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Jan 19, 2013
Jan 27, 2012
Women…can see what men have up their sleeves… That is why no woman has ever been convinced that her husband is a superman.
Sep 26, 2011
» Women in the movies who don't exist in real life.
A list by Mindy Kaling (a.k.a. Kelly from The Office). My favorite:
The Ethereal Weirdo
The smart and funny writer Nathan Rabin coined the term Manic Pixie Dream Girl to describe this archetype after seeing Kirsten Dunst in the movie “Elizabethtown.” This girl can’t be pinned down and may or may not show up when you make concrete plans with her. She wears gauzy blouses and braids. She likes to dance in the rain and she weeps uncontrollably if she sees a sign for a missing dog or cat. She might spin a globe, place her finger on a random spot, and decide to move there. The Ethereal Weirdo appears a lot in movies, but nowhere else. If she were from real life, people would think she was a homeless woman and would cross the street to avoid her. But she is essential to the male fantasy that even if a guy is boring he deserves a woman who will find him fascinating and perk up his dreary life by forcing him to go skinny-dipping in a stranger’s pool.
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Aug 07, 2011
Jan 28, 2011
Louis C.K., “Girls vs. Boys, from Chewed Up (2008)
“Here’s the difference, to me, between boys and girls: Boys fuck things up; Girls are fucked up. That’s the difference. Boys just do damage to your house that you can measure in dollars, like a hurricane. Girls, like, leave scars in your psyche that you find later, like a genocide or an atrocity… That’s the difference between boys and girls. And it becomes the difference between men and women, really. A man will, like, steal your car or burn your house down or beat the shit out of you, but a woman will ruin your fuckin’ life. Do you see the difference? Like, a man will cut your arm off and throw it in a river, but he’ll leave you as a human being intact. He won’t fuck with who you are. Women are nonviolent, but they will shit inside of your heart.”
My wife and I about died watching this. So funny. Found via @marykarrlit.
May 20, 2010
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Jul 02, 2009
78-year-old Pablo Picasso and a young woman on the Riviera, 1960
His drawings from his seventies often contrast himself as a buffoonish, wizened dwarf opposite a beautiful young woman.
Jonathan Richman and the Modern Lovers said it best:
Well some people try to pick up girls
And get called assholes
This never happened to Pablo Picasso
He could walk down your street
And girls could not resist his stare and
So Pablo Picasso was never called an asshole
Well he was only 5’3”
But girls could not resist his stare
Pablo Picasso never got called an asshole
Oct 24, 2008
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