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13

Aug

missavagardner:

missavagardner:

"I think your whole life shows in your face and you should be proud of that."

Betty Joan Perske aka Lauren Bacall | September 16, 1924.

R.I.P Lauren Bacall

15

Jun

Causal Sunday drive.

Causal Sunday drive.

14

Jun

Midday in the office on a Saturday and second and third ventis of the day? Not great. Working while unapologetically streaming Colombia/Greece? GOOOOOOOOOOAAAALLLL

Midday in the office on a Saturday and second and third ventis of the day? Not great. Working while unapologetically streaming Colombia/Greece? GOOOOOOOOOOAAAALLLL

29

Mar

I’m in a place where I just ordered a Bulleit Old Fashioned and a Mountain of Old Bay in one breath. I think they call it, Heaven if I remember correctly.  (at San Francisco, CA)

I’m in a place where I just ordered a Bulleit Old Fashioned and a Mountain of Old Bay in one breath. I think they call it, Heaven if I remember correctly. (at San Francisco, CA)

23

Feb

tastefullyoffensive:

[doodletime]

25

Nov

Holiday Death Panels

At last year’s ceremony, Obama said: ‘From here these two lucky birds will be swept up in a whirlwind of fame and fortune that will ultimately lead them to Mount Vernon, where they will spend their twilight years in the storied home of George Washington.’

But their freedom was short lived.

Cobbler, who, according to the White House, loved cranberries and the musical stylings of Carly Simon, was reportedly euthanized in August. 

tastefullyoffensive:

"I will do it! I will take the ring to Mordor!" [via]

25

Oct

English to English: 'Pumpkin Flavor' does not exist

english2english:

I’m a Brit who, because of an unwritten pre-nup with his American wife, has resided in Virginia for some five months now. I am working hard to understand this former colony, but the pumpkin orgy has me stumped.

Everything is pumpkin spiced this and ‘official flavor of fall’ that. Some turgid…

23

Oct

"It’s the moost wonderful tiiime, of the yeeeear!"

"It’s the moost wonderful tiiime, of the yeeeear!"

28

Aug

This country can be insane, but what a joy to see a WWII Honor Flight deplane this morning to as much pomp and circumstance as they deserve. (at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA))

25

Aug

It’s been a long while, Londonderry

It’s been a long while, Londonderry

14

Aug

I suppose today’s office doesn’t completely suck.  (at Downtown Newport)

I suppose today’s office doesn’t completely suck. (at Downtown Newport)

22

Jul

Royal Baby - 16th Century Style

Kate should thank her lucky stars she is expectant in the year 2013. Life would have looked quite different if she was delivering in 500 years ago.

Superstitions and royal edicts would have demanded she lie in a darkened room for weeks on end, with a roaring fire in the grate regardless of the sweltering July temperatures.

And in the past up to 70 people would be present when future monarchs were born, so that they could verify there had been no skulduggery such as an infant impostor being substituted in the royal bedchamber.

Archbishops, Cabinet ministers and courtiers were among the dignitaries who would be expected to witness royal births in times past.

Throughout history, royal births have been anything but private (at one time courtiers even witnessed the consummation of royal marriages) and no-one suffered worse indignity than Mary of Modena, wife of King James II.

When she gave birth to her son James in 1688 the country was awash with rumours that she was not really pregnant and that a baby had been smuggled into her bed in a warming pan or through a secret panel in the headboard.

In an attempt to put paid to such gossip, 70 of the most eminent figures in the land attended the birth in St James’s Palace, so that their testimonies could be published.

In 2013? She just has to put up with lovely chaps like this.

15

May

You mean the generation that paid three times as much for college to enter a job market with triple the unemployment isn’t interested in purchasing the assets of the generation who just blew an enormous housing bubble and kept it from popping through quantitative easing and out-and-out federal support? Curious.
When comments are better than the article, Atlantic edition (“The Cheapest Generation: Why Millennials arent’ buying cars or houses, and what that means for the economy”)

(Source: bostonreview)