Archive for December, 2016
A lady ghost surprises an inventor’s ghost, who has gone from explaining the origins of the traditions of mistletoe to actually experiencing the tradition first hand. Happy New Year!
The drawing didn’t turn out as well as I would have liked, but I didn’t want to do any more on the off chance I would ruin the whole thing irrevocably.
Seriously really pretty
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Woody Guthrie’s list of resolutions from 1942.
To write me here new set of new years resolutions I’ll write down a set of them my own self:
NEW YEARS RULIN’S
- WORK MORE AND BETTER
- WORK BY A SCHEDULE
- WASH TEETH IF ANY
- TAKE BATH
- EAT GOOD – FRUIT – VEGETABLES – MILK
- DRINK VERY SCANT IF ANY
- WRITE A SONG A DAY
- WEAR CLEAN CLOTHES – LOOK GOOD
- SHINE SHOES
- SHANGE SOCKS
- CHANGE BAD CLOTHES OFTEN
- READ LOTS OF GOOD BOOKS
- LISTEN TO THE RADIO A LOT
- LEARN PEOPLE BETTER
- KEEP RANCHO CLEAN
- DONT GET LONESOME
- STAY GLAD
- KEEP HOPING MACHINE RUNNING
- DREAM GOOD
- BANK ALL EXTRA MONEY
- SAVE DOUGH
- HAVE COMPANY BUT DONT WASTE TIME
- SEND MARY AND KIDS MONEY
- PLAY AND SING GOOD
- DANCE BETTER
- HELP WIN WAR – BEAT FASCISM
- LOVE MAMA
- LOVE PAPA
- LOVE PETE
- LOVE EVERYBODY
- MAKE UP YOUR MIND
- WAKE UP AND FIGHT
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Was this all from memory? Or do you keep a journal of some sort?
Well, fortunately it’s been a while since iCal decided to erase its entire history, so that helped. Otherwise, it’s both–I described those things from memory, but I remember a lot of them more clearly because I journaled about them at the time.
I was struck by the detail, because I don’t think I could construct a similar list from memory. I probably could from reading back through my blog, though. Especially the tags.
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Leanne Cope (Lise) and Robert Fairchild (Jerry) in An…”
This is the production I saw on my New York trip and omg – it was EVERYTHING. SO BEUATIFUL!!! The choreography!!!!!! Christopher Wheeldon is a genius.
just the little bit I saw on Colbert (I think is where it was?) was amazing.
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THE LIST OF THINGS NINTENDO PREDATES INCLUDES, BUT IS NOT LIMITED TO:
THE SHERLOCK HOLMES FRANCHISE
UNITED STATES PRESIDENT DWIGHT D. EISHENHOWER’S BIRTH
THE NOVEL “DRACULA”
THE NOVELS “THE TIME MACHINE” AND “WAR OF THE WORLDS” BY H.G. WELLS
THE FIRST MODERN OLYMPIC GAMES
THE DISCOVERY OF HELIUM ON EARTH
… Okay. I believe you. But like… how?
NINTENDO WAS FOUNDED IN 1889 AS A CARD GAME MANUFACTURER AND ALL THOSE OTHER THINGS HAPPENED IN 1890 OR LATER
WHAT THE FUCK I THOUGHT DRACULA WAS EARLIER WHAT THE FUCK
YOU COULD WRITE A DRACULA FANFIC WHERE DRACULA TRAVELS TO JAPAN AND BUYS A PACK OF NINTENDO BRAND PLAYING CARDS AND IT WOULD BE HISTORICALLY ACCURATE. SAME DEAL FOR SHERLOCK HOLMES.
No no no no no!
Don’t write fanfic!
Those things are in the public domain!
You can legally write, publish, and sell a Dracula book where Dracula travels to Japan and buys a pack of Nintendo brand playing cards!
Same deal for Sherlock Holmes!
what if you write a book where dracula and sherlock holmes travel to japan at the same time and reach for the last pack of nintendo brand playing cards that they both wanted
Dracula travels to Japan for some Nintendo cards and a murder takes place. Is it Dracula? Who knows, but Sherlock Holmes has been asked to solve the murder and must visit Nintendo and purchase a pack for analysis.
Dracula and Sherlock Holmes travel to Japan at the same time and reach for the last pack of Nintendo brand playing cards.
Their hands touch.
Real history is far more interesting than history on any school syllabus I’ve ever seen.
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Leanne Cope (Lise) and Robert Fairchild (Jerry) in An American in Paris, New York, April 2015. Photograph by Angela Sterling.
Cope is the trifecta when it comes to dancing, singing and acting with her mile-wide smile and bright big eyes that illuminated every corner of the theater. She is as exquisite as the rest of the ballet, which incorporates touches of lyrical in effortless, weightless movements.
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Yesterday, when I was walking to the dance studio, I saw bluebirds in the vacant lot. Not jays. Little birds that were cute and blue–4 or 5 of them.
I don’t think they could’ve been anything other than Western bluebirds, but that’s something I have literally never seen in the Bay Area!
They are So Adorable. They are the bird equivalent of red pandas in terms of adorability.
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“Beautiful things grow out of shit. Nobody ever believes that. Everyone thinks that Beethoven had his…”Thursday, December 29th, 2016
Beautiful things grow out of shit. Nobody ever believes that. Everyone thinks that Beethoven had his string quartets completely in his head—they somehow appeared there and formed in his head—and all he had to do was write them down and they would be manifest to the world. But what I think is so interesting, and would really be a lesson that everybody should learn, is that things come out of nothing. Things evolve out of nothing. You know, the tiniest seed in the right situation turns into the most beautiful forest. And then the most promising seed in the wrong situation turns into nothing. I think this would be important for people to understand, because it gives people confidence in their own lives to know that’s how things work.
If you walk around with the idea that there are some people who are so gifted—they have these wonderful things in their head but and you’re not one of them, you’re just sort of a normal person, you could never do anything like that—then you live a different kind of life. You could have another kind of life where you could say, well, I know that things come from nothing very much, start from unpromising beginnings, and I’m an unpromising beginning, and I could start something.
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