- sorry this is kind of lame.
- emma watson
The guys come out and stand next to me and say, ‘It’s just a shot away,’ as I’m saying, ‘Rape, murder.’ I mean it was a sight to behold, and we got through it, and then they went in the booth to listen, and I saw them hooting and hollering while I was singing, but I didn’t know what they were hooting and hollering about. And when I got back in the booth and listened, I said, ‘Ooo, that’s really nice.’
And they said, ‘You want to do another?’ and I said, ‘Well, I’ll do one more and then I’m going to have to say thank you and good night.’ I did one more, and then I did one more … and then I was gone. Next thing I know, that — that’s history.
Author Carl Hiaasen tells Dave Davies about the changes that have taken place in Florida since Hiaasen was growing up there in the 1950s:
I used the word tramped, stampeded. Try to imagine … the transformation you would watch if you lived here. It’s traumatic. … I’ve been writing for 40 years trying to scare people out of this place, and haven’t done a very good job of it. I get letters from people all the time saying, “I love your books. Please don’t hate me, but I’m moving to Florida anyway.”
Image of the Everglades via The New York Times
Jerry Seinfeld’s web series “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee” is as hilarious and as simple as it sounds. It’s a fresh take on the celebrity interview. It also features a series of vintage cars, including a Don Draper-esque Jaguar, so that’s awesome.
Here’s the Jerry Seinfeld interview from a while back.
And for good measure, an interview with that guy sitting next to Jerry up top.
Image via Vulture
Novelist Carl Hiaasen discusses the Florida wildlife that the average tourist doesn’t see:
I have a small skiff, but I can get back into backcountry and the places where you may not see another boat for a whole day, and if you do, it’s just at a distance. And you’re just out there and there’s dolphins, sawfish and turtles everywhere, and you think, ‘This must be what it looked like when they first got here.’ And that’s a pretty cool thing. That’s not true everywhere, but it also gives you something to fight for. … You don’t give up despite all the madness and insanity and corruption that’s just multiplying with each generation of arrivals.
image via Florida Dolphin Tours
David Edelstein on Joss Whedon’s new adaptation of The Bard’s classic comedy, Much Ado About Nothing:
One word sums up my reaction to Joss Whedon’s film of Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing: Huzzah!
Here is the creator of Buffy the Vampire Slayer — and the director of The Avengers — working with American TV actors who have little or no training in verse-speaking. Who could have predicted such a team would produce the best of all filmed Shakespeare comedies?
I’m one of these children who grew up at the knee of my grandmother and her elder sister, listening to very old people talk about their memories. And as I say, in their conversation, everything was as if it happened yesterday. And the dead were discussed along with the living, and the difference didn’t really seem to matter. And I suppose this seeped into my viewpoint. Instead of thinking there was a wall between the living and the dead, I thought there was a very thin veil. It was almost as if they’d just gone into the next room.
HOW THE FUCK ARE THESE BABIES SWIMMING I AM 21 AND CANNOT SWIM THIS IS SOME FUCK SHIT
if it weren’t for this post I would’ve never known that swimming babies are the cutest thing in the world…
swimming is only a reflex for the first 4 months of life
do not throw your toddlers in the pool
i repeat do not throw your toddlers in the pool
Or see me for swimming lessons
or see me