15 4 / 2014

phylhrmnix:

Jeff Goldblum: at least as awkward as you might imagine.

Still and for always my first ever celebrity crush. And probably the reason why I’m hunkered down with a math guy today… thanks, Jurassic Park.

phylhrmnix:

Jeff Goldblum: at least as awkward as you might imagine.

Still and for always my first ever celebrity crush. And probably the reason why I’m hunkered down with a math guy today… thanks, Jurassic Park.

09 4 / 2014

johndarnielle:

important NB/postscript to that last answer: you know how Tolkien considered “cellar door” an especially beautiful combination of words? Woe to John Ronald Reuel, who did not abide long enough among the living to hear the noble phrase “Nerds rope” coined! however, they have gelatin in them, so I won’t eat them, they’ll literally go directly to the trash without so much as a good Nerds rope joke, so in case anybody gets the idea “I’ll buy JD a Nerds rope,” please refrain. daily emails to Wonka requesting a vegan Nerds rope have gone unanswered since 2005 but I will keep the pressure on. I’d say more, but there’s important vandalism to be done over at the Nerds Wikipedia page, which fails to name “Death Nerds” and “Nerds of Profound Longing” among its Nerds spin-offs

Can’t wait to be in the same venue with this talented vegan gentleman in a week. It’s going to be a great show.

johndarnielle:

important NB/postscript to that last answer: you know how Tolkien considered “cellar door” an especially beautiful combination of words? Woe to John Ronald Reuel, who did not abide long enough among the living to hear the noble phrase “Nerds rope” coined! however, they have gelatin in them, so I won’t eat them, they’ll literally go directly to the trash without so much as a good Nerds rope joke, so in case anybody gets the idea “I’ll buy JD a Nerds rope,” please refrain. daily emails to Wonka requesting a vegan Nerds rope have gone unanswered since 2005 but I will keep the pressure on. I’d say more, but there’s important vandalism to be done over at the Nerds Wikipedia page, which fails to name “Death Nerds” and “Nerds of Profound Longing” among its Nerds spin-offs

Can’t wait to be in the same venue with this talented vegan gentleman in a week. It’s going to be a great show.

(Source: starryary)

09 4 / 2014

"I made a sideways move from art history into writing, and I think this, in part, is why I also find the stern distinction between fiction and nonfiction odd. It’s not at all a natural way of splitting up narrated experience, just as we don’t go around the museum looking for fictional or nonfictional paintings. Painters know that everything is a combination of what’s observed, what’s imagined, what’s overheard, and what’s been done before. Is Monet a nonfiction painter and Ingres a fiction painter? It’s the least illuminating thing we could ask about their works. Some lean more heavily on what’s seen, some more on what’s imagined, but all draw on various sources."

07 4 / 2014

thisbigcity:

Share your best urbanism #didyouknow with us!



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Despite growing up near Derry, NH (and making it my personal business to dominate Londonderry, NH in every sport possible), I did not know this.

thisbigcity:

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Despite growing up near Derry, NH (and making it my personal business to dominate Londonderry, NH in every sport possible), I did not know this.

04 4 / 2014

pop-culture-mulcher:

It’s Friday, motherfuckers.

Finally saw this movie this week. Amazing. Would have loved it as a kid too.

pop-culture-mulcher:

It’s Friday, motherfuckers.

Finally saw this movie this week. Amazing. Would have loved it as a kid too.

02 4 / 2014

Hello, Fez.

Hello, Fez.

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02 4 / 2014

tehawesome:

There are a few things I’ve learned from commenting on the Birds Eye Vegetables Facebook page:

  • People love answering dumb questions. Over 900 people responded to the above post, all of them saying something like “pepper.” It’s like some wealthy lunatic asked, “How could I get hundreds of people to all type ‘pepper’ onto the internet like an absurdist art project?” And here we are, I guess.
  • Birds Eye Vegetables only Likes right answers. See that second screenshot? Do you see the two utter losers with no Likes? That’s because Birds Eye only rewards winners. “Orange pepper”? Have a Like! “Red bell pepper”? LikeTown, Population: You! “Cantalope”? Are you kidding me? Go fuck yourself, idiot.
  • Birds Eye will benevolently chime in to give the right answer if someone isn’t sure. And then people will reply to that reply, because nobody can stop Facebook commenters from shouting “pepper” all over this thread. They see that comment box and they think, “Oh look, a text box! I have to type pepper into that thing!!!”
  • Nobody in the Birds Eye thread really talks to other people, so I feel free to leave multiple comments now. Birds Eye never responds, and other people pretty much just type “red pepper” and continue on with their very important schedules. So, when all comments are viewed chronologically, I look like someone having an argument with an unrelenting army of people who only type “pepper” into comment boxes. I’m basically Neo fighting wave after wave of machines outside the Matrix, only instead of doing kung fu I’m talking about pumpkins a lot.
  • And lastly, this isn’t a thing I learned, really, but I appreciated Nick openly disagreeing with Our Lord and Master Birds Eye Vegetables re: whether that pepper is a pumpkin. I only hope the Birds Eye Facebook page admin is half as amused as we are, but sometimes I imagine some 80s cartoon villain smashing his metal fist against his big desk and shouting, “Curses! They called it a pumpkin again!”

You forgot to mention the person who answered on an entirely different post! :)

02 4 / 2014

sunfoundation:

BREAKING: The Supreme Court has handed down its #McCutcheon v. FEC decision, deciding to strike down aggregate limits on direct political contributions by claiming they are unconstitutional based on the First Amendment.  
It’s another major blow to America’s campaign finance system.
While we are not surprised by today’s outcome, we are disappointed that the plutocracy we predicted is now sanctioned by the high court. Thanks to the high court, wealthy donors can now pour millions more into federal elections - the decision effectively ties a big bow around Congress and delivers it to the 1%.Read Sunlight’s full response to #SCOTUS's decision here: http://sunlightfoundation.com/blog/2014/04/02/sunlights-response-to-scotus-ruling-on-mccutcheon-v-fec/

sunfoundation:

BREAKING: The Supreme Court has handed down its #McCutcheon v. FEC decision, deciding to strike down aggregate limits on direct political contributions by claiming they are unconstitutional based on the First Amendment.  

It’s another major blow to America’s campaign finance system.

While we are not surprised by today’s outcome, we are disappointed that the plutocracy we predicted is now sanctioned by the high court. Thanks to the high court, wealthy donors can now pour millions more into federal elections - the decision effectively ties a big bow around Congress and delivers it to the 1%.

Read Sunlight’s full response to #SCOTUS's decision here: http://sunlightfoundation.com/blog/2014/04/02/sunlights-response-to-scotus-ruling-on-mccutcheon-v-fec/

28 3 / 2014

28 3 / 2014

somervilleurbanag:

Finally! Finally! Finally! The crocus are coming at Quincy Street Park!

Yay!!!