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Beautiful, College, and Desperate: Carl Kinsella Follow @TVsCarlKinsella Reminder that the story of how Alan Alda met his wife Arlene is pure goals. "In 1956, while attending Fordham, he met Arlene Weiss, who attending Hunter College. They bonded at a mutual friend's dinner party; when a rum cake accidentally fell onto the kitchen floor, they were the only two guests who did not hesitate to eat was it." 5:04 AM-14 Sep 2017 1,114 Retweets 3,179 Likes jadedamber: mysharona1987: flootzavut: onekisstotakewithme: bbc03undercover: murielsweating: mysharona1987: They’re still together like 60 years later. This is a beautiful love story. I’m just looking for someone to eat garbage floor cake with. I love everything about this story. Alan Alda is my spirit animal (and quite possibly my patronus) That’s hilarious and adorable. “The hostess of the evening had made a rum cake, and she put it on the refrigerator to cool,” Alda recalled. “The refrigerator shook, and the cake fell off the refrigerator and hit the floor.” It was a party moment that separated the casual diners from those desperate for dessert. “Arlene and I were the only two people who went in with spoons and ate it off the floor,” he said with a smile. “That’s how you know. When two people eat a cake off the floor, that’s it for life.” There’s no arguing that point. In fact, Alda seems certain today’s daters could learn a thing or two from him and Arlene. “All this matchmaking on the Internet, and they ask them questions — just toss a cake on the floor and see who goes for it,” he suggested. this post single-handedly fixed my evening and cleared my pores.

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Af, Being Alone, and America: MARIAH CAREY Not Another White Girl Trying To Sing Black' Daughter of Black father and White mother is hottest new artist By Lynn Norment ARIAH CAREY has a score to settle. Last summer, soon after her debut recording started racing up the record charts, she says a music critic referred to her as "another White girl trying to sing Black." Carey, indisputably the hottest new artist of the year, was infuriated A hit on Black and White charts, Mariah Carey is biggest new pop star since Whitney Houston 54 EB NY March 1991 Continued on Page 56 Denying reports that she is a White star imitating Blacks, talented singer-lyricist poses (left) at New York luncheon. "My father, Carey says, "is Black and Venezuelan, my mother is Irish. That makes me a combination of all those things." MARIAH CAREY Continued sing a certain way. I'm just trying to be Because she and her mother moved And now, here at a luncheon at Lolas me. And if people enjoy my music, often, she didn't have many close n Manhattan, she has the then they shouldn't care what I am, so friends or get involved in high school music programs. Instead, she spent af- straight and "tactfully" correct the Carey says she has always loved to ter-school hours writing songs and ing, and she gives credit and thanks to making demo tapes with longtime ac- perfect opportunity to set the record it shouldn't be an issue erring critic. "Im not a White girl trying to sing her mother for the "genes. Her quaintance Ben Margulies Black," the 20-year-old singer says in mother started giving her vocal lessons I 1987, right after finishing high an interview soon after. “My father is when she was four years old, and she school at age 17, she moved from her Black and Venezuelan, my mother is spent considerable time around her mother's home on Long Island into a Irish. That makes me a combination of mom's musically talented friends, one-bedroom apartment in Manhattan all those things. I am a human being, a soaking up the sounds of Billie Holiday with two other struggling performers During this exceptionally lean period, As a kid, she also spent a lot of time she slept on a mattress on the floor and Though barely out of her teens, Ma- listening to the radio and her sister's worked as a waitress, hat checker and riah Carey is indeed her own woman records. The soulful sounds of Gladys restaurant hostess to make ends meet She grew up in New York with her Knight, Aretha Franklin, Stevie Before and after work, she diligently mother, Patricia Carey, a vocal coach Wonder and Al Green were constant shopped her demo tapes from record and former singer with the New York companions. She sang