I’m still fascinated by the “Diane in 7A” story, just the part where a whole bunch of people took his side because we have this weird visceral reaction to people being rude to customer service. Saying this dude “won Thanksgiving” by making the airplane’s staff even more miserable…
Despite being recently voted the world’s sexiest actor by film fans, Cumberbatch revealed even pop queen Madonna found him a bit odd when they met.
Explaining why he seems to be unlucky in love, the 37-year-old said: ‘It is harder [meeting women], because people think they know more about you than they actually do.
‘And you can’t control that… you can’t control perceptions of you.’
Recalling his run-in with the Madonna, 55, the Star Trek actor quipped: ‘She said, “You’re the one with the strange name”. I said, “Yes, I am, Madonna”.;
But he said he had little time for people who only see his oddities.
‘All the posh-baiting that goes on… it’s so predictable, so domestic, so dumb.
‘I’m an upper middle-class kid. I know that’s counted as posh, but then I know people who I would call posh, and I don’t talk like them,’ he told GQ magazine.
While he is best known for his lead role in BBC1’s Sherlock, which will return to our screens for a third series on January 1, Cumberbatch insisted he was no ‘one trick pony’.
‘I know that everything I do now will have flavours of “Sherlock”,’ he said.
‘Everyone wants those dark, complicated anti-heroes and, of course, I play them. But I also play Charles in August: Osage County, an everyman; he’s not super-sleuthing or cracking code or breaking algorithms.
‘I play Ford in 12 Years A Slave and Alexander in Stuart: A Life Backwards – he’s a pretty open book; smart man though he is, the complexity is all about Stuart,’ he said, going on to add about his roles: ‘I mix it up.’
Read the full interview in the January issue of GQ, on sale from Thursday
Do you hear that noise? It’s 10,000 BC fans shrieking “I’ll understand you Benedict! I’ll love you!”
I like how the keanus are the same because keanu reeves is immortal.
The secret to great comedy:
The Doctor goes in search of Gallifrey…
Doctor Who/ In the Thick of it mashups make me so happy.
just-jess12 asked: I was first introduced to Neverwhere by the BBC radio drama with James McAvoy and Benedict Cumberbatch, and I Loved it! I went to the library to borrow it and I finally got it, and finished it last night. It's really brilliant. I looked for potential sequels, but wikipedia and amazon were unclear. Are any of your other books sequels, and if not will there eventually be a sequel?
Next September, in a book currently called ROGUES edited by Gardner Dozois and George R R Martin, you can read a Neverwhere Novelette called HOW THE MARQUIS GOT HIS COAT BACK.
It’s a start.
Modern Masterpieces of Comedic Genius – a collection of impossibly funny Amazon reviews. Above, Star Trek star George Takei’s three-star treatise on the Denon AKDL1 Dedicated Link Cable.
GEORGE TAKEI, ladies and gentlemen.
And the answer came back in a single sentence:
Because of you, Saturday, November 23, 2013, The Day of The Doctor, was the biggest television event they’d ever seen on Tumblr.
5.0 million posts
4.9 million reblogs
3.1 million likes
1.0 million contributors
It was bigger than the VMAs, the Super Bowl, and the Grammys…
We’ve always said that the Doctor Who fandom on Tumblr was bigger on the inside. Now we all have a better idea of just how big that inside is.
And what’s amazing is we’re still growing.
Sometimes (and this is one of them) I just really love people.
The real ending to Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory
Revolution Bullshit 101.
I love how this line:
Brands of the future will “be created through more intuitive, disruptive, or even invasive means,...”
itsbrittanywilmes asked: I always appreciate your pragmatic and straightforward opinion on working and creating. I'm a creative nonfiction writer by night and an uninspired nonprofit marketer by day. What's your advice for someone like me who needs to pay the bills but just wants to be immersed in creating and building community around that? I'm in near-constant purgatory at work, and I hate it. Should I just shut my mouth and keep at it? Is this forever?
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A thought I’ve had recently that I’m sure others have had before me. That the more worried or obsessed about The Perfect Way...
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