We’ll take a cup of kindness yet. See you soon, 2011. [[“Auld Lang Syne”—The Points North. Not actually a video, if the lack of motion didn’t give that away.]]
Presenting the most frightening thing to come out of the United Kingdom since the Prince William/Kate Middleton engagement commemorative coin: …the Sprout Surprise Whopper. As if a Whopper weren’t already a culinary delight, why not serve it atop a bed of Brussels sprouts? And form said sprouts into a mysterious patty of a nice, appetizing greenish-beige color and throw that in...
All moments, past, present, and future, always have existed, always will exist....– Kurt Vonnegut, Slaughterhouse-Five
Noun. A look shared by two people with each wishing that the other will initiate something that both desire but which neither one wants to start. The Guinness Book of World Records names “Mamihlapinatapai” as the world’s most succinct word, and it’s also regarded as one of the most difficult to translate. It’s in the Yaghan language, spoken in Tierra del Fuego. ...
'The Brothers of Chico Dusty' →
Black Keys/Big Boi mashup? Yes please.
Faith is believing in things when common sense tells you not to. … Just...– Miracle on 34th Street (1947).
“Christmas in Harlem” (Kanye West) ...
Wishing you a classy Christmas...
…and a mildly funny New Year. NBC is awful and cares about “copyright” or some similar nonsense, so I can’t post a video directly, but a quick click on the picture will direct you to Hulu for one of my favorite musical experiences of this holiday season. “Are we swaying? What’s happening here?” “This is fun, Drunk Leopard.” (Only flaw? ...
Favorite Holiday Email I've Received
…this should surprise no one.
in honor of this long-awaited snowfall— ...
Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerberg, Martha Stewart...
When I think “cutting-edge technology,” my mind instantly goes to Martha Stewart. And lemon squares. Fortunately, there’s an app for that. With recipes, baking timers, a grocery list tool, clipart templates for cookie storage methods—not to mention “a generous sprinkling of old-fashioned fun”—I think we have now officially exhausted every possible use...
I can’t think in terms of boundaries. Those imaginary lines are as unreal...– Kurt Vonnegut, Mother Night.
Library announcement I hope I did not hallucinate:
“The mice will be performing ‘Singing in the Rain’ on the sixth floor at 2:32am for your entertainment pleasure. They have told me they will accept tips.”
Things currently distressing me:
The fact that Mugar Library is not yet on its 24-hour finals schedule, despite it being study period. The fact that I am distressed that the library is not open all night.
campus news + Christmas = sequins. →
Crocodile Tears trunk show preview [digboston.com] →
“The expression ‘crocodile tears’ comes from a myth of crocodiles weeping to lure their prey, and some simulated sobs might be the perfect strategy to lure other shoppers away so that you can be the first to snatch up the unique jewelry items on display at the Crocodile Tears trunk show at Uncle Pete’s on Thursday.”
Stress is basically a disconnection from the earth, a forgetting of the breath....– Natalie Goldberg [[ready for the semester to end.]]
The December Diet: Social Media Roundup
December: a magical time of snow, Christmas, and that lovely combination of a finals-induced overwhelming workload, dwindling bank accounts, and the stress-based consumption of junk food and caffeine that sends college students both a) to the brink of a mental breakdown and b) to Facebook and Twitter for commiseration. It’s a nutritionist’s nightmare for sure, and rather than...
He made the trains run on time.– New Hampshire 1st District Congressman-Elect Frank Guinta in his Election Night victory speech, apparently demonstrating that it’s completely and totally fine to just compare your campaign manager to Mussolini as long as there are some railroad tracks (which may or may not actually get used,...
It’s about the water first. It’s not even about the money first. ...– Tahitian surf guide Raimana Van Bastolaer, in a February 2010 Q & A session at the New England Aquarium. [[love what you do]]