31 March 2012

that looks good

Moonrise Kingdom - Wes Anderson's latest.
there's a facebook page oc.

29 March 2012

katniss everdeen in the house at the end of the street

right on for doing this, fiona apple

in 2000, fiona apple was contacted by Bill to write a letter to his school in support of their Gay Straight Alliance. what she wrote is pretty special. via.

important announcement!

The Porter Flea team is proud to announce the third edition of Nashville’s premier independent craft market.  This free artisan market will be held on Saturday, June 16th, from 11-6 PM indoors at Marathon Music Works,1402 Clinton Street, Nashville, TN 37203. Click here for directions to the venue.  Porter Flea features modern handmade goods from carefully selected local and regional artisans and designers, several local food trucks, and live DJs. Applications are now open HERE!

28 March 2012


This is Richard Hayne, President and CEO of Urban Outfitters. He’s also a supporter of Rick Santorum and donated over $13,000 to him. He’s against gay marriage and abortion.

His company pulled a pro-gay shirt back in 08, they also blatantl...y ripped off an Etsy designers work, featured a t-shirt for women that said “eat less” and most recently had a card with a “tranny” slur on in.

He also owns Anthropologie and Free People.

guess turns back the clock

To mark its 30th anniversary,  returns to their roots with a new campaign featuring the iconic Claudia Schiffer

i try to say goodbye and i choke

Last night on Conan, she gave a horn-spackled piano-pop rendition of My Chemical Romance's bouncy glam-punk sing-a-along "Teenagers." Gray took the stage with wildly upswept hair and a sparkly avocado-green gown, and she was backed by not only an eight-piece band (!) but also, on the last couple of "Hey Jude"-style choruses, some actual kids. via

best coast - the only place

here's a song about california, and i am convinced. look how much that bear loves it.

did you know iggy azalea is a$ap rocky's gf?

this is me-n-dave's new JAM.

27 March 2012

my mom's seatmate on the airplane this evening.


i thought this was thomas wilhelm.

he cracks me up about 10 times a day when i spot him through my new work windah. see him just a-sittin' and a-spinnin'?

CocoRosie is so weird

and i like it!

baltimorihanna's nonsensical and awesome music video for boom boom

the other hot young female rapper named after a flowering bush

iggy azalea is an australian lady who is an up and coming hip hop star in the US. she and azealia banks have already started an internet feud (presumably over their shared regard for bushy flowers) and this "murda bizness" is the lead single from her upcoming debut album. not quite the song of the summer, but still pretty sickening.

happy bearthdie mies van der rohe!

surprise soldier homecoming: puppy edition

who's your favorite? mine's marmaduke.

how do i get my hands on an owl?


26 March 2012

join me in a nice long cry


nErD aLeRt!

The Princeton University Art Museum has just opened an exhibition that treats its campus as an art object.
“Princeton and the Gothic Revival: 1870-1930” examines the intent of the university’s medieval-stylized dormitories, classrooms, libraries and chapels, both when they were first built during the British Empire’s Victorian heyday and today. The galleries are just an appetizer, though, because the campus is literally a museum of what used to be called “collegiate gothic” architecture and you’re encouraged to use a smart phone app to follow its development on a tour.
It’s a more interesting subject than any mere historical study because of the recent completion of Whitman College, the sprawling dorm designed by Demetri Porphyrios, with $30 million provided by Meg Whitman, a Princeton graduate and former eBay chief, who now heads Hewlitt-Packard. Whitman College is, as so many Porphyrios buildings are, a historical revival, too, a gothic fortress on the outside and a software-friendly, James-Bond supervillain lair on the inside (at least, when compared with traditional college housing). Why contemporary students would want to live in a Hogwort’s dream such as the Whitman is really what this show is about. (via)
someone needs to tell the university of tennessee that they're doing it wrong.

bonus link: the atlantic's review of this review

who knew?

