Bob: really wish i could go to the con but I’m so sorry I’m sick
Y'all: if you read between the lines, clearly this means he’s being held prisoner by his own girlfriend who has infected him with come rare disease so he can’t leave the country while she does experiments on him to test the effects of a new mind control drug she’s been developing to make sure he continues to hate eliza and will one day be ready toKILL HER AND SHE CAN ABSORB HER POWER TO BECOME A MEGA STAR WHILE SHE ATTEMPTS TO RUIN HIS CAREER
Bad bob in absolute tears as he carries jacks chuppah down the aisle along with shitty, tater and ransom
dont do this to me i HAVE EMOTIONS
the amount of PLANNING that goes into the wedding smh bc of course alicia and bob are like susan, coach, we love u but… jewish wedding and the southern, religious ass bittles are like LISTEN YOU KNOW WE LOVE YOU BUT UM
it takes some TIME to come to some compromises holy hell
To celebrate Supernatural’s 15th season, the producers have decided to hold a contest to cast an unknown in a recurring role as Sam’s rumored love interest. They are doing open casting calls all over the country. Your best friend Nikki wants to go and she drags you along.
A/N: I wrote this drabble to celebrate my birthday today. This takes place during part two when Jared and the reader meet, and is told from Jared’s point of view. It’s my little gift to you being so supportive of this series. Enjoy!
Characters: Jared Padalecki, Reader, Bob Singer, Susan (Casting Director)
This day had been a complete waste of time so far. When I’d gotten the first scripts for season 15 and read about the soulmate story line for Sam I was excited. It was fresh and original. And the contest had been the icing on the cake. Somewhere out there was our Gemini waiting to be found.
Bob Singer had asked me to stop by the New York casting call since I was going to be in town anyway. He was telling me about some of the girls they had seen. It hadn’t been going well.
I could hear the frustration in his voice. “None of them are Gemini. They either can’t act, or can’t sing, or are so star-struck at the thought of working with you they freeze.”
I rolled my eyes at that. “Whatever.”
Bob’s phone rang. “Hey Susan. Yep, he’s here with me. Okay, we’ll check it out. Thanks.”
He turned to me. “Susan sent us a video of a girl she just saw. She thinks she’s the one.”
As soon as I saw her, I knew. She was really pretty, and she was totally unimpressed with the show or me. When she called me “freakishly tall” and “Jensen Padaleski” I knew I had to meet her. I wanted to see if we had any chemistry or if she could even act. I told Bob I had an idea and I was out the door swearing I wouldn’t do anything stupid. (I’m not making any promises, actually.)
As I stood outside the door I realized this could blow up in my face. She may just be pretending not to know anything about the show to be noticed. There was only one way to find out. “Time to see if you really CAN act, Padalecki.” I told myself.
“Hi I’m Tom.” I said when I walked into the room. When she stood up I was pleasantly surprised. She was only a few inches shorter than me. She seemed totally at ease. She really had no idea who I was. Damn she was attractive and funny, and clearly smart. In other words, totally my type.
A nurse, huh? I immediately pictured her in a skimpy white uniform telling me it was time for my sponge bath. Down boy! I so needed to get laid. It had been too damn long! She really doesn’t watch the show, she was telling the truth. It’s kind of refreshing actually.
I spent so much of my time around actresses it was nice to talk to someone who was passionate about their job and it wasn’t acting. I’ll bet she’s a damn good nurse. I’ll bet she’s good at anything she sets her mind to… she just seems like that kind of woman.
We ran some lines, just a quick scene. She was a natural, the perfect combination of feisty, tough and vulnerable we wanted for Gemini. I can’t believe she’s never acted before. As soon as I grabbed her wrist and pulled her to me I was a goner. Thank God she broke the mood before I made a fool of myself.
She sounds like a tried-and-true friend, one who has your back. She reminds me of Jensen. I wanted to talk more with her, find out about her life, her job, and her best friend. I was intrigued by her. That hasn’t happened since Gen.
