Middle School Insults
This may be a Terre Haute thing, but does anyone remember the insult “Barred up” from middle school?
Bananas, psychostimulants and "Gone With the Wind"
“At one time or another, as many as fifteen writers worked on the movie (“Gone With the Wind”), until finally, in early 1939, as production stalled and hundreds of salaried people sat around idle, Selznick turned to Ben Hecht, the greatest and most cynical of Hollywood screenwriters. Hecht agreed to work on the script as long as he didn’t have to read the book. Selznick told him...
Zack Morris rips on Indiana
mattmattucci: When asked how/why the show transitioned from “Good Morning Miss Bliss” set in Indiana to “Saved by the Bell” in California, Mark-Paul Gosselaar responded: “Why did they pick Haley Mills to do this show in Indiana? Why Indiana? Where are you going to go from Indiana? I didn’t even think of that, but now that you brought it up: What the f—- is in Indiana?!” The best damn college...
We all may be out of a job tomorrow, and the street outside may be full of...– Charles Aaron, closing out a great article on the Dead Weather (SPIN June 2009)
Vintage slides of Yellowstone vacation →
Read more about how the author found the slides here. (via PK Koduri on Smaller Indiana blog roll)
As Economy Stumbles, the Zamboni Glides On →
Riding a zamboni is on my bucket list. Kinda.
So You Think You Can … Deal With 2 Dudes Dancing... →
I was watching “So You Think You Can Dance” last night (don’t judge) and this moment when two men ballroom danced together sent the judges into a hissy fit. “I think you probably alienate a lot of our audience. I mean, we’ve always had the guys dance together on this show, but they’ve never really done it in each other’s arms before. I’m certainly...
Since Green Day were the Nineties punk brats nobody expected to grow up,...– Rob Sheffield, reviewing 21st Century Breakdown in Rolling Stone (April 27, 2009) I haven’t purchased a Green Day album in many years, but I’m thinking about this one.
Raphael Saadiq - Keep Marchin’ (music for...
Take My Word For It
Everyone should read The Geography of Bliss: One Grump’s Search for the Happiest Places in the World by NPR correspondent Eric Weiner. Weiner, fittingly pronounced “whiner,” travels the world for a year - Bhutan, Moldova, Iceland, etc. to find out what makes people happy, where they are the happiest, most unhappy, and why. It is one of the most enjoyable books I have read in a...
OH my GOD there is this amazing song you’ve just got to hear it right now....– drunk girl at bar (Also a sign that it’s time to get the hell out of there)
hellonewworld: Man saves ducklings from ledge This is what the internet is for. Ducks.
I’m 18. I play pick-up basketball games with ghosts.– “Brave New Voices” This spoken-word poetry is amazing. Folks in the Chicago area should try to check out the festival July 14-19.
random thoughts I've had about tumblr over the...
awesome-everyday: Hey, that makes me think… maybe instead of focusing on popularity and stuff that just ends up making the population become more self absorbed, and don’t help the community, why don’t you wonderful tumblr people focus on tools we’ll gain functionality out of, like a NSF filter. You just check a box when you post angelina jolie’s naked ass, and people who read tumblr at work can...
Limestone Month June 2009 →
Indiana towns have to come up with insane celebrations like this to keep the daily monotony from insighting too many clock-tower shootings.
Lovely, short, stop-motion: film. (via designspongeonline.com)
I wish I was in Tijuana Eating barbequed iguana -...
I can’t just leave with that grass growing ass-deep to a buffalo.– my dad, in regards to why he can’t make up his mind whether to fly or drive on his upcoming trip to Florida. Did I mention he is the superintendent of a golf course? That might make more sense.
Term from Song: Turn it Up on Album: The Sound of Revenge by Artist: Chamillionaire “we got that oomp spray but it still stank” Explanation: we smoke so much marijuana that even though we have a specific brand of air deodorizer spray on hand to neutralize the odor, you can still smell the odor of weed in our vehicle...
He blinded me with a motion-sensor air freshener
Funny things can trigger a memory. To get to the memory, you must first go back just a couple months, back to when I purchased a motion-sensor air freshener for the bathroom. The question of where to place this air freshener drew much debate: I didn’t want it on the sink by the soap dispenser because it would spray me in the face when I washed my hands, and my dad didn’t want it on...
Happy "Eat What You Want Day"
I guess May 11, today, is that day. For some reason. Guess I’ll be floating down a river of ranch dressing in my pizza boat tonight ya’ll.
…at a prom there will be many young ladies who will be dressed in the...– Tim England, principal at Heritage Christian School in Findlay, Ohio (you know, the school behind suspending that kid for going to another school’s prom that was no doubt full of dancing, rock music, hand-holding and other debauchery). (via Jezebel)
Convo between me, mother circa 2 days ago
Sandy: Happy Cinco day Socko.
Sandy: It's a Mexican holiday.
Me: You mean Cindo de Mayo?
Sandy: Well, whatever, it's not their Independence Day.
Benny Hill-ify anything! →
I couldn’t get it to work for the Beyonce-Single Ladies video, so what’s the point really?
Dogged Pursuit: Professionals Find New Livelihood... →
I love trend stories, even more so trends that have to do with hot dogs.
Illustrated BMI Categories on Flickr →