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Friday, September 7, 2012

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Amy Poehler and Will Arnett Are Done

In related news, Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward are getting divorced in heaven.

“It’s to do with knowing and being known. I remember how it stopped seeming odd that in biblical Greek knowing was used for making love. Whosit knew so-and-so. Carnal knowledge. It’s what lovers trust each other with. Knowledge of each other, not of the flesh but through the flesh, knowledge of self, the real him, the real her, in extremis, the mask slipped from the face. Every other version of oneself is on offer to the public. We share our vivacity, grief, sulks, anger, joy ... we hand it out to anybody who happens to be standing around, to friends and family with a momentary sense of indecency perhaps, to strangers without hesitation. Our lovers share us with the passing trade. But in pairs we insist that we give ourselves to each other. What selves? What’s left? What else is there that hasn’t been dealt out like a pack of cards? Carnal knowledge. Personal, final, uncompromised. Knowing, being known. I revere that. Having that is being rich, you can be generous about what’s shared – she walks, she talks, she laughs, she lends a sympathetic ear, she kicks off her shoes and dances on the tables, she’s everybody’s and it don’t mean a thing, let them eat cake; knowledge is something else, the undealt card, and while it’s held it makes you free-and-easy and nice to know, and when it’s gone everything is pain. Every single thing. Every object that meets the eye, a pencil, a tangerine, a travel poster. As if the physical world has been wired up to pass a current back to the part of your brain where imagination glows like a filament in a lobe no bigger than a torch bulb. Pain."

—Tom Stoppard, The Real Thing

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freelee

I saw the Amy Poehler/Will Arnett headline last night while I was upset with my boyfriend and this is what happened inside of my head.

Leanne

This news fills me with deep despair.

HeyThatsMyBike

I obviously don't know these people or anything about their marriage, but this makes me so, so sad. I'm especially sad for their adorable little ginger baby and equally adorable blonde baby.

Ophelia

@HeyThatsMyBike Maybe Suri will be nicer to the ginger one now.

katiemcgillicuddy

Never been honestly and actually sad about the break-up of strangers until right now.

Pop Pop

@katiemcgillicuddy Exactly. If they can't make it work, who can?!

wharrgarbl

@Pop Pop But it worked for a very long time. They both got kids they presumably love very much out of it. Assuming nobody did anything too awful and continues to behave themselves after the divorce, they're both probably going to look back very fondly on their time together. Do we really have to be together until somebody dies for it to qualify as having worked?

Lily Rowan

@wharrgarbl YES. Thank you.

katiemcgillicuddy

@wharrgarbl Yeah, you're right, but still.

Pop Pop

@wharrgarbl I understand that logically of course, but emotionally it doesn't make sense. It probably comes from some deep-seated expectation of 'one true love that lasts forever' which may not be totally viable. But still, one can hope right?

Shara

@wharrgarbl Totally agree! I hate when divorced people are referred to as having 'failed marriages'! Still sad though.

NeverOddOrEven

@wharrgarbl
I'm totally with you, and this generally applies to my personal life; but it's the mutual, amicable breakups that are the hardest. Sure they probably don't hate each other, that's why it's all the sadder that the relationship as it was couldn't be sustained.

It's much easier to get over it when you can just outright hate someone.

Queen of Pickles

@wharrgarbl Exactly. Jack Gilbert agrees!

"Failing and Flying"

Everyone forgets that Icarus also flew.
It's the same when love comes to an end,
or the marriage fails and people say
they knew it was a mistake, that everybody
said it would never work. That she was
old enough to know better. But anything
worth doing is worth doing badly.
Like being there by that summer ocean
on the other side of the island while
love was fading out of her, the stars
burning so extravagantly those nights that
anyone could tell you they would never last.
Every morning she was asleep in my bed
like a visitation, the gentleness in her
like antelope standing in the dawn mist.
Each afternoon I watched her coming back
through the hot stony field after swimming,
the sea light behind her and the huge sky
on the other side of that. Listened to her
while we ate lunch. How can they say
the marriage failed? Like the people who
came back from Provence (when it was Provence)
and said it was pretty but the food was greasy.
I believe Icarus was not failing as he fell,
but just coming to the end of his triumph.

