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25 Aug 15:39

Debut - Björk (1993)

by villeashell
Debut - Björk (1993):



Let’s talk about albums we loved during our teenage years, the hissing cassettes we nearly wore out listening to over and over again alone in the dark, the tattered and fading posters on our walls, the lyrics we knew by heart, the videos we endured the rest of MTV for, the subversive love…

04 Sep 15:44

Startup Very Casual About Dress Code, Benefits

by villeashell

hi firehose

Startup Very Casual About Dress Code, Benefits:
AUSTIN, TX—Touting the business’s laid-back, nontraditional corporate culture, Go-Go Maps founder and CEO Mike Hannasch explained to reporters Thursday that his company is pretty casual when it comes to employees’ dress code and benefits…
02 Sep 18:16

moviebarcode: Only Lovers Left Alive (2013)

by villeashell
22 Aug 00:46

What if You Got to Write the Next Wonder Woman? | Bitch Media

by villeashell
What if You Got to Write the Next Wonder Woman? | Bitch Media:
Comics creators Cat Staggs and Amanda Deibert are lucky ducks—they’re writing a new Wonder Woman issue.

first thing: bring back the original 1940s Etta Candy

19 Aug 18:01

How Metal Are You?

by villeashell

hello, Mr. multitasksuicide

How Metal Are You?:
It’s an important consideration
18 Aug 18:40

Admin Ignores Us

by villeashell

welcome to my stupid profession

Admin Ignores Us:
I’m working through the results of a survey on metadata practices with digital scholarship. I asked a question about why metadata services aren’t provided. Several answers were of the variation tha…
18 Aug 18:38

scottlava: “Sepatown!”

by villeashell




18 Aug 18:43

ACAT Czechoslovakia/Czech Republic

by villeashell

uggh geographic subdivisions are such a stupid mess. Welcome to my own private hell cataloging Soviet-era cookbooks.

also I rarely agree with Weinheimer but he's correct that modern catalogs do a very poor job of providing "see also" and "see instead" type references within a controlled vocabulary

ACAT Czechoslovakia/Czech Republic:
Posting to Autocat On 8/13/2014 9:09 AM, Elhanan Adler wrote: LCSH (via Connexion) has World War, 1939-1945 ǂz Czechoslovakia but for individual towns: World War, 1939-1945 ǂz Czech Republic ǂz…
18 Aug 13:35

dailyotter: Otters Fall Asleep in Their...

by villeashell

hello yes why don't I have an ottertunnel

16 Aug 02:32

depressioncomix: 198

by villeashell
13 Aug 19:27

mattbors: erikamoen: "I Want to Live" I drew this comic...

by villeashell

let's all talk about depression and how serious it is for about a week and then go back to completely ignoring it like always

seriouspost I got actually a little choked up reading this but now I'm back to hating the sudden spotlight on my dumb problem and how everyone and their mom is talking about their depression because that makes it seem like it's not even that big of a problem or alternately like there's nothing that can be done about it and I know that any attention it gets is going to dissipate once everyone remembers how fucking difficult it is to deal with someone who suffers from chronic depression, and I don't blame them



"I Want to Live"

I drew this comic yesterday and today it’s up on The Nib.

Important read on depression by Erika Moen.

13 Aug 18:25

The Redemption Of Lambrusco: the Italian Sparkling Wine You Should Be Drinking Right Now |

by villeashell

Lambrusco is the fucking tops, it makes me smile every time I drink it

The Redemption Of Lambrusco: the Italian Sparkling Wine You Should Be Drinking Right Now |
Steve Wildy is the beverage director for the Vetri Family restaurant group in Philadelphia. He is @sommillionaire on twitter. Americans have long appreciated the fruits of Emilia-Romagna: Delicately savory mortadella, nutty Parmigiano-Reggiano, sweetly aged balsamic vinegar. And now, the region’s wine exports are finally catching up to the quality of its food. Like Soave, Pinot Grigio, Valpolicella, and even Chianti, the Lambrusco that’s hit our shores in the 70s and 80s past has been overly sweet and frankly bland—watered down by industrialized mass production. But nary a drop of the real, dry stuff landed on these shores until the mid-nineties. If you have any memory of Lambrusco before that point, you’re probably thinking of Riunite—you may remember the advertising tag line Riunite on ice, that’s nice. Each bottle popped and sloshed at every volcano lamp-lit house party was the sort of candied, Welch’s-scented, soda-pop wine that went down easy to the tune of millions of cases a year. I don’t blame you if you think that sounds terrible, and I especially don’t blame you if you lived through it and can feel a hangover setting in at the mere mention of the word Lambrusco. But no need to reach for the Alka-Seltzer when you and your guests can find a miracle cure in the fizz of the real stuff—the stuff that real Italians have been drinking all along. Forget the old adage about always having a bottle of Champagne in the fridge—here are the Lambruscos you should stock for parties instead: Medici Ermete, Lambrusco Salomino Concerto $23 The first to introduce the classic, dry, cork-stopped style to a fructose-fatigued nation of Lambrusco drinkers was Medici Ermete in 1995, and they still make some of the best. Look to their Concerto as the perfect first sip for the uninitiated: frothy inky purple in the glass and bursting with concord grape and sweet tart aromas, the disassociation from Riunite doesn’t fully click until it hits your lips. This is wine and wine first, with tannin, acidity, fruit, earth, complexity, oh and bubbles too. Venturini Baldini, Lambrusco Emilia $15 The organic Venturini Baldini has just a little more natural sweetness to put it in in the same legendary pizza pairing camp as one Coca Cola. Beyond this classic match, it’s versatile enough to enjoy with almost anything - tons of fruit, balanced acidity, a touch of spice, and a cleansing perlage that also makes it festive and fun to drink. BBQ, Burgers, backyard anything really, and it even looks just fine in a solo cup. Alfredo Bertolani, Lambrusco Rose $16 While Lambrusco is tough to beat with food, there may be no greater mood pairing wine than sparkling rose. The simple act of pouring it for friends announces an intent to celebrate in the classiest of ways. As an example of the smaller category of Rose Lambrusco, this gem from Bertolani is the best of both worlds: pale violet in both color and aroma, gently effervescent and seductively hinting at sweetness. This is…
12 Aug 18:19

