30 November 2011

sausages and icecream?

cant be bothered to go to the shoppes?

your move kismet


joel and girl talk

thx melissa!

models lurve nicki

from last night's victoria's secret tv show.

i h8 girl talk.

but this is awesome. i particularly like the "get ur freak on" boats.

they're also doing a video for every song. this is the first.

bon iver videoz

The deluxe edition of Bon Iver's BNM'd album Bon Iver is out today on Jagjaguwar, featuring short films for all ten songs on the album. Watch all of them at the Bon Iver YouTube page. (via)

not good enough.

the tennessee tea party's follow-up to their hate-speech:
The president of the Tennessee Tea Party apologized for a tweet someone in his group sent out calling Barney Frank a “perverted sodomite,” though she added a caveat: “While privately and inwardly I may agree with the commentary, it is completely irresponsible for any one of us to write these kinds of commentaries.” (via)
still totally gross.

to balance out the internet, i've included rachel maddow's segment from last night, dedicated to highlighting barney frank's many accomplishments while in office. stay classy, tennessee.

where is this?

the atlantic's second google earth quiz

i got 12 out of 25. tell us how you do. i'll know if you're lying.

29 November 2011

do you know who i am

(hint: i am edward cullen)

look who was riding the subway AGAIN

just jake gyllenhaal.via .

the tennessee tea party really grosses me out

in response to the news that representative barney frank will not seek re-election at the end of his term. get a life jerks.

internet music toy

Baroque.me visualizes the first Prelude from Bach’s Cello Suites. Using the mathematics behind string length and pitch, it came from a simple idea: what if all the notes were drawn as strings? Instead of a stream of classical notation on a page, this interactive project highlights the music’s underlying structure and subtle shifts.

Baroque.me: J.S. Bach - Cello Suite No. 1 - Prelude from Alexander Chen on Vimeo.

click here to play.

topless joe jonas and puppy

are you in the mood for a mustache ride? then grab a puppy and head to mexico because joe jonas' vacation is probably going to be over soon. via.

brb outside: the cloisters

Today I took a field trip to the Cloisters. Here are some highlights.

Gubye, Buddy! Hope you find your dad... Thanks Mr. Narwhal Tusk.
 Medieval Smokey. Git 'em Smoke!
 Gardens for days
 Munchin' on a unicorn...
GPP needs a citrus tree. lets do that.

omg y'all.

holmes is pregnant!!! follow him along his journey toward motherhood on his new blog.


clydesdale slavery

just in case you thought it would be cute to take a carriage ride at the zoo over the holidays.

your once and future president

new campaign ad. im ready to vote now, are you?

what is thomas wilhelm doing after work?


thx melissa!

what are you doing this weekend?

if you're in nashville, you're going to the porter flea handmade holiday market , organized by 2Pz bestie, KTV!

this looks funny

click here for a funny "red band" trailer where charlize swears at esme.

28 November 2011

i know i hyperbolize a lot here...

...but i want you to think long and hard before watching this without 4-5 tissues in your hand.
Forty male beagles raised inside a lab in Spain arrived in Los Angeles last week where they will be put up for adoption after being freed from captivity by the Beagle Freedom Project.
The rescue mission is the largest yet for the group Animal Rescue Media Education (ARME). A total of 72 dogs were rescued in the effort, 32 of them having already been adopted in Europe, according to NBC Los Angeles. (via)
thx leigh anne!

grimes - vanessa

indisputable proof that bulldogs are completely mizz.

this feature in the new york times proves once and for all what most of us have always known:

In January 2009, Adam Goldfarb of the Humane Society of the United States told The Augusta Chronicle that bulldogs, often referred to as English bulldogs, are the “poster child for breeding gone awry.” The article came in response to a scathing British documentary, “Pedigree Dogs Exposed,” that highlighted the health and welfare problems of purebred dogs and claimed that breeders and the Kennel Club (the British equivalent of the American Kennel Club) were in denial about the extent of the problem.
“There is little doubt that the anatomy of the English bulldog has considerable capacity to cause suffering,” Dr. Nicola Rooney and Dr. David Sargan concluded in one of the reports, “Pedigree Dog Breeding in the U.K.: A Major Welfare Concern?” “The breed is noted to have locomotion difficulties, breathing problems, an inability to mate or give birth without assistance. . . . Many would question whether the breed’s quality of life is so compromised that its breeding should be banned.”
it goes on and on and on.