They prepare for classes and make their beds together, gently setting a teddy bear and a stuffed crocodile on pillows. They look intently at themselves as they fix oversize white bows, meant to symbolize purity, in their hair.
And they wear gas masks for training drills.
They are “the Little Spies of Putin” — or at least that’s what a French publication called them in a piece that inspired the photographer Sergey Kozmin to document them for his series “Girl Soldiers.” (via)

i knew it!

i thought i recognized cosgrove's fiance and it's because it is 90's tween star alex mack! 

oh how cute i want a pet raccoon.


did you ever wonder how rihanna's sausage is made?

well you're in for a treat because the new yorker spent a few thousand words trying to figure out who are the movers and shakers that create contemporary pop music. if you read it, then we can talk about it next time we are drinking beers together.

girls on top

this one lady is absolutely raving about the new HBO show girls, and its star/ writer/ director lena dunham

  When a TV critic reports on a new show, it’s okay to say the series is promising, even the next big thing, but ideally, one shouldn’t go native. One should probably also talk in the third person. In this case, however, I’ll have to make an exception. Because from the moment I saw the pilot of Girls (which airs on April 15), I was a goner, a convert. In an office at HBO, my heart sped up. I laughed out loud; I “got” the characters—four friends, adrift in a modern New York of unpaid internships and bad sex on dirty sofas. But the show also spoke to me in another way. As a person who has followed, for more than twenty years, recurrent, maddening ­debates about the lives of young women, the series felt to me like a gift. Girls was a bold defense (and a searing critique) of the so-called Millennial Generation by a person still in her twenties.


the new justin timberlake bieber song:

  Mike Posner came in big on production for Bieber, and is credited as a co-writer on the track. Bieber recently told USA Today that he sees Believe as an opportunity to present a more mature version of himself to his fans. "I'm maturing, and my music's maturing, so I wanted to do something different," he said.

it's a republican problem.

Presented without comment: [via]

new azealia banks song


zoo be zoo be zoo

sophia loren is one of my favorites. mad men is back!

charity (case) UPDATE

look what happened! it seems like the odds are ever in science's favor as he streaks towards the top.

where's your god now rick santorum?

Looks like the stresses of losing the Republican Primary are getting to ol' Rick Santorum.  He blew the F up at a New York Times reporter after being asked about his remarks that Mittens Romney is the worst candidate to run against Barack Obama.  He even went so far as to call the question "bullshit." Oh no!  But that's not what Jesus would do!  CBS News has a video of the exchange, and it's a strange mix of awkwardness and hilarity.  Rick's daughter looks especially uncomfortable as she tries to continue smiling despite her fathers long-drawn-out head shaking heavy tantrum. I'm ready for this annoying primary to be over. Doesn't Rick Santorum have anything better to do? Like holding miscarried babies or something? [via]

24 March 2012

[people dressed as] black bears spread across tennessee

they can't full me with that costume.
Blackbears Spread Across Tennessee
Wildlife officials want public to be safe, enjoy sightings

23 March 2012

it's pretty big

today, kylie quit her disgusting habit that smells bad and gives you cancer - new jersey. and i hit a big round number on 2pz. all in all that's a pretty good day.

well said.

"My main message is to the parents of Trayvon Martin. If I had a son he’d look like Trayvon. I think they are right to expect that all of us as Americans are going to take this with the seriousness it deserves and are going to get to the bottom of what happened."
-president obama (via)

joel's going to love this

featuring john's favorite pick-up line: "you'll be donald, i'll be daisy."

Zayn, I'm going to say yes.

gloatin' time.

i know you're all on p's and n's awaiting the results of the first annual boys vs. girls tennis death match that happened last night. i'm happy to report that the city (me and starla) overcame a 3-1 deficit to finish 5-3 over white gilt (joel and deej) as the sun set. they bought us the obligatory huckleberry lemonades at the clubhouse after. all is right in the world.

as you can see in this photo, dave is trying to crush the hand that crushed him. i can barely feel it!

stay tuned, as there WILL be a rematch.

photo credit: liz herber.


today's spotifriday is:

bonnie raitt artist radio

aka all of my dad's favorite songs.

don't be shy about skipping norah jones.

keekers leaving new jersey this afternoon

starla's charity case update!

oh no! i'm almost touching nsikan!!

