Ricky Gervais, Wall Street Journal Weekend Edition, March 1-2, 2014

Ricky Gervais was the subject of Alexandra Wolfe’s Weekend Confidential, two weeks ago.  He is as sharply witty on the page as he is while doing his stand-ups.  He plays Dominic Badguy in the upcoming “Muppets Most Wanted.” He’s probably most famous for creating The Office, which debuted on British television in 2001.

  • About Twitter:  “They worry about what someone on Twitter says about them . . .  You may as well walk around public toilets and look for graffiti about yourself, because it’s as relevant.”
  • About his humor:  “I enjoy deconstructing human behavior . . .  That’s my favorite thing:  social satire.”
  • About the criticism leveled at him for the way he roasted Hollywood stars while hosting the Golden Globes:  “You usually have to be a serial killer to get that many inches” in the press.
  • On his success:  “I’ve got a nicer house, and I travel comfortably, but . . .  I don’t do drugs, I don’t race cars, I don’t gamble, I don’t buy jewelry, and nothing I couldn’t do when I was poor have I started doing when I was rich.”

More:

He was in a band in college.  It was called Seona Dancing.

He got his start doing “a satirical alternative news show” called Meet Ricky Gervais.

Nice interview.

Stay tuned, dear blog readers.  Stay tuned.

Inside 2: WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge

The San Mateo County Historical Museum is located in Courthouse Square, downtown Redwood City.

San Mateo County Historical Museum, Courthouse Square, Redwood City

San Mateo County Historical Museum, Courthouse Square, Redwood City

This gallery was just off the main lobby of the de Young Museum in Golden Gate Park.

This gallery was just off the main lobby of the de Young Museum in Golden Gate Park.

The Inside of Self's Helleborus "Courage."

The Inside of Self’s Helleborus “Courage.” For some reason, the plant didn’t bloom at all this year.  The picture above was taken last year.

Stay tuned, dear blog readers.  Stay tuned.

Inside: WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge

Self rarely sits at this table. Not even during dinner. It’s strictly grab-and-go here. She either brings her food to son’s room aka her office and eats while typing something on her computer or checks her e-mail, and The Man eats in front of the TV.

The Dining Room

The Dining Room

Our house faces directly on to a very busy avenue.  Thankfully, no one seems much interested in peering through our windows.

The View From the Picture Window in the Living Room

The View From the Picture Window in the Living Room

A Glimpse of the Bedroom.  The headboard was made to order in Manila and shipped over via container cargo.  Ying drew a picture of entwined atis leaves, and an artist in Manila executed her drawing.

A Glimpse of the Bedroom. The headboard was made to order in Manila and shipped over via container cargo. Ying drew a picture of entwined atis leaves, and an artist in Manila executed her drawing. (Atis is a native fruit with a juicy white flesh and numerous black seeds)

Homes really are our most evocative and revealing places.  At home, one drops the mask.

Stay tuned, dear blog readers.  Stay tuned.

 

 

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