How My Week with Marilyn costumer Jill Taylor turned that sketch—based on this real-life Marilyn outfit—into this, on Michelle Williams. More exclusive details on the costumes—including lots of sketches and a spirited vintage-undergarment discussion—here.

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Sketch courtesy of Jill Taylor. Movie still by Laurence Cendrowicz/© 2011 The Weinstein Company.

Watching Home Improvement. And you know… sometimes Jill is rude, sometimes Tim is dumb. And sometimes they both make mistakes, but that’s what makes the show, and their relationship. Through it all they help each other and love each other and it just makes me feel all warm and fuzzy when they do. This show is not only funny and amusing… but it’s like a wave of nostalgia every time I watch it.

so i realized today, when she popped up on The West Wing, that I definitely had a crush on the mom from Home Improvement when I was younger.

the weird shit that becomes clear after you just let yourself be gay.

it is astounding.

In related news, Home Improvement was an amazing sitcom, and if you don’t remember the snake slithering from the wall down into Tim ‘The Tool Man’ Taylor’s shirt………….well. you have a childhood to reclaim.

'scuse me while i venture to youtube.

“Unfortunately, as a society, we do not teach our children that they need to tend carefully the garden of their minds. Without structure, censorship, or discipline, our thoughts run rampant on automatic. Because we have not learned how to more carefully manage what goes on inside our brains, we remain vulnerable to not only what other people think about us, but also to advertising and/or political manipulation.”

- Jill Bolte Taylor


“I’m saying you need to forget it’s a horror story, that someone might die at every turn. You see, you have to care if the smoking hot lit’ teacher seems a little too interested in his female students. You have to care if the team wins the big game. You have to care if the smart, pretty girl forgives the dumb jock… You root for them, you love them, so when they are brutally murdered, it hurts.” 

Just like children, emotions heal when they are heard & validated.
—  Jill Bolte Taylor, ‘My Stroke of Insight: A Brain Scientist’s Personal Journey’