29 October 2014

and here's a new FKA twigs video...

...just in time for halloween!

blood orange on kimmel


the voice report

so last night, you'll never believe this, but elyjuh kind of sucked it up. he decided to sing an unimpressive chris brown song, and here's what i'll say. the lyrics were all about a boy who really loves a girl, and all of the coaches basically had the same criticism: "this is not your story. you need to sing your story." so.

pharell still picked him as the winner, keeping him on his team for reasons of "unfulfilled potential"................................................................................

the loser of the knockout, despite clearly winning, was ricky who killed "wrecking ball". he received some admittedly excellent performance advice from taylor swift, and it really paid off. gwen stole him right away and declared "i feel like i just won the voice!"

my fave performance of the night was taylor john's rendition of "mad world".

gawker recap here.

28 October 2014

your fortnightly boat.

this is the norwegian spy vessel, marjata (III)! her wedge shape was a revolutionary maritime advancement back in 1992, designed to stalk the russian military in the roughest of northern seas. needless to say, the russians can't stand her, and often try to run her off. just like whale wars but for people. read this, it's chock-full of drama, as well as  a sneak peek at the marjata IV!

marjata, i can see your halo lifeboat.

sharon van etten - your love is killing me

i see you, sailor bar. i see you, BHP.

lucius - hey, doreen

the voice report

taylor swift is a guest coach on the judge on the voice this week, everybody. y'all know how i feel about her, but i kept my mind open. she was a helpful, competent advisor, and also a total weirdo. she made adam look stupid, which i liked. she seemed legitimately nervous around pharell and gwen, which i also liked.

this was my fave performance of the night, and it somehow wasn't good enough to stay. at this point, i would like to go on record by saying "trend alert": the judges have allowed three (3) excellent black female performers to be eliminated. i don't care for this trend.

also, this. this guy's probs my second fave (#teamelyjuh).

and i'll show you this one because i can't stand this bitch, but the coaches think she's just great. this is the second ellie goulding song she's done in a row and i wish she'd stop it.

if you're #teamelyjuh don't worry, he will be performing tonight. in the preview they show gwen making a dramatic steal, after which she stands up and exclaims "i feel like i just won the voice!" wonder what that's about.

gawker recap.

nErD aLeRt!

from november 7th to 9th 2014, the inner city of berlin will be temporarily divided by a light installation featuring 8,000 glowing white balloons, commemorating the 25th anniversary since the fall of the wall. ‘LICHTGRENZE‘ (border of light), will trace an approximately 15 km long segment of the former course of the wall that once separated the city in two. developed by bauderfilm and WHITEvoid, the luminous installation evokes the candle-bearing demonstrators throughout the GDR to emphasize their peaceful intentions, and acts as a visually powerful symbol for the magnitude the wall spanned and its bearing over inhabitants. (via)
thx beeun!

27 October 2014

time for a science lesson.

what's the deal with animals and mirrors?
Gordon Gallup invented the test that shows whether an animal recognizes itself in the mirror: He marked primates’ faces and ears with dye and watched whether they used a mirror to investigate the spots. If they did, it revealed that the animals understood that the faces in the mirror were their own. (via

what do you think or kelly clarkson's taylor swift cover?

she should be on a competitive singing show.

HBD Teddy Bear

24 October 2014


how a marble quarry works

i thought this should be on 2pz

i even emailed it to myself so i wouldn't have to search it today (which is how most of my "this should be on 2pz" items get lost).

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