My Pop Culture

Her (2013)

Samantha: “It’s like I’m reading a book… and it’s a book I deeply love. But I’m reading it slowly now. So the words are really far apart and the spaces between the words are almost infinite. I can still feel you… and the words of our story… but it’s in this endless space between the words that I’m finding myself now. It’s a place that’s not of the physical world. It’s where everything else is that I didn’t even know existed. I love you so much. But this is where I am now. And this who I am now. And I need you to let me go. As much as I want to, I can’t live your book any more.”

In Philip Seymour Hoffman’s will

“It is my strong desire … that my son, Cooper Hoffman, be raised and reside in or near the borough of Manhattan in the state of New York, or Chicago, Illinois, or San Francisco, California. The purpose of this request is so that my son will be exposed to the culture, arts and architecture that such cities offer..”

And the Oscar goes to…

I’m going to have an Academy Awards 2014 party. Come join me on either my couch or a friend’s couch to watch this year’s Oscars. We will be critiquing starlets’ ensembles and betting(with shots) on who will the winners be and will their speech get interrupted by the orchestra.   

86th Academy Awards

March 2, 2014 — Host: Ellen DeGeneres


I just registered MayTenth88 @mention.

He’s not underrated.

Philip Seymour Hoffman is the best, and most underrated, actor on the planet. This is just tragic.. RIP man.


It was then that Peyton Manning heard the very respectful voice of Steve Lopez, a beer vendor from the Bronx.

"Mr. Manning, could I please get an autograph?" the 25-year-old asked.

Manning’s head turned and looked Lopez in the eye. These were the opposite ends of the NFL food chain – megastar multimillionaire and a guy hawking Bud Lights in the stands. The wave of the crowd was pushing Manning forward, but he locked in on Lopez.

"Not now," Manning said, "but when I come back this way I will."

Manning didn’t think so. He didn’t ignore Steve Lopez. He didn’t ignore, later after he did return from that locker room, others who made the same request. Here was Cheyenne Wiseman, asking if he could sign a T-shirt. Here was Michael Weisman of Philadelphia, looking for an autograph for his 10-year-old son, Alex.

Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman was part of a defense that absolutely dismantled Manning and the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XLVIII, and yet Sherman said on ESPN’s “Mike & Mike” show on Monday morning that Manning sought out Sherman after the game to ask about his injured ankle.

(Source: Yahoo!)


From winter storms, to a train explosion in North Dakota and New Year’s Eve celebrations, TIME presents the best pictures of the week.

(Photo credit from the top down: David Ramos — Getty Images, Dave Amston — Zuma Press, Kazuhiro Nogi — AFP/ Getty Images)