along and stud- company to record company, but was person. What I am not is a White girl trying to sing Black. and Sarah Vaughan City Opera. Her parents divorced ed the lyrics and arrangements. By basically ignored when she was three, and Carey had an the time she was in high school, Carey ther, Alfred Roy Carey, an aeronautica which appear on her recordin a brother, 29, and a sister, 30.) back on-and-off" relationship with her fa was writing her own songs, several of up to Brenda K. Starr, and she was reg ularly doing studio session work. "We engineer in Washington, D.C. (She has Gospel music was also a great influ became good friends, and she helped ence. On occasion, she accompanied me out a lot," she says of Starr. "She Some people look at me and they her paternal grandmother, who is was always saying, Here's my friend see my light skin and my hair," she says Black, to a Baptist church. Even today, Mariah, here's her tape; she sings Eventually she began running a slender, neatly manicured she says, "I get up and go to bed listen- writes..。。.. hand through her long, semi-curly, ing to gospel music." Her favorites i It was Starr who took Carey to the honey-colored tresses for emphasis. "I clude the Clark Sisters, Shirley Caesar CBS party where she was discovered can't help the way I look, because it's and Edwin Hawkins, in addition to Ar me. I don't try to look a certain way or etha Franklin and Al Green 56 At t Sony Music Entertainment) president Continued on Page 58 EBONY March 1991 ways felt kind of different from every one else in my neighborhoods. I was a different person-ethnically. And sometimes that can be a problem. If you look a certain way everybody goes White girl, and I'd go, No, that's not Carey chose to express her inner- most feelings in her songs rather than become depressed and bitter. You re ally have to look inside yourself and find your own inner strength, and say, Im proud of what I am and who I am and I'm just going to be myself And for Carey, that translates into being a "respected" singer and song writer. But her phenomenal success has not inflated her head or her bank account, for she has yet to realize any monies from the album's success. The days when she and two struggling roommates stretched out a boxed mac aroni dinner for a week are still too Vivid, she says And, no, I don't let stuff like this go to my head, because success isn't a scale for talent," says the singer. I don't want to be a big star,' but I want to be respected as an artist. I'm de- Black singers, Carey lighted and very thankful [that people Influenced by Gladys Knight, Aretha Franklin and other started writing songs ike her work] in high school. She is a big gospel musio fan. "This is my love," she says emphat ically. "I want to sing for the rest of my MARIAH CAREY Continued more than two million copies. In At this point, she sings every chance Tommy Mottola a demo. In return, he ically, Carey wrote "Love Takes Time" she gets. In the studio. During promo gave her a Great-another demo for a second LP. But when Mottola tional stops. In the shower. Around her tape" smile, and Carey assumed it was another dead end. But on leaving the heard it, he insisted on stop g the one-bedroom Upper East Side Marn hattan apartment. To the boyfriend/ affair, Mottola popped the demo into but album, even though some record singer she's known since high school presses and adding the song to her de- his limo's tape deck. He liked what he ings were already in record stores heard so much that he immediately re- To her two Persian cats Carey says she was just as startled as Singing makes me incredibly turned to the party to find Carey. But anyone that Vision of Love" hit so big happy," she says. "Music makes me im she had already left because "it isn't hip-hop music, it isn't measurably h Having no address or telephone house music, and it isn't rap. But I am number did not deter Mottola from so glad and thankful," she says. That tracking her down. Ironically, another song really represents everything in record company had expressed mild interest in Carey, and a bit of a biddii war evolved my life. It is a song from the heart. ing Consider the lyrics: "Prayed through the nights/Felt so alone/Suf In December 1988, she signed with fered from alienation/Carried the CBS Columbia Records. Within a weight on my own/Had to be strong/So week she wrote Vision of Love" for I