mattie:

I think the media story of the year, in 2010, was the New York Times’ discovery of Brooklyn. Once a day there’s a story about all the riches offered in that borough. There are young men and women wearing ironic glass frames on the streets. There are open air markets, like trading posts in the early Chippewa tribe, where you can make beads at home and then trade them for someone to come over and start a small fire in your apartment that you share with nine others. Artisanal cheeses. For sale, on the streets of an entire American borough. It’s been fascinating to watch the paper venture over the bridge. Venture through the tunnel. Go out to the outer reaches. The outer boroughs of the city. All different sections of the paper. They are making grilled cheese sandwiches in the streets… Yes, it’s just fantastic, it’s like Marrakesh over there… I’m leaving here to get to an artisanal market that just opened up today. It’s a flash artisanal market. The newest thing.

washingtonpoststyle:

Brian Williams: “The media story of 2010 is The New York Times discovery of Brooklyn.” What follows is a pristine comedic monologue.

“They’re making grilled cheese sandwiches in the streets.”

talking-bird:

I like that age, where you’re not quite into boys yet and really think  you can be an astronaut, a teacher, a doctor and a roller skater. That  girl and I live in the same world.

Amy Poehler

talking-bird:

I like that age, where you’re not quite into boys yet and really think you can be an astronaut, a teacher, a doctor and a roller skater. That girl and I live in the same world.

Amy Poehler

a hot gust of wind and a beautiful vision: @Annakovsky

carnageandcarnality:

annakovsky:

carnageandcarnality:

Have you seen the Forsyte Saga? I am looking for someone to commiserate with, as I am in the third episode of the first (2002) set and HATE EVERYONE.

Ahahaha, oh man, WHY YES I HAVE, my ambivalent feelings towards The Forsyte Saga, let me show you them. I-I was already…

I feel like I am sympathetic towards the wrong character- namely, Soames. It’s easy to like him, even though he acts like a monster at one point, because IRENE IS A DEVIL. AGREED. It’s like the writers didn’t even try, they gave her “alabaster skin” and said well, that’s it for characterization! 

Are we supposed to support Irene and her atrocious architect bf? Because they were so nasty I was thrilled when he was trampled by a stray carriage. And he is still grinding my gears from the grave, since June picks up a goddamn banner for him EVEN THOUGH her emotionless, frigid “best friend” is banging him. 

I JUST HAVE SO MANY FEELINGS. I don’t know if I can make it to the second series, but I’m gonna try! It’s awful and compelling and when I describe it to people, they have no idea why I am still watching. BUT STILL. 

WE HAVE ALL THE SAME THOUGHTS. I was so gleeful when awful Bosinney bit it. RUN OVER BY A CARRIAGE. A WEENIE’S DEATH, JUST AS HE DESERVES. Also I feel so bad for Soames being my favorite despite that one thing, but ugh, Irene is SO MEAN to him. I felt a little better when I read some interview with a writer or something where they talked about how they’d set up the miniseries to have Soames the hero. I was like, OH, OKAY, YOU DID THAT ON PURPOSE. B-But why would you? Or why wouldn’t you do it more consistently? Because seriously, I feel like the main problem with the whole thing is that the whole time you feel like the series is trying to get you to be on board with things you are NOT ON BOARD WITH. Am I supposed to be rooting for Irene? BUT YOU KEEP SHOWING ME HOW HORRIBLE SHE IS. OH MY GOD PEOPLE, PICK A LANE.

Haha, this discussion is not super easy to have on tumblr — if you want to email me you totally can, annakovsky AT gmail!

I remember being home one time at Christmas just a few years ago and it was a really snowy night and it was just a cold night, I just curled up and put my TV on and saw an SVU about a guy who likes to cut off child model’s heads and eat the hair and I was like “This is, this is the best Christmas ever.”
@Annakovsky

carnageandcarnality:

Have you seen the Forsyte Saga? I am looking for someone to commiserate with, as I am in the third episode of the first (2002) set and HATE EVERYONE. 

Ahahaha, oh man, WHY YES I HAVE, my ambivalent feelings towards The Forsyte Saga, let me show you them. I-I was already on the verge of reblogging your earlier posts to engage on this topic. In short: OMG IRENE IS THE WORST MY HATRED FOR HER KNOWS NO BOUNDS. SHE IS CLEARLY THE HORRIFYING PINNACLE BUT ALSO EVERYONE IN THAT SERIES IS THE WORST. IT IS A SERIES ABOUT WRETCHED PEOPLE BEING WRETCHED AND THE WRETCHES WHO MARRY THEM. E-except sometimes I love Soames and it makes me feel weird about myself. Also Winifred is wonderful and clearly deserves better than her HORROR OF A FAMILY and June is okay.

If you push through it, though, the second series makes all the horribleness worth it in the end? I will say that for it.

monkeyknifefight:

anachronistique | mmorrow

Anne Shirley rewrites Twilight, does it nine zillion times better?

monkeyknifefight:

anachronistique | mmorrow

Anne Shirley rewrites Twilight, does it nine zillion times better?

Is that a Ravenclaw scarf, Liz Lemon?

Is that a Ravenclaw scarf, Liz Lemon?

emptyhanded85:

Parks and Recreation - 2x15 - Sweetums

Get off my car, woman!

emptyhanded85:

Parks and Recreation - 2x15 - Sweetums

Get off my car, woman!

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