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dharbin:

COOL COOL COOL
A “Persons Of Interest” drawing. You can get your own here, as my schedule allows. Short version is I’ll draw any famous/widely recognizable figure, fictional or historical or just popular, just once.

dharbin:

COOL COOL COOL

A “Persons Of Interest” drawing. You can get your own here, as my schedule allows. Short version is I’ll draw any famous/widely recognizable figure, fictional or historical or just popular, just once.

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Popeye— he’s fucking great in it. That’s the weirdest movie of all time— why is Robert Altman directing a movie about Popeye? Who did I meet that said— they had stories about meeting Robin. He was like, we went to Malta to shoot that— Malta, an island in the middle of the Mediterranean. And he’s like, there’s no coke there— and that’s at a point in my life where I was fueled by cocaine, I had to have cocaine. And so, they couldn’t get cocaine there. So all of the sudden a bunch of Parisian models, like really sexy female Parisian models started showing up to the island of Malta. And all of the sudden, Robin Williams had coke. And it turns out that Popeye was made by vag-ed Parisian model coke. He had a bunch of sexy Parisian mules carrying the stuff. It’s a good movie.

I don’t want to live in a world where Robin Williams wasn’t getting Parisian pussy coke.
Jeff Davis, on Harmontown.

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Splitsider on this clip from Crossballs(the bit starting at 6:57):

The premise is that it’s a debate show between four experts on opposite sides of an issue like “should drugs be legal” or “should women be allowed to drive.” However, two of the four panelists are comedians, and the actual experts are being Punk’d. Occasionally the guests catch on that it’s a sham, but usually they’re antagonized to the point of outright hostility toward the comics. They’re egged on by host Chris Tallman (who will later appear as the token white correspondent on Chocolate News), who takes the guests’ reasonable position against the comics spouting offensive nonsense. This creates moments like a frat guy defending Greek life by mentioning that his frat does blood drives telling Besser’s anti-frat activist “I wouldn’t give you my blood, I’d let you die.” It’s insane. The show could be used in psychology classes to demonstrate how far normal people will go when a supposedly impartial authority figure is on their side.

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Just a mean old guy.
The Simpsons writers are talking about Lawrence Tierney on the livefeed!  Scott Aukerman references the Seinfeld people saying the same thing!  

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The life and work of Robin Williams should therefore serve as a reminder of the importance of laughter, something that can seem in short supply in thecorporate world, yet is known to reduce levels of stress, boost engagement and drive creativity – all valuable business benefits.

The life and work of Robin Williams should therefore serve as a reminder of the importance of laughter, something that can seem in short supply in thecorporate world, yet is known to reduce levels of stress, boost engagement and drive creativity – all valuable business benefits.

(Source: topmba.com)

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When they do give a note they give very specific notes, and then only when they think they need to and I’d better let them because these people know what they’re doing. And usually it’s a good, really smart emotional or logical note. One time I was told not to have arching semen across the screen, and then when I thought about trying to fight that note, I was like, “No, they’re right.”
Lena Dunham, on working with HBO.

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