Alt-text from XKCD: “I can’t remember where I heard this, but someone once said that defending a position by citing free speech is sort of the ultimate concession; you’re saying that the most compelling thing you can say for your position is that it’s not literally illegal to express.”
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.
That was beautiful
I cried a few tears and felt better about humanity’s endeavors.
★[THE END IS THE BEGINNING…]★ Anne asks the question, “What really is beyond the farthest star?” Her family is being ripped apart and a mysterious stranger leads to more questions… A dying town’s secrets point to murder and an unexpected sacrifice may reveal the truth she anxiously seeks. [Keep Up on Facebook for Release Info!]
• “At least you’re not dying!” • “You’re only disabled if you let yourself be.” • “You need to tell yourself you’re going to get better, else you won’t.” • “But you can’t be in pain ALL the time, don’t exaggerate.” • “You don’t LOOK ill.” • “There’s so many people worse off than you.” • “I’m sure you don’t REALLY need help.” • “Sometimes it’s easier to just give up.” • “Stop being so negative.”
I find it quite entertaining to read this while “not dying” from this migraine.
But I don’t think you understand. This is Samantha Carter, badass Air Force Baby, PhDs out her arse, ‘natural resource, natural treasure’, blew up a fucking sun to kill an entire enemy fleet, Samantha Carter. She was about to die in a puddle of goop and she was still ‘thinking’. She was stuck in a time bubble for 50 YEARS and then managed to FIGURE OUT HOW TO GET OUT OF IT WHILE AN OLD AND CROTCHETY LADY. She wrote the dialling computer codes for the Stargate, logged over 100 hours in enemy air space during the Gulf War, she survived torture I don’t know how many times including by a guy she liked and trusted, she was held captive and almost killed because she was INHABITED BY AN ALIEN AGAINST HER WILL. But this. Right here. After all that shit, Sam Carter is brought down because she watched Jack O’Neill die. That’s what finally broke her. Calm and professional Sam, who could think her way out of anything, was rendered mute because she watched Jack basically die in her arms. I absolutely cannot with this motherfucking scene.