Uga VII didn’t appear to relish his mascot duties. Unlike his father, Uga VI, who was loud and boisterous and enjoyed chasing after the school’s costumed bulldog mascot, Hairy Dawg, Uga VII seemed most comfortable in the back corner of his doghouse — or, better yet, outside the stadium entirely. A few minutes before halftime, Seiler’s adult son, Charles, led the dog off the field by a leash to a waiting golf cart. Uga VII hopped on, and a young woman drove us out the stadium’s back service entrance, up a hill, around some bends to an unspectacular patch of grass that doubles as the dog’s game-day bathroom. When the cart came to a stop, Uga VII bounded off it and spent the next few minutes happily sniffing the grass, urinating on a tree and defecating behind a bush.
When the dog was done, Charles ordered us all back on the cart. “All right, let’s go,” he said, and before I knew it, we were speeding back toward Sanford Stadium, Uga VII’s droppings (Charles didn’t pick up after him) a reminder to all that the world’s most famous mascot was here — and that celebrity dogs, like their human counterparts, get to play by different rules.
But Uga VII’s celebrity life would be short-lived. Six months later, while lounging at home, he died of heart failure. He was 4 years old.
bless his heart. smokey doesn't defecate, jicyww.

thx anonymous tipper (and resident animal expert)!!!

for everyone

worth watching all of it, but if you get bored, skip on up to 1:40 or so.

2Pz christmas list

someone get these for me plz!

thx g.

for john


for joel


what's thomas wilhelm getting for christmas?

christmas comes early to gpp!

2 QT. Multi-function Pan

"This thoughtfully designed two-in-one saucepan features a lid that doubles as a frying pan, bringing space-saving functionality and cast iron performance to even the most crowded kitchens."

Shown here in Fennel, in my office.

indisputable proof of global warming

look at new york, finally catching a break for once.

meek mill internet rabbit hole

He's a part of Rick Ross's (#rickrossgrunt) Mayback Music label.

He also tweets ridiculous photos.

That's an stretch armored car. Get it? Like they have lots of money...
He got a typo tattooed on his chest.


this woman has a kitty-phobia! and a sassy sister!

"he would get me if he could." words to live by.

your daily ri ri

ri-ri at home. "you just got to have the sickest, illest balance." words to live by.

welcome to the party, nymag.

you're not really that late.
Here, for the uninitiated, is the timeline of 20-year-old Harlem rapper and mp3 blog darling Azealia Banks's rise to fame: Her delightfully raunchy breakout track, "212," hit YouTube sometime back in September, then was pulled owing to a sample dispute. Banks hit CMJ and started giving interviews about feminine power in the interim, and then right before Thanksgiving, the "212" video popped back up online. A day later, NME declared Banks the No. 1 Coolest Person on the Planet. (Predictably, some other British outlets chimed in to claim they'd discovered Azealia first. Relax, U.K.) The La Guardia High School graduate still doesn't have a record deal — she tells Pitchfork she's "not really scared of major labels" and is about to sign — and her first album won't drop until next year. But she's suddenly everywhere, thanks in no small part to the adorable, swaggerific "212" video, available for your viewing pleasure below. Watch her sass a Harry Potter hipster! See her Mickey Mouse sweatshirt! (via)
did you know she went to the same high school as nicki minaj?!?  in two months, i'll post the new york times article.


(i found this pre-made on the internet, i swear.)
turkey day has come and gone, and now it's time for cHriStmAsSssSss!!!

joel and i slaved and slaved and made you a 2Pz christmas playlist on spotify.

we hope you <3 <3 LoVe <3 <3 it!!

this is the best version i could find

Steve Johnson of the buffalo bills scores on the jets and then celebrates by mocking Plaxico Burress and then the jets. Burress, as you may recall, was out at a club and shot himself in the leg. Because Johnson went to the ground during his td dance, the bills were charged a 15 yard penalty. The jets won the game in part because of the ensuing touchdown...

woody allen mondays

I watched the first half of a really good documentary about Woody Allen and his movies. I love this opening sequence.

nerd alert, American Masters on PBS is also made a doc about Charles and Ray Eames jicyww.

sneezy corgi

and his name is pepper. can you believe it!

what it's like.

no spoilers from tonight's "mid-season finale" or anything, don't worry.

