"Sorry guys, Homer is my role model and I can’t speak ill of him." - Thomas Pynchon, American hero. And it looks like he put the booktitle puns in himself?
Doctor Who + The Beatles
The Beatles were to have filmed an in-studio cameo for The Chase in which they played elderly versions of themselves, circa 1996, playing at the Festival of Ghana. Their manager, Brian Epstein, however, forbade this. Had this happened, it would have created an anachronism, given the early death of John Lennon.
Ironically, given the loss of many Doctor Who episodes due to the BBC’s policy of erasing old episodes, the clip of a live performance of the Beatles singing “Ticket to Ride” only survives because of its use in the first episode of The Chase. It originated in a 1965 Top of the Pops episodes which no longer exists in the BBC Archives. Because the production team for the story sourced the clips from this episode, this makes this the only known surviving footage of that performance known to exist.
Info Source: TARDIS Data Core
“Do what you love” disguises the fact that being able to choose a career primarily for personal reward is a privilege, a sign of socioeconomic class. Even if a self-employed graphic designer had parents who could pay for art school and co-sign a lease for a slick Brooklyn apartment, she can bestow DWYL as career advice upon those covetous of her success.
If we believe that working as a Silicon Valley entrepreneur or a museum publicist or a think-tank acolyte is essential to being true to ourselves, what do we believe about the inner lives and hopes of those who clean hotel rooms and stock shelves at big-box stores? The answer is: nothing.
day 3 of an unplanned 4 day weekend.
shouldn’t complain, but am 100% sick and tired of my own company and still can’t bear to invite myself to anyone else’s anything.
time to set some random goals, stick the headphones on and pretend my life has purpose. ha ha.