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Wednesday, 27 June 2012

Moriarty was real. I believe in Sherlock.

Sherlock is back, preferring to text and plastering himself with nicotine patches.

What is the best thing about Sherlock? Is it his fabulous name? The fact that he is so awesome that his name has become both an improper noun and a verb? His sensational texts? (God, I hope they make a book of them at the end.)

If you know me at all, probably you think I would say that my favorite thing is his total lack of enthusiasm for the solar system, a thing I am inclined to rather detest, myself. This is not, however, my favorite thing about dear Sherlock.
...And despite the fact that I completely adore Johnlock, the incredible friendship between the bantam friends (a friendship that almost turns into a character on its own)... no, even that is not it.
My favorite--my very favorite-- thing about this show is the raw humanization of Sherlock that Benedict is able to swing. The showing of Sherlock as a companion, as someone who gets afraid of losing the people he loves, as someone who feels intense emotion... that is incredible. No one else does it like he does. Yes, I do love Jeremy Brett and his portrayal of the be-deerstalkered sleuth, but watching Benedict make a sociopath with asberger's into a living soul rather than a heartless android? SHERlocked.

Going crazy waiting for Season 3. Could be dangerous.

Tuesday, 26 June 2012

this is just a post of pictures i find hilarious or delightful and do not want to lose.

adorable. just lovely.

picture a girl left for me after class one day. my kids were always leaving me sherlock messages.


bing! smile!

Monday, 21 November 2011

Narwhals are great because they are real.

Here's the thing about mythical creatures. They're out to get you.


Quite extraordinary.
Oh, you dirty dog.  The guy who made this creature up had to be leaning against a bar with his tongue hanging out waiting for a drink.
The only requirements for this animal are that it's red and gold (or blue or green or know. any color that exists...) and that they spontaneously combust when they have aged between 500 and 1000 years.

Griffins? Yep, we got those too.

you really can't beat being the king of the majestical beasts. Here's m favorite thing, though. That the eagle's head has awesome protruding ears. Observe...


Forgive me, but what are you?

Finally, here's one of the 59 reasons that Wales is cooler than everywhere else. Saudi Arabia... what, you got a scimitar on your flag? Pfft. (Who cares if it is totally sinister when hoisted, no bonus coolpoints there) BAM try out this vision in red:

Sunday, 6 February 2011

apparently, now I only talk about school things.

Here is my newest video. oh gosh this one made me so happy. (even though there is a slide mistake, I know you will find.) my students pretty much peed themselves over my drawing skills. (réussi!)

Sunday, 30 January 2011

this movie will turn your mind to mush with its gooey, cinematic goodness.

this is a wondrous creation, brought into being by the genius: me. also with the help of bobby, and the technological help of tom conner, who was never credited, so i probably won't mention him here.

Thursday, 23 December 2010

Definition of the best Christmas eve eve ever.

"Eh thanks a lot, king," says I in a manner well-bread, "but all I want is 'enry 'iggins 'ead."

Wednesday, 15 December 2010

noël arrive.

Did you even have any idea the Santa Houses in malls around the USA make about $2,255,750,000 taking pictures?
Do you agree that this ia amazing? I believe Hannah and I will join their ranks this year, as mom has asked ONLY for a picture of us with santa. 


and here's a list of Christmas things you are dying, dying to know. 

adorable: The tradition of putting tangerines in stockings comes from 12th-century French nuns who left socks full of fruit, nuts and tangerines at the houses of the poor.

for anyone who wants to take a more critical look at christmas: There is no reference to angels singing anywhere in the Bible.
JESUS was probably born in a cave and not a wooden stable, say Biblical scholars. (although that is adorable, it's like Jesus was a baby bear.)

if you need a reason all wars are bad, take this one to your war-loving relatives: IN 1647, after the English Civil War, Oliver Cromwell banned festivities. The law wasn't lifted until 1660. (clearly wars always cause an end to anything having legs)

and if you want to be a christmas-chub:  MANY parts of the Christmas tree can actually be eaten, with the needles being a good source of Vitamin C.

if you just like to laugh: ASTRONOMERS believe the Star Of Bethlehem, which guided the wisemen to Jesus, may have been a comet or the planet Uranus.

if you want to hate America: UPSIDE-down artificial Xmas trees are sold to allow more gifts to be piled under.

welcome to the season. :