one eye blind, one eye open

i have a short attention span, this is what caught it.

buzzfeed:

imwithkanye:

Selfie. Meryl and Hillz. 

<3 them so much

buzzfeed:

imwithkanye:

Selfie. Meryl and Hillz. 

<3 them so much

Aside from being consistently ranked as one of the best countries to live in on Earth, file this as reason #4,123 to stop by the Netherlands: Bloemencorso, the annual parade of flowers in Zundert. That’s right, every float here is made from natural flowers, specifically dahlias. From twisting architectural structures the size of houses to bizarre animatronic birds and puppets, and even animals made from swooping gestures reminiscent of graffiti, Bloemencorso seems to have a little bit of everything. Despite the relatively small nature of Zundert (a small town north east of Belgium with a population of about 20,000) the variety of and ingenuity of these sculptures seems to know no bounds. I’ve embedded an hour-long video of the entire parade from 2012 above, it’s worth skipping around a bit to see everything, and you can see more videos on the event website and in this gallery.

Aside from being consistently ranked as one of the best countries to live in on Earth, file this as reason #4,123 to stop by the Netherlands: Bloemencorso, the annual parade of flowers in Zundert. That’s right, every float here is made from natural flowers, specifically dahlias. From twisting architectural structures the size of houses to bizarre animatronic birds and puppets, and even animals made from swooping gestures reminiscent of graffiti, Bloemencorso seems to have a little bit of everything. Despite the relatively small nature of Zundert (a small town north east of Belgium with a population of about 20,000) the variety of and ingenuity of these sculptures seems to know no bounds. I’ve embedded an hour-long video of the entire parade from 2012 above, it’s worth skipping around a bit to see everything, and you can see more videos on the event website and in this gallery.

laughingsquid:

An Army of High Fives Down Market Street in San Francisco
In collaboration with the Duomo and Opera d’Arte in Milan, international art collective Cracking Art Group created and placed 50 blue snail sculptures on the cathedral’s roof to call attention to much-needed repairs and restoration. The snails, a motif commonly used by the group, are made from recycled plastic and allude to the gradual deterioration of the architecture. What an incredibly fun and creative endeavor!

In collaboration with the Duomo and Opera d’Arte in Milan, international art collective Cracking Art Group created and placed 50 blue snail sculptures on the cathedral’s roof to call attention to much-needed repairs and restoration. The snails, a motif commonly used by the group, are made from recycled plastic and allude to the gradual deterioration of the architecture. What an incredibly fun and creative endeavor!

motherjones:

Checking in with Seth Rogen. (Re:)
Update: Maybe not really Seth Rogen?

motherjones:

Checking in with Seth Rogen. (Re:)

Update: Maybe not really Seth Rogen?

bedsider:

We’re not fans of the concept of “losing” virginity, but that doesn’t stop us from seriously ♥ing this refrigerator magnet. Remember, folks, all is never lost—enjoy that box!

bedsider:

We’re not fans of the concept of “losing” virginity, but that doesn’t stop us from seriously ♥ing this refrigerator magnet. Remember, folks, all is never lost—enjoy that box!

think-progress:

What women could afford if the gender gap didn’t exist.
Put another way, a woman over the course of her lifetime could afford two houses, 7 college degrees from a public university, 14 new cars, or $431,360 for retirement.

think-progress:

What women could afford if the gender gap didn’t exist.

Put another way, a woman over the course of her lifetime could afford two houses, 7 college degrees from a public university, 14 new cars, or $431,360 for retirement.

“we live in a world where fetuses are becoming more and more personified at the same time that women are increasingly objectified. how ironic is that?”
a sobering thought during an afternoon run.

"nothing is more powerful than an idea whose time is now"

Things To Worry About

In 1933, renowned author F. Scott Fitzgerald ended a letter to his 11-year-old daughter, Scottie, with a list of things to worry about, not worry about, and simply think about. It read as follows.

(Source: F. Scott Fitzgerald: A Life in Letters; Image: F. Scott Fitzgerald with his daughter, Scottie, in 1924.)

Things to worry about:

Worry about courage
Worry about cleanliness
Worry about efficiency
Worry about horsemanship

Things not to worry about:

Don’t worry about popular opinion
Don’t worry about dolls
Don’t worry about the past
Don’t worry about the future
Don’t worry about growing up
Don’t worry about anybody getting ahead of you
Don’t worry about triumph
Don’t worry about failure unless it comes through your own fault
Don’t worry about mosquitoes
Don’t worry about flies
Don’t worry about insects in general
Don’t worry about parents
Don’t worry about boys
Don’t worry about disappointments
Don’t worry about pleasures
Don’t worry about satisfactions

Things to think about:

What am I really aiming at?
How good am I really in comparison to my contemporaries in regard to:

(a) Scholarship
(b) Do I really understand about people and am I able to get along with them?
(c) Am I trying to make my body a useful instrument or am I neglecting it?

With dearest love,

Daddy
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