INTERVIEWER: Let’s get down to it. You guys bring on screen what has become, over the last forty years, the quintessential bromance. How did you guys bring that to life for yourselves on set?
CHRIS: Arm wrestling.
ZACH: Jogging. Clearly.
CHRIS: Wrestling. Just straight up wrestling.
ZACH: The coin thing…
CHRIS: Foot massages.
ZACH: … with the pssh, where you throw the coins at each others knuckles. What’s that, Bloody Knuckles?
CHRIS: Just casual walks on the beach. Long bike rides.
CHRIS: Skateboarding sometimes…
CHRIS: Even in-line skating.
They’re so in love.
The cast of Star Trek: Into Darkness deciding what to order from Motherfudger. They seem pretty excited by it.
(Srsly go see this movie right now, drop what you’re doing and go see it then come home and order some Motherfudger)
Ruby Rhod is one of my favorite characters in sci-fi ever because he is Luc Besson’s vision of the hetero sex symbol of the future: a flamboyant, emotionally labile man who wears skin-tight leopard print or decks himself in roses, a man who accessorizes with big jewelry and dabbles in cosmetics. And the ladies love him. Everything about him screams “gay” according to our stereotypes, but he’s portrayed as a 100% straight sexual dynamo.
Besson is one of the few directors I’ve seen who actually recognizes that our ideas of sexuality and gender performance might have changed drastically in the future.
“I liked the Avedonian vibe,” he says of Out’s cover shoot, “how it becomes purely about the architecture of the shot.”
This entire article is brilliant, and Pine is so smart, and oh my god what do I normally do with my hands I cannot seem to remove them from my chin.
i feel like a calculably large percentage of my life has been just pointing at fictional characters and yelling DO YOU SEE HOW MUCH THEY LOVE EACH OTHER? at whoever’s nearby
Should I start with the part where you’re stranded in the middle of nowhere, or the part where you have no clothes?
[AGGRESSIVELY BLOGS ABOUT STAR SHIP WARP SPARKLES]
I’m delighted to announce that we’ve reached an agreement to acquire Tumblr!
We promise not to screw it up. Tumblr is incredibly special and has a great thing going. We will operate Tumblr independently. David Karp will remain CEO. The product roadmap, their team, their wit and irreverence will all remain the same as will their mission to empower creators to make their best work and get it in front of the audience they deserve. Yahoo! will help Tumblr get even better, faster.
Tumblr has built an amazing place to follow the world’s creators. From art to architecture, fashion to food, Tumblr hosts 105 million different blogs. With more than 300 million monthly unique visitors and 120,000 signups every day, Tumblr is one of thefastest-growing media networks in the world. Tumblr sees 900 posts per second (!) and 24 billion minutes spent onsite each month. On mobile, more than half of Tumblr’s users are using the mobile app, and those users do an average of 7 sessions per day. Tumblr’s tremendous popularity and engagement among creators, curators and audiences of all ages brings a significant new community of users to the Yahoo! network. The combination of Tumblr+Yahoo! could grow Yahoo!’s audience by 50% to more than a billion monthly visitors, and could grow traffic by approximately 20%.
In terms of working together, Tumblr can deploy Yahoo!’s personalization technology and search infrastructure to help its users discover creators, bloggers, and content they’ll love. In turn, Tumblr brings 50 billion blog posts (and 75 million more arriving each day) to Yahoo!’s media network and search experiences. The two companies will also work together to create advertising opportunities that are seamless and enhance user experience.
As I’ve said before, companies are all about people. Getting to know the Tumblr team has been really amazing. I’ve long held the view that in all things art and design, you can feel the spirit and demeanor of those who create them. That’s why it was no surprise to me that David Karp is one of the nicest, most empathetic people I’ve ever met. He’s also one of the most perceptive, capable entrepreneurs I’ve worked with. His respect for Tumblr’s community of creators is awesome, and I’m absolutely delighted to have him and his entire team join Yahoo!.
Both Tumblr and Yahoo! share a vision to make the Internet the ultimate creative canvas by focusing on users, design — and building experiences that delight and inspire the world every day.
Obviously, I’m concerned. I’ve been on Tumblr for almost five years now, and, while Karp and his team have certainly made a mess of things on occasion, without any help at all, Yahoo! has a bit of a reputation.
I think that reputation is, slowly, improving, especially from a business standpoint, but, on the web… Well, look at yahoo.com. It’s a mess.
I’m worried about the effects this partnership will have on the Tumblr UX, and what the consequences of any significant mistakes will be, especially because Tumblr is only good as its members. Without the awesome people I follow, the site is worthless to me. I’m pretty confident that holds true for most Tumblr users.
I’m prepared to give this a chance, if only because I love my dashboard too much to abandon it all just yet. I just hope the people I follow are as willing.
IS THAT TEN
THAT’S NOT JUST TEN
THAT’S THE LIBRARY