24 Relationship Comics That Illustrate The Beauty In The Mundane Moments.

Big, profound moments are important in relationships, but the small, seemingly inconsequential ones often are what build the foundation.

Philippa Rice began capturing the day-to-day parts of her relationship with her boyfriend, Luke Pearson, in a comic series she titled “Soppy.” The U.K.-based artist and illustrator started drawing them because she wanted to document those small moments and “silly things,” she told Upworthy. The series was eventually published in a book called “Soppy: A Love Story.”

Rice didn’t set out with any particular big purpose — her series was simply an ongoing project to “fondly remember the times at the beginning of mine and Luke’s relationship.”

But it turns out that those fond memories are quite relatable.

“Lots of people have told me that the comics are just like their own relationships,” Rice told Upworthy in an email interview. “Some people have said I must be spying on them! It’s actually really nice to think that we’re all sort of the same in some ways!”

Indeed we are. From figuring out what to have for dinner to assembling IKEA furniture (the true test of any relationship), the everyday experiences in relationships can be pretty universal.

Enjoy these 24 comics. At least a few — and probably many — might remind you of the early days of relationships you’ve had.

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All comics are property of publisher Andrews McMeel, shared here with permission.

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Relatable, right?

“I think comics can do pretty much anything,” Rice said. “They can be meaningful or they can be totally meaningless fun or anything in-between.”

Rice feels that diary comics, like this Soppy series, are meaningful “because they come straight from one person’s real life.”

And Rice did an amazing job of capturing what real life is all about: the little parts that matter so much, even though we don’t realize it as they occur.

Hollywood Star Kurt Russell Just Shocked Everyone: ‘I’m Not A Republican, I’m Worse, I’m A…’

‘I’m Not A Republican, I’m Worse, I’m A…’

Movie star Kurt Russell made waves last week for strongly disagreeing with an anti-gun reporter spouting gun-banning ideas. But not content to let his comments fade away, Russell once again waded into the contentious issue very publicly, likely infuriating many of his Hollywood pals.

Early in December, while he was on a press junket to promote his latest film, “The Hateful Eight,” the 64-year-old Russell was confronted by an interviewer who tried to nudge the star toward a condemnation of guns. But Russell went straight for the jugular and fully repudiated the reporter’s anti-Second Amendment rant.

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Curiously, the star’s new film was directed by Quentin Tarantino, whose movies are known for their frequent and intense gun violence.

Since that encounter with the interviewer, Russell has been beset by liberals attacking his position on the right to bear arms, and this week he’s once again answered the critics and explained where he stands politically.

The truth of his political ideals is “worse” than the liberal attackers think, the actor declared.

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“I wasn’t a Republican, I was worse: I was a hardcore libertarian,” he said to the Daily Beast’s Marlow Stern.

The actor famed for roles such as “Snake Plissken” in the 1981 cult classic “Escape From New York,” and even a guest stint on a Man From UNCLE episode way back in 1964, said that he came to his libertarian ideals at a young age when he realized he couldn’t “buy into a political culture” in Tinsel Town.

He went on to say that our founding fathers were “pretty radical guys, and damn smart” with “great ideas” and he found the liberal ideology too divergent from their original ideals.

“I believe in limited Constitutional government, free market capitalism, reach for the brass ring,” Russell avowed. “There’s this place where you can go do that and don’t step on anybody’s toes and still try to reach for the brass ring.”

He also said he appreciated attending a recent Cato Institute gathering because it was “a place where I can have a conversation and not be laughed at or smirked at” as usually happens at Hollywood get-togethers. He also noted pointedly that he is “politically persona non grata” in Hollyweird.

Russell then had harsh words for a denizen of Hollywood who has tried to make a name for himself for his brand of so-called libertarianism. Bill Maher, Russell said, is a “nice guy” but a “faux-libertarian.”

