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sussybuckets:

I’m always interested to see who books the commercials I audition for. As one casting director once told me, we’re not just going on these auditions to fuck around and have fun. Oh, no! We’re doing them to become better ACTORS. That was right before he gave me a five-minute acting lesson, which really helped me bring more of myself to the role of “woman with low self-esteem who carries an enormous purse to look skinnier because that’s a thing women do.”

It is with this attitude of constant learning and growth as an artist, a craftswoman, that I watch and analyze the performances of those who were successful where I fell short. Case in point: I auditioned for the role of “woman walking down the street who sees the new version of her phone advertised on a billboard,” seen in the above Best Buy commercial at 0:14.  And though I have watched and rewatched this commercial dozens of times, though I have analyzed the subtle nuances of this woman’s performance, I still can’t figure out what she had that I didn’t. PLEASE HELP ME FIGURE IT OUT!!!

多くの人たちは、科学、とりわけ自然科学は、「私たちとは独立した」「世界についての事実を」「いろいろな手段を使って発見する」(p.142)行為であると考えているであろう。否。本書で議論される世界観は明確にこう突き付ける。「むしろ、・・・自然科学の取り組みこそが、世界というものが、なにか絶対的な事実の集合体ではなく、私たちの信念の複雑に絡み合ったネットワークからできているということを示している」(pp..142-3)というのだ。

本書は哲学における認識論と呼ばれる分野について、主に高校生の読者を念頭に置いて著された出色の入門書である。認識論は、「人生に如何に生きるべきか」を問うたり、あるいは、これからの「正義」の話をしたりはしない。それが話題とするのは「世界とは何か」といったような、一見何の役にも立たなそうな問いである。

Amazon.co.jp: 世界について (岩波ジュニア新書)のTAさんのレビュー

「世界について(岩波ジュニア新書)」についての、安達貴教さんによるこれはもう書評のお手本ともいうべき書評。この本の未読者のうちこの書評を読んでこの本を買わない人がいたら、その人は僕とはかなり価値観の違う人だと思うな。

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Hayley On The Cover of Cosmo!!!

limvicky:

paramorefansdotcom:

Hayley’s gonna be on the May 2011 cover of Cosmopolitan magazine, and she looks absolutely gorgeous! The magazine should be out soon, but we’re not entirely sure when. Keep an eye out wherever they sell magazines, and we’ll let you know when we find out an actual release date.

For now, check out the photos below. To see bigger photos and talk about how amazing Hayley looks, check out the PF.com boards HERE!

ZOMG!!

Inspector Cumulus has arrived.

jonathan-e:





Inspector Cumulus arrived at my house this morning all the way from Hong Kong. It’s the first time I’ve actually seen him “in the flesh” and he’s even better than I expected. Crazy Label have produced an amazing sculpt. Hats off to Andy and his team for doing such an incredible job of bringing my drawing to life. Here’s a few photos of him for your perusal. I don’t know the exact release date yet (or where he’ll be stocked) but rest assured as soon as I do I’ll let you know.

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