I Was Born Free

"We're all one thing, Lieutenant. That's what I've come to realize. Like cells in a body. 'Cept we can't see the body. The way fish can't see the ocean. And so we envy each other. Hurt each other. Hate each other. How silly is that? A heart cell hating a lung cell." - Cassie from THE THREE
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Why we’re at this Wawa, instead of the other Wawa?

They were not easy years. You have to understand, I was raised in a lovely neighborhood, as was Mitt, and at BYU, we moved into a $62-a-month basement apartment with a cement floor and lived there two years as students with no income.

It was tiny. And I didn’t have money to carpet the floor. But you can get remnants, samples, so I glued them together, all different colors. It looked awful, but it was carpeting.

We were happy, studying hard. Neither one of us had a job, because Mitt had enough of an investment from stock that we could sell off a little at a time.

The stock came from Mitt’s father. When he took over American Motors, the stock was worth nothing. But he invested Mitt’s birthday money year to year — it wasn’t much, a few thousand, but he put it into American Motors because he believed in himself. Five years later, stock that had been $6 a share was $96 and Mitt cashed it so we could live and pay for education.

Mitt and I walked to class together, shared housekeeping, had a lot of pasta and tuna fish and learned hard lessons.

  • Rolling Stone: What went through your mind as Madonna was riding on your shoulders?
  • Redfoo: I don't know how many people were in the stadium, but they didn't exist. All that existed was me and Madonna. In rehearsal, she said, "If you were working out more, you could lift me a little easier." Her biceps were way more cut up than mine. She was like, "Get a jump-rope."
  • Rolling Stone: Sky Blu once got into an altercation with Mitt Romney on a plane. What happened?
  • Redfoo: It was about how he reclined his seat. Romney was sitting behind him – he didn't know we were LMFAO, and we didn't know he was a governor. They talked it out. It's a sensitive situation, because he's running for president.

shortformblog:

Buzzfeed wasn’t kidding about that getting scoops thing.

Looks like we have some vaguely relevant SCOOPS to look forward to!!!!

(via shortformblog)

newyorker:

Decline and Fall

Who among the Republicans would set aside pandering rhetoric to convince Benjamin Netanyahu and his cabinet that a unilateral strike against Iran and its nuclear program is a dangerous idea that courts regional war? Who would set aside magical thinking about tax cuts and propose something more than scams like “9-9-9”? The notion that you can cut everyone’s taxes and fix the deficit belongs to the same Kardashian world in which you can collect wedding gifts without the burdens of marriage—a tempting scenario but, in the end, a hot slice of nothing.

- In this week’s Comment, David Remnick writes about Mitt Romney, Hermain Cain, and the flawed Republican candidates. Today, at 3 P.M. E.T., Remnick will answer readers’ questions about these topics in a LIVE CHAT: http://nyr.kr/ug9aQT


producermatthew:

Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney has announced the formation of an “exploratory committee” for the office of the President in 2012. [Youtube]

He’s got a bit of that Michele Bachmann looking-at-camera deficiency.