- Jack Gilbert

MoonBat

@wharrgarbl I can stop reading the internet now. That paragraph was all of the wisdom that I needed.
Life. Made.

Emby

@Queen of Pickles Jesus christ, A Jack Gilbert poem (see my profile) AND a Tom Stoppard quote in the same post/thread ?!??! What are you people trying to do to me today???

Queen of Pickles

@Queen of Pickles And I see it's been referenced below! That Jack Gilbert, man. He's great.

timesnewroman

@wharrgarbl Yes, but when people get married they're usually intending to stay together until one of them dies. So in that way, yes, it is a failure.

Fiddle dee dee

@timesnewroman

And shitty for the children, no matter how amicable.

KeLynn

@timesnewroman - I tend to agree - a "failed marriage" is not the same thing as a "failed relationship." The former almost always has the explicit goal of lasting until someone dies.

KeLynn

@Queen of Pickles *sniffle*

noReally

Yeeeah, but there is a reason that for all the many people who write their own vows, you don't often hear, "And if, after a while we decided we would greatly prefer not to live together any more, we will divide up all our stuff in a civil manner, and hope we got a couple of nice children out of it."

sandwiches

@Queen of Pickles

That poem. Jeez.

hands_down

Shit is hard. Managing two young children, successful shows being filmed on opposite coasts, the trappings of success...it really sucks but it's not that surprising.

fondue with cheddar

@hands_down Yeah, they really had a lot working against them.

I just want them to be happy. :'(

hands_down

@jen325 Newman & Woodward aside, I have no idea how two high-profile entertainers ever stay together. I don't know if it's ego or temptation or what but it seems to be nearly impossible.

supernintendochalmers

@hands_down Yeah, the travel/crazy shooting schedules alone would be a huge obstacle (isn't Will also on Todd Margret which shoots in England??). Add on top of that differing levels of career success, media attention, etc, it seems impossible.

hands_down

@supernintendochalmers I think Todd Margaret is completely finished, so no more shooting overseas. Honestly, there are rumors that he and Christina Applegate are hooking up. I sincerely hope that isn't true.

supernintendochalmers

@hands_down Seriously, that better not be true. I'm a big fan of CA and WA, but cheating on Amy Poehler? UNFORGIVABLE.

TheRisottoRacket

@hands_down I think both their shows are filmed in and around LA, but still they're both so successful and have multiple tv and movie appearances coming up, and two young children I can't imagine it was easy to maintain a relationship with one another. Still super sad though :( Love them both.

Decca

I'm in love with your brother-in-law.

fondue with cheddar

@Decca You're in love with your own brother? The one in the army?

Decca

@jen325 No, your sister's husband!

fondue with cheddar

@Decca Michael? Michael!

KatPruska

@NeverOddOrEven Me! You're in love with me!

NeverOddOrEven

@NeverOddOrEven
Wait - "Him?"

narwhalsandwich

@NeverOddOrEven "you lost a lot of weight in Iraq--especially in the...can region."

Ham Snadwich

@Decca - You're going to divorce a guy in a $5000 suit? COME ON!

supernintendochalmers

I can't stop thinking about how awful it must be for them to deal with the world's "OH NOOO WHYYY CAN'T YOU WORK IT OUT" reaction. Clearly if they're divorcing then things have been bad for a while, but it's really hard to reconcile that with their public image of the most adorable, in-love couple ever.

Leanne

@supernintendochalmers that's an excellent point and makes me even sadder.

fondue with cheddar

@supernintendochalmers AAAHH I actually considered your username as my username! :)

supernintendochalmers

@jen325 You never should have given up animation rights. ;)

fondue with cheddar

@supernintendochalmers (whistle)

parallel-lines

I don't mean this with any disrespect to people with kids, but I do wonder if having very small children makes marriage harder? I'm just newly married and don't have any kids so I've got no insight on this. They have two very small children, and toddlers are exhausting--do you find out things about your spouse that suddenly you're like "fuck this shit!" and get out? That's what seemed to happen with my parents years ago, it was an "oh, so this is how it'll be" sort of realization and they cut ties while I was young. I have a few friends who went from being happy-seeming couples to terrible-to-be-around bickering from hell when their kids became toddlers.

