This is hilarious: when you go to the Twitter homepage now, you (or I, anyway — this could be happening in my own solipsistic bubble universe) get this:Twitter is currently down for <%= reason %>.
The next line is this:
We expect to be back in <%= deadline %>.
I just find the uncovered code and the “reason” hilarious. Also now I can’t get that Earth, Wind, and Fire song out of my mind. Thanks, Twitter.
Users may be experiencing issues accessing Twitter. Our engineers are currently working to resolve the issue.
- Guys please ask me some I just spent like 30 minutes making this
- 1: If you had one song to describe your life right now, what would it be?
- "Slip-Sliding Away" by Paul Simon. I don't even like that song, but it describes my life.
- 2: If you had two children, a boy and a girl, what would you name them?
- Frick and Frack. Hell I don't know, I never wanted children.
- 3: If you could travel to another year in the past, what year would it be and why?
- TBH I've never wanted to travel into the past.
- 4: If you could live in any home on television, what would it be?
- The house in Dark Shadows. Or the Brady's house. Love those 70s ranch homes.
- 5: What's the best halloween costume you've ever worn?
- One year I dressed up as Death of the Endless. All I had to do was put on a pair of jeans, a black tank top, and my ankh necklace.
- 6: What's your least favorite word?
- Fellate, used for "excessive flattery" instead of the sex act it really means. You aren't showing off your toughguy/gal cred when you use it like that, you're just being obnoxious.
- 7: If you had to be named after one of the 50 states of America, what state would you be named after?
- Um. What. Okay, I've always liked the name "Virginia." It's a real name and everything.
- 8: What food do you wish you could eat and not gain a pound?
- Any of them.
- 9: Where do you go for advice?
- The internet, the fount of all wisdom in the known universe.
- 10: Tell us your cheesiest knock knock joke
- 11: If you could punch any famous person in the face, who would it be?
- The list is too long here. Just put someone who is a known purveyor of smug, that person's probably on my list.
- 12: Name 5 songs which you know all the lyrics to.
- That takes too much thinking, as I was never big into lyrics so after the "Happy Birthday" song I'm done.
- 13: Are you superstitious? and if so, with what?
- 14: If you could live in one movie, which one would it be?
- None of them. I believe in living in real life.
- 15: Are you a night owl or a morning person?
- Night owl.
- 16: What 3 physical features are you most proud of?
- I don't really care about my physical features. It's not like I can trade them in for new ones. Maybe if I was one of those people into working out or plastic surgery it would be different, I'd be all "my rippling abs, rock-hard biceps, and my ears which I had snipped into star shapes" but I'm not.
- 17: In how many languages can you say "hello?"
- Five: English, Italian, Spanish, French, and German. Maybe more but those are the ones I remember as I studied them in school.
- 18: Who is the last person you texted and tell us a story about them.
- I don't text, my phone is a cheapie that I use for calling and the alarm function.
- 19: what is your religion if you have one?
- I don't.
- 20: What is your current relationship status?
- Single 4evah.
- 21: What is a word/phrase that you say a lot?
- Fuck you you fucking asshole. (I drive a lot through rural Virginia.)
- 22: If your life was a reality TV show, what would it be called?
- Reality Bites.
- 23: What is your phone background?
- Either the mountain picture or the road through the desert picture -- one of the two pre-installed images.
- 24: In the future, what do you hope gets invented?
- Gosh. Cures/better treatments for various diseases, something to prolong life that is available to all people not just rich assholes, FTL space flight.
- 25: What is your spirit animal?
- 26: Would you rather listen to the same song for the rest of your life, or see the same movie for the rest of your life?
- Fucking neither one. I hate hearing/seeing the same thing over and over and over and over.
- 27: Do you usually pick truth or dare?
- Fuck off, a.k.a. I don't play that game.
- 28: What would you do with a million dollars?
- Pay off some debts, buy a camper, drive to Tierra Del Fuego.
- 29: What's the most weird thing you've eaten?
- Chicken hearts.
- 30: If you could be one celebrity for a day, who would you be and why?
- I really wouldn't want to be a celebrity. They're not all that fascinating as people, and they have to work really hard. I'm too lazy.
You know the scene toward the end of The End of Ten— I mean End of Time episode where the 10th Doctor has snuck into Donna’s wedding so he say good-bye to Wilf and give them some dough and emo over Donna a bit more? And you know the character of the Woman in White who turned out to be a Time Lady? Well, everyone is sure she was meant to be the Doctor’s mother because when Wilf asked the Doctor who she was Ten just looks *significantly* over to where Donna and her mother are, so of course the mysterious Time Lady was totes his ma because also the last scene where he and she look at each other before he does his shooty thing that undoes Rassilon’s evil scheme of whatever the hell that was (destroy all of time, “ascend” to… some place that doesn’t exist any more because you destroyed it, ooookay psycho Time Lord). Anyway the last scene where the Doctor and Mystery Time Lady look at each other and cry. That’s supposed to mean “oh noes I’m killing my mummy!” “But you must do it, son, for the Universe.”
Pffft. That wasn’t his mother. That was Susan, his granddaughter, who was certainly old enough now to look like an old lady, who maybe hadn’t regenerated yet, anyway who had gone back home to Gallifrey probably after that guy she went off with at the end of The Dalek Invasion of Earth died because he was only human and she was a nearly-immortal Gallifreyan. Anyway, I see this scenario where she called her grandfather and the Doctor took her home (maybe he tried to argue her out of it, or maybe he just did as she asked and now feels twice as terrible because he had wanted to argue her out of it and didn’t try), and she made her way up in Gallifreyan society.
But here’s why I think this woman was meant to be Susan: the Doctor has never mentioned his parents, and never given any indication that he gave two shits about them. Either they died when he was relatively young (really died) or they didn’t get along at all. He’s also never mentioned a wife or girlfriend back home, so I’m thinking she’s either dead or the relationship wasn’t a success. Maybe he didn’t get on with whatever kid he had either, because until he told Donna he’d “been a father before” he’d never mentioned them either. He’s only ever very vaguely mentioned his “family,” naming no persons. The only actual family member we’ve ever seen him with and caring about is his granddaughter. There’s no reason to dig up a previously unmentioned and mourned for mother and add her to the mix.
Also, why would looking at Donna’s mother make him think of his own. The Doctor never showed any interest in Sylvia that would make him think of her in sentimental terms as a mother figure for himself. Think about it. He was talking to the grandfather of his friend who he traveled around with and can’t anymore for the tragic reasons we all know. And Donna, the friend, was getting married and going into a whole new life. In his first life he left his granddaughter to get married, and he gives her a farewell speech about how she’s a woman now and needs to live her own life. When Wilf, Donna’s grandfather, asked the Doctor who the mysterious woman was, and the Doctor looked in the direction of Donna and her mother, he was thinking, not of his mother, but of his granddaughter. QED.