23 November 2011

who is this?

i don't know but i'm intrigued! NSFanywhere lyrics.

kill some minutes

If you haven't already, visit Google.pl, where a mesmerizing Doodle honoring Polish science fiction author Stanislaw Lem will joyfully consume at least 20 minutes of your day. Coinciding with the 60th anniversary of Lem's first but lesser known novel, The Astronauts, the black-and-white, pencil-sketched interactive Doodle is epic. (via)

tiny treasure.

Imagine a windswept moor in the north of England. Add a big house, where a clergyman and his four children live — isolated, pale little children inventing fantasy worlds in the nursery of a rambling old house.
These were the peculiar origins of the Bronte sisters, the novelists Emily, Charlotte and Anne who, with their brother Branwell, endured a grim and lonely upbringing by vanishing into fantasy worlds so obsessively and vividly imagined that they even had their own magazines. Next month, the auction house Sotheby's will sell one such manuscript produced by a 14-year-old Charlotte, estimated to fetch $315,000 to $475,000.
The magazine is tiny, "half the size of a credit card," Gabriel Heaton, deputy director of books and manuscripts at Sothebys, tells NPR's Linda Wertheimer, and designed to be the right size for the Bronte children's toy soldiers. Its 19 pages are crammed with more than 4,000 words — short stories, news, even advertisements — discernible only by magnifying glass. (via)

22 November 2011

oooo burn

Kansas State declares themselves Texas State Champs!

Nice job K-State.

this is happening right now.

we lost 99-97 in double overtime. if i had to hazard a guess, i would say that the full support of DJV may have been the extra boost the Vols needed in the final seconds of this close match.


is this game a circus?


it's overtime, y'all.

blog sneak attack:
David: i think memphis is going to win


a parody of "drive".

what it looks like irl.

BOP mmboop-oop mmBAH!

terry gross tuesdays

you might remember about two weeks ago, the people of mississippi voted on the issue of defining "personhood", which was totes stupid and thank g-d the new law, which would ban almost all forms of birth control, did not pass.

did you ever wonder about the history of the birth control / conception debate? i know i hadn't! until now. terry interviews historian and new yorker contributor, jill lepore, who outlines the history of the planned parenthood movement, started by margaret sanger in the early 1900's. they cover fascinating topics like nineteenth-century contraception, tenement life, adultery, eugenics, black panthers, and more!

spoiler alert: the phrase "feeble-minded" definitely DOES enter the picture. enjoy!

21 November 2011

puppy thanksgiving reminder

this thanksgiving day
dont forget to thank Lewis and Clark for bringing puppies with them when they discovere America .

unzip me (NSFW)

cazwell and peaches sexing it up together.

mexican kids can do amazing things

like cover adele's rolling in the deep.

probably not as scary.

The curved flight of stairs inscribes like a signature on the landscape and recruits the nimbus of the classical roller coaster. Having a closer look, the public is disappointed in a disarming way. The visitor climbs on foot via differently steep steps the roller-coaster-sculpture. So the sculpture subtly and ironically plays with the dialectic of promise and disappointment, mobility and standstill. Visitors happen to briefly meet with oncoming visitors on the steep and about 1m (3') wide corridors. (via)

puppy on a bike

from china

looking for weaknesses...duh

cats be sneaky.

welcome to the planking party, nyt

"PLANKING has become the annoying trend that just won’t go away."

brb: s'ing my p's

Skyliners Paris trailer from sebastien montaz-rosset on Vimeo.


fleet foxes - the shrine / the argument

complete ineptitude.

