Walking to the Beat of My Own Drum

Just a nerdy teenager trapped in the body of a twenty-something young professional.

bohemea:

Some reviews have said Mr. O’Brien (Brad Pitt, crew-cut, never more of a regular guy) is too strict as a disciplinarian. I don’t think so. He is doing what he thinks is right, as he was reared. Mrs. O’Brien (the ethereal Jessica Chastain) is gentler and more understanding, but there is no indication she feels her husband is cruel. Of course children resent discipline, and of course a kid might sometimes get whacked at the dinner table circa 1950. But listen to an acute exchange of dialogue between Jack and his father. “I was a little hard on you sometimes,” Mr. Brien says, and Jack replies: “It’s your house. You can do what you want to.” Jack is defending his father against himself. That’s how you grow up. And it all happens in this blink of a lifetime, surrounded by the realms of unimaginable time and space.
- Roger Ebert on The Tree of Life

I realized the other night, while trying to watch Beginners, that watching The Tree of Life basically ruined all other serious movies for me, at least for some time. (I can still watch summer blockbuster stuff like Thor just fine, because, whatever, it’s not important.) I just—if it’s not supposed to make me go, “Oh, cool,” then I’m expecting it to move me, to floor me, to shake me to my core like The Tree of Life did.
I wonder how long this will last.

bohemea:

Some reviews have said Mr. O’Brien (Brad Pitt, crew-cut, never more of a regular guy) is too strict as a disciplinarian. I don’t think so. He is doing what he thinks is right, as he was reared. Mrs. O’Brien (the ethereal Jessica Chastain) is gentler and more understanding, but there is no indication she feels her husband is cruel. Of course children resent discipline, and of course a kid might sometimes get whacked at the dinner table circa 1950. But listen to an acute exchange of dialogue between Jack and his father. “I was a little hard on you sometimes,” Mr. Brien says, and Jack replies: “It’s your house. You can do what you want to.” Jack is defending his father against himself. That’s how you grow up. And it all happens in this blink of a lifetime, surrounded by the realms of unimaginable time and space.

- Roger Ebert on The Tree of Life

I realized the other night, while trying to watch Beginners, that watching The Tree of Life basically ruined all other serious movies for me, at least for some time. (I can still watch summer blockbuster stuff like Thor just fine, because, whatever, it’s not important.) I just—if it’s not supposed to make me go, “Oh, cool,” then I’m expecting it to move me, to floor me, to shake me to my core like The Tree of Life did.

I wonder how long this will last.

I’m watching GCB, which is actually enjoyable so far, and since Popular is one of my favorite shows ever, I’m excited to have Leslie Bibb back on my teevee. But while watching, I also thought: wait, Popular was back in the late-90s/early-00s; how old is Leslie Bibb, anyway?
36!
Leslie Bibb is thirty-fucking six!
Which leads to two points: 1) no, she doesn’t look it at all; and b) holy shit, I feel old now.

I’m watching GCB, which is actually enjoyable so far, and since Popular is one of my favorite shows ever, I’m excited to have Leslie Bibb back on my teevee. But while watching, I also thought: wait, Popular was back in the late-90s/early-00s; how old is Leslie Bibb, anyway?

36!

Leslie Bibb is thirty-fucking six!

Which leads to two points: 1) no, she doesn’t look it at all; and b) holy shit, I feel old now.

Reflecting on the band’s newfound maturity, she adds, “I don’t know. Maybe that’s not cool, but I’m not a cool person, I’m hot. I get passionate, excited. If I meet someone who’s ‘cool’ with me, I’ll fucking laugh in their face. Are you kidding me right now? Fucking blow me.”

I love you, Shirley Manson. I love you, Garbage. And I cannot fucking wait for the new record to come out, and I will not quit until I see them live again.

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aweyeah:

popculturebrain:

inothernews:

Rose Byrne and Melissa McCarthy partaking in their “SCORSESE!!!” drinking game.
Brilliant.

Great still.

On a scale of 1 to Alcoholic how bad is it that I know those are Grey Goose bottles?

Any Polak worth their salt would know that, dear.

aweyeah:

popculturebrain:

inothernews:

Rose Byrne and Melissa McCarthy partaking in their “SCORSESE!!!” drinking game.

Brilliant.

Great still.

On a scale of 1 to Alcoholic how bad is it that I know those are Grey Goose bottles?

Any Polak worth their salt would know that, dear.

I believe there are too many children who need loving parents to deny one group of people adoption rights. A child will benefit from a healthy, loving home, whether the parents are gay or not.

Barack Obama

(via loveyourchaos)

At a same-sex marriage debate I went to a few years ago, the conservative voice kept repeating that same-sex couples shouldn’t adopt because, “Studies have shown that children do best with a mother and father.” It took a while but someone finally pointed out the obvious—it wasn’t that children do best with a mother and father, but with two loving parents

So, you know, +1 to the above.

(NOTE: this is not to bash single parents, who are, through no fault of their own, severely disadvantaged by society and therefore not operating on even close to a level playing field.)

(Source: gaywrites)

All I get from this is that it’s easier for him to use his fingers.
To do…stuff…yeah. Ehem.

All I get from this is that it’s easier for him to use his fingers.

To do…stuff…yeah. Ehem.

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It’s times like this, when the Devils have the same amount of points as both the Northeast Division leader (Bruins) and the Southeast Division leader (Panthers), that I really, really hate this ranking format. I JUST WANT THE DEVILS TO BE IN THIRD PLACE OK?
Related: fuck you, Rangers.

It’s times like this, when the Devils have the same amount of points as both the Northeast Division leader (Bruins) and the Southeast Division leader (Panthers), that I really, really hate this ranking format. I JUST WANT THE DEVILS TO BE IN THIRD PLACE OK?

Related: fuck you, Rangers.