"The thing I’m most afraid of is me
. Of not knowing what I’m going to do. Of not knowing what I’m doing right now."
- 1Q84, Haruki Murakami, pg 294 (via adieufranz)
I saw Divine walk out of a department store once carrying a chainsaw and a TV - John Waters, This Filthy World
With all the next-generation gaming consoles and video games coming out this year, many hardcore gamers are far too busy to sit down to a meal on Christmas day, let alone do all the shopping, cooking, and socializing that go along with it.
That’s why GAME, a British retailer, created the concept of the Christmas Tinner: a full day of Christmas eating served in one simple can. The meal consists of nine layers, starting with a fry-up breakfast of scrambled eggs and bacon, then two traditional mince pies before moving onto the full Christmas dinner of roast turkey and all the trimmings, followed by a layer of Christmas pudding for dessert.
‘It’s the ultimate innovation for gamers across the nation who can’t tear themselves away from their new consoles and games on Christmas Day – the first all-in-one festive feast in a tin .’
We’re kind of glad this one doesn’t exist yet.
[via Blazenfluff, Kotaku and Metro.co.uk]
It’s Holiday Hilarity Day on Geyser of Awesome!
Maria Quitéria de Jesus Medeiros was the first woman to be part of the brazilian army. She joined the army in 1822, to help consolidate the brazilian independence and fought against portugueses at Bahia. Since women couldn’t join the army, Maria Quitéria chopped her hair and disguised herself as a man, Soldier Medeiros. Her father found out, but the major of the batallionship where she served refused to let her go, because she was a great soldier.
After the brazilian victory, Maria Quitéria went to the capital, Rio de Janeiro, and was condecorated by the emperor Dom Pedro I. She got married, had babies and died anonymously, but since 1953, every brazilian army unit has a painting of this amazing lady.
"You are enough. Paint it on your mirrors, on the back of your eyelids, drown it in your stomach, sing it in every word you say. You are never too much. Eat your food, sleep eight hours, walk like you love yourself. You are enough. Say it in your sleep, mantras to carry you through your day. There is never enough of you. You are a thirst that is never quenched. I crave you when you’re away. I love every piece of you. But I cannot make you love yourself."
- Michelle K., You Are Enough. (via opalinefeather)
Berndnaut Smilde (b. 1978, Groningen, Netherlands) - Nimbus Green Room, a room at the San Francisco War Memorial and Performing Arts Center, 2013 Photographed by RJ Muna. Cloud Installations
Art Makes You Smart
Several weeks after the students in the treatment group visited the museum, we administered surveys to all of the students. The surveys included multiple items that assessed knowledge about art, as well as measures of tolerance, historical empathy and sustained interest in visiting art museums and other cultural institutions. We also asked them to write an essay in response to a work of art that was unfamiliar to them.
These essays were then coded using a critical-thinking-skills assessment program developed by researchers working with the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston.
A young Kenyan woman holds her pet deer in Mombassa, March 1909. Photograph by Underwood and Underwood
"I want to be around people that do things. I don’t want to be around people anymore that judge or talk about what people do. I want to be around people that dream and support and do things."
- Amy Poehler (via jointhewolves)