Yes, you played 20 Questions with Tom from The Great Pumpkin, talking about food, baking, and why on earth anyone would write a food and humor tumblr in the 2nd person. Why on earth would you do this?
- Because Tom is fantastic.
- Because on April 30th you’re reading at Housing Works Bookstore Cafe for Storychord’s 50th Issue Party!
Said interview contains: you, food, and such gems as,
“That curd slapped me in the face. We don’t speak of that cake in my house anymore.”
Ahem. Hi, *I’m* the person behind ieatbutter. I bake and write, and also talk about myself baking and writing in the above link. If fiction is your bag and you’re in the NYC area, drop on by the Storychord event and say hello!
Interviewer: ‘You both are British?’
Cillian: ‘No, I’m Irish.’
Interviewer: ’Well, yeah… British’
Cillian: ’No no no, I’m Irish’
I once got into a HUGE FIGHT with an Anglophile who insisted that everyone in the U.K. is British. I insisted, no, they’re really not. He actually stormed out in the middle of the conversation yelling “They’re all British!” as he slammed the door.
Brittania, the Latin name for the Isle of Great Britain, was the name the Roman invaders gave ONE ISLAND. Hibernia was the Latin name for Ireland. It has never been a part of Britain, other than by English conquest and any Irishman who believes in nationalism will object, on VERY solid grounds, to being called “British”.
* I found this clip looking for Hardy for Jennifer, but this reminded me of something stupid I once argued about and hey, what’s this tumblr for again?
Ouch, this is painful to watch…I’m gonna watch it again. <3
Jules and Jennifer, I thought you might enjoy this!
this was great, Thanks Michaela!
What do you say to parents who think the Wild Things film may be too scary?
Sendak: I would tell them to go to hell. That’s a question I will not tolerate.
Because kids can handle it?
Sendak: If they can’t handle it, go home. Or wet your pants. Do whatever you like. But it’s not a question that can be answered.
This concentration on kids being scared, as though we as adults can’t be scared. Of course we’re scared. I’m scared of watching a TV show about vampires. I can’t fall asleep. It never stops. We’re grown-ups; we know better, but we’re afraid.