And imagine the basement he built it in!
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#5. A Lord of the Rings City Made of Matchsticks
For reasons that neither science nor theology will ever be able to explain, Patrick Acton decided to spend three years of his life stacking matchsticks together to form the mountain city of Minas Tirith… Between the fortified city and the mountain upon which it sits, this seven-tier structure was built using 450,000 individual matchsticks. … He even managed to build curved walls and the winding branches of a miniature tree using nothing but tiny, brittle sticks.
"Child stars who are best off as adults usually do one or two projects, then get the hell out of Hollywood, at least for the next few years. They go to Harvard or Yale (or my alma mater, NYU, which has been called ‘Where Child Stars Come to Die’) and learn to do something besides act." — Mara Wilson, '7 Reasons Child Stars Go Crazy (An Insider's Perspective)'
Whatever happened, that’ll help.
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#4. Hitting Your Own Mattress After the Worst Day Ever
The best cure for a terrible day, assuming your terrible day doesn’t involve you running for your life throughout the night, is one perfect night of sleep. And even if tomorrow is worse than today, even if the shitstorm rises to a crescendo of foul bastardry that makes you curse the day your father forgot to use a condom, for a pristine moment, when you’re on a firm but not-too-firm mattress, a soft pillow, a comforting blanket — damn, that’s the stuff.
"[In Masters and Johnson’s sex studies], partners were matched randomly (if you still think that sounds awesome, the next time you’re in line at Burger King, imagine getting randomly matched up for sex with any one of the people around you). Oh, by the way, the subjects ranged in age from 18 to 89. … We’re not knocking the work Masters and Johnson did—it was absolutely revolutionary and totally changed the way the modern world thinks about sex. We’re just saying it wasn’t the erotic carnival of flesh the subjects probably had in mind upon entering a sex laboratory." #CrackedClassic
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If it’s not a killer shark movie, why even show up to set?
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#5. Richard Dreyfuss — Silver City, then Poseidon
Dreyfuss wanted to do something worthwhile [after Silver City], so he went back to theater and scored a role in the musical version of The Producers. Finally, he felt alive again! No more of that Hollywood bullshit! What’s that? You had no idea the guy from Close Encounters of the Third Kind could sing and dance? He can’t, so he got fired. He says he “trolled for work” during this time (mostly on the IMDb message board for Mel Brooks, I’m guessing), but at least he still had his dignity. Then Wolfgang Petersen came along and asked him to drown that dignity in a big studio water tank, and Dreyfuss said sure.
When someone brings up the mature aspects of my future
"Do you have any long term life goals in mind?"
"What career options does your current job have?"
"Don’t you want to fall in love and get married and have kids, like your friends?"
(If you’ve seen the web series that these gifs are from—which you should, it’s hilarious—then you get the irony. Am I using irony right? Alanis steered me wrong and I’ve never recovered.)
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