This ad (seen on Facebook) is totally hilarious to me. Are they going to make a kidney out of my donated vehicle (even if it doesn't run)? Are they going to take the money from my donated vehicle and turn it into a kidney? Do they use the cars to transport kidneys? Do they want me to donate a kidney so they can buy a car? I am super confused.
People say that English class isn't important, but as I think we can agree in this case, choice of words really does matter. I'm not seeing the connection between kidneys and cars here, and the miscommunication is just making me laugh.
I'm also liking the weird hyphenation and the lack of a closing period, which makes the thought just kind of trail off into the either.... Free pickup too...... anyone? Give us your car, we have something to do with kidneys....anyone.....
First, a gratuitous compliation video of Claire Danes' spectacular "ugly cry" faces:
I stopped watching Homeland after this season's "big reveal," but I read this article which pretty much caught me up on what's been going on. It's not like I'm going to start watching it again because honestly I feel like the whole show is becoming logistically impractical, but I did want to bring something up that I find fascinating about television production in general.
Okay, follow me on this. Apparently Claire Danes' character is pregnant this season. Claire Danes the real person was pregnant last year (she had her baby in December). In case you're doing math in your head, I think that means that real Claire Danes was pregnant during the shooting of the last season (which you can kind of tell if you pay attention), but they didn't write a pregnancy into the show until this season. That means that she basically had her baby, took maternity leave (if that exists for actresses), got back into shape, then showed up to shoot this season and found out that her character is pregnant. We're assuming that she's going to have to wear some kind of prosthetic pregnancy belly for this role, which essentially means that she was either real pregnant or fake pregnant for two straight years, and that she lost all that weight for nothing. I would be so pissed!
This is where the logistics of Hollywood get really weird and funny for me. Like, they couldn't have done this storyline when she was pregnant in real life? Or, did they get the idea of her being pregnant on the show from her being pregnant and real life? Weird.
I'm sure this has happened other times in movies and TV shows, but this is the first time I can remember where a fictional pregnancy follows a real one so closely. Also, I know her being institutionalized at the beginning of this season wasn't real necessarily, but it does seem like she was either taking lithium or drinking a large amount, so I'm not sure how that is healthy for pregnancy, even a fictional one.
If my math is off, please correct me, or join me in laughing at how amusing this is.
I want you to know that in order to get this photograph of this really freaky statue in the front of an Italian restaurant, I had to surreptitiously approach with my phone and take the picture, and even when I did that the guy inside the restaurant ran up to see what I was doing and I had to run away like I was committing some kind of crime. In my mind, this kind of reaction lends itself to the creation of an immediate backstory, like: "Chef Mario is the restaraunt guy's late father who taught him everything he knows. Upon his passing, he took a photo of Chef Mario in to a guy who makes custom statues and spent his scant reserve savings on this statue. When he picked it up, he knew it looked freaky, but he already paid, and besides, maybe this is the best the statue maker can do, so he's just going to have to live with it."
Clearly this freaky statue has been the subject of frequent photographs and mockings, and the restaurant guy has had enough, so he is now going to chase after whoever mocks it, to beat them into submission in order to quell his lingering rage about his life and that statue and how he never even wanted to join the family business. I almost expected him to chase after me to get me to erase the photo, but he stopped at the door of the restaurant and just gave me a dirty look.
I'm just saying this is the kind of thing I do to make you laugh.
Also, don't look directly at Chef Mario if you taken any hallucinogenics, because that is the exact face that could get you to FLIP YOUR LID, MAN!
Over the weekend I went to Costco for some stuff, and I noticed this product:
It's a disposable razor with a "vibrate " setting. I'm wondering what the "brand attribute" brainstorm was like when they tried to figure out how to Market this sucker. The only words that come to my mind are "slicey" and "bad for the environment."
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