One of my favorite Golden Girls exchanges is about eulogies.
Blanche:What would you say at my eulogy?
Dorothy:I guess I'd say you were a lovely, generous person. And one of the best friends I ever had.
Blanche:Nothing about my looks?
Dorothy:I'd say you were one of the prettiest friends I had.
Dorothy:THE prettiest, Blanche. THE prettiest. What would you say about me?
Blanche:Dorothy, come on!
Dorothy:I told you, you can tell me!
Blanche:All right. Well, I would say…I always felt safe having you in the house. And I would say…I always enjoyed talking to you when I came home from one of my numerous dates. And I would say I always looked up to you like an older sister.
Dorothy:Thank you Blanche. Oh, and I forgot one thing. I would also say you were fat.
“The Normal Heart (2014): Bomer plays a New York Times style reporter who falls for a gay activist (Mark Ruffalo) unwilling to stay quiet as the health issue [HIV/AIDS] reaches crisis proportions.”—“It becomes the story of unconditional love in a romantic relationship under fire,” he [Matt Bomer] says. “I have never felt a responsibility to get a role right more than this. We want (the movie) to be unflinchingly truthful.” (Read more here.)
Vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan says that he personally believes that rape is just another “method of conception” and not an excuse to allow abortions.
During an interview with WJHL this week, Ryan was asked his view about Rep. Todd Akin, who recently asserted that women could not get pregnant from “legitimate rape.”
“Specifically where you stand when it comes to rape, and when it comes to the issue of should it be legal for a woman to be able to get an abortion if she’s raped?” WJHL Josh Smith wondered.
“I’m very proud of my pro-life record, and I’ve always adopted the idea that, the position that the method of conception doesn’t change the definition of life,” Ryan explained. “But let’s remember, I’m joining the Romney-Ryan ticket. And the president makes policy.”
“And the president, in this case the future President Mitt Romney, has exceptions for rape, incest, and life of the mother, which is a vast improvement of where we are right now.”
They left out the best part (IMO): “The hole at the heart of the ring was also round. The hole was clean and pure. The hole at the heart of the ring had an emptiness in it that made Frodo Baggins remember the big skies of the Shire when his father had taken him out and taught him to tear the heads off the small, furred things that walked there, even though he hated blood in those days and the stink of the blood was always part of the emptiness for him then and ever after.”
“On my show ‘Community’, a new script supervisor saw me on set and pulled me aside. With tears in her eyes, she said, “You moved me in ‘The Help’. If I had endured what Minny had, I would have put pooh in that pie, too.” I didn’t have the heart to tell her that she had mistaken me for my buddy Octavia Spencer. So I said, “Thank you so much.” Later I texted Octavia that she was making White women cry on the Paramount lot. We had a good laugh.”—Yvette Nicole Brown, Essence Magazine (September 2012)