The two women behind Eddie Izzard | Life & Style You may not have heard of musician Sarah McGuinness but she has influential admirers. Her new single, Mama Can You See Me Now, has been remixed by dance wizard William Orbit. And an incognito Eddie Izzard — in turban and glasses — applauded, before performing a DJ set in her honour. But who is Sarah McGuinness and why has a buzz been growing around the virtually unknown singer for the past few weeks? Her background looks straightforward. Then I become confused. Earlier this year she was Emmy-nominated for the film Believe: The Eddie Izzard Story, and there are pictures of her on the red carpet at the LA awards ceremony on her website. Both Sarahs are multi-faceted and have known and worked closely with Izzard since the mid-Ninties. It is then that I make a bizarre discovery. It seems too bizarre to be true. I am greeted by Sarah McGuinness, complete with messy raven bob. Filming the documentary was a labour of love, she says. But his charm — and stubbornness — prevailed.
Calvin and Hobbes Snow Art Gallery Snow Art in ColourSend Calvin and Hobbes Postcards Online! Calvin and Hobbes Fan Page Email: email@example.com knick knacks & ric rac just listed 54 swatch bundles in my etsy shop here! each bundle is approximately 1 sq. yd. i end up with a lot of fabric swatch odds and ends from making skirts. these swatch bundles feature sample prints, test ink colors, test dye colors, test fabrics, leftover pieces from print runs and dye lots, prints that i smudged but still have plenty of usable area, and other experimental fun! based on suggestions after the last batch of swatch bundles, i did not trim these pieces, so pieces may have imperfections like uneven printing (light areas with not enough ink, or blurred areas with too much ink), smudges, stray ink or dye spots or small fabric defects. just in time for your holiday crafting, use them for all sorts of projects like patchwork, pouches, coin purses, dolls and more! fabrics are mostly mid-weight cotton twill or duck, and are machine washable and dryable.
9 Mind-Bending Epiphanies That Turned My World Upside-Down | Raptitude.com Over the years I’ve learned dozens of little tricks and insights for making life more fulfilling. They’ve added up to a significant improvement in the ease and quality of my day-to-day life. But the major breakthroughs have come from a handful of insights that completely rocked my world and redefined reality forever. The world now seems to be a completely different one than the one I lived in about ten years ago, when I started looking into the mechanics of quality of life. Maybe you’ve had some of the same insights. 1. The first time I heard somebody say that — in the opening chapter of The Power of Now — I didn’t like the sound of it one bit. I see quite clearly now that life is nothing but passing experiences, and my thoughts are just one more category of things I experience. If you can observe your thoughts just like you can observe other objects, who’s doing the observing? 2. Of course! 3. 4. 5. Yikes. 6. This discovery was a complete 180 from my old understanding of emotions. 7.
Best Comedy Clubs In The DC Area « CBS Washington DC Improv 1140 Connecticut Ave NW Washington, DC 20036 (202) 296-7008dcimprov.com The nation’s #1 venue for all your comedy needs; featuring national touring headliners, local celebrities, a comedy school, two showrooms, plus a full restaurant and bar. The DC Improv first launched in 1992 showcasing newcomers Ellen DeGeneres, Dave Chappelle and Brian Regan. Love The Beer RFD (www.lovethebeer.com) 810 7th Street NW Washington, DClovethebeer.com/rfd.html Brad Ryan and Ralph Cooper are organizing this show in the back room of RFD most Thursday nights. Topaz Hotel 733 N Street NW Washington, DC 20036Standupcomedytogo.com TOPAZ HOTEL in Dupont Circle, DC. Laugh Out Loud at Club Elite 3285 Brinkley Road Temple Hills, MD 20748 LaughOutLoudComedy@yahoo.com “DC’s Only Urban Comedy Club” has this listed on their web site as being every Thursday at 9 p.m., with a rotating host. $5 admission for guys, and women get in free. Baltimore Comedy Factory
ASMALLWORLD Forgot Username / Password? Interested in Membership? » Autumn's Coming: Events to Banish post-Summer Blues by Editorial Staff The leaves on the trees are beginning to quiver, and the evening air is dipping by the day. Ibiza: ASW's Summer Weekend on the Paradise Island Earlier this month thirty members flew into Ibiza from across the world for ASW's Summer Weekend. The Definitive Guide to London Ah London, the jewel in mighty Britannia's crown. About Us Press Advertising Mobile Website Copyright © ASMALLWORLD Holdings Inc. All rights reserved. 101 Short Stories that Will Leave You Smiling, Crying and Thinking post written by: Marc Chernoff Email Since its inception eighteen months ago, our sister site Makes Me Think (MMT) has truly evolved into a remarkable online community. Every day, users share their thought-provoking life stories and vote on stories that other users have shared. As stated on the MMT About page, sometimes the most random everyday encounters force us to stop and rethink the truths and perceptions we have ingrained in our minds. I believe the 101 stories listed below perfectly fulfill that description. What do you think?
