So I’m watching the most recent episode of Top Chef. and one of the cheftestants (their word) just described his father as “coming down with” cancer just before the beginning of the competition. This is a pretty inaccurate way to describe that process, right? Makes me think of head colds, not hysterectomies.
Diva. Just in case anyone needs to, you know,...
If you, like me, are somehow missing the reassuring presence of schoolwork in your life, Miranda July’s website for her Learning to Love You More project has a lot of helpful assignments to fill that hole in your life.
Early Christmas Shopping Pour Moi.
vivresavie: Currently researching where to find the following food items in Philadelphia, let alone in the States: Marmite Speculoos biscuits Laduree-style macaroons Help? I’m pretty sure you can get Marmite and Speculoos (or similar) at DiBruno’s in Rittenhouse (but probably not the Italian Market branch). They may also have macarons in the “cookie corner”...
Criterion Releases Streaming Films!!
tesslynch: modthrash: piercethenight: andrewmuto: Criterion just made a MASSIVE overhaul of their website and they now offer streaming “rentals” of some of their library. The best part is that the $5 fee is put towards the purchase of the disc if you decide to buy it. The rest of their site got a revamp too and it really looks great. If you love cinema, check it out HERE. oh my...
Big in 08: Tomato soup + shit tons of grated cheddar + lots of extra pepper. In other news, I had dreams, actual dreams, about stuffing and gravy last night.
I just watched this video of a newborn baby... →
drned: The Zombies “Care Of Cell 44”
The Internet is weird.
tylercoates: Forgive me for being self-indulgent so late at night, but… eh: I realize I shouldn’t criticize the hobbies of others, especially when I spend a majority of my unemployed time on this very website, reading the thoughts and theories of perfect strangers. Every now and then, however, you stumble across a website that has such an extremely specific demographic that it seems, well, odd...
From PostSecret this week (an email): “My family believe I died in the Indian Ocean tsunami. I put my wallet and passport in a dead man’s clothes and took his identity.”
There are two kids standing under my window, both playing drums that look like they were stolen from the local high school marching band - one a snare, one a set of toms. There are only two of them. They are dressed in hooded sweatshirts. What is going on.
The Beatles - I’ve Just Seen a Face ...
drned: Buddy Holly “Peggy Sue”
Mark Bittman gives me hope for my tiny, tiny... →
Excellent way to waste a day
Meandering around the Europa Film Archives, which is an online compendium of tons of old European shorts. I especially like this guy, about the dangers of alcohol and tuberculosis. A bunch of them come from the collection of Lobster Films, where I worked when I was in Paris.
This is kind of unbelievable: a sort of feelings aggregator, really sleekly designed, that allows you to see how people are feeling (the program trolls the internets for sentences that contain the words “i feel” or “i’m feeling”), either globally or broken down into city/weather at the time of the statement/age of the author/type of feeling/etc. People in their 20s...
tesslynch: Farmer’s market honey: you are worth it. And I hear you have cut-healing properties. Also, if it’s local enough: no more allergies!
I would just like to announce
…that I just stood up for the first time today. It’s 3:38 pm.
Could this girl even be real? →
This is unbelievable. I want to be friends with her so badly. itsbedtime: After reading Tavi’s blog for hours, I cannot imagine that there is a 12 year old on the planet that thinks Fred Armisen is funny, wears clothes this cool and has obscure pop-culture references AND is this intelligent. My experience is that with most remarkable children, they are either humorless, lack style or have no...
How funny you are today New York like Ginger Rogers in Swingtime and St. Bridget’s steeple leaning a little to the left here I have just jumped out of a bed full of V-days (I got tired of D-days) and blue you there still accepts me foolish and free all I want is a room up there and you in it and even the traffic halt so thick is a way for people to rub up against each other and when their...
Is there anything I won’t put at least one of the following things on? -Cheddar (preferably extra extra sharp/super aged) -Bacon -Maple syrup (Grade A medium amber for topping pancakes/French toast, B for cooking) -Whole milk and/or Greek yogurt
So they are working on the house next to mine (which, you know, shares a wall with my house), and I’ve literally never heard them working on it, apart from the guys who presumably own the place sitting on the steps trying to get my roommate and me to come in for beers. But tonight - tonight. The ultimate fighters (as they claim to be) are busting out the big guns. There has been an...
David Ivar Herman-Düne - In the House This sums...
So I guess everyone’s probably figured this out already, but Prince is so weird.
Cool interview with Spike Jonze about the... →
Andrew Bird, you can play solo violin in my... →
An Awesome Dream
mollylambert: “Doesn’t this seem kind of like a dream? A black female anchor filling in on a major news show hosted by a lesbian talking about how Hillary is considering being Barack’s secretary of state?” - Jess, talking about Alison Stewart filling in for Rachel Maddow