believed/And now I know I've suc- her debut album. In fact, she wrote ceeded/In finding the place I con- lyrics for all l songs on her self-titled ceived LP, and she even produced Vanish- the lissome artist with the clear, passio- inging "America The Beautiful" at the Just why would such a seemingly tender womanchild write these words Columbia went all-out to promote of despair and sing them with suclh deep passion? nate seven-octave voice, flexing a little "Well, just because you are young clout to get her the coveted task of doesn't mean that you haven't had a hard life," she says with a knowing lit 1989 NBA finals, where she was ex- tle smile. "It's been difficult for me, posed to 16 million people. Both "Vi moving around so much, having to sion of Love" and "Love Takes Time grow up by myself, basically on my have gone gold, and the album has sold own, my parents divorced. And I al EBONY March 1991 festivemomentspow:Mariah Carey, 1991

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Crime, Dude, and Friends: evitrorn best moments in gaming journalism journalist gets real yakuza members to play yakuza 3 and asks for their opinions on its authenticity that's it evitron highlights What's with all the fucking gaijin in this area?" "Dude, don't say that, use gaikokujin, it's nicer." "Oh, shit, right. What's with all the fucking gaikokujin in this area?" ."The breaded pork cutlet bento box is like mega all of them start dragging kiryu for his shitty cheap ."Shooting people sends a message." "So does (after being told that massage parlors, mahjong, power. More than ramen. That's accurate." shirt for five minutes shooting anything." and hostess clubs were cut from the US version) "I feel sorry for the people who bought the American version. SEGA USA sucks." tramampoline S: I don't know any ex-vakuza runnin orphanages. K: There was one a few years ago. A good guy M: You sure it wasn't just a tax shelter? K: Sure it was a tax shelter but he ran it like a legitimate thing. You know michigrim HOW COULD YOU FORGET THE BACKSTORY THOUGH Several months ago, I introduced you to Jake Adelstein, the fearless to a fault Jerwish American reporter who spent 12 years as a crime beat reporter in In Tokyo Vice, we meet Adelstein's archnemesis, a former yakuza boss named Tadamasa Goto, we also learn Adelstein he bas a hodge podge of allies in the pervasive Japanese underworld. Turns out he's good enough friends was able to convince them to conduct an experiment for Boing Boing to evaluate Yakuza 3, a popular video game about the infamous gangsters created for ordinary citizens. And so it was that Adelstein showedup at a shady real estate office in Tokyo one Thursday afiernoon with a pack of cigarettes and a bottle of Duty Free whiskey to teach these gangsters how to handle a PlayStation controller -Lisa Japan and wrote about it in bis book 1 e. with a few high-ranking gangster bosses that he JAKE ADELSTEIN COVERS THE YAKUZA BEAT AS A FREELANCE JOURNALIST AND JUST HAPPENS TO KNOW THESE DUDES Fuente: evitron 145,867 notas I cant think of a witty title so Im going to take this chance to ask how to clear the notifications and have it stick.
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Bless Up, Guacamole, and Life: New pupper meets old soul. Pic: reddit u/Scotty367 @DrSmashlove On the path to being grown and sexy all women will go thru a cheese, cracker, grape and apricot platter phase. I see u, baby girl. Grown. Mature. Sophisticated. Appetizer looking like a still life painting. Put out some red wine, bam. Now u a grown and sexy hostess. U hit some bumps on the way here but u here now. U made it. U serving an appetizer that looks aesthetically wondrous. However there is one, small problem. Just one. U ready? NOBODY WANT CRACKERS AND CHEESE BRUV, YUCK LMAO. Let me upgrade u. U wanna serve something everyone will rave about? U wanna serve something people will love with all they heart? U wanna be the Belle of the MF Ball? HUMMUS AND GUACAMOLE. Do not over complicate this. Do not get creative. Do not ruin a perfect thing. Hummus...and guac. In two separate bowls. In between? Them thin crispy salty tortilla chips and if u really can’t fight the urge to be fancy, some veggies to dip. That’s it. “Wow the Camembert in that cheese, cracker, grape and apricot platter was absolutely delectable” - no human being, ever. “OMG I COULD BATHE IN GUAC. AND HUMMUS. LIKE LITERALLY BATHE ME IN A VAT OF GUAC AND HUMMUS AND RUB IT ON MY CHEST AND SHAMPOO MY HAIR WITH IT LOL DAMN IT’S GONE.....OMG AMANDA BROUGHT OUT MORE SORRY BRB ☺️.” - everyone. Guac and hummus. U could be the worst cook ever - don’t een matter - all the guests already gon be full off of guac. And hummus 🤗. Aight? I just upgraded u. When u host the best holiday party ever next week and nobody can een explain why and they just speechless like “AMANDA OMG THIS PARTY WAS AMAZING U R MARTHA STEWART LOL” just do me one favor. Just one. Say “smashy taught me” BLESS UP 😍😂😂😂

