We all remember the controversy that brewed at Sol and Ashley's over the "secret" referred to in this trailer:
Well, at least I know Gabi and Christy remember. Anyway, now the secret is out. As per Wikipedia [Spoiler alert!!]:
As Kate is coming out of sedation, she gets a call from the Saarne Institute's director, Dr. Värava (Karel Roden), who reveals that Esther isn't a 9-year-old girl at all, but a 33-year-old woman named Leena Klammer. She has hypopituitarism, a disorder that stunted her physical growth, and has spent most of her life posing as a little girl.
I mean, this is great and all, but I still think the random poster on some Web site Gabi and I found in trying to uncover the secret said it best: "Her secret is she's a crazy bitch."
Because all of you are amazing and generous, I um, "won" a place in an extra half-marathon - the New York City Half-Marathon happening TOMORROW, August 16th. If you're up, come see me at mile 10 at around 9am - Sol and Ash will be at W. 12th Street and the West Side Highway on my left side as I'm heading downtown to Battery Park City.
I will be red, sweaty, breathing heavy, possibly limping, most likely shoving bitches out of my way - it should be fun!
Relatives take turns dancing up to the bride and groom and pinning money on their clothes, which allows the couple to spend a few moments with each of their guests. After the money dance, the groom is ridiculed by his friends, tossed in the air while being covered with the veil, and given an apron and broom. Sometimes he is taken to the bathroom and stripped down to his bare skin. His clothes are then given to the bride, who returns them to her husband... Definitely incorporating!
*Recently I saw someone measuring precisely 6 inches (or whatever) off a giant sub to cut each person the same size sandwich. This kind of thing is "very Swiss."
*Lebowski quote of the moment: "As if we would ever DREAM of taking your bullshit money!!" -- Walter. So good.
*I was just thinking: What was the most likely murder to have occurred on JJ8 the year we all lived there? I nailed the answer, too: Alejandro killing Claudia. At the time it was, like, even odds to happen.
*As Josh S.'s manager, here is what I suggest: He pitch a show called Hipster Chef. Every week, Josh (dressed as a hipster) prepares some ironic, consumerist, but also organic and gourmet-level recipe. (The first week could be "Free Range Green Eggs and Corn Fed Hickory Smoked Ham.") The best part: In-studio band White Rabbits.
*Clinton met personally with those American journalists in North Korea. Can you imagine being stuck in a North Korean prison, facing 15 years of hard labor, and Bill Fucking Clinton walks in the door? How earth-shatteringly intense is that moment? They might as well have sent Jack Bauer! There is absolutely no one I would rather have walk through the door in that situation, no one.
last year during a lecture, one of my (italian) professors made passing mention of "the flying spaghetti monster." at the time i chalked it up to his wackyness and italian-ness, but not too long ago i once again heard someone make reference to this mythical pasta being.
it turns out that a group of people have organized themselves into the "church of the flying spaghetti monster," in order to unite in worshiping this deity and his noodly appendage. a church of "pastafarians," as they occasionally refer to themselves. a church with a facebook group.