Things you have been slow to realise


#1822

Gets cracked out every year at Oscar season. Every year.


#1823

I don’t know if this belongs here, but until I read The Subtle Knife at the age of 15, I thought that subtle was pronounced subtul, rather than suttle.

And literally just now realised that I’ve been spelling and pronouncing homogeneous incorrectly, and thought that homogenous was a legitimate word to use when not describing an animal’s skin in the 19th century.


#1824

John Travolta has been wearing a wig this whole time?!?!?!


#1825

shit who knew!


#1826

Bottom left is a waxwork surely


#1827

Bottom left is Steven Seagal after a heavy night.


#1828

So he’s definitely bald and not y’know filming something where he plays a bald person?


#1829

i thought it was plugs


#1830

i can’t stop looking at photos of john travolta now

argh


#1831

I never realised until just now that if I sneeze at just the right volume and frequency I can mute the TV. I had to grab the remote to unmute it. Wonder if I can change channels as well…


#1832

I’m sorry what?


#1833

Clive is pulling an absolute blinder of a wind-up here.


#1834

Never even considered that this phrase had any racist connotations until I read @Icarus-Smicarus’s post:


#1835

Clooney probably, m8. Maiden name Alamuddin.


#1836

He was out or I would suspect he was playing a prank.

I sneezed. And the TV went mute. I picked up the remote control and pressed unmute and it came back on again.

To be honest, now I think about it, it was probably a weird coincidence. But, seriously, it was weird.


#1837

of all the superpowers to be granted!


#1838

I’m taking this as my superpower. It’s the only one I’ve got so I’m grateful for anything.


#1839

Semi-Charmed Life is about crystal meth addiction?!


#1840

I think possibly the US pronunciation of ‘homogeneous’ is homo-GENIE-us but in the UK it’s more ‘homodj-en-us’


#1841

Recall an actress on some chat show in the 90s talking about how many actors in Hollywood were bald but refused to acknowledge it to the point where she’d seen one actor she knew was bald having a bald pate thing attached on top of his wig by the makeup department.

Since then I’ve just generally assumed they’re all wearing wigs to be on the safe side.