Internet Commonplace Book

Jul 20, 2014

theyuniversity:



Mom: shh, honey, don’t wake up Daddy, he’s taking a nap. Me, age 3: oh, did something he ate have a soporific effect?Mom, to self: I guess she was listening when I read The Flopsy Bunnies aloud! And that’s how my parents realized they were raising a word nerd.

theyuniversity:

Mom: shh, honey, don’t wake up Daddy, he’s taking a nap.
Me, age 3: oh, did something he ate have a soporific effect?
Mom, to self: I guess she was listening when I read The Flopsy Bunnies aloud!

And that’s how my parents realized they were raising a word nerd.

Jul 19, 2014

(Source: myjetpack, via mollymwetta)

Jul 17, 2014

"I pray to live life expectantly: “What’s gonna happen on Sunday?” And on Sunday, “What’s gonna happen on Monday?” In the meantime, STAY WHERE YOU FUCKING ARE. And enjoy it the best way you know how."

—Elaine Stritch’s The Last Word, over at the New York Times. (via twobossydames)

I know Elaine Stritch said this (because I heard & transcribed it), but I read it in the voice of Al Swearengen.

Jul 16, 2014

darienlibrary:

oupacademic:

What do you call a group of jellyfish? Find out more unusual words for groups of animals.

seems like a missed opportunity to let the world know that a group of ferrets is called A BUSINESS OF FERRETS.

Let’s not forget an unkindness of ravens, which is also the title of a SUPER creepy mystery by Joan Aiken. http://blog.oxforddictionaries.com/2014/07/what-do-you-call-a-group-of/

darienlibrary:

oupacademic:

What do you call a group of jellyfish? Find out more unusual words for groups of animals.

seems like a missed opportunity to let the world know that a group of ferrets is called A BUSINESS OF FERRETS.

Let’s not forget an unkindness of ravens, which is also the title of a SUPER creepy mystery by Joan Aiken.

Jul 16, 2014

barfpop:

before discovering lana del rey

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after discovering lana del rey

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(via xojanedotcom)

Jul 16, 2014

catshatereading:

Bamboo hates The Boleyn Inheritance. Probably because it’s upside down, sure that’s why.
(submitted by Amanda)

Cats are all up in everyone’s literary grill, the cute, furry bastards.

catshatereading:

Bamboo hates The Boleyn Inheritance. Probably because it’s upside down, sure that’s why.

(submitted by Amanda)

Cats are all up in everyone’s literary grill, the cute, furry bastards.

Jul 14, 2014

(Source: buffy-screencaps, via teencenterspl)

Jul 12, 2014

twobossydames:

Bossy Annotation No. 2: And it was also used to score the scene of Maddie and David FINALLY DOING IT on the classic TV series Moonlighting.

Jul 12, 2014

twobossydames:

Bossy Annotation No. 1: “Be My Baby” was used to tremendous effect in the opening credits to Martin Scorsese’s MEAN STREETS.  

Jul 12, 2014

twobossydames:

TWO BOSSY DAMES Link Round up for Thursday, July 10th:
Our One True Anthem: Be My Baby, by the [immortal, goddesslike] Ronettes: http://buff.ly/1oIGjsz 
Painter Hasan Kale pairing THE 2 BEST THINGS: snacks & tiny landscapes. See more at Colossal: http://buff.ly/1pHVYHI 
The real Misty of Chincoteague at a library conference. Found at Betsy Bird and Julie Danielson’s wonderful blog, Wild Things: http://buff.ly/TTOeYI  
This 1950s newsreel (and gif set!) of Louella Gallagher, a Texas housewife, expertly throwing knives at her eeriely calm & outrageously tiny daughers, via the wonderful publicdomainreview: http://buff.ly/1jrD0ao
This insightful short read from The New Yorker about crying while reading throughout history, which includes the essential phrase “Never have I wept such delicious tears,” excerpted from a reader’s letter to Jean Jacques Rousseau: http://buff.ly/1qjSyLI 
This amazing collection of the 23 Most 80s Covers of People Magazine, via Anne Helen Peterson of Buzzfeed: http://buff.ly/TTUxLI 
We Want To Go To There: Italy, 1933. From the collection of David Levine: http://buff.ly/1qjTsb3  
"I Love You Money," the AMAZING new single from Lowell, Katie Presley's favorite “misandrist cheerleader.” You can listen to *and* download it for free on SoundCloud: http://buff.ly/1qX1U3J 
AND FINALLY, Taffy Brodesser-Akner’s utterly flawless and riveting long read MUST-read on Britney Spears’s Vegas residency: “Miss American Dream” — http://buff.ly/1oDG0Oa 

twobossydames:

TWO BOSSY DAMES Link Round up for Thursday, July 10th:

  1. Our One True Anthem: Be My Baby, by the [immortal, goddesslike] Ronettes:
  2. Painter Hasan Kale pairing THE 2 BEST THINGS: snacks & tiny landscapes. See more at Colossal:
  3. The real Misty of Chincoteague at a library conference. Found at Betsy Bird and Julie Danielson’s wonderful blog, Wild Things:
  4. This 1950s newsreel (and gif set!) of Louella Gallagher, a Texas housewife, expertly throwing knives at her eeriely calm & outrageously tiny daughers, via the wonderful publicdomainreview:
  5. This insightful short read from The New Yorker about crying while reading throughout history, which includes the essential phrase “Never have I wept such delicious tears,” excerpted from a reader’s letter to Jean Jacques Rousseau:
  6. We Want To Go To There: Italy, 1933. From the collection of David Levine:
  7. "I Love You Money," the AMAZING new single from Lowell, Katie Presley's favorite “misandrist cheerleader.” You can listen to *and* download it for free on SoundCloud:
  8. MUST-read on Britney Spears’s Vegas residency: “Miss American Dream” —