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Children, College, and Parents: SESAME STREET.0 frislander: elfwreck: loreweaver: cameoappearance: derinthemadscientist: cameoappearance: spockglocksrocks: sometimes there鈥檚 videos that make me happy to exist on this planet i鈥檇 reblog this even if it was a still image I know it鈥檚 a sesame street clip but seriously, who is the target audience for this? Parents watching it with their kids, I guess? literally everyone Everyone. No, really鈥 everyone. For adults, the appeal is Sir Patrick Stewart doing a kid鈥檚 educational bit in full Shakespearean dress and style; there鈥檚 a delightful cognitive dissonance between the very serious presentation and the very simple content. For very small children, it鈥檚 educational: this is the letter聽鈥淏鈥; here鈥檚 how it鈥檚 shaped; here鈥檚 some words you know that start with it. Oh, and here鈥檚 a word you may not be familiar with that starts with it, so you can recognize that it鈥檚 the sound that matters, and not whatever other connection you made between the other two words. For older kids: you鈥檝e probably heard that聽鈥渢o be or not to be?鈥 speech, or at least part of it, so you can enjoy some of the parody the adults are watching. Also, here鈥檚 how to describe how a letter is made - how to teach young siblings who don鈥檛 read yet, how to explain both the shape and the sound. For kids with dyslexia: here鈥檚 how you differentiate a聽鈥淏鈥 from a P or D or E. You may have to go slowly and look carefully at the exact shapes that make up the whole, but there are differences and you can learn to recognize them.聽 For teens or young college students: In addition to whichever parts of those are relevant to you, here鈥檚 what Shakespearean acting sounds like. Here鈥檚 how to enunciate clearly and slowly, so your audience can understand terms they may not recognize and still follow the gist of what you鈥檙e saying. If you鈥檙e reading Shakespeare in school, try sounding it out like this and see if that helps it make sense. For new RenFaire workers: Here鈥檚 how to pronounce 鈥渮ounds.鈥澛 One of the most glorious things in the world is Shakespearean actors doing stuff like this.
Children, College, and Parents: SESAME STREET.0
frislander:
elfwreck:

loreweaver:

cameoappearance:

derinthemadscientist:

cameoappearance:

spockglocksrocks:

sometimes there鈥檚 videos that make me happy to exist on this planet

i鈥檇 reblog this even if it was a still image

I know it鈥檚 a sesame street clip but seriously, who is the target audience for this?

Parents watching it with their kids, I guess?

literally everyone

Everyone. No, really鈥 everyone.
For adults, the appeal is Sir Patrick Stewart doing a kid鈥檚 educational bit in full Shakespearean dress and style; there鈥檚 a delightful cognitive dissonance between the very serious presentation and the very simple content.
For very small children, it鈥檚 educational: this is the letter聽鈥淏鈥; here鈥檚 how it鈥檚 shaped; here鈥檚 some words you know that start with it. Oh, and here鈥檚 a word you may not be familiar with that starts with it, so you can recognize that it鈥檚 the sound that matters, and not whatever other connection you made between the other two words.
For older kids: you鈥檝e probably heard that聽鈥渢o be or not to be?鈥 speech, or at least part of it, so you can enjoy some of the parody the adults are watching. Also, here鈥檚 how to describe how a letter is made - how to teach young siblings who don鈥檛 read yet, how to explain both the shape and the sound.
For kids with dyslexia: here鈥檚 how you differentiate a聽鈥淏鈥 from a P or D or E. You may have to go slowly and look carefully at the exact shapes that make up the whole, but there are differences and you can learn to recognize them.聽
For teens or young college students: In addition to whichever parts of those are relevant to you, here鈥檚 what Shakespearean acting sounds like. Here鈥檚 how to enunciate clearly and slowly, so your audience can understand terms they may not recognize and still follow the gist of what you鈥檙e saying. If you鈥檙e reading Shakespeare in school, try sounding it out like this and see if that helps it make sense.
For new RenFaire workers: Here鈥檚 how to pronounce 鈥渮ounds.鈥澛

One of the most glorious things in the world is Shakespearean actors doing stuff like this.

frislander: elfwreck: loreweaver: cameoappearance: derinthemadscientist: cameoappearance: spockglocksrocks: sometimes there鈥檚 videos t...

