Envy is the religion of the mediocre. It comforts them, it soothes their worries, and finally it rots their souls, allowing them to justify their meanness and their greed until they believe these to be virtues. — Carlos Ruiz Zafón, The Angel’s Game (via thegirlandherbooks)
File under: Fairy Tale Ball design ideas.
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Scientific Podcast Goes Boink, Episode 34: Kermit the Frog Believes in You -
On the anniversary of Jim Henson’s death, we have a special podcast. Things get earnest.
Jim Henson died 23 years ago today. Bill and I devoted an episode of the podcast to talking about why the Muppets mean so much to us. It’s because they’re funny, but it’s also because life is hard and sometimes you feel really, really along, but there’s always a felt frog who is there for you. Always. It’s because in this world people are very often quite mean to each other, but there’s another world where things are different, and if we want is bad enough we can make our world a little more like their world.
It isn’t long, an hour or so. Give it a listen won’t you?
P.S. apologies in advance for the dozens of Muppet sketches I am going to tumblast today
I would be interested to see the amount of overlap between people who are criticizing Angelina Jolie’s mastectomy decision and people who have told someone to lose weight because they’re “concerned” about that person’s health.
The real reason I’m afraid to try double penetration is because I don’t think I’d be able to stop myself making a joke about containing multitudes. Walt Whitman is probably kind of a boner-killer, right?
There’s a new Hyperbole and a Half, you guys, and it is spectacular.