22 March 2012


omar as ODB

Sit back and get ready for Michael K. Williams, a.k.a. Omar Little from The Wire and Chalky White from Boardwalk Empire, to become the foul-mouthed rapper millennials love to love: Ol' Dirty Bastard.
Williams just agreed to play ODB. in an upcoming feature about the rapper's life as told through the eyes of a 22-year-old intern named Jarred Weisfeld who becomes a manager. And, yes, it's based on a true story. It's called Dirty White Boy. (via)


that'll do just fine!

KTV sent us a picture of this adorable beanbag chair. is it a preview of the gift we are about to get?!

guess who's adorbz...


thx liz!

"i did watch a video of what is probably a corgi hiking. it was great. may cause nausea but totes worth it!"

from melissa.

just thinking out loud

yesterday i listened to A LOT of one erection direction and picked a favorite song (listen above) and a favorite group member (zayn). now im not going to mention any names, but SOMEONE is turning 29 on May 27th, and there is SOME boy band on tour who happens to be playing at the Beacon Theater on May 26th, and tickets just happen to go on sale this weekend.

enjoy your hot man soup

I took this picture on the M train this morning.

What in the hell is mannish water, and why does it have rams and goat flavor in it? Ewwwwwww.

keekerz speakerz

tanlines is a new favorite. listen to their new album on spotify! i haven't been able to stop.

those are some kubrick-esque zooms, amiright?

whatever, tennessee.

The state legislature of Tennessee has given legal cover to public school teachers to challenge the science of evolution and climate change, in a move that looks set to deepen a debate about politicisation of the classroom.
The bill passed in the Tennessee Senate this week provides legal protection to teachers who personally do not believe in evolution or the human causes of climate change, and instead want to teach the "scientific strengths and weaknesses of existing scientific theories". (via)

scrabble doodle dandy is worth a lot of coins!

Zynga, the company known for ripping off well-known games and calling them their own, is buying OMGPOP, a company that broke into the big time by ripping off Pictionary. And who can blame them? In the month since it launched "Draw Something," OMGPOP has gone from a relatively unknown mobile gamemaker to one of the hottest commodities in Silicon Valley.
AllThingsD's Peter Kafka confirmed the $200 million purchase on Wednesday and called Draw Something "astonishingly popular" noting, "the iPhone app sits atop iTunes 'top paid' and 'top free' lists, which is very unusual. Even more unusual: It is also the top grossing app at iTunes, based in large part on in-app purchases players make." Kafka adds that his sources say OMGPOP is taking home $250,000 a day. That sounds pretty popular! You know what else is really popular? Pictionary. (via)

the shining zooms

a supercut of all the zooms from kubrick's the shining. scaaarrryyyy!!!

million hoodie march

The family of Trayvon Martin joined thousands of demonstrators, who teamed up with Occupy Wall Street, to march across New York City last night to protest the shooting death of the Florida teenager. The "Million Hoodie March," as it was dubbed, was organized to show support for the Martin family and call for the arrest of the George Zimmerman, the man who shot and killed Martin last month, but has not been charged after claiming self-defense. Martin's parents spoke to crowd to thank them for their support and continue to push for chages to be filed against Zimmerman. Martin's mother Sabrina Fulton told the gathered protesters that "My son is your son." (via)

21 March 2012

a very special birthday wish...


50 years old today.

i love you taco bell.

happy BEARthdie g.animalz!!!!


hope you're having fun on your ethiopian vacay! serious school working research trip.

house of ladosha :: this is your brain

read this article about gay new york hip hop artists.

i want that.

new york city "soft-map" quilt by haptic lab.

backwardz wednesdayz

sorry joel...

kiss your boyfriend goodbye (probably)... the jets have reportedly landed tim tebow. 

hey girl whatcha doin

its jess! did you see the one where schmidt turns into a hippy and stops cleaning the apartment and everyone's relationships fall apart?

peeta is a midget

look at that little guy. this was yesterday
in new york at a screening. don't you just want to stuff him in your pocket and introduce him to your sister.

does anyone want to share an apple later?

new madonna video is here. lots of half naked (sometimes all naked) ukrainian boys.

larry david cant get out of the parking garage

and acts just like larry david.

thank you carlygoogles!

its not my birthday but last night i arrived home to find a surprise waiting for me from carly.

thanks for the drunk bear wine bottle holder!


i'm not going to name names...

