Last night I ran into someone I vaguely know from the Internet (in that she saw me as I was crossing the street after a less-than-stellar attempt at jogging and screamed at me, “JOY ENGEL, YOU’RE JOY ENGEL” and I was like, “HiNiceToMeetYouPleaseDontPutPhotosOfMeSweatingOnTheTwitterThanks.”). After…
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I’ve officially reached the point where I’m annoyed that people assume I don’t know everything there is to know about The Hunger Games and who have varying opinions about the best guy in the series.(Gale? Really? Who legitimately likes Gale more than Peeta. Really.)
At some point I’m just going to end up feeling so much holier than thou that I won’t be able to engage in Hunger Games chat with strangers. And I’m not looking forward to that day, guys. I’m not looking forward to it at all.
Joy, you just put into words how I feel about myself and fandom in general. It happened with Grey’s Anatomy, it happened with Twilight, it’s going to happen with The Hunger Games. Sometimes it’s easier to just nod your head than argue with someone about the finer of points x,y and z. Unless of course you tell me Gale is the better choice than Peeta. I’ll fight you to the death on that one.
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“Remembering that I’ll be dead soon is the most important tool I’ve ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything — all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure – these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart.”—
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Just applied for this internship. It’s rare that I see a job posting and think ohmygahhhd I want that job more than I want anything else in life right now, but this is it. If I had to design a job that combined my love for news, pop culture, writing and of course, social media, this would be it. SERIOUSLY, GUISE. I WANT IT.
Over the last quarter century, MTV’s Video Music Awards have provided the world with some of its most famous pop culture moments, from Britney’s “comeback” performance to Kanye West crashing the stage during Taylor Swift’s acceptance speech.
This year, you can add “The Hunger Games” to that list of milestones. NextMovie can exclusively confirm that this year’s VMAs will feature the world premiere of the first ever footage from the most anticipated film event of 2012, introduced by star Jennifer Lawrence herself.
Looks like this year, the odds are definitely in your favor.
For those still wondering what the big deal is, here’s a quick rundown: Based on the wildly popular series of young adult novels by Suzanne Collins, “The Hunger Games” stars Academy Award nominee Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen, a girl who is chosen to participate in a government-sponsored televised deathmatch against other randomly chosen teenage opponents.
And now the whole world will get a chance to see exactly what all the hype is about, thanks to MTV. Tune in to the VMAs when it airs live this Sunday at 9 p.m. EST — and get your first look at the movie world’s next big thing.
“The Hunger Games” doesn’t arrive in theaters until March 23, but the real countdown begins Sunday. See you there.
I take personal offense to them calling these kids “Hollywood’s cutest.” I’m not necessarily saying I should have that honor (although one could imagine I would probably be in the top five, at least), but just look at that little gaptoothed…
"I’m sorry I called you a gap-toothed bitch. It’s not your fault you’re so gap-toothed."
“And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it.”—Roald Dahl (via 15natives)
If you’ve been paying attention to my Twitter feed in the slightest over the past few months, you’re probably aware that I’m in the midst of looking for a job. After graduating in May with what I believed was a resume filled with experience worthy of at least a few phone interviews, I’ve applied for many jobs and waited (im)patiently for the phone to ring or for an email to arrive in my inbox letting me know I didn’t work my ass off for the past four years for nothing.
As the days have turned into weeks and the weeks have turned into months of unemployment, I’ve begun to question myself—and what I think I want.
Just the other day, my mom started to tell me about a story she heard on the local news—apparently a girl had gone for a job interview in the city and the interviewer mocked her for being from Staten Island. I’ve saved you the trouble of actually visiting Staten Island Live (website for The Staten Island Advance) and have included a short excerpt for you to skim.
"But at a recent job interview, instead of getting an offer, she says she got mocked — for being from Staten Island."
Ms. Mikhaylechko was in a room full of other people applying for positions as child protective specialists at the Administration for Children’s Services Tuesday when a union delegate began asking where the applicants were from, she said.
Hearing Staten Island, the delegate told her, “I won’t be seeing you anymore, unless you’re going to be on the ‘Jersey Shore’ show with Snooki,” Ms. Mikhaylechko said.
The room erupted into laughter — and Ms. Mikhaylechko said she was “mortified.” Those keeping track will know that Nicole (Snooki) Polizzi isn’t even from Staten Island, but from upstate Poughkeepsie.
Now, I’m not arrogant enough to think that being from Staten Island is the sole reason I haven’t gotten a job yet, but it really made me think. I almost want to conduct a little experiment and change the address on my resume to my aunt’s Brooklyn address, just to see if anything changes. While there are many factors that affect my job search, I’d hate to even think that prejudice towards where I currently live is causing me to be looked over for jobs.
And for the record, I don’t plan on living in Staten Island much longer. I love my parents, I loved growing up here, but once I *do* get a job and start saving some moolah, my address will read New York, NY instead of Staten Island, NY.
Just something to mull over on a Monday night while waiting for Weeds to come on…
“I wanted a perfect ending. Now I’ve learned, the hard way, that some poems don’t rhyme, and some stories don’t have a clear beginning, middle, and end. Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what’s going to happen next.
Delicious Ambiguity.”—Gilda Radner. (via ruineshumaines)