Reblog with your first job and age you started...
sometimesagreatnotion: robot-heart: enjoli:bumblevision:mercurypdx:biteofpythias: Cashier and deli girl at the local grocery store, 16 Unofficially = washing cars at a Honda car lot, ten hours per week for about two months in the summer, 15 years old. Officially = Baskin-Robbins, ice cream scooper (back in the days when you had to wear a pastel PINK shirt and hat), 16. I was a...
My Top 5 Artists (Week Ending 2009-8-30) →
Girl Talk (15) Bob Dylan (3) Ratatat (3) The Go! Team (2) Frank Sinatra (2) Imported from Last.fm Tumblr by JoeLaz
Inglourious Basterds (2009)
filmosophy: Now that I’ve seen the film, I cannot recommend Chad’s discussion of the film highly enough. If you’ve seen Inglourious Basterds, please go read his piece over at Filmosophy.
Discomfort Food: Change May Make Us Crave More of... →
psychotherapy: …Many apologies, but Tolstoy appears to have been wrong. In times of change, a new study shows, we usually first seek out the unfamiliar, the new. “Change,” according to the paper, which is set to be published in the Journal of Consumer Research, “begets change.” The paper, written by Stacy Wood of the Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina, reports the...
drugs are bad, mkay →
WTF #2 →
WTF #1 →
From Dusk Till Dawn (1996)
My contribution to Tarantino Week: filmosophy: FROM HERE ON OUT, YOU ARE ALL COOL IN MY BOOK by Michelle Said Let’s just get it out of the way: From Dusk Till Dawn is a ridiculous movie. I’ll admit that I had never ever seen From Dusk Till Dawn until Tarantino Week rolled around and I realized how paltry my viewing experience of his films have been. And, what’s more, I didn’t pick...
she got a [hacking cough] that just won't QUIT
Excuse me, dying of a respiratory illness. Who wants to make out?
Variation on the Word 'Sleep' - Margaret Atwood
sometimesagreatnotion: I would like to be the air that inhabits you for a moment only. I would like to be that unnoticed & that necessary. This is one of my favorite excerpts of any poem ever written, and one very good example as to why Atwood is one of my favorite writers, living or dead. She’s remarkable.
You will not get payed but you get to go to Dave... →
I really wish I could see who responds to this ad.
Y.P.R.: If Checkpoint Were Based on Conversations... →
skybarn: Here’s the original. Brilliant.
My Top 5 Artists (Week Ending 2009-8-23) →
The Beatles (9) Bob Dylan (8) Spoon (6) Rilo Kiley (5) Róisín Murphy (5) Imported from Last.fm Tumblr by JoeLaz
I'm not angry, I'm just disappointed, David... →
Paul Auster - City of Glass
“Humpty Dumpty: the purest embodiment of the human condition. Listen carefully, sir. What is an egg? It is that which has not yet been born. A paradox, is it not? For how can Humpty Dumpty be alive if he has not yet been born? And yet, he is alive—make no mistake. We know that because he can speak. More than that, he is a philosopher of language. ‘When I use a word, Humpty Dumpty...
Paul Auster - City of Glass
“Most people don’t pay attention to such things. They think of words as stones, as great unmovable objects with no life, as monads that never change.” “Stones can change. They can be worn away by wind or water. They can erode. They can be crushed. You can turn them into shards, or gravel, or dust.”
City of Glass - Paul Auster
“Best of all, there is the air. Yes. And little by little, I have learned to live inside it. The air and the light, yes, that too, the light that shines on all things and puts them there for my eyes to see. There is the air and the light, and this is best of all. Excuse me. The air and the light. Yes. When the weather is good, I like to sit by the open window. Sometimes I look out and watch...
AND SO NOW
My legs are numb thanks to free pitcher of cocktail. There’s a Mad Men quote in here somewhere.
Other Answers Contributed
“Batman” “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” “New Balance” “Bermuda and the Florida Keys” “Chris Isaak” AND the almost-but-not-quite answer of who is Krusty’s half-brother of “Pauley Shore,” when, in fact, it is most definitely Luke Perry. I got my 90’s marginally famous “actors” mixed up.
Tonight our trivia team
afternoondeelite: Won and scored a perfect 10 on the two most important categories of the night: mythology and sexy music. Won a pitcher of cocktail for that first victory, too. This is all true. I was there. And I contributed the answers, “banshee” and “Tenacious D” to those respective rounds. I’m not going to lie: This was a proud night for me.
Hi everybody. It’s Tuesday.
I’m sitting and staring and being all squinty-eyed and trying really, really hard to get my eyes to work, except they won’t and, so, if I can’t get my eyes to work, how can I hope to get the rest of me to work? It does not make any sense. I have the same heavy-headedness I experienced as a middle schooler, the kind where just keeping your head perched atop the rest of your body is a major...
My Top 5 Artists (Week Ending 2009-8-16) →
Bob Dylan (23) The Beatles (12) Rilo Kiley (10) Okkervil River (9) Spoon (8) Imported from Last.fm Tumblr by JoeLaz