I think you’re the hottest funeral director I’ve ever met.– Brad Womack, who might be the stupidest man on television (which is saying a lot!). (via lifeaquatic) I GUESS BRAD ISN’T A BIG SIX FEET UNDER FAN, YOU GUYS.
An Open Letter To Molly/Life Aquatic/Ace's Mom
Have you spent the past few days humming/singing a strange permutation of ‘Need You Now’ by Cut Copy and ‘Need You Now’ by Lady Antebellum? I have.
What about when you’re talking about a company called Conair and no one gets your Cage/Cusack/Buscemi jokes?
One thing I have learned this weekend (and tomorrow, even though it hasn’t come yet) is that I have the work ethic of a Ragdoll cat. On a related note, don’t ever complain about how hard it is to work from 9-5 to your parents, because they’ll spend the rest of the night wondering if they’ve failed you (and themselves, and society) by being overindulgent.
A Short List Of The Only Four Songs I Heard Today
1. Katy Perry, Firework 2. Lady GaGa, Poker Face (Remix) 3. Usher, DJ Got Us Fallin’ In Love (Pitbull Remix) 4. Phil Collins, One More Night At more than one moment, all of these songs were playing at the same time.
thenotes: Cut Copy /// “Need You Now” ///...
Cut Copy, Where I’m Going Oh, shit.
Historian Accused of Altering Lincoln Pardon... →
Archives drama is my raison d’etre.
Flyers and Canucks →
lifeaquatic: Tied for first in the league.
“Our task, as members of the Historical Society, is not to hierarchize the past, but to collect and preserve it.” -I talked about ‘Here At The Historical Society’ during a job interview for a position as an Assistant Assistant Curator at the Northampton Historical Society in, I think, 2007? I didn’t get hired.
When the stay-at-home Moms in your yoga class realize that the alcohol sweat smell is coming from you.
In the past few weeks I have come across the phrase ‘filthy lucre’ in no less than three novels and one published collection of letters.
Mike Leigh got an Oscar nomination! So did Winter’s Bone! So did Dustin Powers, for his work in Winter’s Bone!
Among the biggest, of course, is: What story will it tell? As part of the Smithsonian, the museum bears the burden of being the “official” — that is, the government’s — version of black history, but it will also carry the hopes and aspirations of African-Americans. Will its tale be primarily one of pain, focused on America’s history of slavery and racial oppression, and memorializing black...
Update, via e-mail: …it was The Economist, which I thought was hilarious to be cited during an NFL game, and Pittsburgh is actually REALLY nice. extremely clean and pretty and surrounded by water. I feel an obligation to tell people this because before I went, if I said anything about Pittsburgh at all, it probably would have been “Pittsburgh, what?” It does look very nice on...
thenotes: I don’t follow football but I am in favor of a Green Bay vs. Pittsburgh Superbowl because what else does either town really have going for it. Last night during the game one of the announcers mentioned the fact that some magazine (Forbes, maybe?) has voted Pittsburgh America’s Most Livable City three years in a row. I might be biased, but, what?
Whether they are set in pawn shops or peer into the hitherto obscure realm of storage-unit auctions, these hugely popular series ditch the aura of tweedy refinement surrounding precursor programs such as PBS’ “Antiques Roadshow” (based on a British import) and instead present antiquing as rugged, manly and all-American. -TV’s Macho Antique Wars What’s the German...
Optometrist: So, do you read a lot of books? Do you have a computer? You know, like for the Internet and stuff? Me: .
I have two paper cuts on the left side of the pad of right index finger and they really hurt. A few minutes ago I was investigating and noticed that one of them was a clean cut and the other was not, so I pulled at the skin until it hurt even more. Then I remembered that Black Swan was just a really well-done Lifetime movie and I went back to being a non-ballerina.