Posted 8 hours ago

poser-in-a-parka:

Totally in alw’s first draft

Posted 8 hours ago

Thought I’d share some pure gold I found in my advertising campaign strategy textbook:

"When Vicks first introduced its cough drops on the German market, they were chagrined to learn that the German pronunciation of ‘v’ is ‘f,’ which in German is the guttural equivalent of ‘sexual penetration.’

”[…] When Pepsi started marketing its products in China a few years back, they translated their slogan, ‘Pepsi Brings You Back to Life” pretty literally. The slogan in Chinese really meant, ‘Pepsi Brings Your Ancestors Back From the Grave.’

"When Coca-Cola first shipped to China, they named the product something that when pronounced sounded like ‘Coca-Cola.’ The only problem was that the characters used meant, ‘Bite the wax tadpole.’"

Posted 11 hours ago

annabellioncourt:

despiteyourdestination:

lefty-in-the-sky-with-diamonds:

missespeon:

auwa:

fiztheancient:

fireskink:

jacketlizard:

jetgreguar:

grandmasterflash:

tumblr you can keep your glorified nostalgia about the wild thornberries and tony hawk’s pro skater and getting to hold the flea-ridden stuffed lion during the d.a.r.e program and what have you because THIS right here.  now THIS was the essence of the 90s

YOU’LL CALL NOW

oh man it took me literally 2 seconds of this video to remember exactly how the rest of it went

I hated this commercial. Turns out I still hate it.

OH MY GOD THIS DAMN COMMERCIAL

I CAN’T FUCKING STOP LAUGHING its as awful as i remembered it

i cant quite explain this commercial and how it came back to me like

i couldnt remember the exact words by heart but. everything they said chimed in my head like a song i’d heard a long time ago. it was almost rhythmic, buried deep in my memory. it was probably the most bizarre way ive ever remembered something.

Oh my God I had forgotten about this commercial!!

I CAN STILL QUOTE THIS FUCKING COMMERICAL.

I STILL HATE THIS COMMERCIAL. IT WAS ON EVERY CHANNEL. EVERY SHOW. ALL THE TIME.

OH MY GOSH I REMEMBER THIS THING OH MY GOSH FLASHBACK FLASHBACK

Posted 12 hours ago
When, in disgrace with fortune and men’s eyes,
I all alone beweep my outcast state,
And trouble deaf heaven with my bootless cries,
And look upon myself and curse my fate,
Wishing me like to one more rich in hope,
Featured like him, like him with friends possessed,
Desiring this man’s art and that man’s scope,
With what I most enjoy contented least;
Yet in these thoughts myself almost despising,
Haply I think on thee, and then my state,
(Like to the lark at break of day arising
From sullen earth) sings hymns at heaven’s gate;
For thy sweet love remembered such wealth brings
That then I scorn to change my state with kings.
Shakespeare, Sonnet 29
Posted 12 hours ago

hopsjollyhigh:

is erik being a vegetarian a popular opinion or is it just me??

I’ve never thought of it before, but I actually like the idea! Though I always considered Erik being rather indifferent to food in general. He’d be a spectacular cook, because he’s spectacular at just about everything he tries, but he’d only cook for Christine. When it comes to his own meals, I imagine he’d only eat when necessary, a habit that’s only exacerbated by the fact that he’s all over the place mentally and constantly throws himself into composing marathons, unconsciously neglecting niceties like, um, food. 

The idea of Erik being a vegetarian strikes me as particularly funny because I picture him waving off a piece of chicken with a dismissive, “No. no. I do not eat meat. It is murder.”

And Christine just looking at him like, “You were the professional Torture Chamber Designer in Persia, you walking Halloween display.”

Posted 12 hours ago

fdelopera:

Raoul Week QOTD (from “The New Marguerite”):

In which Gaston Leroux describes the adorable, precious bb, Raoul de Chagny.

(I encourage you to gaze at the utterly Raoul-y picture of Aaron Taylor-Johnson as you read this.)

« La timidité de ce marin, je serais presque tenté de dire, son innocence, était remarquable. Il semblait être sorti la veille de la main des femmes. De fait, choyé par ses deux sœurs et par sa vieille tante, il avait gardé de cette éducation purement féminine des manières presque candides, empreintes d’un charme que rien, jusqu’alors, n’avait pu ternir. À cette époque, il avait un peu plus de vingt et un ans et en paraissait dix-huit. Il avait une petite moustache blonde, de beaux yeux bleus et un teint de fille. »

“The sailor’s shyness, I would almost be tempted to say his innocence, was remarkable. He seemed to have only recently left the care of women. Indeed, pampered as he was by his two sisters and by his old aunt, he had retained from that purely female education manners that were almost naive, imprinted with a charm that nothing hitherto had been able to tarnish. At that time, he was a little older than twenty-one years and he looked eighteen. He had a petite blonde mustache, lovely blue eyes, and a girlish complexion.”

PERFECT Raoul, oh my goodness!

Posted 18 hours ago

garnier-fx:

So I might start making armor, Loki’s scepter, and other cosplay stuff to sell. I’m probably going to sell the shoulder plate and scepter in these photos. The armor is craft foam, the scepter is paper mâché, cardboard and craft foam. It lights up too.

I’m just really in need of a way to make some money right now.

This is exceptional! Wow! 

Posted 18 hours ago

Toward High Crag, Yorkshire Dales, England by A.Leighton Photography

Posted 19 hours ago

slutformisha:

un-feuilly-de-papier:

un-feuilly-de-papier:

What do french people call a really bad thursday?

a trajeudi

update: if you tell this joke to someone living in france they will refuse to look at you

Posted 19 hours ago

electricportcullis:

electricportcullis:

getting down getting funky

i apologize

bringing this back for Raoul Week 2k14