hellogiggles:

Open Letters: AN OPEN LETTER TO FALL TV
by Annie Stamell

“I want to invent some sort of machine that lets me be in eight different places at once so I can watch all the shows on all the networks all at once and still get a good night’s sleep.”  (Me too!)

hellogiggles:

Open Letters: AN OPEN LETTER TO FALL TV

by Annie Stamell

I want to invent some sort of machine that lets me be in eight different places at once so I can watch all the shows on all the networks all at once and still get a good night’s sleep.”  (Me too!)


creatingaquietmind:

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check it out! ^^


The Green Album
, out August 23, sticks to songs written specifically for or performed by the Muppets, and culls from a deep catalog of fan favorites. OK Go kicks off the mix appropriately with a trippy, extended version of the Muppet Show theme song, the one that hails “the most sensational, inspirational, celebrational, Muppetational” show on earth. Weezer and Hayley Williams of Paramore trade verses in a wistful version of “Rainbow Connection.” Andrew Bird’s whistling and string arrangements reach well into the heart of “Bein’ Green.” And Rachael Yamagata's version of “I'm Going to Go Back There Some Day,” a song I'd long forgotten, brought tears to my eyes.

In the 20 years since Muppets creator Jim Henson died, the program and characters have fallen on hard times. The original show is long gone, more recent Muppet movies have gone straight to DVD, and many of the characters people in my generation grew up with have been gathering dust. ButThe Green Album — and a new Muppet movie written by Jason Segel, with songs by Flight of the Conchords' Bret McKenzie, due in November — shows there's still a lot of love for Fozzie Bear and the rest of the gang. The kids who grew up with them are now adults and want to give back. We live in cynical times, but listening to The Green Album is a nice reminder of the joy and beauty that remains.

somewhereoverthesunnovel:

This article originally appeared as a guest post for Peevish Penman.

As I drove home tonight, I listened to songs with lyrics I hadn’t intended to memorize but did somewhere along the way. The words were in me, lines that have been written into the library of things that I know, and I couldn’t help but sing them out loud. They’re part of me now, only to be wiped away by old age or alcohol or some other brain-cell killer. Instead of avoiding a fairly large pothole, I thought about how many lyrics have etched themselves into my head, become a part of me. Even if I’m misinterpreting them or misunderstanding them, they’re there, shaping the way I see the world simply because they’re offering their opinion. 

I like the thought of words invading us without us realizing it. I have a whole document full of quotations, little snippets that I’ve taken from the books I’ve read. Some of them are just examples of writing that I find beautiful, worth repeating for the same reasons that a sunset is worth photographing. Others are passages that express an idea I wholeheartedly agree with in a way I just somehow never managed to. As George Orwell wrote, “The best books…are those that tell you what you know already.” I’ve reread and repeated these quotations so many times, written them down on notecards to sneak in between books at the library for others to find, tried to work them into as many conversations as relevance would allow.  I’ve got a lifetime (sure, a relatively young lifetime, but a lifetime nonetheless) of memorized songs and read books, and I wonder how that’s shaped me, made me who I am, made believe the things I do.

Everyone’s shaped by words. Lessons handed to us through textbooks when we were young, sharp parental reprimands that taught us that certain things were wrong. Advice that was phrased so perfectly that we actually remember it for the rest of our lives. I think that as bibliophiles and word-lovers, we’re even more vulnerable to completely incorporate into who we are and what we believe the lyrics sung by musicians, the sentences written by writers, the words spoken by those around us.

My senior year in high school, I read Paul Auster’s Timbuktu, and after coming across the sentence, “The world was filled with such wonders, and it was a sad state of affairs when a man spent his time worrying about the wrong things,” I have actively spent the rest of my life trying not to worry about the wrong things, focusing instead on the wonders this world is so full of.

