“hi! is your refrigerator running”
“yes it is”
“mine is as well! can’t wait to see your fridge at the race tomorrow”
Jimmy Fallon paying tribute to Robin Williams
We, like all of you were shaken up a bit last night when we learned that genius comedian and actor Robin Williams passed away. He was one in a kind. He was one in a million. He was unbelievable. If you don’t know his stand-up then you should YouTube it right now and watch it. He was amazing. He was funny and he was fast. He would weave in and out of characters and get Shakespearean. It was incredible.”
Jimmy then proceeded to do his best Robin impersonation, and concluded his tribute by standing on his desk and playing out a key scene in Dead Poets Society.
“Oh captain, my captain, you will be missed.”
Melissa Anelli: It says a lot about the world at large, I think, about conflict in the world, it's these little things -
J. K. Rowing: And the difference one individual can make. Always, the difference one individual can make.
John Noe: Now, you know what I’m curious about now, is that one of the neatest things about the Hogwarts tradition is the entrance ceremony, from the whole riding the boats to the castle to the sorting ceremony. What kind of traditions is there for graduation, and leaving Hogwarts?
J.K. Rowling: Do you know, John, I’m really glad you asked that, because I felt a huge sadness that I wouldn’t write a graduation scene. I really, during the final book, kept thinking it would’ve been — it felt sad that the book wasn’t going to end with that feast scene, the graduation scene, but it couldn’t, it just couldn’t. That’s not the way it could’ve ended. It would’ve felt far too trite, and a lot of people felt the epilogue was too sentimental. I think to have a graduation scene on top of what just happened would’ve been absurd anticlimax.
John Noe: Did you have ideas for kind of traditions they would do, like ride the boats back out of Hogwarts —
J.K. Rowling: Oh yeah, definitely! The boats would’ve been the most poetic and beautiful way to for them to leave, and symbolic in that they — Harry wouldn’t have seen the Thestrals again. You know what I mean? It would’ve been a return to innocence really, and passage of water is so symbolic, in history of magic. So yeah, I think it would’ve been great.
— PotterCast Interviews J.K. Rowling, part one. PotterCast #130, 17 December 2007
asked by Anonymous
okay how does one word get 90 notes??
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are oranges named oranges because oranges are orange or is orange called orange because oranges are orange
The colour was named after the fruit. Before that, people would just use the colour red to describe something that we consider orange now. It’s why we call gingers red-heads and why robins are red breasted, when really they’re an orange colour.