ben-jones

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I thought I understood it, that I could grasp it, but I didn’t, not really. Only the smudgeness of it; the pink-slippered, all-containered, semi-precious eagerness of it. I didn’t realize it would sometimes be more than whole, that the wholeness was a rather luxurious idea. Because it’s the halves that halve you in half. I didn’t know, don’t know, about the in-between bits; the gory bits of you, and the gory bits of me.

ELLE July 2016 cover star Leslie Jones on being funny, interviewed by Ben Dickinson:

“I just knew that I was funny, and I knew that it was just a matter of time. I didn’t know what was going to actually happen—this is definitely way bigger than I thought—but I knew there was no way I was going to be that funny and nobody was going to notice it.”

Photograph by Mark Seliger, Styled by Samira Nasr

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If there’s anything I’ve learned from superhero movies and shows is that the british supervillain goes into the glass cage.

Update: Magneto joins the list. Thanks to everyone who pointed that out.