The University of California, Davis, said Sunday that two police officers had been placed on administrative leave after using pepper spray on seated protesters at the campus on Friday during a demonstration aligned with Occupy Wall Street.
Videos of the encounter, widely distributed over the Internet, showed two police officers in riot gear dousing the protesters with pepper spray as they sat on a sidewalk with their arms entwined. (via)
shame on you!

bonus link:
a pretty offensive internet meme!

oh no.

what happened to xtina? (skip to 2:00)

the saddest happiest video ever.

look how happy the vols are to have beaten vanderbilt. i want to be excited with them, but i can't get past the vanderbilt part. they almost had me at "the one thing tennessee always does is kick the shit out of vanderbilt." god, that locker room is spectacular.

anyway, great win, vols. here are some highlights:

one more next week, plz!

how do you stay dry?

Radiolab's Robert Krulwich tackles the shakes. and it is CEEEUTE!

thx, nscience

more elizabeth warren love-mongering.

the new york times published an excellent analysis of the context of elizabeth warren's growing popularity:
Over its first weeks, Warren’s campaign raised an impressive $3.15 million, about 70 percent of which came from out of state and 96 percent from donors giving $100 or less. That last metric is crucial, because a consumer advocate who recently said, “The people on Wall Street broke this country,” is not likely to enjoy big-ticket backing from the financial sector. By late October, three of her biggest primary challengers had dropped out.
Even though she’s running for the Senate and not for the presidency, the early devotion to Warren recalls the ardor once felt by many for Obama. On its face, this is odd: Warren is not a world-class orator, she is not young or shiny or new, she doesn’t fizz with the promise of American possibility that made the Obama campaign pop. Instead, she’s a mild-mannered Harvard bankruptcy-law professor and a grandmother of three, a member of the older-white-lady demographic (she’s 62) that was written off in 2008 as being the antimatter of hope and change.
And yet, on a deeper level, her popularity makes perfect sense. Embracing Warren as the next “one” is, in part, a way of getting over Obama; she provides an optimistic distraction from the fact that under our current president, too little has changed, for reasons having to do both with the limitations of the political system and the limitations of the man. She makes people forget that estimations of him were too overheated, trust in his powers too fervid. As the feminist philanthropist Barbara Lee told me of Warren, “This moment of disillusion is why people find her so compelling, because she brings forth the best in people and she brings back that excitement.” (via)

no regrets, just 3 INT's and a 38 point loss...

“Those people would say it was my future versus football and that is not the case. I am proud to graduate from this university and it means more to me than any scholarship could. It was the principle of it. It had nothing to do with the outcome of whether I won the Rhodes Scholarship or if I won the football game today, When it comes down to it, I had a commitment to my teammates and I needed to (display) loyalty to them. The bond I have with them goes deeper than any committee for a scholarship.”

i'm ok!

The U-Haul driver who struck and killed one woman — and injured two others — outside of yesterday's Yale-Harvard football game passed a sobriety test. Investigation of the accident is ongoing. (via)
my boss was worried that i was the one who got run over by a u-haul full of beer kegs. i wasn't!

20 November 2011

go vols!

derek dooley punches the power T in the locker room after our hard-fought win over vandy last night.

not that fat joe discusses gay hip hop mafia

watch the rest of the interview on the right. He discusses his 100lb weight loss. good job joey crack!

get well soon raiford

the owner and DJ of what may be the best dance club on the planet was shot in the chest at his home last week. get well soon raiford. diamonds and pearls!

18 November 2011

oh brother.

joe paterno has lung cancer.


taken at occupy portland yesterday

that's pepper spray.

In "huh, that's kind of weird, but good for them" news

Busta Rhymes and Mystikal joined Baby's Young Money Records.

Here are some songs they sing.

brace yourself, starla.

re: the twilight sexy scene:
Stewart: Cinematically, cut all together, it’s awesome. I really like it, but we didn’t really do that scene.
Pattinson: And when we did they kept telling us to stop. [laughs]
Stewart: I know! Bill kept going, “Stop thrusting!” [Laughs]...I mean I didn’t actually want to have sex with him on set but....
Pattinson: Why not? [laughs] You can see my butt crack - why does butt crack not make it an R? You see my butt crack the whole time.
Stewart: No, you don’t, They darkened it or something.
Lautner: They shortened it, or I think they erased the crack.
Pattinson: It was really Kristen’s fault it was going R-rated. [To Stewart] Your fancy moves - no one’s seen moves like that in a PG-13 movie! [Laughs]
pipe down, jacob. no one's talking to you.

