makos-lightningrod:

Fuck, Marry, or Kill with Sleepy Hollow Cast - George Washington, Paul Revere, and Benjamin Franklin

NICOLE BEHARIE’S FACE

Found this while looking for an unrelated piece of information. [Wikipedia]
Avengers fans will not need to look up the episode.

Found this while looking for an unrelated piece of information. [Wikipedia]

Avengers fans will not need to look up the episode.

vintagebooksdesign:

VINTAGE MAGIC

With hand-drawn typography influenced by a series of 1960’s John O’Hara novels, the Vintage design team has conjured up this playful new series.

By collecting all nine you can reveal the classic poster on the reverse. (see the magic happen on our Facebook page!)

The poster was supplied by the Science and Society Picture Library. It dates from 1910 and was a stock magic poster used by smaller acts where performance names could simply be inserted into a strip at the top of the image, which would explain why so many different types of magic acts are represented.

To be published October 2014 by Vintage.

emilywk:

violetimpudence:

blackbarmitzvahs:

Can you imagine the conversation though?
Queen: I’m going
Chief of Staff: But, Your Majesty, the security risks…
Queen: I’m going I want cake 
Chief of Staff:
Queen: 
Chief of Staff: 
Queen: I want cake

I love how this woman, especially in her old age, is like “I am doing whatever the fuck I want. I am the fucking Queen.”

Not to kill the delight, but I think she was already going to be at the same place and they found out and that’s why they invited her and it was mostly a coincidence she walked past them.

Yeah, that’s what I was told, but I’m still sticking with my mental image here. Are you gonna tell her no?

emilywk:

violetimpudence:

blackbarmitzvahs:

Can you imagine the conversation though?

Queen: I’m going

Chief of Staff: But, Your Majesty, the security risks…

Queen: I’m going I want cake 

Chief of Staff:

Queen: 

Chief of Staff: 

Queen: I want cake

I love how this woman, especially in her old age, is like “I am doing whatever the fuck I want. I am the fucking Queen.”

Not to kill the delight, but I think she was already going to be at the same place and they found out and that’s why they invited her and it was mostly a coincidence she walked past them.

Yeah, that’s what I was told, but I’m still sticking with my mental image here. Are you gonna tell her no?

I was persuaded to watch “The Crimson Horror” this evening. (I am a past “Doctor Who” fan but I dislike Matt Smith’s portrayal, so I’ve avoided those.)
I am here to tell all the “Avengers” fans that I feel Dame Diana had a firm grasp of the nature of the character she was playing (Mrs. Gillyflower), which is to say, she devours any scenery within reach and is awesome. So, you know, you might want to give it a look.
(Also, Rachel Stirling, who plays Mrs Gillyflower’s daughter Ada, is Diana Rigg’s actual daughter, whom I had never seen.)

I was persuaded to watch “The Crimson Horror” this evening. (I am a past “Doctor Who” fan but I dislike Matt Smith’s portrayal, so I’ve avoided those.)

I am here to tell all the “Avengers” fans that I feel Dame Diana had a firm grasp of the nature of the character she was playing (Mrs. Gillyflower), which is to say, she devours any scenery within reach and is awesome. So, you know, you might want to give it a look.

(Also, Rachel Stirling, who plays Mrs Gillyflower’s daughter Ada, is Diana Rigg’s actual daughter, whom I had never seen.)

blackbarmitzvahs:

Can you imagine the conversation though?
Queen: I’m going
Chief of Staff: But, Your Majesty, the security risks…
Queen: I’m going I want cake 
Chief of Staff:
Queen: 
Chief of Staff: 
Queen: I want cake

I love how this woman, especially in her old age, is like “I am doing whatever the fuck I want. I am the fucking Queen.”

blackbarmitzvahs:

Can you imagine the conversation though?

Queen: I’m going

Chief of Staff: But, Your Majesty, the security risks…

Queen: I’m going I want cake 

Chief of Staff:

Queen: 

Chief of Staff: 

Queen: I want cake

I love how this woman, especially in her old age, is like “I am doing whatever the fuck I want. I am the fucking Queen.”

sovtime:

Антиалкогольный плакат «Прогульщикам и пьяницам — позор!».1970-е гг.
Soviet Anti-Alcohol propaganda poster: “Shame to Shirkers and Drunks!” (1970s)

sovtime:

Антиалкогольный плакат «Прогульщикам и пьяницам — позор!».1970-е гг.

