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‘Juno’, Jason Reitman (2007)

Look, in my opinion, the best thing you can do is find a person who loves you for exactly what you are. Good mood, bad mood, ugly, pretty, handsome, what have you, the right person is still going to think the sun shines out your ass. That’s the kind of person that’s worth sticking with.

George Harrison and embraces:

“George [Harrison] was the kind of guy who wasn’t going to leave until he hugged you for five minutes and told you how much he loved you.” - Tom Petty, Rolling Stone, 17 January 2002 [x]

Apparently, Marvel is developing a new TV show that will be in mockumentary comedy style (like The Office and Parks and Rec). It’s going to be based on the Damage Control series, which focuses on a government division focused on cleaning up the damage after a superhero fight.

It just makes me wonder, how would Leslie Knope deal with living in the MCU? Like I can imagine a whole episode dedicated to her fixing up this park, only for Thor to come down and leave a huge crater with his hammer.

Then Ann turns to her and says something like, “Oh hey look…another giant hole to fill in.” And Leslie just turns to the camera, supremely annoyed lol.

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Promotional images for the Blue Suede Shoes: Carl Perkins’ & Friends Rockabilly Sessions held 21 October 1985 at Limehouse Studios, London - top left to right: Eric Clapton, Carl Perkins, George, Bottom: Ringo Starr, Dave Edmunds

Photo Credit: Terry O’Neill

“Stan walks me into a back office, where he shows me a framed photograph of the Beatles autographed “To Stan, with love” followed by the signatures John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr.

“My Dad met them in England in ’64. He was there, in the studio, when they recorded “Honey, Don’t,” “Matchbox” and “Everybody’s Trying To Be My Baby.”   He had ‘em all sign this for me and sent it home as a present. Let me tell you, I was pretty popular when I brought it to school the next day.”Ok, I tell him – I said I wouldn’t ask about Elvis. I didn’t say I wouldn’t ask about the Beatles.

He’s game.“George Harrison chartered a jet to come to my Dad’s funeral,” Stan says. (Carl Perkins died in 1998) “And let me tell you something – George had a reputation as the ‘quiet Beatle,’ but he never stopped talking in real life. He told me, ‘If it hadn’t been for your Dad, I don’t know that I would have ever even picked up a guitar.’  That solo on ‘Can’t Buy Me Love—’ that’s Daddy, start to finish.*- Stan Perkins, “Elvis, schmelvis. For rockabilly fans, Carl Perkins remains the go-to guy” by Josh Max, Forbes,  31 May 2011

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Scans - George and Olivia Harrison [x]; and in 2001 [x]; scanned from I Me Mine, The Beatles - In Their Own Words After The Break-Up, and Hello!.

Photo 1 © Michael Simon

“I felt [Olivia] was the perfect partner for George. She supported him in all his business endeavors, looked after him during his illness, stood by his side whenever he needed her, and also gave him the freedom he so desperately required. And all inconspicuously in the background, without pushing into the spotlight.” - Klaus Voormann, translated from Warum spielst du Imagine nicht auf dem weißen Klavier, John? [x]

“I was in heaven over there with him [George]. I won’t ever be able to thoroughly explain the feeling to see him so healthy, to see him happy, to see his little boy bring his girlfriend to the house [Friar Park]. I told Olivia, ‘Oh God, girl, you’ve meant so much to his life, you’ve just totaled him out, and it’s just wonderful.’ They’re beautiful people.” - Carl Perkins, Goldmine, 6 November 1998 [x]

“Olivia had the hardest job in the world, because she loved George more than all of us, and she really took care of him and cleared the path in front of him, behind him, and inherited that crazy life, you know.” - Tom Petty, Rolling Stone, 17 January 2002 [x]

“Olivia came into the picture at just the right time, a crazy, dark time. She is a strong person, and when he fell for her we all agreed that was a good thing. It wasn’t good for him to be on his own, and without her things would have got worse.” - Jim Keltner, Mojo, November 2014 [x]

“When I saw him, he was obviously struggling with his disease, but he had the strength of a warrior, and always displayed an impressive love of life. His wife Olivia was another great warrior by George’s side.” - Emerson Fittipaldi, The Beatles Book [x]

“I think people change one another when they become husband and wife. He certainly seems happier than he was before. George and Olivia are very domesticated. They really vibrate on the same wavelength.” - Mukunda Goswami, 1988

“[…] George was always fearless, and he manifested this quality right up to the end of his life. His wife Olivia’s strength, patience, and loving attention was deeply inspiring […].” - Gary Wright, Dream Weaver: Music, Meditation, And My Friendship With George Harrison [x]

“The admiration for his wife and family was not hard to spot!” - Ian Paice, translated from GoodTimes, 6/2011 [x]

“He loved his gardening, he loved his wife, he loved his kid, he loved his house, Friar Park, and he restored that house as much as he could.” - Elton John, Rolling Stone, 17 January 2002 [x]

“I got an e-mail from Liv the other day saying she thought George performing ‘The Pirate Song’ on Rutland Weekend Televison was the bravest thing he ever did and that she wanted to be a pirate, too. Well, his dark sweet lady was the love of his life, and I know how much he loved her; a braver, finer, lovelier companion no man could ever find, and it breaks my heart to think of these last […] years.” - Eric Idle, The Greedy Bastard Diary [x]

  • News Reporter (Perk): What do you know about Minnesota?
  • British Man: It starts with an M. What do you know about Liverpool?
  • Perk: The Beatles are from there. Do you know who is from Minnesota?
  • British Man: No, who?
  • Perk: Prince! And no not Prince Harry!
  • British Man: Oh..Prince William?
  • Perk: *stares at camera awkwardly*