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tcr! · Aug 27, 2014 at 5:07 pm

In an #email I read today…

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Hank Swings

tcr! · Aug 26, 2014 at 8:19 pm

If you’re ever feeling down, just pull out this picture of Tom Hanks on a swing.

tom hanks on a swing

#advancedsoul

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jimi hindrance experience jimi hindrance experience · Aug 26, 2014 at 11:59 pm

swings rock. never pass a chance to swing.
i’ve done more than my share of swings as an adult and i can only say that we missed out when we decided we were too cool for them anymore.

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Bad UI - Trash icon beside the Save

tcr! · Aug 26, 2014 at 2:12 pm

trash right by save

Who does this?

#fail #devhell

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September 2014 will bring 2 new Prince albums

tcr! · Aug 26, 2014 at 10:02 am

Prince reveals he will release two new albums in September

Prince reveals he will release two new albums in September

After teasing yesterday that a “major announcement” was on its way, Prince has revealed details of not one, but two forthcoming albums.

The first, Plectrum Electrum, has been in the pipeline since the start of the year when the singer held a press conference at Lianna La Havas’ house and performed a series of guerilla-style surprise gigs in London.

Prince has now revealed that not only will Plectrum Electrum be out in September, but it will be released alongside another full-length album, Art Official Age - this one without the help of his band 3RDEYEGIRL.

The album will feature 13 songs, one of which, ‘Breakdown’, has already been revealed, and is available to pre-order already.

Both Plectrum Electrum and Art Official Age are set for release on 29 September. The full tracklist for Art Official Age is below.

I would totally rock that hairdo if I could.

#music #prince

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jimi hindrance experience jimi hindrance experience · Aug 26, 2014 at 11:57 pm

Prince rocks.

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Hoffan could act

tcr! · Aug 26, 2014 at 7:55 am

Philip Seymour Hoffman: The Greatest Actor of His Generation

Philip Seymour Hoffman: The Greatest Actor of His Generation

It’s not clear that there were roles Philip Seymour Hoffman could not do. He had so many lives within him—and more, undiscovered and unseen. Those are the lives, aside from his own, we’ve now lost. “For me, acting is torturous,” Hoffman told the New York Times in 2008, “and it’s torturous because you know it’s a beautiful thing. I was young once, and I said, That’s beautiful and I want that. Wanting it is easy, but trying to be great—well, that’s absolutely torturous.”

Love Liza is one of my favorites.

#movies #psh

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jimi hindrance experience jimi hindrance experience · Aug 26, 2014 at 11:57 pm

i felt/feel it deeply. it hit me wrong.
the first day of it of course, there was that whole thing of the police announcing that he’d been found with a needle in his arm. “announced anonymously due to the little requirement that his family hadn’t been notified yet.”
ignorant swine.

besides, “A Most Wanted Man”, he’s got a couple more forthcoming.

i liked his character in “Magnolia”.

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“you can almost feel the caffeine”

tcr! · Aug 26, 2014 at 6:49 am

An Occult History of the Television Set

An Occult History of the Television Set

However, as Birkeland fell deeper into an eventually fatal addiction to extreme levels of caffeine and a slow-acting hypnotic drug called Veronal, he became fixated on the weirdly impossible goal of exactly modeling the Northern Lights in miniature.

#tv

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jimi hindrance experience jimi hindrance experience · Aug 27, 2014 at 10:11 am

i love this. not sure what i’m giving my faith to, but i love it.

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Our one pumpkin this year

tcr! · Aug 25, 2014 at 7:18 pm

our one pumpin this year

Well, I guess for compensation I’ll need to eat “vanilla ice cream sandwiched between chocolate chip cookies and rolled in mini chocolate chips.”

#photos #pumpkins

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jimi hindrance experience jimi hindrance experience · Aug 27, 2014 at 10:13 am

who took that bite out? the wrascally wrabbits?

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tcr! tcr! · Aug 27, 2014 at 8:06 pm

Prob either a chipmunk (the kind that I murder on sight) or one of the handful of squirrels I feed. There’s one we call “Hungry” who couldn’t get enough to eat if you shoved peanuts in his mouth.

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Aug 25th, 2014 at 12:50:28 pm

tcr! · Aug 25, 2014 at 12:50 pm

If you want your children to turn out well, spend twice as much time with them, and half as much money.
—Abigail Van Buren

#protip

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Xenomorph Spelling Analysis

tcr! · Aug 24, 2014 at 9:14 am

The throwaway line in Aliens that spawned decades of confusion

The throwaway line in Aliens that spawned decades of confusion

Xenomorphs—big “X” or little “x”?

Then there’s Gorman’s “xenomorph” comment. The way Gorman rattles off the term makes it sound like he knows what he’s talking about, but unfolding events make it clear he’s as clueless as the rest of them about the nature of the creatures.

Writer and director Cameron takes pains to set Gorman up as the embodiment of Vietnam-era military officer hubris and jargon-veiled incompetence, and the lieutenant holds himself above and entirely separate from the squad under his command. Dropping a fancy college word like “xenomorph” is just another way to lord rank and position over the jarheads—people whose names he hasn’t even really bothered to learn.

The word itself is a Greek construct. It combines the prefix xeno, meaning “foreign” or “strange,” with the suffix morph, which means a shape or form with the prefix’s supplied attributes. The word xenomorph in this context is a generic term for any “strange or foreign form”—any alien life form.

What Gorman is saying isn’t “There’s a specific type of creature called ‘Xenomorphs’ down there!” Instead, he’s saying “there are non-human lifeforms down there.” Any other interpretation is easily disproved in the same scene, when Ripley is prompted to describe the aliens. If the creatures have an official name that even a corporal like Hicks knows, why in the world is Ripley there as an advisor?

The use of “Xenomorphs” as a proper noun used to describe the series’ aliens is blatantly wrong. If you’re guilty of doing it, stop. “Xenomorph” is just a fancy word for “alien,” not the proper name of the creatures.

Good read for those interested in the Alien franchise. I’ve snipped the bits most interesting to me.

#movies #aliens

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jimi hindrance experience jimi hindrance experience · Aug 27, 2014 at 12:27 am

doggam i love alien. i saw it the first time stark raving sober on a weeknight at the theaters in downtown O. my buddy skip was with me and he FREAKED out. i seriously thought he was on something and asked him. he said no and seemed embarrassed. i believed him. i guess i don’t always have the same visceral reaction to flicks as some people. the 2nd one was even better. the third was a dud. i lost track of it after that.

tcr! tcr! · Aug 27, 2014 at 8:04 pm

Alien: Resurrection (the fourth) with Winona Ryder was pretty good. Sigourney driving around the walking forklift while battling the alien queen is pure entertainment.

Directed by Joss Whedon to boot. His TV show Firefly was top-notch.

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Lateral view of a control and an experimental chicken during normal walking

tcr! · Aug 24, 2014 at 9:10 am

#videos

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jimi hindrance experience jimi hindrance experience · Aug 27, 2014 at 10:15 am

now you’re just mucking with me, wright?

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tcr! tcr! · Aug 27, 2014 at 8:06 pm

This is all for science. ;-)

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