Monday, January 31, 2011

When someone asks you when you’re going to...

I saw this on tumblr
When someone asks you when you’re going to get a boyfriend

…and you’re just like “I don’t know, I guess tomorrow when I walk out of my house I’ll just choose one from the swarm of guys that all come sprinting towards me.”

Well I just wanted to tell this person, just wait until you're an old hag like me (you enter your 30s) and people ask, "when you're going to have a baby"... I have learned from experience the correct response is not a punch to their face...

More things you should never ask a woman (in the vain of their age and weight)...
  1. when are you getting married?
  2. when are you having babies?
  3. (if they are not in possession of a husband or baby) are you a lesbian?

Seriously, just don't do it... every time you ask these questions to women a puppy dies.

Toast vs French Toast


Source []

Don't ever interrupt me while I'm reading a book!


And yes, I can relate to this video.

Monday Morning Links

  • Did you know they are making a Quantum Leap movie? I know many people knock QL for being too corny and earnest in the sci-fi world, but I don't care, I loved this show!
Image Source [bazaar]

    Sunday, January 30, 2011

    This reminds me of myself... as a young girl


    Such a beautiful little girl!

    Image Source [nonesense]

    Art Reactions: Tea


    James Tissot: Tea, 1872. (Located: New York, Metropolitan Museum of Art)

    She looks like she probably knows a lot of gossip. I would love to sit down to tea with her and chat.

    Bert & Ernie


    Source [...?]

    Saturday, January 29, 2011

    Reading page 99 of a new book...

    Read page 99 of a new book and, according to Ford Madox Ford, you'll know whether you want to read the whole thing.

    Next time I’m in the library or a book store, I’m going to try this method out… well, maybe in the library, I don’t necessary want to waste money on crazy voodoo.

    Lord Voldermort's Email InBox


    And I laughed.

    Source [Famous InBoxes]

    Street Photography


    Source [everyday i show]

    Friday, January 28, 2011

    Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody on Four Violins


    Well done sir... well done.

    She lived for others but died for us


    how morbid...

    Source [FY Victorians!]


    I found this rather interesting... I know my Philly accent pops out when I get really excited (not to mention my voice will go up a couple octaves too) but I never considered getting rid of it, of course I'm not an actor or anything... anyway, watch.

    Thursday, January 27, 2011

    David Kato - died in the struggle for human rights in Uganda

    David Kato was a Ugandan LGBT rights activist. He was a champion for human rights in Uganda which is plagued with homophobia - recently the Ugandan Parliament was considering a bill to execute gay people.

    In October 2009 a Ugandan tabloid newspaper Rolling Stone printed the names of 100 people accused of being homosexual and advocating their execution. The High Court ruled that the Rolling Stone violated the civil rights of Mr. Kato and the other individuals listed in the paper by printing their photos and names. The paper was ordered to pay the plaintiffs (including Mr. Kato) 1.5 million Ugandan shilings each.

    On January 26, 2011 David Kato was beaten to death with a hammer.

    President Barack Obama issued the following statement:
    “I am deeply saddened to learn of the murder of David Kato. In Uganda, David showed tremendous courage in speaking out against hate. He was a powerful advocate for fairness and freedom. The United States mourns his murder, and we recommit ourselves to David’s work. LGBT rights are not special rights; they are human rights."

    Remember - LGBT rights are not special rights - they are human rights, and human rights are universal rights.

    Tilda Swinton...


    Just keep watching the image above... wait for it... there, did you see it?

    I swear Tilda Swinton is a witch or a magical being of some sort... she really is magical to me.

    Image Source [merlins pants]

    The Brick Thief

    You heard of The Book Thief ,well met The Brick Thief, well, it's not as sad as The Book Thief (no Nazi's).

    Voldemort's formal apology to Harry Potter


    This made me laugh very hard and I want these blank forms... and guess what? I found them over at amazon.

