Benedict Cumberbatch is interviewed on SiriusXM’s Entertainment Weekly Radio channel from Comic-Con 2014 on July 24.
PRAISE MANWË WE FINALLY HAVE DERP PARTY KING THRANDY
get to know me: favourite book, film, score
atonement (ian mcewan, 2001; joe wright, 2007)
She was still a child, Robbie thought, not beyond confessing or blurting out that she had read his note, which in turn could lead her to describe what she had interrupted. He was watching her closely as she played for time, taking her napkin, dabbing her lips, but he felt no particular dread. If it had to, let it happen. However appalling, the dinner would not last forever, and he would find a way to be with Cecilia again that night, and together they would confront the extraordinary new fact in their lives - their changed lives - and resume.
Countdown to Opening Day, 1939 World’s Fair
Artwork by Albert Staehle (1899 - 1974). Handbill in the Collection on the 1939/1940 New York World’s Fair at the Museum of the City of New York.
The Fair Opened on April 30th, 1939, and was promoted via many beautiful posters and design renderings.
'It made his heart ache to look around the vast expanse of the fairground that, not very long ago, had swarmed with flags and women's hats and people being whizzed around in jitneys, and see only a vista of mud and tarpaulins and blowing newspaper, broken up here and there by the spindly stump of a capped stanchion, a fire hydrant, or the bare trees that flanked the empty avenues and promenades. The candy-colored pavilions and exhibit halls, fitted out with Saturn rings, lightning bolts, shark's fins, golden grilles, and honeycombs, the Italian pavilion with its entire facade dissolving in a perpetual cascade of water, the gigantic cash register, the austere and sinuous temples of the Detroit gods, the fountains, the pylons and sundials, the statues of George Washington and Freedom of Speech and Truth Showing the Way to Freedom had been peeled, stripped, prized apart, knocked down, bulldozed into piles, loaded onto truck beds, dumped into barges, towed out past the mouth of the harbor, and sent to the bottom of the sea. It made him sad, not because he saw some instructive allegory or harsh sermon on the vanity of all human hopes and utopian imaginings in this translation of a bright summer dream into an immense mud puddle freezing over at the end of a September afternoon — he was too young to have such inklings — but because he had so loved the Fair, and seeing it this way, he felt in his heart what he had known all along, that, like childhood, the Fair was over, and he would never be able to visit again.'
—Michael Chabon, The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay
"You’re not supposed to eat Americone Dream after sex. You’re supposed to eat it during sex. That’s what the waffle cone pieces are for, they’re ribbed for your pleasure.” -Stephen Colbert
"A show all about letters, numbers, and conundrums!"
“Martin plays a good villain. He did a thing called Jump Mr Malinoff Jump, where he played this quiet psychopath. Yeah, he’s terrifying. Everyone does think he’s really Mr Nice Guy. And he’s not, he’s a fiend. You’ve got a scoop,” she said with a laugh. “‘Partner is evil.’” (x)
Benedict making another dream come true: “Finally I can photobomb myself!” [x]