Wazir Khan mosque, Lahore, c.1888.


George Wesley Bellows (1882-1925) 

Evening Swell 1911


Joseph Stalin April 1902 mugshot

it’s almost Georgian people’s genes to be good-looking, though.


Gabriel Fauré: String Quartet in E minor, Op. 121 (Amati Quartet) (by Rique Borges)

"The Andante is one of the finest pieces of string quartet writing. From start to finish it bathes in a supernatural light. There is nothing that is not beautiful in this movement with its subtle variations of light-play, a sort of white upon white. … The sublime music sinks out of sight, where it carries on, rather than seeming to come to an end." - Jean-Michel Nectoux

I think that’s..OUR FOOD…OUR FOOD!! IS COMING!! IT’S!!! OH MY G…oh no, that was for another table.

at a restaurant with a soccer announcer (via professionallush)


The gays are angry



The gays are angry



david lynch’s hair and its fine art equivalent

frankly not getting the monet resemblance, but yeahhh


L’enfant et les sortilèges


L’enfant et les sortilèges



Weird Al Yankovic has a parody of “Blurred Lines” called “Word Crimes,” and it’s about language.  

The thing is, I wish I could believe that Weird Al was writing a sendup of people who make ridiculous prescriptive complaints about language with a few bonus grammatical terms. I wish I could believe that disliking hyperbolic “literally” or making a firm distinction between its and it’s was a harmless foible, just like hating the word “moist” or loving the sound of “cellar door.” I wish I could believe that everyone watching this video had progressed to ironic meta-prescriptivism, where we make fun of the people who make these judgements because we are accepting, even excited, about linguistic variation. I mean, it’s a catchy song, and dancing typography is pretty adorable.

But I can’t, because it’s not true. 

I’m not going to get into all the problems with prescriptivism here: beyond denying people job opportunities and fair treatment in courtI have six whole pages of posts in my archive that already do that.  But let’s take this opportunity to renew our determination to work towards a world in which videos like Word Crimes can be funny: because everyone recognizes that no one actually believes any of this stuff. 

(Sidenote: as the person who wrote a grammar of doge, I’m pretty baffled that whoever was making the music video at 0:54 thought that this was an example of doge. Just because it’s a genre that’s associated with Kids These Days doesn’t mean it doesn’t have conventions. Such fail. Wow.)


While I see the point being made, I disagree on a both a fundamental and objective level. I see the points about prescriptivism denying people jobs and fair trial, but I also see how that in a professional setting, using the most accepted form of the language is a sign of education, but more importantly, of respect. When I would talk to a possible employer or a judge, I would use a more accepted form of the language, whether it be English or another language, to show that I comprehend the gravity of the situation and that I am educated in the language.


Why have I never seen this picture before.







songs that have an amazingly catchy and cool tune but really uncomfortable lyrics


I think we’re all thinking of the same thing but don’t dare speak its name for fear of summoning it.


We don’t talk about it




8 vegetables that you can regrow again and again.


You can regrow scallions by leaving an inch attached to the roots and place them in a small glass with a little water in a well-lit room.


When garlic begins to sprout, you can put them in a glass with a little water and grow garlic sprouts. The sprouts have a mild flavor than garlic and can be added to salads, pasta and other dishes.

Bok Choy

Bok choy can be regrown by placing the root end in water in a well-lit area. In 1-2 weeks , you can transplant it to a pot with soil and grow a full new head.


Put carrot tops in a dish with a little water. Set the dish in a well-lit room or a window sill.  You’ll have carrot tops to use in salads. 


Put clippings from basil with 3 to 4-inch stems in a glass of water and place it in direct sunlight. When the roots are about 2 inches long, plant them in pots to and in time it will grow a full basil plant.


Cut off the base of the celery and place it in a saucer or shallow bowl of warm water in the sun. Leaves will begin to thicken and grow in the middle of the base, then transfer the celery to soil. 

Romaine Lettuce

Put romaine lettuce stumps in a 1/2 inch of water. Re-water to keep water level at 1/2 inch. After a few days, roots and new leaves will appear and you can transplant it into soil.


The stems of cilantro will grown when placed in a glass of water. Once the roots are long enough, plant them in a pot in a well-lit room. You will have a full plant in a few months.



i’m feeling sick

no no no no

can someone stop this madness



i’m feeling sick

no no no no

can someone stop this madness