“Suze Rotolo, writer, artist and the girlfriend whose arm Bob Dylan takes on the cover of Freewheelin’, passed away quietly in New York last Friday. Rotolo was said to have been important in shaping Dylan’s politics, and of her, he has said, “Right from the start I couldn’t take my eyes off her.”
Via Jordan Rubin
Am I the only one disturbed by how many people have “liked” the passing of Suze Rotolo? (check the notes)
Anne Hathaway and James Franco would be absolutely hilarious tonight if they actually used it (they won’t). Here’s what he wrote. (via RickyGervais.com)
V.O. Ladies and Gentlemen. Please welcome your hosts for this evening… James Franco and Anne Hathaway
(Music and applause) (James and Anne walk out looking absolutely perfect)
JF Hello and welcome to The 83rd Academy Awards, Live from Los Angeles.
AH That’s foreign for City of Angels. And this room is certainly filled will those angels.
JF Thank you. I’m James Franco.
AH …and I’m Anne Hathaway.
JF You probably know me from 127 Hours where I play a man trapped in an enclosed space who decides he would rather cut his own arm off than stay where he was. Now that sounds “way out” but wait till half way through this fucking ceremony and you’ll start to identify with him.
AH And I’m the new Catwoman. The first white woman to play that role since Michelle Pfeiffer. I want it to be an inspiration to all white people everywhere. Your dreams can come true in Hollywood too.
JF It’s a daunting task hosting The Oscars but we’re not alone. Presenting awards tonight will be a string of Hollywood legends and some other actors who have a film out in March or April.
JF Usually they hire comedians to host The Oscars, but tonight, instead, you get us!
AH No comedians tonight. And do you know why? Because comics are ugly.
JF Especially that rude obnoxious one who played the Steve Carell part in the English remake of The Office.
AH But you can all relax because Ricky Gervais is in London…
He’s doing some charity work. Yeah, he’s visiting orphans with cancer. He’s telling them what bald little losers they are…
JF Yeah, cos he’s rude right?
Thank you. No rudeness tonight. It’s going to be a night of the most privileged people in the world being told how brilliant they are and thanking God for loving them more than ugly poor foreigners.
That’s not to say that we don’t care. No, apart from all the great movies we made this year we continued our life-saving philanthropy. Mega stars like Angelina Jolie, George Clooney and Ben Stiller brought light to third world poverty and famine and shocked the world with visions of children so hungry they’d been living off dead beetles all their lives.
AH Yeah and Yoko Ono said. “What’s wrong with that?”
JF Oh Anne you are naughty. In a respectful, wholesome way.
(Nodding and smiling)
That Ricky Gervais should do more for charity.
(Murmurs of agreement)
Ricky Gervais is now worth $80,000,000. The obnoxious Brit confirmed the figure, adding,”Yes and my dentist hasn’t seen a penny.”
AH Yeah, why doesn’t he get his teeth straightened and bleached like everyone else in Hollywood?
JF It’s a good question Anne. For the same reason he doesn’t have botox or suck up to important producers - there’s something wrong with him.
AH There must be. Why isn’t the stocky, fangy, little slob more like us, right?
JF That ugly dude needs to get a Hollywood makeover, big time.
AH Quite. And even though most of the actresses here have eating disorders, that’s better than being fat right?
JF You bet it is gorgeous.
AH You are so handsome.
JF Exactly. You know Ricky Gervais used to be bulimic.
JF Yes. He’d often gorge himself for hours with cheese and cakes.
AH And then vomit right?
JF No he left that bit out…
AH That’s because he couldn’t get his fat fucking fingers in his stupid mouth.
JF Anyway let’s get this show on the road. There were some great kids’ movies this year. I took a five year old to see Toy Story 3 last week.
AH Did you enjoy it?
JF No it was ruined for me because the little brat was screaming and crying all the way through the film saying, “Who are you?” “You’re not my daddy.” “Take me back to the park where you grabbed me…”
AH Oh James, you are a card. And your slightly risky jokes are not threatening because you’re one of us. And you are so handsome.
JF Absolutely. So let’s get this show on the road. Our first presenter is a Hollywood legend whose boots Ricky Gervais would not be fit to kiss… The wonderful… Mel Gibson…
Apparently, a few days ago, a guy crashed Paris Hilton’s b-day party and stole a $2,000 cake while hopped up on liquid courage. It’s a pretty epic tale with a happy ending (so far…who knows if Paris’ people will track him down).
I got this in my inbox on a dating site that I go to on my phone for the games. I was at the bar when I read this and, even though I’m sure this is a creative way to get me to talk to them and then later click on a malicious link under the guise of photos, I was looking over my shoulder to make sure I wasn’t being stalked by some lady with a wedding bouquet when I finished reading. (Note - the terrible formatting is in context)
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Dear I’m still getting the hang of LJ. I thought I’d joined the community when I signed up, but one of you asked today in a comment (not sure who, since there are different names there) and it turned out that I hadn’t. I have now joined and been approved. I read a couple chapters today to get a feel for things, I may be way overmatched, based on the writing that I saw. I read published authors that don’t write as well. I am still definitely going to write. If challenges show up on the “friends” page, than I think I’m solid as far as that goes…I’ve got the beginnings of a story churning in my cranium but no set plot yet, so it’s still flexible. If they don’t show up there, I may need a twitter message when one is posted (not just a “challenge is up,” but a “here’s what to do”). But if they are self-explanatory, no worries. I’ll do my best to keep up with the amazing writers on there, or at least I’ll do my best to not suck.
Back in October, I posted a video of Joel Burns, a councilman in Fort Worth Texas, telling his story of being bullied as a gay student. I also sent him an email of support.
This week, I got a response, and thought I’d share it.
Dear Ken ,
Thank you so much for reaching out to me in response to my comments at the Fort Worth City Council meeting. I spoke out in the hopes that a few people in my community would hear my story and feel supported, and maybe inspired to take action in support of someone they knew was suffering.
I never could have imagined the overwhelming response to my story. People from around the world reached out, including thousands of parents, grandparents, teachers, activists, and survivors. I can’t thank you enough, and I apologize it’s taken me so long to work through and reply to the more than 20,000 emails and Facebook messages.
I shared my story because I think it’s vital that bullied teens hear a truth: that things change. As I said at Council, life, indeed, does get better. It means the world to me to know that you’re with me; you’re now part of my own story.
This year I’ll be running for re-election to continue to serve constituents in Fort Worth. If it is okay with you, I would like to stay in touch. I’ll add you to my joelburns.com database and send you an update of what I am doing as the conversation continues.