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Stephen & Donor's Choose

truncated-symphony:

“A day doesn’t go by that Stephen Colbert doesn’t do something for DonorsChoose,”Charles Best told me over a recent lunch. Best is the Founder and CEO of DonorsChoose, an online charity that makes it easy to help students in need through school donations. Colbert serves on the board.

Best explained that every evening, Colbert gives a DonorsChoose gift card to his Colbert Report guests. The gift cards, for which Colbert has already paid, gives guests an opportunity to go online to choose where the contribution will go. The idea is that once guests start looking at the teachers and their requests on the DonorsChoose site, they will continue giving on their own, and perhaps even start giving gift cards themselves.

2 years ago 14   via chucknoblet   originally from truncated-symphony
Martin doesn’t use computers much. He prefers his scripts to be sent through the post, rather than by email. He has an old school/ditto man quality about him - he likes rooting through record shops, he doesn’t drive, he’s not interested in going out with famous friends to celebrity watering holes. ‘God, no,’ he explodes. ‘I don’t do any of that shit. I’ve got a stag weekend coming up and I’ve said I’m not doing anything more than a few drinks. I won’t have it. I’ll go home and watch Antiques Roadshow.’ He’s happy to stay up late, but only within his own house: ‘Looking at the wall, or stroking the dog, or playing DVDs, or football on the X-box.’ He actually sounds worried about the stag do: ‘Well, it’s exactly why I don’t go out - well, I do, but I like smaller groups because you can keep a handle on things, and you don’t end up thinking, “How did I end up coming on this model’s tits and then killing her?” If you stay in watching Antiques Roadshow, that kind of shit doesn’t happen.’

(article) “Martin Freeman: Master of the universe”, 2005

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2 years ago 1601   via fuckyeahmartinfreeman   originally from tegansenpai

leberet:

What is your idea of perfect happiness?

Being with someone you love, with a family, and doing the work you want to do.

What is your greatest fear?

That there is a hell and I’m going there.

Which living person do you most admire?

My mum.

What is the trait you most deplore in yourself?

Self-loathing.

What is the trait you most deplore in others?

Self-importance.

What has been your most embarrassing moment?

Sitting next to someone I’ve publicly cussed.

What do you most dislike about your appearance?

I look like the man in the moon.

What is your most unappealing habit?

Picking my toenails.

What makes you depressed?

Not sleeping.

What is your favourite word?

‘Please.’

What is your favourite book?

Animal Farm.

How did you vote in the last election?

For Socialist Labour.

How will you vote this time?

Not Labour.

Which living person do you most despise?

Ricky Gervais.

What do you consider the most overrated virtue?

Being easy-going. The world is full of easy-going, bungee-jumping twats; we don’t need any more.

Which words or phrases do you most overuse?

‘Mother of Christ’, ‘Jesus, Mary and Joseph’ - and I swear a lot.

How often do you have sex?

I’m having it now.

What keeps you awake at night?

Thinking about which shoes I am going to wear the next morning.

How would you like to die?

Peacefully and old.

How would you like to be remembered?

As a really nice man and the best actor ever.

What is the most important lesson life has taught you?

Get the fuck on with it.

“Q&A: Martin Freeman” | The Guardian, 22 April 2005

2 years ago 134   via fuckyeahmartinfreeman   originally from airdotcaptain

spaceology:

I only really watch my own films. I don’t watch any other films, and I don’t really like any other actors. So, I’ve got a very small DVD collection, ‘cause it is only me in it. And I tend to… when I watch I do fast forward everyone else. (X)

2 years ago 734   via spaceology   originally from spaceology

I only really watch my own films. I don’t watch any other films, and I don’t really like any other actors. So, I’ve got a very small DVD collection, ‘cause it is only me in it. And I tend to… when I watch I do fast forward everyone else. (X)