Van Stephenson - Modern day Delila (by melodicrockstar)

This song is hitting all the right notes with me today.  Yay resurgent ’80s superfandom!

@2 years ago with 1 note
#van stephenson #modern day delilah #i love the '80s #'80s music #music video 

whitewhine:

New iPads equal new Whines

This madness is a major reason why I don’t buy into the Apple culture and why the only Apple product I will ever own is an iPod.  The Apple people seem extraordinarily gleeful about pressuring its main audience into buying new tech every year, even if the “old” tech is still perfectly good and works great.  I am not into that madness.  I work in computing as my living and my home PC is from 2007.  It’s an IBM compatible machine that still works beautifully, and I’m still very, very satisfied with Windows Vista.  Next year I’ll probably buy a new PC (this time both buying the tower and a slightly used monitor since the one I use now is from 2000), but as for now I’m perfectly happy with the setup I’ve got at home.  And the only component I’m willing to buy each year is my keyboard.  (I have an optical mouse that’ll still be good to go three years from now.)

@2 years ago with 66 notes
#apple sucks #ipad sucks #apple is overrated #the ipad is overrated #i'm a pc #white whine 
This is for you, SGE.

This is for you, SGE.

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@2 years ago with 35680 notes
slaughterhouse90210:

“An intelligent hell would be better than a stupid paradise.”  — Victor Hugo, Ninety-Three

I LOVE THIS SO MUCH I WOULD MARRY IT.

slaughterhouse90210:

“An intelligent hell would be better than a stupid paradise.” 
— Victor Hugo, Ninety-Three

I LOVE THIS SO MUCH I WOULD MARRY IT.

@2 years ago with 301 notes
slaughterhouse90210:

“Family love is messy, clinging, and of an annoying and repetitive pattern, like bad wallpaper.”  ― Friedrich Nietzsche

Somehow the matching of quote to TV show fills me with happiness here, even though it was my parents who watched “Full House”.  Though it was at least aimed toward my generation and I was in the same generation as Stephanie Tanner.  (Stephanie was the middle child, right?  I don’t want to have named the small one instead.  I know DJ was older than I was when this was on the air.)  (I should feel ashamed to know this, I know.)

slaughterhouse90210:

“Family love is messy, clinging, and of an annoying and repetitive pattern, like bad wallpaper.”
― Friedrich Nietzsche

Somehow the matching of quote to TV show fills me with happiness here, even though it was my parents who watched “Full House”.  Though it was at least aimed toward my generation and I was in the same generation as Stephanie Tanner.  (Stephanie was the middle child, right?  I don’t want to have named the small one instead.  I know DJ was older than I was when this was on the air.)  (I should feel ashamed to know this, I know.)

@2 years ago with 1092 notes
slaughterhouse90210:

“They ought to have sealed the thing in a time capsule marked ‘Late 20th Century Mediocrity’ and buried it somewhere.”—Haruki Murakami, Dance, Dance, Dance

OMG DOUBLE ZING!!!  And I actually used to like to watch this show.  In my defense, I was about seven or eight years old at the time.

slaughterhouse90210:

“They ought to have sealed the thing in a time capsule marked ‘Late 20th Century Mediocrity’ and buried it somewhere.”
—Haruki Murakami, Dance, Dance, Dance

OMG DOUBLE ZING!!!  And I actually used to like to watch this show.  In my defense, I was about seven or eight years old at the time.

@2 years ago with 267 notes
senor-bizarro:

whitewhine:

A perfectly reasonable comparison. 

 …As a Comcast employee, I have to say that if you get a $260 bill, there’s an 80% chance that you yourself are to blame. Yeah, I get billing errors, but most of the time it’s the people who HAVE to have all of the premium movie channels, 10 HDDVR’s, watch one pay-per-view movie each day…and then don’t pay the bill. Comparing that to rape is…really fucking disturbing and an insult to rape victims.
But hey, who am I to talk. I don’t even have a TV. (Seriously, I don’t.)

