Just finished Black Sails XIII. And I am now fully in on this show (too late, I know, I know.) 

What a well-constructed reveal. And now I know why tumblr loves the show so much 🙂

Be warned, they may be a rash of Black Sails GIFs retumbled in the near future.

Update: Maybe not with the GIFs as there are many spoilers and i’m still in early S2


Where are your friends tonight? @lcdsoundsystem (at The Hollywood Palladium)


It’s truly an odd experience to look back at Homestar Runner from the lens of today’s app-dominant internet world in which social media is essential to building and retaining an audience. The site is still running on the all but obsolete Flash, a format that went from cutting edge to nostalgic in the site’s ten-year run. (Flash is largely not viewable on most smartphones and tablets, which comprises more than half of people’s digital media time today.) And as the internet operates at an increasingly breakneck speed, it’s hard to imagine that a site that updates only once a week would have the power to hold the fleeting attention spans of modern users. To operate today, the Chapmans would have to add social media platforms to their duties—Twitter accounts for each character, daily Facebook dispatches, Vine memes, etc.

“It would have to be on all that stuff—an amalgamation of Vine and Twitter and Instagram and YouTube. It’d have to live in all those places simultaneously,” says Mike. “You used to be able to come to the Homestar website and spend ten or 15 minutes there if you hadn’t been in a while, but now, I don’t think people would have the attention span to do it. Careers are born and fizzle out in a week on YouTube now.”






you can take one man’s trash to another man’s treasure but you can’t make it drink

Fun fact: the blending of idioms or cliches is called a malaphor.

My personal favorite is “We’ll burn that bridge when we get to it.”

I’m rather fond of “It’s not rocket surgery” and “not the sharpest egg in the attic,” but my all-time favourite is, “…until the cows freeze over.”

You’ve opened this can of worms, now lie in it,

If wishes were fishes, there’d be plenty more in the sea!

Malaphors ftw!


Some authors try to recreate Austen’s prose, which usually falls flat if you’re looking for Austen. But I don’t think you should look for Austen. The continuations make the case for adaptation and imitation as a different mode of writing,” says Kathleen James-Cavan, an Austen expert based at the University of Saskatchewan.

James-Cavan recently delivered a paper at a Sanditon conference hosted by Cambridge University. Her topic was Welcome to Sanditon – a vlog spin-off of the Emmy-winning web series The Lizzie Bennett Diaries, in which Georgiana Darcy replaces Charlotte and is tasked with beta-testing a new social media app on the residents of Sanditon. Though the vlog lasted just three short months in 2013, it got very meta. “I thought it was rather lovely the way art meets life there. What interested me is the satire of entrepreneurship, in the original and 200 years later,” says James-Cavan. What would Austen herself have made of it? “I think she would have had a hoot and then asked for royalties, rightly so.”



Tim Curry


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Putting together my talk for ICIDS next week, and I pulled out this oldie-but-goodie from the folks at Stitch Media.  



Ocean! Ocean! Oceaaaaaan