Favorite Sytycd audition ever- Williams-Goggans family
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um. nick sobotka from the wire is on the svu finale and he is one creepy motherfucker. if he fucks with my olivia (in her own goddamn home that he broke into), i will be bereft until my dying day.
"Fiction seems to be more effective at changing beliefs than nonfiction, which is designed to persuade through argument and evidence. Studies show that when we read nonfiction, we read with our shields up. We are critical and skeptical. But when we are absorbed in a story, we drop our intellectual guard. We are moved emotionally, and this seems to make us rubbery and easy to shape."
see also: why it’s never just a book/tv show/movie
"There had been romantic sitcoms before ‘The Office,’ and workplace sitcoms, too, of course. There had even been sitcoms starring Steve Carell. But no comedy before or since better captured the temporarily inflating rush of impractical desire, probably because no American comedy has ever been so unafraid of acknowledging desire’s black sheep cousin, regret. It’s what made Michael’s hapless quest for happiness feel heartfelt, not foolish, and imbued Dwight’s slow rise to power — and last week’s achievement of it — with the sort of recognizably human emotions the black-belted beet farmer would never cop to feeling.
And it’s what fueled the show’s essential story line for the best years of its life: the gradually romantic evolution of Jim and Pam from work spouses to actual spouses. Yes, the ham-fisted shenanigans of the final season made it plain that ‘The Office’ had punted for years on the inevitable flip side to this fairy tale: Jim and Pam had gotten each other but they’d given up their hopes and dreams in the process. But I think it’s worth remembering just how bracing and essential those flirty looks and missed connections once felt, how understated and remarkable Jenna Fischer was in a role that so easily could have rankled with cuteness or veered into doormat. The end of Season 3 remains one of a handful of perfect television moments from my lifetime: Pam is doing a talking head to the camera assuming Jim, whom she’s lost to the wiles of Rashida Jones’s Karen, has gotten a corporate job in New York. Then Jim bursts into the room, a little flustered and a lot excited. He asks Pam out on a date. She accepts. He leaves. She turns back to us, asking ‘I’m sorry, what was the question?’ And her skyscraping smile fills the screen in a way that standard sitcom laughter never could."
“She is gonna die when she’s, like, ninety. Old and warm in her bed. She’s not gonna die today. Today she’s gonna be fine.”