Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Books cannot be killed by fire

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Source [Bits 'n' Bobs]

Art Reactions: Euphemia White Van Rensselaer

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George Peter Alexander Healy: Euphemia White Van Rensselaer, circa 1842 (located: New York, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Bequest of Cornelia Cruger)

I love the look she's giving.

My hovercraft is full of eels

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I want to learn how to say this in German for my trip to Switzerland next month.

Source [Little Movie Nerd]

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Authors - the card game

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I want this... amazon has a new version.

Source [literature is my utopia]

Music Break: Jolene

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Jolene by Dolly Parton

Book Review: Faithful by Davitt Sigerson

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Faithful by Davitt Sigerson

Rating: 1/5

I can honestly say I felt a sense of accomplishment after reading this book, but mainly because I finished reading a book I did not like. Sometimes you feel pride when you trudge through a bad book and see it to its miserable end. I debated ticking the spoiler option but decided against it because I don't encourage anyone to read this book, possibly if it's made into a movie (I don't know why it would, but you never know) you can watch that. If you want to read it then stop reading this review, but seriously, pass on this one (even if my description sounds appealing, this book blows).

This is a story of a man who's been royally screwed over by a woman. Nick falls in love and quickly marries Trish. Trish cheats during their marriage (with strangers), gets pregnant (don't worry the kid is Nicks), then while pregnant, leaves Nick for her ex-boyfriend (moves in with him and everything, while smug ex-boyfriend is a jerk and has a sense of pride for stealing Trish away and throws it in Nick's face that he's going to raise his child). Nick spends the remainder of the book pining away for Trish and dealing with being a part-time dad. Yup, that's it. Nick is miserable, the end.

Monday, August 29, 2011

How to survive

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this reminds me... I should learn how to use a compass one day. I did orienteering in Girl Scouts but that was years ago...

oh yeah, I should probably keep books like this on my Kindle in case of the end of times.

image source [ebook porn]

Umm, yeah, that won't work for me

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Because I'll probably die reading smut or a silly regency romance.

Source [book porn]

So this is the new Superman

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Ummm, I don't know... I guess this will be a "darker" version, sort of like the Dark Knight (Batman) series, I assume???

Oh yeah, check out the cast list. Some interesting decisions, Laurence Fishburne will be Perry White. I'm not mad at this, even though I liked Frank Langella in the last movie, but I guess they want to do something completely new.

Source [Bits 'n' Bobs]

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Book Review: Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett

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Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett
Rating: 4/5

I thoroughly enjoyed this humours tale of the initiation of the apocalypse, yes, the world ending, all is lost, apocalypse - but with jazz hands! This was my first Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett book and if this book is a good representation of their story telling abilities two words come to mind - British and Funny. As a fan of British humor, which I don't think many American always get (its just so dry and subtle) I was very entertained, I didn't necessarily laugh out loud, but I did (often) chuckle in my head. The story flowed well with the anticipation of how the world would end building with each chapter. The ending was... well, it was okay. I won't say too much to reveal what happened but I was neither disatisfied or overly satisfied with it. Oh yeah, I hear that the book is in the works to be a TV miniseries and well, that would be utterly fun. One last thing - I loved the character Crowley and wanted more of him... perhaps a prequel about his time through history or something.

Never Forget: Sho'Nuff

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Sho'Nuff was shogun of Harlem in  the film The Last Dragon, he was the meanest, prettiest, baddest mofo in town...

American Girl in Italy 1951

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This photo reminds me of the "holla man" skit from the Dave Chappelle Show.

Source [Everyday I Show]

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Clowns

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Image Source [all amazing things]

Oh Helena...

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Image Source [you're just as sane as I am]

My mom's purse

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Yes, it's a fanny pack. I tried to explain why this was not cool but she just countered with how convenient it was, and well, I didn't want to take her joy away.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Poor Squidward

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I can admit that I will occasionally watch SpongeBob Squarepants alone... that show is rather entertaining.

Source [my world has become a whirlwind]

Music Break: Boom Boom

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Boom Boom by John Lee Hooker

Fence Kiss

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I would like to kiss someone through a fence.

Source [you will be sad]

Thursday, August 25, 2011

THIS IS MY PROOF

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“This Photograph is my proof. There was that afternoon, when things were still good between us, and she embraced me, and we were so happy. It did happen. She did love me. Look see for yourself!”

This was the loveliest and saddest thing I've read in a long time.

This photography was part of an exhibition by Duane Michals.


Source [Blog Archive]

Just telling it like it is...

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Interviewer asked David Thewlis, who plays Remus Lupin in the Harry Potter film series, "Is there anything that you loved in the books that got cut out of the films that didn’t make it into the final scenes?"

His reply, "our relationship."

Oooohh, burn. For reals though.

Source [miketanas]

And I laughed...

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Brent Spiner doing a hilarious impression of Patrick Stewart... actually pretty good at it.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

The Race Card

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I gots mine.

Image Source [fyfamousblackgirls]

I really like Zach

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He never fails to entertain.

Image Source [ohmyalphabet]

Sometimes we are foced to become pirates

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This comic is the truth!

Source [Virtual Shackles]

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Cry Baby

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source [on the off change you're listening]

Music Break: Good Lovin'

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Good Lovin' (The Young Rascals song)

Blue Coke

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This makes me feel like I'm in an alternate reality.

