• LA Times: OK, I'm going to use the topic of poet to transition into Rob Lowe. He got quite the attention with his comments that there's a prejudice against attractive people. What did you think of his comments?
  • Nick Offerman: Um, well, actually when that came out, I arranged for a 12-piece string quartet to speed over to his house and play an elaborate fugue. I didn't realize what a rough time he was having. I would've been giving him a piggyback ride to set if I knew that things were so tough.



The fact that I end every sentence with ‘idk’ is a really good reflection of my self esteem

"A very specific way some young women express a sense of incompetence is by claiming ignorance, not about something specific, but in general, by uttering the words, “I don’t know.” The phrase “I don’t know” may be used as a means of filling space, changing the subject, weakening an otherwise clear statement, or contradicting a specific claim of knowledge. Some discourse theorists have claimed that “I don’t know”, used in these ways, serves a politeness or social leveling function. By liberally peppering speech with these non-conventional uses of the phrase, a speaker mitigates against the possibility that she might seem arrogant, and she can hedge statements of fact so as not to appear positional or argumentative."  —The Fabric of Internalized Sexism, Journal of Integrated Social Sciences (2009)

Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck in Roman Holiday, 1953.

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Got this cool and classy t-shirt at the Pop Up Wedding Chapel in the Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas. I didn’t get married. Just went in to buy this. Its a play on the old “Mr. Right” notion.


Diagnosis: Twitter Brain or Tumblr Trauma
I’ll keep this post brief, as studies would suggest you won’t read or retain much from a longer missive anyway. It’s also best not to inject any complicated clauses or phrasings that echo a William Faulkner-like complexity and cadence into this one either.
You’re only skimming for some fantastically sexy key words or maybe a zippy little hyperlink to another washingtonpost​ rabbit hole, after all.
I’m not suggesting we all rashly abandon social media, digital learning and e-readers for paper, stone tablets and scrolls. Instead, as scientists suggest, perhaps we can further retrain our brains to be bi-literate and capable of fully comprehending Oscar Wilde just as well as the next Tumblr gif that floats across the screen.
It’s not just that I’m old fashioned and rather enjoy the beauty, texture and smell of a good book in print; rather, it could be my brain making one last ditch effort to fend off the digital onslaught that’s created an “eye byte" [CLICK HERE] culture.
Did you get all that?*

*They’ll be a quiz later.

Why is reading so hard?!?! (hint: it’s not your fault) 

For what it’s worth, I can’t remember ever having kissed any other woman before.

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U talkin’ U2 to me? Episode Zooropa



As someone who wants to study the human consciousness I found this very interesting.

Scott Routley was a “vegetable”. A car accident seriously injured both sides of his brain, and for 12 years, he was completely unresponsive.

Unable to speak or track people with his eyes, it seemed that Routley was unaware of his surroundings, and doctors assumed he was lost in limbo. They were wrong.

In 2012, Professor Adrian Owen decided to run tests on comatose patients like Scott Routley. Curious if some “vegetables” were actually conscious, Owen put Routley in an fMRI and told him to imagine walking through his home. Suddenly, the brain scan showed activity. Routley not only heard Owen, he was responding.

Next, the two worked out a code. Owen asked a series of “yes or no” questions, and if the answer was “yes,” Routley thought about walking around his house. If the answer was “no,” Routley thought about playing tennis.

These different actions showed activity different parts of the brain. Owen started off with easy questions like, “Is the sky blue?” However, they changed medical science when Owen asked, “Are you in pain?” and Routley answered, “No.” It was the first time a comatose patient with serious brain damage had let doctors know about his condition.

While Scott Routley is still trapped in his body, he finally has a way to reach out to the people around him. This finding has huge implications.


How awesome is this! :-D!!

Anonymous asked:
I haven't been in a relationship in three years (although I have occasionally dated and slept with guys.) I know a ton of great guys but I'm just not interested in them in that way. Do you have any tips for meeting someone great or is it just a finding the right guy thing?


First off, sorry it’s taken so long for me to get back to you. I get a lot of questions. So, longtime single gal. Here’s what we’re dealing with:

It could be that you’re too picky and are expecting perfection. 

It could be that you are dating guys that aren’t relationship material.

It could be that you are focusing on other stuff and don’t want to be in a relationship right now. 

My advice is to keep dating casually, as you’ve been doing, and if you can even slightly see yourself with someone for longer than a week or two, get into a relationship. Being in a relationship is not a natural, second nature thing. It’s a skill, and one that requires practice. Going from your life being completely your own to your life being shared with another person is a bit uncomfortable at first, but if it’s the right person, the benefits outweigh the discomfort. Don’t mistake that initial life-sharing discomfort for “I shouldn’t be in a relationship”.