And the Waltz Goes On - Anthony Hopkins
Sir Anthony Hopkins Hears The Waltz He Wrote 50 Years Ago For The First Time
Academy Award-winning actor Sir Anthony Hopkins was a musician before he got into acting. 50 years ago he wrote a waltz but was too afraid to ever hear it play. Dutch violinist André Rieu performs it for the very first time. Watch Hopkins’ reaction
LOOK. IT’S EVERY SINGLE STEREOTYPE ABOUT MEN’S RIGHTS ACTIVISTS PUT INTO ONE HANDY-DANDY DEMOGRAPHICS SURVEY SO IT CAN BE STATISTICALLY VALIDATED!! [x]
Danny’s interview after the game and he was all smiles 😄☺️😍
Look at his wee happy elf face!
OHHHHHHHHHHH MY GOD i can’t even make this fic i’m just
so headcanon: jake’s, like, a REALLY lapsed jew (i mean he’s had a bar mitzvah, he knows like half the v’ahavta, he makes latkes on hanukkah, but ever since his nana died there’s been no one yelling at him to do shabbat and he’s forgotten literally everything)
but he and gina are talking one day about how jake’s nana used to host the most hardcore seders— like, 3 hours long, matzo balls that were exactly the right amount of fluffy, horseradish that would make your brain steam out your ears, the afikomen would not be found for y e a r s
and holt hears them and happens to mention that oh, he and kevin have been looking for a seder to attend this weekend, they usually have a seder with kevin’s family but unfortunately kevin’s mother’s cousin’s older daughter (who usually hosts them) has recently had a baby and can’t do it, and everyone else in kevin’s family is too far away, what on earth will they do
and amy overhears this and HELPFULLY INFORMS HOLT!! THAT JAKE IS HOSTING A SEDER!! THE BEST SEDER EVER!! HIS FAMOUS SEDER! THAT HE DOES EVERY YEAR! AND YOU ARE TOTALLY WELCOME TO ATTEND SIR!!
captain holt is like, that sounds lovely, santiago
amy is like, !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
jake is like, what
NO GUYS YOU DON’T UNDERSTAND, I’VE BEEN SCREAMING ABOUT HOW MUCH I WANT A BROOKLYN NINE-NINE PASSOVER EPISODE FOR AT LEAST THE LAST TWO WEEKS AND THIS IS PERFECT
(possibly the only thing that could make it better for me is that my family’s seder usually includes this hella cheesy play of the Passover story and I really like imagining Holt playing God)
Back in 2008, Japanese scientists gathered a couple hundred cherry blossom seeds and, for vaguely defined scientific reasons and probably mostly just because we like sending things into space, shipped them off to the International Space Station. The seeds spent eight months in space, then returned to Earth. Some were replanted, in an effort to help children “learn how [seeds] grow into trees and live on after returning from space.”
Instead, they’ve got something of a mystery on their hands. In the 14 locations where the seeds were planted, four have burst into bloom years ahead of schedule. Most recently, near a Buddhist temple in central Japan, a plant known, naturally, as the ”space cherry tree” has already grown 14 feet tall. And it’s begun to bloom — about six years earlier than expected. Stranger still, its flowers have only five petals each; its parent tree averages 30.
Scientists are flummoxed, the AFP reports:
Kaori Tomita-Yokotani, a researcher at the University of Tsukuba who took part in the project, told AFP she was stumped by the extra-terrestrial mystery.
“We still cannot rule out the possibility that it has been somewhat influenced by its exposure to the space environment,” she said.
Tomita-Yokotani, a plant physiologist, said it was difficult to explain why the temple tree has grown so fast because there was no control group to compare its growth with that of other trees.
She said cross-pollination with another species could not be ruled out, but a lack of data was hampering an explanation.
“Of course, there is the possibility that exposure to stronger cosmic rays accelerated the process of sprouting and overall growth,” she said.
“From a scientific point of view, we can only say we don’t know why.”
We’re told constantly in the press that Mexican actors Gael Garcia Bernal and Diego Luna are best friends in real life, and sometimes it seems like wishful thinking on the part of Y Tu Mama Tambien fans who want to pretend the movie was real. But when the two show up for a Rudo y Cursi interview dressed alike, then finish each others sentences, help each other out with English translations and pour coffee for one another, it’s hard not to notice that there’s a real bond there. [x]
I present you: Eurovision 2013
Eurovision is the best fucking thing in the world ok
IT’S SO CLOSE. IT’S NEARLY HERE.
who wants to be roomies
"The uninhabited 17-acre island, was once a dumping ground for dying plague victims. More recently it was home to a mental hospital run by a cruel doctor who performed lobotomies on patients with crude tools like hand drills, chisels, and hammers. It is said to be haunted by tens of thousands of tortured spirits."
1919 Stanley Cup engraving. The series was cancelled due to an outbreak of Spanish Flu among Habs players.