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After I got distracted from the book I mentioned five seconds ago, I was creeping on the Portland Girls’ Rock Camp Tumblr, and then on the photographer portfolio that was linked there, and anyway look at Fred and Carrie all bein’ cute and stuff.
(Well, Carrie bein’ cute, at least?)
You just smacked me in the face with a thousand failures and generally bad events within the course of a week. I hope something fantastic is in store because I am not having a fun time.
On Wednesday, Seth Rogen gave impassioned testimony before a U.S. Senate subcommittee. The comedian and his wife Lauren Miller recently started a charity dedicated to Alzheimer’s education and research advocacy, Hilarity for Charity. Video of the ever-unassuming Rogen’s plea to support Alzheimer’s research resonated widely across the Internet, already having been viewed more than 3 million times on YouTube.
It’s not just that Rogen is a funny guy and that Alzheimer’s affects more than 5 million Americans, but also that a third of people fear dementia more than they do death. At odds with the massive public response to Rogen’s message, of the 18 members of the subcommittee, only two—Senators Tom Harkin and Jerry Moran—attended the hearing. “Not sure why only two senators were at the hearing,” Rogen tweeted. “Very symbolic of how the Government views Alzheimer’s. Seems to be a low priority.”