@rathermarvelous I did not know this was happening on account of not using the facebook. Should I be stopping by?
@realizedniche my favorite of all of the "List of Ununsual Deaths" is a story I learned in undergrad, Chrysippus, a Stoic Philosopher in classical Greece:
"...he was watching a donkey eat some figs and cried out: "Now give the donkey a drink of pure wine to wash down the figs", whereupon he died in a fit of laughter."
As a person who loves philosophy, figs, goats, and wine, this is my favorite thing ever.
I'm so excited to have this show back. For 9 months my friends have been talking about how GoT is so much better, and I got into that, and they had me fooled into agreeing.
I watched GoT last night, and was like "Eh, slog through the final season of Mad Men" - then it started, and I instantly remembered why I love the act of watching this show more than any other.
The close especially blew me away. I think sometimes I get too caught up in "What might MM be trying to say?" instead of just enjoying it as a thing that just is.
But Don, sitting alone in the cold, trying to get right, hating himself - my flaws in life are a different set than his, but seeing him miserable, alone, sitting in the cold by himself - I actually felt oddly jealous. That moment at the end seemed less to me like the suicidal gesture some people took it as and more as the self-flagellation some of us need to force ourselves through if we are ever going to 'act right'.
Miguel + Elton John Cover....fucking hell, sometimes I feel like the internet was made JUST FOR ME.
@stonefruit you have no idea how much my gay aunt just enjoyed receiving that joke via text message.
But what does it taste like?
Glad to see Vitamin D catching on, now we just need to get up on the "F Train".