Well....either that or the blind items about Will boning Christina Applegate are true. In which case >:(

Bittersweet

@parallel-lines It doesn't make it easier, especially when you have more than one. My friends with two or more kids were never more frazzled than when they had to juggle the toddler and the newborn, and then two toddlers.

Blushingflwr

@parallel-lines Any kind of stress can make that happen. They say that finances are the number one cause of divorce, but anything that disrupts your routine and your equilibrium can end a marriage. Young children are expensive (and this can lead to fights about how much is appropriate to spend, who should work when, etc) and time-consuming. It's not uncommon for parents to feel resentful of the attention their children demand, both in terms of it being exhausting and in terms of feeling neglected by their partner in favor of the child.

parallel-lines

@Blushingflwr It looks SO FUCKING STRESSFUL I seriously don't know if I want kids after seeing my friends have them and go from being in love to looking like they want to stab each other in the face. The first one seems okay, the second one just wiped them out.

Heat Signature

@Blushingflwr Not only that, but if they're spending a great deal of time apart in addition to the two small kids thing, that can also lead to dissolution of marriage.

NeverOddOrEven

@Blushingflwr
Stress. For sure. When I got my diagnosis I would not at all had held it against my partner if he had left, and tried to convey that as being a legitimate reaction.
Sure, most people would think it's terrible to leave someone you love right as they get sick, but that's a whole lot of baggage that he didn't know he was signing up for. It's fair to leave. Hard, but fair.

We got married instead.

Better to Eat You With

@parallel-lines I don't have kids either, and don't at this point plan to. But from the outside, it often seems to me like the lack of sleep or forced changes to sleep schedules that little kids demand can be really hard on everybody. Almost the only time my husband and I fight anymore is when one of us hasn't had enough rest. With a baby in the house, nobody gets any rest, ever, in a lot of families.

Edited to add: This is probably not applicable to Amy Poehler & Will Arnett, what with being able to afford good help. But for most people it seems true.

Heat Signature

@Better to Eat You With Well, thankfully kids grow out of that a few years after they're born (some even start sleeping through the night before one year), so it's not like a forever thing. I mean, it is hard, but parenting is just so much more than that and couples who focus on all of the good stuff are just fine.

josefinastrummer

@parallel-lines You know, when I saw how long they were together and how old their kids are, I thought the same thing. Babies for sure make things harder, and they certainly don't "save" anything. This is a pretty interesting article about the subject. http://www.phillymag.com/articles/do-kids-cause-divorce/

werewolfbarmitzvah

AAAAAAHHHHHH NOOOOOOOOOOOOO, MY HEAAAAAARRRRRRT, THE SUFFERING!!!!

That being said, there's a certain amount of pressure involved in being the type of couple that people idealize as having the "perfect" relationship. Because there ISN'T such a thing as a perfect relationship. And when people are saying "Oh, you guys are the best couple, so perfect together, I want to have a relationship just like that one, etc." it kinda makes you think, "Geez, I guess we'd better make sure we never split up, in that case." PRESSURE, is what I'm saying incoherently. Remember that no one really knows what goes on inside a marriage other than the people IN the marriage.

dj pomegranate

What! Noooooo. This is too sad. I want to give them both hugs and offers to babysit and buy Amy a night of martinis because :( :( :(

melis

Good thing none of us overly identified with either of them and as such are taking this news more personally than it merits!

evil melis

who are you trying to kid after this you nightmare garbage wreck

wharrgarbl

@evil melis Stop being mean to melis, evil melis. This wasn't what everybody meant when they said to use your words.

evil melis

i'll lock her away in a cage made of all the unkind, untrue words she's ever spoken!!!

HeyThatsMyBike

@melis I hope Amy returns Wolfy to him.

sugar cubism

When Al and Tipper broke up, he said something really lovely about how just because their marriage was ending, that didn't make it a failure. I wish I could remember/find that quote, but still.
I feel like I just LIKE these two so much. I hope nobody hurt anybody's feelings too much.
AND, lastly, that passage in this post is just terrific.

freelee

@sugar cubism AL AND TIPPER BROKE UP?

