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ghost-of-algren:

I met a traveller from an antique land Who said: Two vast and trunkless legs of stone Stand in the desert. Near them, on the sand, Half sunk, a shattered visage lies, whose frown, And wrinkled lip, and sneer of cold command, Tell that its sculptor well those passions read Which yet survive, stamped on these lifeless things, The hand that mocked them and the heart that fed: And on the pedestal these words appear: “My name is Ozymandias, king of kings: Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!” Nothing beside remains. Round the decay Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare The lone and level sands stretch far away.

ghost-of-algren:

I met a traveller from an antique land
Who said: Two vast and trunkless legs of stone
Stand in the desert. Near them, on the sand,
Half sunk, a shattered visage lies, whose frown,
And wrinkled lip, and sneer of cold command,
Tell that its sculptor well those passions read
Which yet survive, stamped on these lifeless things,
The hand that mocked them and the heart that fed:
And on the pedestal these words appear:
“My name is Ozymandias, king of kings:
Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!”
Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare
The lone and level sands stretch far away.

(Source: matthewlacroix)

Best of

Best city to live in: NYC

Best sports team to root for: KC Chiefs
Best/worst reality show: RHOA
Best movie in the Avengers universe: Iron Man 1
Best greasy fast food when sober: Shake Shack
Best greasy fast food when not entirely sober: White Castle
Best celebrity crush: Kat Dennings
Best timewaster website: tvtropes.org
Best timewaster game: Spelunky

Best of

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Best sports team to root for:
Best/worst reality show:
Best movie in the Avengers universe:
Best greasy fast food when sober:
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Best timewaster website:
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fozmeadows:

nothingman:

via http://www.listen-tome.com/save-me/

IT’S 2AM AND I’M LAUGHING WAY TOO LOUD HELP

Next panel: “IT’S SEXIST TO GENERALIZE ABOUT ALL MEN AND WHY DO ALL WOMEN DATE JERKS”

fozmeadows:

nothingman:

via http://www.listen-tome.com/save-me/

IT’S 2AM AND I’M LAUGHING WAY TOO LOUD HELP

Next panel: “IT’S SEXIST TO GENERALIZE ABOUT ALL MEN AND WHY DO ALL WOMEN DATE JERKS”

She read my mind!

(Source: supagirl)

Weird that this will be the first season I can remember that #88 Tony Gonzalez isn’t suiting up. The tight end is an often overlooked position in the NFL, getting little of the press reserved for the running backs and wide receivers and, above all, the quarterback… but it is an important an versatile one. What you’re doing, is asking a player to be competent as both an offensive lineman and as a wide receiver. At the same time. Which is crazy business. It’s like asking a driver to be equally competent at both driving NASCAR and at piloting a 747.
TG was one of the elite pantheon of Chiefs heroes revered in KC, up there with Derrick Thomas, Len Dawson and current hero Jamaal Charles. Sure, TG ended his career with the Falcons, just as legendary 49er QB Joe Montana ended his career with the Chiefs… doesn’t mean either one of them won’t always be associated with the teams where they played at their prime.
Also, TG was one of the rare instances of a Hispanic player making it big in the NFL. It just doesn’t happen that often for whatever reason, unlike MLB. The untold story of Hispanics struggling to break through in the NFL is one that bizarrely goes overlooked in sports media.
I encountered him only once, at a club, and he (along with Priest Holmes) were seriously respectable guys unlike some of their teammates. I look forward to his induction to the Hall of Fame.

Weird that this will be the first season I can remember that #88 Tony Gonzalez isn’t suiting up. The tight end is an often overlooked position in the NFL, getting little of the press reserved for the running backs and wide receivers and, above all, the quarterback… but it is an important an versatile one. What you’re doing, is asking a player to be competent as both an offensive lineman and as a wide receiver. At the same time. Which is crazy business. It’s like asking a driver to be equally competent at both driving NASCAR and at piloting a 747.

TG was one of the elite pantheon of Chiefs heroes revered in KC, up there with Derrick Thomas, Len Dawson and current hero Jamaal Charles. Sure, TG ended his career with the Falcons, just as legendary 49er QB Joe Montana ended his career with the Chiefs… doesn’t mean either one of them won’t always be associated with the teams where they played at their prime.

Also, TG was one of the rare instances of a Hispanic player making it big in the NFL. It just doesn’t happen that often for whatever reason, unlike MLB. The untold story of Hispanics struggling to break through in the NFL is one that bizarrely goes overlooked in sports media.

I encountered him only once, at a club, and he (along with Priest Holmes) were seriously respectable guys unlike some of their teammates. I look forward to his induction to the Hall of Fame.

