It’s not rude when your fave declines to take a picture with/for you. When you ask, you are actually interrupting their day and their privacy. This may be delightful to them or annoying or frightening. And no matter how you approach it and why, it’s still up to them to decide which it is and deal…
|—||Amy Poehler (x)|
So everyone keeps getting annoyed when Ryan Murphy says “We’re doing something that’s never been done on television before” because we have assumed he’s meant splitting the location of the show as they have for S4, or splitting the school year as they are in S4/S5. Neither of which, frankly, seem…
“I work at the UN. I study happiness, actually.”
“So what’s happiness then?”
“Well it’s very strongly related to income, but only to a certain amount. After about $20,000 a year, it becomes much more dependent on the amount of time we spend with family and friends. This is something we seem to intuitively know at the beginning and end of our lives— but lose sight of in the middle.”
|—||Nicholas Royle on “composition and decomposition.” Pair with Francine Prose on how to read like a writer and Virginia Woolf on how to read a book, then follow up with this 1936 to acquiring knowledge, of which critical reading is a centerpiece. (via explore-blog)|
Show People: Listen Up! Darren Criss on His Solo Summer Tour, Staying in School with Glee and the One Broadway Role He’s Willing to Drop Into.
Only halfway into this but needed to reblog for Darren’s commentary on fan and object of fandom interaction, exchange of content and the medium of Tumblr to achieve that all.
A long watch, but the part at the beginning about fandom and Tumblr from the perspective of an object of said fandom is always an interesting one to pay attention to.
I know I’ve been grumbly about Criss lately, largely because the recent media tour has been mostly (and annoyingly and incoherently) devoid of his really notable savvy about the place in which he finds himself, but it’s back here and very much worth your time. Yay. More of this.
This machine allows anyone to work for minimum wage for as long as they like. Turning the crank on the side releases one penny every 4.97 seconds, for a total of $7.25 per hour. This corresponds to minimum wage for a person in New York. This piece is brilliant on multiple levels, particularly as social commentary. Without a doubt, most people who started operating the machine for fun would quickly grow disheartened and stop when realizing just how little they’re earning by turning this mindless crank. A person would then conceivably realize that this is what nearly two million people in the United States do every day…at much harder jobs than turning a crank. This turns the piece into a simple, yet effective argument for raising the minimum wage.