    Image Source [mmblop]

    Wednesday, January 26, 2011

    The Neurotic Personality of Our Time


    Ha! That's actually a real book!

    Image Source [Women Reading]

    Procrastination most often arises from...


    “Procrastination most often arises from a sense that there is too much to do, and hence no single aspect of the to-do worth doing… . Underneath this rather antic form of action-as-inaction is the much more unsettling question whether anything is worth doing at all.” - Mark Kingwell

    I ask myself that all the time, "is anything worth doing at all..." and usually end up going to read instead.

    Cookie Monster Auditions for Saturday Night Live


    I hope he made it because, seriously, SNL needs some new blood... for reals.

    Tuesday, January 25, 2011

    90's Barbie verse 00's Barbie


    Wow, 00's Barbie sure got a lot of curves now.

    It's been a while since I've played with a Barbie so I was shocked to see you can't turn them backwards. I wonder why they changed this???

    Source [TYWKIWDBI]

    Josh Groban Sings Kanye West Tweets


    This makes me want to follow Kanye on twitter... because that dude is really living on another planet.

    If you are a woman, if you are a person of color, if you are gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, if you are a person of size, if you are person of intelligence, if you are a person of integrity, then you are considered a minority in this world


    If you are a woman, if you are a person of color, if you are gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, if you are a person of size, if you are person of intelligence, if you are a person of integrity, then you are considered a minority in this world. And it’s going to be really hard for us to find messages of self-love and support anywhere. If you don’t have self-esteem, you will hesitate to do anything in your life. You will hesitate to report a rape. You will hesitate to defend yourself when you are discriminated against because of your race, your sexuality, your size, your gender. You will hesitate to vote; you will hesitate to dream. For us to have self-esteem is truly an act of revolution, and our revolution is long overdue.” - Margaret Cho

    Image Source [Of My Lover the Sea]

    Monday, January 24, 2011

    Nerds - we care about the details

    A side-by-side comparison of the final scene from Back To The Future and the opening scene from Back To The Future II — i.e., the scene that had to be re-shot when Claudia Wells decided not to reprise the role of Jennifer Parker, and Elizabeth Shue stepped in.

    Source [The Daily What]

    Regulate - a synopsis of a rap song

    A couple months back I stumbled across the wikipedia page for the song Regulate by Warren G and Nate Dogg. You might remember this song from the summer of 1994 it was a rather big hit on the radio and was on the soundtrack of the film Above the Rim. Now the thing that stuck out on the wikipedia page is someone wrote a very detailed synopsis of the song and it's hilarious! The current wikipedia page doesn't show the synopsis I guess the wikipedia community didn't think it was necessary but I love it. You can read on the previous version page. Anyway, read the synopsis below, which is spot on and then watch the video below:
    On a cool, clear night (typical to Southern California) Warren G travels through his neighborhood, searching alone for women with whom he might engage in consensual sexual intercourse.

    Nate Dogg, having just arrived in the east side of Long Beach, seeks Warren. On his way to find Warren, Nate passes a car full of women who are excited to see him. Regardless, he insists to the women that there is no cause for excitement.

    Warren makes a left turn at 21st Street and Lewis Ave, in the East Hill/Salt Lake neighborhood, where he sees a group of young men enjoying a game of dice together. He parks his car and greets them, but they soon brandish handguns and attempt to rob him. At that point, Warren realizes he is in a bad situation.

    Meanwhile, Nate passes the women, as they are low on his list of priorities. His primary concern is locating Warren. Shortly thereafter, he comes upon the armed robbery.

    Warren, unaware that Nate is watching nearby, is in disbelief that he is being robbed. The perpetrators have taken his rings and a Rolex Watch, and he nervously and rhetorically asks them what else they intend to steal.
    Observing these unfortunate proceedings, Nate realizes that he may will likely have to intervene and use his own firearm to save his friend.

