Scanning electron microscope image of a red blood cell squeezing out of a ruptured capillary.
Capillaries spread throughout your entire body, carrying blood to every cell. Many are just large enough for a single red blood cell to fit through.
Image credit: Steve Gschmeissner / Science photo library
Retrieved from I Fucking Love Science
Tina Fey is the living proof that there really is hope for all of us
Blue Flower/Blue Flame- Destroyer
AUBREY PLAZA: In high school, I was obsessed with Saturday Night Live. At one point, I was trying to figure out, “How do people get on that show?” I was doing Internet research, and that was the first time I’d heard of UCB. When I moved to New York in 2003, I started going to the theater and watching all the shows.
I wound up doing an SNL showcase. It was a nightmare, and it was so hard. You have to do characters and impressions, so I did a Sarah Silverman impression, and I did a character I called “Spicy News Reporter.” She was this Latina woman who made tragic news seem spicy. So I was, like, salsa-dancing to all these terrible headlines.
I feel like it went over well. But you never know. Lorne doesn’t laugh, so you don’t get feedback like that. And it was right when I got offered a role in Judd Apatow’s Funny People, so I jumped at the job and moved to L.A. I’d like to think that I would’ve been asked to do a callback, but I’ll never know. I don’t even know if Lorne would even remember I did it.
- From High-Status Characters
(Note: This clip is from Plaza’s pre-showcase warm-up performance at UCB’s New York theater)
you as you were by shearwater
you could drive the mountains down into the Bay
or go back to the East where it’s all so civilized
the book of love // magnetic fields
the book of love is long and boring
no one can lift the damn thing
it’s full of charts and facts and figures
and instructions for dancing
but i, i love it when you read to me
and you, you can read me anything
Blue » First Aid Kit
And the only man you ever loved
You thought was gonna marry you
Died in a car accident when he was only 22
Then you just decided, love wasn't for you
And every year since then
Has proved it to be true