That passage was perfect. I need to find the play.

parallel-lines

@sugar cubism That's a good point--setting things up that they should last FOREVER AND EVER and always be PERFECT AND SO IN LOVE is an insane amount of pressure. Maybe people divorce more because divorce is an option--way back when there was so much stigma attached to it, but if there hadn't been maybe it'd have been more common?

wallsdonotfall

@sugar cubism I don't know that quote, but there's a poem by Jack Gilbert that's similar, "Failing and Flying." My favorite part:

...But anything
worth doing is worth doing badly.
Like being there by that summer ocean
on the other side of the island while
love was fading out of her, the stars
burning so extravagantly those nights that
anyone could tell you they would never last.

Blushingflwr

@parallel-lines I also remember reading that because life expectancy has gone up, the length of a "to-death-do-us-part" marriage has gotten longer. So it wasn't just that divorce wasn't an option, it was also that widowhood was more common.

Rock and Roll Ken Doll

Yeah I actually got around to watching "Blue Valentine" the other night and I actually cried.

katiemcgillicuddy

@sugar cubism I read this "Al and Tim" at first and I thought, "from Home Improvement"? And then I read the wiki entry on Home Improvement because, sure, and I got this gem: Though ultimately they are best friends, there is sometimes a tense or problematic relationship between Tim and Al.

(sorry for being off topic, but really, who amongst us can resist a "Home Imrpovement" reference?)

katiemcgillicuddy

@josiahg Oh, that movie was so, so sad.

beanie

@katiemcgillicuddy I always thought there was more of a tense relationship with Wilson since we never saw his full face..

OhMarie

@Blushingflwr That's a good point--we're getting married at what, 27 on average instead of 19 or 20 on average? And then living until you're 90. Although I imagine not too many people get divorced in year 55.

ELECTROMAGNETIC CHAOS

@katiemcgillicuddy: I don't think so Katie.

Chrestomanci

@parallel-lines My theory is that we need to redefine relationship success to be more like how we define the success of a television series or a broadway show. As in 'you were together 16 years? That's a good run!' as opposed to calling every relationship that doesn't end with the death of one of the partners a failure.

Decca

Googling photos of Joanne Woodward and Paul Newman is a singular pleasure. I love the goofy shot of them dancing in their living room.

beanie

@Decca I love any photos of them with their little dogs. Or them laughing. Or Paul Newman being beautiful (all of them).

josefinastrummer

@Decca But don't forget that Paul Newman left his first wife and three kids to be with Joanne Woodward. So even they weren't perfect...

redheaded&crazy

the first image that came to my head was their stupidly adorable gap campaign (advertising worked on me) and how stupidly adorable it was

redheaded&crazy

@redheaded&crazie :( :( :(

katiemcgillicuddy

@redheaded&crazie Oh and they had the scarf wrapped around both of them! That WAS adorable.

beanie

@redheaded&crazie I thought of that too. And then I just pictured Tina going out and comforting Amy because I'm a weirdo and that's the relationship I really care about.

Mira

@beanie or maybe Rashida Jones

katiemcgillicuddy

@Mira Ann, you beautiful tropical fish.

Regina Phalange

@Mira Or maybe Rashida Jones AND Tina Fey. And Maya Rudolph!

Lord, I'm getting the meat sweats just imaginging that girls' night in.

I'm Right on Top of that, Rose

@katiemcgillicuddy I am not sure how to make my comment words into links, so please, watch this an be happy for a moment. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H5qUg6DQBeg

katiemcgillicuddy

@I'm Right on Top of that, Rose Beautiful.

(Yeah I don't know how to make my comment words into links either? Can someone tell us how?)

mustelid

@katiemcgillicuddy @I'm Right on Top of that, Rose

[a href="http://website.com"]link text[/a]

Only instead of square brackets, use triangle brackets < >. If you wanted to get really fancy you could do this to make it open in a new window:

[a href="http://website.com" target="_blank"]link text[/a]

Inconceivable!

