Pedro Pascal attends day 1 of the WIRED Cafe @ Comic Con at Omni Hotel on July 24, 2014 in San Diego, California (x)
Heath Ledger and Ang Lee on the set of Brokeback Mountain, Ph. by Kimberly French
✫ If you wanna win the lottery, you have to make the money to buy a ticket
Nebraska (2013) 58/365
Does he have Alzheimer’s?
No, he just believes what people tell him.
That’s too bad.
For Jesse (and the audience) the spider is obviously an harbinger of the grim reaper … after all, we first saw it when Todd shot the little boy Drew in cold blood, also out in the desert. But spiders eat flies, which also represent death, or a preoccupation with death. Considering all the mythology around the arachnoids and their webs, could the return of the fuzzy desert spider be seen as another kind of sign?
This is one of those rare moments when the symbolism in Breaking Bad is a bit too heavy-handed. We get it: Jesse is thinking about the things that brought him there, including Drew Sharp, whose death was signaled by the tarantula, etc. Not just death, it represents slow, creeping death, and by extension the creeping guilt associated with the deaths Jesse feels responsible for.
But there is something interesting in the fact that it isn’t just any spider, but specifically a tarantula. Spiders are predators, and by this point Jesse, who pretty much believes he has come there to die, is thinking of Walt as a predator. But if Walt pictured himself as a spider, it wouldn’t be as a tarantula. Walt thinks of himself as an operator, sitting in the center of his web, marshaling every resource to achieve total control. Tarantulas don’t spin webs, though–for Jesse, things are much more straightforward. He’s not thinking of systems, of multiple events conspiring against him. He’s thinking in stark terms of right and wrong, of guilt and damnation. Walt, thinking of webs, totally misunderstands Jesse’s desperation as paranoia, and offers him an escape from the system. But all Jesse wants is absolution. And it is a very small step from there to wanting revenge. [x]
please watch joe pesci’s acceptance speech for his academy award it will bring you to enlightenment
Matthew McConaughey and Christopher Nolan make a surprise visit at Comic Con 2014 to promote Interstellar
Author Chuck Palahniuk first came up with the idea for the novel after being beaten up on a camping trip when he complained to some nearby campers about the noise of their radio. When he returned to work, he was fascinated to find that nobody would mention or acknowledge his injuries, instead saying such commonplace things as “How was your weekend?” Palahniuk concluded that the reason people reacted this way was because if they asked him what had happened, a degree of personal interaction would be necessary, and his workmates simply didn’t care enough to connect with him on a personal level. It was his fascination with this societal ‘blocking’ which became the foundation for the novel.
#OBERYN4EVER — Pedro Pascal at Wired Cafe’s Comic-Con event (2014) [x]
"We all know the story. Virginal girl, pure and sweet, trapped in the body of a swan. She desires freedom but only true love can break the spell. Her wish is nearly granted in the form of a prince, but before he can declare his love her lustful twin, the black swan, tricks and seduces him. Devastated the white swan leaps of a cliff killing herself and, in death, finds freedom." - Black Swan (2010)