Matt Stuart - 12/24 Old Compton Street (x)

Matt Stuart - 12/24 Old Compton Street (x)

This guy.

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acamazingacapella:

Vuelie by Cantus Eatnemen (used in Disney’s “Frozen”)

The complete version of the song “Vuelie”, which is used in the intro of Frozen. By Norwegian choir Cantus Eatnemen. Its really beautiful, and in this full version a very famous christmas hymn (at least it Norway and Denmark) called Dejlig er Jorden is incorporated into the song. Love it! And seriously, listen to those altos! I thought this was a mixed choir the first time I heard it, but its all girls!

I’m saving this for the next time someone tries to tell me Frozen’s theme song is an African tribal piece.

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"Reblog if you actually owned a walkman at some point in time"

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And an entire little case to keep tapes in, when I brought it on trips.

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Look, we didn’t ask for much. We just wanted to be Kevin McCallister, is all.

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Letchworth State Park, NY
July 4–5, 2014

Went down to Letchworth for a good friend’s wedding this weekend, and got a few nice shots of the park with my new camera. I look forward to going back.

“Mademoiselle, I am shocked beyond words that you would connive with Irishmen to enter my house and ransack it. There is much that I would forgive you. But to violate the sanctity of an ambassadorial residence—of a nobleman’s home—and to commit theft, makes me fear I over-estimated you. For I believed you could pass for noble. But what you have done is common.”

“These distinctions that you draw ’tween noble and common, what is proper and what is not, seem as arbitrary and senseless to me, as the castes and customs of Hindoos would to you,” Eliza returned.

“It is in their very irrationality, their arbitrariness, that they are refined,” d’Avaux corrected her. “If the customs of the nobility made sense, anyone could figure them out, and become noble. But because they are incoherent and meaningless, not to mention ever-changing, the only way to know them is to be inculcated with them, to absorb them through the skin. This makes them a coin that is almost impossible to counterfeit.”

“’Tis like gold, then?”

“Very much so, mademoiselle. Gold is gold everywhere, fungible and indifferent. But when a disk of gold is stamped by a coiner with certain pompous words and the picture of a King, it takes on added value—seigneurage. It has that value only in that people believe that it does—it is a shared phant’sy. You, mademoiselle, came to me as a blank disk of gold—”

“And you, sir, tried to stamp nobility ’pon me, to enhance my value—”

“But then—” he said, gesturing to the letter, “to steal from my house, shows you up as a counterfeit.”

—d’Avaux and Eliza, The Confusion by Neal Stephenson

sablerabbit:

chatfish:

Boycotting shopping at Hobby Lobby: Yes

Yelling at Hobby Lobby employees because their corporation is dangerously conservative: No. Do not do this. Do not torture minimum wage employees for this. 

Better yet, if you meet a Hobby Lobby employee, discuss with them what THEY need to get a better job and HELP THEM DO IT.

Reminder: the employees of Hobby Lobby were the victims. They’re the ones who don’t get the full range of health care they deserve. They’re the ones who are being discriminated against, not on the basis of their religion, but—amazingly—on someone else’s religion. So if you meet a Hobby Lobby employee, buy them a drink. Or an IUD.

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ladyofthelog:

teaser for what I just reblogged :)

My friend wrote a thing and it’s on people’s Kindles!

ladyofthelog:

teaser for what I just reblogged :)

My friend wrote a thing and it’s on people’s Kindles!

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"I’m beginning to think me being colourblind might be an issue for you."

My client, after the fifth revision. This was the first time he’d brought this up. 

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This happened to me last year. No joke.

“The final colossus, Malus, left me with shivers. When I finally climbed to its arm, I gripped onto the fur knowing it, like the 15 colossi before it, would try to shake me free to protect itself. But that’s not what happened.

“Malus bent the arm and held me in front of its face. Those glowing eyes just looked at me. With no threat, no effort to protect itself. It just watched. Moments away from its death, there was no final effort to shake me free. Just a look. Maybe curiosity. Maybe acceptance.

“That gaze left me feeling like a cockroach. Like a nothing. A murderer of something beautiful—more ancient and perfect than I. There’s no glory in Shadow of the Colossus—just desperation and the murder of god after god, a trail of sadness in your wake.

“It’s not exactly a non-violent moment, but it’s a moment that put all the violence of the game into dark, dark perspective. A particularly sad reflection on human nature.”

—Robin Arnott, creator of Antichamber, in ”The Best Non-Violent Moments In Video Games“ (Kotaku)

“The final colossus, Malus, left me with shivers. When I finally climbed to its arm, I gripped onto the fur knowing it, like the 15 colossi before it, would try to shake me free to protect itself. But that’s not what happened.

“Malus bent the arm and held me in front of its face. Those glowing eyes just looked at me. With no threat, no effort to protect itself. It just watched. Moments away from its death, there was no final effort to shake me free. Just a look. Maybe curiosity. Maybe acceptance.

“That gaze left me feeling like a cockroach. Like a nothing. A murderer of something beautiful—more ancient and perfect than I. There’s no glory in Shadow of the Colossus—just desperation and the murder of god after god, a trail of sadness in your wake.

“It’s not exactly a non-violent moment, but it’s a moment that put all the violence of the game into dark, dark perspective. A particularly sad reflection on human nature.”

—Robin Arnott, creator of Antichamber, in ”The Best Non-Violent Moments In Video Games“ (Kotaku)