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fivenerds:

Dear President Obama,

I’m sincerely disappointed with this administration’s ability to stimulate an economic recovery.

While I am not a Democrat, when you were elected, I was pleased with America’s decision to elect you. The economy was showing signs of an economic break-down, and I thought…

justinrampage:

Link fights his way to a win in this awesome Legend of Zelda fan art illustration by Tumblr artist Reaper-Bunny. Check out more of her work here.
SW: Twilight Link by Reaper-Bunny (deviantART)

justinrampage:

Link fights his way to a win in this awesome Legend of Zelda fan art illustration by Tumblr artist Reaper-Bunny. Check out more of her work here.

SW: Twilight Link by Reaper-Bunny (deviantART)

liberalsarecool:


“Well, we know what is going on. And the people that don’t hear it don’t want to hear it. You cannot argue a person into it. You cannot tell a person that is code, because the people that don’t want to hear that it’s code will say it’s not and the people that clearly hear that it’s code will…
And, by the way, calling someone a racist is the worst way to get them to stop being a racist because everyone gets defensive…So it’s stupid to say it but, if you notice it, you sort of ought to blow the whistle. Because there is a dog whistle going on here in a lot of cases, and you have to deal with it.” - Chris Matthews commenting on Newt Gingrich’s racist codes.

Video here.

liberalsarecool:

“Well, we know what is going on. And the people that don’t hear it don’t want to hear it. You cannot argue a person into it. You cannot tell a person that is code, because the people that don’t want to hear that it’s code will say it’s not and the people that clearly hear that it’s code will…

And, by the way, calling someone a racist is the worst way to get them to stop being a racist because everyone gets defensive…So it’s stupid to say it but, if you notice it, you sort of ought to blow the whistle. Because there is a dog whistle going on here in a lot of cases, and you have to deal with it.” - Chris Matthews commenting on Newt Gingrich’s racist codes.

Video here.

mcnallyjackson:

Here are McNally J’s bestselling books of 2011. It’s a list! 31 books long. Arbitrarily. I had to go get my laundry.

  1. Just Kids, Patti Smith (Now also the bestselling book in McNJ’s history.)
  2. A Visit from the Goon Squad, Jennifer Egan
  3. On Booze, F. Scott Fitzgerald
  4. Bossypants, Tina Fey
  5. The…
haydenrodgers:

Master Hayden’s Butterbeer Latte Recipe:
So, it’s all explained in the recipe card graphic, but I have a few special notes to add.
Firstly, I invented this beverage in an effort to include all the flavours and textures I know Butterbeer to include and how I imagine it: creamy, frothy, butterscotch, shortbread. Let me explain how. Obviously butterscotch is covered by a caramel made from butter and brown sugar (not to be confused with raw sugar). The excess fat from the butter and combined with milk makes it creamy. The vanilla is commonly used in baked goods, thereby reminding one of cakes and biscuits, and a dash of cinnamon adds warmth of flavour. When the milk is boiled it creates froth that rises to the top - make sure it doesn’t boil over. Oh, when it’s done, the fat in the butter will obviously rise to the top so not to worry when an attractive yellow film forms.
To my taste this is damn near perfect butterbeer. If it could be carbonated then I would say it is perfection.
[Want more of Hayden Cooks?]

haydenrodgers:

Master Hayden’s Butterbeer Latte Recipe:

So, it’s all explained in the recipe card graphic, but I have a few special notes to add.

Firstly, I invented this beverage in an effort to include all the flavours and textures I know Butterbeer to include and how I imagine it: creamy, frothy, butterscotch, shortbread. Let me explain how. Obviously butterscotch is covered by a caramel made from butter and brown sugar (not to be confused with raw sugar). The excess fat from the butter and combined with milk makes it creamy. The vanilla is commonly used in baked goods, thereby reminding one of cakes and biscuits, and a dash of cinnamon adds warmth of flavour. When the milk is boiled it creates froth that rises to the top - make sure it doesn’t boil over. Oh, when it’s done, the fat in the butter will obviously rise to the top so not to worry when an attractive yellow film forms.

To my taste this is damn near perfect butterbeer. If it could be carbonated then I would say it is perfection.

[Want more of Hayden Cooks?]

mbaratz:

Today, I’m excited to unveil a project I’ve been working on over the last few months: WSJ Social, a standalone news publication on Facebook.

Having recently moved from startup hub San Francisco — where I mused about the future of newspapers in the app economy — to media hub NYC, where I…

Voyeurism in a Venetian Palace Bedroom @metmuseum

wtfarthistory:

How would you feel having a host of cherubic putti constantly flying around your bedroom?  The Bedroom from Sagredo Palace, Venice in the Metropolitan Museum of Art (@metmuseum) offered this experience for its original owners and visitors to the museum today can imagine themselves sleeping underneath such a heavenly host.

Bedroom from Sagredo Palace,  Venice, stuccowork probably by Abbondio Stazio of Massagno and Carpoforo Mazzetti, ceiling painting probably by Gaspare Diziani of Belluno, wood, stucco, marble, glass.  The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New YorkBedroom from Sagredo Palace,  Venice, stuccowork probably by Abbondio Stazio of Massagno and Carpoforo Mazzetti, ceiling painting probably by Gaspare Diziani of Belluno, wood, stucco, marble, glass.  The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

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otisthecorgi:

My mom bought Otis a very soft comfy bed. She expected him to bask in its comfort and snooze his days away. Otis had other plans.

toptumbles:

Bulldog wants his bed back