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When insults had class

These glorious insults are from an era before the English language got boiled down to 4-letter words.

A member of Parliament to Disraeli:
“Sir, you will either die on the gallows or of some unspeakable disease”. “That depends, Sir,“ said Disraeli, "whether I embrace your policies or your mistress.”

“He had delusions of adequacy.” - Walter Kerr

“He has all the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire.”- Winston Churchill

“I have never killed a man, but I have read many obituaries with great
pleasure.” -Clarence Darrow

“He has never been known to use a word that might send a reader to the dictionary.” - William Faulkner
(about Ernest Hemingway).

“Thank you for sending me a copy of your book; I’ll waste no time reading it.” - Moses Hadas

“I didn’t attend the funeral, but I sent a nice letter saying I approved of it.” - Mark Twain

“He has no enemies, but is intensely disliked by his friends..” - Oscar

“I am enclosing two tickets to the first night of my new play; bring a
friend…. if you have one.”
(George Bernard Shaw to Winston Churchill)
“Cannot possibly attend first night, will attend second  …. if there is
one."  (Winston Churchill, in response.)

"I feel so miserable without you; it’s almost like having you here.” -
Stephen Bishop

“He is a self-made man and worships his creator.” - John Bright

“I’ve just learned about his illness. Let’s hope it’s nothing trivial.” -
Irvin S. Cobb

“He is not only dull himself; he is the cause of dullness in others.” -
Samuel Johnson

“He is simply a shiver looking for a spine to run up.” - Paul Keating

“In order to avoid being called a flirt, she always yielded easily.” -
Charles, Count Talleyrand

“He loves nature in spite of what it did to him.” - Forrest Tucker

“Why do you sit there looking like an envelope without any address on it?” -Mark Twain

“His mother should have thrown him away and kept the stork.” - Mae West

“Some cause happiness wherever they go; others, whenever they go.” - Oscar Wilde

“He uses statistics as a drunken man uses lamp-posts… for support rather than illumination.”
Andrew Lang (1844-1912)

“He has Van Gogh’s ear for music.” - Billy Wilder

“I’ve had a perfectly wonderful evening. But this wasn’t it.” Groucho Marx


Couldn’t help myself and made this silly thing out of a stray idea today. Dating sims are pretty popular lately, so why not? It’s funny! To me, at least.

Basically, you’d pick male or female Driver and try to find romance with his/her roster of suitors. Some are available for both genders while others are exclusive to either a guy or gal protagonist. And depending on who you befriend and woo, you can observe different interactions between other characters, not just you and your romance target. This is complicated and would almost certainly be a nightmare to program, but that’s fine because this game will never exist.

Female Driver’s suitors:

  1. Miss Pauling
  2. Spy
  3. Sniper
  4. Medic
  5. Demoman
  6. Pyro
  7. Engineer
  8. Scout

Male Driver’s suitors:

  1. Heavy
  2. Spy
  3. Sniper
  4. Medic
  5. Demoman
  6. Pyro
  7. Yana
  8. Bronislava

Different options would have different levels of difficulty. For example, Engie and Heavy would both be extremely easy to get in their respective scenarios because of the way the story is set up. (They’d probably be the ones you end up with on your first couple of playthroughs.) Most are middling, where you need to check off a certain number of requirements for them to be able to play out. Some would be tricky to get, like Sniper, who’s a chronic loner. The hardest to get would be Spy, who has very specific requirements and several unspoken dealbreakers. So like, if you went after Spy and did everything just right, except that you also flirted a bit with Scout, he’d shut you down because ew.

There’d be other characters you could flirt with unexpectedly who wouldn’t actually be romance options. If male or female Driver were to flirt too much with Zhanna or Soldier, respectively, you’d die a gruesomely hilarious death at the hands of your rival. Or Merasmus. Yeah, you could try to make out with Merasmus if that floats your boat, but you’d still die a gruesomely hilarious death, albeit a different one. This could be a thing for tons of side characters, including (but not limited to) Saxton Hale, Balloonicorn, Scout’s ma, a lamp, the Eyelander, a robot, or Lieutenant Bites. Death, death, and more death.

And there’d be an option to not romance anyone at all, which could unlock some interesting things. I’d want to delve into some recursive meta-narrative stuff because I’m a nerd like that.

Anyway, enough from me! Just wanted to put that out there because it made me smile to think about. I hope others either enjoy it, too, or get really annoyed with me. Either way, I’m still amused!


Behind the Scenes of Planet of the Dead - Part Five

Excerpts from Benjamin Cook’s set report in DWM 408:

On Valentine’s Day in the desert, what could possibly be more romantic than an oversized fly waving a gun at a lady in a catsuit? It’s hard to think of anything, isn’t it?

