While filming, Will Ferrell wore an earpiece that fed him Emma Thompson’s narrative lines in order to assist the other actors in reacting more naturally to Ferrell’s seemingly non sequitur lines.
Stranger Than Fiction (2006)
Can’t say enough good things about this film. If you haven’t seen it, you really must. Wonderful writing and acting.
my friend sent me this thing ‘americans were asked to pace european countries on a map’ just look at the second one i’m cRYING
This is hysterical, especially the one who called out “The Shire.” Having been to Northern Ireland multiple times, I could see it!
I know this is passed around to make Americans look stupid, but as the article notes, Europeans (and probably everybody else) can’t name American states on a map, despite the fact that many are easily as large as entire nations elsewhere. We are all geographically, culturally and socially isolated; there’s only so much monkeysphere our brains can handle, after all. And the results are always worth a laugh!
Crazy unhealthy Walmart Thanksgiving - Fats and Sugar
Vegetables…in a pie!
Richard Nagy http://www.datamancer.net/. You know his art. You know him as Datamancer https://www.facebook.com/DatamancerLabs . You know his work if you know Steampunk. He created some of the most iconic sculptures within this artist movement. He was one of the first to do so and one of the best. Richard spent thousands of hours creating some of the most amazing art you have ever been privileged to see. He was completely self taught and he made things out of a love of classic lines and movement. Thanks to the Internet, millions of people from around the world have enjoyed witnessing the wonder of his art. It was featured on TV shows such as Warehouse 13, in books and in numerous art shows across the country and around the world. He worked tirelessly pretty much unpaid to create his work and make it where you could own his talent and use it in your house. You know his work and have most likely been inspired by it at some point or seen others who where inspired by it.
Richard Nagy passed away last week. He was young. He was amazing. He was talented. He leaves behind a lot of family and friends who cared about him. He leaves behind millions of people who his art touched.
What I want you to do is this: instead of leaving thousands of “I’m sorry” comments to this, I want you to do something productive. Something that will actually make a dent in the universe. Richard’s death is not fair. He spent years and thousands of hours on his art and for all that work he never got his due. He was never properly rewarded for his hard work, his talent, and his incredible creativity. So I want you to make certain he and his art are not forgotten. I want you to go like his Facebook fan page https://www.facebook.com/DatamancerLabs . Yes, it probably will not get any more updates, but at least you doing that will help spread him and his art around. If you ever wanted one of his keyboards, go and bid on one of the last auctions of his work still going on http://www.ebay.com/usr/datamancer. With a sudden death like this, every penny helps the family. I want you to try to make certain he and his art are not forgotten as that’s the only thing we can do now. An artist’s art are how they can stay immortal and the only way that can happen is we the living keep posting and perpetuating to others the knowledge of their talent and art. So do not let the world forget about Richard Nagy and his amazing sculptures. That is how you take back and preserve a little of what death has had stolen.
Also, if you have an artist, an author, or another kind of creative that you love, buy their stuff in the moment. Let them know you like their stuff,. Promote them. If something happens and they’re gone, they will never know you liked their art and that is one of the greatest crimes of the universe. Don’t let the world forget about Richard and his art. Never let the world forget about an artist. I’m not going to let you forget about him so do him the favor and pass that along his hard work and talent should have been rewarded more while he was with us. Do not let it fade away and be forgotten now that he has been taken from the world.
He was my friend and one of the most talented people I have been privileged to know and I am beyond mad that this has happened. Do not let him be forgotten, do not let his art fade. -Evelyn
I’m shocked to hear this young and talented artist has passed away. When I first forayed into the world of Steampunk, his works spoke most highly to me of the way the community embraced the elegance of industry. As we become more and more disconnected from ourselves and the processes that are used to make our material world, we need his kind of vision more than ever. Sad.
Reblog this if you pronounce “.gif” as “GIF.”
WE SHALL SEE WHICH ONE PREVAILS.
It’s a “Graphic Interchange Format”! Graphic, not Jraphic. Case closed, no matter what the inventor sez.
As labor issues heat up for Wal-Mart around the country, employees at one of the retailer’s stores in Ohio have started a Thanksgiving food drive to feed each other.
“ The food drive casts light on an ongoing national conversation about Wal-Mart’s wages and labor policies.”
One of the largest and most profitable corporations in the world—a corporation that literally rewrote the book on the mass production, warehousing and supply of goods, including food—and their solution to crises encountered by their employees is to have their other employees, who are also making less than a living wage, buy goods to help hungry kids eat. And it would be great, dontcha know, if they bought their goods at…Wal-Mart. What can be said about this that would sound even remotely rational?
Henry Ford was no philanthropic prince, but even he knew that if you paid your workers a decent, living wage, they could buy stuff and stimulate the economy to want more of those things that they make, enabling the more making and buying of stuff. How did it all go so topsy-turvy?