically on a night that leaves the heroine to wake up covered with bruises in the shape of her husband’s hands — and when that heroine then spends the morning explaining to her husband that she’s incredibly happy even though he injured her, and that it’s not his fault because she understands he couldn’t help it in light of the depth of his passion — that’s profoundly irresponsible.”—NPR’s Linda Holmes reviews Twilight Breaking Dawn, Pt. 1 (via diandrabird)
i was going to say that this was debatable because anyone who knows me knows that i have the biggest crush on bradley cooper, ever… but then i saw reasons #17-22 all of the reasons. i can’t handle this. it’s too much.
I, for one, find Tumblr one of the more reliable sources of information and one of the most up to date. We knew about the content of Obama’s impromptu surprise announcement before he announced it himself, just to name an example. The same difference applies to Youtube, so when I see things like this:
Sssssooooo…the government is enforcing copyright. Without proof or hearing they uproot a UK resident and SHIP HIM OVER to be persecuted in the US. WITHOUT PROOF.
Now we have The IP Act that is on the fast track of becoming a law.
An except that summarizes what this does: “The PROTECT IP Act would allow copyright owners – movie studios and other content providers – simply to accuse a website of infringement, which could lead to that site being shut down by court order and entire links to the site being wiped clean from the Internet.”
I’m going to go out on a limb here and say that if you even pass a disagreeable fart, a big angry fist will punch you in the butthole and seal said butthole forever.
WHERE’S OUR SHIT GONNA GO?
So the title of this, while an exaggeration of something that hasn’t happened, is a very real possibility and it’s so close to happening.