It’s our final day filming in the UAE [United Arab Emirates], and veteran Doctor Who monster performer Paul Kasey has arrived to play Sorvin the Tritovore. “The head is operated by remote control,” he explains, “which Neill [Gorton, prosthetics designer] is operating off camera.” Isn’t that disconcerting for Paul? “You get a sense of what’s happening. Over the years, I’ve begun to recognize the different motor sounds.”

So, Sorvin marches the Doctor and Christina, at gunpoint, toward his crashed Tritovore spaceship - presently a green screen pinned against the double-decker bus. “Can you still see where you’re going, Paul?” asks James [Strong, director]

But he can’t. “There’s your mark, Paul,” says David [Tennant], guiding his captor. “HEY, PAUL?!!!”

Meanwhile, just out of shot, Daniel Kaluuya [who plays Barclay] is relieving himself on a tuft of shrubbery. “I know I shouldn’t look,” giggles Victoria Alcock [who plays Angela], “but I can’t help it.”

“I’m letting it grow, man,” insists Daniel. “Giving it a chance. They’ll call this the Kaluuya tree.”

David is more focused on his shades. “I’ve had my sunglasses on again,” he tells make-up man Steve Smith. The specs leave a slight mark on the bridge of his nose, requiring a retouch.

“Not again!” sighs Steve.

“Well, it’s bright,” David grins, “and I look cool in them.”

However, the sun soon starts setting. James wants to squeeze in one final shot: David and Michelle running down the hill, carrying the clamps from the Tritovore spaceship. On the take, Michelle trips, tumbling arse over tip. “Sorry, sorry, sorry,” she flinches, getting up and dusting herself down.

“She managed to make even that look dramatic and well-handled,” David points out.

“Phwoar, I wouldn’t mind being the sand beneath Michelle,” mutters someone who will remain nameless.

“I can’t believe how fast David runs,” Michelle admits, “but then I’m Lady Christina; the Doctor should be a bit faster than me. I guess she’s a fantasy figure, with her catsuit and backpack, but also she’s real in that she’s not flawless. She’s not Wonder Woman.”

Other parts of this set:  [one]  [two]  [three]  [four]  [six]  [seven]  [eight]  [nine] [ten]
[ Masterlist of all Doctor Who Behind-the-Scenes Photosets ]


“I know it sounds corny, but we still see each other and love each other, but it hasn’t worked out. Perhaps we’ll be childhood sweethearts and meet again and get married when we’re about 70.”

—Jane Asher

“I always feel very wary including Jane in The Beatles’ history. She’s never gone into print about our relationship, whilst everyone on earth has sold their story. So I’d feel weird being the one to kiss and tell. We had a good relationship.”

—Paul McCartney

I think it’s done..? c: (I added a few more characters in the background so…yeah XD;)
Merry Smissmas/Happy Holidays to all of you~ (๑^ں^๑) ♥ 

Times Paul McCartney was the perfect reaction gif

:When your ovaries can’t take it anymore.

:When your friends take you to a party where you know nobody else.

:When someone tells you a story but you already know it’s a lie.

:When you’re drunk AF but you’re still trying to look cute around bae.

:When someone says that the Beatles aren’t good.

:When your friend says something embarrasing.

:When someone tells you you’re pretty but you already know it.

:When someone backfires the shit out of somone.

:When the delivery guy arrives and you can smell the sent of fries and pizza.

:When someone is telling you a story but you ain’t beiliving their bullshit and you’re trying to act cool.

:When you pick up your plate from the microwave and it’s burning hot.

:When you drank 6 coffees, 4 redbull, 2 monsters and a rockstar.

:When you look at all the work you`ve got to do but you already have two essays, 5 exams and a book to read due for next class.

anonymous asked:

How well do you think Driver and Ms. Pauling would get along?

As the new head of Mann Co., Ms. Pauling’s not as hands-on as she used to be with the mercs, but in the weeks leading up to Driver’s introduction to the team, the two of them did have several meetings, along with Engie, in cementing the plans for the manufacture of the McMANN. When it was just the two of them, they were polite and professional, but Engie’s presence allowed them to relax and be more cordial.

Ms. Pauling’s putting on her best show of being a worthy successor to Saxton Hale, and she’s reluctant to let any of her doubts show during her first big hire and new anti-terrorism initiative. She can’t afford to appear weak. Driver’s never sure what to think about Ms. Pauling. She’s never been anything but nice to them, but there’s that subtle ripple of ruthlessness woven into her personality that Driver gets an occasional glimpse of, like their new boss would have no problem shooting them in the back of the head and burying them in a shallow unmarked grave should it become necessary. So they tread lightly.