Mr. Kasparov grasps that the real threat is not merely that a large number of Americans have become accustomed to rejecting factual information, or even that they have become habituated to believing hoaxes. The real danger is that, inundated with “alternative facts,” many voters will simply shrug, asking, “What is truth?” — and not wait for an answer.
~Charlie Sykes, “Why No One Cares the President is Lying” (New York Times)
Me in my head:
YO!!!!!GARRY!!!! I'M COMIN' I'M COMIN. OH MY GOD IT'S GARRY COLEMAN! YES I AM! I'M GARRY COLEMAN FROM TV'S DIFF'RENT STROKES. I MADE A LOT OF MONEY THAT GOT STOLEN BY MY FOLKS. NOW I'M BROKE AND I'M THE BUTT OF EVERYONE'S JOKES. BUT NOW I'M HERE THE SUPERINTENDENT OF AVENUE Q!!!!! IT SUCKS TO BE YOOOOOU! YOU WIN! IT SUCKS TO BE YOOOOOU! I FEEL BETTER NOW! TRY HAVING PEOPLE STOPPING YOU TO ASK YOU "WHAT YOU TALKIN' 'BOUT, WILLIS?" It,,,, gets,,,,old,,,,,,,,
I listened to the whole thing! And honestly, there is something altogether amusing & soothing about this man’s voice. Boo is captivating, but I digress…This was pretaped, about a week prior to Shandling’s death and so David’s discussion of The Larry Sanders Show and meeting his friend for the first time is especially sweet. David really loves basketball; he’s a dude’s dude, a guy’s guy. He is truly a romantic. Loves his kids, loves The Kiss Cam, for ‘beautiful’ reasons and is quite proud of himself for creating his very own X-Files Bitmoji :)
Did you know he auditioned for 'White Men Can’t Jump’? Yeah, neither did I! Says he wasn’t ready for such a role at the time. Bottom line, I love him. He’s funny, humble and tells adorable little anecdotes about the quirkiness that is his life. Like this fun moment with an unexpected, high profile X-Phile:
Ahh!! May I request for Bokuto, Ushijima, and Kuroo reacting to their s/o going up to them putting their arms out and cutely asking for kisses and cuddles?
Bokuto has to resist the urge to pinch their cheeks. Just seeing them grin like that still makes his heart flutter, and he’s just as happy as they are when he obliges their request. He settles for peppering their face with kisses and holding them tight, never forgetting to mention how cute they are.
Ushijima would smile and welcome them, literally, with open arms. Come here. He wouldn’t really say much–neither would they–and they’d sit with their back to them, his arms wrapped securely around them. He enjoys nuzzling his face into their neck, and kissing their jawline. Rubbing his thumbs along their hands is comforting to both of them.
Kuroo would ruffle their hair, mock-accusing them for being so damn adorable, that it was impossible for him to refuse. He kisses their cheek emphatically, and if they’re lying down, he’ll pull the blankets over them. He doesn’t like to hold them too tight, unless he’s missed them a lot–he prefers to do it pretty loosely, so he has room to see their face, and kiss them more.
So sad to hear the news of Garry Shandling’s death (top, with David and Chris Carter at David’s Walk of Fame ceremony in January; bottom, on the set of the XF episode “Hollywood A.D.” with David, Gillian, Téa Leoni, and Wayne Federman). Thoughts and heartfelt sympathies to David and all of Garry’s friends and loved ones during this terrible time.
“I met Ib and her mother at the local foodstore about one month after the gallery incident. One thing led to another and we all ended up going to a café. This quickly turned into a habit, since we enjoyed talking with each other so much. Once a week, every saturday, we all met at that café. Sometimes we would even meet up more than once a week.”
“I talked about my graduation and a little about my family. Ib talked about her art class and her mother talked about how much Ib loved to draw on her free time. One time she even brought me one of her drawings. She was nine and…she’s amazing at drawing. And let me tell you, amazing is a big understatement in this case.”
“A few weeks passed. One day, Ib seemed a little different. She usually talked a lot, but this day she didn’t say a word. ”
“Ib’s mother told me that Ib’s teacher had scolded her because she barely paid attention in school. Her parents tried to help her as much as they could, but they were unfortunately very busy people. They had tried to hire several people to help Ib as well, but that didn’t work either. She didn’t seem to find motivation in school at all.”
“I’ve never been the smartest student in my class, but I offered to help Ib with her homework. I immediately saw Ib’s eyes shine up like two stars. I don’t think I’ve ever seen her that happy.”
“It took a while after that, but eventually they invited me to their house. Which by the way is gorgeous to say the least…”
“I do remember that her father was a little unsure about me at the start, but it’s understandable in my opinion. A teenager befriending a nine-year-old isn’t exactly common. But it’s all good between us these days.”
“First I was kind of like Ib’s extra teacher, but it quickly turned into a secondary job as her official babysitter. Of course, I refuse to get paid in any way.”
“From what I’ve heard, Ib has been a doing much better in school since I started helping her. She seems to be very motivated to get good grades and such.”