30 9 / 2014

noraleah:

Bourdain: How to Travel(viakateoplis)
"The first thing I do is I dress for airports. I dress for security. I dress for the worst-case scenario. Comfortable shoes are important — I like Clarks desert boots because they go off and on very quickly, they’re super comfortable, you can beat the hell out of them, and they’re cheap.
In my carry-on, I’ll have a notebook, yellow legal pads, good headphones. Imodium is important. The necessity for Imodium will probably present itself, and you don’t want to be caught without it. I always carry a scrunchy lightweight down jacket; it can be a pillow if I need to sleep on a floor. And the iPad is essential. I load it up with books to be read, videos, films, games, apps, because I’m assuming there will be downtime. You can’t count on good films on an airplane. 
I check my luggage. I hate the people struggling to cram their luggage in an overhead bin, so I don’t want to be one of those people.
On the plane, I like to read fiction set in the location I’m going to. Fiction is in many ways more useful than a guidebook, because it gives you those little details, a sense of the way a place smells, an emotional sense of the place. So, I’ll bring Graham Greene’s The Quiet American if I’m going to Vietnam. It’s good to feel romantic about a destination before you arrive.” 
"I never, ever try to weasel upgrades. I’m one of those people who feel really embarrassed about wheedling. I never haggle over price. I sort of wander away out of shame when someone does that. I’m socially nonfunctional in those situations. 
I don’t get jet lag as long as I get my sleep. As tempting as it is to get really drunk on the plane, I avoid that. If you take a long flight and get off hungover and dehydrated, it’s a bad way to be. I’ll usually get on the plane, take a sleeping pill, and sleep through the whole flight. Then I’ll land and whatever’s necessary for me to sleep at bedtime in the new time zone, I’ll do that. 
There’s almost never a good reason to eat on a plane. You’ll never feel better after airplane food than before it. I don’t understand people who will accept every single meal on a long flight. I’m convinced it’s about breaking up the boredom. You’re much better off avoiding it. Much better to show up in a new place and be hungry and eat at even a little street stall than arrive gassy and bloated, full, flatulent, hungover. So I just avoid airplane food. It’s in no way helpful. 
For me, one of the great joys of traveling is good plumbing. A really good high-pressure shower, with an unlimited supply of hot water. It’s a major topic of discussion for me and my crew. Best-case scenario: a Japanese toilet. Those high-end Japanese toilets that sprinkle hot water in your ass. We take an almost unholy pleasure in that.”
"I’ve stopped buying souvenirs. The first few years I’d buy trinkets or T-shirts or handcrafts. I rarely do that anymore. My apartment is starting to look like Colonel Mustard’s club. So much of it comes out of the same factory in Taiwan.”
"The other great way to figure out where to eat in a new city is to provoke nerd fury online. Go to a number of foodie websites with discussion boards. Let’s say you’re going to Kuala Lumpur — just post on the Malaysia board that you recently returned and had the best rendang in the universe, and give the name of a place, and all these annoying foodies will bombard you with angry replies about how the place is bullshit, and give you a better place to go.”

This is good.

noraleah:

Bourdain: How to Travel(viakateoplis)

"The first thing I do is I dress for airports. I dress for security. I dress for the worst-case scenario. Comfortable shoes are important — I like Clarks desert boots because they go off and on very quickly, they’re super comfortable, you can beat the hell out of them, and they’re cheap.

In my carry-on, I’ll have a notebook, yellow legal pads, good headphones. Imodium is important. The necessity for Imodium will probably present itself, and you don’t want to be caught without it. I always carry a scrunchy lightweight down jacket; it can be a pillow if I need to sleep on a floor. And the iPad is essential. I load it up with books to be read, videos, films, games, apps, because I’m assuming there will be downtime. You can’t count on good films on an airplane. 

I check my luggage. I hate the people struggling to cram their luggage in an overhead bin, so I don’t want to be one of those people.

On the plane, I like to read fiction set in the location I’m going to. Fiction is in many ways more useful than a guidebook, because it gives you those little details, a sense of the way a place smells, an emotional sense of the place. So, I’ll bring Graham Greene’s The Quiet American if I’m going to Vietnam. It’s good to feel romantic about a destination before you arrive.” 

