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08

Apr

thebluthcompany:

An Old Spanish Painting Perfectly Depicts What George Michael And Maeby’s Love Child Would Look Like

lysergic-asshole:

SMACKDOWN. GEORGE RR MARTIN WINS EVERY DEBATE EVER FOR THE REST OF TIME.

02

Feb

clintflicker asked: "Whoa" is not spelled "Woah."

wilwheaton:

This was a very effective use of your time.

Unless your Joey Lawrence #woah

neil-gaiman:

Neil Gaiman reads Dr Seuss’s GREEN EGGS AND HAM, in honour of Worldbuilders hitting $500,000.

Learn about Worldbuilders at http://www.worldbuilders.org/ (and this reading at  http://www.worldbuilders.org/our-next-stretch-goal-unlocks-at/neil-gaiman-reads-green-eggs-and-ham )

(I’m not really here. But I wanted you to get it from me first.)

wilwheaton:

kadrey:

Lego Just Got Told Off By A 7-Year-Old Girl
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Dear Lego company:
My name is Charlotte. I am 7 years old and I love legos but I don’t like that there are more Lego boy people and barely any Lego girls.
Today I went to a store and saw legos in two sections the girls pink and the boys blue. All the girls did was sit at home, go to the beach, and shop, and they had no jobs but the boys went on adventures, worked, saved people, and had jobs, even swam with sharks.
I want you to make more Lego girl people and let them go on adventures and have fun ok!?!
Thank you.
From Charlotte.”
http://www.buzzfeed.com/tabathaleggett/lego-just-got-told-off-by-a-7-year-old-girl



#TeamCharlotte

#teamcharlotte This girl rocks

wilwheaton:

kadrey:

Lego Just Got Told Off By A 7-Year-Old Girl

Dear Lego company:

My name is Charlotte. I am 7 years old and I love legos but I don’t like that there are more Lego boy people and barely any Lego girls.

Today I went to a store and saw legos in two sections the girls pink and the boys blue. All the girls did was sit at home, go to the beach, and shop, and they had no jobs but the boys went on adventures, worked, saved people, and had jobs, even swam with sharks.

I want you to make more Lego girl people and let them go on adventures and have fun ok!?!

Thank you.

From Charlotte.”

http://www.buzzfeed.com/tabathaleggett/lego-just-got-told-off-by-a-7-year-old-girl

#TeamCharlotte

#teamcharlotte This girl rocks

27

Dec

Doctor Who: Reindeer

stephenjohnfry:

victory-of-the-tea-daleks:

Dasher

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Dancer

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Prancer

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Vixen

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Comet

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Cupid

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Donner

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Blitzen

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But, do you recall the most famous reindeer of all?

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(Source: myclara)

BBC Radio 4 - Neil Gaiman - Neverwhere - Episode guide

neil-gaiman:

The first episode of BBC Radio 4’s Neverwhere, starring James McAvoy, Natalie Dormer, Benedict Cumberbatch, David Harewood, Sophie Okonedo, Anthony Stuart Head, Sir Christopher Lee, Bernard Cribbins, and oh, lots of people,  went out today, which means you have 7 days left to listen to it, wherever you are. (It’s at the bottom of the page.)

(The next 5 episodes will go out over the next 5 days.) You can listen to NEVERWHERE  anywhere in the world using a desktop/laptop computer.

If you are using a tablet or mobile device you can still listen but you’ll need a radio app like TuneIn Radio

19

Dec

Episode 95: Amazon Reviews

lydia69:

Download: Episode_95.m4a

Show Notes:

  • Naturebox.com Use the promo code Nerdist for 50% off your first box! This is a great way to get healthy snacks.  I’ll let you know how I like my first order!