Still, the famed actor said that he isn’t that interested in spouting his political ideas from a soapbox and regularly turns down invitations to do political talk shows. He’d prefer not to saddle fans with his personal politics, apparently.

In fact, Russell said that he would rather keep political discussions on a one-on-one basis.

“I always had a good time talking about things with people,” Russell said. “The thing people did get to know about me if they engaged me is that I’m fair, I’m pretty energetic, and I’m pretty knowledgeable. I don’t pop off without finding out about stuff — and I like finding out about stuff, and don’t have that much of an agenda about it.”

In fact, earlier in the interview, just as the Daily Beast writer broached the subject of politics, Russell immediately said how he like to keep such things out of the public eye.

“Here’s the thing,” Russell said of the interview and his current junkets, “I’m just selling a movie. I never go out there to do publicity about anything other than the movie. I have my political point of view, of course; I’m an American and I’m entitled to it. But I don’t like espousing it publicly.”

From this interview, it is clear that Russell is quite unlike so many other Hollywood actors whom many may call blowhards for their constant seeking of the limelight in order to spew their political ideas.

What It’s Really Like to Work in Hollywood (If you’re not a straight white man.)

    1. What It’s Really Like to Work in Hollywood*

      (*If you’re not a straight white man.)

      The statistics are unequivocal: Women and minorities are vastly underrepresented in front of and behind the camera. Here, 27 industry players reveal the stories behind the numbers — their personal experiences of not feeling seen, heard or accepted, and how they pushed forward. In Hollywood, exclusion goes far beyond #OscarsSoWhite. (Interviews have been edited and condensed.)

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Hollywood Blackballs Tom Selleck For Saying THIS About Obama

Actor Tom Selleck has had a love-hate relationship with the media over the past few years, but he has made one thing very clear—he isn’t afraid to speak out about his values—even if they go against the typical Hollywood grain.

His fearlessness has made him a hero of sorts among conservative Americas, and that popularity has amplified with “Blue Bloods.”

In a new, personal video, Selleck shares what he considers to be the most important thing in life.

“The greatest satisfaction in life I know is family,” he claims in the footage. “They’ve been my best friends and the people who keep me in line.”

“I wouldn’t be obviously where I am today without family, and support, structure and values I got from my parents,” he continues with heartfelt humility.

“Risk is the price you pay for opportunity!” he concludes, sharing some of the wisdom he has learned throughout the years.

 

VIDEO: This Classic John Wayne Clip Is Going Viral… Hollywood Would NEVER Do This Today

Forty-five years ago, legendary actor, director and producer John Wayne hosted a variety special, “Swing Out, Sweet Land,” in which he and dozens of noted actors and actresses teamed up to celebrate American history.

The episode was reportedly recorded as a response to the growing protests against the Vietnam War.

According to the Amazon description of this show, which has since been renamed “John Wayne’s Tribute to America,” Wayne walked through key moments in American history by interviewing actors and actresses playing the role of notable Americans such as George Washington, Mark Twain and Frederick Douglass, to name a few.

The show also featured dramatic recreations of important moments in American history, such as Manhattan being purchased from the Indians by Peter Minuit, and the Founding Fathers discussing the future of our great nation.

But the highlight of the show was when the entire cast — which included celebrities like Wayne to Lucille Ball, Jack Benny, Johnny Cash, Bing Crosby, Lorne Greene and Cathy Baker, to name a few — sang “God Bless America.”

To hear the moving rendition for yourself, please watch the video below:

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Can you imagine any of the schmucks who currently reside in Hollywood teaming up to celebrate America like this? Probably not, since contemporary Hollywood stars prefer complaining about income inequality or white supremacy — while not busy attending anti-cop rallies — to standing up for America’s greatness and exceptionalism.

A lot has changed in the past 45 years. Too much, in fact … much to the detriment of our great nation.

If “The Duke” were still around, maybe things would be better. Alas, he and his incredible peers in the Hollywood of yore are long gone. R.I.P.