27 December 2011

good news!

if you decided against (or were too scared of) watching the awesome first season of american horror story, it's kind of okay! it was recently revealed that AHS will feature a new horror each season!
And, well, it seems like they'll never make sense. A.V. Club editor Todd VanDerWerff has been tweeting during a phone press conference with Murphy and AHS co-creator Brad Falchuk, and it seems that, in fact, the Harmon story, actually the whole Murder House story entirely, is done. Yes, as hinted at long ago, American Horror Story will function actually as a season-long anthology series. Next time we'll have a new horor in a new part of America. Kinda crazy, and kinda cool, huh?
Murphy says that he hopes the format will entice bigger-name movie actors who are curious about doing television but don't want to do a multi-season commitment. This is a fairly revolutionary, for these days at least, concept for a television show, especially one as popular as this first season of AHS has been. Frankly we're glad that, even though this story got truly engaging as the season went on, we won't have to see the Harmons Beetlejuice-ing around next year, scaring away new resident after new resident. Their story is done, with a little Christmas cheer and peace, and now we'll move on to something else. (via)
so definitely watch the murder house season when you can, but go ahead and set your tivos for season two!

spoiler alert retroactive.

more importantly

joel did you get this for christmas and what time are you coming over to watch it at my house?

daily ri ri

brb: outside, PORTLAND, OR

 I went to visit my family for some pre-holiday holiday. We made a feast!
 Babies have terrible taste in television. This one's mother would not let me introduce RHONJ into the household...
 This is Sparky. She's an old crank, but can be downright sweet if she feels like it. She wasn't feeling like it when i took this one.
 She loves snoozing in this spot by the window. look at that smile!
They threw a Rudolf nose on this deer. Ceeute! You'll just have to take my word for it.

Portland, Oregon: 11 Biscuits!

what is dharma doing?

ugh, i mean. just look at her.

what a cute wallpaper



what is shannon doherty doing?

capital-A acting!

baby bi-polar bear danes

it's really danish, for real.


1 year, 1 month, and 4 days later.

so freaking good

Before tip-off on Sunday of all of the Christmas games, the NBA dropped a gem of a commercial on the world. Thanks, NBA.

nErD aLeRt!

The park here, called Madrid Río, has largely been finished. More than six miles long, it transforms a formerly neglected area in the middle of Spain’s capital. Its creation, in four years, atop a complex network of tunnels dug to bury an intrusive highway, also rejuvenates a long-lost stretch of the Manzanares River, and in so doing knits together neighborhoods that the highway had cut off from the city center.
All around the world, highways are being torn down and waterfronts reclaimed; decades of thinking about cars and cities reversed; new public spaces created.
Most famously, in beauty-mad San Francisco, the 1989 earthquake overcame years of entrenched thinking: the Embarcadero Freeway was taken down, which reconnected the city with its now glorious waterfront. In Seoul, the removal of a stretch of highway along the now-revived Gaecheon stream has made room for a five-mile-long recreation area called Cheonggyecheon. In Milwaukee, the destruction of the Park East freeway spur has liberated acres of downtown for parks and neighborhood development. Even the nearly-30-year, bank-busting Big Dig fiasco made Boston a better place by tunneling a downtown highway, though it was obviously nobody’s idea of a stellar urban redevelopment project.
In New York, city and state officials are inching closer to tearing down the Sheridan Expressway, a mile-and-a-quarter-long gash in the South Bronx connecting the Bruckner and Cross Bronx Expressways, perhaps to replace it with homes, commercial spaces, playgrounds, swimming pools and soccer fields arrayed along the Bronx River.
But Madrid Río is a project whose audacity and scale, following the urban renewal successes of Barcelona, Spain’s civic trendsetter, can bring to a New Yorker’s mind the legacy of the street-grid plan, which this year celebrates its 200th anniversary. That’s because the park belongs to a larger transformation that includes the construction of dozens of new metro and light-rail stations that link far-flung, disconnected and often poor districts on Madrid’s outskirts to downtown. (via)

post-christmas music news round-up

i came back to the internet this morning to find a bunch of exciting things. let's get started.

you can stream or download the weeknd's third mixtape, echoes of silence. i downloaded this on my dad's computer to listen to while wrapping presents. i hope he enjoys it!

i can not understand how "we bought a zoo" can possibly ever be worth watching, but matt damon and kate winslet both are in it (a bear, too), and jonsi wrote a song for the soundtrack, accompanied by this cute video, so maybe i should give it a chance? idts.

drizzy and weezy made this video for us. do you have a car? then you should have batting glurves. y.o.l.o., ya know?

would you like to hear a new nicki minaj track called "stupid hoe"? i don't really care for it.

i found this song on jenny cook's fb, and it is suuuuper good. it is like some peter gabriel shit. i lurve it. also, watch this kimbra video. i think oh land just beat her to the punch.

and we're done.

your annual pop-music mash-up

25 songs of 2011.

welcome back from christmas.

hope you had a great one! mine was like this.

that's me in the red coat, and the kitty is jazzy and the pony is stanley. and sammi sweetheart is outside with muddy pawz.
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