"I never, ever try to weasel upgrades. I’m one of those people who feel really embarrassed about wheedling. I never haggle over price. I sort of wander away out of shame when someone does that. I’m socially nonfunctional in those situations. 

I don’t get jet lag as long as I get my sleep. As tempting as it is to get really drunk on the plane, I avoid that. If you take a long flight and get off hungover and dehydrated, it’s a bad way to be. I’ll usually get on the plane, take a sleeping pill, and sleep through the whole flight. Then I’ll land and whatever’s necessary for me to sleep at bedtime in the new time zone, I’ll do that. 

There’s almost never a good reason to eat on a plane. You’ll never feel better after airplane food than before it. I don’t understand people who will accept every single meal on a long flight. I’m convinced it’s about breaking up the boredom. You’re much better off avoiding it. Much better to show up in a new place and be hungry and eat at even a little street stall than arrive gassy and bloated, full, flatulent, hungover. So I just avoid airplane food. It’s in no way helpful. 

For me, one of the great joys of traveling is good plumbing. A really good high-pressure shower, with an unlimited supply of hot water. It’s a major topic of discussion for me and my crew. Best-case scenario: a Japanese toilet. Those high-end Japanese toilets that sprinkle hot water in your ass. We take an almost unholy pleasure in that.”

"I’ve stopped buying souvenirs. The first few years I’d buy trinkets or T-shirts or handcrafts. I rarely do that anymore. My apartment is starting to look like Colonel Mustard’s club. So much of it comes out of the same factory in Taiwan.”

"The other great way to figure out where to eat in a new city is to provoke nerd fury online. Go to a number of foodie websites with discussion boards. Let’s say you’re going to Kuala Lumpur — just post on the Malaysia board that you recently returned and had the best rendang in the universe, and give the name of a place, and all these annoying foodies will bombard you with angry replies about how the place is bullshit, and give you a better place to go.”

This is good.

29 9 / 2014

flavorpill:

Horror Cinema’s Greatest Final Girls, Ranked 

I learned about the final girl theory in a Women’s Studies course on gender and the horror film that I audited at OSU. Fascinating stuff.
If you’re interested, the theory was first written about here.

flavorpill:

Horror Cinema’s Greatest Final Girls, Ranked

I learned about the final girl theory in a Women’s Studies course on gender and the horror film that I audited at OSU. Fascinating stuff.

If you’re interested, the theory was first written about here.

28 9 / 2014

huffposttaste:

Yes, that’s butter next to that cup of coffee. And it’s gonna get mixed in. Trust us. THIS IS GOOD.

No no no no no. Didn’t you hear the recent segment on NPR about Americans eating more butter? They interviewed a French guy and when they asked him about this American “trend” of putting butter in coffee, he said the French would never do that. What they do instead (and I’ve seen DD do it countless times) is butter their tartine or baguette and then dunk it (plonger) in their coffee.

huffposttaste:

Yes, that’s butter next to that cup of coffee. And it’s gonna get mixed in. Trust us. THIS IS GOOD.

No no no no no. Didn’t you hear the recent segment on NPR about Americans eating more butter? They interviewed a French guy and when they asked him about this American “trend” of putting butter in coffee, he said the French would never do that. What they do instead (and I’ve seen DD do it countless times) is butter their tartine or baguette and then dunk it (plonger) in their coffee.

(via huffingtonpost)

27 9 / 2014

huffingtonpost:

Kitten’s Mind Is Blown By The Existence Of Her Own Tail
A kitten has been caught on camera discovering her own tail. And it seems like she has no idea the moving “toy” is actually attached to her body, or that she has any control over it.

Mirabelle used to do this when she was a kitten. I still catch her chasing her tale every once in a while.
Happy Saturday!

huffingtonpost:

Kitten’s Mind Is Blown By The Existence Of Her Own Tail

A kitten has been caught on camera discovering her own tail. And it seems like she has no idea the moving “toy” is actually attached to her body, or that she has any control over it.

Mirabelle used to do this when she was a kitten. I still catch her chasing her tale every once in a while.

