“Howell, portrayed by veteran character actor Jim Backus, is so wealthy that he took tens of thousands of dollars in cash and several changes of clothing with him for what was intended to be only a three-hour boat tour in Hawaii, one of the sillier premises of the show.”—
“My dad calls me Chief. When I was little he called me Chief Beef and then just Beef for a long time and I REALLY hated that, so he stared calling me Chief again.”—The saddest true statement about myself I’ve ever put into writing.
You totally cut across the grain, there.
OK, another question. I accidentally bought Chase Utley in my Fantasy Baseball Nerd Auction. Did I waste my money?! How come Sunny did not inform me that Utley is not actually a baseball player anymore?!
Chase Utley is one of those players everyone loves! He’s not arrogant like Ryan Howard or semi-skeezy like Cole Hamels. Furthermore, no one knew he’d probably be starting the season on the disabled list (sidenote: whenever I see DL, I think of being on the down-low), but when he comes back I think you’ll get your money’s worth.
Can't chat because I'm about to start dinner. But here's a question. Pick one, please, and discuss:
Odd Future, Chase Utley, David Foster Wallace.
Things I like: Chase Utley — and no one wants to hear about things people like. It’s tedious.
Things I don’t like: Odd Future and David Foster Wallace. And let’s be honest, whichever of these two I end up discussing, I’m going to end up pissing someone off.
So whatever, let’s talk about Odd Future. I not only dislike Odd Future, I actively hate them. And I’m sure it’s a personal failing that I’m the type to like commercial hip-hop and rap (though I’m sure it’ll come as a surprise to many people that I like even commercial hip-hop and rap, being, as I am, the whitest white who ever whited), but this weird, avant garde hip-hop and rap are just too out there for me.
At the same time, I get it. I get the appeal of Odd Future (and Tyler The Creator, specifically), but remember that Hipster Runoff piece about how Animal Collective was a band by, for, and about the internet? I think that might be even more true of Odd Future. They’re a group that absolutely thrives on the hype cycle. Which is actually fine! Good for them.
I’m not accusing them of selling out (they’re so out there that I’m not sure that could ever even happen, and besides, because I’m broke I’m actually very pro-selling out — just make me an offer!). It’s really just that I’m only very moderately hip, comparatively, and I just don’t get it.
Why aren’t the Pro-Life people all over this? Isn’t this just corporate abortion? Or our the rights of corporations more important than the lives of fetuses? Or is it not really abortion rights they want to curtail so much as women’s rights?
Would they rather save babies or let corporations make even more money off of the poor?
“At a New York press event for the miniseries, a retelling of the classic James M. Cain novel, Wood told us she credits Winslet, who famously bared all in “The Reader,” for giving her the courage to strip. “I looked at Kate and she was like, ‘You’ve got to do it. Trust me, it’s so brave. Put a merkin on and you’ll be fine.’” A merkin? “Let’s just say, I had to wear a wig because it was in the 30s, and everything had to look like it was in the 30s,” explained Wood with a laugh. “Kate helped me,” she continued. “She gave me strength. She kind of dared me. I also felt I had to prove it to myself. I had to do it at least once — get it all on film now so when I’m 80 I can look back at it and say, ‘Yeah! I did that!’””—
Meera asked me about Tim on Saturday night. Well, in referring to break-up of hers, she said that she had trouble figuring out the habits of being alone again and did I have the same trouble after things ended with Tim? I said no. (“I’m impressed you can say his name without flinching,” she said.) I explained that I’d found it distressingly easy to slip back into the same habits I’d had before. I said that in the last five years I’d spent enough time alone to be able to go back to it without a second thought.
Leah:Capital One keeps telling me they're sending me a new card and apparently they've sent me three new cards -- including the one last August -- that haven't made it to me. At this point I have to assume you're not actually sending them out. And since you changed the account number to "prevent fraud" I can't even use my old one.
CSR:Right, I see that. We made the request to issue you a new card number last time you called, but we never issued you a new card. I don't know why.
Leah:OK... can you send me a new card with the new account number?
It also makes it OK for me to write run-on sentences
The problem with finding random Swedish Kroner in the bottom of your purse when searching for quarters is that while they look and feel a lot like quarters, you can’t actually pass them off as such because they’d be immediately traceable back to you since you’re probably the only one in the office who’s been to Sweden recently.
And then it’s like, Have some perspective, Leah! but then I remember that I’m a terrible person and this seems like a legitimate gripe for terrible person, so it’s ok.
“The league has responded to the bad press not by increasing health-care availability or improving helmet technology but by raising the fines levied against players for hard hits. Then the owners demanded two more games. It’s as though NASCAR reacted to the death of Dale Earnhardt by telling drivers to take it easy on the turns while increasing engine horsepower by 12 percent.”—
“That being said, if we could just go back to my type and getting “it” “done” for a second: even though Wonder Woman never did it for me, Tyra Collette was hot stuff, right? (It’s OK to say that about someone who is in HIGH SCHOOL as long as it’s all make-believe, right? Yikes. I’M PROBABLY GOING TO TV JAIL. GOODBYE.) And since I still have not actually seen season 5 of Friday Night Lights, for all I know, this IS Tyra Collette. She leaves Dillon and spends a semester at UT and the next thing you know she’s got an invisible airplane and a golden lasso and Landry’s like “Come to my Crucifictorious show, you can run security,” and Tim Riggins is like, “Land owner.””—