oliviaisferosch: I saw this via a girl on Twitter, and it seems to work, which is pretty exciting. You can usually buy restaurant gift certificates at Restaurant.com for about half the price of the real value. If you go there now, though, and use the discount code DINE, you get $25 certificates for $2. Sounds ridiculous, but it worked for me. I got $125 in certificates to Friendship and May...
Gore Verbinski to direct 'Clue' →
crazyonyou: shwa: bg5000: Really? Why don’t you leave the only board game that actually spawned a good movie alone and focus your attention on making a Fireball Island movie instead? (ht thighmaster) This is a joke, right? I mean, there’s not really a Stretch Armstrong movie in the works, right? How young and stupid do they think us children of the 80s are? I mean, 10 years ago I would have...
crazyonyou: “You can go anywhere?” “Anywhere! Well…anywhere in Cleveland.” This sums up Cleveland to a T. That’s life, indeed. Oh my god. I don’t think I’ve ever seen anything sum up life in Cleveland better. This plus a friend going to see RBF earlier this month are really starting to get me back into an East Side mentality. I am not thrilled.
Gore Verbinski to direct 'Clue' →
bg5000: Really? Why don’t you leave the only board game that actually spawned a good movie alone and focus your attention on making a Fireball Island movie instead? (ht thighmaster) This is a joke, right? I mean, there’s not really a Stretch Armstrong movie in the works, right? How young and stupid do they think us children of the 80s are? I mean, 10 years ago I would have been there...
I can’t take it anymore!! Nationalize the Banks!!! It’s already practically happened, for goodness’ sake. Here we are dealing with all of the negatives but getting none of the positives. ARGH!
These are my friends, con't.
(ed. note - I did not create this subject exclusively to point out funny things La has posted. It’s just worked out that way so far) leilacohan: This will almost certainly lose some followers, but I feel compelled to tell you all that today, I was alerted to the “You Know You Went/Go to BAA When…” Facebook group. I am very pleased to learn that in the almost eight (eeep) years since I...
Jess should move to Chicago. (as part of the...
me: guys - talk me out of wanting to move to chicago. something stronger than it took me 4 times to type the word out.
leila: YOU SHOULD MOVE TO CHICAGO. i'm sorry. i love chicago.
me: me too. craigslist = devil.
leila: what would be bad about moving to chicago? i see no reason to talk you out of it! (i would come visit!!!!)
me: i don't know anybody in chicago.
leila: people are friendly and midwestern
me: or in any states that border illinois. or in any states that border states that border illinois
leila: i could introduce you to my friend ariel! plus - you are the best ever at making friends.
me: that isn't true, i don't think.
elsa: you seem pretty good at it!
me: i need a friend wingman to make friends.
leila: in this gchat room, you are far and away the best at making friends. you could do an activity. there are lots of awesome things to do in chicago.
elsa: join a kickball league there
leila: this sounds ridic, but there are a ton of people from chicago on tumblr and they seem friendly and up for hanging out.
elsa: they do lots of tumblr meet-ups there
me: you guys failed to do what i asked you to do.
elsa: but why shouldn't you?
me: it would be totally scary!
elsa: it would be
leila: sometimes, scary is good!
elsa: it's true. but that's not necessarily a reason to be talked out of doing something.
me: i agree. i'm about to embark on a scary mission, in fact. if i come out of france unscathed, maybe i should give it serious consideration.
elsa: i totally think you should
me: this conversation went in the opposite direction of where it was supposed to.
leila: look at it this way: we're in our twenties. there is a limited period of your life where you can easily uproot it.
me: right. very true.
leila: okay. elsa and i were creepily discussing this on the way to the bathroom
and we noted that you went to paris without knowing anyone and made friends.
me: no, i was with my friend rachel! who had been there for 6 months.
leila: i thought she was gone the first time you went?
me: not at the start. the middle half.
leila: ah. nonetheless i still support this idea.
The internet can shut down now →
elsam: Its mission in the world (best blog post of all time) has been completed.
Anatomy of a Loss: 2/18/09, Orlando @ New Orleans
Last one (for the purposes of self-promotion, at least), just thought people might enjoy seeing the stats side of the discussion. statfishjewfish: Wow, I feel like a complete idiot for not realizing that Jameer Nelson was out. What a yutz. That’s what I get for focusing too much on the numbers. Even still, Nelson can hardly explain a 40 point shift in performance. Heck, even LeBron isn’t...
