Fashion cannot make you sexy. Experience makes you sexy. Imagination makes people sexy. You have to train yourself, you have to study, and you have to live your life.”
— 山本耀司 (via killheji)
ZIMMERN: Is fatherhood the best thing that has happened in your life?
BOURDAIN: Every cliché is true. Everything is true. It’s the best thing that ever happens to you. It completely changes your life. Every minute since the first second that we even suspected that Ottavia was pregnant, every minute of pregnancy, delivery, infancy, every minute, every second has been an unimagined joy. It is constantly amazing to me. It’s so great to not be number one in your own universe anymore, you know. It’s all about the girl now. And that is just a deeply, deeply gratifying thing. My father used to read to me from a hard‑cover copy of Doctor Dolittle. And I remember well as a little boy how I looked forward to that every night, my father sitting down and reading another chapter from Doctor Dolittle. Finally I’m going to go home tonight and read another chapter from Doctor Dolittle to my daughter.
ZIMMERN: We’re doing the same with Winnie-the-Pooh.
BOURDAIN: It is a saccharine sentiment. A while back I read my daughter Winnie‑the‑Pooh, and it had been a long time since I had read the book.
ZIMMERN: What a great f***ing book, right? Brilliant.
BOURDAIN: And I reached the end, where Christopher Robin is dragging the stuffed Winnie up the stairs.
ZIMMERN: I was crying like a baby.
BOURDAIN: I start sobbing. I had forgotten. I had forgotten the whole structure of the story. I had forgotten the most important factor, that he’s actually a stuffed toy. The cruelty of growing up—my daughter is looking at me like, What is the matter with Daddy? He’s going to pieces in front of me. I was f***ing devastated.
People who believe they’ll be happy if they go and live somewhere else, learn it doesn’t work that way. Wherever you go, you take yourself with you.”
— Neil Gaiman (via pseudoism)
If Stuntmen from the old movies don’t have your full respect then I just don’t know what to say to you
Yo this so much. At the advent of cinema these people were literally willing to die for their art. It’s crazy, and awesome.
Also if you find this awesome, people go check out a 2006 movie called The Fall, about a 1920’s stuntman’s stay in hospital after a stunt gone wrong.
man things were wacky before color was invented
is nobody going to mention that these are all the same guy; Buster Keaton, one of the sweetest and most creative men in film history who did all of his own stunts and directed almost all of his own films (until things went sour post-1928 but that’s another story)?
also in that last one he wasn’t supposed to miss the building; you are literally seeing a stunt going wrong, but they kept it in the film and built on it, extending the scene to having him falling down the building… after he’d recovered from the injuries he sustained, anyway
YEAH HOW ABOUT THAT
he was given the name Buster by Harry Houdini himself:
“According to a frequently-repeated story, which may be apocryphal, Keaton acquired the nickname “Buster” at about eighteen months of age. Keaton told interviewer Fletcher Markle that Houdini happened to be present one day when the young Keaton took a tumble down a long flight of stairs without injury. After the infant sat up and shook off his experience, Houdini remarked, “That was a real buster!” According to Keaton, in those days, the word “buster” was used to refer to a spill or a fall that had the potential to produce injury. After this, it was Keaton’s father who began to use the nickname to refer to the youngster.”