I feel like a tragic hero in a Shakespeare play.
Tupac Shakur on life and death – another fantastic animated interview by Blank on Blank, who gave us David Foster Wallace on ambition, Janis Joplin on creativity and rejection, Grace Kelly on JFK, Ray Charles on singing true, Maurice Sendak on being a kid, and Kurt Cobain on identity.
fun fact: the reason that the plural of goose is geese but the plural of moose is not meese is because goose derives from an ancient germanic word undergoing strong declension, in the pattern of foot/feet and tooth/teeth, wherein oo is mutated to ee. however ‘moose’ is a native american word added to the english lexicon only ~400 years ago, and lacks the etymological reason to be pluralized in that way.
Oh baby. Keep talking dirty to me.
Ok Dr. Phil’s wife, Robin, (yes groan, but listen up) has this new app out (iPhone and Android) that’s for people in abusive relationships. It’s called Aspire News and it’s disguised as a regular news app, but when you go to the “Help” section of the app, it leads you to…
Lincoln at Gettysburg
150 years ago on November 19, 1863, four months after the battle, President Abraham Lincoln came to Gettysburg to dedicate the national cemetery for the Union dead. In his remarks, he paid tribute to the brave men who died there and insisted that their sacrifice would increase the will of the people to fulfill America’s promise. Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address, a rhetorical masterpiece delivered in less than three minutes, defined the war as necessary for the survival of the nation and its ideals.
This rare photo from a glass plate negative by Matthew Brady is the first–and possibly only–photograph of Lincoln at Gettysburg.
This is real interesting. One correction though. It’s “Mathew” Brady not “Matthew” Brady.
NOTE: Eligible applicants are all those who:
Reside in New York City;
Openly identify as LGBTQI;
Hold neither U.S….
Dorothy Dandridge was born 91 years ago today in Cleveland, Ohio. This photo was taken by David Sutton in 1955
Rainy Day Librarian
Working from home today! Got a pot of tea steeping, wearing sweatpants and my old man cardigan. Ready to research some copyright policies.
I have submitted photographs of Pearl before to CorgiAddict. Unfortunately, my bad ass Corgi girl has been diagnosed with DM. However, she is still able to corg hardcore in her hot pink wheelchair!
-Submitted by Caitlin, (Pearl’s parents’ human child).