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thepierglass:

Inspired by my the NEW PODCAST my friends patrondebris and papersquared have started making, Bellwether Friends (listen now, thank me later), I recently re-listened to one of my VERY FAVORITE books, Bellwether by Connie Willis (which I first received as a gift from the aforementioned patrondebris). IGNORE ITS WEIRD COVER, this book is just an incredibly satisfying romantic comedy about chaos theory, true love, scientific discovery, ridiculous trends, and the absurdity of corporate culture. While listening, I was struck ONCE AGAIN by what a terrific movie it would make. And, EVEN MORE THAN THAT, I realized that I knew exactly who should play Bennett O’Reilly, the red-haired, freckled, trend-proof-to-the-point-of-comically-bad-dressing chaos theorist. The kind, humane, trend-proof-to-the-point-of-comically-bad-dressing Benedict Cumberbatch. Really guys really, he would do SUCH a good job with this part. Once I started thinking that, I couldn’t get him out of my head, which left me with only one choice: Fancasting all the remaining main characters, Duh. For the book’s protagonist, Sandra Foster, the politely exasperated, fad-researching, quietly brilliant statistician, I thought and I thought and couldn’t get anyone right until I hit on Lucy Liu: 
She’s got this vital ability to carry off trends without ever being owned by them and she radiates kindness and loveliness and has just the right quiet, self-possessed humor to be Sandy. 

For Shirl, the masterfully efficient but loathed because she smokes assistant who helps bring Bennett and Sandra together, Susan Sarandon in old lady drag would be inspired casting: 

For Dr. Alicia Turnbull, the terrifyingly perfect, corporate-minded, drone-like biologist and romantic red-herring for Bennett’s affection, the only possible casting choice is Jennifer Garner: 

And, MY MOST INSPIRED CASTING. for the fad-obsessed, sullen, life-ruining, reverse-fairy-godmother, whole book lynchpin: Krysten Ritter, who is exactly a smart and canny enough performer to play dumb with perfect comic timing AND just adorable enough that she’ll be able to pull off duct tape forehead brands in a way people would WANT to replicate: 

Now someone just has to make this movie as soon as possible, please. I’m already impatient waiting for it. 

thepierglass:

Inspired by my the NEW PODCAST my friends patrondebris and papersquared have started making, Bellwether Friends (listen now, thank me later), I recently re-listened to one of my VERY FAVORITE books, Bellwether by Connie Willis (which I first received as a gift from the aforementioned patrondebris). IGNORE ITS WEIRD COVER, this book is just an incredibly satisfying romantic comedy about chaos theory, true love, scientific discovery, ridiculous trends, and the absurdity of corporate culture. While listening, I was struck ONCE AGAIN by what a terrific movie it would make. And, EVEN MORE THAN THAT, I realized that I knew exactly who should play Bennett O’Reilly, the red-haired, freckled, trend-proof-to-the-point-of-comically-bad-dressing chaos theorist. The kind, humane, trend-proof-to-the-point-of-comically-bad-dressing Benedict Cumberbatch. Really guys really, he would do SUCH a good job with this part. Once I started thinking that, I couldn’t get him out of my head, which left me with only one choice: Fancasting all the remaining main characters, Duh. 

For the book’s protagonist, Sandra Foster, the politely exasperated, fad-researching, quietly brilliant statistician, I thought and I thought and couldn’t get anyone right until I hit on Lucy Liu: 
She’s got this vital ability to carry off trends without ever being owned by them and she radiates kindness and loveliness and has just the right quiet, self-possessed humor to be Sandy. 
For Shirl, the masterfully efficient but loathed because she smokes assistant who helps bring Bennett and Sandra together, Susan Sarandon in old lady drag would be inspired casting: 
For Dr. Alicia Turnbull, the terrifyingly perfect, corporate-minded, drone-like biologist and romantic red-herring for Bennett’s affection, the only possible casting choice is Jennifer Garner: 
And, MY MOST INSPIRED CASTING. for the fad-obsessed, sullen, life-ruining, reverse-fairy-godmother, whole book lynchpin: Krysten Ritter, who is exactly a smart and canny enough performer to play dumb with perfect comic timing AND just adorable enough that she’ll be able to pull off duct tape forehead brands in a way people would WANT to replicate: 
Now someone just has to make this movie as soon as possible, please. I’m already impatient waiting for it. 
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theanti90smovement:

very small dog? puppy

very big dog? puppy

very young dog? puppy

very old dog? puppy

puppy? puppy

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the1janitor:

makhbro:

#if a cat and a dog got married this is what they would look like

that is actually a perfect description
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mugsofnpr:

Home Page Editor Stephanie Federico in her natural habitat (with well-worn mug from the NPR Shop)

I NEED THIS SHIRT.

mugsofnpr:

Home Page Editor Stephanie Federico in her natural habitat (with well-worn mug from the NPR Shop)

I NEED THIS SHIRT.

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Thanks, @Beth Nerbonne, for sharing this today. Nothing like “Come and Get Your Love” for the drive in to work.

(Source: Spotify)

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im-just-a-lucky-boy:

kunaigirl:

claclalala:

This is for all you ladies out there.

the struggle is real

I have a trans man story about this.
Since I’m pre-t I still have my period but since I’m socially out as trans I use men’s bathrooms. One time at the college the family bathroom was taken and so I went into the men’s room to do my business. I tried opening the little pad as quietly as I could manage, but the rustling and ripping sound still happened. I froze in silence because I didn’t know if the other guy in the men’s room heard it or not.
Then after a little bit of silence I hear…
"Who has a bag of chips?"
And in a panic I just whisper back to him “I’m not sharing.”
Then I hear a huff before he finished his business and left.

im-just-a-lucky-boy:

kunaigirl:

claclalala:

This is for all you ladies out there.

the struggle is real

I have a trans man story about this.

Since I’m pre-t I still have my period but since I’m socially out as trans I use men’s bathrooms. One time at the college the family bathroom was taken and so I went into the men’s room to do my business. I tried opening the little pad as quietly as I could manage, but the rustling and ripping sound still happened. I froze in silence because I didn’t know if the other guy in the men’s room heard it or not.

Then after a little bit of silence I hear…

"Who has a bag of chips?"

And in a panic I just whisper back to him “I’m not sharing.”

Then I hear a huff before he finished his business and left.

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catsbeaversandducks:

Oliver the Dog and Arashi the Cat: the cutest best friends ever!

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libraryreads:

It’s here! The September 2014 LibraryReads list

This month there are witches, crematoriums, a haunted furniture store, traveling, courts, and so much more. Even if you love summer, there are plenty of things to be excited about this fall.

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One of the best out takes from any television show, ever. 

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