I rather like “Sleeper.” As I mentioned a while back, I like it much better than “The Morning After,” which has a very similar plot. I admit that they both have “run around empty streets for ages” dead zones, but this one has more entertaining bizarre touches, I think, and less bellowing. It also has the Lili Taylor-ish Sara Kestelman, although after the initial tour bus portion she is underused.

Things I like: Gambit confronting Steed on things he knows Steed isn’t telling him; the tour bus; Purdey in the shop window pretending to be a mannequin (this scene alone is pretty much worth the price of admission); Purdey taking obvious relish in her evasive maneuvers in the little Mini; Purdey in general, who is flawless throughout; Steed unable to filch a drink without leaving money for it; the use of various radio broadcasts, and sound cues in the silent city in general; the sleeping couple in the car; Gambit preserving another sleeper’s modesty; and the “got a light” sequence at the bus stop. The episode is full of little moments which, on the whole, prevent you from noticing that most of it is spent running around fruitlessly. Or at least, they prevent me from noticing it. Your mileage may vary.

emir-dynamite:

sharkchunks:

iandsharman:

notahoe:

my type of public transportation 

“Why were you late in today?”
“Oh, I got tied up on the subway…”

I was always 50/50 on whether to reblog this but the last comment pushed it to like 95/5 in favor.

"What’s our stop?"
"You’ll get off when I tell you to."

emir-dynamite:

sharkchunks:

iandsharman:

notahoe:

my type of public transportation 

“Why were you late in today?”

“Oh, I got tied up on the subway…”

I was always 50/50 on whether to reblog this but the last comment pushed it to like 95/5 in favor.

"What’s our stop?"

"You’ll get off when I tell you to."

fuckyeahorchestra:

The Boston Symphony was performing Beethoven’s Ninth. In the piece, there’s a long passage about 20 minutes during which the double basses have nothing to do. Rather than sit around the whole time looking stupid, some bassists decided to sneak offstage and go to the tavern next door for a quick one. After slamming several beers in quick succession (as double bassists are prone to do), one of them looked at his watch. “Hey! We need to get back!”

"No need to panic," said a fellow bassist.

"I thought we might need some extra time, so I tied the last few pages of the conductor’s score together with string. It’ll take him a few minutes to get it untangled."

A few moments later they staggered back to the concert hall and took their places in the orchestra. About this time, a member of the audience noticed the conductor seemed a bit edgy and said as much to her companion.

"Well, of course," said her companion. "Don’t you see?
It’s the bottom of the Ninth, the score is tied, and the bassists are loaded.”

prokopetz:

Why do the movies never show us this Spider-Man?

See, Natasha, I told you.

sweetheartsandcharacters:

ACTORS WHO HAVE PLAYED PHILIP MARLOWE: Dick Powell in Murder, My Sweet (1944), Humphrey Bogart in The Big Sleep (1946), Robert Montgomery in Lady in the Lake (1947), George Montgomery in The Brasher Doubloon (1947), Philip Carey in the TV show (1959-60), James Garner in Marlowe (1969), Elliott Gould in The Long Goodbye (1973), Robert Mitchum in Farewell, My Lovely (1975), Powers Boothe in another TV show (1983-86) and James Caan in Poodle Springs (1998).

(Sources: www.prettycleverfilms.com/ www.murrayewing.co.uk/ www.soundonsight.org/ www.tvclasica.com/ www.garnerphile.blogspot.com/ www.jake-weird.blogspot.fr/ www.thetimes.co.uk/ www.permissiontokill.com/ www.tvspielfilm.de)

Did you get it before you made it down to the caption?

dbvictoria:

Ad for German home improvement company shows dad doing something special for his goth daughter.

(x)

Reposting this for my friends with Goth tendencies, of whom there are more passing through this stream than one might think.

Yeah except today it’s not working.

Yeah except today it’s not working.

obveously:

pizzatomb:

imagine if china, while they’re up on the moon, decides to knock down the US flag or whatever just to say ‘screw you’ and its like, what are we gonna do? spend a couple million just to fly some craft up to the moon and re-erect the flag? the whole scenario would be petty and that’s hilarious 

i have lived in america my entire life and i am 100% sure we would do exactly that

If that’s what it would take to get someone to invest in restarting the space program, I’d be down with that.

We could take some of the ten-times-larger-than-it-needs-to-be defense budget and rekindle work on something which is actually important: getting all our eggs out of one basket.

I don’t normally endorse anything that has Jerry Pournelle’s name on it, but he and Niven wrote two excellent books that are only called “fiction” because they haven’t happened yet. One of them is called Lucifer’s Hammer. I wish it were required reading.

This is the third time you’ve trusted a disembodied voice, you don’t get to be surprised anymore when it turns out to be a demon.
Party ranger to naive party wizard (via outofcontextdnd)
the-spinner-rack:

A King-Size Disappointment (by John Romita & Jim Mooney from Amazing Spider-Man #86, 1970)

He doesn’t get any better than that, Natasha, sorry.

the-spinner-rack:

A King-Size Disappointment (by John Romita & Jim Mooney from Amazing Spider-Man #86, 1970)

He doesn’t get any better than that, Natasha, sorry.

adambeckford:

The longest straight line you can follow by sea.

stilesanderek:

A school in Brazil had all its students protesting after a transgender girl got reprimanded after changing into a female uniform. All the students, including the boys, wore a skirt to school on September 1st in a way to show support to the girl, who still can’t wear her female uniform but the school says that they’re “reviewing the code of conduct.”

stilesanderek:

A school in Brazil had all its students protesting after a transgender girl got reprimanded after changing into a female uniform. All the students, including the boys, wore a skirt to school on September 1st in a way to show support to the girl, who still can’t wear her female uniform but the school says that they’re “reviewing the code of conduct.”