That’s one steep hill in SF. San Francisco, CA
Monty Python’s philosopher jokes are the actual best.
i hate small talk
tell me about how lonely you are or tell me about why you keep waking up in the morning or talk to me about your mum’s eyes and your dad’s laugh. I don’t care about the weather and you don’t care about how my job’s going.
I’m so fucking in love with this.
how can i blacklist all posts like this can people just tag them #pseudo profound john green shit so i never have to see them
tbh if i just met you and the first thing you do is tell me about how lonely you are i’mma back the fuck away.
Consider feminist humor and consider the lichen. Growing low and lowly on enormous rocks, secreting tiny amounts of acid, year after year, eating in the rock. Making places for water to gather, to freeze and crack the rock a bit. Making soil, making way for grasses to grow. Making way for rosehips and sea oats, for aspen and cedar. It is the lichen which begins the splitting apart of the rocks, the changing of the shoreline, the shape of the earth. Feminist humor is serious, and it is about the changing of this world.
Masculine humor is deflective. It allows denial of responsibility, the oh-I-was-just-kidding disclaimer. It is escapist, something to gloss over and get through the hard times, without ever having to do any of the hard work of change. Masculine humor is essentially not about change. It is about the maintenance of the status quo. There is nothing new under the songs: they are always dead serious.
Kate Clinton, Making Light: Some Notes on Feminist Humor
so my three big writing projects (other than my thesis) this semester are titled:
"domestic dysfuction in steve mcqueen’s shame”
"keaton in the age of chan: shanghai noon's silent legacy”
"china, maya, africa, atlantis, and the myth of the pristine civilization"
YELLING BECAUSE I’M SO EXCITED AND THESE ARE REALLY COOL TOPICS BUT ALSO YELLING BECAUSE THIS IS ALREADY CLOSE TO 60 PAGES OF WRITING + SO MUCH RESEARCH IN ADDITION TO FINISHING MY THESIS GOD WHY
heyyyyy i just got an interview with a second company that’s based in madison, which is a) not an ideal place i’d like to be but b) is close enough for my parents to come visit me and c) would probably force me to drive more often. and again, the salary is pretty good and this company seems slightly less corporate, so that’s cool.
YAY EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES I GUESS
I don’t know if some of you have been to these live reads at LACMA, where a classic film is read live on stage by actors who just sit and read the script. We did one recently of American Pie, but we reversed the gender roles. All the women played men; all the men played women. And it was so fascinating to be a part of this because, as the women took on these central roles — they had all the good lines, they had all the good laughs, all the great moments — the men who joined us to sit on stage started squirming rather uncomfortably and got really bored because they weren’t used to being the supporting cast.
It was fascinating to feel their discomfort [and] to discuss it with them afterward, when they said, “It’s boring to play the girl role!” And I said, “Yeah. Yeah. You think? Welcome to our world!
—Olivia Wilde crushing it when she talks about women in Hollywood.
I see all your majestic gryphons on sketch_dailies and raise you a potoophon.