Wolf Moon Shirt:

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you can listen to me dramatically read a couple reviews! whee!

huh. I have lived in Greenfield for nearly 10 years now and had NO IDEA Hodgman is a “part-time resident”
I did know about Penn Jillette, and I have seen Bill Cosby around the area too- met him at a restaurant, fact. Regardless. Thanks for clearing the air… of which I hadn’t heard about either.. 
I am out of the loop apparently!

hodgman:

A VISITOR’S GUIDE TO GREENFIELD, MASSACHUSETTS
Some of you may be unpacking now your RAGNAROK SURVIVAL KIT, which includes, among other THINGS, an extended edition of my apocalyptic special from almost exactly one year ago, JOHN HODGMAN: RAGNAROK.
And in this extended cut you will hear me make a comment about the town of GREENFIELD, MA that I should like to clarify.
As you know, Greenfield, incorporated 1753, is the county seat of Franklin County, Massachusetts. And as a part time resident of that county (and a proud son of the Commonwealth as a whole), I wish now to speak plainly: GREENFIELD, MASSACHUSETTS IS NOT ACTUALLY A SHIT-HOLE.
It is true that Greenfield has faced challenges: the collapse of the region’s manufacturing base, the erosion of middle class wages, and the encroachment of big retail chains—all helped to hollow out Greenfield’s picturesque downtown in the 80s and 90s and drape the town with a queasy air of edgy desperation.
But these are the apocalypses that confront most small American cities these days. And while my joke might still ring with some familiarity and mordant truth among residents of the hill towns of Western Massachusetts, outside of those hills, it does not do justice to the long history of the town, or the more recent successes as Greenfield has indeed greened again through the hard work of resilient long-timers and energetic newcomers.
And so I wish to apologize, and to bring to your attention some of the highlights of this town.
The Connecticut River valley is New England’s fertile crescent, and the burgeoning local food movement feeds brilliant new restaurants like Hope and Olive and Magpie, while the stalwart Greenfields Market food co-op continues to sell the best in local blueberries (Spatcher Farm), lettuces (Red Fire Farms), and grass fed beef (Wheel View Farms) from the people who are my neighbors.
Meanwhile, Foster’s Market is one of the only places in Massachusetts where I can buy Scrapple. And the People’s Pint serves amazing beer. I don’t drink beer, but I bet you do.
Wilson’s is one of the great small city department stores of the kind you barely see anymore—MONTE BELMONTE of local radio and Judge John Hodgman fame calls it “The Plimouth Plantation of retailing,” with a hair salon, and incredible cookware department, and mid-century strollers of the kind Sally Draper might have ridden in as a toddler.
The Green River Festival is held every on the grounds of Greenfield Community College, welcoming an incredibly diverse array of incredible musicians like Neko Case and The Carolina Chocolate Drops and also BALLOON RIDES.
Plus history: The site of Poet’s Seat Tower! Hometown of Penn Jillette! Recuperation point for Tiny Tim after his second-to-final heart attack!
Oh, and the pork and kimchi tacos at the Brass Buckle! And Ryan and Casey’s Liquors, which insanely stocks both Plymouth Gin and Fernet Branca, like it has invaded my dreams!
And Federal Street Books where I found a complete run of Alan Moore’s Miracleman for less than ten dollars, as well as an original copy of The People’s Almanac, whence I drew first inspiration for my books and almost all of my COMPLETE WORLD KNOWLEDGE.
I could go on. In fact, I have to, because Sarah Reid of www.smallvictories.us has already mapped out a bunch of new places for me to check out, like a new bar called Seymour and a mid-century modern furniture shop called DEN.
In 2012, as part of a large revitalization of the Bank Row area of downtown, The John W. Olver Transportation Center opened. It’s the first zero net energy transit facility in the US. And unless fate conspires to break Greenfield’s heart, it will soon become a stop on the re-routed AMTRAK Vermonter line, for the first time connecting Greenfield by rail directly to Vermont, New York, and DC.
But even if the train never makes it to Greenfield (and it is possible; like most cities these days that are not global hubs of exotic finance, Greenfield is not getting any special favors, and is not done fighting yet), you should still go there. Enjoy the region. Spend some of your money. And if you see me there, say hello. And if you see me there being attacked by angry Greenfielders, come to my aid. Tell them I am sorry. Because that is true.
That is all.
John Hodgman
IMAGE COURTESY JASPERDO 

huh. I have lived in Greenfield for nearly 10 years now and had NO IDEA Hodgman is a “part-time resident”

I did know about Penn Jillette, and I have seen Bill Cosby around the area too- met him at a restaurant, fact. Regardless. Thanks for clearing the air… of which I hadn’t heard about either.. 

