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Dan and Phil

What she says: I’m fine.

What she means: Daniel James Howell is finally embracing his natural curls and is finally confident enough to paint his nails and even consider wearing makeup. He is now posting selfies that is exposing parts of him that he has never done before. Compared to a few years ago, this is one of the best character developments I have ever seen. Phil Lester is making more innuendos and is showing his true self. He is evolving into a more confident than before human being and being able to be alive in a time where that happens is a blessing. Dan and Phil are being more open than ever before, with who they are and what they are to each other. 2017 is one of the best years for Dan and Phil and I will be with them (with whatever they decide to do) the entire step of the way. What a great time to be alive.

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Coraline Au!

anonymous asked:

what are some of your fave scenes from the americans

oh man… the “in the air tonight” sequence from the pilot, the tooth pulling scene, the wedding!!!!!, elizabeth yelling at paige about her needing to report to them about what pastor tim does, the philip/elizabeth fight about martha and gregory and all that you know the one, when elizabeth asks philip if he would go with martha and he’s like are you crazy i love you, paige asking philip and elizabeth to speak russian, the dinner with pastor tim and stan, the season two finale scene with nina and oleg where you see nina in front of the lenin portrait……. so many more

Lolitics Survival Guide: Episode 2 

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The Windsor family.

I finally figured out what I want.

As a kid, I never felt any particular sense of direction other than getting the hell away from my family. I’d hide out in front of the tv, immersing myself in whatever monster, sci-fi/fantasy, or comedy offering that was on at the moment.  I slid in and out of feeling like a functioning human being for most of my teens and early 20′s, and the insecurity has followed me right on up to my current adulthood, but tv, and more importantly stand up comedians on tv, have always been there for me.

The comics I’ve enjoyed most are Rodney Dangerfield, Richard Pryor, Robin Williams, Billy Crystal, Garry Shandling, Brett Butler, Margaret Cho, Sam Kinison, Marcia Warfield, Bill Hicks, Bobcat Goldthwait, Elayne Boosler, Carol Burnett, Harvey Korman, Tim Conway, Emo Philips, Mary Tyler Moore, Eddie Murphy, Richard Jeni, Ellen DeGeneres, Whoopi Goldberg, Howie Mandel, Richard Lewis, David Cross, Bob Odenkirk, Patton Oswalt, Dana Gould, Neil Hamburger, Diane Ford, ..and honestly the list could go on for miles to include people whose names I have forgotten, or who have faded away into obscurity, but whose comedic moment in the light left an indelible mark on my soul.  (also, Madeline Khan and Gilda Radner were Queens, in my opinion.)

In high school, I was the kid that the teacher would send to go “talk down” the girl that just erupted emotionally from her desk & fled the classroom.  I’ve always been the member of my family that people call when they need cheering up. (and often ONLY when they need cheering up.) No matter where I’ve worked, co-workers (or when I was a bartender.. alcoholics) tend to cluster around me when their day starts to drag because I make them laugh.  I’m sure that plenty of people that get into comedy have this similarity. This is where my “Big deal, who cares about YOU?” voice always comes in and tells me to pipe down, drink deep of the 9-5 cubicle farm, & let your dreams die because no one will ever give a shit about what you have to say because you’re almost 43 & a woman. Stay adrift in your sense of purpose. Keep hating yourself. (I mean, it IS what I do best.)

I have tremendous respect for stand-up comedians.  True stand-up comedians. I think we’re in an age where people are so busy trying to brand themselves and “get that big tv show or movie deal” that some of the comedy nowadays feels plastic & regurgitated.  The expectation to fit into the commonality of the masses in order to be $ucce$$full has lead to a contaminated humor pool. Also, things like Periscope have killed the (real) Comedy Star. imho.  Everyone can be a star and the ones with the most Facebook Live views/likes get an interview spot on the Today Show or the Tonight Show, just for laughing while wearing a Chewbacca mask.

To piss off the asshole voices in my head, I’ve decided to try my hand at stand-up. As of this post I have not yet done my first 3 minutes, but since I made the active decision to perform at an open mic, I’ve felt more invigorated than I remember feeling in my life. (dare I say it’s like one of those “callings” I’ve heard so much about..)  I’ve written a little over a dozen pages of jokes/notes/stories in the last couple of days & have what I think is a solid first set. Though, in high school, I did write a Christmas set for a friend dressed up as an Angry Elf that included some ready-to-go crowd work comebacks. 150 people were laughing. It killed. (or rather, it sleighed….lol…get it…haha..sorry)

What I also have are George McButterflies in my stomach.  The only way to condense the feeling of what I describe as carbonated popcorn fireworks in my abdomen is to stay cognizant of my reason for wanting to do this in the first place, to make people laugh…which is just something I feel the urge to do naturally in my everyday life anyway.  Some new comedians seem to want to be famous more than they want to make people laugh. Or sometimes I see underemployed actors grabbing the comedy torch as a back up and often the humor is forced, like they didn’t write it or they don’t truly feel what they’re saying. (which may actually be why they’re underemployed actors)

I’m beginning an adventure of my hobby of choice that will help me meet like-minded folks & make some friends who just might actually understand me. If the people who hear my jokes don’t think I’m as funny as I think I am, I won’t beat myself up. That probably stems from being a stable, married 40-something adult with a lot of life experience. Also, just the thought of getting out there and perhaps being good enough to someday earn 5 minutes on a sacred stage like The Punch Line honestly brings a tear of joy to my eyes, and also increases my sense of ambition. It would probably take every fiber of my being to not drop to the floor and start rolling around, trying to rub a little comedy greatness residue from that historic stage all over myself.

The Stanford Prison Experiment (2015)

Twenty-four male students out of seventy-five were selected to take on randomly assigned roles of prisoners and guards in a mock prison situated in the basement of the Stanford psychology building.

Director: Kyle Patrick Alvarez
Writers: Tim Talbott, Philip Zimbardo (book)
Stars: Ezra Miller, Tye Sheridan, Billy Crudup | See full cast & crew »