"Hello, this is Alec Baldwin, from television...."
-Alec Baldwin, telelvision
Have you heard the Alec Baldwin NPR pledge drive spots? Whereas the Ira Glass pleas literally make me change the channel, I actually find these entertaining, made a contribution AND sought them out to enjoy again.
I read an article today explaining why bacon is a gateway meat for many vegetarians. Basically, it's because bacon smells irresistible and speaks to our evolutionary quest for fat & protein. Delicious!
"The best thing about a picture is that it never changes,
even when the people in it do."
Half-frame photography allows you to take two individual pictures side-by-side and one after another on the same 35mm frame. That's 72 frames on one 36-exposure roll of film. (Remember film?) The Mini Diana series of products from Lomography lets you do all kinds of crazy stuff with film cameras.
WE are the music-makers, And we are the dreamers of dreams, Wandering by lone sea-breakers, And sitting by desolate streams; World-losers and world-forsakers, On whom the pale moon gleams: Yet we are the movers and shakers Of the world for ever, it seems. With wonderful deathless ditties We build up the world's great cities, And out of a fabulous story We fashion an empire's glory: One man with a dream, at pleasure, Shall go forth and conquer a crown; And three with a new song's measure Can trample an empire down.
We, in the ages lying In the buried past of the earth, Built Nineveh with our sighing, And Babel itself with our mirth; And o'erthrew them with prophesying To the old of the new world's worth; For each age is a dream that is dying, Or one that is coming to birth.
Forget all the fervor surrounding MTV's remake of "Skins;" just watch the original that had no qualms depicting the swearing, drug use & sexual situations that American teens apparently have no part of. Lol
I've only seen the seasons featuring the first cast, but if I lived in the world of "Skins," which I do not, Sid would be my favorite.
Trader Joe's Jasmine Pearls tea is great. Steep for 5 minutes & mix in a splash of soy milk; it's divine! And when I'm done I can simply throw the biodegradable bag into my hippy compost bin; "back to the earth with ye!"
Chanel No. 5 has been on sale continuously since 1921. It's estimated that a bottle is sold every 55 seconds.
I find it interesting that this scent's popularity persists nearly 100 years later. You can buy a bottle of it today and smell the same as someone who wore it 90 years ago. Instead of being retired as a "grandma perfume" long ago, it still continues to find a receptive audience; seemingly timeless.
"What do I wear in bed? Why, Chanel No. 5, of course." - Marilyn Monroe
In high school, my friend Eric had a theory that you could judge an album by its cover. I'll admit that often times this ethos still motivates me to consider new artists. Such was the case in 2009 when I discovered The Postmarks. I purchased "Memoirs at the End of the World" and loved it. "All You Ever Wanted" is still one of my faves.
It gets better though! Upon reviewing their other material, I found that they previously released a really excellent cover of "OX4" originally performed by the band Ride. I love moments like that... similar to hearing The Shins' cover of The Postal Service's "We Will Become Silhouettes."
The world is a better place with John K.'s cartoons in it. His blog is pretty entertaining too.
If you have a kid, do yourself a favor. Ditch cable with all of its "I WANT THAT" commercials and stock the shelves with the cartoons that helped shape us all into weird, wonderful, wacky fun-loving adults: Ren & Stimpy, The New Adventures of Mighty Mouse, Woody Woodpecker, Looney Tunes, Popeye, etc.
Three Stooges & Addams Family are must haves too, but not the cartoon incarnations. <cringe>
Generally, I'm not a fan of facial hair on anyone except John Waters and Gomez Addams. That said, take a gander at how spectacularly ridiculous this guy looks! It's great! I'll bet he's a lot of fun to hang out with. I'm serious!
How can you not respect someone with the self-confidence to walk around looking like this?! From his pimped out lampshade hat to his bolo tie, this guy is the shit.
"She's middle-aged, gray-haired and stays up all night. Still, Heidi the cross-eyed opossum is Germany's biggest media sensation, and she has not even made her debut at the Leipzig Zoo.
Yet Heidi appears to be the next in a line of animal celebrities in Germany. The 2-1/2-year-old opossum has a growing Facebook following pushing 80,000 fans, sparked a popular song on YouTube and will soon star as a plush toy. However, the public will not get their first glimpse of the opossum until July, when the zoo opens its tropical wildlife exhibit..."
I used to love my Liz Claiborne black & dark red wing-tips, but as Buddha once said "nothing is forever except change"... You know change, like getting a new pair of wing tips! I'm pretty sure that's precisely what he meant.
These swell shoes are a cozy, comfortable fit and the clicky heels command authority and sow a "to be reckoned with" seed in coworkers' psyches! Check out Miz Mooz other designs here.
"Lake Vostok, which has been sealed off from the world for 14 million years, is about to be penetrated by a Russian drill bit.
The lake, which lies four kilometres below the icy surface of Antarctica, is unique in that it's been completely isolated from the other 150 subglacial lakes on the continent for such a long time. It's also oligotropic, meaning that it's supersaturated with oxygen -- levels of the element are 50 times higher than those found in most typical freshwater lakes."
"A ten-year old girl from Canada has discovered a supernova, making her the youngest person ever to find a stellar explosion. The Royal Astronomical Society of Canada announced the discovery by Kathryn Aurora Gray of Fredericton, New Brunswick, (wonderful middle name!) who was assisted by astronomers Paul Gray and David Lane. Supernova 2010lt is a magnitude 17 supernova in galaxy UGC 3378 in the constellation of Camelopardalis, as reported on IAU Electronic Telegram 2618. The galaxy was imaged on New Year’s Eve 2010, and the supernova was discovered on January 2, 2011 by Kathryn and her father Paul."
"The 'Dimitrie Leonida' National Technical Museum from Romania hosts a weird kind of battery. Built by Vasile Karpen, the pile has been working uninterrupted for 60 years. 'I admit it's also hard for me to advance the idea of an overunity generator without sounding ridiculous, even if the object exists,' says Nicolae Diaconescu, engineer and director of the museum."