How much fun was last night’s show? Thank you to Amy Poehler, and everyone who called in looking for an insight into their futures.
Excited to watch the episode once it’s online but in the meantime, come see Chris Gethard on a panel with Julie Klausner and Splitsider editor Adam Frucci tonight at 7, won’t you?
"The zombies in this text, unlike most of the undead I’ve encountered in popular culture, don’t just run around searching out brains to slurp up, they are in fact quite sentimental. They “wander to nostalgically charged sites from their former lives,” due to some instinct that is activated within them, an instinct akin to that of the homing pigeons who are “famous and fascinating for the particles of magnetite in their skulls: bits of mineral sensitive to the electromagnetic pulls and capable of directing [them], like the needle of a compass, homeward over vast and alien distances."
I am tempted to mimic this on a daily basis to make y’all be quiet and listen to me tell you about how we help homeless people with AIDS. (Most of the time y’all listen well but at the more raucous events it can take a second.)
“New book Inferno, the latest in his celebrated series about fictional Harvard professor Robert Langdon, was inspired by top Italian poet Dante. It wouldn’t be the last in the lucrative sequence, either. He had all the sequels mapped out. The Mozart Acrostic. The Michelangelo Wordsearch. The Newton Sudoku. The 190lb adult male human being nodded his head to indicate satisfaction and returned to his bedroom by walking there. Still asleep in the luxurious four-poster bed of the expensive $10 million house was beautiful wife Mrs Brown. Renowned author Dan Brown gazed admiringly at the pulchritudinous brunette’s blonde tresses, flowing from her head like a stream but made from hair instead of water and without any fish in. She was as majestic as the finest sculpture by Caravaggio or the most coveted portrait by Rodin.” (via Don’t make fun of renowned Dan Brown - Telegraph)
This is amazing. The caption to that photo is “Dan Brown’s new novel will no doubt be a bestseller, to the annoyance of critics.”
“The Cocktail Chart of Film & Literature” print from Pop Chart Lab lists famous drinks from books and movies, complete with recipes.
so proud to play this beautiful song written by lil sis
*** Camellia Hartman ***
@ Housing Works’ Americana Jamboree 5/3/13
with Andy Crosby, Leon Hartman, Jon Bell and Zach Seman
Jamboree magic. Join us for a special Americana Jamboree out on Crosby Street at the annual Open Air Street Fair on Sunday, June 2!
I work around the corner from the Housing Works book store. If you’ve ever looked at this tumblr (you should), you know I like weird old books and I get a lot of them from this awesome store. Not only is it a charity that supports people living with HIV / AIDS but everything they sell is pretty affordable. HW is also really good at posting signs in their window about all kinds of upcoming events. Yesterday, I happened to see on my commute that they were having a book release party for Adulting: How to Become a Grown-up in 468 Easy(ish) Steps by Kelly Williams Brown, with performances by Julieanne Smolinski, Lindsey Weber, Christine Friar, Caragh Poh, John Asante, and Meredith Haggerty.
If you don’t know, Julieanne Smolinski is @BoobsRadley on Twitter. She’s hilarious, interesting to read, and a fan of The Best Show, so I figured I’d go see if she was as funny in person, as she is in print (She is. Maybe more so). All the performers were great and funny about being bad at being adults.
Here’s the author, Kelly Williams Brown, in trippy lighting, rocking a killer dress (and I don’t notice dresses).
My main takeaway from this is HURRAY THE WINDOW SIGNS WORK! Also this event was amazing.
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“I know not all that may be coming, but be it what it will, I’ll go to it laughing.”
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