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“Are you saying that you never went through a period where you...

Fri, 02 Oct 2015 14:08:19 -0400

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“Are you saying that you never went through a period where you sweated too much or you were three hundred pounds overweight?”




vintagegal: Easter morning, Southside Chicago, 1941. Photo by...

Tue, 14 Oct 2014 21:37:04 -0400

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vintagegal:

Easter morning, Southside Chicago, 1941. Photo by Russell Lee (via)




fotojournalismus: Day 19: Palestinian death toll passes 1,000 |...

Sat, 26 Jul 2014 20:09:43 -0400

fotojournalismus: Day 19: Palestinian death toll passes 1,000 | July 26, 2014 Thousands of Gaza residents who fled the violence streamed back to devastated border areas during Saturday’s 12-hour humanitarian truce to find large-scale destruction: fighting pulverized scores of homes, wreckage blocked roads and power cables dangled in the streets. In northern Beit Hanoun, even the hospital was badly damaged by shelling. Across Gaza, more than 130 bodies were pulled from the rubble on Saturday, officials said. In southern Gaza, 20 members of an extended family were killed before the start of the lull when a tank shell hit a building where they had sought refuge. (Sources: 1, 2, 3) Pictures from Beit Hanoun & Shejaiyah during a pause in the bombing by Israeli forces: 1. A general view of destruction in the Shejaia neighbourhood. (Mohammed Salem/Reuters) 2. Palestinians carry belongings they find at their destroyed houses in Beit Hanoun. (Sergey Ponomarev for The New York Times) 3. A Palestinian man looks staggered after seeing his home destroyed, while visiting the area during a 12-hour cease-fire in Shejaiyah neighbourhood. (Khalil Hamra/AP) 4. Palestinians inspect the damage of their destroyed houses in Shejaiyah neighbourhood. (Khalil Hamra/AP) 5. Palestinians recover the body of a man killed when his home was hit the previous night by Israeli fire in the northern district of Beit Hanoun. (Marco Longari/AFP/Getty Images) 6. A mare and her foal walk along the debris of destroyed buildings in the northern district of Beit Hanoun. (Mohammed Abed/AFP/Getty Images) 7. Palestinians survey the damage in Beit Hanoun. (Marco Longari/AFP/Getty Images) 8. Children wait for their parents, who collect belongings from their destroyed houses in Beit Hanoun. (Sergey Ponomarev for The New York Times) 9. A general view of destroyed buildings after Israeli attacks in a part of the Shuja’iyya neighbourhood. (Oliver Weiken/EPA) 10. Palestinian women react amid the destruction in the northern district of Beit Hanoun. (Marco Longari/AFP/Getty Images) (Sources: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7) [...]



summer plans

Wed, 02 Apr 2014 09:26:58 -0400

paulieandgeorgie:

me: We should think about what we could do this summer on a regular basis. A little structure like an activity 3 or 4 days a week. Swim lessons or baseball, or soccer. What do you think?

E: How about eating ice cream? One day eat it and one day we don’t eat it. We can just skip a day. Have it don’t have it. How about that?




Grit, chess, and how to think

Thu, 13 Mar 2014 21:10:04 -0400

Grit, chess, and how to think:

jkottke:

Shane Parrish’s excerpt and exploration of Paul Tough’s How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character made me want to stop everything and read the book all the way through.

“Tell me about your game,” Spiegel said. Sebastian flopped into the chair and handed her his…




"Wake me up early! Call my name out…Ellington! Wake up! Or call me batman or something cool like..."

Tue, 05 Nov 2013 02:31:25 -0500

“Wake me up early! Call my name out…Ellington! Wake up!
Or call me batman or something cool like batman or ironman
Or army truck just something cool but say Ellington batman or ironman or just one of those mans or army truck because that’s cool and I’ll wake up. Ok?”

- Ellington’s response when I told him his sleep schedule was off because he’s been waking up late. (via paulieandgeorgie)



Photo

Thu, 12 Sep 2013 20:17:00 -0400

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Isfahan.

