Professor Peter McGraw thinks so, but I'm not so sure. At least, I hope not, or soon we'll just have robots writing our sitcoms and rom coms and I'll be out of a job! Unless I get a job building comedy robots, but that doesn't sounds very fun(ny).
I'm not a huge fan of all of Kristen Wig's SNL characters (although I think Penelope is pretty darn funny), but I am really excited about her new movie "Bridesmaids" and she has been super funny in her other film roles (remember the evil producer in "Knocked Up"?)
So this NY Times profile about her was pretty interesting. I'd say it's worth a read, even if it just gets you even more super pumped for "Bridesmaids."
Amy Poehler is a kick ass woman in general, but now she's proven herself to be a kick-ass and gracious woman, as well.
Check out her speech from the Time 100 Gala wherein she thanks the women who take care of her children while she goes off to lead her extraordinary life. She couldn't do it without them, and so she thanks all these women all over the world who let working mothers work outside of the home at all, women who are often unsung heros - until that night.
It may have to do with their Pay it Forward program. It's a way for people to send their kidneys across the country to needy donors everywhere, and already eighteen people - seven Loyola employees now dubbed "The Seven Sisters of Loyola" - have donated since the program's inception in March 2010. How incredible is that?
I guess some people, and some communities, are just amazing, but that doesn't mean we all can't be. I hope these wonderful women start a nationwide trend!
Alfie, you, sir, are a delight. Thanks always to The Daily Puppy for providing us with another wonderful pup (though I am concerned about the growing relationship between him and that Shrek doll. Mainly because I don't know if stuffed animals can give consent). Also, it's a good thing that wet dog smell can't come across through computers just yet, because he probably stinks as cute as he looks in those photos!
Ok, ok, you don't have to paw after me all at once but you would not believe it... I've got time to write for TV and film! Can you believe it? I'm practically Wonder Woman, but not that one (but at least they're trying to have a female lead here? Or three? Who knows...)
I think a lot of people might be confused by how there are more female producers than writers or directors, but I've found that the entertainment industry is very receptive to having women in important roles - so long as they aren't important creative roles. Also producer is such a loose term that it's natural for there to be more women in those jobs than the actually-definable writer/director jobs.
According to Statette, those Late Night boys are running super low on the funny ladies.
Well, boys, I don't mean to be not-coy, but I'm single and ready to mingle***
***disclosure: only in terms of not having a comedy show to write for - romantically I am taken. Just clearing things up before my boyfriend thinks I broke up with him over my blog, which, I think, would be even worse than by text.
April is so full of fun holidays - half of my family's birthdays, spring becoming spring in general, and general awesomeness - but it is also home to one of my favorite holidays - Earth Day!
Unfortunately, I was super busy at work and totally did not give Earth Day it's proper due on the 22nd, so I am making up for it now by posting some fun Green-related news.
1) Bolivia proposes an Earth's Bill of Rights to be enacted by the UN. I'm all for this. Considering the planet is our home and we literally (in the literal sense of the term) cannot live without it, it only seems right that we give it the same rights (really shouldn't we give it better rights?) than us measly humans.
Sometimes it's good for me to remember how lucky I am, and that it could have been so much worse. Then again, I'm not writing for the Hairpin and these ladies the coolest! So clearly I still have something to strive for.
[Also, ladies, if you are reading this which I highly doubt because - you know, why? How did you even know this blog existed? I am also flattered, though! - I don't at all understand what you're going through, but please know that reading about your experiences makes me feel like I wasn't a total crazy/mean/bad person for thinking a lot of the same things when I was going through my I'm-too-young-for-this-also-this-is-BS experience.]
To honor Bobbette and her extraordinary kidney donor, as well as the man who brought them together, let's all sing this one out loud: (in this case, the right stuff was a spare kidney and a large twitter following!)
The Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 trailer is oot! (I like saying oot instead of out because Canadians are funny. They are also irrelevant to this post.) Wow. It really looks incredible. Watch it!
Badass Apple HD trailer available here. Actually, yeah just go to the Apple trailer because it's way better than my embed.
I love all the glimpses at the Snape memories. They look off-kilter, a little disturbing, but also beautiful and nostalgic - and that's from about five frames alone!
That "Harry throwing himself and Voldy off the tower" thing seems a bit odd, but maybe it will work in context?
Love the hint at the Bellatrix vs. Molly duel!
Everybody's dying!!! I feel like they show a ton of the deaths in this trailer, but really you'd only know who/what is going on if you've read the books so it's not really that spoiler-y. (Of course me talking about it is, though, but if you didn't want spoilers you shouldn't have kept reading!)
On that note - Freeeeeeeeddddd!!
Overall the look feels nostalgic (I can't believe it's almost over!) and magical (Wands! Pretty floating things! Dragons!) like always, but also super gritty, action-packed, and dramatic to show that we're not just dealing with Harry Potter anymore - now we've got Harry F**king Potter.
Good kidney news today: A new report in Eureka Alert shows that chronic rejection (the slow process of scarring that sometimes occurs in kidney transplants over the course of many years and can lead to the loss of the graft) is less prevalent now than ever.
This is great news for people who are otherwise healthy like me! The main threat to losing the kidney after the first year or so is through chronic rejection, so here's hoping that's not affecting me and I can keep this puppy for at least 40+ years. Right? I sure hope so!
The story itself is not my favorite (I find it a little repetitive), but I love all the drawings of the dog! She is great at drawing dogs. Also, I had a very stupid but lovable dog once, too, who used to go on many adventures in our old ranch - leaping out of moving pick-up trucks, eating weird things, and barking at anything that moved. He was the best.
But Beck is going off the air! That little burning piece of hatred I feel each day knowing he has a voice in the media will get slightly less burning-y. I don't like the fact that he and Ailes are still discussing his "future" with the network and Fox in general, but at least (at least) his show is getting the boot.