Why you want one: It’s kind of intoxicating to be around someone this smart and serious. It’s really sexy for as long as you can go without getting compliments/any affirmation that they like you back. Spoiler Alert: Oblivious misers. Where to find one: Home alone, reading something really interesting, generally not giving a fuck. Pickup technique: Figure out what they’re interested in and make insightful comments. Don’t expect any affirmation or acknowledgment that they heard you.
ENTJ- Why you want one: They’ll give you great advice and push you to follow through on it. Spoiler Alert: Loud talkers, stubborn, make black-and-white decisions. Where to find one: At a weird event with their friends. Like ‘Julius and Ethel Rosenberg discussion group’ type weird. They’re the one taking notes or serving a pretentious dish. Pickup techniques: Make aggressive but smart statements. Talk about why you’re right. Use historical examples but also throw in something about Aqua Teen Hunger Force.
I swing between the two of these as well. This made me laugh out loud. The where to find one part rung true for both. I really thought the part about not giving any feedback that they like you back was spot on. One of the reasons a boyfriend broke up with me was because of that reason. Go figure.
“I think the entire government should be privatized. Chuck E. Cheese could run the parks. Everything operated by tokens. Drop in a token, go on the swing set. Drop in another token, take a walk. Drop in a token, look at a duck.”—
The lines Andie MacDowell quotes in the café - “unwept, unhonoured, and unsung” - are from Sir Walter Scott’s “Lay of the Last Minstrel”, Canto vi, Stanza 1, which begins with the famous line, “Breathes there a man with soul so dead…”
The French poem Phil recites in the German restaurant was written by Danny Rubin, based on the lyrics of Jacques Brel's “Bachelor's Dance”. Translated into English the poem reads: The girl I will love / is like a fine wine / that gets a little better / every morning.
Quote excerpt from Jenna Woginrich, a former vegetarian-cum-livestock farmer:
“It’s a hard reality for a vegetarian to swallow, but my veggie burgers did not rattle the industry cages at all. I was simply avoiding the battlefield, stepping aside as a pacifist. There is nobility in the vegetarian choice, but it isn’t changing the system fast enough. In a world where meat consumption is soaring, the plausible 25% of the world’s inhabitants who have a mostly vegetarian diet aren’t making a dent in the rate us humans are eating animals. In theory, a plant-based diet avoids consuming animals but it certainly isn’t getting cows out of feedlots. However, steak-eating consumers choosing to eat sustainably raised meat are. They chose to purchase a product raised on pasture when they could have spent less money on an animal treated like a screwdriver.”
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The episode, slated to air in February, also features a guest turn by The West Wing‘s Josh Malina as university president Arlo Seibert, whose “one of the guys” attitude wears thin on Sheldon (Jim Parsons) and Co.
“Have you learned the lessons only of those who admired you, and were tender with you, and stood aside for you? Have you not learned great lessons from those who braced themselves against you, and disputed passage with you?”—Walt Whitman
Egypt’s majority Muslim population stuck to its word Thursday night. What had been a promise of solidarity to the weary Coptic community, was honoured, when thousands of Muslims showed up at Coptic Christmas eve mass services in churches around the country and at candle light vigils held outside.
From the well-known to the unknown, Muslims had offered their bodies as “human shields” for last night’s mass, making a pledge to collectively fight the threat of Islamic militants and towards an Egypt free from sectarian strife.
“We either live together, or we die together,” was the sloganeering genius of Mohamed El-Sawy, a Muslim arts tycoon whose cultural centre distributed flyers at churches in Cairo Thursday night, and who has been credited with first floating the “human shield” idea.
I’m not a religious person, but this nearly brought me to tears.