Ireland's Worst Driver
How the authorities caught up with him: He had been wanted from counties Cork to Cavan after racking up scores of speeding tickets and parking fines. However, each time the serial offender was stopped he managed to evade justice by giving a different address. But then his cover was blown. It was discovered that the man every member of the Irish police’s rank and file had been looking...
224 word Palindrome
“Dammit I’m Mad” by Demetri Martin Dammit I’m mad. Evil is a deed as I live. God, am I reviled? I rise, my bed on a sun, I melt. To be not one man emanating is sad. I piss. Alas, it is so late. Who stops to help? Man, it is hot. I’m in it. I tell. I am not a devil. I level “Mad Dog”. Ah, say burning is, as a deified gulp, In my halo of a mired rum tin. I erase many men....
Anatomy of a Loss: response
I am reposting this in shameless self-promotion. My friend John and I have started a sports debate themed blog. I know most of my followers will not really enjoy this topic, but if you know anyone who does, please recommend it. Basically the idea behind it is that John is an insane stat guy, and I prefer to watch flow of game and matchup issues. We’re just going to be having free flowing...
upsider: shanexcore:snuh: Iggy Pop: Lust For...
new USA motto
The guys at Freakonomics have up the finalists for new US Motto. I’m not wild about all of them, but I really liked #3: We are too big to fail. Check them all out (and vote) here.
Love does not consist of gazing at each other, but in looking outward together...– Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (via everybodycares) (via emilyposts)
“You know, the last thing that I think we’re looking for at this juncture is advice on fiscal integrity or ethics from Karl Rove. I’ve never seen anything really like it … [former White House chief of staff] Andy Card saying that we were somehow denigrating the presidency because people were wearing short sleeves in the Oval Office. We’re wearing short sleeves because...
upsider: thephenthouse: James - Laid This song has been in my head for the last 2 days. Now it’s in yours. Love this song! Ah, one of the worst drunk karaoke moments of my life. Love this song.
These are my friends, con't.
leilacohan: Things I Have Said To Elsa In Gchat Today “I’m just going to say it: I am disappointed in the cuteness of the dog that won Westminster. I watched five minutes last night of the show and I saw several cuter dogs.” “I love rainbows.” “Elsa, if I ran the Westminster dog show, the mop dog would win every year. It is gross, but i feel that it is also special, and thus, deserves to...
It’s ironic that the first country founded explicitly on Enlightenment ideals...– Debate in American Culture - The Weblog Adam has a nice little post on debate in the US. I went out with Sarah for dinner last night, and she was saying how she is a little nervous to finish her degree as she won’t be in a setting where regular debate, discourse and exploration takes place on a...
Poetry of the Common Man, Volume II
leilacohan: Culled from MenuPages user reviews Call the Health Department please. Eating here on the second night of its opening and what do I find in my food—a long dark hair! The noise here is so loud that you can’t hear what what your companion opposite you is saying. The food is Coney Island frozen french fries and fried anything you want. The bar covers the whole length of the place. It...
Vote for the new Massachusetts state quarter! →
leilacohan: Apparently there is going to be a second run of state quarters and Massachusetts is letting its residents (and the whole internet) vote on what should appear on its coin. Former/current Massachusettsetans of Tumblr (there are so many of us!) vote for Somerville’s Rosebud Diner! I am voting for Old Ironsides, the USS Constitution. Love that ship. Close second: Massachusetts State...
these are my friends
Leila: if you had gone to elementary school, would you have gone to the [Margaret] Fuller?
Elsa: YES (no).
I did have a Margaret Fuller t-shirt when I was little though!
the only reason I found out the Fuller existed, was because my neighbor saw my t-shirt and asked me if I went to school with her, and I was confused.
Leila: you were 18 at the time.
oliviaisferosch: I know many of you were on my email earlier, or read it on twitter, but for those who didn’t, I have new branding, a brand new Web site, and a brand new blog. First of all, I absolutely love the new website and blog, Olivia. Beautiful as always. Don’t know if I’ve ever mentioned, but I am completely obsessed with your photography. Secondly, and the reason I am...