You might remember a while back that our boy Stephen Colbert earned a little bit of controversy over his decision to keynote a speech for RSA, a company accused of installing a backdoor into its security software for the NSA. Here’s how he handled it. As it turns out, he’s his usual self-aware self—though he pushed back on some of the evidence against RSA. Also, he made a Bitcoin joke.
Film Meme [ 7 ] Directors
→ [ 2 ] David Fincher "Directing ain’t about drawing a neat little picture and showing it to the cameraman. I didn’t want to go to film school. I didn’t know what the point was. The fact is, you don’t know what directing is until the sun is setting and you’ve got to get five shots and you’re only going to get two."
Most of us buy steaks pre-portioned at the grocery store or butcher shop, but as chef Mark Elia of The Culinary Institute of America demonstrates, it’s not hard to cut them yourself — and it saves you significant cash. Chef Elia starts with a beef strip loin, which is a very common restaurant cut that you can buy in any supermarket.
But seriously, though. If you haven’t watched these Oscar-nominated shorts, you should probably get on it. Feral, Cavedigger, and Alice: The Lady in Number 6 are all on Vimeo On Demand. »> vimeo.com/ondemand
I can’t tell you how deliriously happy this thing makes me. I started out by putting this image as the background on my computer.
And then, I thought… how cool would it be to able to mark off the sheet daily and see my progress each day!
I’m a sucker for a checklist.
So, I uploaded the page to a copy/print website place. Told them to blow it up, print it on a white foam board with a dry-erase surface and put some hole-y things on the top and bottom.
(I did the whole thing online in like two minutes.)
I picked it up the next day. Bought me some dry-erase markers and BAM. Stuck that joint on my kitchen wall where i have to see it ten times a day.
Can I tell you the joy that comes with making those little check marks each day?
Actually, I don’t have to tell you. Y’all know.
(Oh. And the other day? My six year old put away her clothes and shoes. I did not even ask her to. Do you know why this miracle occurred? BECAUSE SHE WANTED TO USE THE DRY ERASE BOARD. For the win! For the win! For the win! For the win!)
This is awesome! I just usually put them in a plastic sheet protector or laminate them. (I know a lot of teachers. Lamination supplies abound.)
IT’S FUCKING SATURDAY. DID YOU KNOW LOUIS XIV RULED FRANCE FOR SO LONG, THAT HIS GREAT-GRANDSON BECAME HIS SUCCESSOR?
TIP OF THE FUCKING DAY:
DON’T SUCK UP TO PEOPLE. THEY LIKE CONFIDENCE, NOT DROOLING PUPPIES.
PERSON OF THE FUCKING DAY:
SNEAKY SNEAKY DOUBLE AGENT MOTHERFUCKER. …
Yeee so many good ones :D For my top albums at the moment, I’d totally suggest The Dear Hunter’s most recent album Migrant, pretty much everything by Into It. Over It., and Hop Along’s Get Disowned (WHO I GET TO SEE IN 2 WEEKS AHHH)
E: a song by a band I’ve seen live
(I saw him on tour last year and he still fucking kills it. First show I cried at out of sheer majesty)
G: a song to party your butts off to
I: a song that gives me butterflies
K: a song I know all the lyrics to
L: an instrumental song
N: a song by a band I want to see live
(missed my chance last month :’c)
P: a song that I’d recommend you based on your blog
(heartfelt, dash of whimsy, and an open playground for both my dreams and neuroses)
"What is this place?" —
"The town of Spectre. Best-kept secret in Alabama!"
Big Fish — dir. Tim Burton (2003)