    The tension escalates as the robbers point their guns at Warren's head. Warren senses the gravity of his situation, and he cannot believe the events unfolding could happen in his own neighborhood. As he imagines himself making a fantastical escape, he catches a glimpse of his friend, Nate.

    Nate approaches, mentally prepared to fire on the robbers. His handgun has seventeen cartridges (16 in the magazine and 1 in the chamber, ready to be fired). Afterward, he generously shares the credit for neutralizing the situation with Warren, though it is clear that Nate did all of the difficult work. In the same thought, Nate acknowledges that he has committed multiple homicides to save Warren and reminds himself that several girls are interested in them. He suggests to Warren that they go meet up with them.

    Warren acknowledges the effect Nate has on women and reminds himself that he was hoping for similar success before being robbed. Nate quickly finds the women who earlier crashed their car on Nate's account, and they were desperately in need of help. On the other hand, Warren and Nate needed a sexual release. Nate tells one of the girls that he likes how she is dressed. The woman, impressed by Nate's singing ability, asks him and Warren if they can provide them with a ride. Soon, Warren and Nate are driving with automobiles full of women to the East Side Motel to party with the women.

    The third verse is more expository, with Warren and Nate explaining their G Funk musical style. Warren boldly dares anyone to approach the style. Thereafter follows a brief discussion of the genre's musicological features, with special care taken to point out that in said milieu the rhythm is not in fact the rhythm, as one might assume, but actually the bass. Similarly, the bass serves a purpose closer to that which the treble would in more traditional musical forms. Nate displays his bravado by claiming that individuals with equivalent knowledge could not even attempt to approach his level of lyrical mastery. Nate goes on to note that if anyone smoked as much marijuana) as he does, they would find themselves in a state of intoxication almost daily. Nate concludes his delineation of the night by issuing a threat to "busters," suggesting he and Warren will further "regulate" any similar incidents in a similar fashion, i.e. with handguns.

    After reading that synopsis I want to start a blog devoted to writing synopsis' for rap songs. That would be fun! Wait, does that already exist? If not, who wants to partner with me?

    Source [Regulate (song) old version]

    Monday Morning Links

    I was in a self-imposed exile from the internet this weekend. I was determined to finish this epic Harry Potter slash fanfiction (actually I'm re-reading it) so I didn't have time to tweet or check email cause I NEEDED to read... I get like that sometimes. I can be very focused on goals, once I have them. Anyway, I didn't prepare a Monday morning links...

    Instead, why don't you read this rather interesting Reddit conversation where a user posts the following (and very important, might I add) question:

    Sunday, January 23, 2011

    Place Setting


    Source [Blk.Grl.Blogging]

    Public Domain (a quick overview)

    General Definition: The setting in which written work or visual displays are accessible to everyone without hindrance or financial barriers to access, not protected by copyright or patent.

    General Rule: Any book that was published before 1924 and whose author(s) has been dead for seventy years is automatically in the public domain.

    Small Print: Due to new laws in copyright and public domain status, some works are harder to figure out when they will actually enter the public domain. Law Professor Laura N. Gasaway at the University of North Carolina has a helpful chart to figure out when U.S. works pass into the public domain.

    Book Trailer: How to Marry a Duke


    Seems like a fun quick read... if you like romance, I mean.

    Saturday, January 22, 2011

    Never Forget: Murder She Wrote (not that one)


    Chaka Demus & Pliers - Murder She Wrote

    Art Reactions: Portrait of the Painter


    John La Farge: Portrait of the Painter, 1859 (Located: New York, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Samuel D. Lee Fund, 1934)

    Play on playa!

    Carole Lombard


    Carole Lombard (doesn't she just scream old Hollywood... I love this photo)

    Source [everyday i show]

    Friday, January 21, 2011

    Extra Extra Read all About It!


