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This blog is a young woman's account of life before the end of the world. Specifically, a 25 year old Canadian with an English degree and a tendency towards oversharing.

Blog may include books, movies, the paranormal, food, art, television (Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead, Doctor Who, Adventure Time, The Simpsons, Firefly, X-Files, Supernatural, It's Always Sunny...the list is ever growing), feminism, space, animals, how awesome things are sometimes & things that make me laugh. If you read the Discworld books then we might already be best friends.
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lntruding:

 soviet russian grandma cats complaining about their grandchildren and swapping recipes

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tesw:

Daily Mindfulness 4/23/14 – In Harmony

"Wisdom is the response of here and now. If it is really a true response, then it’s a compassionate response and in harmony with the moment, in harmony with the way things are.

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anthonybourdain:

Foodfucked: to be fed more food of a ridiculously high quality and deliciousness than deemed judicious by any reputable health authority whilst in no position to refuse

Chefs Martin Picard, David McMillan and Frederic Morin are masters of foodfuckery. They are loved, respected and feared by chefs from all over the world who’ve visited them at their restaurants in Montreal (Picard’s Au Pied de Cochon and McMillan and Morin’s Joe Beef and Liverpool House). They are justifiably feared for their generosity with fine wines and liqueurs, their profligacy with ingredients like black truffles and foie gras.

They are also, arguably, the most important, most influential chefs in Canada. Even a glancing association with any of their kitchens gives a cook in Brooklyn or Los Angeles an immediate hipster cred. This is, of course, particularly ironic given Mr. McMillan’s frequent threats to beat passing hipsters to death with a shovel.

They are Canadian. They are Quebecois. And what they bring to gastronomy is a particular embrace of French Canadian lumberjack appetites and joie de vivre—coupled with a deep respect for the traditions of dining and hospitality unique to their region.

They do not look like intellectuals, historians or gentlemen farmers. They look more like a motorcycle gang or well-fed fur trappers. But they are.

And in the week I spent with them recently for the making of this episode of PARTS UNKNOWN, they fed me as I have never been fed in my well-travelled life.

You will see food porn in this week’s episode so epic, so enticing, so devastating in its richness, flavors and sheer volume as to endanger the life. If I have ever made an episode of television where even WATCHING food being served can cause livers and other vital organs to explode or malfunction, this is it.

This episode is listed as being about CANADA. But it is clearly not. It is not even, really, about QUEBEC. It is, however about three characters—and the world they move around in—that could not have existed anywhere in the world BUT QUEBEC.

They are the magnificently mutated offspring of an old and glorious culture. They respect and cherish and preserve the best of the old, while creating and inspiring the new. They are dangerous, dangerous men.

I know you will like them.

I just watched this fantastic episode with my Quebecois/experienced cook boyfriend. I enjoyed it thoroughly, while he grew increasingly restless throughout; alternating between making quiet little gasps and moans as each new dish was presented or angrily cursing the city where we currently live. When it ended, he went to the kitchen and started gathering ingredients. I have no idea what I am in for but I know there are sausages involved and it smells amazing

jwunderbread:

wastetheday:

A lot covered in one book….

where have you been, jack douglas
what kind of things have you seen

jwunderbread:

wastetheday:

A lot covered in one book….

where have you been, jack douglas

what kind of things have you seen

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softerworld:

A Softer World: 1092

(because i ate blue of them.)

buy this print

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carlboygenius:

Hemp is a Sensible, Sustainable, Highly-Industrializable Plant

We should utilize it. Hemp could solve many problems.

END PROHIBITION. It is NOT just about smoking.

YEP.

And you forgot a big one: it is excellent at trapping carbon! Plants pull the carbon dioxide out of the air, turn the carbons into other compounds and release the oxygen, thus cooling the planet.

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tastefullyoffensive:

Scottish Batman [pandyland]

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standupcomedyblog:

John Mulaney | The Salt & Pepper Diner

THE BEST JOKE IN EXISTENCE

GOD I JUST TOLD SOMEONE ABOUT THIS STORY

This is one of the best pieces of comedy that I have ever had the pleasure of witnessing. I love this. I have been looking for this online for awhile.

i don’t know what is wrong with me, this didn’t elicit a titter. a titter!! i reacted to it as i might the newspaper comics, in that “i can tell this is funny” but i don’t laugh at all.

I tend to “cry” a little — tear up on the outside corners of my eyes — when I laugh my hardest. It’s my third or fourth time listening to this story, but I still cried.

Salt & Pepper Diner is one of the greatest.

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rashkah:

Its not like he got his HAND CUT OFF for saving his friend from getting raped. 

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anightvaleintern:

Rat Queens Issues 1 & 2 - Highlights

Written by Kurtis J Wiebe

Purchase Rat Queens on Comixology

I was kind of just wondering why Tumblr isn’t talking about this fabulously crude comic about awesome ladies.

SERIOUSLY, ALL OF YOU

GO FORTH AND BUY IT AND ENJOY THE AWESOME LADIES BEING AWESOME

INCLUDING FABULOUS QUEER AND POC LADIES ALSO

And much ridiculous-ness

I love their ‘FUCKING TENTACLES AGAIN, WHAT THE HELL’ reaction in that fifth panel so much :D

I just read through volume one and this is now one of my favorite comics! It’s fucking great and I highly recommend it.

Sorry, but they’re entirely right. This comic is way too much fun to read.

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rosalarian:

Feminism is having a wardrobe malfunction.

Does your brand of feminism remove barriers for women, or simply move them around? Does is expand options for women, or does it just shift them? You don’t liberate women by forcing them to choose option B instead of option A. What is comfortable for you might not be comfortable for someone else, and it’s entirely possible that what you see as oppressive, other women find comfortable or even downright liberating.

Before you think the girl in the middle is a strawman, let me tell you I used to be her, back in my misguided youth. I considered myself the standard to which other people should adhere. But that was stupid. It’s not up to me to tell people how to dress, and it’s much nicer to let everyone choose for themselves.

Some women would feel naked without a veil. Some women would find it restrictive. Some women would feel restricted by a bra. Some women would feel naked without one. Some women would feel restricted by a tight corset. Others love them. Some wear lots of clothes with a corset. Some only wear the corset and nothing else. What makes any article of clothing oppressive is someone forcing you to wear it. And it’s just as oppressive to force someone not to wear something that they want to wear.

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fozmeadows:

nothingman:

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IT’S 2AM AND I’M LAUGHING WAY TOO LOUD HELP

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Colonialism is when bees bust their asses to make honey but all the bottles look like bears!

Kim Crosby’s Facebook page(which quoted me yesterday!)

Holy shit, best quote fucking ever, holy shit.

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OMFG I don’t LOL often but Goddamn.

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Perfect analogy is perfect.

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