Actually, I totally can believe it. But watch it.
Posting this reminds me why I can’t tell anyone at work about my blog.
Brittany Snow To Play Young Lily Van Der Woodsen?
News! Brittany Snow, the actress best known for her compelling portrait of a mischievous teen in the film John Tucker Must Die, has reportedly been Chosen by the gods Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage for the Role of the Century: According to Star, Snow will play the young Lily Van Der Woodsen in the Gossip Girl spinoff series about Rufus and Lily’s time together in Los Angeles in the 1980s.
We’re conflicted about this. One the one hand, we’re pleased that Snow seems to be aware that this is a role that will test her mettle as a thespian and is duly preparing for it, hopefully using the Method (We actually did this ourselves one weekend and it turns out all it really takes to become Lily Van Der Woodsen is four gin martinis and one viewing of The Poseideon Adventure). On the other hand, we’re confused that elegant, patrician Lily is being played by someone so … how do we say? Downmarket. We’re sorry, but her name is Brittany! Plus, she doesn’t even look like Lily— her cheeks are rounder and her nose is thicker than Kelly Rutherford’s.
Oh. We guess they’re thinking that this is what she looked like before the surgeries?
You win, Samsung.
Kitten fireplace is my favorite!
Y’know those genius grants where you get a ridiculous amount of money over a couple of years (it’s actually $500,000 over 5 years). We’ll one of this year’s recipients makes baskets. How rad is that? Congrats Mary Jackson. Read more here.
Mary Jackson is a fiber artist whose intricately coiled vessels preserve the centuries-old craft of sweetgrass basketry and push the tradition in stunning new directions. A descendant of the Gullah community of coastal South Carolina, Jackson learned to make baskets at the age of four from her mother and grandmother, who passed on skills brought to the United States by their West African ancestors. Developed originally as domestic and agricultural tools for cotton and rice production, sweetgrass baskets have traditionally taken such utilitarian shapes as storage containers and rice fanners. With masterful technique, Jackson translates these practical designs into finely detailed, sculptural forms.
I’m mostly just fascinated by this because occasionally archaeologists get the grants and I kinda want one for myself. Do I have to apply or do they just give it to you? hmmm…. Thanks Simone because I totally snatched this from your status message.
Whooooooaaaaa….as my temporary housemate just pointed out, Bobby Jindal sounds and looks A LOT like Kenneth Parcell from 30 Rock. There aren’t any YouTube videos of his speech yet, but I will add tomorrow.
The mayor of DC has oatmeal and bananas, along with chamomile tea with lots of honey. Kind of what a 60 year old woman has. But whatevs, his is still better than Maureen Dowd’s.
P.S. someone sent this to me in July and I just read it now. I’m catching up on emails while watching Obama’s address.
But its message is clear.
but seriously, these are some awesome knock-offs
The Classic: Eames Molded Plastic Rocker from DWR ($479)
The Overstock Knock-off: Vinnie White Cradle Chair from Overstock ($159.99)
The Classic: Nelson Platform Bench – 60 inches long from DWR ($779)
The Overstock Knock-Off: Slat Bench in Black from Overstock ($239.99)
Now your turn:
One of the chairs below is $1,229, the Saarinen Tulip Armless Chairfrom DWR. The other is the Redd White Chair for $169.99 from Overstock.
Oh Stains is super ready for this!
i’m putting this question out to the blogosphere…
i’m a nerd and im fascinated with all things related to archaeology, museums, and the internet and this webcomic just happens to address all three. get some knowledge here.
ps. archaeology is actually a lot like this. explorer’s club and all… aren’t you jealous?
When yo mamma sits around the house, she sits AROUND THE HOUSE
Times are tough all around – rollercoaster stock markets, job losses by the hundreds of thousands, bipartisan bickering with no relief in sight. It’s even tougher for 501 (c) (3) non-profit Community Museums. So the City Reliquary is hosting a fundraiser to raise some of (last month’s!) rent.
BROTHER CAN YOU SPARE SOME RENT?
A Modern Day Depression-Era Fundraiser!
Friday February 27th 7-11pm
BROTHER CAN YOU SPARE SOME RENT? is a Modern Day Depression-Era Fundraiser held in our backroom and backyard. For a minimum $10 tax-deductible donation at the door, you can come and participate in scores of historical diversions and entertainments circa 1935.
In our own backyard Hooverville, you’ll find:
• Pie the Landlord! That’s right – the City Reliquary will have our very own cigar-chomping, unshaven, smelly Landlord demanding our rent! Tell him where to shove it with a whipped cream pie in his face! (see PICTURE below!!)
