Posted 18 hours ago

goodticklebrain:

It’s Shakespeare’s 450th birthday! Let’s celebrate! (Full post here - http://goodticklebrain.com/home/2014/4/23/happy-450th-birthday-shakespeare)

Posted 3 days ago
sirdef:

Avengers Assemble 024

Ahahahahah…!
As a cataloguer, wannabe indexer and someone who can happily spend hours untangling yarn, this is ridiculously funny.

sirdef:

Avengers Assemble 024

Ahahahahah…!

As a cataloguer, wannabe indexer and someone who can happily spend hours untangling yarn, this is ridiculously funny.

Posted 3 days ago

grlgang:

pimpunderthemountain:

vriska:

spookyroxi:

treatboss:

THIS INSTRUMENT IS CALLED THE KALIMBA. THIS IS FATE.

holy shit

this is the best kalimba playing i’ve ever seen EVER

I HAD NO IDEA WHAT A KALIMBA LOOKED LIKE UNTIL JUST THIS SECOND IM BLOWN AWAY

I had one of these growing up and I was such shit at it I literally have never heard one used for anything other than plonky, labored renditions of ‘twinkle twinkle little star’ in my living room. This is gorgeous.

I feel that things like this are posted so often with no historical information and I think that’s pretty damaging even if it’s unintentional. It just contributes to the erasure of non-western societies and their cultures.
The Kalimba is an African instrument common throughout Sub-Saharan Africa and it’s also known as the “sansa” and “mbira”. It was typically played while walking by traveling “griots” who keep the history of the tribe or village and for entertainment purposese. And get this: the wood or bamboo-tiled instruments were first invented 3000 years ago! And the metal-tiled ones appeared in the Zambezi River Valley 1,300 years ago. There’s so much history behind this instrument and it’s an injustice to the those whose culture it originates from to post about it and never once mention them. Anyway this is just tiny bit of the history I felt like adding from the wiki page, and the entire thing it very interesting so I’d encourage you to read it all!

(Source: itsjustlikeoneofmyjapaneseanimes)

Posted 3 days ago

Way back in the 80’s, when I was first pretending to be an adult - moving away from my parents, getting a proper job etc - I bought an 8 place dinner setting in Churchill’s Blue Willow. Loved it. 
Anyway, time moves on, crockery that’s in use gets broken. For a while I was able to find replacement pieces in the supermarket but several years ago the pattern disappeared from the shops: I suspected it wasn’t in production anymore. Sigh.
Since then I’ve picked up the odd piece in op shops, or been given pieces by friends who’ve found them in op shops (hi, SNC!) but I always kept half an eye on eBay on the offchance I’d find something appropriate and affordable.
Finally success! An affordable, almost complete 6 place setting - located only 15 minutes away, so no freight cost - and nearly all of it from the same era as my original set! (The brand marks changed over time, from embossed, to printed. I kept track of these things. :)
So, I’ve happily boosted my number of dinner and side plates, and cereal bowls, and regained a few eggcups. I don’t have room inside for the cups/saucers and coffee mugs - and I’m not that fond of the styles, tbh - so they can go in to the shed for the moment.
Now I just need to get a few more of the pasta bowls, and possibly another serving platter and I can rest easy until I break more of the set.
Posted 3 days ago

Went to see Hannah Gadsby’s show - The Exhibitionist, this evening at the Melbourne Town Hall!

So, so funny. Broadly speaking, the theme was about selfies and portraiture, and how we present our personal/public narratives.

She brought it all together at the end and the finale was effing brilliant. : )

Posted 4 days ago

BOY HUGGING A CHICKEN (PURE LOVE)

After watching this I’ll never eat a chicken ever again?
Doubtful. I just won’t eat this chicken.

(Source: youtube.com)

Posted 5 days ago

Young Fathers - GET UP (2014)

Psychedelic hip hop? I like it.

(Source: youtube.com)

Posted 5 days ago
Posted 6 days ago

actegratuit:

Vasily Klyukin

The Winged Victory Of Samothrace Could One Day Dominate Your City’s Skyline

Actually I thought the building had been melted by an invading alien army.

Then I read the caption and went ‘oh, riiiiiiight…!’

(Source: yatzer.com)

Posted 6 days ago
I know that’s a throat mic and not a collar, but damn, Renner, you’re just oozing sub there…
[Image is from the movie S.W.A.T (2003). Character is Brian Gamble.]

I know that’s a throat mic and not a collar, but damn, Renner, you’re just oozing sub there…

[Image is from the movie S.W.A.T (2003). Character is Brian Gamble.]