Image Source [you will be sad]

Monday, August 22, 2011

The Internet in 1995 on MTV News

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"In 1995, some 10 million people regularly use the Internet. What's attracted many of them is the world wide web, with it's proliferation of special interest truck stops called websites and the arrival of network browser programs that make the whole thing, if not idiot proof, at least user friendly."

"special interest truck stops"? Huh? Okay, whatever, this entertained me.

Michael Jordan... in the beginning

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Source [You Will Be Sad]

Two dads are better than none

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True.

Source [robofillet]

Sunday, August 21, 2011

It was the early 90s and this happened on the Mickey Mouse Club

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Justin Timberlake and Ryan Gosling sing Jodeci’s Cry For You


This video is awesome for so many reasons.

And you know, I miss the 90's sometimes.

American students in Heidelberg, Germany, in 1947

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Image Source [Glamour a mort]

Programmer humor

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Source [joshuakarjala twitter]

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Another reason to love her

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 J.K. Rowling

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Oh no you didn't!

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Source [YoungAmerican]

A girl

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source [everything you love to hate]

Friday, August 19, 2011

Your best black friend

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I would like to be the disappointing black friend for someone... I promise to blow your mind and highly disappoint you with how un-stereotypical I am, but then by being very stereotypical in other ways... I know, it's crazy.... I guess you'll have to become my friend and see what I mean.

Jean Cocteau

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Source [Everyday I Show]

WAKE UP!

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Last scene from the film School Daze (1988).

I loved this film... it made me want to go to a HBCU (just like the TV show A Different World)... but, I did not... I went to a regular boring college where hijinks never ensued.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Local bookstores rule!

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Oh, Blanche!

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Next frame - Dorothy giving Blanche side eye (aka the Zbornak eye roll).

Source [epic4chan]

Mean Girls

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I'm pretty sure I would sit at the "greatest people you will ever meet" table... who am I kidding, I would probably eat rather quickly (alone) and then run to the library to read (alone).

Source [Suicide Blonde]

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

But you will!!!

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This movie (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind) had some great relationship lines. (another one of my favorites).

I'm going to buy this... I feel the need to own this movie.

Image Source [abortiaclinique]

If we weren't so rich...

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Ha! I loved this episode... Vanessa got into a fight because people called her a rich girl. Man, I wish I had those problems.

Image Source [hanselman]

Why am I like this...

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Yup, that's me.

Image Source [crissle]

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Music Break: Danger! High Voltage

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Danger! High Voltage by Electric Six

I love this video and the song is pretty cool too.

Random Thoughts...

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If I ever started a rock band, I would call it A. J. Morrison Elementary School. Yeah, I think that would be a pretty awesome name for a band. It also happens to be the name of a school I went to.

I don't know why that thought entered my head and why I wrote it down here.

Maybe I just hope one day I come across a rock band named A. J. Morrison Elementary School (I'm sure everyone would call it Morrison Elementary for short) and I would sit back, take a deep sigh, and say, "yesss!"

Harry Potter and the lack of Black people

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So stumbled across this video on YouTube:


First let me say, I totally noticed that scene between Dean Thomas and Kingsley Shacklebolt in the final film (during my second viewing) and I smiled at it. I thought, wow, I don't think I remember seeing two Black people in the same scene in any Harry Potter film (let alone talking to each other). And Dean was looking at Kingsley in awe, now, I'm not sure if it was just in awe of his (Kingsley) awesomeness, or he's hyped to fight for Hogwarts or he's saying to himself, "yeah another brother - I want to be just like him!" But that's the thing about movies and art, you make your interpretations.

Now, back to his video... okay, I will admit I did notice the lack of Black people in the Harry Potter world but I didn't think much of it because I just assumed "that's how England is" and honestly, I'm use to watching movies without Black representation... but then again, I usually assume Black people don't exist in other countries (besides Africa) because they are never shown in movies. And well, I learn about the world from movies (I'm being sarcastic, if you couldn't tell).

I remember people were having this same argument (well this argument happens often) about the movie Amelie. People were upset that the movie depicted an idyllic version of a Black free Paris (umm, remember those 2005 French riots).

Anyway, he got a lot of feedback about his video and created an "ill advised rebuttal":


First off, yes, he blew my mind, I didn't know/remember Lavender Brown was Black and then mysteriously became White in the Half-Blood Prince (Harry Potter wiki has photos). Was it because she had to kiss our precious Ron Wesley? (conspiracy!) I don't know but I wouldn't be shocked if this was true...

Now with that said and with the universal fact that Camille Loves the Harry Potter world, let the record show I think J.K. Rowling made a conscious effort to include diversity in her books. And yes, we can list the non-white characters such as Dean Thomas, Kingsley Shacklebolt, Cho Chang, Padma and Parvati Patil, and others. I think Ms. Rowling had the right idea but when we see the movies, and it's more visual (well you know what I mean), the lack of diversity is a little more apparent... and well, that might bother people or cause eye brows to raise.

Anyway, this is all a fun discussion to have and I'm sure a discussion we will continue to have...

But I have to say, I do enjoy seeing diversity on film... It always feels good when you watch a movie and see someone who looks like you doing stuff. One day, I hope, it won't feel good to see Black people in films because it will become so common that I never think of it... one day...

Monday, August 15, 2011

Pearl Bailey

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Source [Everyday I Show]

Vampire Humor

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Source [Macabre Drive-In Theater]

And there is this...

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As the original blogger said, "Because from time to time we all need to be reminded that this happened."

From the movie Zardoz, starring Sean Connery.

Source [Not Exactly]
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