hyperbole and a half: unfortunate situations, flawed coping mechanisms, mayhem, and other things that happened

!!!!
It's not grammatically acceptable but i don't care.
I'm just so damn happy she's alive and well and that this book is actually happening!
We love you Allie.
You awesome weirdo, you.

My favourite HaaH meltdown:

shilling


trance orange

Eyeball
(lithograph)

Always nice to see an artist you love get a Daily Deviation.

Here's some more of Lauren's awesome work:
 
Isn't she stupendously out of this solar system?

the light collector

hungry

I'd need a year's supply of these...


Watching: Revenge, Season 2

gonzo

A tribute to Ralph Steadman.
The illustrative giant that he is.

cat lady

by Caanan Grall

Front and centre.
Hell yes.

the rose


'The spinning vortex of Saturn's north polar storm resembles a deep red rose of giant proportions surrounded by green foliage in this false-color image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. Measurements have sized the eye at a staggering 1,250 miles (2,000 kilometers) across with cloud speeds as fast as 330 miles per hour (150 meters per second).

This image is among the first sunlit views of Saturn's north pole captured by Cassini's imaging cameras. When the spacecraft arrived in the Saturnian system in 2004, it was northern winter and the north pole was in darkness. Saturn's north pole was last imaged under sunlight by NASA's Voyager 2 in 1981; however, the observation geometry did not allow for detailed views of the poles. Consequently, it is not known how long this newly discovered north-polar hurricane has been active.

The images were taken with the Cassini spacecraft narrow-angle camera on Nov. 27, 2012, using a combination of spectral filters sensitive to wavelengths of near-infrared light. The images filtered at 890 nanometers are projected as blue. The images filtered at 728 nanometers are projected as green, and images filtered at 752 nanometers are projected as red. In this scheme, red indicates low clouds and green indicates high ones.

The view was acquired at a distance of approximately 261,000 miles (419,000 kilometers) from Saturn and at a sun-Saturn-spacecraft, or phase, angle of 94 degrees. Image scale is 1 mile (2 kilometers) per pixel. The Cassini-Huygens mission is a cooperative project of NASA, the European Space Agency and the Italian Space Agency. NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, a division of the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, manages the mission for NASA's Science Mission Directorate, Washington, D.C. The Cassini orbiter and its two onboard cameras were designed, developed and assembled at JPL. The imaging operations center is based at the Space Science Institute in Boulder, Colo.'


Space is cool.

ultramarine

I realise i just posted a song from Ultramarine but it's so damn good i thought it deserved a full album post.

minnie

Today i got a new number for various annoying reasons and whilst clearing out my photo album before the number change, i came across this photo i took of my cat, Misty.
 I think i was trying to remove her from her penthouse suite atop the lofty heights of the refrigerator.
...
She looks like she wanted to eat my face off.
...
She made this face a lot.
...
I miss her.
And her psychotic stare.

Some other stuff from the depths of my geriatric mobile phone:
A couple winters ago. 
When i get bored in the car, i take pointless scenic photos. 
Hey look, when i was an artist. 
The result of said artistry.
The angles are actually all accurate, i just can't take a decent photograph to save my shaky-pawed life.
 My 25th birthday cake.
Lemon.
Flowery.
Girlier than i've ever been in my life.
And it made me sick.
In an excellent way.
My sisters brought it to me in bed.
That was pretty sweet.
And yes, you are seeing a razor.
I think i dropped it, broke it and was hiding the evidence badly.
Moving on.
My beautiful Cedar Vans.
Summer, hurry the frak up so i can wear them again.
I'm tired of being cold.


Do i win the 'most pointless blog post of the day' award?


Listening to: Young Galaxy 'Out The Gate Backwards'

pretty boy

'And I know you feel isolated
And I feel what you won't say
I don't care if the disbelievers don't understand
You're my pretty boy, always.'

matthew dear

marge and norm gunderson

This is so messed up.
Love it.

'Blood has been shed, Jerry!'

So, i finally watched Fargo.
I don't know why it took me so long.

Frances McDormand, you are a goddess.


Listening to: Matthew Dear 'Fighting Is Futile'

junip

roll me up and smoke me

Nicking this from my sister, who in turn got it from my Dad.

Neat family, eh?

the end of the road

The End of the Road

remember the titans

My favourite sports movie?
Maybe.
The outstanding soundtrack is just a bonus.

the strain

Because i'm completely unaware of the world around me, i only just found out that Guillermo Del Toro is adapting The Strain into a tv series with fellow writer, Chuck Hogan.
Uh, best news i've heard all day?
You bet. 
I don't know how i feel about his leading man, however.
This just isn't how i pictured Dr. Ephraim Goodweather.
But i'll give Del Toro the benefit of the doubt.
I do, after all kind of worship the filmy ground he walks on. 
Which is why i can completely get behind Kevin Durand as Vasiliy Fet, a rat exterminator with a build that could flatten you just by looking at it and a talent for maiming the undead.
Yeah, Durand about fits the bill.
I may be biased however, due to my love for him since the days of Joshua in Dark Angel and his subsequent appearances in shows such as Dead Like Me and American Dad.
Not to mention when he turns up in movies i like:

Mystery Alaska
3:10 to Yuma
Real Steel 
(I know. Be quiet)
and
Cosmopolis

That's all the casting that's been made official to date and so far, so good.
Now i hope they don't mess up the rest.
Especially Goodweather's son, Zack.
No brats with Bieber haircuts, please?
I don't think i could stand an entire series of another Carl-type actor.
Yuck.
I'd rather get bitten, thanks.

A decent list of role-fillers lies here.
I am totally on board with Viggo Mortensen as Ephraim.
To me, that makes far more sense.
Just saying.

If you're interested, here are some more potentially awesome things Del Toro is getting up to at this very second:

wild country

diagrams

houndmouth


Houndmouth's album will be released on the 3rd of June through Rough Trade Records.

grinnin'

mother of dragons

Say hello to next month's awesome purchase.
Did i say awesome?
I meant effing stupendous.


Watching: Later...with Jool's Holland

junior

Holy crap.
Michael Sullivan Jr. (aka. Tyler Hoechlin) is my age.
Strike that.
He's 14 days younger than me.
...
Unacceptable.

david wooderson

One of the reasons i can forgive him quite a lot.

lilly

More people should spell my blogging name out with chocolatey goods.


Listening to: Matthew Dear 'You Put A Smell On Me'

the hunt



video games


john smith

jasmine

Damn.

the moon

The Moon


Gorgeous.