Things I Have and Have Not Called My Landlord... →
Girl-child: What's your baby's name?
Me: Banana Peel
Girl-child: Banana Peel??
Me: Don't look at me like that when your baby's name is I Love You Hearts.
Line Breaks & Other Violent Crimes: TV MONTH:... →
ecantwell: In which I have a confession to make. brightwalldarkroom: NOT THAT THERE’S ANYTHING WRONG WITH THAT. by Elizabeth Cantwell I am not a Carrie. I am not a Miranda or a Samantha or a Charlotte. I’m also not a Rachel or a Monica (although I’m sometimes a Chandler, just like I’m sometimes…
I’m writing again and I feel my force glow straight from me at its fullest. I’m...– Virginia Woolf, from a diary entry dated 19 June 1924. (via fuckyeahvirginiawoolf)
Internet, do you know how easy guys have it for formal wear? Three months ago, I got fitted for a tux. It took like seven seconds. Today, I picked it up. And this is the thing: I got handed a bag full of everything. I don’t even have to find my own socks. Seriously! And then on Sunday, I’ll shove everything back in the bag and it will be over. Done. No figuring out how to clean a...
Leonard: Oh, you know, I’m a physicist, so, I thought about stuff. Girl: That’s it? Leonard: Well, I wrote some of it down. (That most excellent feeling when staring at the ceiling actually yields productive thoughts.)
Summer was on the way; Jem and I awaited it with impatience. Summer was our best...– Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird
I’m watching thirtysomething, and I just really want Hope to know in her distressed wardrobe montage that it’s 1987 and nothing good will come from her closet no matter how much she sighs in front of the mirror.
Do you guys ever mentally sort the Avengers into...
katiecoyle: Because Captain America = Gryffindor Iron Man = Slytherin Black Widow = Ravenclaw and Hulk = Hufflepuff, OBVIOUSLY. I don’t know what any of this means, but I need my little sister to see it because she will and will love it.
I still haven’t forgiven Tom Shales for dismissing the Gilda Radner TV movie because it wasn’t funny. It’s based on her memoir about having cancer—what exactly was he expecting? And, no, no one will ever be as great as Gilda, but Jami Gertz made as good a go as anyone could. Incidentally, the first thing the guy at the used bookstore in the Raleigh-Durham airport told me...
In 1992 Nickelodeon buried a time capsule that...
mentalflossr: Joey Lawrence tossed in a hat that said “Whoa!” on it. Thankfully this is all on YouTube.
Unearthing Facebook's Lost Phone Numbers →
Rachel Held Evans | "All right, then, I'll go to... →
You know what're weird?
songs-about-rainbows: Beds. So many things happen in beds. People sleep in beds, people cry in beds, people have sex in beds, people have breakfast in bed. People watch TV, read a book, pray, write, hide, cuddle, stay warm, gossip, laugh, get sick and get better, throw up, lie down, decorate objects and take them apart, do homework, stay up late, skip class, skip work, skip the gym, have a...
Crumbs from the Communion Table: These people do... →
gcnjustin: These people do not speak for me. It’s no secret that the media thrives on controversy. When someone says something outrageous, it gets a lot of attention. When someone says something thoughtful and reasonable, we tend to gloss over it. So when polarizing debates happen in our culture, it’s often the guys with the megaphones who get all the press. We let them define the debate,...
May Day Cafe: Sermon on Matthew 15:21-28 →
I like the idea of Jesus being changed—as if giving depth to the idea of him being fully human. (Of course then you get to grapple with fully human v. the only perfect person, but that’s the fun part, right?)
The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows: sonder →
dictionaryofobscuresorrows: n. the realization that each random passerby is living a life as vivid and complex as your own—populated with their own ambitions, friends, routines, worries and inherited craziness—an epic story that continues invisibly around you like an anthill sprawling deep underground, with elaborate passageways to thousands of other lives that you’ll never know existed, in...
I gaze out the window. ‘But if you’re not trying to be perfect, then how do you...– Marya Hornbacher, Madness
New Statesman - Why science needs wonder →
Rachel Held Evans | Enough: Or, why we should all... →
Taco USA: How Mexican food became more American... →
What if we writers are able to tell stories of hurt and joy only because...– Image ◊ Good Letters: The IMAGE Blog ◊ Whispering Along a Thin Trembling Thread
The Trouble with Scientism →
Experimental Theology: "Here Am I" →
Rachel Held Evans | Church stories: Facing my... →
That had been in Agnes’s mishmash decade, after college. She had lived...– Lorrie Moore, “Agnes of Iowa”
And it wasn’t just that Leslie won — and Amy Poehler’s face as Leslie absorbs...– Alan Sepinwall (via scullaaay)