Founding Father Pin-Ups, 2nd Ed.: Tread on Me
FANMIX MEME — “a fanmix
looselybased on Joshua Jackson’s face” more or less focusing on my relationship with his face/his everything» requested by Mallory
- NICE CANADIAN BOY is a collection of songs that indicate my affection for Joshua may or may not be slightly stalker-ish (hint: they are).
1. Day One— Bad Before GoodYou tell me lies
But you do it with style
Saying “it’ll come good,
In a little while”You keep on spinning your words
Then you break your promises
With a film-star smile
2. Pelle Carlberg— I Love You, You Imbecile
I love the way you smile
The way you’re juvenile
I love the way you moan
3. Kanye West— Love LockdownI’m in love with you,
But the vibe is wrong
And that haunted me,
All the way homeSo you never know
Never, never know
Never know enough,
‘Til it’s over love
‘Til we lose control,
4. Robyn— Call Your GirlfriendCall your girlfriend
It’s time you had the talk
Give your reasons
Say it’s not her fault
5. Kate Nash— We Get OnI don’t ever dream
About you and me
I don’t ever make up stuff
That would be classed as
6. Adele— Someone Like You
I hate to turn up
Out of the blue,
But I couldn’t stay away,
I couldn’t fight it
I had hoped you’d see my face
And that you’d be reminded that
For me, it isn’t over
Violet may not know what a weekend is, but we now know what we’re doing with ours. You’re never too old to play with paper dolls, right?
I feel like this would appeal to 99% of my followers.
Downton Abbey Valentines. My life is now complete.
I’ve been thinking lately about the character of Leslie Knope, since some random bloggers have been complaining that she’s too saintly or something. (Which is so weird. She totally has TONS of flaws, it’s just that the show doesn’t think she deserves to be constantly put down for them, unlike how practically every other show on TV treats women. So maybe that’s why it’s confusing for people.)
I think what I love about Leslie and her flaws is that they are all, like, childlike flaws, in what is somehow a very appealing way — she’s impulsive and passionate and feels everything intensely, so she loses her temper very unself-critically. I feel like post-puberty so many women are socialized to not express negative emotions, or at least to be really… what is the word. Like, circumspect or careful about expressing them.
But the way Leslie Knope gets mad — man, that is the way a little girl gets mad. She is totally not worried about whether her feelings are legitimate, or whether she’s being unreasonable, or about anyone thinking she’s a bitch. She just scrunches up her face and loses her shit, and threatens to waterboard a teenage boy, or declares war on the country of Peru, or knocks files out of Mark Brendanawicz’s hands. I GUESS I’VE BEEN PRONOUNCING YOUR NAME WRONG ALL THESE YEARS, MARK BRENDANA-QUITS.
Basically I feel like Leslie Knope (and, honestly, a little bit Amy Poehler) is what would happen if a girl was allowed to get through puberty with her real self intact, instead of getting relentlessly socialized to be whatever an acceptable woman is supposed to be, and that is kind of great.
Elizabeth Taylor and David Bowie.
I made this list of unicorns that amaze me.
I remember hearing on many of the Season 1 commentaries how awesome the set designers are over at Community and this is PROOF
Sara Bareilles - Yellow (Coldplay cover)
for you i’d bleed myself dry
I didn’t know what to make of the first minute of this or so, because it’s slow and so different from the original, but I think it stretches out into something kind of beautiful.
W’s Best Performances
Jesus H. Christ…
Have a better photoshoot W.
“I’m playing Mycroft in the sequel to the Sherlock Holmes film Guy Ritchie directed with Robert Downey Jr., and that sort of part is fun, but just once in a while to play a genuine all round sort of lead figure with complexity and tragedy and wit and all the sort of things that Oscar [Wilde] had was a once in a lifeftime thrill.”
You can listen to the interview from The Danny Baker Show on the BBC iPlayer
62nd Primetime Emmy Awards
Okay One More Movie Trailer of the Day: A couple days early, the first official trailer for The Hangover director Todd Phillips’ much-anticipated follow-up, Due Date.
The film, which stars Robert Downey, Jr., Zach Galifianakis, Michelle Monaghan and Jamie Foxx, is due in theaters November 5.
I want to go to there.