I am out of the loop apparently!

hodgman:

A VISITOR’S GUIDE TO GREENFIELD, MASSACHUSETTS

Some of you may be unpacking now your RAGNAROK SURVIVAL KIT, which includes, among other THINGS, an extended edition of my apocalyptic special from almost exactly one year ago, JOHN HODGMAN: RAGNAROK.

And in this extended cut you will hear me make a comment about the town of GREENFIELD, MA that I should like to clarify.

As you know, Greenfield, incorporated 1753, is the county seat of Franklin County, Massachusetts. And as a part time resident of that county (and a proud son of the Commonwealth as a whole), I wish now to speak plainly: GREENFIELD, MASSACHUSETTS IS NOT ACTUALLY A SHIT-HOLE.

It is true that Greenfield has faced challenges: the collapse of the region’s manufacturing base, the erosion of middle class wages, and the encroachment of big retail chains—all helped to hollow out Greenfield’s picturesque downtown in the 80s and 90s and drape the town with a queasy air of edgy desperation.

But these are the apocalypses that confront most small American cities these days. And while my joke might still ring with some familiarity and mordant truth among residents of the hill towns of Western Massachusetts, outside of those hills, it does not do justice to the long history of the town, or the more recent successes as Greenfield has indeed greened again through the hard work of resilient long-timers and energetic newcomers.

And so I wish to apologize, and to bring to your attention some of the highlights of this town.

The Connecticut River valley is New England’s fertile crescent, and the burgeoning local food movement feeds brilliant new restaurants like Hope and Olive and Magpie, while the stalwart Greenfields Market food co-op continues to sell the best in local blueberries (Spatcher Farm), lettuces (Red Fire Farms), and grass fed beef (Wheel View Farms) from the people who are my neighbors.

Meanwhile, Foster’s Market is one of the only places in Massachusetts where I can buy Scrapple. And the People’s Pint serves amazing beer. I don’t drink beer, but I bet you do.

Wilson’s is one of the great small city department stores of the kind you barely see anymore—MONTE BELMONTE of local radio and Judge John Hodgman fame calls it “The Plimouth Plantation of retailing,” with a hair salon, and incredible cookware department, and mid-century strollers of the kind Sally Draper might have ridden in as a toddler.

The Green River Festival is held every on the grounds of Greenfield Community College, welcoming an incredibly diverse array of incredible musicians like Neko Case and The Carolina Chocolate Drops and also BALLOON RIDES.

Plus history: The site of Poet’s Seat Tower! Hometown of Penn Jillette! Recuperation point for Tiny Tim after his second-to-final heart attack!

Oh, and the pork and kimchi tacos at the Brass Buckle! And Ryan and Casey’s Liquors, which insanely stocks both Plymouth Gin and Fernet Branca, like it has invaded my dreams!

And Federal Street Books where I found a complete run of Alan Moore’s Miracleman for less than ten dollars, as well as an original copy of The People’s Almanac, whence I drew first inspiration for my books and almost all of my COMPLETE WORLD KNOWLEDGE.

I could go on. In fact, I have to, because Sarah Reid of www.smallvictories.us has already mapped out a bunch of new places for me to check out, like a new bar called Seymour and a mid-century modern furniture shop called DEN.

In 2012, as part of a large revitalization of the Bank Row area of downtown, The John W. Olver Transportation Center opened. It’s the first zero net energy transit facility in the US. And unless fate conspires to break Greenfield’s heart, it will soon become a stop on the re-routed AMTRAK Vermonter line, for the first time connecting Greenfield by rail directly to Vermont, New York, and DC.

But even if the train never makes it to Greenfield (and it is possible; like most cities these days that are not global hubs of exotic finance, Greenfield is not getting any special favors, and is not done fighting yet), you should still go there. Enjoy the region. Spend some of your money. And if you see me there, say hello. And if you see me there being attacked by angry Greenfielders, come to my aid. Tell them I am sorry. Because that is true.

That is all.

John Hodgman


IMAGE COURTESY JASPERDO