10 craziest things about the debt-ceiling crisis - Rex Nutting By Rex Nutting, MarketWatch WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) — For pure silliness, ridiculous ideas and crazy arguments, you can’t beat our current debate over whether we should raise the debt ceiling or throw the global economy into the toilet again. Hulbert on playing the debt talks How should concerned investors respond to uncertainty over the debt-talks outcome? Here are the 10 silliest, stupidest and most logically absurd things I’ve heard about the debt ceiling, in no particular order. 1.) The debt ceiling does not provide a meaningful check on government spending. In practice, a vote not to raise the debt ceiling functions as a sort of fiscal confessional that enables sinners to soothe their guilty consciences for having just voted for deficit spending. 2.) 3.) 4.) 5) Tax increases are off the table and 6) Cuts to Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid are off the table. /quotes/zigman/4868283/delayed 10_YEAR 2.66, 0.00, 0.00% No debt crisis here 7.) 8.) 9.) 10.) Repeat as needed.
The Definition of Love & Thought Catalog You can stop taking quizzes in Cosmo. Here’s what love really is. Love is still wanting to hold someone after you climax. After the initial euphoria from the orgasm wears off, you’re replaced with a sense of calm rather than a panic. You don’t want to search for your clothes, scramble to find your keys and figure out the best way to tell them, “See ya later forever!” Love is unattractive. Love is not afraid to be schmaltzy. Love is an all-consuming drug. Love is not what our parents had. Love is getting drunk with your significant other at a party and taking a cab home with your bodies intertwined. Love is fucking stupid. Love is your significant other telling you about their favorite album and then making a point to fall in love with it on your own. Love is finding yourself feeling protective over someone else’s well-being Love is being incensed with rage when someone or something has done your lover wrong. Love is wanting your partner to cum. Love isn’t always marriage. So, yeah.
Eight Types of Hecklers and the Comedians Who Shut Them Up In the 2007 documentary Heckler, Joe Rogan says that “the number one thing about hecklers is 100% of them are douchebags.” A stand-up comedian’s act depends on the audience reaction by nature, but when someone attempts to derail the performer’s work, well, that’s something a douchebag would do. Still, heckling creates exciting moments of discomfort for the audience, and hecklers have instigated some great moments in comedy (Bryson Turner’s comeback) as well as some terrible moments (Michael Richards incident). Whether the outcome is funny, awkward, or awful, the eternal battle between heckler and stand-up is always fun to watch. Here are eight kinds of hecklers, and fifteen different ways of dealing with them. 1. Joe Rogan embraces hecklers like few other comedians, and his confrontation with this strange young woman is another drop in the bucket. 2. Rule #1: Always say yes. 3. They’re called servers, not waitresses. 4. 5. 6. Kenny Moore has a temper. 7. 8.
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25 Ways To Fuck With Your Characters As storyteller, you are god. And to be frank, you’re not a particularly nice god — at least, not if you want your story to resonate with readers. A good storyteller is a crass and callous deity who treats the characters under his watchful eye like a series of troubled butt-puppets. Put differently, as a storyteller it’s your job to be a dick. It’s your job to fuck endlessly with the characters twisting beneath your thumb. And here’s 25 ways for you to do just that. 1. Gods have avatars, mortal or semi-mortal beings that exist on earth to embody the deity’s agenda. 2. The audience and the character must know the stakes on the table — “If you don’t win this poker game, your grandmother will lose her beloved pet orangutan, Orange Julius.” 3. Impossible odds are a powerful way to fuck with a character. 4. Drop the character smack dab between two diametrically opposed choices. 5. Give the character an untenable secret life: a forbidden romance, a taboo, a transgression. 6. This one? 7. 8. 9.
10 Psychological Effects of Nonsexual Touch A simple (nonsexual) touch can increase compliance, helping behaviour, attraction, and signal power. To get around in the world, we mainly rely on our eyes and ears. Touch is a sense that’s often forgotten. But touch is also vital in the way we understand and experience the world. Even the lightest touch on the upper arm can influence the way we think. To prove it, here are 10 psychological effects which show just how powerful nonsexual touch can be. 1. A well-timed touch can encourage other people to return a lost item. In one experiment, users of a phone booth who were touched were more likely to return a lost dime to an experimenter (Kleinke, 1977). The action was no more than a light touch on the arm. People will do more than that though; people will give a bigger tip to a waitress who has touched them (Crusco & Wetzel, 1984). (Stop giggling at the back there!) 2. People are also more likely to provide help when touched. The percentage of people who helped went up from 63% to 90%. 3. 4. 5. 6.