Soviet Anti-Alcohol propaganda poster: “Shame to Shirkers and Drunks!” (1970s)

genderofthenight:

Tonight’s Gender of the night is: Warrior Nun

genderofthenight:

Tonight’s Gender of the night is: Warrior Nun


Octopus candle holder

Octopus candle holder

In England our heroes tend to be characters who either have, or come to realise that they have, no control over their lives whatsoever Pilgrim, Gulliver, Hamlet, Paul Pennyfeather (from Decline and Fall) Tony Last (from A Handful of Dust). We celebrate our defeats and our withdrawals the Battle of Hastings, Dunkirk, almost any given test match. There was a wonderful book published, oh, about twenty years ago I think, by Stephen Pile called the Book of Heroic Failures. It was staggeringly huge bestseller in England and sank with heroic lack of trace in the U.S. Stephen explained this to me by saying that you cannot make jokes about failure in the States. It’s like cancer, it just isn’t funny at any level. In England, though, for some reason it’s the thing we love most. So Arthur may not seem like much of a hero to Americans he doesn’t have any stock options, he doesn’t have anything to exchange high fives about round the water-cooler. But to the English, he is a hero. Terrible things happen to him, he complains about it a bit quite articulately, so we can really feel it along with him - then calms down and has a cup of tea. My kind of guy!
Douglas Adams, Slashdot interview (via hitchhikersguidetothegalaxy)
nitratediva:

Um, so did Harold Lloyd invent Gangnam Style? From Feet First (1930).

nitratediva:

Um, so did Harold Lloyd invent Gangnam Style? From Feet First (1930).

wickedgirlssavingourselves:

Brontësaurus

MEDUSA AND THE MOT JUSTE
Once there was a Greek divinity of the sea named Ceto and she married a man named Phorcus, And the marriage must have been pretty raucous; Their remarks about which child took after which parent must have been full of asperities, Because they were the parents of the Gorgons, and the Graeae, and Scylla, and the dragon that guarded the apples of the Hesperides. Bad blood somewhere. Today the Gorgons are our topic, and as all schoolboys including you and me know, They were three horrid sisters named Medusa and Euryale and Stheno, But what most schoolboys don’t know because they never get beyond their Silas Marners and their Hiawathas, The Gorgons were not only monsters, they were also highly talented authors. Medusa began it; She wrote Forever Granite. But soon Stheno and Euryale were writing, too, and they addressed her in daily choruses, Saying we are three literary sisters just like the Brontës so instead of Gorgons why can’t we be brontësauruses? Well, Medusa may have been mythical but she wasn’t mystical, She was selfish and egotistical. She saw wider vistas Than simply being the sister of her sisters. She replied, tossing away a petrified Argonaut on whom she had chipped a molar, You two can be what you like, but since I am the big fromage in this family, I prefer to think of myself as the Gorgon Zola.
- Ogden Nash

wickedgirlssavingourselves:

Brontësaurus

MEDUSA AND THE MOT JUSTE

Once there was a Greek divinity of the sea named Ceto and she married a man named Phorcus,
And the marriage must have been pretty raucous;
Their remarks about which child took after which parent must have been full of asperities,
Because they were the parents of the Gorgons, and the Graeae, and Scylla, and the dragon that guarded the apples of the Hesperides.
Bad blood somewhere.
Today the Gorgons are our topic, and as all schoolboys including you and me know,
They were three horrid sisters named Medusa and Euryale and Stheno,
But what most schoolboys don’t know because they never get beyond their Silas Marners and their Hiawathas,
The Gorgons were not only monsters, they were also highly talented authors.
Medusa began it;
She wrote Forever Granite.
But soon Stheno and Euryale were writing, too, and they addressed her in daily choruses,
Saying we are three literary sisters just like the Brontës so instead of Gorgons why can’t we be brontësauruses?
Well, Medusa may have been mythical but she wasn’t mystical,
She was selfish and egotistical.
She saw wider vistas
Than simply being the sister of her sisters.
She replied, tossing away a petrified Argonaut on whom she had chipped a molar,
You two can be what you like, but since I am the big fromage in this family, I prefer to think of myself as the Gorgon Zola.

- Ogden Nash

bad-postcards:

HI FROM ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO

Entering Tijeras Canyon on U.S. Highway 66 near Albuquerque, New Mexico.


This is for Iain.

bad-postcards:

HI FROM ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO

Entering Tijeras Canyon on U.S. Highway 66 near Albuquerque, New Mexico.

This is for Iain.

rubyetc:

we’ve got catalytic converters we should bloody well have a thing you can strap to your face that converts the inordinate amount of energy a person can spend loathing themselves into electricity that can power a blender. Everyone would feel nice. Everyone would have smoothies. 

Smoothies, hell, I could power Manhattan for a week.

Hugh Laurie as Mr. Palmer in Sense and Sensibility (1995)

I have issues with Austen but I might need to see this because I do like watching Hugh Laurie be grumpy and snarky. The only reason I didn’t watch “House” religiously was that, as with most TV shows, I couldn’t spare the regular time investment.

(Also, I spy, with my little eye, an Alan Rickman. Who is not unfamiliar to snark.)

EDIT post IMDB: Oh NOW I remember why I didn’t see this.

HUGH FUCKING GRANT

Maybe one day if someone presents me with the edit with HUGH FUCKING GRANT completely excised.

There are two well-known British actors named Grant and I can’t go anywhere near either of them without wanting to kill them.