In The Bullfighter Checks Her Makeup, Susan Orlean writes that, “An ordinary life examined closely reveals itself to be exquisite and complicated and exceptional, somehow managing to be both heroic and plain.” And I whether I agreed with the thought before I read it is irrelevant- it’s now a thought that I can never get rid of, a philosophy that I see as one of life’s many truths. 

“This life is big,” Jane McCafferty wrote in a story called Family on Ice, and the simple sentence became such a part of me, became my verbal reaction to so many of life’s moments that I tattooed it on my leg in three languages.

In my debut novel, Somewhere Over the Sunthe protagonist’s father, says the following about his son, a writer: “…he’s made up of words. All he is are sentences tangled together—so many words that they’re as dense as bone, as flexible as muscle, as soft as flesh. They carry the word “oxygen” to his brain and tell his heart, ‘Keep beating, keep beating. ’”


If you were to somehow take me apart, deconstruct all my past decisions, all my current beliefs, you’d be able to trace them back to a sentence. Maybe a jumbled paragraph, Vonnegut followed by Woody Allen followed by Bob Dylan. You’d find that the written word has been invading me since I could read it, the spoken word since I could understand what it meant. I feel that if you could take yourself apart, you too would find that you are what you read. 

flavorpill:

If you’re a fan of affordable, cool art, head over to Society 6 and check out our cover art for today’s mailer. 

flavorpill:

If you’re a fan of affordable, cool art, head over to Society 6 and check out our cover art for today’s mailer. 

officialcreep:

LA Weekly - With the gorgeous, shoegazey goth electro of CREEP’s DJs Lauren Flax and Lauren Dillard and the breathy, sexed-up voice of The XX’s Romy Madley-Croft, “Day” is one of those melancholic, clothing-melters that feels like hot oil slithering over your skin inciting slow bouts of…

I have to agree. This is one of my favorites right now! ♥♥

9gag:

Cute Harry Potter Pillows
fuckyeahphotography:

It’s impossible to take a bad pic of Ta Prohm in Cambodia.  Check out my http://kirstentakesphotos.tumblr.com to see other random photos from my ever increasing collection.

fuckyeahphotography:

It’s impossible to take a bad pic of Ta Prohm in Cambodia.  Check out my http://kirstentakesphotos.tumblr.com to see other random photos from my ever increasing collection.

yelyahwilliams:

mindymaygan:

Cool gangsta peace sign pose, right? yup I know. Just sharing some rad jewelry with yall….
So, I have some pretty talented friends who make beautiful jewelry out of antique spoons! I’ve always loved spoon rings, the give me so many awesome memories and they’re so unique. He also makes spoon necklace pendants! Check out my friend Erik’s etsy store and getchya some. If not for you, get it for your friend, sister, momma, auntie may. whoeva
http://www.etsy.com/shop/silverandspoon

Just went to this site and I’m so into their rings! Check it out. And a couple dollars from each sale goes to a great cause. Rad.

yelyahwilliams:

mindymaygan:

Cool gangsta peace sign pose, right? yup I know. Just sharing some rad jewelry with yall….

So, I have some pretty talented friends who make beautiful jewelry out of antique spoons! I’ve always loved spoon rings, the give me so many awesome memories and they’re so unique. He also makes spoon necklace pendants! Check out my friend Erik’s etsy store and getchya some. If not for you, get it for your friend, sister, momma, auntie may. whoeva

http://www.etsy.com/shop/silverandspoon

Just went to this site and I’m so into their rings! Check it out. And a couple dollars from each sale goes to a great cause. Rad.

fuckyeahblackkeys:

If anyone is interested in beards and/or Dan Auerbach, you can go follow this blog.

upanddowns:

the.fuck.

