Smart Girls Who Do Stupid Things


J. Cole Has Thoughts About John Mayer

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On John Mayer’s “Stop This Train”: “This from one of the best albums of all time. This is a super deep song about stopping the train, the train being time. Metaphor for time and wanting to stay young forever. He got a crazy line at the end of the song about his father who tells him, ‘When you get older man, you’re not going to wanna… you know, you just kind of want it all to end.’ It’s a deep song.”

(h/t Carolanne)

Matthew McConaughey Eating Shellfish On Dates With Blondes In Movies

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How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days, 2003

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Failure to Launch, 2006

Why Does Pete Have All The Best Lines?

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“It’s all about what it looks like, isn’t it.”

Season 6, Episode 3

My City Doesn’t Need A Filter

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The Best Things I Overheard At The End Of Spring Breakers


1. “Is it over?”

2. “I thought it was going to be about spring break. I was wondering why you wanted to see it.”

3. “I bet you loved that scene with the guns in James Franco’s mouth.”

Ask And Ye Shall Receive

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Ways That I Am Just Like Tim Gunn

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1. Few foods make me happier than French fries.
4. I hate driving.
6. I was a record-holding swimmer in school.
8. I never keep my shoes on in my apartment (but you can).
16. I’m so happy that I live in my absolute favorite city in the world, New York.
18. And I take the subway.
21. I cook dinner for myself almost every night.

11. My apartment contains more than 2,500 books.
12. I haven’t gone on a vacation in 12 years.
13. I’m an HGTV junkie.
17. I go to the Metropolitan Museum of Art about once a week.
19. My favorite drink is a Manhattan.
20. I have not had an intimate relationship in 20 years.

5. My first job was making architectural models.
2. I had a terrible stutter as a child and a teen.
3. I’m an Anglophile.
7. I’m a bit of a clean freak.
9. My role as mentor on Project Runway was created mere days before taping the first season.
10. My father was an FBI agent under J. Edgar Hoover for 26 years.
14. My favorite movie is The Wizard of Oz.
15. When people ask me for advice, I never critique the things they can’t change.
22. I make a great meatloaf.
23. I love dogs, especially mutts.
24. I have an aversion to parties.
25. If you have spinach in your teeth, I will tell you.

This has been a repurposed version of Tim Gunn: 25 Things You Don’t Know About Me (via Us Weekly)

This Is Marvin Hamlisch Dancing To Beyoncé Performing “Proud Mary”

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He knows the words.

It Looks Like House Republicans Have Decided It’s Not Okay to Hit Women, Again

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(Flickr/Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights)

The reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act reached a new low (or high, depending on your point of view) Tuesday, as Republicans in the House announced that they’d introduce a new, less far-reaching version of the Act already passed by the Senate, reports Talking Points Memo. Except this time, if the bill fails to pass, they’ll just vote on the version that made it through the Senate.

The difference between the two bills comes down to whether gay and lesbian victims of domestic violence would be clearly labeled as eligible for protection from domestic violence (the version passed by the Senate includes such language; the one proposed by House Republicans does not). It also specifically calls out acts that occur in Native American communities and cases involving illegal immigrants. TPM says:

“The big admission implicit in this latest move is that House GOP leaders don’t believe they have the votes to pass their version of the bill but that the Senate version is likely to pass the chamber. So this way they’ll give House conservatives the first bite at the apple as a way of saving face and still resolve an issue that has hurt them politically.”

A Democratic aide in the House also went as far to focus on Speaker of the House John Boehner for attempting “to appease the crazy wing of his party,” painting this forthcoming loss as yet another sign that party unity is not working anymore. As the New York Times reported in early 2012, the slow movement surrounding the reauthorization of this bill sits in sharp contrast to the many renewals the Violence Against Women Act received over the years since it was introduced in 1994.

There’s been a great deal of attention to the illegal immigration and gay rights aspects of this bill, but author Louise Erdich wrote in an op-ed focusing on the part of the act that would protect tribal women. “What seems like dry legislation can leave Native women at the mercy of their predators or provide a slim margin of hope for justice,” she wrote. “As a Cheyenne proverb goes, a nation is not conquered until the hearts of its women are on the ground.”

Sorry, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler Won’t Ever Host The Oscars

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Perhaps realizing they had some valuable information they’d better get out as quickly as possible so as not to miss the peg, the Huffington Post published part of their interview with Tina Fey for her new movie with Paul Rudd Admission. Though author Mike Ryan notes that, “The full interview with Fey will publish closer to the film’s March 22nd release date,” the important, non-promotional stuff is available now.

Ryan first congratulates Fey on what she calls being “Shatnered” (her term for William Shatner’s mention of her name during the awards ceremony) and then asks her if she and BFFL and fellow Golden Globes badass Amy Poehler would ever consider hosting the Big Show, considering how they did with the Globes (and how poorly Seth MacFarlane did in comparison). She said:

“I just feel like that gig is so hard. Especially for, like, a woman — the amount of months that would be spent trying on dresses alone … no way.”

It’s interesting that Fey specifically draws attention the most female aspect of her and Poehler’s performances, especially given that MacFarlane’s was derided as so hopelessly male in its insensitivity to women. Whether on purpose or by accident, Fey points out that even if she were to host the Oscars, it’d be a totally different show in that the type of performance she’d be expected to give – down to appearances – would very un-male.

Ryan also expresses his own disappointment at Fey’s decision to not even consider the Oscars:

It’s disappointing to hear, “No way.” I was hoping for at least “a one in a million chance.”
I wish I could tell you there was.

Ah well. Since Poehler hasn’t spoken up yet, we can still hold out a little hope for her.


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