samanthahuey: After a little editing, I thought this picture of a random guy in a Spider Man costume came out really cute. That’s his “web” that the two are holding. =) Your friendly neighborhood Spiderman! Sam and I saw Spider-Man in Battery Park.
Maps of Literary Classics →
(via libraryland) Maps of the Classics Blogspot features Google-style real-world maps of locations that are mentioned in literary classics. I intend to use this to plan literature-themed road trips and adventures in the future.
龙生龙，凤生凤，老鼠生的会钻洞。– The Chinese equivalent to the saying “The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.” However, the Chinese proverb is more eloquent and rhymes. It literally means “Dragon begets dragon, phoenix begets phoenix, and mouse begets those that can dig holes.” The implication of...
sondrweg: Capitalism is committed to fracturing and dissolving our communal ties; it would rather we didn’t know our neighbors, lest they detain us on the way to work or make us less likely to seek comfort from our loneliness through the purchase of new cushions. Its desired citizen relies on the companionship of BBC World and The Economist, the nourishment of room service, and the contents of a...
Stressed Out? Visit a Forest →
psychotherapy: (via Psych Central) New research in psychological science supports what many of us have known for a long time — that being outdoors, enjoying nature, is beneficial for mental health and psychological development. “Many people,” says Dr. Eeva Karjalainen, of the Finnish Forest Research Institute, Metla, “feel relaxed and good when they are out in nature. But not many of us know...
A diamond is nothing more than a lump of coal that handled stress very well.– Jeff Herring, relationship coach and expert.
The New Dating Tools: A Card and a Wink →
Here’s an interesting dating concept that turns online dating on its head, and seems to get it right… “[She] was walking through the meatpacking district of Manhattan when she spotted a handsome man sitting with friends amid the dinner crowd outside Pastis. As she neared his table, she flashed a diminutive black card. ‘I nestled it in his French fries,’ she said,...
With This Rinse, Performance Improves →
According to The New York Times Personal Best series of articles on health and nutrition, rinsing your mouth with a solution containing carbohydrates can “fool” your body into working harder. Marathon runners often drink sugary beverages to replenish their energy, but this can cause stomach cramps when blood is diverted from their muscles to their stomach during intense activity....
Uranium Ore for Sale on Amazon →
Hahaha… read the product reviews. “Picked this up for use in one of my kid’s ‘diversity’ projects in school (Great Success!), and stuck the leftovers in the cabinet next to the baking soda. Ran out of toothpaste, and remembered how you’re supposed to be able to use baking soda to clean your teeth, so of course, I accidentally used this instead, and Wow! All...
I'm Sorry I Brought It Up.
Pam: I miss Tim! T_T
Me: I miss Tim too! T_T
Pam: I miss his chubs.
Me: And his jiggly butt.
Me: And his fat penis.
Pam: His really, really soft penis...
Pam: It's so beautiful, and lovely...
Pam: I miss rubbing my face on it...
Pam: And kissing it, and talking to it...
Me: Okay, fuck you. I'm sorry I brought it up.
Duvall, Nearly 80, Is Still a Darling of Hollywood →
“Next January Mr. [Robert] Duvall will celebrate his 80th birthday. He has been a Hollywood actor for 48 years… [and] is among a handful of A-list actors who have neared or reached 80 while suffering little to no career slowdown… [so] what has he been doing right all these years? That aura of seamlessness results from a technique that balances intense preparation and...
I'm good, aren't I?
Me: So what are you up to?
Sam: Thinking of uploading some photos on Facebook.
Me: What kind of photos? I hope they're not scandalous.
Sam: You may want to shield your eyes, then.
Me: Really. Now you've piqued my interest.
Sam: Scandalous is putting it mildly.
Me: Please, go on.
Sam: Are you sure? You may be scarred for life.
Me: I've seen a lot of stuff. I think I can handle it. Plus, I've seen you in person.
Sam: What's THAT supposed to mean?!
*a minute later*
Me: It means I've seen the best and worst in the world - the best that it has to offer, and the worst not to have.
Sam: Well, it came across as if seeing me had already scarred you enough for life so nothing else can come close.
Me: I know. Hehe, I'm good, aren't I?
Here’s the gun. Here’s the knife. Here’s the whatever....– Howard F. Strongin, Esq. illustrating the definition of active entrustment of dangerous instrumentality in parent-child liability tort, quoted out of context. :P
Non-Cheesy Pick-Up Lines?