Andr茅 the Giant, Fire, and Head: PRINCESS THE BRIDE TIDBITS HELLO. MY NAME IS INIGO MONTOYA You killed me father Prepare to die The director believes "My name is Inigo Montoya, you killed my father, prepare to die" is the most-quoted line from any of his movies (the other contenders being, "I'll have what she's having," and "You can't handle the truth!"). Reiner spoke of how Christopher Guest disappears so well into a role that he didn't even remember Guest being in the film. When he saw the actor at the premiere party, Reiner's first thought was of how nice it was of his friend to come out and support him, having forgotten that Guest played a part (Count Rugen aka the Six-fingered Man). Billy Crystal (Miracle Max) came up with many of his own lines, including "Why don't you give me a nice paper cut to pour lemon juice on it," and the "mutton, lettuce and tomato sandwich For the opening scene, Goldman originally wanted Jimmy Stewart in the Peter Falk role, but was happy with Falk. If Jewison had made the film, he planned the opening scene with an immigrant carrying a sick child up the stairs of a tenement building. William Goldman, author of the book, said he's not good on sets and related the story of how, even though he wrote the scene in both the book and the script, when he saw Buttercup's dress catch fire, he shrieked, "Her dress is on firel" effectively ruining the scene. Westley's mustache was Cary Elwes' idea, he thought it would give the character swashbuckling flair. During the scene between Westley and the Six-fingered Man, Cary Elwes told Christopher Guest to go on and hit him; Guest clocked him on the head so hard that Elwes had to go to the hospital. The shots of the Cliffs of Insanity are a mix of matte paintings and the actual location: the Cliffs of Moher in County Clare, Ireland. When he wrote the book, Goldman envisioned Andr茅 the Giant in the role of Fezzik. you should probably go to TheMetaPicture.com lolzandtrollz:Something You Probably Didn鈥檛 Know About The Princess Bride
Andr茅 the Giant, Fire, and Head: PRINCESS
 THE
 BRIDE
 TIDBITS
 HELLO. MY NAME IS INIGO MONTOYA
 You killed me father
 Prepare to die
 The director believes "My name is Inigo Montoya, you killed
 my father, prepare to die" is the most-quoted line from any
 of his movies (the other contenders being, "I'll have what
 she's having," and "You can't handle the truth!").
 Reiner spoke of how Christopher Guest disappears so well
 into a role that he didn't even remember Guest being in the
 film. When he saw the actor at the premiere party, Reiner's
 first thought was of how nice it was of his friend to come out
 and support him, having forgotten that Guest played a part
 (Count Rugen aka the Six-fingered Man).
 Billy Crystal (Miracle Max) came up with many of his own lines,
 including "Why don't you give me a nice paper cut to pour
 lemon juice on it," and the "mutton, lettuce and tomato
 sandwich
 For the opening scene, Goldman originally wanted Jimmy
 Stewart in the Peter Falk role, but was happy with Falk. If
 Jewison had made the film, he planned the opening scene
 with an immigrant carrying a sick child up the stairs of a
 tenement building.
 William Goldman, author of the book, said he's not good
 on sets and related the story of how, even though he wrote
 the scene in both the book and the script, when he saw
 Buttercup's dress catch fire, he shrieked, "Her dress is on
 firel" effectively ruining the scene.
 Westley's mustache was Cary Elwes' idea, he thought it
 would give the character swashbuckling flair.
 During the scene between Westley and the Six-fingered
 Man, Cary Elwes told Christopher Guest to go on and hit
 him; Guest clocked him on the head so hard that Elwes had
 to go to the hospital.
 The shots of the Cliffs of Insanity are a mix of matte
 paintings and the actual location: the Cliffs of Moher in
 County Clare, Ireland.
 When he wrote the book, Goldman envisioned Andr茅 the
 Giant in the role of Fezzik.
 you should probably go to TheMetaPicture.com
lolzandtrollz:Something You Probably Didn鈥檛 Know About The Princess Bride

