“I would beg you, dear sir as well as I can, to have patience with everything unresolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves as if they were locked rooms or books in a very foreign language.”—Rainer Maria Rilke
Ridley Scott Trades Russell Crowe To Tim Burton For Johnny Depp
HOLLYWOOD, CA—Directors Ridley Scott and Tim Burton traded their favorite actors Wednesday, closing a deal in which Scott received Johnny Depp and Burton received Russell Crowe plus two guys from Black Hawk Down and a three-pack of watermelon Bubble Yum. “I’m going to cover his face in white powder and make him wear a purple fright wig and a Victorian frock coat with swirls all over it,” said Burton, who unsuccessfully attempted to trade away an old Michael Keaton with whom he hardly ever plays anymore. “Russell Crowe’s going to be the best misfit undertaker ever!” Scott, meanwhile, told reporters that he was just glad he got rid of a crappy action figure like Crowe and that he and Burton had definitely called no tradebacks.(via "The Onion")
you seem like a pretty reasonable guy. I liked some the conclusions you came to in “On Liberty”, though I would go about a whole different way. That is to say, Fuck you and “Utilitarianism”. I barely opened it up during the course of the semester and I really don’t want to start now. I mean, it started off as me being lazy, but then what I did read was just so shitty I couldn’t keep going. I only have until monday to study up, so really it would just be a waste of my time, so instead I will just study my excellent class notes and refer to the text as needed. Look at it this way, I am seeking the greatest happiest for myself, while supporting the publishers of your book, and saving time that I can use to act in a way that would promote the happiness of myself and others, by performing my perfect duites, and perhaps a few imperfect ones. I am sorry for being such a dick to JSM but I really don’t like what you have to say, and that I have to study very intensely over period of time for some essay exam.
“The protagonist ultimately realizes that fulfillment doesn’t come from rigid societal conformism, but from a mild, inoffensive brand of nonconformism that is easily digestible—even widely marketable—to the masses”—The Onion, infographic on “Green Day’s ‘American Idiot’ Musical’ Opens”