    Source [Criggo]

    Vivian Maier - unknown street photographer

    Vivian Maier was a nanny in Chicago and when she died her estate was put up for auction. John Maloof bid on and won a couple of boxes. He was pleasantly surprised to find thousands of negatives. When he developed the film he discovered Vivian Maier was a wonderful street photographer, with great shots from the 1950s and 1960s.

    Watch the video of her story:

    The Evolution of The Blogger


    I'm not sure where I fit in.

    Source [Flowtown]

    Thursday, January 20, 2011

    One of my Best Friends is Black

    Over at Better Book Titles one crafty user picked a better title for The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain.

    Source [Better Book Titles]

    5 things the movie The Social Network got wrong

    I really enjoyed The Social Network... it felt like a period piece to me with Harvard as the backdrop... anyway, watch it if you haven't seen it yet.

    And here is David Kirkpatrick via publisher Simon & Schuster discussing five things the film got wrong.

    Think you love Twilight? Your argument is invalid


    49-year-old Cathy Ward shows off her 22-hour Twilight back tat. “‘I wanted a permanent reminder of the amazing series so I got a small tattoo and that turned into what I have got now.”

    She plans on covering the rest of her body with Twilight tats, starting with her arms: “There are still a few bits to do. I am going to get my arms done before my 50th birthday in summer. I love Robert Pattinson. I want to tone up so I can get his character Edward Cullen on my stomach.”

    Source [The Daily What]

    Wednesday, January 19, 2011

    Steve McQueen


    Source [We had Faces Then]

    Lady Gaga Singing Imagine


    "It's not equal if it's sometimes..."

    1890's Pagans


    This was taken on the grounds of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry in the 1890's... sike... well it was taken in the 1890's in the UK, but the bit about Hogwarts is... well you know... a lie.

    Source [FY Victorians!]

    Tuesday, January 18, 2011

    Don't kill your wife...

    with work! Let Electricity do it

    I don't know what this means... oh wait, you mean the electricity will do the work, not that it will kill your wife... ah, I see now... whatever.

    Source [one morning made of rose and mystic blue...]

    Some people are just so darn creative

    Various artwork of L Fillipe dos Santos a Portuguese illustrator.

    Check out his blog where you can find more pretty things. He also has an Etsy shop.

    Or view these pictures he made out of Rorschach inkblots.

    Guide to Being a Gentleman

    The fictional character Richard Hannay takes us through his daily routine and shows us how a true gentleman operates.

    The Shave

    The Perfect Suit

    How to Travel

    Interior Furnishings

    Gentleman's Transport

    Afternoon Tea

    The Right Hat

    Evening's Entertainment

    You can find more videos on MovemberUK's YouTube Channel.

    Monday, January 17, 2011

    10 Most Popular Goals of 2011


    I'm late posting this... but whatever.

    Source [My Modern Met]

    Monday Morning Links

    • Math Yo Mama Jokes - "Yo mama is so fat that she took geometry in high school just cause she heard there was gonna be some pi." Hahahaha!
    Image Source [There is a light that never goes out...]

      Sunday, January 16, 2011

      I want this...


      and a trench coat... and to be walking down a cobble stone street after a rain storm... and then I'd go and have a cup of tea at a local cafe... and...

      Source []

      When work feels overwhelming remember...


      Did that cheer you up? I hope so!

      Source [one morning made of rose and mystic blue]

      Well someone doesn't care for the Harry Potter books

      and his name is Stewart Lee

      Saturday, January 15, 2011

      Art Reactions: Wanderer above a Sea of Fog


      Caspar David Friedrich: Wanderer above a Sea of Fog, oil on canvas, 948×748 mm, c. 1818

      Perfect! Perfect title for a wonderful painting. I wish I had a house with a long hallway (and by house, I mean mansion), I think it would look lovely on the wall of my second floor, in my imaginary house.

      Good-by, little Kitty!


      Ah, this reminds me of this post...

