2. A while back, I considered talking about the recently coined term "manic pixie dream girl." I was pleased to see that others had recognized this pattern in female characters in film (it bothered me the most in "500 Days of Summer"), and were talking about it. I don't think I ever did though, because I wasn't sure how to share it. Well, now there is this lovely video making fun of this phenomena. Imagine that Joseph Gordon-Levitt's character had married Zooey Deschanel's. (Also see: 4 Pieces of Relationship Advice Movies Need to Stop Giving and Four Lies Movie Taught Us About Dating).
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3. Staff person for the Ellen show inspired "Ellen's Dance Dare," challenging people to film themselves dancing behind unsuspecting people. I love it.
|Wooden Heart by Dimitri Tsykalov|
Though I am young, and cannot tell
Either what Death or Love is well,
Yet I have heard they both bear darts,
And both do aim at human hearts.
And then again, I have been told
Love wounds with heat, as Death with cold;
So that I fear they do but bring
Extremes to touch, and mean one thing.
As in a ruin we it call
One thing to be blown up, or fall;
Or to our end like way may have
By a flash of lightning, or a wave;
So Love’s inflamed shaft or brand
May kill as soon as Death’s cold hand;
Except Love’s fires the virtue have
To fight the frost out of the grave.
- Ben Jonson