I reluctantly excused myself and headed back to Bob. “She’s a natural, she’s Gemini. I want her.”
Oh I definitely wanted her all right, and not just for Gemini. As far as I’m concerned, the contest is over.
As The Guardian points out, Tim Kaine (D-Va.) was the first senator to bring up the proposed Keystone XL pipeline—a major climate-related issue that the Obama administration is expected to make a decision on in the coming months.
“It would be very good thing if the president right now rejected the use of tar sands oil in the Keystone pipeline,” Kaine said. “Why would we embrace tar sands oil and backslide to a dirtier tomorrow?”
Environmental advocates have been urging the administration to reject the 1,660-mile pipeline, which would carry oil from Canada’s tar sands to refineries in Texas, on the basis that it would increase the country’s contribution to climate change. Oil from the tar sands produces more emissions over its lifecycle than conventional oil.
On this day in 1969, the children’s television programme Sesame
Street was first broadcast in the United States. The show initially aired on
National Education Television, which later became the Public
Broadcasting Service (PBS). Sesame Street was created by Joan Ganz Cooney and Lloyd Morrisett, and was designed to educate children - especially those from lower income backgrounds - using Jim
Henson’s iconic Muppet characters. Prior to the show’s debut, television executives noted a perceived gap in the market
of children’s programming the United States, which they sought to fill with the educational yet entertaining Sesame Street. The first episode featured
Gordon introducing Sally to Sesame Street, and saw her meeting Susan,
Bob, and Mr. Hooper, and, of course, the much-loved Big Bird, Oscar the Grouch, Bert & Ernie,
Kermit the Frog, and the Cookie Monster. The show’s debut was well-received
both critically and by its audience; Sesame Street endures to this day as a staple feature of American popular culture.
“What if you could create content that was both
entertaining and instructive? What if it went down more like ice cream
than spinach?” - Michael Davis
“Phil, I hope you do realise that Telling the babies and (the) dog not to eat it ISN’T GONNA DO ANYTHING!!!”
“YEAH I KINDA GUESSED THAT!!!!”
Just something i wanted to tell phil who actually mentioned the possibility of a baby and a dog coming home (in his liveshow… like, does he not know these are sensitive topics for us?!)… btw meet baby Bob and baby Susan (more suggestions for names are welcome)
Please dont repost w/o permission or the babies will judge you.
Hooray, hooray, it’s time for Friday Reads! I’m getting my borscht on with Mastering the Art of Soviet Cooking (and feeling weirdly nostalgic for the huge brown semi-sour loaves that I lived on for two years in Prague– mmmm, chleb).
Intern Megan says Where the Bird Sings Best is “every bit as bonkers and
mindblowing as I feel like Jodorowsky probably is.”
Mr. Bob Mondello reports, “I’m getting a jump on
Shakespeare’s Birthday (April 23) by reading accounts of the Astor Place Riots
in Shakespeare in America: An Anthology from the Revolution to Now.
Amazing story about a time when folks took theater reeeeeeally seriously: On
May 19, 1849, more than 15,000 fans of American actor Edwin Forrest, descended
on the Astor Place Opera House where his British rival William Charles Macready
was performing Macbeth. The rioting not only stopped the show, but also
resulted in 20 deaths and more than 100 injuries. Those were the days, no?“
Founding Mother Susan Stamberg is reading Listener Supported as she prepares an obituary for Don (not Dan) Quayle, NPR’s first president – tune in to tonight’s All Things Considered to hear it.
Editor Ninahas a little light weekend reading, Vincent Crapanzano’s Recapitulations.
And Code Switch’s Karen Grigsby Bates has an ARC of Wednesday Martin’s Primates of Park Avenue. “Martin,
an anthropologist, moved with her husband and child from downtown to
Manhattan’s Upper East Side and used her anthropological skills to explain the
social mores of the 1%. Equal parts frightening and entertaining.”