Ugh, I hate being sad about the breakup of two people I've never met, but here we are.

wharrgarbl

@Inconceivable! I guess we kind of have to get it out of our systems with people we've never met. When it's people we know, we get all "Oh, but they're so cute together!" and then immediately feel like assholes because we're aware of all the ways they've been floundering and unhappy and needling each other and coasting on relationship inertia for a year or did something really unforgivable.

meganmaria

@Inconceivable! They have their reasons why their marriage couldn't endure to infinity like everyone believes it should (please let that blind item be a dirty, dirty lie). I genuinely hope they are both happier. That being said, the little kid in my mind is legit way more upset about their breakup than I was when my own parents split.

maybe partying will help

If Nick Offerman and Megan Mullally break up I don't know what I'll do.

katiemcgillicuddy

@maybe partying will help BITE YOUR TONGUE

maybe partying will help

@katiemcgillicuddy

I'm SORRY I EVEN THOUGHT IT

maybe partying will help

@katiemcgillicuddy

http://sergioh.tumblr.com/post/31029045639/our-last-hope

katiemcgillicuddy

@maybe partying will help That picture is perfect in it's awkwardness. I love them.

Punk-assBookJockey

@maybe partying will help NOOO. That's too sad to imagine.

Princess Slayer

@maybe partying will help HOW COULD YOU EVEN THINK THAT

katiemcgillicuddy

@all LET'S JUST PRETEND THIS THREAD NEVER EXISTED.

whizz_dumb

@katiemcgillicuddy I think we can at least rephrase it: GOOD THING Nick Offerman and Megan Mullally ARE GOING TO BE TOGETHER FOREVER. I heard them on WTF and the Comedy Bang Bang podcasts (though the latter might've been without Nick) and when they talk about their relationship it is really sweet and funny.

katiemcgillicuddy

@whizz_dumb YES, THIS IS WHAT WAS MEANT ALL ALONG, OK THEN. Yeah, I heard the WTF one, it was great. ANYWAY, EVERYTHING IS FINE.

whizz_dumb

@katiemcgillicuddy "It's going to be, OH.KAY."

*sitting cross-legged on floor, shudder-hugging self, rocking back and forth at medium pace*

katiemcgillicuddy

@whizz_dumb "Can't sleep, clowns will eat me, can't sleep, clowns will eat me"

churlishgreen

I don't have Feelings about this breakup, but you have made my day, Nicole, with this excerpt from one of my favorite plays. <3 u and Tom Stoppard...

katiemcgillicuddy

@churlishgreen It really is a beautiful excerpt. I've never read the play, I have to go out and get it now.

Emby

@katiemcgillicuddy IT'S SO GOOD AND ALSO READ ARCADIA AND HAPGOOD AND THE INVENTION OF LOVE AND ROCK 'N' ROLL AND R&G ARE DEAD (duh) BUT DON'T REALLY WORRY ABOUT THE COAST OF UTOPIA CUZ IT'S A LITTLE BORING.

churlishgreen

@katiemcgillicuddy @Emby ARCADIA IS MY ALL-TIME FAVORITE PLAY, I LOVE IT SO MUCH. It's hard to go very wrong with Stoppard (though I pretty much agree with Emby re Coast of Utopia).

Tomatoes. Clorox.

@churlishgreen @emby Anyone following Stoppard's adaptation of Parade's End on the BBC?

Emby

@churlishgreen I am not kidding when I say Arcadia changed my life. I would not be the person I am today, have the job I currently hold, or have the same interests I do, were it not for that play.

Emby

@Tomatoes. Clorox. NobutIamnoooowwww

Emby

@Emby But I am not in Jolly Olde England so I'll have to find some pirated mp3 since BBC Player hates us yanks.

Tomatoes. Clorox.

