My cure for the Mondays: Dan interviews my nephew on the way to Sea Life (the aquarium at the Mall of America, a place I loathe with the fiery heat of a thousand suns, which is still not enough to offset how much I love this kid). In case you miss it, he names the unicorn tang as his favorite.
I almost choked to death from laughing
Mom: I've never seen Futurama.
Joe (my brother): It's a cartoon.
Mom: Oh. [beat] Is it animated?
Joe: Is the space pope reptilian?
I am Ian. I am 6. I have 2 moms. I care about other people who have 2 moms or 2...– From six-year-old Ian Rosenberg-Scholl’s letter to Republican Senator Warren Limmer, author of a bill that could lead a constitutional ban on same-sex marriage in Minnesota. Ian’s mother shared the full text of Ian’s letter in the comments section of Same-sex marriage in Minnesota: Your turn to...
"Bow ties are cool."
shaebay: beefranck: Ooooookay, 11. I like you. Yay! I hate to admit it, but I actually like Eleven better than Nine. I feel like a traitor, but 11 is my favorite now. /end unsolicited DW musings. I’ll go you one further and say that Eleven is the Tom Bakerest Doctor of the new series. (But I really miss Donna Noble.)
Random Friday Memory
When I was teaching college courses, I always secretly wanted to have class outside as well. Students would immediately pounce on me as soon as I walked through the door. “Can we have class outside? Can we have class outside? Pleeeeeeeeeeeease? Pretty please?” and I’d pretend to think about it before pretending to reluctantly do them this favor. And then there were days...
Four days later, I am still concerned that I sent a lady asking for directions the wrong way.
Don’t you try to outweird me. I get stranger things than you free with my...– Zaphod Beeblebrox (via beefranck)
My brother fills in my memory gap:
He just texted, in response to my earlier post about how I don’t remember when or where I first saw Star Wars: “You saw Star Wars in the theater with Dad. I remember, because I was not allowed to go [he’s 3.5 years younger than I am] — even though I already had some of the toys [he would eventually have ALL OF THEM, or so it seemed]. I saw it later with Mom.” So...
Truthful Wednesday, Star Wars Edition
I still haven’t seen Episode III, on a general “fool me once/fool me twice” principle. I don’t care that everyone says it’s the best of the recent three. That’s an EXTREMELY LOW BAR.
How old were you when Star Wars came out?
stevewhitaker: I was five, and vividly remember it - my first big movie, and the one that sparked my love for films. If you hadn’t been born yet, how old were you when you first saw it? When was that? Reblog or respond here. I was six when Star Wars came out, but I don’t remember when I saw it for the first time, which may or may not have been in the theater. My strongest memory is a...