Bumbling Bookworm

Stumble-scooting.

Law student, Canadian, Tolkienite, Sherlockian, history buff and generally clueless.

More than mildly in love with Karl Urban and Jeremy Renner. I'm sure they're thrilled.

So pro at procrastination.

noveltastic:

"DEBBIE DID YOU FAX THOSE PAPERS TO MANAGEMENT?"

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“I crave your mouth, your voice, your hair,
Silent and starving, I prowl through the streets
Bread does not nourish me, dawn disrupts me, all day
I hunt for the liquid measure of your steps.”

—   Pablo Neruda, “Love Sonnet XI” (via lifeinpoetry)

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“So they always put a girl character in movies for someone to fall in love with?”

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my 7 year old son (astutely calling attention to the lack of female leads in action and adventure films).

While watching Johnny Depp and Penelope Cruz flirt in POTC On Stranger Tides my son asked me “Why is there always romance in every movie?” He had asked the same question last week when we watched Kirsten Dunst and Toby Maguire have their memorable moment in the rain in Spiderman. He’s 7 and not a fan of kissing scenes. I try to explain that many people, especially adults, enjoy romance so it’s a popular thing in movies.

He responds with “So they always put a girl character in for someone to fall in love with?” And I am floored, because I realize the message Hollywood has sent my child is that you only need to include one female character - and it’s not so she can be the hero. If a 7 year old boy can recognize that women in action films are nothing but a plot device it is time for the film industry to admit they have a problem.

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Jerome Patrick Hoban/Chuck Berry - Jack Rabbit Slims Twist Contest/You Never Can Tell

jack rabbit slims twist contest/you never can tell, off the pulp fiction soundtrack

c’est la vie say the old folks, it goes to show you never can tell

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"Steven gave me the most amazing note, actually. He said, give me your war face, and the camera’s gonna move across. And as you feel it come up in front of you, I want you to de-age yourself by 20 years. So you’re 29, and then when you see those machine guns, you’re nine years old. I want to see the child in you. And I just thought that was one of the most astonishing acting notes I’d ever been given." — Tom Hiddleston

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theravennest:

rizaoftheowls:

hugh-danced-the-dancy:

leonardodiretardo:

i hate it when adults assume i’m on the internet all the time by choice. if i had enough money to travel around and etc, do you think i would be withering away my youth behind a computer screen you useless paperclip.

I dont think i have ever heard the term useless paperclip used as an insult before.

clearly you never tried to write a word document in the 90s

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Excavations restart on ancient wonder

archaeologicalnews:

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Excavations are set to restart on İzmir’s Temple of Artemis, one of the most important monumental structures of the ancient age and widely considered one of the seven wonders of the world.

The head of the excavations in the ancient city of Ephesus, Professor Sabine…

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oupacademic:

The Oxford Companion to Food fact of the week

There are tensions between Australia and New Zealand as to which nation invented, and by extension named, the ‘pavlova’ which both countries name as their national dish. Unfortunately for Australia, much evidence seems to suggest that New Zealand did both.

Follow the #OxCompFood hashtag across social media for more delicious food facts from The Oxford Companion to Food.
Image: Pavlova, © fotografikas, via iStock Photo.

oupacademic:

The Oxford Companion to Food fact of the week

There are tensions between Australia and New Zealand as to which nation invented, and by extension named, the ‘pavlova’ which both countries name as their national dish. Unfortunately for Australia, much evidence seems to suggest that New Zealand did both.

Follow the #OxCompFood hashtag across social media for more delicious food facts from The Oxford Companion to Food.

Image: Pavlova, © fotografikas, via iStock Photo.

An Infinite List of Beautiful Collections -  Zuhair Murad Pre-Fall 2014 (part 2)

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ionlyfollowbadblogs:

turn ons: common sense

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