• Madame LuLu LoLo, Fortune Teller Extraordinaire: She Sees All and Knows All and Your Fortune Might Help Pay Our Rent!
• Hobo Photos a Go-Go: Take your picture in our hand painted carnival sign. Remember the Recession of ’09 with a photographic keepsake!
• Depression-era movies: shown on the projector in the backyard. Laugh it up with Mae West, the Marx Brothers and James Cagney.
• Oil drum fires: (and more modern propane heaters) to keep you warm while you chill in the cold. All fires will be regulated carefully by official FDNY supervision!
• DIY Fingerless Gloves Table! Because nothing says Depression-chic than rockin’ a pair of fingerless gloves!
• Prohibition-era Beer provided by the Brooklyn Brewery and Depression-era “Rum” Punch provided by the City Reliquary at contemporary-recession era prices.
• DJ Stacher playing hits from the economically challenged 1930s (Harlem Jazz) and 1970s (early Rap); as well as Big Money tracks from the 1980s (disco) and 2000s (electro). Get down!
All entertainments and diversions will be priced at the Depression-friendly rates of $2-5 a pop. All proceeds go to help the City Reliquary pay (last month’s, and this one’s) rent.
Emily, this is for you.
University of Florida shark researcher George Burgess says the number of reported shark attacks worldwide dipped to a five year low last year.
there is only one solution to this problem. a masked crime spree/dance party:
WHY ARE THEY DOING THIS?!
I mean, I’m not complaining, but there must have been a reason beyond making something I’d love.
Emily says “I’m really into Colbert minus glasses.”
It’s SO TERRIBLE and I used to LOVE it. Now Christina’s like 800 months pregnant, and Betty’s TAKING HER DOWN THE RUNWAY.
Seriously. I just want to tell everyone to stop watching this show. Just rewatch season 1.
In honor of your 25th, please don’t fall off your bike!!
Thanks for alerting me Anne Marie.
just add a elephant pin to that, and now it looks like you have puking animals on your shirt on purpose! GENIUS! from inventorspot via Jezebel.
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and then your mind will be blown
the quality isn’t the best but it’s totally worth seeing. we watched this and peed our pants before going out last night.
Last year, a series of lawsuits were filed over the publishing of a book based on the hit website Hot Chicks with Douchebags. Some of the “hot chicks” and at least one of the “douchebags” claimed it was libelous. However, in a rather entertaining ruling, a judge has dismissed the case filed by three of the women, noting that after he “carefully scrutinized” the book, he determined that the use of the term “douchebag” along with the various photographs was “used for humorous social commentary” — making it perfectly legal. So, kids, remember when calling someone names, make sure to do so in a way that is funny and used for social commentary. Otherwise you might not only look like a douchebag, but you might end up in court.
from jeff from here
Then sign this petition in support of gay marriage by Feb. 14th. Pass it on!
I spent a lot of time with Steph B this weekend and I told her it was like “Joey and Janice’s Day of Fun” (excpet ours included a Cat Power concert). Anyway, it got me thinking about Janice and how she’s one of the most brilliant sitcom characters of all time. I haven’t watched this video with sound, but I assume it’s funny.
Hi Andrew Holder. You’re pretty cool. Maybe I’ll buy some of your prints.
I really really like these.
BBC, you’ve done it again (actually, Hannah, you sent me this video over a year ago, but I’m only appreciating it now).
My sister sent me this e-card from Sri Lanka. They have a lot of funny holidays there.
These are from the World’s Smallest Postal Service and you can send them here . Don’t worry, they won’t get lost in the mail, they come in a bigger envelope (with magnifying glass!). Cute cute!
Which makes my neighborhood a Walkers’ Paradise.
Look at how pretty and walkable my neighborhood looks (as seen from my roof):
from steph b and nadia and it’s in my head too
Michel Gondry is making an episode of Flight of the Conchords. Who has HBO and will let me watch at their place on Feb 15th? puhlease…..
From Very Short List
Quirky French director Michel Gondry (The Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind) teams up with HBO’s equally off-kilter series, The Flight of the Conchords, and the resulting episode — “Unnatural Love,” which airs February 15 — is pure, unadulterated pleasure.
The Conchords, of course, are a New Zealand folk band. But the love interest here is Australian, and that allows for endless, over-the-top Aussie jokes (expect plenty of references to the continent’s criminal past). As for Gondry, his distinctive, dreamlike touch turns both of the episode’s musical numbers into surreal showstoppers.
ps. i think jemaine is cuter than bret. what. what. what. what?
…is all over the place. you’ve been warned.
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check this compy.
it’s a sustainable desktop computer made by a friend of a friend who is entering it in the green gadgets design competition. what do you think? vote here.