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through.
simplicity.

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Thanks to some large crustaceans, I’m taking a job in a couple weeks.

{Kids in the Hall on YouTube}

farnhamspeech:

And with that, ladies and gents, I demand you call me “Will, Master of Science.”

farnhamspeech:

And with that, ladies and gents, I demand you call me “Will, Master of Science.”

Random thoughts while watching “The Girl With the Dragon Tatoo” (2011), having already seen the 2009- trilogy, and also having had several adult beverages

"I am on welfare, I do not administer it."

Is Harriet supposed to look like Rooney Mara?

I have a man crush on David Fincher, Christopher Plummer, and Daniel Craig. Mostly the first two.

That was the longest “I don’t have a signal” scene I have ever seen.

I don’t mind winter, but I have no desire to live in Sweden.

Is it possible for Stellan Skarsgård to not look like a villain anymore?

Blomkvist is impeccably dressed for a journalist. I guess that’s what happens when you’re Daniel Craig.

The aforementioned man crush also applies to Trent Reznor. Boy howdy

None of these jerks except Lisbeth have their Mac OS X Dock set up to auto-hide, neither is it on the left or right side of the screen, where it belongs.

Apparently Swedish ambulances are Smart cars.

I think half of the Stellan Skarsgård thing is that gravelly voice.

I didn’t realize Sosumi was still a system sound.

I kind of wish I still needed glasses just so I could not wear them around one ear. Wear them only around one ear? Whichever. Maybe both.

"Like an IKEA table." Burn.

I will never hear Enya the same way again.

Pretty sure I need to get some bearer bonds.

R. I. P. Ray Bradbury

Ray Bradbury died at the age of 91 today. He has long been the benchmark by which I judge any science fiction, and most short stories. Some highlights of my favorites:

  • "The Small Assassin" still gives me the creeps even though I haven’t read it since high school, and as I get older I find it to be an absolutely fascinating take on postpartum depression.
  • "The Scythe" takes the same core idea of the show "Dead Like Me," but takes it from a small, intimate vignette to a global scale by capitalizing on the universality of emotion.
  • "No Particular Night or Morning" deals with loneliness and existentialism in a way for which space travel is uniquely suited.
  • Fahrenheit 451. ‘Nuff said.

{via io9}

For those of you who doubted its existence, I give you … THE PUPPET COURT. (Taken with instagram)

For those of you who doubted its existence, I give you … THE PUPPET COURT. (Taken with instagram)

Today’s afternoon snack. (Taken with instagram)

Today’s afternoon snack. (Taken with instagram)

The Festivus pole stands proud and unadorned.

The Festivus pole stands proud and unadorned.

SCIENCE!

While sorting and filing old notes and paperwork, I happened across this gem from an April 1 evening class a few years back.

While sorting and filing old notes and paperwork, I happened across this gem from an April 1 evening class a few years back.

inthefade:

I was wearing this shirt today.  It’s a Mike Monteiro design from Pixelworkers I bought to contribute to Colleen’s awesome 50 for 50 project.
I was in a little taco place in Wantagh, Long Island buying a couple of fish tacos. 
A family stood next to me. Mother, father, boy of about ten. 
The boy was staring at me. At my shirt. After an awkward minute of me watching me him watch me, he said something.
“What does that mean?” He pointed at my shirt.
His mother looked kind of horrified but I ignored her and turned to the boy.
“It means make things happen. Don’t wait for them to happen.”
He looked at me blankly for a second then his face lit up. “Oh! Yea! Cool.”
His mother rolled her eyes.
I got my tacos and left, hoping the boy would remember this.

A lesson I’m certainly still learning.
{via @Mike_FTW}

inthefade:

I was wearing this shirt today.  It’s a Mike Monteiro design from Pixelworkers I bought to contribute to Colleen’s awesome 50 for 50 project.

I was in a little taco place in Wantagh, Long Island buying a couple of fish tacos. 

A family stood next to me. Mother, father, boy of about ten. 

The boy was staring at me. At my shirt. After an awkward minute of me watching me him watch me, he said something.

“What does that mean?” He pointed at my shirt.

His mother looked kind of horrified but I ignored her and turned to the boy.

“It means make things happen. Don’t wait for them to happen.”

He looked at me blankly for a second then his face lit up. “Oh! Yea! Cool.”

His mother rolled her eyes.

I got my tacos and left, hoping the boy would remember this.

A lesson I’m certainly still learning.

{via @Mike_FTW}

(Source: lnthefade)

Take that, inbox!

Take that, inbox!

Apparently autocorrect doesn’t care for my verbal exclamations of cuteness.

Apparently autocorrect doesn’t care for my verbal exclamations of cuteness.