daily ri ri


speaking of jenny slate.


thx leigh anne!!

daily ri ri

the first track on the new album, and the one ive had on repeat all day long.

that's like herdin' cats

Turns out, cats don't always want to do tricks. Read all about the sport of "feline agility."

a little jenny slate insight.

jenny slate discusses how she gets her news, what tv she watches, and other funny things:
And I oftentimes -- I know this is not the news -- but I do like to watch the Today Show while I’m having my coffee. It makes me feel like everything is just pretty easy. Oftentimes the stories on the Today Show are horrifying, like the baby Lisa story or Casey Anthony. But then when Kathi Lee and Hoda come on, it’s like "do you hate your arm fat" and you’re just like "Yeah!" Kathi Lee seems like she is just having a ball, and I love how they do their show and I love how they have fun cocktails.
On a daily basis, I watch Jem and The Golden Girls. I also love really any of the HBO programming -- it's wonderful. I also watch cooking shows. I like Top Chef and Ina Garten -- I think she rules. But honestly, I can get into such a tailspin with TV. Real Housewives of Beverly Hills is the only one of the Housewives that I can stand at this point. I can’t handle what is going on with all of those other ladies. I think that they all need to take a big long nap. I find myself watching a lot of the Saturday Night Live reruns every now and then in the afternoon when I’m vaccuming. But I haven't watched the live show this season -- it's not on purpose, I love SNL. It was always my favorite show growing up; it will always be one of my favorite shows. I just haven’t had a chance because, you know, I like to party on Saturday nights.
she's so cool, and could definitely be our 3rd PzNaPpod.

daily ri ri


the 99% bat signal

Mark Read: It came up at an action coordination meeting. We were talking about what to do on the 17th, about the decentralized way the day would progress, attacking the exchange from different angles. We had a sense that the morning on Wall Street would be forceful and confrontational, and we wanted to not do the same kind of thing in the afternoon. Initial talks focused on having a thousand people taking the bridge in the afternoon, and continuing in a militant mode of activism. But we started thinking about creating a more unifying moment. A celebration of the birthday of Occupy Wall Street. Maybe taking the roadway and having lots of arrests might not be best thing. What if we took the pedestrian walkway, and gave out LED candles? We would give out 10,000 LED tea candles, a river of light streaming over the walkway.
And a guy named Hero, who has been central to a lot of facets of the occupation since the beginning, turns to me and says, "We need a bat signal. The 99%."
I said, I think I can do that. I know just enough about how the technology works that I think I can pull that off. And for the past two weeks, I've worked full time on figuring that out. (via)

the plot thickens

Coach’s Rhodes Claim Under Review by Yale

NEW HAVEN —Yale University began an internal review Thursday to determine if its football coach, Tom Williams, was being truthful when he listed himself as a Rhodes scholarship candidate on his résumé. 

rut roh...

Guess you can never trust a b***dog...

babybel light is so good.

dont you think so?

my official 2Pz review of the twilight saga : breaking dawn, part 1

rachel: well, how was it?!
me: well
i'll tell you
it was just awful!
rachel: oh no!
me: unenjoyable
i never want to see it again
rachel: crap
me: i think the last one will be better
the subject matter coverred in this one was just bad
and horribly depicted
rachel: weddings, babies
doing it?
me: that takes up about 20 minutes
then its another 90 minutes of just awful sickness and pain and bones breaking and being ripped open
interspersed with long depressing silences and taylor lautner deficating all over the profession of acting
rachel: oh god
so ill wait for it to show up on demand i guess
or spare myself totally
me: no you should see it
you must see it

did you see it? what did you think? i'm so curious.


"oh dear."

daily ri ri

FYI you guys...

all you have to do is add a facebook app and you can stream rihanna's new album.

she is calling it a Rihanna Navy listening party. im listening, and you should too. who can wait until next tuesday?


11 billion biscuits so far.

breaking dawn review

zzZZZzzz Biscuits!

17 November 2011

do i have to get a new haircut now :(

the nytimes is reporting on a new trendy hairstyle... mine.

you know what that means, i am now offically behind the times.


that's that

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