HOLIDAY READING // Headlines – January 6th 2012
Arctic Monkeys – “Cornerstone”.
I saw these guys play at Falls and again on Tuesday night. They didn’t play this song, however, so I’ve been watching this fairly decent quality YouTube clip over and over again, in hope that I will one day get over it. Let’s be honest, though: I probably won’t.
I’m not quite sure what the purpose of it is, but somebody linked to it on tumblr this one time, and ever since I tend to find myself clicking back whenever I’m stuck on a long/boring phone call.
Proof that you’re never too old for Barbies. Seriously. It’s a pity she’s sold out.
“We’re not very popular in America – the amount of times I’d be walking into the gig and it’s like, ‘Dave! Dave!’ So I’m gonna cut my hair and my beard pretty soon, so that doesn’t happen again. I don’t have the winning smile though.”
I’m looking at some of the Tuesday Tutorials, as well as the Writing for the Web program
“Customer: Excuse me, do you have any signed copies of Shakespeare plays?
Me: Er… do you mean signed by the people who performed the play?
Customer: No, I mean signed by William Shakespeare.
Since I read it, I’ve spent a bit of time trying to come up with a worthy response. I’ve not quite settled on an opinion yet, but it’s certainly had me thinking about what should and shouldn’t be appropriate in the world of comedy. Thoughts?
I don’t ride a bicycle, but still rather enjoyed this list of guidelines. “Don’t ask, “What do you think of my bloomers?”” – Really? But what if they’re really awesome bloomers?
The Daria and Jane picture from the top of this article is the most amazing piece of cosplay that I have ever seen. Just, wow.
This amazingly simple invention turns credit cards [and other things] into guitar picks. So easy, yet so awesome.
Those of you who use RSS readers, subscribe to this blog RIGHT NOW. Everyone else, chuck it in your bookmarks, or instapaper [if that’s your kind of thing]. I’m not generally the kind of person who gets all OMGbabiessocute!!11, but these photographs of Arthur really are adorable. Trust me.
I’m the first person to admit that I’m not cool. And when the NME 2011 Cool List was published, I was quite grateful to this guide, to help shed some light on the 5 members of the top 10 who I had definitely never heard of before [ie. those who aren’t Jarvis Cocker or members of Kasabian, Hurts or Arctic Monkeys].
From a blog for people who like crafty things, markets, and Melbourne.
This is a brilliant opinion piece, that highlights some excellent points: not everyone on the internet is a paedophile or creepy pervert. In fact, for the most part, they’re people like you and me. I’ve met some of my best friends through the internet, and I’m certainly not ashamed to admit it. If you’ve got a problem with that, then what the hell are you doing on my website?
The first time I was linked to Here’s Looking at Me, Kid, I dismissed it as yet another vintage fashion blog. However, there is a little more to Amanda’s blog than I initially thought. She’s also a fan of old movies, which inspired this amazing Halloween costume. These are colour photos, yet Amanda’s costume [skin, hair, everything] is completely greyscale.
Why? Because I was an angsty teenage girl once, and it’s something that you never quite recover from.
“It seems hard to grasp. All shows have their time, and all shows end, but not, in all sanity, while people still watch and love them. I’m not supposed to say it, but I’m going to say it anyway: bad day, bad decision.” I love DWC, and really do hope that they choose to bring it back. Please, BBC. Please.