coming this fall on Fox/NBC/AMC: this ruggedly handsome white man is an asshole who treats everyone terribly but… there’s a twist… he’s Good at His JOB…
So this happened in the Europa League Final…
threelisabeth let me tell you about Futbol
Thanks for asking, Elisabeth! What a great, important question. The answer is, ALL THE FUCKING TIME. Unlike the men of football and hockey, who are hampered with crushing tank pads and helmets that make them bounce off each other, or the men of baseball and basketball, who — ok i don’t know very much about those guys, maybe they kiss all the time, feel free to send pix — the men of soccer are prolific and enthusiastic kissers right on the mouth. Let’s take a look at some important Soccer Kisses, together.
This is the Global Seed Vault — a doomsday vault built to save the world from starvation. It was made to ensure that humanity never runs out of diverse sources of food to grow, if-slash-when we totally destroy the planet.
The vault houses over 800,000 seed samples from countries all over the world in a concrete tunnel designed to last 10,000 years, cut into a remote Norwegian mountainside. (Can’t you just imagine an Austin Powers plot set here?)
I did not know this existed and I feel my life is a little richer now that I do know.
A man once asked me … how I managed in my books to write such natural conversation between men when they were by themselves. Was I, by any chance, a member of a large, mixed family with a lot of male friends? I replied that, on the contrary, I was an only child and had practically never seen or spoken to any men of my own age till I was about twenty-five. “Well,” said the man, “I shouldn’t have expected a woman (meaning me) to have been able to make it so convincing.” I replied that I had coped with this difficult problem by making my men talk, as far as possible, like ordinary human beings. This aspect of the matter seemed to surprise the other speaker; he said no more, but took it away to chew it over. One of these days it may quite likely occur to him that women, as well as men, when left to themselves, talk very much like human beings also.”
Dorothy L. Sayers, Are Women Human?: Astute and Witty Essays on the Role of Women in Society
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