@Emby It's so so good so far. Oh and this intro piece to the series by Julian Barnes is worth a look: http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2012/aug/24/julian-barnes-parades-end-ford-madox-ford?INTCMP=SRCH
Germane to this thread: "In Tietjens's mind, it is 'intimate conversation' which leads to 'the final communion of your souls … that in effect was love'.

entangled

@Emby But Arcadia REALLY IS THAT GOOD. I've thought since high school that it's pretty much the best written work in any form in the English language and I re-read it a year or two ago for the first time in awhile. I was prepared for it to not live up to my expectations because they were so damn high but IT WAS EVEN BETTER THAN I REMEMBERED.

and Coast of Utopia is really, really long, but I totally have a soft spot for it. Back when they put it on at Lincoln Center a few years ago, I was living in New York and my parents gave me two tickets for the series. Sadly, I had no one to go with, but then I went on a couple of dates with this guy who seemed pretty cool and liked Stoppard. I had someone to see Coast of Utopia with, we had three weeknight dates within about a week, and the next thing I know we're seeing each other all the time, moving in together, moving to California together, and getting married. If Coast of Utopia weren't NINE FREAKING HOURS LONG, I might still be single and living in Murray Hill. Tom Stoppard is THAT POWERFUL (ok probably not).

Emby

@entangled Aw I like that story :) Mazel tov, you crazy kids!

churlishgreen

@Emby I believe it. The first production I saw, I was stunned into tears.

@Tomatoes. Clorox. Thanks for the tip!

Cat named Virtute

@Tomatoes. Clorox. Yes! The pacing is atrocious, but the dialogue is pure genius. You can really tell it's adapted by a playwright, and the style is perfect.

"You loved me!"
"I overlooked you."

Cold, Sylvia. I love it.

Ophelia

Septimus, what is 'carnal embrace'?

(just sayin' TS certainly does have a thing for 'carnal')

Emby

@Ophelia Carnal embrace is the practice of throwing one's arms around a side of beef ... a shoulder of mutton, a haunch of venison well hugged.

wharrgarbl

@Emby That's actually a little revolting, not to mention ridiculous.

@Ophelia "Carnal embrace" refers to putting on a meat jacket and perambulating the town at lunchtime, bestowing hugs upon those in need of that most sustaining act of physical affection.

Ophelia

@wharrgarbl ...I thought it was when Lady Gaga hugs E! News reporters on the red carpet.

katiemcgillicuddy

COME ON!

katiemcgillicuddy

@katiemcgillicuddy (sorry)

fondue with cheddar

@katiemcgillicuddy Why would you get divorced? What are you...chicken?

NeverOddOrEven

@katiemcgillicuddy
It's probably because he could never remember her name.

katiemcgillicuddy

@NeverOddOrEven And in fairness, he diiid release her seals "from whence they came".

Dancercise

"You're not going to be hand-fed any more!"

Mira

@NeverOddOrEven Like, if her name was Amy, he'd call her Blamey.

oh! valencia

I couldn't decide which Bluth family member's chicken onomatopoeia to try and type out here.

Megasus

@oh! valencia COCKA CAW COCKA CAW

Dancercise

coo-coo-ka-CHAW coo-coo-ka-CHAW

fondue with cheddar

@Dancercise A COODLE DOODLE DOO

candybeans

@jen325 chaaCHEEchaaCHEEchaa

fondue with cheddar

@candybeans Has anyone in this family ever even seen a chicken?

katiemcgillicuddy

@all In regards to the various Bluth chicken dances: http://splitsider.com/2012/08/a-modern-dance-analysis-of-the-arrested-development-chicken-impressions/

oh! valencia

@all, thank you, thank you!

Emby

NICOLE! YOU KNOW I AM A STOPPARD NERD, WHY MUST YOU TUG AT MY HEARTSTRINGS SUCH ON A FRIDAY MORNING. YOU BEAST.

give cheese some pants

*charlie brown mopey shuffle, with musical accompaniment*

sarah girl

*comes home from school, dramatically slumps facedown on the carpet*

mabellegueule

Yeah saw this last night and confirmed that I will be single forever and die alone...

I mean I am sorry for them and I hope they and their children have as easy a time as they can through this.

JessicaLovejoy

Now I'm never going to be invited for dinner and get to confirm my belief that they have a framed photo from AD of her in fatigues, smoking and pointing at his genitals.

