Happy 53rd birthday Colin Firth!
”I’m fully aware, that if I were to change professions tomorrow, become an astronaut and be the first man to land on Mars, the headlines in the newspapers would read: ‘Mr. Darcy Lands on Mars.’”
Let the record reflect the conclusive result of empirical research spanning 27 studies from 10 countries: healthy eating is fucking expensive and people who deny this reality are annoying and full of shit.
Funeral Blues by W. H. Auden read by Tom Hiddleston
Stop all the clocks, cut off the telephone,
Prevent the dog from barking with a juicy bone,
Silence the pianos and with muffled drum
Bring out the coffin, let the mourners come.
Let aeroplanes circle moaning overhead
Scribbling on the sky the message ‘He is Dead’.
Put crepe bows round the white necks of the public doves,
Let the traffic policemen wear black cotton gloves.
He was my North, my South, my East and West,
My working week and my Sunday rest,
My noon, my midnight, my talk, my song;
I thought that love would last forever: I was wrong.
The stars are not wanted now; put out every one,
Pack up the moon and dismantle the sun,
Pour away the ocean and sweep up the wood;
For nothing now can ever come to any good.
Sixteen year old Elizabeth Taylor in Julia Misbehaves (1948).
230,000+ Americans Tell Google to Quit Funding ALEC
Today, 230,000 members and supporters of the Sierra Club, Forecast the Facts, SumOfUs,RootsAction and the Center for Media and Democracy urged Google to end its alliance with the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC).
“Google should Google ALEC’s agenda. Funding right-wing extremists at ALEC is a guaranteed way for Google to undermine its own admirable clean energy goals,” said Michael Brune, executive director of the Sierra Club. “It’s like building a new house only to set it on fire after defunding the fire department.”
Google’s continued support of ALEC comes as the group plans to attack the first-ever protections from carbon pollution emitted from new power plants …
‘So I understand,’ said the Tyrant. ‘I imagine that fish have no word for water.’
|—||Small Gods by Terry Pratchett (via evidently-evil)|
"No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite."
~ Nelson Mandela