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Food, Run, and Shit: Kevin Smith Like Page April 10,2016 I am a profiling asshole. Here's how I know: yesterday, I was traveling to #iowacity with a layover at the sprawling #Dallas airport. I had an hour to kill before my next light sol rolled up on a crowded @pappasitos and asked for a table for one. The hostess seated me next to an older couple who quietly sat across from one another. Based on nothing more than a one second observation, I clocked them as a pair of white hairs who'd been married so long that they'd run out of shit to talk to each other about while eating at a restaurant. I ordered fajitas and put in my earbuds, checking emails and listening to #digitalunderground until the food arrived. Then, as I was about to eat, I felt a tap on my arm. I pulled my earbuds out to hear the older man say "Mr. Smith. I hate to bother you, but can I get a picture?" was gobsmacked. Here I was reducing these folks to a stereotype, but they were only being quiet because they were like "Holy shit. it's Silent Bob.." We talked all through our meals and I learned that Marty & Patti Hansen of #Oklahoma knew a good deal of my work, turned onto it by their son. They were such lovely folks that when the check came, I thought "I'm gonna rock their tiny white-haired world by paying for their meal." But no check came for me because THEY bought MY meal. I was double gobsmacked, then gobsmacked a third time when I realized that even after l'd met and spoke with the Hansens, I was still profiling these fine folks by assuming l'd impress them if I picked up their tab. But in the end, Marty & Patty made an impression on me, as well as reminded me not to judge any book by the cover. Plus: free #fajtas! #Kevin Smith Kevin Smith, aka Silent Bob, teaches us not to judge a book by its cover
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Food, Run, and Shit: Kevin Smith Like Page April 10, 2016 I am a profiling asshole. Here's how I know: yesterday, I was traveling to #iowacity with a layover at the sprawling #Dallas airport. I had an hour to kill before my next Ngh, sol rolled up on a crowded @pappasitos and asked for a table for one. The hostess seated me next to an older couple who quietly sat across from one another. Based on nothing more than a one second observation, I clocked them as a pair of white hairs who'd been married so long that they'd run out of shit to talk to each other about while eating at a restaurant. I ordered fajitas and put in my earbuds, checking emails and listening to #digita!underground until the food arrived. Then, as I was about to eat, I felt a tap on my arm. I pulled my earbuds out to hear the older man say "Mr. Smith. I hate to bother you, but can I get a picture?" I was gobsmacked. Here I was reducing these folks to a stereotype, but they were only being quiet because they were like "Holy shit.. it's Silent Bob.." We talked all through our meals and I learned that Marty & Patti Hansen of #oklahoma knew a good deal of my work, turned onto it by their son. They were such lovely folks that when the check came, I thought "T'm gonna rock their tiny white-haired world by paying for their meal." But no check came for me - because THEY bought MY meal. I was double gobsmacked, then gobsmacked a third time when I realized that even after l'd met and spoke with the Hansens, I was still profiling these fine folks by assuming l'd impress them if I picked up their tab. But in the end, Marty & Patty made an impression on me, as well as reminded me not to judge any book by the cover. Plus: free #fajtas! #Kevin Smith <p>Kevin Smith, aka Silent Bob, teaches us not to judge a book by its cover via /r/wholesomememes <a href="http://ift.tt/2pCPh0n">http://ift.tt/2pCPh0n</a></p>
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