1. smallbysmall:


    Hope & Rachel performing their duo acrobatic/partner balancing routine at the Cirque School Winter’s Empire showcase. December 2013. Photography by Mari Provencher.

    These ladies are super excellent human beings.

    Woohoo! Rachel’s gonna be in my pilot

    (Source: mariprovencher.com)


  2. the-unstoppable-juggernaut:


    fun statistics for adults!
    “when I was a kid, I had no help with college tuition, I was hardworking and paid it all myself”
    -Annual tuition for Yale, 1970: $2,550
    -Annual tuition for Yale, 2014: $45,800
    -Minimum Wage, 1970: $1.45
    -Minimum Wage, 2014: $7.25
    -Daily hours at minimum wage needed to pay for tuition in 1970: 4.8
    -Daily hours at minimum wage needed to pay for tuition in 2014: 17.3


    I can’t like this but yeah.

    (via smallbysmall)

  3. I just found these pictures of baby otters and now I can’t stop smiling. {x}

    (Source: billiepiiper, via smallbysmall)

  4. Unnecessary Off The Rails Parody Cover: Shake It Off by Taylor Swift

    I took this song back to Taylor’s country music roots. I only covered a third of it because it was going to be six minutes long if I kept going. 

    Here’s the original

  5. starline:


    Central City Television Festival (Vimeo Embed)

    Okay, here’s the Vimeo upload. Enjoy! 

    I decided to do a pilot about a television festival around this time last year when we were at NYTVF with our game show WerewolfI thought it would be so cute and silly to make a bizarre comedy pilot about a television festival and see it up on the screen there. It felt like the perfect strategy to make something memorable in a festival where over 60 pilots screen. 

    It was certainly a bummer to get rejected, because at that point I went "Oh wait, there is no other avenue for this. The audience for this WAS the New York Television Festival.” 

    Sorry, internet, but you’re second fiddle. This wasn’t made for you, but here it is anyhow. Hope you like what is essentially a 14-minute long Channel 101 show. 

    Yay! This is finally up! I got to be an extra, do a little of “art departmenting”, and take behind the scenes pictures (which I will post a few shortly)! :D 

    Watch it! It’s fun!


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  7. ladyspookypants:






    Cornel West arrested in Ferguson (10/13/14). That’s how they’re feeling out there. Wow. 



    Bad move, STL PD.

    Holy shit. 


    (via edasalazar)

  8. Unnecessary Covers: Didn’t Leave Nobody But The Babe sung by Emmylou Harris, Alison Krauss & Gillian Welch. Not sure of the exact origins and meaning of the song.

    I just sang along with this video, which is a slightly different version from the one on the soundtrack for O’ Brother Where Art Thou.

    Going to try and cover Ofra Haza’s version of Kaddish next week…which is like covering Israel’s Mariah Carey/Whitney Houston combined with Hebrew/Aramaic/English.

  9. moma:

    Pitting plants against each other in a real-time natural selection battle, this week on our Design and Violence blog

    [Tim Simpson (British, b. 1982). Natural Deselection. 2006. Potted sunflowers, sensors, mechanical shears, retort stands, and video (1:48 min.), 47.2 x 23.6 x 23.6” (120 x 60 x 60 cm). Photograph by Dominic Tschudin. Images courtesy of Dominic Tschudin/the artist]

    Oh look someone made plants murder each other.

    (via listgenerator)


  10. "The world is blue at its edges and in its depths. This blue is the light that got lost. Light at the blue end of the spectrum does not travel the whole distance from the sun to us. It disperses among the molecules of the air, it scatters in water. Water is colorless, shallow water appears to be the color of whatever lies underneath it, but deep water is full of this scattered light, the purer the water the deeper the blue. The sky is blue for the same reason, but the blue at the horizon, the blue of land that seems to be dissolving into the sky, is a deeper, dreamier, melancholy blue, the blue at the farthest reaches of the places where you see for miles, the blue of distance. This light that does not touch us, does not travel the whole distance, the light that gets lost, gives us the beauty of the world, so much of which is in the color blue."

    Rebecca Solnit

    This science-meets-poetry ode to the “lost light” that is Rayleigh-scattered blue comes from her book A Field Guide To Getting Lost (reviewed marvellously at Brain Pickings)

    For a scientific take on why the sky is blue (except when it isn’t) check out this video:

    (via jtotheizzoe)

    Watch the video if you want to feel high.