Thursday, April 17, 2014
Until you’re about the age of twenty, you read everything, and you like it simply because you are reading it. Then between twenty and thirty you pick what you want, and you read the best, you read all the great works. After that you sit and wait for them to be written. But you know, the least known, the least famous writers, they are the better ones. Rest in peace, Gabriel García Márquez. (via theatlantic)
Wednesday, March 12, 2014 Sunday, March 9, 2014

policymic:

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It was 1:00 a.m.as I pulled into the driveway, looking forward to the empty house and crawling into bed. I put my key in the lock and someone pulled the door open.

archiemcphee:

It’s no secret that the Geyser of Awesome loves a good sweater, particularly when they’re impressively ugly and/or being worn by cute animals. We’ve seen sweaters on Shetland ponies, cats, pugs, turtles, mini pigs, lambs and even snakes. There was also that unforgettably upsetting clown sweater worn by wilwheaton, but let’s try to stay on track.

Let’s talk about penguins, penguins that don’t just look cute in little sweaters, but who desperately need them to help recover from the potentially lethal affects of oil pollution. When their feathers become coated with oil, penguins lose their ability to keep warm. And when they try to preen their dirty feathers they end up ingesting the toxic oil. As a result oiled penguins frequently die from exposure and starvation. The Penguin Foundation at Phillip Island Nature Parks in Victoria, Australia takes in oiled penguins and uses knitted sweaters to keep the birds warm and prevent them from preening until their feathers can be properly cleaned.

And you can help them.

If you’re a knitter you can download the penguin sweater pattern here and send in sweaters. But wait, if you aren’t a knitter but still want to help, you can support the foundation by clicking here to donate or adopt a penguin. Put a penguin in a sweater and you’ve not only made the world a cuter place, you’ve also helped save a penguin.

Click here to learn more about the Penguin Foundation and their awesomely good work.

[via Fashionably Geek

This is by far one of the cutest things I’ve ever seen.  If you know anyone that knits, this is a great cause.  I’m going to have to ask my mother-in-law to make one!

Thursday, February 13, 2014
thefingerfuckingfemalefury:

theperfectworldwelcome:

kemetduasekhem:

mythosidhe:

Sekmet with her kitties - Cairo Museum [x]
Most humans might not still believe in the old Gods, but cats know what’s what!

Precious

Beautiful !!! \O/

FOOLISH HUMANS
THINKING SEKMET IS NOT REAL
WE KNOW BETTER


Animals are much smarter then we give them credit for.

thefingerfuckingfemalefury:

theperfectworldwelcome:

kemetduasekhem:

mythosidhe:

Sekmet with her kitties - Cairo Museum [x]

Most humans might not still believe in the old Gods, but cats know what’s what!

Precious

Beautiful !!! \O/

FOOLISH HUMANS

THINKING SEKMET IS NOT REAL

WE KNOW BETTER

Animals are much smarter then we give them credit for.

Saturday, January 25, 2014 Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Great find for Sensitive Skin - Ology at WalgreensIt’s a new year, time to blog again.  First post of 2014 address two of my biggest issues:
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Great find for Sensitive Skin - Ology at Walgreens

It’s a new year, time to blog again.  First post of 2014 address two of my biggest issues:

  • Finding…

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millionsmillions:

"Sherlock sometimes feels like a similar mash-up, a layering of nearly 130 years of Holmes references carefully built by two of the world’s biggest fanboys, Moffat and Gatiss (it should be noted, too, that the episodes are peppered with homages to the history of film as well, though I’m more likely to spot an obscure Conan Doyle reference than literally anything at all from classic cinema). The longer episode length and the tendency toward sheer irreverence give Moffat and Gatiss space to prod at their characters, or, more often, to drag them through the fire. They’ve said it before, though they’ve never had to repeat it as vehemently as they have the past few weeks, that Sherlock is not a detective show, but rather a show about a detective.”
Elizabeth Minkel, “One Fixed Point: “Sherlock,” Sherlock Holmes, and the British Imagination”

This is one of the reasons Sherlock has lived on for so long.  It’s not just the cases, it’s the characters of Sherlock and John that enthrall readers as much as the mysteries they solve.  

millionsmillions:

"Sherlock sometimes feels like a similar mash-up, a layering of nearly 130 years of Holmes references carefully built by two of the world’s biggest fanboys, Moffat and Gatiss (it should be noted, too, that the episodes are peppered with homages to the history of film as well, though I’m more likely to spot an obscure Conan Doyle reference than literally anything at all from classic cinema). The longer episode length and the tendency toward sheer irreverence give Moffat and Gatiss space to prod at their characters, or, more often, to drag them through the fire. They’ve said it before, though they’ve never had to repeat it as vehemently as they have the past few weeks, that Sherlock is not a detective show, but rather a show about a detective.”

Elizabeth Minkel, “One Fixed Point: “Sherlock,” Sherlock Holmes, and the British Imagination

This is one of the reasons Sherlock has lived on for so long.  It’s not just the cases, it’s the characters of Sherlock and John that enthrall readers as much as the mysteries they solve.  

Sunday, January 5, 2014

The pain of being an American Sherlock fan

I really think I am the only American Sherlock fan who has not found a way to watch “The Empty Hearse.” Avoiding all spoliers until Jan. 19, except one. I know he’s alive as should anyone who saw the end of last season.

Friday, January 3, 2014

joehillsthrills:

eversolightly:

There is a place. Like no place on Earth. A land full of wonder, mystery, and danger!

The Last Bookstore
Los Angeles, California

I want to walk the labyrinth in the Last Bookstore so hard.

I think it’s very possible I’ve already thrown most of these pictures on Tumblr once before, but they’re so nice, let’s see ‘em twice.

I really need to go here!