lolzandtrollz:Something You Probably Didn鈥檛 Know About The Princess Bride

Back to the Future, Beautiful, and Dude: New York Times bestselling author SANDRAHILL k Times bestselling author HILL continues her sexy Deadly Angels series, as a Viking vangel's otherworldly mission pairs him with a beautiful chef who whets his thousand-year-old appetite... Once guilty of the deadly sin of gluttony, thousand- year-old Viking vampire angel Cnut Sigurdsson is now a lean, mean, vampire-devil fighting machine. His new side-job? No biggie: just ridding the world of a threat called ISIS while keeping the evil Lucipires (demon vampires) at bay. So when chef drea Stewart hires him to rescue her sister from a cult recruiting terrorists at a Montana dude ranch, vangel turns cowboy. Yeehaw! The too-tempting mortal insists on accompanying him, surprising Cnut with her bravery at every turn. But with terrorists stalking the ranch in demon- oid form, Cnut teletransports Andrea and himself out of danger-accidentally into the tenth-century Norselands. Suddenly, they have to find their way back to the future to save her family and the world.. and to satisfy their insatiable attraction. vonVomance DISCOVER GREAT AUTHORS EXCLUSIVE OFFERS, AND MORE AT HC.COM Paranormal Romance ISBN 978-0-06-235654-3 50799 AVONBOOKS Win free prizes, get exclusive content, and more-scan with a QR App now! 9780062 356543 USA $7.99/$9.99 CAN island-delver-go: secretsinthemargin: I was out with a friend tonight doing one of my fave things. Reading the backs of romance novels aloud. Found this gem. This is honestly the most wild sounding romance novel I have ever seen and thought it might brighten someone鈥檚 day.
Back to the Future, Beautiful, and Dude: New York Times bestselling author SANDRAHILL
 k Times bestselling author
 HILL
 continues her sexy Deadly Angels series, as a Viking
 vangel's otherworldly mission pairs him with a beautiful
 chef who whets his thousand-year-old appetite...
 Once guilty of the deadly sin of gluttony, thousand-
 year-old Viking vampire angel Cnut Sigurdsson is
 now a lean, mean, vampire-devil fighting machine.
 His new side-job? No biggie: just ridding the
 world of a threat called ISIS while keeping the evil
 Lucipires (demon vampires) at bay. So when chef
 drea Stewart hires him to rescue her sister from
 a cult recruiting terrorists at a Montana dude ranch,
 vangel turns cowboy. Yeehaw!
 The too-tempting mortal insists on accompanying
 him, surprising Cnut with her bravery at every turn.
 But with terrorists stalking the ranch in demon-
 oid form, Cnut teletransports Andrea and himself
 out of danger-accidentally into the tenth-century
 Norselands. Suddenly, they have to find their way
 back to the future to save her family and the world..
 and to satisfy their insatiable attraction.
 vonVomance
 DISCOVER GREAT AUTHORS
 EXCLUSIVE OFFERS, AND MORE AT HC.COM
 Paranormal Romance
 ISBN 978-0-06-235654-3
 50799
 AVONBOOKS
 Win free prizes, get exclusive content,
 and more-scan with a QR App now!
 9780062 356543
 USA $7.99/$9.99 CAN
island-delver-go:
secretsinthemargin:

I was out with a friend tonight doing one of my fave things. Reading the backs of romance novels aloud. Found this gem.

This is honestly the most wild sounding romance novel I have ever seen and thought it might brighten someone鈥檚 day.

island-delver-go: secretsinthemargin: I was out with a friend tonight doing one of my fave things. Reading the backs of romance novels alou...

