“The road must be trod, but it will be very hard. And neither strength nor wisdom will carry us far upon it. This quest may be attempted by the weak with as much hope as the strong. Yet such is oft the course of deeds that move the wheels of the world: small hands do them because they must, while the eyes of the great are elsewhere.”—J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring (via liquidnight)
“She came up to me [at SAG Awards] and said — ‘When I was in New York City, and I was starting to act, I wasn’t booking a lot of stuff, and my mom and I were talking about going back to Kentucky and maybe trying again when I was older. But I was really determined to not give up on acting, and I saw you in a newspaper as a boy from Kentucky who was making it in Hollywood. And I took it to my mom, and I was like, ‘look, he can do this. I can do this, too.’ (He pauses, smiling at the memory). So she’s nominated for an Academy Award and she’s telling me that I inspired her to keep going. It really took me back.”—
Josh Hutcherson about Hunger Games co-star Jennifer Lawrence. Nylon Guys Magazine, March 2012 issue. (via girls-are-weird)
“The best story is the time she did a photo soot for Abercrombie & Fitch. “None of my pictures ended up getting used,” Lawrence says, “and when my dad called to ask why, they sent over the negatives - like, here’s why!” Apparently the photographer had put all the kids on a beach and tossed them a football and told them to go play. “All the other girls are looking cute, modeling while playing football,” Lawrence says. “And my face is bright red, my nostrils are flared, and I’m mid-leap, about to tackle this girl, like ‘Rahhrrr!’ I’m not even looking at the camera. The other girls were like, ‘Get her away from me!’”—Rolling Stone (April 12, 2012)
Interviewer:Do you have "Holy shit, I can't believe this is my life!" moments?
Jennifer Lawrence:Yeah, I have those a lot. Just recently I started letting myself eat things from the minibar. When we were kids, we would never open the minibar. A $6 Snickers bar? But the other day I was in a hotel and I was staring at a Snickers bar, and finally just ate it. Then it was like something in me snapped. I opened all these drinks. I thought: I can do it now. Now I'm a grown-up. I can eat things from the minibar.
We were discussing homosexuality because of an allusion to it in the book we were reading, and several boys made comments such as, “That’s disgusting.” We got into the debate and eventually a boy admitted that he was terrified/disgusted when he was once sharing a taxi and the…
“I am a woman of colour with a deep – almost unhealthy – love of popular culture. It is a love that is sorely tested in the face of such prejudice when I am told, loudly and with few qualms, that the stories of people who look like me just aren’t viable in a specific universe. It is often explicitly stated by my co-fans that I am not – ever – what they picture when they read these books or hear about these movies. The language may be coded: “She’s not how I imagined” or, in the case of interracial couple Sam and Mercedes on TV’s Glee, slightly more explicit: “They don’t look right together, like, they don’t … fit.” But the message is clear. We get to be supporting characters – the redshirts – or the villains. But heroes? Um, no. That would make things too … ethnic.”—Bim Adewunmi, in a moving editorial for The Guardian (UK)
“Where did all the liberals go?,” Klanklannon taunted after posting his slides. “Did they run off because they can’t handle the facts?”
But Klanklannon included none of Martin’s emails in his leak, because the picture they paint is of a normal high school junior preparing for college. A screenshot of Trayvon’s Gmail inbox our source provided us is heartbreaking. Martin apparently used his Gmail account for his college search, and it’s filled with emails about upcoming SAT tests and scholarship applications. (“Trayvon, now is the best time to take the SATs!”) One email included the results of a career aptitude test, our source said. It “talked about his interest in aeronautics and stuff.”
Klanklannon has proven nothing more than the depths to which the racist amateur detectives who have spent days obsessing over every aspect of Trayvon Martin’s short life will sink in their horrible quest to vet a dead teenager.
You exposed a normal kid with big ambitions, and in the odd chance that you found something juicy, he’s a kid. He’s a boy. He’s not a threat to your livelihood. Congratulations you hateful, racist pricks.
EW:I’ve noticed from reading books by female comedians, like you, Tina Fey, and Mindy Kaling, that you all spend an inordinate amount of time singing the praises of Amy Poehler.
Rachel Dratch:[Laughs] Really? I didn’t even know! I guess she just has a good aura. People gravitate to it. She’s very supportive and she’s got a good combo of being cool enough that she’s one of the guys, but she’s also sensitive and wise.