Me: You can become a mistress.
Sharon: LOL, no, I'm not going to sell my body, Henry.
Me: You don't have to. You can be the girl from Arabian Nights.
Sharon: Arabian Nights?
Me: You tell a thousand stories of your travels and adventures, dreams and aspirations, to your patron so you never have to never have to let him touch your body, because gazing at your soul is so much more beautiful.
Sharon: Where are you pulling all this from? This elegant speech of yours?
Me: From you. My speech may be like a flower, growing from the fertile soil of my mind, but what really nourishes it is the rays of your sunshine.
Sharon: Hahaha, Henry, seriously, you could write a pick-up book that's not cheesy and pretty beautiful.
Innocent Person Slain for Seventeen Fucking... →
Jinghong Kang was a father of three from Virginia and computer engineer who traveled to California in the hopes of landing a job with Google. On Sunday night in preparation for the job interview, he went to have his teeth cleaned by a dentist friend from church. On the way back to his car, he was confronted by a black man and woman demanding money. Jinghong Kang gave them all the money that he had...
Parasailing Donkeys, Traumatic Insemination
Miriam: But I'm scared a lot, yes.
Me: Haha, yeah? That's cute. So what are you scared of?
Miriam: I don't know... maybe being kidnapped and forced to promote parasailing.
*links to YouTube video of donkey being launched into the sky*
Miriam: Other things.
Me: There are a lot more scary things out there. Like traumatic insemination.
*links to Wikipedia article for "traumatic insemination"*
Miriam: Hahahaha... haven't clicked the link yet, but definitely giggled out loud. Hmm.. yeah... kinky.
Me: I suppose yes, now that you say it.
Me: Umm, actually no, come to think of it.
As Facebook Users Die, Ghosts Reach Out →
“Facebook… knows a lot about its roughly 500 million members. Its software is quick to offer helpful nudges about things like imminent birthdays and friends you have not contacted in a while. But the company has had trouble automating the task of figuring out when one of its users has died. That can lead to some disturbing or just plain weird moments for Facebook users as the site...
Avarice hoards itself poor; charity gives itself rich.– German proverb.
IN A PERFECT WORLD
minjikwon: cashiekliesch: melissamelody: blindleadingtheblind: lostinhyrule: zabini:harrypotterplease:ikilled-siriusblack:yankmywand:schiz: (via fucknicethings) I wouldn’t mind a perfect world, actually.
Dear Fellow Commuters
Dear middle-aged lady standing in front of me on the narrow escalator checking her cell phone in Spanish, please start walking down and stop holding up the people behind you. This is New York City, and some people have places to go (both literally and metaphorically). Dear pretty girl with olive skin, full lips, and dark, curly hair sitting in the window seat left of the aisle, please either put...
PASIV Device Instruction Manual →
And now, I know how to enter people’s dreams. All I need is a spiffy pair of pants, vest, and the lovely Ellen Page.
The Cordoba House, a Muslim community center and mosque, is planned to be constructed a few blocks away from the former site of the World Trade Center. This has become a subject of contention as some people feel it is inappropriate and insensitive for an Islamic house of worship to be located so close to Ground Zero. Always quick to capitalize on controversy, Sarah Palin has tossed in her own two...
From the people that brought you Dinocroc, Supergator, and Dinocroc vs. Supergator… Sharktopus! Like greasy fast food on the streets, SyFy’s original B-grade monster flicks are so bad for you yet so delicious.
Nut? What Nut? The Squirrel Outwits to Survive →
“…squirrels don’t just bury an acorn and come back in winter. They bury the seed, dig it up shortly afterward, rebury it elsewhere, dig it up again. ‘We’ve seen seeds that were recached as many as five times,’ said Dr. Steele. The squirrels recache to deter theft, lest another squirrel spied the burial the first X times… when squirrels are certain that they are...
Paradox!– Arthur (played by the eminently handsome Joseph Gordon-Levitt) as he pushes a bad guy off a Penrose staircase in Inception. If I got a nickel for every time someone raved about how the movie was amazing, I’d get enough money to go see the movie in the theater. Actually, I did see it…...
*while talking with Pam on AIM*
Pam: I have to go poo.
Pam: Oh, I know. I'll just bring you along.