claw machine

Lin-Manuel Miranda’s dressing room is literally a bedroom, albeit a very small one. The kinetic 28-year-old star and composer of In the Heights, the new pan-Latino pop opera that celebrates the Inwood-Washington Heights neighborhood Mr. Miranda grew up in, has outfitted his room at stage right like an 8-year-old boy’s, with items that speak to his own affinities, not his characters’. There are Transformers sheets for the bunk bed that’s above his dressing table, a television set and PlayStation 2, and a G.I. Joe Cobra Commander poster on the door. The stuffed monkey next to his pillow isn’t a transitional object, he said. It’s a prize from a claw machine in Times Square. “I’m only good at two things,” Mr. Miranda said, “writing music and the claw. And I’m unbelievably good at the claw.” He proffered his guest book, which has been signed by his parents, his grammar school music teacher and his director, Thomas Kail, who wrote, “You are all hype.”

Besides the bunk bed, the other notable feature of this closetlike room is its grass cloth walls, put there, as the bed was, for Joel Grey when he played Amos Hart in Chicago in 1996.

[Sources: Setting the Stage, Offstage on The New York Times; pic by Tony Cenicola, HQ version from LinMiranda.com]

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Clarence - Claw Machine (Short)

Here’s a new Clarence short from Cartoon Network!

anonymous asked:

who would win at the claw machines, and who would spend soooo many coins trying to get that volleyball plush?

Kenma: It’s not really that hard.

Ushijima: I always go for the volleyball plush toy. 


Poor Lev and Hinata. Some others I imagine to be not that good at the claw machines are Daichi, Tanaka, Asahi, Taketora, Oikawa, Iwaizumi, Kyoutani, Terushima, Semi, Goshiki, Shirabu, Koganegawa, Aone, Kiyoko, Yachi, and Ukai. The other ones that would be really good at them are Noya, Suga, Ennoshita, Bokuto, Akaashi, Kuroo, Yaku, Yahaba, Tendou, Kawanishi, Yamagata, Futakuchi, and Takeda. You’re welcome to disagree with me, though.

so consider:
klance carnival date. lance is mostly dragging keith along to go on every single ride but at one point lance sees one of those claw machines and hes like OH HOLY SHIT STEP BACK I GOT THIS
and he spends like ten minutes trying to get the same lion plushy and keith is like dude come on that thing is rigged just let it go
lance is like NO IVE DONE THIS BEFORE ive got this!!!!!!
spends another ten minutes missing the lion with every single try
hes finally like KEITH ur better at hand to hand kind of things u can do it. get me that fuckin lion.
keith is like ffs FINE but its not gonna fuckin work
after a few tries keith manages to grab ahold of the lion and then the claw stutters and the lion falls out of his grasp.
keith is like W H A T THAT IS BULLSHIT I HAD THAT and hes like FUCK this thing i am GETTING THAT SHITTY LITTLE LION IF ITS THE LASY THING I DO
he spends like half an hour picking up and dropping the lion and eventually lance is like babe…..pls…its ok…..i dont want it That bad…..
keith is like fuck off i can do this
and eventually after like another twenty minutes keith just gets so fed up he punches the glass, reaches inside and grabs the lion, then grabs lances hand and just Bolts
they can never go back to that carnival again. they spend the rest of their lives on the run. criminals.