moviebarcode: Gray Keys (2013)Watch on Vimeo

by villeashell

I love this video and I love this barcode

12 Aug 13:43

dailyotter: Otter Mother and Pup Go Nose to Nose Coming Out of...

by villeashell
10 Aug 16:16

Star Citizen hits $49 million in funding, Chris Roberts explains why that's not enough

by villeashell

Star Citizen is never going to be completed beat

Star Citizen hits $49 million in funding, Chris Roberts explains why that's not enough:
The Star Citizen crowdfunding campaign broke the $49 million mark yesterday, a sum that’s especially astonishing because it’s being thrown at the niche—some would say dead—space combat sim genre. Yet even with all that scratch at his disposal, Cloud Imperium mastermind Chris Roberts wants even more! Why? Well, because he’s building a really big game.
29 Jul 13:32

The Rules

by villeashell


- I am going to listen to all the albums on my iPod in alphabetical order

- I will write something here about each of them

- I will skip things like Blixa Bargeld reads The Death of Bunny Munro and Rifftrax: Point Break

- I will listen to single songs that I don’t have the whole album for, but will probably not write something

new project

08 Aug 13:55


by villeashell

this has been my strategy with everyone I've ever had a crush on

08 Aug 14:38

The Best of the Doors - The Doors (1985)

by villeashell
The Best of the Doors - The Doors (1985):


The Best of the Doors [1985]
Hey, look at that picture! It’s on a poster sticky-tacked to the wall, and you’re in college again. It’s Saturday afternoon and you’re listening to this compilation with your door open, and it’s two o’clock and you only just got back from breakfast. You should really be working on…
04 Aug 20:29

Automatic for the People - R.E.M. (1992)

by villeashell
Automatic for the People - R.E.M. (1992):


Automatic for the People
Automatic for the People is one of the first albums I ever owned (before then, I would listen to my parents’ records all the time, but didn’t have any particular drive to own stuff or to have any sense of “my” music.
But I got Automatic for the People for Christmas, and I…
01 Aug 13:43

houghtonlib: Lear, Edward, 1812-1888. Drawing of a Cape hyrax,...

by villeashell


Lear, Edward, 1812-1888. Drawing of a Cape hyrax, 1830s.

MS Typ 55.12

Houghton Library, Harvard University

30 Jul 15:24


by villeashell

comics are really bad

31 Jul 14:13

gguillotte: "Otters have a skin flap that forms a pocket so...

by villeashell


"Otters have a skin flap that forms a pocket so they can keep their favorite rock with them. They use this rock to break open mollusks when eating. Some otters go their entire lives carrying the same rock!” source

cool fact otterdidact


31 Jul 14:22

Peaches Sold as Sexy Butts in China

by villeashell


Peaches Sold as Sexy Butts in China:
Peaches have long been compared to backsides. Because, well, peaches look like tushes! And now, thanks to some fruit venders in China, they really look like butts. Sexy butts.
31 Jul 14:57

025.431: The Dewey blog: 3D Printing

by villeashell
025.431: The Dewey blog: 3D Printing:
A recent story in the San Jose Mercury News, entitled “Emerging 3D printers prove useful to users of all ages,” reports on the use of 3D printers by public library patrons in Silicon Valley. The story provides this succinct description…
30 Jul 17:28

houghtonlib: The imitation of Christ, 1889. Bound in crushed...

by villeashell


The imitation of Christ, 1889. Bound in crushed morocco, gilt-tooled doublures, satin endpapers, by Fazakerley, edges gilt and gauffered, with fore-edge painting of Jesus.


Houghton Library, Harvard University

30 Jul 15:03 Spooky Farts For Halloween: Music

by villeashell Spooky Farts For Halloween: Music: Spooky Farts For Halloween: Music
24 Jul 22:28

consultingpiskies: Jessica Williams speaks with Sgt. Jasmine...


via Rosalind

29 Jul 17:32

Adolescence Mokushiroku (1999)

by villeashell


CD Cover

AKA Adolescence Apocalpyse, AKA Utena Movie Soundtrack, AKA Utena Soundtrack 8

Great J.A. Seazer duel songs (“Duelist ~ Revive! Infinite History [The Middle Ages]”, “Rose Naked Body ~ Shura Physical Constellation 45 Nebula”), excellent background music, ~scandalous tape~, and the incomparably lovely Toki Ni Ai Wa. Love is two magical women dancing together in a rose garden in the sky, forever.

29 Jul 14:50

The best "Dear John Letter" ever sent

by villeashell
The best "Dear John Letter" ever sent:
Care of seventeen year-old Jacqueline Kennedy.
29 Jul 15:02

dailyotter: Run, Otters, Run! Via B W [Humboldt Redwoods State...

by villeashell

ok but I've got weak knees


Run, Otters, Run!

Via B W

[Humboldt Redwoods State Park, CA, USA]