Nora Ephron, the
“writer and filmmaker with a genius for humor,” inspired an incredible outpouring of digital memories last night as news started to spread of her dying. (See below for a sampling, from EW’s celebrity tweet coverage.) Central to Ephron’s work is food—even in her description of New York from our July/August issue:
“I look out the window and I see the lights and the skyline and the people on the street rushing around looking for action, love, and the world’s greatest chocolate chip cookie, and my heart does a little dance.” (From Heartburn, published by Vintage).
If you don’t know Ephron by way of food, take a few moments today reading the excellent tributes on Huffington Post and The Atlantic, as well as Frank Bruni’s February 2008 New York Times review of the new Second Avenue Deli with Ephron, former Mayor Ed Koch, and others, all of whom have what he calls “appetites and opinions.” Yes, we’ll have what they’re having.
Photo by TechCrunch/Flickr Commons
Some people like to travel by train because it combines the slowness of a car with the cramped public exposure of an airplane.
I think my pilot was a little inexperienced. We were sitting on the runway, and he said, “OK, folks, we’re gonna be taking off in a just few—whoa! Here we go.”
“I can’t wait until your vacation is over.” —Everyone following you on Instagram
A man knocked on my door and asked for a donation toward the local swimming pool. So I gave him a glass of water.
Comedian Greg Davies
Just found the worst page in the entire dictionary. What I saw was disgraceful, disgusting, dishonest, and disingenuous.
Client: We need you to log in to the YouTube and make all our company videos viral.
My cat just walked up to the paper shredder and said, “Teach me everything you know.”
“Just because you can’t dance doesn’t mean you shouldn’t dance.” —Alcohol
@yoyoha (Josh Hara)
My parents didn’t want to move to Florida, but they turned 60 and that’s the law.
Q: What do you call an Amish guy with his hand in a horse’s mouth?
A: A mechanic.