Laura, sixteen. Maybe there's something you're afraid to say, or someone you're afraid to love, or somewhere you're afraid to go. It's gonna hurt. It's gonna hurt because it matters. previously hazelancarster
[on it being difficult for women to get into comedy] - There really aren’t many parts. It’s an unfortunate thing and something I hope will change, but never has, and who knows if it will? I think “Saturday Night Live”, starting in the 1970s, really gave women an outlet to be funny. A lot of those women went on to have film careers, from Kristen Wiig now to Tina Fey and Gilda Radner. Nowadays it seems like the real goldmine is in creating your own characters and teaming with a good writer, but its not easy. It’s a scary thing for a woman to put yourself out there and look like an idiot. Look at Lucille Ball. She said, ‘I’m not funny. What I am is brave’. The comediennes I admire are the bravest people who aren’t afraid to look ridiculous. Maybe that’s a harder notion for women - the fear of not looking their best.
"The real story of the Fleece: there were these two children of Zeus, Cadmus and Europa, okay? They were about to get offered up as human sacrifices, when they prayed to Zeus to save them. So Zeus sent this magical flying ram with golden wool, which picked them up in Greece and carried them all the way to Colchis in Asia Minor. Well, actually it carried Cadmus. Europa fell off and died along the way, but that’s not important."