This will make you happy.
This will make you happy.
"I like to flip through old books to see if I can find any handwritten notes. Once I found one with a love note from 1917."
if youre having a bad day just watch this
i bet they’re best friends now
what did I just watch
Anthony Lane on the new Coen brothers film, “Inside Llewyn Davis”: http://nyr.kr/1dQSzox
“Here’s the thing, the masterstroke of the movie: Llewyn is very good, but he’s not great. The Coens could have made a film about a genius, just waiting to be dug up like a diamond. Indeed, in the closing minutes we see and hear the young Dylan at the back of a room. But Llewyn is a semiprecious stone, and that is the half-tragedy of his life.”
Illustration by Marc Aspinall.
Iraqi student Zeidoun Alkinani protesting the posession of ancient Iraqi artifacts by Germans at the Babylonian Ishtar Gate in the Pergamon Museum of Berlin.
Prior to World War I, German archaeologists excavated large numbers of ancient artifacts across what is today Iraq and shipped them to Germany as part of a larger phenomenon of cultural pillage by European archaeologists across the Middle East that continued for decades.
In 2002, Iraqi officials asked for the return of the Gate, to no avail. A year later, the US invaded the country.
Best tiny house I’ve seen so far, most efficient use of space.
23′ long. Standing seam metal roof. All treated pine exterior. Interior is completely custom. Pine T&G in walls and ceiling. Built in desk with shelving and storage. Custom built cabinets in kitchen with hand-made maple counter-top. Propane range. Propane fired tankless hot water heater supplies sink and shower. INCINOLET toilet. Built last year on a 2007 flatbed trailer.
Today is crisp and cold cold cold and we decided that we needed a field trip. Our local park needs Eastern Red Cedars cleared from the native prairie and so, for the price of $15, you can cut down a less-than-conventionally beautiful tree. Last year, we bought one that was a bit on the Charlie Brown side and we didn’t want to make that mistake again. Wish that we had. Made that mistake again. I don’t know—-it seems that a landscape architect would just, you know, know how big a tree we needed. Apparently, he does not. And I have to admit that I picked this tree that, in the middle of the prairie, looked rather small. I think that I can honestly say that, if I were the mayor of a small town in Kansas, I would feel that this tree was big enough to hold its ground in one of those town centers where they light the Mayor’s Christmas Tree and pass out hot chocolate and carolers sing Oh Christmas Tree. At this point, we’re thinking that we might have to take all the furniture out of the room just to fit the tree in. Pete, who loves to prune trees more than he loves beer, is chopping and pruning and trimming. It’s kind of ridiculous—-but then, Christmas trees are always kind of ridiculous. Just not usually quite this ridiculous.