^^ A Comcast employee does his (or her?) company proud.  FYI, I don’t live in or near an area serviced by Comcast so it’s not like I could commend this monetarily.  Sorry you guys, it’s still the Dish for me.  :/

senor-bizarro:

whitewhine:

A perfectly reasonable comparison. 

 …As a Comcast employee, I have to say that if you get a $260 bill, there’s an 80% chance that you yourself are to blame. Yeah, I get billing errors, but most of the time it’s the people who HAVE to have all of the premium movie channels, 10 HDDVR’s, watch one pay-per-view movie each day…and then don’t pay the bill. Comparing that to rape is…really fucking disturbing and an insult to rape victims.

But hey, who am I to talk. I don’t even have a TV. (Seriously, I don’t.)

^^ A Comcast employee does his (or her?) company proud.  FYI, I don’t live in or near an area serviced by Comcast so it’s not like I could commend this monetarily.  Sorry you guys, it’s still the Dish for me.  :/

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@2 years ago with 203 notes

Had to change things up in the visuals department wrt my blog here because the old theme stopped displaying properly in my browser (Firefox) and it was irritating the hell out of me.

Ohai new theme.  :)  BTW, I took that flower photo off to the side.  Yay!

@2 years ago
#random maintenance stuff #random tumblr stuff #new theme 
kasai-san:

My favorite episode from “As Time Goes By” is Animal Magnetisms because
THAT. DOG.
IT’S SO CUTE I COULD DIE
;AAAAAAAAA;
THE WAY IT KEPT FOLLOWING LIONEL AND THE WOMEN ALL DOTING OVER IT AWWWW
I JUST WANTED TO HUG IT THE WHOLE TIME, I WISH THE FAMILY KEPT THE DOG WAAAH.

I SO AGREE WITH YOU.  THEY SHOULD’VE KEPT THAT CUTIE, OR AT LEAST HAVE THE OWNER BRING HIM AROUND FOR A VISIT EVERY OTHER EPISODE.
BTW, that episode was the perfect storm of cute doggie + Jean and Lionel awesomeness + general “As Time Goes By” perfection.  Awww, and look at Sandy and Judy cooing over puppy!  It’s a televisual blankie!

kasai-san:

My favorite episode from “As Time Goes By” is Animal Magnetisms because

THAT. DOG.

IT’S SO CUTE I COULD DIE

;AAAAAAAAA;

THE WAY IT KEPT FOLLOWING LIONEL AND THE WOMEN ALL DOTING OVER IT AWWWW

I JUST WANTED TO HUG IT THE WHOLE TIME, I WISH THE FAMILY KEPT THE DOG WAAAH.

I SO AGREE WITH YOU.  THEY SHOULD’VE KEPT THAT CUTIE, OR AT LEAST HAVE THE OWNER BRING HIM AROUND FOR A VISIT EVERY OTHER EPISODE.

BTW, that episode was the perfect storm of cute doggie + Jean and Lionel awesomeness + general “As Time Goes By” perfection.  Awww, and look at Sandy and Judy cooing over puppy!  It’s a televisual blankie!

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@2 years ago with 4 notes
#cutest dog ever #as time goes by #i love as time goes by #judi dench superfandom #dog love #dogs are the best 
slaughterhouse90210:

“I have said that Texas is a state of mind, but I think it is more than that. It is a mystique closely approximating a religion. And this is true to the extent that people either passionately love Texas or passionately hate it and, as in other religions, few people dare to inspect it for fear of losing their bearings in mystery or paradox.”
— John Steinbeck, Travels with Charley

Ooh, gotta remember to put “Texan” down under my religion when filling out my next census.

slaughterhouse90210:

“I have said that Texas is a state of mind, but I think it is more than that. It is a mystique closely approximating a religion. And this is true to the extent that people either passionately love Texas or passionately hate it and, as in other religions, few people dare to inspect it for fear of losing their bearings in mystery or paradox.”