      Source [one morning made of rose and mystic blue]

      100 Greatest Movie Insults


      Now, that was entertaining.

      Friday, January 14, 2011

      Stupid Gravity!


      This is adorable!

      Source [The Daily What]

      You know how I'm a big fan of "jazz hands" right...

      Good Lord, this video just made my freakin' day… guess what new moves I’ll be breakin’ in at the club this weekend?

      The curious case of the love letter

      This is from the 1850's... after you read the "love letter" check out the explanation and be amazed! (well not really, but it's really rather clever)


      The great love and tenderness I have hitherto expressed for you
      is false, and I now feel that my indifference towards you
      increases proportionably every day, and the more I see you
      the more I appear ridiculous, and an object of contempt, and
      the more I feel disposed, inclined, and finally determined, to
      hate you. Believe me I never had the least inclination to
      offer you my hand and heart. Our last conversation has
      I assure you, left a wretched insipidity, which has be no means
      possessed me with the most exalted opinion of your character.
      Yes, madam, and you will much oblige me by avoiding me.
      And if ever we are united, I shall experience nothing but the
      fearful hatred of my parents, added to an everlasting dis
      pleasure of living with you. Yes, madam, I think sincerely.
      You need not put yourself to the smallest trouble or send or
      write me an answer ------ Adieu. And believe that I am
      so averse to you that it is really impossible I should ever be,
      Your affectionate lover till death.
      W. GOFF


      There are two ways of reading it; the father compelled his daughter to show him all letters sent to her - the unsuspecting father reads straight forward, but the daughter having the clue, reads the first, third and fifth lines, and so on. Then the contrast will be discovered.

      You get it?

      Source [Virtual Victorian]

      Thursday, January 13, 2011

      Don't Fall In Love With A Homo


      Too late... stupid vagina!

      The Bermuda Triangle of Productivity

      I usually get stuck between Gmail and Twitter... I rarely visit Facebook.

      Source [Listonauta]

      Nerd Talk: Which Apocalypse Would Be the Most Fun?

      Have I ever mentioned how much I hate zombies? I swear they are the worst... ugh, stupid, slow moving, brain lovin' zombies.. anyway, watch this...

      Wednesday, January 12, 2011

      Spray Paint Art - David Walker

      One look at David Walker's beautiful brush-less portraits, and you probably wouldn't believe me if I told you he only started painting three years ago. For two of those years, he only painted in black, white, and pink because it was cheaper and allowed him to concentrate on his subjects more. Then, he came across a box of random colored paint that had been buried in the studio and he started exploring with as many colors as he could, all at once. "It just felt right at the time and it’s been a lot of fun," he says.
      Walker doesn't use brushes because he wants the pieces to raise questions about graffiti and traditional painting. "People are normally quite surprised the work is made from spray paint and I think many are also surprised they actually like the work when its outside on a wall; suddenly they have connected with a scene that they previously had no time for at all."

      Visit artofdavidwalker for more images.

      Source [My Modern Met]

      Behind the Scenes of The Sartorialist


      He has an awesome job (and probably an awesome life if you consider how he gets fancy haircuts). And I laughed hard when he asked to take a photo of a woman and she was like, "who are you?" and then got embarrassed.

      And in Kindle News...

      • This Moleskin Kindle Cover is pretty awesome... my only problem is I'm right handed so the notepad might be a little awkward
      • Kindle finally launches their book loan program - yes, you can LOAN ME your Kindle books, I mean, anyone... but seriously, if you want to become Kindle friends email me and we can work something out. Small print - only available to U.S. residents. If you are interested in sharing eBooks with others (not necessarily with me) then check out eBook Exchange.
      • Looking for cool and unique Kindle covers? Try Etsy
       Here I am reading my lovely, lovely Kindle on the Nile River in Uganda last summer. This little device saved me $100 for over the weight limit luggage charges since I would have carried 10 heavy books but didn't have to thanks to me Kindle!
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