Tue, 07 May 2013 00:25:02 -0400



Isfahan.




comediandaveanthony: When I was young and watching comedy and...

Sat, 02 Mar 2013 09:38:30 -0500

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comediandaveanthony:

When I was young and watching comedy and then when I started doing comedy, I was fortunate to live in the San Francisco Bay Area.  We had a shitload of great comics.  More importantly, we had a shitload of comics where were very unique.  It was almost like a competition to out unique each other.

One of my favorites was Geoff Bolt.  Never became a big name but he was incredibly funny.  His take on puppet acts is nothing short of brilliant.  We had him on our live podcast at SF Sketchfest this week, which will come out soon.




“Would it kill you every once in a while to play a little...

Mon, 10 Dec 2012 00:08:10 -0500



“Would it kill you every once in a while to play a little Foghat?”




By Kyoko Hamada. From her Clown Care Unit series.

Fri, 24 Aug 2012 23:44:21 -0400

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By Kyoko Hamada. From her Clown Care Unit series.







Breakfast. Family.

Sun, 29 Jul 2012 15:02:08 -0400



Breakfast. Family.




"Mr. Mann’s wish was to restore the good old custom of having the rich and poor educated together;..."

Mon, 28 May 2012 00:14:34 -0400

“Mr. Mann’s wish was to restore the good old custom of having the rich and poor educated together; and for that end he desired to make the public schools as good as schools could be made, so that the rich and the poor might not necessarily be coincident with the educated and the ignorant.”

- Mary Peabody Mann, Life of Horace Mann, 1865 (via popularhistory)



This still happened, though, right?

Wed, 09 May 2012 22:03:29 -0400

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This still happened, though, right?




Bored to Death, Season Two, Episode Four.

Tue, 08 May 2012 23:20:41 -0400

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Bored to Death, Season Two, Episode Four.




Shadrach - Beastie Boys

Fri, 04 May 2012 23:10:07 -0400

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Shadrach - Beastie Boys




Kind of amazing. The making (and deconstructing) of “The...

Fri, 20 Apr 2012 03:56:40 -0400

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Kind of amazing. The making (and deconstructing) of “The Band.” RIP Levon Helm.




believermag: From an interview with playwright and actor...

Sat, 31 Mar 2012 09:04:16 -0400

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believermag:

From an interview with playwright and actor Wallace Shawn, conducted by Duncan MacMillan, in the September 2010 issue of the Believer. Duncan asks Shawn whether there were moments when he lost faith in theater.




Found Poem, IMDB

Tue, 27 Mar 2012 03:23:00 -0400

         The Life Of Brittany Murphy (Trivia)


She sang at the 2002 MTV Movie Awards.

She was half Italian, a quarter Irish and a quarter Eastern European.

She was ranked 8th on the Maxim Hot 100 List, 2005.

She played the trumpet and piano.

She visited the US troops in Baghdad and Kuwait.

She took dance classes six days a week, as a kid.

Her teenage crushes were Johnny Carson and Robin Williams.

She conquered her fear of flying through praying and sleeping.

She was named ‘Hollywood’s biggest flirt’ by an American teen poll.

Judy Garland, Barbra Streisand and Diana Ross were her career idols.

She thought of the tabloids and paparazzi as a family member, a weird cousin.

She kept a notebook by her bed and would write poems in the middle of the night.

She had trouble gaining weight, due to her high metabolism.

She decided to go blond after dreaming about it twice.

Her two favorite cities were Manhattan and London.

She had a maltese named Clara, after Clara Bow.

She was occasionally mistaken for Gwen Stefani.

She used to babysit as a young girl, to be able to buy blue coloured contact lenses.

She was offered a job as a pole dancer, when researching the part for 'Spun’.

She attempted to join the Mile High Club with Ashton Kutcher.

She had a self-confessed weakness for tall men in uniform.

She denied having used narcotics to help her trim down.

She was taught how to give the finger by Eminem.

She denied having undergone plastic surgery.

She had trouble getting work as a brunette.