...but it has recently come to my attention that SOME of us haven't been keepin' up with our robyn.

please join me for robyn wednesday on spotify. robyn's modern classics all lined up chronologically for your listening pleasure.

stream s / s / s EP

sufjan / son lux / serengheti


new fiona apple song

'anything we want' performed at SXSW. 11 biscuits!! although it sounds like it should be on the last album.

i'll be fine. i'll do it.


A preciously courageous 4th grader named Zia attempts the 65-meter ski jump at Utah Olympic Park for the very first time.

what nature is like

puppies herding ducks. you read that right.

this is what nature is like

bear hugs from lions cubs

i like to stretch and kick. im 50 years old.


what is DJV doing this weekend?

the jive

20 March 2012

that's a great idea

molson coors is introducing coors light iced t. Just in time for the 

new beach house album cover


what is holmes doing?

rockin' his new summercute!

thx neely!

NeRd aLeRt!

check out this bookstore installed within an existing 13th century Dominican cathedral in Maastricht.

the state of tennessee is emBEARassing, again

This time it is pretty weird. Apparently there was a UN resolution from 1992 called Agenda 21 that was written to encourage sustainable development, environmental regulation, and smart growth. Representative Glen Casada says, NOT IN MY BACKYARD!!!

  WHEREAS, this United Nations Agenda 21 plan of radical so-called “sustainable development” views the American way of life of private property ownership, single-family homes, private car ownership and individual travel choices, and privately owned farms all as destructive to the environment; and

 WHEREAS, according to the United Nations Agenda 21 policy, social justice is described as the right and opportunity of all people to benefit equally from the resources afforded us by society and the environment which would be accomplished by socialist/communist redistribution of wealth; and 

WHEREAS, according to the United Nations Agenda 21 policy, national sovereignty is deemed a social injustice; now, therefore, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE ONE HUNDRED SEVENTH GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF TENNESSEE, THE SENATE CONCURRING, that the General Assembly recognizes the destructive and insidious nature of United Nations Agenda 21 and hereby exposes to the public and public policymakers the dangerous intent of the plan.

starla eats chick-fil-a

and now these drag queens (including Willam from season 4 of Rupaul's Drag Race) say that this sort of behavior might be ok. As for me and my house, we will NEVER FORGET!

a feel good memphis sports story

hometown hero and ex-Tiger / ex-NBA star Anfernee "Penny" Hardaway coached a poor kids basketball team to (spoiler alert) victory. Along the way he taught them how to make their beds, and encouraged them that if they follow their dreams, they too may one day end up in a rich suburb of Memphis. Good luck little boys!

new LDR video for blue jeans

ell o ow are ou?

you know what i want but im not going to beg for? a swatch

ssion, grimes, and iggy azealia modeling? swatch watches in the east village. awkwardly.

be still, my heart.

one of my favorite ladies talking about another of my favorite ladies, at the daily beast's women in the world summit. wanna see hillary's talk?

thx tanya!

19 March 2012

oh haiye!



ugggh bitten by the winchester uncomfy goose!!!

big things have small beginnings

i think he is talking about xmen: first class. what do you think, maybe too scary for djv?

puppy play time

Every evening a river otter comes to play with our daughter's dog Rio. What was once an acquaintance on the other side of the fence has now become a friend who comes to play through the fence.It has been interesting to watch as their trust of each other has developed over the past several months. via

what a horrible mistake.

peyton manning has instructed his agent to begin negotiations with the denver broncos. tim tebow is expected to be traded. please baby jesus, don't let him land in tennessee. my heart couldn't handle it.

charity case update!

what a difference a couple of days makes! look at nsikan!!!!

and while you're waiting for the sweet 16 to commence on thursday, feel free to check in on the tennessee basketvols, who are playing the middle tennessee state university blue raiders in the NIT, tonight at 7.00pm. ugh, have you ever been so embearassed?!!?

It's 9 a.m.

and georgia still sucks.
liz's alma mater, marist, upended the bulldogs in an opening round urpset. goooooo RED FOXES!