Category: Book Culture

Top 5 Princess Bride Memes

The Princess Bride is a fantastic movie based on a book about a book. And it’s also the inspiration for a host of fabulous memes. Sure, they’re a little niche, and you have to do some digging, but I already did that part, so sit back and enjoy.

 

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I, like Westley, was startled out of nowhere to discover these. Discovering new memes is a little more fun than discovering rodents of unusual size, though. Unfortunately I didn’t get the incredible situational irony he did. If only I’d said very loudly that I I didn’t think anything like this existed and then someone yeeted it at my face. Still, I’m glad they’re here, and I’m glad they’re such high quality. Also, does Westley have a lot of confidence here? ‘Large rats? Who would believe something so crazy?’

 

 

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How did William Goldman break into my apartment and record my thoughts decades before I was even born? I mean, there’s relatable content, and then there’s being entirely called out, and this is the intersection of that venn diagram. It’s like the book, the movie, whoever made this meme, and whoever posted it really get me. Yikes. I should probably write some apology letters. If you’re out there, I’m sorry for relating to you.

 

 

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The Chris Fleming meme is perennial, and I kind of love that some effort was actually put into the editing, but none was put into picking the pictures of Buttercup. It works! And it shows the meme creator’s priorities. As revelations from this meme go, it’s maybe middling, though Buttercup might disagree. We all learn things we can’t even imagine, and thank goodness we have this meme to express them.

 

 

How to Write a Cover Letter

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Honestly this is all just solid advice. Sure, he applied it for a very different genre of introduction, but whether you’re trying to get revenge very politely, or applying for an office job, greeting the person and telling them your name is a helpful move, and just plain good manners. If you’re going for the second, I might leave off the death threats, but hey, I’m just one person with one opinion. You’ve gotta live your best live.

 

 

When You Learn a New Word

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“There are more things in heaven and earth, Vizzini, Than are dreamt of in your philosophy.” Or something. We’ve all been there. You learn a new word and then not only use it left and right, but hear it everywhere. I really like the word ‘ameliorate’, for example, and if it were as flexible as inconceivable, I might use it this regularly. Some people think he just doesn’t understand it, but I choose to believe he does and is just being outrageously dramatic.

 

 

 

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‘Game of Thrones’ Wins Big at the Emmys!

On Sunday night, the cast of Game of Thrones took their final bow. Actors and actresses who we’ve grown to love in their iconic roles throughout the series, such as Peter Dinklage, Emilia Clarke, Kit Harrington, Sophie Turner, Maisie Williams, and Gwendoline Christie assembled a final time on stage.

 

 

Despite coming off the heels of the (very) controversial final season, it was nevertheless a wonderful night to see this talented crew one last time. Game of Thrones was nominated in all of the major categories but surprisingly, only went home with two, although they were nevertheless very big ones. Let’s dive in and see what went down last night!

 

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Peter Dinklage, Kit Harington, Emilia Clarke, Gwendoline Christie, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and Carice van Houten
71st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, Show, Microsoft Theatre, Los Angeles, USA – 22 Sep 2019

 

Unfortunately, most of Game of Thrones’s wonderful cast were not winners this evening. Despite being nominated for Lead Actor, Lead Actress and Supporting Actress, the fantasy epic series ended up losing all three of them. Fan favorites such as Maisie William’s Arya Stark, Sophie Turner’s Sansa Stark, and Gwendoline Christie’s Brienne of Tarth, to say nothing of Lena Headey’s Cersei Lannister and Emilia Clarke’s Daenerys Targaryen. Disappoint for all the work the ensemble put into the show, especially in terms of its outstanding female cast.

 

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However, one actor who didn’t get left out was Peter Dinklage, who took home his fourth win for the series. He set the record with the most wins ever in his category (Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series), beating out Breaking Bad’s Aaron Paul. In his acceptance speech, Peter Dinklage said:

 

“I count myself so fortunate to be a member of a community that is all about tolerance and diversity, because nowhere else could I be standing on a stage like this. It’s been about 10 years, all said and done, from the moment I met David and Dan till now. I had no idea what I was getting myself into, but I knew that David and Dan were quite brilliant…We did nothing but sweat, we did nothing but laugh. Dave and Dan, we literally walked through fire and ice for you—literally—and I would do it all again in a heartbeat.”

 

He faced tough competition but emerged the only cast member with an award from the evening. Peter Dinklage’s win was pretty much guaranteed but he undoubtedly deserved it and his work as Tyrion Lannister will doubtlessly remain one of the iconic roles of television.

 

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The show also lost out on Outstanding Directing and Outstanding Writing, but took home arguably the biggest prize of the night: Outstanding Drama Series. This also marked the show’s fourth win for the award and took home the final win for the night overall. The entire cast, plus writers D.B. Weiss and David Benioff, took the stage to thank the world for watching the series. It was a bittersweet end and we’re sure to now be feeling the effects of a post-Game of Thrones world.

But never fret! Two spinoffs are on the way and maybe, someday, George R.R. Martin will finish the Winds of Winter. Just because the show is over doesn’t mean the world of Westeros hasn’t come to an end.

 

 

 

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7 Quotes to Celebrate Batman Day!

Today is September 21st which marks the 80th anniversary of Batman’s debut in the DC comic Detective Comics #27 in 1939. In honor of the world’s greatest detective who should have gone to therapy, here are seven of his most famous quotes.

 

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“I only work in black and sometimes very very dark grey.” -Batman, The Lego Movie

 

“I am vengeance, I am the night, I am Batman.” -Batman, Batman: The Animated Series

 

“Do you want to know something funny? Even after everything you’ve done, I would have saved you.” -Batman, Arkham Asylum 

 

“A criminal is a criminal. Monster or man they all fall the same.” -Batman, Justice League Action

 

“A hero can be anyone. Even a man doing as simple and reassuring as putting a coat around a young boy’s shoulders.” -Batman, The Dark Knight Rises

 

“Sometimes the truth isn’t good enough. Sometimes people deserve more. Sometimes people deserve their faith to be rewarded.” -Batman, The Dark Knight

 

“You may not have a beginning but you have an end.” -Batman, The Batman

 

 

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3 Crazy ‘Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde’ Facts

The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde has had a huge impact on both literature and popular culture, to the point that it has become a part of the language, with the phrase “Jekyll and Hyde” entering the vernacular to refer to people with an unpredictably dual nature: usually very good, but sometimes shockingly evil. However, there are actually a lot of facts about the novel that you probably didn’t know.

 

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The book was written in a mere matter of days

During the time in which the book was penned, Robert Louis Stevenson was plagued with tuberculosis, and had recently suffered a lung hemorrhage. He was under strict doctor’s orders to avoid stress and excitement and just get rest. Yet, that didn’t stop him from writing the 30,000 word first draft in less than a week. He even wrote out his second draft in a similar amount of time, which is both crazy and incredible.

 

The book was an instant success

In half of a year, The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde sold 40,000 copies, as well as 25,000 pirated copies in the United States. Within a year, there was a play about it, and soon thereafter there were productions in the United States as well.

 

 

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde was an inspiration for The Incredible Hulk

Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic novel on split personality was actually a major influence for the creation of The Incredible Hulk. 

We all know the story of The Incredible Hulk. The incredible scientist, Dr. Bruce Banner, was caught in the blast of a test Gamma Bomb, which exposed him to seemingly fatal gamma radiation. He started to experience weird symptoms when he was stressed out and his body would change and grow into a pure beast. It’s clear to see how inspiration was drawn from Jekyll and Hyde into this character.

 

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