dontspillthewine

May 26

mrkwvr:

Songs that could be in a Wes Anderson film. Pretty self explanatory. Did I miss any good ones?

TRACKLIST

01 George Harrison - What is Life

02 Badly Drawn Boy - I Love Nye

03 New Order - Ceremony

04 Elvis Costello - Green Shirt

05 The Kinks - No Return

06 Animals - House of the Rising Sun

07 Simon & Garfunkel - Whew

08 Pulp - Common People

09 Bob Dylan - 4th Time Around

10 The Rolling Stones - Lady Jane

11 Iggy Pop - The Passenger

12 Van Morrison - Sweet Thing

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May 26

INTERVIEW : MELISSA OSBORNE, DIRECTOR OF CHANGE

acehotel:

We’re excited to announce the kick-off of AfterFest at Ace Palm Springs — we’re hosting DJs, late night screenings and really, really late night dining at King’s Highway all throughout the Palm Springs International ShortFest. We’ll also feature interviews with some of the festival’s directors over the next week or so. First up: Melissa Osborne, director of the short film Change, which screens Friday, June 24 at 5:30pm.

Change is a about a gay Black teenager on the eve of Obama’s election and the success of Prop 8, wherein California voters banned state-sanctioned gay marriage. Can you talk about the film’s inception and how much the final cut reflects your intentions?

The film came about because I wanted to make a short film that I hoped would do more than entertain -– that would get people thinking. I was astounded by the irony on November 4th when Obama was elected and Prop 8 passed and I knew I wanted to tell that story. So I started imagining what that day might have been like for a black, gay teen. What did we — older and “wiser” adults — teach teenagers on that day? I was also aware of my blind faith that Prop 8 wouldn’t pass. I naively assumed that because we lived in California — a “liberal” state -– there was no way the voting residents would let the prop pass. I was wrong. So, those points became the starting blocks for the script CHANGE.

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May 26
May 26
hipsterpuppies:

**IT’S HERE!**
Today is the official release day of Hipster Puppies, the book. The timeless meme has successfully turned itself into a novel for the ages, already the inaugural recipient of the Pulitzer Prize for Snarky Animal-Based Captions, Toilet-Tank Division. Be sure to order a copy for yourself and everyone you know… we’re turning the New York Review Of Books into our own personal wee-wee pad!
Today, before you treat your bookshelf to some Jennifer Egan or Malcolm Gladwell or whatever, ask yourself, “Does this book have pictures of dogs in sunglasses in it?” If not, the book probably sucks and is probably hard to read.
Here are some places to buy it immediately: Amazon • Indiebound • Barnes & Noble • Books-A-Million • Borders
Also, it’s probably in your local bookstore. If it’s not, you should do the right thing and move immediately.
Seriously, though, Hipster Puppies is 85% new material, and I saved all the cutest dogs and all my best jokes for the occasion. You can even meet a few of our new puppy pals (and their owners) in this week’s New York Post. 
Please reblog and link the fuck out of this because my landlord is no longer taking “Oh, I have popular internet meme” in exchange for rent money.
So yeah, if you treat yourself to one glossy picture book for adults in 2011… well, you’re probably going to buy that stupid swearing-at-my-kids thing.
~Christopher

hipsterpuppies:

**IT’S HERE!**

Today is the official release day of Hipster Puppies, the book. The timeless meme has successfully turned itself into a novel for the ages, already the inaugural recipient of the Pulitzer Prize for Snarky Animal-Based Captions, Toilet-Tank Division. Be sure to order a copy for yourself and everyone you know… we’re turning the New York Review Of Books into our own personal wee-wee pad!

Today, before you treat your bookshelf to some Jennifer Egan or Malcolm Gladwell or whatever, ask yourself, “Does this book have pictures of dogs in sunglasses in it?” If not, the book probably sucks and is probably hard to read.

Here are some places to buy it immediately: AmazonIndieboundBarnes & NobleBooks-A-MillionBorders

Also, it’s probably in your local bookstore. If it’s not, you should do the right thing and move immediately.

Seriously, though, Hipster Puppies is 85% new material, and I saved all the cutest dogs and all my best jokes for the occasion. You can even meet a few of our new puppy pals (and their owners) in this week’s New York Post.

Please reblog and link the fuck out of this because my landlord is no longer taking “Oh, I have popular internet meme” in exchange for rent money.

So yeah, if you treat yourself to one glossy picture book for adults in 2011… well, you’re probably going to buy that stupid swearing-at-my-kids thing.

~Christopher

May 26

American Drink: Ice Part 2: How to make the best f***ing ice ever →

Other than looking good, fancy cubes, ice spheres and even crushed ice keep the drink cold. Smaller cubes have more surface area and therefore add to the dilution of the drink. We don’t want that. We may be having a great conversation with old friends or trying to finish cooking dinner and set…

May 26
May 26
condenasttraveler:

Scotland’s Best Whisky Bars | Vintners Rooms, Edinburgh
Photo courtesy of Vintners Rooms

condenasttraveler:

Scotland’s Best Whisky Bars | Vintners Rooms, Edinburgh

Photo courtesy of Vintners Rooms