…the author started working and realized he had enough material for two volumes [on Tennessee Williams]… Almost mercifully, he passed away before he was able to finish it.
A close friend of mine once said, “When you guys told me you DON’T need an occasion to buy cake… that changed my life.”
Nobody calls a donkey an ‘ass’ or a ‘jackass’ anymore—but somehow, we’ve gone from that, to using it as a term for a stupid or foolish person, to ‘vulgar nouns’
Being on “The Bozo Show” when I was eight is not something I think about very often. Mentioning it at work, off-handedly and accidentally, is the first time I had thought about it in years.
We protect our children in this country. No questions asked. It’s an absolute. It’s that simple.
Nostalgia is a good, yet incredibly dangerous thing. It’s powerful, and you don’t want it to become too powerful. There is a shockingly thin line that you have to precariously walk between ‘Hey, I’m sure glad I went back and revisited that memory or feeling from a number of years ago,’ and ‘Oh man, I wish I hadn’t thought about that—now I’m super sad.’
Silence can be of tremendous value.
I can barely leave the house to run an errand in town without having some kind of emotional breakdown, so I don’t know how or why anyone expects me to get on a plane and take this show on the road.
I knew Brownstein primarily from Portlandia, the hilarious sketch television show on the IFC channel. But she was also a founder of the seminal Riot Grrrl band Sleater-Kinney in 1996…who knew? A lot of people, apparently.
Social media is sure a thing now isn’t it? Despite our best efforts, it has become a major part of our lives. It’s how we stay in touch with friends, and by ‘stay in touch,’ I mean we see photos of what someone we haven’t actually spoken to or seen in person in years is up to now, and can choose to make the ‘wow’ face in reaction to what they are doing or have to say.