The click through link shows you how to make a fishtail braid with yarn and put it on a hat. Awesome for summer! ♥

The click through link shows you how to make a fishtail braid with yarn and put it on a hat. Awesome for summer! ♥

lovely spaces

icanhover:

meant to post this clip with my last photos. iain was in snow patrol for a time and still joins us live often. he is of course in Tired Pony with me. he is one of the most spectacular human beings i have ever known. a kind, genial and gentle soul that i am all the better, stronger and wiser for knowing. 

this song is on his 2004 album Flood the Tanks, one of the great irish records of the last decade. his album Magnetic North arguably IS the best irish album of the last decade. he is a better songwriter, singer and musician than almost all of his contemporaries i can think of, including and especially me, and he should be a 100 times more popular. he of course would ask for nothing more than the gift of music because he is a pure and beautiful soul. that’s why it’s up to loud mouth jerks like me to shout his name out loud instead. iain archer, check him out it you haven’t already.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fsCZTgZcPI0&feature=related

gL

I believe everyone should read this. I’m a Christian and really loved this article. It is a little long, but come on people…..if you’re procrastinating on tumblr, you have time to read this!!!

'Common courtesy from everyone would make life much happier!'

Article written by David Wong:

The war that’s coming between the fundamentalist Christians and the hard-core Atheists probably won’t be the most violent of the holy wars. But it has the potential to be the most annoying. Well, I’m going to try to stop it.

So I’m running into this guy basically everywhere I go:

Not that exact guy. People like him. I recognize the type, I had to spend the whole first half of my life around the Christian version of those guys, people who worked it into every conversation. But now I’m running into these really aggressive, sort of evangelical atheists. Ever since 9/11/2001, in fact. The exact day a whole lot of atheists decided this religion thing had to go before it killed us all.

These things never end well.

But I think we’ve got more common ground than we admit. For instance, both my atheist and Christian friends (I seem to have an equal number of both these days) tell me they agree with the following statement:

Celebrating the death of somebody you disagreed with pretty much makes you a dick.

I doubt anybody reading this has ever waved a snarky sign at a funeral, so I think we’re pretty much all in the same boat still. See? Common ground.

So how about this: I’m going to throw out a few of these statements - things I think we have to agree on if we want to avoid disaster - and you can read until you see something you disagree with. We’ll see how long we can make it last.

Why? Because something’s brewing. I wander around my local Barnes & Noble and they’ve got a whole special table set aside:


I go home, log into one of my favorite forums and one guy’s got this as his avatar:

And another dude has this:

So I retreat to my own forums, and find out turbo evangelist Jerry Falwell had died that day. The reaction?

I mean, that thing I said I said earlier about not celebrating the death of somebody you disagree with… that still counts for a bitter, uncompromising old fart like Falwell, right? We’re civilized people. We can celebrate him changing his mind, or even celebrate him being made to look like a fool in public.

But you start cheering his death, you’ve walked away from the one single baseline every remotely moral person has ever agreed on: the value of human life. And I know we all agree on that, because we can all think of people we could’ve otherwise stabbed and gotten away with it.

And sure, there may be a few of my atheists out there saying that what Falwell was spewing was so hateful, that it surely inspired some murders (of homosexuals or abortion doctors or whatever) and that he thus deserved death on those grounds.

But you don’t want to live by that rule; you’ll wind up in a world where gangsta rappers and video game programmers and political commentators and novelists are considered worthy of death just because some fans claimed their work inspired them to kill. That’s the sort of thing a nut from the other side would say. Right?

No, people got to have the right to express themselves, good, bad and ugly. Falwell had a family. Friends. He was a human being. You cheer over his corpse and you’re just acting like a pecker.

And that’s another thing both sides agree on, that we hate this modern trend toward peckerfication. So let’s see what else we agree on…

(NOTE: Per international regulations governing all online religious debate, we are required to insert on each page humorous and inflammatory image macros such as the one below. To prove my objectivity, these have been carefully chosen as to be equally offensive to all belief systems. -MGMT )

Can Christians and atheists both agree that…

Read more: http://www.cracked.com/article_15759_10-things-christians-atheists-can-and-must-agree-on.html#ixzz1AxAAVMrT