faithtrustandblogdisney:

this is my favorite thing ever omg.

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mamalaz:

Avengers Actually Assembled: Part 2 (Part 1 found here)

A world where film studio rights don’t exist and all of Marvel exists as one place (also because I HAD to use the leaked Deadpool footage).

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Bumbershoot Thus Far


Yesterday: 

  • Rory Scovel/Janeane Garofalo: I don’t think I’ve ever laughed harder than at Rory Scovel. And Janeane was pretty good, although even the alt-comedy legend herself would admit that her standup can be hit and miss.
  • Cumulus: Eh. Kinda boring.
  • The Lonely Forest: Great as per fucking always.
  • Carmen Lynch/Pete Holmes: This show was TBS (that’s a Pete Holmes Dennis Leary for those counting at home.)
  • Mac DeMarco: Pretty fun. 
  • Elvis Costello: Basically this year’s Bob Mould: an extremely good legendary performer who was fun to watch, despite me knowing maybe 2 songs.
  • The Both: ABSOLUTELY BATSHIT INCREDIBLE.

TODAY

  • Why Bronies? Why Juggalos? Why Now: The first time I’ve ever been to one of John Roderick’s “Why X, Why Z, Why now?” shows. I watched 15 minutes of a Juggalo give a presentation on his lifestyle, and it was enlightening and WILDLY uncomfortable so I left.
  • Hobosexual: Very good loud rock duo. Like Jack White, but in no way original.
  • Golden Gardens: Like Cumulus, but VERY boring.
  • StarTalk Live: Eugene Mirman? Great. Add Bill Nye? PHENOMENAL. AND ADD PETE HOLMES AS THE SPECIAL GUEST GUYS THIS SHOW WAS LITERALLY HAND PICKED FOR ME.
  • Red Fang: Fuck yeah.
  • Kins: Technically I heard their whole set. I remember zero percent of it.
  • The Replacements: GUYS DREAMS DO COME FUCKING TRUE.
  • Falls: Perfectly decent lo-rent version of The Civil Wars. Australian though!
  • San Fermin: VERY FUN. REALLY LIKED. STILL ONLY KNOW ONE SONG BUT LOVE THAT SONG MORE THAN LIFE.

ONE MORE DAY TO GOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

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CHUMPED FOUND MY SOMETHING ABOUT LEMONS COVER. AND TWEETED ABOUT IT.

AND THEN CHRIS FARREN SAW AND FAVORITED THE TWEET.

MEANING CHRIS FARREN PROBABLY SAW ME PLAY A THING. 

WHAT.

edwardspoonhands:

allthingslinguistic:

xkcd: Wikipedia article titles with the right syllable stress pattern to be sung to the tune of the original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles theme song. (Here’s the song, for reference.)
All of these titles are examples of trochaic tetrameter, which is one of the most common English meters (a trochee is a foot consisting of STRONG-weak and tetrameter is four feet per line). Another example is Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, although that has a deficient last foot, but you can sing any of these titles to that tune as well if you just double the last note.
Trochaic tetrameter creates a strong feeling of sing-song “poem-ness” in English. Most Shakespearean characters, for example, speak in iambic pentameter (weak-STRONG, five feet per line), which sounds more natural, but a few speak in trochaic tetrameter for dramatic effect. For example, MacBeth and Lady MacBeth speak in iambic pentameter, which gives the effect of talking normally: 

Methought I heard a voice cry “Sleep no more!Macbeth does murder sleep,” the innocent sleep,Sleep that knits up the ravell’d sleave of care,
Out, damned spot! out, I say!—One: two: why,then, ‘tis time to do’t.—Hell is murky!—Fie, mylord, fie! a soldier, and afeard? What need wefear who knows it, when none can call our powerto account?—Yet who would have thought the oldman to have had so much blood in him?

But the witches speak in trochaic tetrameter, which makes them seem like they’re delivering an incantation: 

Double, double toil and trouble;Fire burn, and cauldron bubble.
Fair is foul, and foul is fair

Previous xkcd on poetry: metrical foot fetish, ballad meter, trochaic fixation. Language Log also has a long, interesting post on meter. 

My favorite thing about this is picturing all of the people sitting alone in their homes singing “SAN DIEGO CITY COUNCIL!” to the tune of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

edwardspoonhands:

allthingslinguistic:

xkcd: Wikipedia article titles with the right syllable stress pattern to be sung to the tune of the original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles theme song. (Here’s the song, for reference.)

All of these titles are examples of trochaic tetrameter, which is one of the most common English meters (a trochee is a foot consisting of STRONG-weak and tetrameter is four feet per line). Another example is Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, although that has a deficient last foot, but you can sing any of these titles to that tune as well if you just double the last note.

Trochaic tetrameter creates a strong feeling of sing-song “poem-ness” in English. Most Shakespearean characters, for example, speak in iambic pentameter (weak-STRONG, five feet per line), which sounds more natural, but a few speak in trochaic tetrameter for dramatic effect. For example, MacBeth and Lady MacBeth speak in iambic pentameter, which gives the effect of talking normally: 

Methought I heard a voice cry “Sleep no more!
Macbeth does murder sleep,” the innocent sleep,
Sleep that knits up the ravell’d sleave of care,

Out, damned spot! out, I say!—One: two: why,
then, ‘tis time to do’t.—Hell is murky!—Fie, my
lord, fie! a soldier, and afeard? What need we
fear who knows it, when none can call our power
to account?—Yet who would have thought the old
man to have had so much blood in him?

But the witches speak in trochaic tetrameter, which makes them seem like they’re delivering an incantation: 

Double, double toil and trouble;
Fire burn, and cauldron bubble.

Fair is foul, and foul is fair

Previous xkcd on poetry: metrical foot fetish, ballad meter, trochaic fixation. Language Log also has a long, interesting post on meter

My favorite thing about this is picturing all of the people sitting alone in their homes singing “SAN DIEGO CITY COUNCIL!” to the tune of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

dangerhamster:

JACK HARKNESS MEETING BUCKY AND STEVE IN THE 1940s AND FLIRTING FURIOUSLY WITH BOTH OF THEM

JACK HARKNESS SEEING THEM AGAIN IN THE 21ST CENTURY AND THEY’RE ALL EQUALLY CONFUSED AS EACH OTHER

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liquidglue:

I don’t CARE if this doesn’t fit your blog type, if you don’t reblog this I’m judg-

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“It’s as Ann as the nose on Plain’s face.”

Sylvia Plath (via incorrectsylviaplathquotes)

coldaethyl:

therothwoman:

ohyestimelords:

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thecarefree:

words-caramel-salt:

legendofkatie:

bloodgutsandangeldelight:

themorallycorruptfayeresnick:

So yesterday my grandparents found a big box of old 78s that they’ve had in an attic for years, and wanted me to transfer them to CDs. Most were in pretty great shape, no cracks and few scratches. Lots of 1930s sweet/hot jazz, British big band & swing and a few Decca classical ones. This one had its label peeled/scratched off on the a side, on the reverse was a Parlophone march.

90% sure by playing it it’s unleashed some kind of 70 year old curse.

Oh my god  D:

here’s a bad idea: listening to this in the dark by yourself

I heard that some records made during the 30s had laughter on them because they believed that listening to laughter would make others laugh along.

My God, they were wrong.

i just scared the fuck out of myself

Play this outside your house on halloween. 

It’s back.

… I was scared to stop listening… Wow, won’t do that again…

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