Bad, Bad Boys, and Christmas: HELI'S KITCHEN MOVME CUB XMAS SPECIAL MUN ou ARE MOST ToUBLESOME FOR A SECURITY GUARD 銊с剫 EEENH! SORRY, HANS, WRONG GUESS. Wouw You IKE TO 茫o FOR OUBLE JEOPARTY,WHERE THE SCORES CAN REALLY CHANGE? CWHOA, THESE THINGS ARE REALLY BAD FOR You THEN WHO ARE You? [INDIANA JONES THEME MUSIC PLAYS] WHEWE JUST A FLY IN THE OINTMENT, HANS. ER PSHUU THE MONKEY KLIK TTER WHAT IS IT YOU WANT, MARY? WHAT DO YOU WANT? DO YOU WANT THE MOON? JUST SAY THE WORD AND I'LL THROW A LASSO AROUND T AND PULL IT DOWN HEY. THAT'S A PRETTY GOOD IDEA. I'LL GIVE YOU THE MOON, MARY. I'LL TAKE IT. THEN WHAT, GEORGE? SNIFE WELL, THEN YOU CAN SWALLOWIT AND IT'LL ALL DISSOLVE, SEE. AND THE MOONBEAMS WOULD SHOOT OUT OF YOUR FINGERS AND YOUR TOES AND THE ENDS OF YOUR HAIR... AM I TALKING TOO MUCH? YES! WHY DON'T YOU KISS HER, INSTEAD OF TALKING HER TO DEATH? HKMC is a work of satire by Dave Acosta (@davedrawsgood), Dee Cunniffe (@deezoid) & Alex de Campi (@alexdecampi). All characters (c) Marvel Comics. Next episode: Death Wish. Or maybe Predator. Dunno. No for real, The Thin Man is "clearly" the best Xmas movie. William Powell is a comedy genius. (If you like Nick & Nora, check out My Man Godfrey, another brillant Powell screwball that has the greatest and by greatest we mean most fucked-up- meetcute of all time.) There's a period in one's young adulthood where it's deeply uncool to like A Wonderful Life. Sentimentality! Ugh, gross. Then you get older, and messages of hope seem a lot more necessary than before. Also, Jimmy Stewart is funny as hell. Not just his delivery, but his physical business between lines? #Goals. Stewart has been in a lot of great films Capra's so current it hurt Mr Smith Frex but if you like nors, dig up the under-appreciated Preminger classic, Anatomy of a Murder. Duke Ellington wrote&performed the score! Anyway: Happy Christmas from all of us. You are more important than you know, and more loved than you believe. Things will get better, give it time. alexdecampi: Hells Kitchen Movie Club Xmas Special! Ho ho ho, motherfuckers! Love from me, @dave-acosta and @deecunniffe Bucky鈥檚 shirt a low-key nod to @buckykingofmemes, who we adore Previously in Hell: cover image // 01 // 02 // 03 // Xmas // 04 // 05 // 06 // That time the Punisher鈥檚 creator gave us a thumbs-up // twitter // insta HOW did I get a shoutout in this A YEAR AGO and never knew about it?? This series is excellent! Look at that drowsy Bucky!
Bad, Bad Boys, and Christmas: HELI'S KITCHEN MOVME CUB XMAS SPECIAL
 MUN
 ou ARE MOST ToUBLESOME
 FOR A SECURITY GUARD
 銊с剫
 EEENH! SORRY, HANS,
 WRONG GUESS.
 Wouw You IKE TO 茫o FOR
 OUBLE JEOPARTY,WHERE THE
 SCORES CAN REALLY CHANGE?

 CWHOA, THESE THINGS ARE
 REALLY BAD FOR You
 THEN WHO ARE You?
 [INDIANA JONES THEME MUSIC PLAYS]
 WHEWE
 JUST A FLY IN THE
 OINTMENT, HANS.
 ER

 PSHUU
 THE MONKEY
 KLIK
 TTER
 WHAT IS IT YOU WANT, MARY?
 WHAT DO YOU WANT? DO YOU
 WANT THE MOON?

