Tuesday, November 30, 2010

not only is she not racist, but her whole family is black

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Source [Married to the Sea]

How to Pack Like a Boss

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He packs a month worth of clothes into a 22" travel bag.

Interesting Photo Set

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I found these photos very interesting and the kid intense.





View the full set of photos at Maria McGinley Flickr.

Source [les zigouis]

Monday, November 29, 2010

I want to love first and live incidentally

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I don’t want to live - I want to love first and live incidentally.

Isn't that a beautiful idea?

I am fully functional

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Data is about to get it on with Tasha Yar {giggle, giggle}

Star Trek: The Next Generation episode 3, The Naked Now

Source [FY Brent Spiner]

Monday Morning Links

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  • I'm loving the Brooks Brothers Home Collection... if only I could afford this stuff, but the bedding makes me feel like I'm in a hotel, and I like that... I'll just go to Wal-Mart and enjoy my 300 thread count.
Image Source [Share Some Candy]

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Nerd Talk: Back to the Future

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It takes a real man to be gay!

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Source [FY Sodomites - some most items NSFW]

The reading finger

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Source [flickr]

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Art Reactions: Head of a Young Man

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Lavinia Fontana: Head of a Young Man, oil on canvas, 490×370 mm, 1606 (Rome, Galleria Borghese)

His face is adorable. It says he's a "young man" but he looks more like a boy to me.

Flashback - Barack Obama circa 1991

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Source [Obama Diary]

Well that sucks

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Source [The Daily What]

Friday, November 26, 2010

What I want is to be needed

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Sometimes I feel this way.

Source [Be Vulgar]

You can not imagine the immensity...

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And I laughed.

Source [FFFFOUND!]

Affectionate Men Through the Camera Lens

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Bob Bragman over at the San Francisco Chronicle posted some images from his collection of Over a Century of Affectionate Men Through the Camera Lens. The photos are adorable! Here are a couple:















Source [San Francisco Chronicle]

Thursday, November 25, 2010

The Kindle verse the iPad

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I totally agree with the video description, "Comparing the newest Kindle to the iPad makes little sense because they are in completely different product categories."

Art Reactions: Max Herrmann-Neisse

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George Grosz: Max Herrmann-Neisse, oil on canvas, 594×740 mm, 1927 (New York, Museum of Modern Art)

I swear I saw this man sleeping on the train a couple weeks ago.

To destroy is always the first step in any creation

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“To destroy is always the first step in any creation.”

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Jane Russell

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Source [We Had Faces Then]

Nice Door

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Source [Cadwaladr, King of Gwynedd]

Art Reactions: Jean-Baptiste Belley

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Anne-Louis Girodet: Jean-Baptiste Belley, oil on canvas, 1.59×1.13 m, 1797 (Versailles, Château)

Loving the bold colors in the painting... oh excuse me sir, are you happy to see me or is that a pistol in your pocket?

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Diarrhea isn't funny when it kills children

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Thanks for making me feel guilty about poop jokes.

Source [Ad Freak]

Cary Grant

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Source [everyday i show]

Book Review: Secret Smile by Nicci French

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Secret Smile by Nicci French
Rating: 2/5

Miranda meets Brendan and have a quick three week relationship which ends after Miranda catches him reading her diary. Miranda isn't bothered by the break-up because she didn't really like Brendan all that much, but Brendan on the other hand was bothered. He was so bothered he starts dating Miranda's sister and well things go down hill from there.

I have to say I was disappointed reading this and can't really recommend this book. Well, I gave it a rating of "OKAY" because it was a quick read and I don't feel like I wasted too much time with it, but the ending is so half-assed it makes me wonder if the author even thought the plot out.

Oh yeah, they made a TV movie out of the book and well, that was pretty bad too.


Monday, November 22, 2010

Not every girl's lucky enough to go to Paris

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Screen shot from the film Sabrina
So true... so true...

Source [one morning made of rose and mystic blue]

Toni Morrison on The Future of African American Literature

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Monday Morning Links

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  • Learn about the Pack Horse Librarian, librarians in Eastern Kentucky who developed interesting ways to deliver reading materials
  • Top 10 Unusual Hotels - I really, really want to stay at The Library Hotel but the Giraffe Manor kind of freaks me out
  • I don't care how much crack, smack or alcohol she takes, I will always be an Amy Winehouse fan, listen to her newest song (not her best, but at least its something).
Image Source [That Girl]

Sunday, November 21, 2010

So... I've already seen Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows twice (SPOILERS)

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I've seen Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows twice. The first time was midnight on Thursday and I was forced to sit in the front row of a IMAX movie, needless to say it wasn't the best viewing experience but I was caught up in the hype and fan fun so I kind of enjoyed myself regardless. The second time was Saturday afternoon in a pretty empty theater which was kind of shocking to me and I wondered if all the real fans already saw the film Thursday night? Anyway, this time I was able to thoroughly enjoy the movie.

