Just North of Something Important

Rachel: "People on the Internet can get angry about anything." About me (contact info and bio)
Academic / Professional site (including CV)

Apr 15
“I think one overall influence is Home Movies, for me. Or Dr. Katz. Because those cartoons are so relaxing to watch. It’s nice to watch conversational dialogue that feels natural and it’s not over the top and cartoony and shrill, in shrill voices or anything. It’s just nice to listen to real people talking.” Pendleton Ward, on inspirations for Adventure Time.

titivil:

fastcompany:

Chelsea Clinton is the product of two of the most powerful brands in the world. Now she’s finally carving out her own identity—by joining the family business. Read more>

Brands?

titivil:

fastcompany:

Chelsea Clinton is the product of two of the most powerful brands in the world. Now she’s finally carving out her own identity—by joining the family business. Read more>

Brands?


'spring is a myth'

abbyjean:

tumblr keeps attaching this tag to my posts, even though i haven’t typed it, and then won’t let me take it off. so, it’s a sign. tumblr is trying to communicate this important message to us in the only way it knows how. spring is a myth and we will be trapped in eternal winter until the moment summer scorches down on us. be prepared.


Excellent things about the video from which this screenshot comes (which you should DEFINITELY WATCH), in descending order of importance:
You learn as a kid that beavers build dams, but how the fuck do beavers build damns? Now you can see!
Baby beaver!
So Canadian!
How the dude says “I’m holding the camera at arm’s length” rather than “I’m taking a beaver selfie" even though the temptation to do so must have nearly killed him.

Excellent things about the video from which this screenshot comes (which you should DEFINITELY WATCH), in descending order of importance:

  1. You learn as a kid that beavers build dams, but how the fuck do beavers build damns? Now you can see!
  2. Baby beaver!
  3. So Canadian!
  4. How the dude says “I’m holding the camera at arm’s length” rather than “I’m taking a beaver selfie" even though the temptation to do so must have nearly killed him.

Apr 14

For a few years there I thought Frank Black and Glenn Shadix were the same person.

For a few years there I thought Frank Black and Glenn Shadix were the same person.


Apr 12
hman:

Mariska Hargitay: The TV Highlights listings in the April 9 Calendar section misspelled the name of actress Mariska Hargitay as Marisk Hagerty.
(pic)

hman:

Mariska Hargitay: The TV Highlights listings in the April 9 Calendar section misspelled the name of actress Mariska Hargitay as Marisk Hagerty.

(pic)


(Source: floorcharts)


“Those seeking a scientific sampling of the mood on the West Coast might consider Barbra Streisand’s Web site, now scoured of articles critical of the President “in light of recent events.” And singer and actress Courtney Love, an exuberant advocate of left-wing solutions on her Web site Hole.com, has made inquiries about joining the Marines.” Rick Perlstein, “Left Falls Apart as Center Holds,” October 22, 2001