Mediocrity At Its Finest

Sep 2, 2014



For evmlove: Purely based on the lovely observation of this post below [i.e. that Danny was wearing his coat while looking out the window at Mindy and Cliff], please write an AU where Cliff does not show up to see Mindy, and Danny finds some courage to go outside to be with her.

This is sloppily done but thanks so much for the prompt!

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This hurts me very badly and everyone should read it immediately.

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Sep 2, 2014

How "Empire Records" Became The Unlikely Film Of A Generation

I can’t fully express what Empire Records means to me. It’s my favorite movie of all time, and has been since I was 10. That summer, the summer of 1998, my sisters and brother and I watched this movie every single day. That’s not an exaggeration. Literally, every single day. Sometimes more than once. I know every scene, every line, every word. And it still makes me laugh and makes me sad every time I watch it.

The summer that I first saw Empire Records was a rough one for my family. Our home (which had been my mother’s childhood home, as well) was burned very badly, and we had to move into a small, cramped house while ours was being cleaned, repaired, and rebuilt. I was in the house when it caught fire, and the experience was traumatic. I still am not fully over it, 16 years later.

One of the things my siblings did to try to keep my mind (and theirs, probably) off our situation was to watch movies. (I don’t even know if they realized how much this helped me work past the fire. Probably not, but it meant the world. I digress…) My sister suggested that we watch Empire one day, and since I thought she hung the moon, I gladly agreed. We watched and I laughed, though I obviously didn’t catch all the jokes. Again, I was 10.

But then we watched it again. And again. And again. And it got funnier and more touching and just… better with each and every viewing. I’m sure this is going to sound trite, but it’s not at all a stretch for me to say that Empire Records saved me that summer. Dealing with Corey, AJ, Lucas, Joe, Deb, Mark, Gina, Rex and all of THEIR problems for an hour and half meant that I didn’t have to think about my own for an hour and a half.

I don’t know if I would love Empire as much if I had seen it at a different time in my life. I’d like to think so, but I’ll never know. It came in when I needed it. I highly, HIGHLY recommend you give it a watch. I’ve probably oversold it. It’s kind of on a pedestal in my mind. You might hate it; I truly hope you don’t. I know it’s not perfect, but it’s perfect for me.

(The workers of Empire Records would hate this post. They are so much cooler than this.)

Sep 2, 2014

Andy Samberg and Mindy Kaling give advice to teens during the 2014 Teen Choice Awards

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Sep 2, 2014

"But I guess ultimately what scares me about marriage is where do you find this person? You know a lot of times, most successful relationships, people meet through work, school, mutual friends. But what’s most interesting to me is when people just meet in life, just randomly. You know, I have a friend, he got married, I asked him like “Hey, uh, where’d you meet your wife?” He was like “I was leaving Bed, Bath & Beyond. I was looking for my car - I drive a gray Prius. I saw a different gray Prius, I thought it was mine, I walked up to it, I realized I had the wrong car, but I bumped into Carol, we started talking, that was that”. That’s unbelievable. Think about all the random factors that had to come together to make this one moment possible - this one moment that changed these two people’s entire lives: First off, this guy has to live in this particular town. Then he has to get a gray Prius. Then he has to need to go to Bed, Bath & Beyond. Then he has to go to that particular Bed, Bath & Beyond. Then there has to be another guy who also lives in town, also drives a gray Prius, also needs to go to Bed, Bath & Beyond, also goes to that particular Bed, Bath & Beyond at around the same time. Then they have to both park somewhat near each other, my friend has to leave before the other guy leaves, see the wrong Prius, think it’s his, walk up to it. Then the woman, Carol, needs to be near the wrong gray Prius for a million other random reasons. They bump into each other, they start talking, their entire lives are changed. That’s the most amazing and terrifying thing about life. It is, cause the amazing thing is that at any moment, any one of us can have that moment that totally changes our lives. You could be leaving the show tonight, bump into someone… it could change your life. You don’t know, that could happen. The terrifying thing is… what if we’re all supposed to be at Bed Bath & Beyond right now?"

— Aziz Ansari, Buried Alive (via psych-facts)

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Sep 2, 2014

“Take the sunglasses off the sun — makes no sense. The sun’s the only thing that never needs sunglasses.” - Daniel Castellano, handsome doctor

“Take the sunglasses off the sun — makes no sense. The sun’s the only thing that never needs sunglasses.” - Daniel Castellano, handsome doctor

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Sep 1, 2014


things that i will never stop giggling at

  • the way danny says ‘you sly dog’
  • the way danny dances for mindy as an adorable/hott christmas gift
  • the way danny falls in his underwear while struggling with pants
  • the way danny
  • danny

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Sep 1, 2014

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Sep 1, 2014




Chris Traeger: World’s Best Dancer

Sexuality: Rob Lowe as Chris Traeger playing air banjo.

pictured: surprisingly good white person dancing?

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Sep 1, 2014


scrap that, The Mindy Project is life

Truer words have never been spoken.

15 days.

Sep 1, 2014

"Two To One" 1x08 - Google Docs

After a (way too) long wait between transcripts, “Two To One” is finally done. This summer kind of got away from me, so I apologize. :)