I'll just give a couple thoughts I had on the film (SPOILER WARNING):
  • Watching the film I couldn't help my mind screaming, "but in the book..." or "I think they should have included such-in-such because later in the book..." until I told my mind to shut up and enjoy the film and separate the films from the books
  • L-O-V-E-D the 7 Potters scene! It was cute and fun but wished they showed more of it... I can only assume the DVD extras will have a section about the filming of this scene
  • The death of Hedwig wasn't as emotional on screen as it was in the book for me.
  • The Mundungus (I like saying his name by the way) in the film was NOT what I imagined in my mind. I thought he should be taller and more dirty or something.
  • Oh Ginny! Ginny was so ready for Harry when she asked him to zip up her dress and then kisses him! Of course Harry didn't really seem too keen on her, of course that could just be my natural bias against that relationship.
The trio with the items from Dumbledore's will
  • Bill and Fleur's wedding was cute but nothing to write home about. I'm not sure why they gave Harry such an ill-fitting suit to wear. He looked horrible in it. But you know who stole the scene? Luna Lovegood and her father... their dancing was just precious.Preparing for the wedding
  • Kreacher was well done... oh! when Dobby popped in with Kreacher and Mundungus I just sighed... Dobby steals every scene he was in.
Dobby in Malfoy Manor
  • The polyjuice of strangers to get into the Ministry of Magic was very entertaining.
  • Once they started their journey into the woods I was so annoyed at Ron... when you think about it, he really is pretty worthless to the trio... but that said, Rupert Grint did a great acting job
  • Now, after Ron left, I'm sure all the Harry and Hermione shippers did a collective swoon. The dance scene between Harry and Hermione was very very cute... I have to admit I don't like the liberty the movie took at suggesting Harry was really interested in Hermione (in the books he most certainly isn't) but the film put it out there that he indeed liked her more than a friend, so technically Ron was right in his feelings of jealous.
  • The Godric Hallow visit was nice, I felt so bad for Harry as he stood in front of his parents' grave.
  • I was very interested to see how they would do the Bathilda Bagshot is Nagini scene, and well, I guess I was satisfied.
  • Now, the Sword of Gryffindor scene was okay, but I have to mention the infamous "naked Harry and Hermione" scene (they weren't really naked just the allusion of being topless), it wasn't that bad and was in good taste, in my humble opinion.
Harry testing out a new wand
  • So the trio are caught by snatchers (even though I'm sure everyone was wondering why don't they just apparate away instead of running) and land in Malfoy Manor (which was pretty cool by the way). I think everyone could tell Draco totally switched sides... he refused to identify Harry, refused to call the Dark Lord when Bellatrix asked, and didn't really fight Harry for his wand. Yup, I believe Draco has come to the side of the light.
  • Bellatrix torturing Hermione was great... as in it was well done. And didn't it look like Bellatrix was biting her arm!? Helena Bonham Carter can do no wrong in my book.
  • Dobby! Dobby! Dobby! Like I said earlier, he steals every scene he's in. When Harry asks, "can you apprate in and out of the manor" and Dobby replies, "yes, I'm an elf!" I laughed out loud. Oh! then his speech "I'm here to save Harry Potter and his friends and I'm a free elf"... well I nearly died! That was great! His death, I have to say, was the saddest in the entire series.
  • Visually it was cool Dumbledore's grave was on a lone island but my head was like, wasn't he buried on Hogwart's grounds? Anyway, the ending was pretty good and had me wanting to see more.
Over all I enjoyed the movie even if I had to come to terms with the inconsistency from the books. Even though I would be fine watching a 5 hour movie, I know the director had to make cuts... anyway, what did you think of the film?

Oh yeah, one last thing: I really enjoyed the movie but after watching I realize, even though I’m a huge Harry/Draco shipper… if that doesn’t work out (like they’re real people), I think he belongs with Luna Lovegoodshe’ll be a calming force in his life while he deals with the PTSD that will surely come after fighting this war. Seriously.

Make It Work

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Source [Flickr]

Blog of the Day - The Project Gutenberg Project

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The Project Gutenberg Project

This person takes snippets from Project Gutenberg's vast collection of free e-books. Usually the funny and weird snippets.

Gary Oldman Fan Art

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Guess which one is my favorite?

Source [The Daily What]

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Let's Go to Church

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You can rarely call the Black Church boring... and the music is usually amazing (if you're into blues music).

Vacation

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Vacation by J. C. Leyendecker 1907

Source [Vintage Blog]
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