— John Steinbeck, Travels with Charley

Ooh, gotta remember to put “Texan” down under my religion when filling out my next census.

@2 years ago with 306 notes
#fyeahtexas #texan native #don't mess with texas #texas ftw #john steinbeck #slaughterhouse 90210 
amywhipple:

slaughterhouse90210:

“Nik was always pretty good-looking, but he hadn’t found his look quite yet—he was still in the developmental stages. He was on the verge of good-looking.”
— Dana Spiotta, Stone Arabia

Excellent use of The Facts of Life.

Amen.  Also, I love how “The Facts of Life” was one of MY shows back when I was a little kid, I really enjoyed his character in the later seasons of the show (back when the girls owned the bakery/novelty shop), and I continually get a major thrill knowing he became who he is today.  It’s similar to when I was a little kid watching “The Voyage of the Mimi” and wanting badly for C.J. Granville to be my best friend, then realizing now who he is today.The ’80s = the best time to be anywhere from about 6 - 9.

amywhipple:

slaughterhouse90210:

“Nik was always pretty good-looking, but he hadn’t found his look quite yet—he was still in the developmental stages. He was on the verge of good-looking.”

— Dana Spiotta, Stone Arabia

Excellent use of The Facts of Life.

Amen.  Also, I love how “The Facts of Life” was one of MY shows back when I was a little kid, I really enjoyed his character in the later seasons of the show (back when the girls owned the bakery/novelty shop), and I continually get a major thrill knowing he became who he is today.  It’s similar to when I was a little kid watching “The Voyage of the Mimi” and wanting badly for C.J. Granville to be my best friend, then realizing now who he is today.

The ’80s = the best time to be anywhere from about 6 - 9.

@2 years ago with 148 notes
slaughterhouse90210:

“No matter what, nobody can take away the dances you’ve already had.” — Gabriel García Márquez, Memories of My Melancholy Whores

How I wish Chaz Bono could see this, print it out, and frame it up on a wall.

slaughterhouse90210:

“No matter what, nobody can take away the dances you’ve already had.”
— Gabriel García Márquez, Memories of My Melancholy Whores

How I wish Chaz Bono could see this, print it out, and frame it up on a wall.

@2 years ago with 205 notes
#chaz bono #gabriel garcia marquez #slaughterhouse 90210 #awesome moments in self-esteem raising 
slaughterhouse90210:

“But I believed in starting over. There was finally, I knew, only rupture and hurt and falling short between all persons, but, Shirley, the best revenge was to turn your life into a small gathering of miracles.”—Lorrie Moore, Anagrams

Another reblog because this is perfection.  And Lorrie Moore + Adele = no better a random combination has existed ever before in this world.

slaughterhouse90210:

“But I believed in starting over. There was finally, I knew, only rupture and hurt and falling short between all persons, but, Shirley, the best revenge was to turn your life into a small gathering of miracles.”
—Lorrie Moore, Anagrams

Another reblog because this is perfection.  And Lorrie Moore + Adele = no better a random combination has existed ever before in this world.

@2 years ago with 317 notes
#lorrie moore #lorrie moore love #adele #adele love 
slaughterhouse90210:

“Let us leave pretty women to men with no imagination.”— Marcel Proust, In Search of Lost Time, Vol. 5

Zing!(FYI, I’m basing this “zing” on what I’ve heard in passing.  I am grateful to have never wasted one millisecond on actually watching that trash.)

slaughterhouse90210:

“Let us leave pretty women to men with no imagination.”
— Marcel Proust, In Search of Lost Time, Vol. 5

Zing!

(FYI, I’m basing this “zing” on what I’ve heard in passing.  I am grateful to have never wasted one millisecond on actually watching that trash.)

@2 years ago with 464 notes

"Our faults irritate us most when we see them in others."

Pennsylvania Dutch Proverb

[from Reader’s Digest “Quotable Quotes: Wit & Wisdom for Every Occasion”]

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… ouch?!?!  (i.e. I hate to admit this but this is more true than any of us would probably like to consider.)

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