LOVE IS A LIE.

DickensianCat

The sign up sheet for the one-way bus trip to the convent is now in the lobby. I expect seats to fill fast, so don't wait too long!

joeks

I could never deal with the fact that he had a super-thin wife with huge cans.

:(

SuperGogo

Jason Segel and Michelle Williams, you're our only hope! You better make this work!

Lucienne

@SuperGogo Bowie and Iman are still together!

And Jay-Z and Beyonce!

And Vincent Cassell and Monica Bellucci!

Nicole Cliffe

Jon Hamm and Jennifer Westfeldt!

Lucienne

Emma Thompson and Greg Wise!

Heat Signature

@SuperGogo Jason Segel and Michelle Williams are together? SQUUUUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

Judith Slutler

@Lucienne ok, I am legit cheered up by Bowie and Iman.

EpWs

@Lucienne Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgewick!

Ham Snadwich

@SuperGogo - Let's not forget Naomi Watts and Liev Schreiber, the world's most attractive couple.

Blackwatch Plaid

@SuperGogo Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi!

ann shields@twitter

So, while I'm ridiculously sad about the WA/AP split (I had such a crush on that marriage), I was freaked out to see the Paul Newman/Joanne Woodward thing. The lovely Mrs. Newman still walks among us, y'all. Respect, please.

Reginal T. Squirge

We still have Jay and Be. We still have Jay and Be. We do, we do, we do...

Lila Fowler

@Reginal T. Squirge Ellen and Portia!

EpWs

@Reginal T. Squirge Barack and Michelle!

Lila Fowler

Can I get a Breakup Bunker to mourn someone else's breakup?

All this discussion about working on opposite coasts being tough on a marriage is making me veryyy uneasy about the future of Leslie and Ben...

autumng

@Lila Fowler

This. This comment is amazing. Leslie and Ben better be able to keep it together.

Oh, squiggles

The Five Stages of Grief about the Arnett-Poehler Divorce

1. Sad
2. Angry at self for being sad about a stranger's marriage dissolution
3. Bargaining with the universe to preserve the Amanda Palmer/Neil Gaiman marriage
4. Fantasizing about taking Amy Poehler out for "recently single girl" cocktails and commiseration about our ending relationships
5. Acceptance.

supernintendochalmers

@Awesomely Nonfunctional 6. Quoting Arrested Development.

fondue with cheddar

@supernintendochalmers
Amy: You really think you can break out of this marriage?
Will: You won’t even know I was here.

Blackwatch Plaid

@Awesomely Nonfunctional Amanda Palmer and Neil Gaiman are that irritatingly cutesy twitter couple. I could take or leave them.

Drinks with Amy Poehler sounds fabulous though.

Oh, squiggles

@glittercock I don't mind the irritating cutesyness when I love him as an author and her as a musician. And it is kind of nice to see an example of two busy/successful people, who are at times almost a long distance couple, figure out how to make it work.

Slutface

I read a blind item about him and Christina Applegate a few weeks ago. On set hookups, etc... I didn't want to believe it...I won't believe it!

Megasus

@Slutface I thought she was also married?

Harriet Kierkegaard@facebook

Holy smokes, a block quote from The Real Thing! I <3 you, Hairpin.

Lu2
Lu2

You Stoppard fans--can anyone explain this part of the quotation to me? "knowledge is something else, the undealt card, and while it’s held it makes you free-and-easy and nice to know, and when it’s gone everything is pain." Up until then I thought I knew what this speech was about, but from there on it changes. (I haven't seen or read the play.) Thanks!

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@SuperGogo Jason Segel and Michelle Williams are together? SQUUUUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

Heat Signature

@SuperGogo Jason Segel and Michelle Williams are together? SQUUUUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

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@Heat Signature SON OF A BITCH

SuperGogo

@Heat Signature Ha!

candybeans

The Undealt Card!!!!!!!! oh my god, i love it so much. i want to, like, emblazon that phrase somewhere. Now i know what i would get as a tattoo if i were being held at gunpoint, or were being dared to (like a certain pair we know that got married on a dare). That passage is beautiful. Thank you for sharing.

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