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Still my favorite story from the Lord of the Rings set: Viggo Mortensen bonded so much with the horse he rode in the movies that after filming was over he bought it from its owner. If that doesn’t warm your heart I don’t know what could.
don’t forget that he also bought arwen’s horse for her stunt rider when she couldn’t afford it awww
#also don’t forget that for the rohirrim they put a call out for locals #bring a horse show us you can ride it and get a part in the battle scenes #and one women went out roped a wild horse and rode for a few days to set #and got to be a rider of rohan
also sort of relevant viggo also bought the horse that costarred with him in the movie hidalgo and subsequently took the horse (tj) with him to the red carpet premier.
Also most of the Riders of Rohan are actually women because when they put out that call mostly women showed up with their horses and the costume team just stuck beards on them.
Last night I went to the bathroom in the art building and there were these sponges with squares cut into them, all shoved into the corner for no apparent reason and i can only assume that this is some sort of modern art display that i just am not going to “get”
Pffft. Marc, I’m sorry your plebeian brain doesn’t get that this clearly represents the quest for human fulfillment. The sponges represent the human race, and the piece is telling us that we are falsely seeking to fill a void within us (the square cut outs) in the company of others. Because of this constant routine many times we become blinded in seeking out our true purpose that may be closer than we think (in this case the true purpose is represented by the sink.)
now hold on just one second, i disagree completely with your analysis of this work. consider the fact that this is a college student who made the work. obviously, then, the sponges represent his bank account. theoretically they hold water (funds; money) but they have a huge gaping hole in them (tuition), so water (funds; money) spills out. since there are multiple sponges, the student is implying that every student has this sort of problem.
the sink is the 1% and its position above the sponges imply the hierarchy that capitalism creates. this student is inspired a lot by banksy.
seemed to me like a powerful piece on human apathy
Oh. That’s where I left those. Thanks, I had forgotten.
The Stanley Parable, a game about choice and massive sarcasm.
Everyone needs to play The Stanley Parable at least once. It is a wonderful game and this photoset only conveys a small amount of the wonderfulness contained within.
This game is messed up let me tell you. Messed up, but good.
im excited for amazon to start sending packages out by drone because now i can start carrying a sling shot around with me and knock them out of the air and get a present and it will be just like animal crossing
I haven’t seen Catching Fire yet, but Katniss’ outfits look great.
i was pretty unimpressed by the costumes in the first hunger games movie, but they REEEEEALLY stepped it up for catching fire. on all fronts, TBH. that movie was incredible.
In Catching Fire they had almost triple the budget they had for Hunger Games.
Poe wants a lobster
Lobsters are Immortal. They don’t really age, in the sense that they don’t get weaker— they actually get more powerful. When they grow so big that their shells can no longer contain them, they simply shed it and grow a new one, and whenever a lobster molts, it regenerates any lost muscle tissue. And with no natural predators, they can live forever. So don’t buy your daughter a lobster. Because you, and she, and everyone it loves will die in what seems to be a blink of the eye to that immortal crustacean. And it’s heart will ache in the eons it has left to live.
this happened last week, this lady with an elderly woman and baby in tow was buying a cart full of groceries and I was scanning at a pretty good pace
and she had about 3 4L jugs of milk in her cart and picked one up for me to scan
and suddenly the woman behind them, who had her own cart full of…