“If there are water coolers and if there are offices, one person goes up and says, ‘Did you see Dexter?’ And they’re like, ‘No, shut up, I didn’t see it. Tell me in a year.’ This is not the way to have a conversation.”—David Bianculli, on spoiler-culture.
“I think it’s easy to make impenetrable music that nobody can get, and you can hide behind that sometimes. I kind of like the idea of subversively working your way into people’s heads, and then you can say whatever you want.”—Trent Reznor: The Fresh Air Interview
Tomorrow is the Fresh Air Secret Santa gift exchange and annual potluck. I completely blanked out on the potluck part and need to redeem myself this year, after making the world’s spiciest chili last year, which many of my coworkers found repulsive. (It was.)
What can I make tonight that will wow them? (Keep in mind I have to make it tonight and carry 5 blocks to work tomorrow…and it will likely sit from 8-1 on my desk.) Any suggestions? Help me, Internet, you’re my only hope.
“[And then I’d say,] ‘Give Elmo a hug and let’s sing. I tried to pull them away from it as much as possible. Mommy and Daddy were there to explain a little bit more, and we’re there to entertain and try and take them away from it.”—Kevin Clash on visiting with small kids affected by September 11th.
“They really don’t look at me when they see Elmo. They run to Elmo because it’s a friend of theirs that they’ve been talking to and communicating with and singing with for so many years. We’ve found that the delusion is not broken by seeing us puppeteers.”—Kevin Clash, the man behind Sesame Street’s Elmo.