"I was in the office two years before he even looked me in the eye. Three years before he called me by name. Four till he got it right. By then I'd actually gotten used to Steve. He must really like you."
Okay - real life has been kicking my butt (between colds, UTIs, antibiotics for me and gallbladder surgery for my roommate...).*Warning - this is long and rambling and most readers will no doubt be bored - so please skip the rest if you're not interested - I won't be offended. :-)...( Read more...Collapse )
Okay, does anyone else HATE HATE HATE the stupid Toaster Streudal commericals with that stupidly chirpy kid doing a horribly contrived German/Norwegian/Swedish/Swiss [or whateverthefuck it's supposed to be] accent?????
gah - the whole campaign is just plain stupid, moronic and abrasive and annoying!!!
I was in shock last night when I heard about the loss of Robin Williams. He was a man of so much talent; known to be a genuinely generous and sweet; a wonderful 'normal guy'. Unfortunately, like so many talented people there are many inner demons including addiction and depression that he dealt with for years. As much as I loved his comedic talent, I loved him for his serious roles. Years ago, when Comic Relief was a yearly event, one of the many times he cohosted with Billy Crystal and Whoopi Goldberg, he got riffing spontaneously on stage with his cohosts and I found myself laughing 'til I cried right along with most of the audience right along side of Billy and Whoopi - neither of whom had a prayer of keeping up with Robin. It's a memory I will treasure together with the thought of the wonderful, sweet man that stepped in and helped Christopher Reeve and his family after Chris's tragic accident. Sometimes laughter really is the best medicine, sadly Robin is now forever lost to the world. Our lives are now a little less bright, a little less happy....
Does anyone know of a QAF fanfic finder lj comm or other site?
I'm looking for a future!fic where Brian and Justin are together and have been together like close to 20+ years. I think they're living in europe (maybe France or Italy?) and Gus coming for a visit (maybe to introduce them to his fiancee?). I'm not certain if Brian and Justin are married - it might be that they have a civil partnership with all the necessary legal paperwork that basically ensures that they are treated as uf they're married.
I don't remember where I read it or who the author is. And Googling doesn't seem to bring it up either. Any help and/or pointers of where to ask would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.
A joyous and happy round of congratulations and felicitations to John Barrowman and Scott Gill. Together for 20 years; civil partners since 2006 and now husband and husband since yesterday! Married at last in La Mirage, CA.
the details are a bit vague and perhaps I've muddle them in with another story?
The Sheppard and team are on a planet and they end up in a 'brothel' and because they all fell asleep - they wake up naked or nearly so and all their weapons and possessions have been stolen. I think it was part of a larger mission - they were working towards completion?
some caps of Warren in his role in The Avengers movie that just came out this past May.
He plays a 'Bridge Tech' on board the S.H.I.E.L.D. carrier. We see him twice [clearly - I believe he's also in some background shots done on the bridge] and he even has some significant lines to say in his second appearance. B) ( Read more...Collapse )
Seen it! Love it! Need to see it again! Loved Tony Stark's snark. Loved David Banner's anger management issues! Hell, I even loved Steve Rogers's Captain America! Really liked Hawkeye & the Black Widow. Good stuff - really good stuff!( Read more...Collapse )
I stumbled upon a rebroadcast of 'Gone' on Discovery ID just a day or so ago. To say I was enthralled, shocked, enraged, horrified, angered, moved to tears, incensed would be an understatement.( Read more...Collapse )
When they marched for the women's right to vote 100 years ago, they were imprisoned, put into strait-jackets and force fed until they vomited blood. They fought for your right to own property, to have access to birth control and your right to an education. This video is fun and clever and hits on some hard truths. And it makes you ask yourself...what I am willing to do today to fight back and protect our rights as women and citizens?
Spread the word. Link to this post if you want. I have it unlocked so everyone can see it. Do everything in your power to get the word out and make this known to everyone.
GET INVOLVED. STOP AT NOTHING. THE WORLD MUST KNOW.
I dare you to stop scrolling through your dashboard. Stop checking your Facebook newsfeed that you’ve already checked two seconds ago. Stop updating your Twitter and seeing what your favorite celebrities are saying. Stop watching funny and nonsense videos on Youtube. Take time to educate yourself to MAKE A DIFFERENCE in this world. This is your chance! WATCH THIS VIDEO.
Let’s make JOSEPH KONY Famous!!
Who is JOSEPH KONY?
He is THE WORST LIVING CRIMINAL. He abducts children and makes them use guns to kill their own parents. He takes girls and forces them to be sex slaves. He calls his abducted children the Lord’s Resistance Army, AKA the LRA. He has abducted over 30,000 children and forced them to be child soldiers in Central Africa. He remains at large because he is INVISIBLE to the world. FEW know his name, even FEWER know his crimes. WE ARE MAKING HIM FAMOUS! Because when he is, the world will unite against him and demand his arrest.
We can help make a change. We can make a difference.
