It’s been a really long time since I’ve said anything here, but I’d like to get back into the habit of blogging, so I think it’ll be useful to have a space where no one’s really looking, where I can just ponder off every which way and riff on whatever themes I choose. Then maybe once I’ve gotten into a good place I can start working on my website again and aim for a more professional writerly type blog. One can only hope. Let’s see what happens!

archaeology:

Museum to Sell Replicas of Golden Phallus in its Gift Shop A penis-shaped gold pendant from ancient Rome has become so popular at Norfolk’s Lynn Museum that visitors will soon be able to purchase replicas of it at the gift shop.
Well, my birthday is coming up, you know.

Marcella? 

archaeology:

Museum to Sell Replicas of Golden Phallus in its Gift Shop
A penis-shaped gold pendant from ancient Rome has become so popular at Norfolk’s Lynn Museum that visitors will soon be able to purchase replicas of it at the gift shop.

Well, my birthday is coming up, you know.

Marcella? 

elevenacres:

1939: The first ever ‘Festival International du Film’ was scheduled to start on 1 September, but was forced to close after the first night because of the outbreak of WWII. This poster, featuring an illustration by Jean Gabriel Daumergue, is the first and still one of the best. 

elevenacres:

1939: The first ever ‘Festival International du Film’ was scheduled to start on 1 September, but was forced to close after the first night because of the outbreak of WWII. This poster, featuring an illustration by Jean Gabriel Daumergue, is the first and still one of the best. 

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WHEN SOMEONE ASKS WHAT I STUDY

whatshouldwecallgradschool:

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tetw:

A Tetw reading list

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Often underestimated, doing nothing is a powerful force for good… 

Later by James Surowiecki - What does procrastination tell us about ourselves?

Minding the Gaps by Melissa Healy - Go ahead and let your thoughts wander: An ‘idle’ brain may be the self’s workshop.

The Benefits of Distraction by Sam Anderson - Why the recent spate of diatribes against the attention deficit generation may be barking up the wrong tree.

Zoning Out Is a Crucial Mental State by Carl Zimmer - This one pretty much does what it says on the tin.

The Virtues of Daydreaming by Jonah Lehrer - Okay, so it’s not exactly doing nothing, but close enough.

(Source: tetw)

Verbing Weirds Language

  • Calvin: I like to verb words.
  • Hobbes: What?
  • Calvin: I take nouns and adjectives and use them as verbs. Remember when "access" was a thing? Now it's something you do. It got verbed.
  • Calvin: Verbing weirds language.
  • Hobbes: Maybe we can eventually make language a complete impediment to understanding.
vicmorrowsghost:

During his “We Saw Your Boobs” song Seth MacFarlane listed off women who’s breasts he’d seen in their movies. As if this isn’t grotesque enough four of the instances he listed were scenes of rape or the character was raped during the movie.
Hilary Swank in Boys Don’t Cry.
Jodie Foster in The Accused.
Jessica Chastain in Lawless.
Charlize Theron in Monster.

vicmorrowsghost:

During his “We Saw Your Boobs” song Seth MacFarlane listed off women who’s breasts he’d seen in their movies. As if this isn’t grotesque enough four of the instances he listed were scenes of rape or the character was raped during the movie.

  • Hilary Swank in Boys Don’t Cry.
  • Jodie Foster in The Accused.
  • Jessica Chastain in Lawless.
  • Charlize Theron in Monster.

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vensuberg:

PC 2154 Jeanne Juilla

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retrogasm:

I will call him George and I will love him and pet him and squeeze him…

retrogasm:

I will call him George and I will love him and pet him and squeeze him…