zitsandwrinkles:

Truly exceptional television. Who wouldn’t want to watch this?!

This is my favorite show OF ALL TIME. (Diedre & The Chimp would also make for a great band name.)

zitsandwrinkles:

Truly exceptional television. Who wouldn’t want to watch this?!

This is my favorite show OF ALL TIME. (Diedre & The Chimp would also make for a great band name.)

If you love dogs: a good thing to read

Back when Arden could still climb our stairs

- sharply pitched, turning near the top,

the sort old carpenters modelled on the stairways of ships -

he’d follow Paul up to his study, shadow me

up for socks or a clean shirt. Even if I went upstairs only

for a minute, he’d wheeze and labour on the narrow steps, 

and arrive out of breath, proud of himself, 

and collapse on the rug before coming down again.

Up and down, all day. At night, he wanted to sleep 

in his bed at the foot of ours, wanted it so badly 

the pressure intensified the climb, 

what, with the tall risers and his gimpy hind legs. So he cried,

and fussed, and tried, gave up and went away, came back 

and tried again. If he couldn’t make it on his own, 

I’d get up and help him, lifting his front paws 

and setting them into place, then my hands under his hips; 

the stairwell would smell of his anxiety: bodily, 

familiar, slightly acid. Once he could no longer climb 

something so awkward, it was as if he’d forgotten 

he ever wanted to; he’d wedge his muzzle 

into a hole he’d made in the sliding screen door,

push it to the left, and sleep all night in the garden, 

on the gravel beneath the spread of a Montauk daisy. 

Why can’t I hold on to that image: the dreamer 

beneath black leaves and a spatter of summer stars?

Indelible, that old man scent, 

the fear that makes the stairway steeper.

-The Stairs, by Mark Doty

adamdnewman:

adamdnewman:

Last night I went to a screening of 22 Jump Street and sat behind Sandy Kenyon. You know, the dude who reviews movies on the little TVs in the backs of NYC taxis and who fucking hates everything. Anyway, he was laughing his balls off throughout the whole movie, so if you’re riding in a cab these next few weeks and see him rip the movie apart, you know he’s full of shit!

UPDATE: Here’s his review: http://7online.com/entertainment/review-22-jump-street/112292/
I KNEW IT! Sandy Kenyon is so full of shit!!!!! What a dick!

HA! I’m counting this as my favorite movie review of 2014 (to date).

adamdnewman:

adamdnewman:

Last night I went to a screening of 22 Jump Street and sat behind Sandy Kenyon. You know, the dude who reviews movies on the little TVs in the backs of NYC taxis and who fucking hates everything. Anyway, he was laughing his balls off throughout the whole movie, so if you’re riding in a cab these next few weeks and see him rip the movie apart, you know he’s full of shit!

UPDATE: Here’s his review: http://7online.com/entertainment/review-22-jump-street/112292/

I KNEW IT! Sandy Kenyon is so full of shit!!!!! What a dick!

HA! I’m counting this as my favorite movie review of 2014 (to date).

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Let's Talk About Trash, Baby

zitsandwrinkles:

In New York, if someone folded up a newspaper, any newspaper, free or otherwise, and left it on an empty subway seat before exiting the car, everybody left on the train would give each other the What An Asshole eyeballs. Not everybody noticed or cared, but this happened to me a few times a…

Oh, oh, I am about to be a giant dork!  I once asked my Dad: “Why is it so goddamn hard to find a trash can in London?!” And it’s a left-over from the IRA days. In the 70s and 80s, the IRA would put their bombs specifically in public trash bins, so to protect against this, they removed a huge number of the trash bins from the city.  And then … they never really put them all back, having only just recently (I believe?) started to install more around the city, in general. 

(This is not really at all what Abby’s post is about - which is ultimately related to magically disappearing trash - but sometimes I forget that the IRA was still bombing people/things as recently as 20 years ago in London. That is crazy, to me!)

I am sure I have the reputation as someone who will give an opinion, and I don’t think that is popular at any time with any woman. I think the new misogyny at the moment is that people with strengths or strong opinions are often not very popular.

Emma Thompson, to Vanity Fair

Emma Thompson on Her S.T.D.-Related Stand-Up Routine and Why Twitter Will Kill Us All

Vanity Fair: So I take it you don’t ever Google yourself?

Emma Thompson, Queen of the People: Putting my head in the toilet and flushing it repeatedly would be a more cleansing experience.

(And also, some great quotes about being a lady, rich people in Hollywood, and the lemming generation.)

Weekend highlight: a 20-mile bike ride in Brooklyn with the A+ @elainermeyer. We saw the oldest continuous-use Church in NYC -The Dutch Reform Church - originally built in the 1600s, whose current main building dates to 1793! Tiffany stained glass and an overgrown cemetery with gravestones dating to the 1750s made it even cooler. Huzzah! #historylesson #nyc

Weekend highlight: a 20-mile bike ride in Brooklyn with the A+ @elainermeyer. We saw the oldest continuous-use Church in NYC -The Dutch Reform Church - originally built in the 1600s, whose current main building dates to 1793! Tiffany stained glass and an overgrown cemetery with gravestones dating to the 1750s made it even cooler. Huzzah! #historylesson #nyc

anthonyking:

I don’t have the skillz, but I think it would be funny to paste this quote over a picture of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Ah, the British. (If I had $1 for every time my Dad has railed about the way “everything is so bloody PC in this country!” I would have tens of dollars.)

anthonyking:

I don’t have the skillz, but I think it would be funny to paste this quote over a picture of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Ah, the British. (If I had $1 for every time my Dad has railed about the way “everything is so bloody PC in this country!” I would have tens of dollars.)

nbcsnl:

poehlersvortex:

yay—stefon:

Amy breaks her pencil [x]

#tbt

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It’s different for everyone, but there are some signs when it comes to vitamin D deficiency. For starters, you may notice your bones hurt

Vitamin D Deficiency Symptoms - Sun Protection
For starters. (via hallekiefer)

(Also: Your skin may dry out and flake off in large chunks around your eye, causing a burning pain and red, raw, gooey, and inflamed appearance.  When your eye isn’t causing intense pain 24/7, you will find yourself able to sleep for 15 hours straight, multiple days in a row.

Expect this to continue for months while you pay doctors thousands of dollars so that they can ultimately just tell you wearing 99.99% sun-blocking SPF 50 isn’t actually the best plan for your personal health.

In other news: I should really move to L.A., already.)

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