The cognitive dissonance of the partisan hack, part 80,195C

Today I stumbled upon this remarkable passage at prominent conservative blog NRO today, and it is a doozy:

He [his podcast guest — FC] tells us about money and corruption in politics, particularly on the Democratic side. Did you know the Democratic party has money and corruption? Did you know there are donors in politics besides the Koch brothers? (Blessings be upon their names.)

Emphasis mine.

The whiplash hypocrisy and cognitive dissonance contained within such a short quote leaves me sputtering for words… I mean, the fact that he can type that, with a straight face, without it even occurring to him that denouncing Democratic “money and corruption” while also stating of the Koch Bros, “Blessings be upon their names,” in the same paragraph… might just be a tad, I don’t know, insane? It’s like, isn’t National Review supposed to be one of the respectable conservative outlets, and not the comments section at Free Republic?

Come to think about it, “insane” isn’t the word I was looking for. Here is the word I was looking for: "despicable."

And another thing… the fact that he can say of certain moneymen and corruption peddlers, “Blessings be upon their names,” merely because they happen to be on his side, is very illustrative of a great divide between liberals and conservatives. Has there ever been a liberal that said anything similar of, say, George Soros? Let alone one writing for one of the most prominent publications of the Left, such as The Nation or The New Republic? It’s similar to conservative reverence of a hatchetman like Karl Rove while Bush was in office, vs. liberal disgust of our own hatchetman David Axelrod. We liberals get that such men are unfortunately necessary to get Democrats elected, true, but unlike our counterparts, we really hate that the world is that ugly, as opposed to celebrating it. It’s really a completely different world on the extreme right…

theworstroom:

Williamsburg, Brooklyn. $1600.00
"Basement Studio"
"Ceilings are about 6 feet 3 inches tall"

You’re like, uh huh, yeah, until you get to the price and —

theworstroom:

Williamsburg, Brooklyn. $1600.00

"Basement Studio"

"Ceilings are about 6 feet 3 inches tall"

You’re like, uh huh, yeah, until you get to the price and —

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archdvmon:

"Brony Passions" is a disgusting pit of misogyny. Spread this around.

I thought this was a joke.
I was wrong.

archdvmon:

"Brony Passions" is a disgusting pit of misogyny. Spread this around.

I thought this was a joke.

I was wrong.

S4E3 GoT: Is Westeros unredeemably evil?

Spoiler alert, of course, up to S4E3 (no future spoilers this time, promise!) (tldr warning)

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And Rainbow Dash is his steed.

And Rainbow Dash is his steed.

wild-guy:

Peacock Spider (x)

wild-guy:

Peacock Spider (x)

yep

yep

I think we’ve all been on both sides of this sort of exchange

I think we’ve all been on both sides of this sort of exchange

http://penndragonn.tumblr.com/post/82561638158/i-thought-this-season-of-community-would-be-better

penndragonn:

I thought this season of Community would be better since Dan Harmon was back, but idk it’s been kind like ? ?what why??? There’s been zero continuity lately. Like Jeff’s sudden and unexpected mid-life crisis thing had no lead up whatsoever, and was just a weird episode. If they’d shown in…

This season is definitely different than season 3, but that was intentional. It’s also much more episodic than we’re used to, but keep in mind that’s how the show was back in season 1. I’m just talking out of my ass here since I’m not in the “industry,” but I think that one of the hardest things a show can do is recapture early season magic. Just look at Grey’s Anatomy and its many attempts to do the same. Shonda Rhimes would give her left ovary to be able to bring back season 1’s energy to that show.

More to the point, think of Arrested Development… every time people were going off about how great that show was and how your average moron was too stupid to understand it and that’s why it got cancelled, they were conveniently omitting that what they really wanted was a return to Season 1 AD… nobody quotes much from Season 3, right? Nobody ever really considered that the revival would have to be more Season 3 than Season 1. As it is here — you can’t be expecting “Modern Warfare” in season 5 of Community. It’s just not going to happen. It’s a different show now, and fwiw, considerably better than the revival of AD, if I may be so bold.

But keep in mind that even at its best, the show could be hit-or-miss. And we are just not used to episodic shows in the age of Walking Dead, GoT, Scandal, etc etc — but there is a place for them. Five years from now, you can jump in at any episode of Community that comes on at 2am on TBS after you’ve switched over from Judge Judy and not be completely lost, unlike, say, Breaking Bad where you’d be hopelessly confused unless you had already netflix-binged starting with the pilot. Why do you think Law & Order reruns are always being marathoned on several different cable channels?