I feel so inspired. I feel the need to help and make a difference. This has to happen in 2012. We can’t let him go around and keep doing this to children in Central Africa. Let’s make his name known so he can be stopped. HE CAN NO LONGER BE INVISIBLE!
NOTE: THIS ORGANIZATIONS POLITICS AREN'T IMPORTANT TO ME. I HAVE NO INTENTION OF GIVING THEM MONEY. YESTERDAY I DIDN'T KNOW WHO JOSEPH KONY WAS. TODAY I DO. I THINK EVERYONE SHOULD KNOW WHO THIS MAN IS AND WHAT HE'S DONE. THAT'S WHY I POSTED THIS VIDEO -- pfyre
okay - maybe it's just me - but I've been wondering ever since I first glimpsed the Fiat Abarth commercial during the Superbowl - what exactly the woman was saying in Italian....( Read more...Collapse )
What is ACTA? ACTA is the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement. A new intellectual property enforcement treaty being negotiated by the United States, the European Community, Switzerland, and Japan, with Australia, the Republic of Korea, New Zealand, Mexico, Jordan, Morocco, Singapore, the United Arab Emirates, and Canada recently announcing that they will join in as well.
Why should you care about ACTA? Initial reports indicate that the treaty will have a very broad scope and will involve new tools targeting “Internet distribution and information technology.”
What is the goal of ACTA? Reportedly the goal is to create new legal standards of intellectual property enforcement, as well as increased international cooperation, an example of which would be an increase in information sharing between signatory countries’ law enforcement agencies.
This is what Hollywood is saying and what they are planning: push for more criminal federal and international enforcement, use the courts to get civil injunctive relief, and keeping rewriting the copyright laws in their favor. Remember the lawsuit against Youtube is still to be decided. Imagine Youtube being out out of business just like Megaupload (although Youtube is not even coming close to pulling some of the boneheaded Megaupload moves).
"SOPA protesters roundly cheered when DNS-blocking was taken out of the anti-piracy bills before Congress. But just because Congress won't explicitly approve such measures doesn't mean that they won't happen. In piracy cases going forward, Holllywood can ask sympathetic judges to grant such relief anyway."
Since I know we're in it for the long haul and that the efforts to silence speech in favor of corporate interests will continue, I plan to carry on with the SOPA Boycott in March.
Nor am I alone in coming to this conclusion:
"The MPAA studios hate us. They hate us with region locks and unskippable screens and encryption and criminalization of fair use. They see us as stupid eyeballs with wallets, and they are entitled to a constant stream of our money. They despise us, and they certainly don’t respect us.
Yet when we watch their movies, we support them....They use our support to buy these laws.
So maybe, instead of waiting for the MPAA’s next law and changing our Twitter avatars for a few days in protest, it would be more productive to significantly reduce or eliminate our support of the MPAA member companies starting today, and start supporting campaign finance reform." More "On The Next SOPA."
So I've got a cold and my sleep is very interrupted. Stupid me was channel surfing trying to find something to put me to sleep and I saw I'd recorded Torchwood off BBC America... Adrift.( Read more...Collapse )
Torchwood's John Barrowman: I love that Tom Jones sings from his crotch John Barrowman from Doctor Who spin-off Torchwood spills the beans on new album Tonight's The Night, what artists he grew up listening to - and the special name he gives his groupies.( Read more...Collapse )
Barrowman: Starz ordered edgy 'Torchwood' Published: Sept. 9, 2011 at 3:29 PM By KAREN BUTLER
NEW YORK, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- Scottish-born actor John Barrowman says he was delighted when he heard America's Starz network would be joining as a creative partner on his sexy science-fiction series "Torchwood," which had previously aired on the BBC.
"I thought it was fantastic, I have to tell you. All the worry [about Americans becoming involved in a popular U.K. series] came from other people. It was not a worry from me at all," Barrowman, who was raised in Illinois from the time he was 8, told UPI in a recent phone interview.
Barrowman said he knew all was OK because series creator Russell T. Davies and executive producer Julie Gardner were involved in the latest run of episodes.( Read more...Collapse )
'Torchwood' a miracle for Eve Myles, Starz By Ian Spelling New York Times Syndicate Originally Published: 9/8/2011
BBC Worldwide Eve Myles as Gwen Cooper in "Torchwood: Miracle Day."
Eve Myles has been with "Torchwood" since the very beginning, back in 2006, when the British sci-fi series and "Doctor Who" spinoff was BBC Three's awkward stepchild. She has been there as it has ventured from BBC Three to BBC Two to BBC One to the American cable channel Starz, and as it has morphed from cult series to international success in its fourth and current incarnation as "Torchwood: Miracle Day."( Read more...Collapse )
Friday TV: Torchwood finale, Mel Brooks and Dick Cavett Sep 09 2011 09:34 am ET
We're in the homestretch of summer 2011 and the offerings tonight are few but significant. Torchwood: Miracle Day concludes its 10-episode arc while HBO has a special featuring Mel Brooks and Dick Cavett. Here's what's on TV Friday.( Read more...Collapse )