Links For June 11, 2015

Whatever, forever: an oral history of Clueless

TWINK [Caplan, associate producer, Miss Geist]: 20th Century Fox decided they wanted it to be more about the boys than the girls, and Amy wouldn’t do that, so they just put it into turnaround, and when they put it into turnaround we left.

AMY [Heckerling, writer and director]: (speaking to The Baltimore Sun in 1995): They were worried about something that was so female-oriented. They kept pressuring me to create more of a life for the boys in the film, to create more of an ensemble piece, which didn’t make sense to me at all.

Lena Dunham, Amy Schumer and Comedy Actress A-List in Raunchy, R-Rated Roundtable – Including Dunham, Schumer, Gina Rodriguez, Ellie Kemper, Tracee Ellis Ross, and Kate McKinnon.

SCHUMER [To Ross and Rodriguez] I never thought how bad it could be for you guys until I had a TV show and we had to do auditions. Many black women who auditioned thought that we wanted them to be “sassy.”

RODRIGUEZ “Get me someone more urban!”

SCHUMER We’re like, “No, just be yourself.” I thought: That sucks. It meant they’d been in a lot of rooms where they were like, “Uh, can you be more like (snaps her finger).”

Caitlyn Jenner on the Cover of Vanity Fair

Jenner tells Bissinger the [second-guessing] has since passed and not come back: “If I was lying on my deathbed and I had kept this secret and never ever did anything about it, I would be lying there saying, ‘You just blew your entire life. You never dealt with yourself,’ and I don’t want that to happen.”

The Economics of Neko Atsume

But on the days when your mind is clearheaded you think about how it is still not that different; how you used to get up and go to a job and spend your money on things that served the job—the smartphone, the clothes, the takeout—and now you get up and serve the cats and spend what they give you on more goods to serve the cats.

A Softer World was ever Friday – Long-running webcomic comes to an end.

I Guess It Really Was… A Softer World

Another time my comic mentioned “truth” and “beauty” and Joey and Emily’s comic that day mentioned “truth and beauty bombs”, so we started a message board for our comics called that. We don’t post there anymore, but other do. It’s still running. People got married because of that message board. Children exist today from that thing! There’s a chain of events that leads from today back through our years of comics and friendship, through Joey and Emily and the way our three lives have intertwined, all the way to when we three babies started comics within the same week even though none of us can draw, and Joey emailing me to inquire about my Nobel Prize for Comics money. Without A Softer World, I never meet Joey, I never meet Emily, and my life is completely different. Probably worse, too!

Big Marble Run Machine: 11000 Marbles!!!