 JUST SAY THE WORD AND
 I'LL THROW A LASSO AROUND
 T AND PULL IT DOWN
 HEY. THAT'S A PRETTY GOOD IDEA.
 I'LL GIVE YOU THE MOON, MARY.
 I'LL TAKE IT.
 THEN WHAT, GEORGE?
 SNIFE
 WELL, THEN YOU CAN SWALLOWIT
 AND IT'LL ALL DISSOLVE, SEE.
 AND THE MOONBEAMS WOULD SHOOT
 OUT OF YOUR FINGERS AND YOUR TOES
 AND THE ENDS OF YOUR HAIR...
 AM I TALKING TOO MUCH?
 YES! WHY DON'T YOU KISS HER,
 INSTEAD OF TALKING HER TO DEATH?
 HKMC is a work of satire by Dave Acosta (@davedrawsgood), Dee Cunniffe (@deezoid) & Alex de Campi (@alexdecampi).
 All characters (c) Marvel Comics.
 Next episode: Death Wish. Or maybe Predator. Dunno.
 No for real, The Thin Man is "clearly" the best Xmas movie. William Powell is a comedy genius. (If you like Nick & Nora, check out My Man
 Godfrey, another brillant Powell screwball that has the greatest and by greatest we mean most fucked-up- meetcute of all time.)
 There's a period in one's young adulthood where it's deeply uncool to like A Wonderful Life. Sentimentality! Ugh, gross. Then you get older,
 and messages of hope seem a lot more necessary than before. Also, Jimmy Stewart is funny as hell. Not just his delivery, but his physical
 business between lines? #Goals. Stewart has been in a lot of great films Capra's so current it hurt Mr Smith Frex but if you like nors, dig
 up the under-appreciated Preminger classic, Anatomy of a Murder. Duke Ellington wrote&performed the score! Anyway: Happy Christmas from
 all of us. You are more important than you know, and more loved than you believe. Things will get better, give it time.
alexdecampi:
Hells Kitchen Movie Club Xmas Special! Ho ho ho, motherfuckers! Love from me, @dave-acosta and @deecunniffe
Bucky鈥檚 shirt a low-key nod to @buckykingofmemes, who we adore
Previously in Hell: cover image // 01 // 02 // 03 // Xmas // 04 // 05 // 06 // That time the Punisher鈥檚 creator gave us a thumbs-up // twitter // insta

HOW did I get a shoutout in this A YEAR AGO and never knew about it?? This series is excellent! Look at that drowsy Bucky!

alexdecampi: Hells Kitchen Movie Club Xmas Special! Ho ho ho, motherfuckers! Love from me, @dave-acosta and @deecunniffe Bucky鈥檚 shirt a low...

Donald Trump, Driving, and God: gay victim soul @tragicgay Whenever I see news about how SNL or John Oliver or John Stewart "destroyed" Donald Trump my mind instinctively goes to this Vonnegut quote "During the Vietnam War, every respectable artist in this country was against the war. It was like a laser beam. We were all aimed in the same direction. The power of this weapon turns out to be that of a custard pie dropped from a stepladder six feet high." - feathersescapism: Every time I see this quote I realize how poor even very smart people are at looking at the long game and at assessing these things in context. One of my favourite illustrations of this was in a First Aid class. The instructor was a working paramedic. He asked, 鈥淲ho here knows the stats on CPR? What percentage of people are saved by CPR outside a hospital?鈥 I happen to know but I鈥檓 trying not to be a TOTAL know it all in this class so I wait. And people guess 50% and he says, 鈥淟ower,鈥 and 20% and so forth and eventually I sort of half put up my hand and I guess I had The Face because he eventually looked at me and said, 鈥淵ou know, don鈥檛 you.鈥 鈥淢y mom鈥檚 a doc,鈥 I said. He gave me a 鈥渟o say it鈥 gesture and I said, 鈥淔our to ten percent depending on your sources.鈥 Everyone else looked surprised and horrified. And the paramedic said, 鈥淲e鈥檙e gonna talk a bit about some details of those figures* but first I want to talk about just this: when do you do CPR?鈥 The class dutifully replies: when someone is unconscious, not breathing, and has no pulse. 鈥淲hat do we call someone who is unconscious, not breathing, and has no pulse?鈥 The class tries to figure out what the trick question is so I jump over the long pause and say, 鈥淎 corpse.鈥 鈥淩ight,鈥 says the paramedic. 鈥淪omeone who isn鈥檛 breathing and has no heartbeat is dead. So what I鈥檓 telling you is that with this technique you have a 4-10% chance of raising the dead.鈥 So no, artists did not stop the Vietnam War from happening with the sheer Power of Art. The forces driving that military intervention were huge, had generations of momentum and are actually pretty damn complicated. But if you think the mass rejection of the war was as meaningless as a souffl茅 - well. Try sitting here for ten seconds and imagining where we鈥檇 be if the entire intellectual and artistic drive of the culture had been FOR the war. If everyone thought it was a GREAT IDEA. What the whole world would look like. Four-to-ten percent means that ninety to ninety-six percent of the time - more than nine times out of ten - CPR will do nothing, but that one time you鈥檒l be in the company of someone worshipped as an incarnate god. If you think the artists and performers attacking and showing up people like Donald Trump is meaningless try imagining a version of the world wherein they weren鈥檛 there. (*if you鈥檙e curious: those stats count EVERY reported case of CPR, while the effectiveness of it is extremely time-related. With those who have had continuous CPR from the SECOND they went down, the number is actually above 80%. It drops hugely every 30 seconds from then on. When you count ALL cases you count cases where the person has already been down several minutes but a bystander still starts CPR, which affects the stats)
Donald Trump, Driving, and God: gay victim soul
 @tragicgay
 Whenever I see news about how SNL or
 John Oliver or John Stewart "destroyed"
 Donald Trump my mind instinctively goes
 to this Vonnegut quote
 "During the Vietnam War,
 every respectable artist in
 this country was against
 the war. It was like a laser
 beam. We were all aimed
 in the same direction. The
 power of this weapon turns
 out to be that of a custard
 pie dropped from a
 stepladder six feet high." -
feathersescapism:

Every time I see this quote I realize how poor even very smart people are at looking at the long game and at assessing these things in context. 
One of my favourite illustrations of this was in a First Aid class. The instructor was a working paramedic. He asked, 鈥淲ho here knows the stats on CPR? What percentage of people are saved by CPR outside a hospital?鈥
I happen to know but I鈥檓 trying not to be a TOTAL know it all in this class so I wait. And people guess 50% and he says, 鈥淟ower,鈥 and 20% and so forth and eventually I sort of half put up my hand and I guess I had The Face because he eventually looked at me and said, 鈥淵ou know, don鈥檛 you.鈥
鈥淢y mom鈥檚 a doc,鈥 I said. He gave me a 鈥渟o say it鈥 gesture and I said, 鈥淔our to ten percent depending on your sources.鈥 
Everyone else looked surprised and horrified. 
And the paramedic said, 鈥淲e鈥檙e gonna talk a bit about some details of those figures* but first I want to talk about just this: when do you do CPR?鈥 
The class dutifully replies: when someone is unconscious, not breathing, and has no pulse. 
鈥淲hat do we call someone who is unconscious, not breathing, and has no pulse?鈥
The class tries to figure out what the trick question is so I jump over the long pause and say, 鈥淎 corpse.鈥
鈥淩ight,鈥 says the paramedic. 鈥淪omeone who isn鈥檛 breathing and has no heartbeat is dead. So what I鈥檓 telling you is that with this technique you have a 4-10% chance of raising the dead.鈥
So no, artists did not stop the Vietnam War from happening with the sheer Power of Art. The forces driving that military intervention were huge, had generations of momentum and are actually pretty damn complicated. 
But if you think the mass rejection of the war was as meaningless as a souffl茅 - well. 
Try sitting here for ten seconds and imagining where we鈥檇 be if the entire intellectual and artistic drive of the culture had been FOR the war. If everyone thought it was a GREAT IDEA. 
What the whole world would look like. 
Four-to-ten percent means that ninety to ninety-six percent of the time - more than nine times out of ten - CPR will do nothing, but that one time you鈥檒l be in the company of someone worshipped as an incarnate god. 
If you think the artists and performers attacking and showing up people like Donald Trump is meaningless try imagining a version of the world wherein they weren鈥檛 there. 

(*if you鈥檙e curious: those stats count EVERY reported case of CPR, while the effectiveness of it is extremely time-related. With those who have had continuous CPR from the SECOND they went down, the number is actually above 80%. It drops hugely every 30 seconds from then on. When you count ALL cases you count cases where the person has already been down several minutes but a bystander still starts CPR, which affects the stats)

feathersescapism: Every time I see this quote I realize how poor even very smart people are at looking at the long game and at assessing th...