April 17, 2014
nprfreshair:

Writer/director Mike Judge spoke to Fresh Air’s Dave Davies about his new HBO series Silicon Valley and his 1999 cult classic, Office Space. In the interview he tells us about where the boss character’s tagline of “… yeah,” came from: 

It wasn’t [based on] any specific person. It kind of came a few different ways. I worked at Whataburger which is a Texas-New Mexico chain, a burger place, and I worked at Jack-in-the-Box, this is when I was young. … The worst thing ever at both of those jobs is to change the fryers and the way that someone will say, “Yeah, um, Mike, why don’t you go ahead and change the fryers?” To say “go ahead” it’s like you were just chomping at the bit to go do it and I’m just gonna go cut you loose and go ahead — now it’s so common place. …
I think in the ’50s a boss would say “Hey Milton, move your desk. Thanks.” I don’t know if it’s the baby boom generation where everyone has to be cool, in the ’70s and ’80s it turned into, “Yeah … if I could get you just go ahead and move your desk,” And it’s this kind of “I’m casual, I’m cool. I’m not your ’50s boss.”
I would just prefer someone coming up and telling you what to do. I would respect that more. … Even over the years just noticing the “yeah” that means “no.” Like if you say, “Can I have Friday off?”
"Hmm … Yeah …"

nprfreshair:

Writer/director Mike Judge spoke to Fresh Air’s Dave Davies about his new HBO series Silicon Valley and his 1999 cult classic, Office Space. In the interview he tells us about where the boss character’s tagline of “… yeah,” came from: 

It wasn’t [based on] any specific person. It kind of came a few different ways. I worked at Whataburger which is a Texas-New Mexico chain, a burger place, and I worked at Jack-in-the-Box, this is when I was young. … The worst thing ever at both of those jobs is to change the fryers and the way that someone will say, “Yeah, um, Mike, why don’t you go ahead and change the fryers?” To say “go ahead” it’s like you were just chomping at the bit to go do it and I’m just gonna go cut you loose and go ahead — now it’s so common place. …

I think in the ’50s a boss would say “Hey Milton, move your desk. Thanks.” I don’t know if it’s the baby boom generation where everyone has to be cool, in the ’70s and ’80s it turned into, “Yeah … if I could get you just go ahead and move your desk,” And it’s this kind of “I’m casual, I’m cool. I’m not your ’50s boss.”

I would just prefer someone coming up and telling you what to do. I would respect that more. … Even over the years just noticing the “yeah” that means “no.” Like if you say, “Can I have Friday off?”

"Hmm … Yeah …"

(Source: spacecadet)

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April 17, 2014

gunnarolla:

gunnarolla:

16 Good Things About April 16

Count your blessings. Make them into a YouTube video.

Sushi + Harvey’s = <3

April 17, 2014
rollingstone:

Attack of the Paparazzi.

To read later.

rollingstone:

Attack of the Paparazzi.

To read later.

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Filed under: longread 
April 17, 2014
vanityfair:

May Vanities | Orphan Black's Tatiana Maslany
Photograph by Miguel Reveriego. 

vanityfair:

May Vanities | Orphan Black's Tatiana Maslany

Photograph by Miguel Reveriego

April 16, 2014

(Source: octopussoir-, via emmablackery)

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April 16, 2014
Someone give this girl a chicken burger&#8230;.
teenvogue:

White on white on white…
topped off with purple hair and snake skin pumps?  
Nicole Richie proves once again why she’s still our style crush&#160;»

Someone give this girl a chicken burger….

teenvogue:

White on white on white…

topped off with purple hair and snake skin pumps?  

Nicole Richie proves once again why she’s still our style crush »

(via gettyimages)

April 16, 2014
"I desire the things that will destroy me in the end."

— Sylvia Plath (via unculturedmag)

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April 16, 2014

ratsoff:

Spoon - “I Turn My Camera On”

(Source: sexmusic)

April 15, 2014
rollingstone:

We spoke with Tatiana Maslany about Orphan Black fandom, acting opposite herself and her comedy roots. 

rollingstone:

We spoke with Tatiana Maslany about Orphan Black fandom, acting opposite herself and her comedy roots. 

April 15, 2014
"If you think you’re enlightened, go spend a week with your family."

— Ram Dass

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