Born Feb. 17, 1981, Gordon-Levitt was raised in L.A.'s San Fernando Valley by liberal parents who had met while working at a local progressive radio station. His maternal grandfather, Michael Gordon, had studied acting in New York with Elia Kazan, and was a rising filmmaker whose career was cut short when he was blacklisted for being deemed a Communist by the House Un-American Activities Committee during the Red Scare of the 1950s. Evidence pointed to Gordon-Levitt having inherited his grandfather's acting gene when he hit the stage for the first time at age four. When asked by an agent in the audience if he might like to be in commercials, the youngster gave a resounding "yes." He quickly t...
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"Farah the Feathered Orangutan"
They say that evolution works through random mutations. On this, or some less Darwinian variation, Farah stewed, looking out over her home country from the heights of the highest bluff, the landscape's beauty lost on her melancholy eyes.
Her first feathers had appeared on the back sides of her strong triceps years ago, when she was but an adolescent ape. Carefully, she had combed her fur over them, hoping nobody would see.
By the time she'd reached adulthood, there wasn't enough fur to hide them all. Spanning from wrist to shoulder, all the way down to her lower back, the feathers sprouted bountifully, unmissably, mercilessly. Everyone who saw her gaped in puzzlement at best, recoiled in disgust more commonly.
She couldn't take it anymore.
"Fuck you guys," she thought to herself, and jumped. The bluff was high, the fall was long, the air rushing through her fur was actually pretty exhilarating. And as the ground approached, she panicked.
Out of pure fear, and not a single sliver of intention, she flailed her limbs about. Before long, her flailing became flapping. And of course, just in the nick of time, her flapping became flight.
Farah flew away.
Wrote this based on beverly13's "Orangutan's ahead" record as the first contribution to my new project called RANDOM REMIX (<a href="http://bit.ly/1Zk1wKd)" target="_blank">http://bit.ly/1Zk1wKd)</a>
Thursday 5th of May 2016 08:01:32 PM