Years ago I learned a very cool thing about Robin Williams, and I couldn’t watch a movie of his afterward without thinking of it. I never actually booked Robin Williams for an event, but I came close enough that his office sent over his rider. For those outside of the entertainment industry, a rider lists out an artist’s specific personal and technical needs for hosting them for an event, anything from bottled water and their green room to sound and lighting requirements. You can learn a lot about a person from their rider. This is where rocks bands list their requirement for green M&Ms (which is actually a surprisingly smart thing to do). This is also where a famous environmentalist requires a large gas-guzzling private jet to fly to the event city, but then requires an electric or hybrid car to take said environmentalist to the event venue when in view of the public.
When I got Robin Williams’ rider, I was very surprised by what I found. He actually had a requirement that for every single event or film he did, the company hiring him also had to hire a certain number of homeless people and put them to work. I never watched a Robin Williams movie the same way after that. I’m sure that on his own time and with his own money, he was working with these people in need, but he’d also decided to use his clout as an entertainer to make sure that production companies and event planners also learned the value of giving people a chance to work their way back. I wonder how many production companies continued the practice into their next non-Robin Williams project, as well as how many people got a chance at a job and the pride of earning an income, even temporarily, from his actions. He was a great multiplier of his impact. Let’s hope that impact lives on without him. Thanks, Robin Williams- not just for laughs, but also for a cool example.
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theparisreview:

Haruki Murakami at his jazz club, Peter Cat, in 1978.

theparisreview:

Haruki Murakami at his jazz club, Peter Cat, in 1978.

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ollivander:

"itadakimatsu, dattebayo"

ollivander:

"itadakimatsu, dattebayo"

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withoutyourwalls:

Yayoi Kusama

withoutyourwalls:

Yayoi Kusama

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eldigoblog:

Can’t Help Falling In Love With You (Cover) - Fleet Foxes 

"Shall I stay?

Would it be a sin?

But I can’t help falling in love with you…”

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basementbitch88:

"La fraîcheur de la nuit d’été, le moment préférable pour s’allonger dans l’herbe verte et douce pour contempler les étoiles.. Tu as ta copine a coté de toi, et vous écoutez du Modest Mouse tout en espérant voir une étoile filante pour faire le vœu que ton couple dure pour l’éternité."

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keelah-kawaii:

[SCREAMS ANGRILY AS I SNAP MY CONTROLLER IN HALF] I LOVE VIDEO GAMES I’M HAVING SO MUCH FUN

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possumoftheeast:

nyannerz:

what the fuucckk

PRAISE THE SUN! 

KNEEL BEFORE THE SOLAR VIKING

shitshilarious:

possumoftheeast:

nyannerz:

what the fuucckk

PRAISE THE SUN! 

KNEEL BEFORE THE SOLAR VIKING

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Now, if she touches like this

Will you touch her right back?

bro remember when u listened to this song in the commons area of your middle school and you had a purple and black zebra case on your ipod and your background was a cartoon monster or cupcake and muffin that said ‘muffins are just ugly cupcakes’and you were wearing glittery converse and you teased and straightened your hair and wore a bow in itand you told everyone u got the bow at hot topic but you really got it at claires for 6.95 and you had like a whole dance choreographed in your head to this song but you never actually did it and then you went and talked about nightmare before christmas with your friend for an hour over skype

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fyeahlilbit3point0:

Do you think directors get sad when they realize they will never make a more perfect action sequence than the castle siege set to “I Need A Hero” from Shrek 2?

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kaonashizen:

bleu:

look , i literally can’t stress how cute this deleted parks and rec scene is and im about to lose my fucking shit.

Im in love with Chris Pratt

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