Julian Fellowes’ America: Where ANY dinner jacket will do.
I know it wasn’t ultimately Lane’s first choice as a suicide method to hang himself, but that felt very public and personal in ways that the Jaguar method didn’t. The failed first attempt seemed to play out partially for sardonic laffs but also for the ways that it emphasized the emptiness of what all of them had just forfeited for the sake of Jaguar (a theme driven home by Don’s speeches throughout the episode). Hanging himself in the office ensured that those he was closest with would find him there and be forced to look at him, remove him, smell him (a really distressing detail…Joan’s face when she can’t open the door, but she sniffs the air…). Going out this way was, to my eyes, one of the most active, intentional, and fraught things Lane has done in the last few seasons, which were generally marked by his passivity.
As someone for whom Small Wonder is her avatar, this story hits me especially hard. But as Tiffany MIchelle Brissette once said, “Less is more,” and by those standards, homeless Jerry Supiran is truly blessed.
And more importantly, why did Harry have to remove his glasses for it?
If a Glen catch a Sally comin’ through the Rye….I don’t want to know the rest.
Cue the Fox News story condemning inter-species relationships.
“I’ve prepared a Crisco-fried Crispo”–Ed
Kate is fittingly dressed as a bag lady, so I guess this makes sense.
“…Plus, the sci-tech Oscars really are the most relevant…”–Andy Serkis, at a nomination-watching breakfast in his apartment
Seriously, Oscars. We need to talk about Tilda.
“I took the challenge really literally, so I’ve prepared a plate of poached dwarf turds with just a hint of a dead girl’s nail clippings”–Grayson
Diablo Cody’s script for Juno 2 is headed toward a really dark place…
Regarding #2, I wondered if it had to do with his somewhat sullied reputation as a patent troll. I thought his name sounded familiar (and not from a culinary context) and remembered that This American Life had done an entire show on what a horrible nightmare this guy has been for patent development and innovation. I’m assuming he’s patented everything in his cookbook, so sorry, chefs, ya’ll about to get sued.
Chris’ art is from the renowned 8th Grade Boys’ Bathroom Stall School.
In related Christmas list news, my 8-year-old niece placed “100 Slim Jims” at the top of her list this year.
Keep those puns coming, producers. Here’s mine: “Heather, you should be rendered unconscious. “
I think you mean Dakota from Clarissa Explains it All.
Glad to see a woman finally sneaking past the glass ceiling
Now instead of marrying Liv Tyler in LOTR he can screw Liv Tyler in Empire Records.
I can relate to this guy on so many levels, but mostly on the level of having that Bad Boys sweatshirt in 1989.
This is one of the easier of the “spot the difference” picture games
I’m raising a glass of Red Pop to the Gratiot shout out! Unfortunately, the apocalypse hit the D about 40 years ago and we’ve just been waiting for everyone to catch up…
Muppets Occupy Manhattan
You’re absolutely right. I got my Ph.D. in Gump studies from the University of Phoenix. Hopefully Chet will catch that in the final edit.