"Oregonians have a fundamental belief in fairness and justice — in swift and certain justice. The death penalty as practiced in Oregon is neither fair nor just; and it is not swift or certain," he said. "It is not applied equally to all. It is a perversion of justice that the single best indicator of who will and will not be executed has nothing to do with the circumstances of a crime or the findings of a jury."
- Govenor John Kitzhaber, 23.Nov.2011
I am so proud of my Governor—and by extension, my home state—tonight. I know there are some folks who are upset that he’s basically just decided to not uphold “the law” because it’s “too painful for him,” but as someone staunchly against the death penalty, I’m filled with gratitude right now.
Still unable to procure a copy of the Fassbender-cover GQ.
My sadness is ridiculous and infinite.
I’m not exactly sure why I feel the need to own a hard copy of this. It likely stems from the same compulsion that makes it impossible for me to discard the stack of Viggo Mortensen magazines I collected between 2002-2006. *shrug*
(To add insult to injury, our TIME magazine didn’t arrive today. We usually receive it on Saturday. I feel that the universe is now just taunting me. Off to wander the moors.)
Me: So, I turn thirty this year and I was thinking that maybe it’s time for me to put together a living will? Just, you know, what sort of medical stuff can/should be done in the event that I’m nearing the end of my time. And what I want done with my body, etc.
Dad: Know that we will not be spreading your ashes on Michael Fassbender.
Me: *face of extreme horror* THAT IS, BAR NONE, THE CREEPIEST THING YOU HAVE EVER SAID TO ME.
Okay, confession time? I don’t find Michael Fassbender all that attractive. I can see you raising your eyebrows at me—just one, mind you, arched with extreme incredulity—because this blog has somehow turned into little more than a Michael Fassbender Appreciation Center, but hear me out. He’s really not my type. In fact, ultra-slim, fair-skinned, red-heads have, until very recently, been anathema to me.
What I find attractive about Mr. Fassbender is his intensity and his skill; he’s a thoroughly watchable actor that commands 100% of your attention any time he’s onscreen, and the face that he shows to the public is just as engaging. I am enthralled with his performances rather than his physical person, but I can understand why some folks feel differently. There’s a particular masculine grace to his movements and a certain quality to his speaking voice that are the physical aspects of him which I find the most appealing.
All that being said: I saw this video from Rolling Stone and went “oh, fuck,” because now I seem to find him physically attractive as well as incredibly talented. All is doom.
(you can see the video by clicking on the title of the post, btw)