Happy Saturday!

26 9 / 2014

gueulesdeparisiens:

Un déjeuner d’affaires? Un rendez-vous galant? Ni l’un, ni l’autre.
"L’élégance n’a pas besoin d’occasion mademoiselle"
Leçon de classe.

"Elegance doesn’t need an occasion."
This one is for my male readers (if I have any.)

gueulesdeparisiens:

Un déjeuner d’affaires? Un rendez-vous galant? Ni l’un, ni l’autre.

"L’élégance n’a pas besoin d’occasion mademoiselle"

Leçon de classe.

"Elegance doesn’t need an occasion."

This one is for my male readers (if I have any.)

26 9 / 2014

styleattitude:

A funny lesson by Caroline de Maigret about french attitude.

Straws are not chic and other delightful bon mots from my favorite Parisienne.

(via carolinedemaigret)

25 9 / 2014

I heart Blondie.

(Source: juxtapoz.com, via flavorpill)

24 9 / 2014

flavorpill:

Absurd, Uncanny Photos of John Malkovich Recreating Iconic Snapshots

"Everyone’s favorite Siri spokesman John Malkovich has graciously lent his talents to photographer Sandro Miller, who’s given the world the gift of Malkovich, Malkovich, Malkovich: Homage to Photographic Masters. The idea’s pretty self-explanatory: Miller recreates indelible images, from Andy Warhol’s self-portrait to Diane Arbus’ image of identical twins, with Malkovich replacing the original subjects.”
A gift? More like a bad case of the “I can’t unsee its.”
The Einstein one is good though.

flavorpill:

Absurd, Uncanny Photos of John Malkovich Recreating Iconic Snapshots

"Everyone’s favorite Siri spokesman John Malkovich has graciously lent his talents to photographer Sandro Miller, who’s given the world the gift of Malkovich, Malkovich, Malkovich: Homage to Photographic Masters. The idea’s pretty self-explanatory: Miller recreates indelible images, from Andy Warhol’s self-portrait to Diane Arbus’ image of identical twins, with Malkovich replacing the original subjects.”

A gift? More like a bad case of the “I can’t unsee its.”

The Einstein one is good though.

23 9 / 2014

wallofdis:


ON THE RUN TOUR (Live In Paris) .mp3s
'03 Bonnie & Clyde
Upgrade U/Crazy in Love/Show Me What U Got
Diamonds From Sierra Leone/I Just Wanna Love U/Tom Ford
Run The World (Girls)
Bow Down
***Flawless (feat. Nicki Minaj)
Yoncé
Jigga/Dirt Off Your Shoulder
Naughty Girl/Big Pimpin’
Ring The Alarm/On To The Next One
Clique/Diva
Baby Boy
U Don’t Know
Haunted
No Church In The Wild
Drunk In Love
Public Service Announcement
Why Don’t You Love Me
Holy Grail
Fuckwithmeyouknowigotit
Beach Is Better
Partition
99 Problems
If I Were a Boy/Ex-Factor
Song Cry
Resentment
Love On Top
Izzo (HOVA)
NI**as In Paris
Single Ladies
Hard Knock Life
Pretty Hurts
Part II (On The Run)
Forever Young/Halo
DOWNLOAD .ZIP

sashya-k ! uneamericaine ! everyone else !

Oooooh merci beaucoup !

wallofdis:

ON THE RUN TOUR (Live In Paris) .mp3s

  1. '03 Bonnie & Clyde
  2. Upgrade U/Crazy in Love/Show Me What U Got
  3. Diamonds From Sierra Leone/I Just Wanna Love U/Tom Ford
  4. Run The World (Girls)
  5. Bow Down
  6. ***Flawless (feat. Nicki Minaj)
  7. Yoncé
  8. Jigga/Dirt Off Your Shoulder
  9. Naughty Girl/Big Pimpin’
  10. Ring The Alarm/On To The Next One
  11. Clique/Diva
  12. Baby Boy
  13. U Don’t Know
  14. Haunted
  15. No Church In The Wild
  16. Drunk In Love
  17. Public Service Announcement
  18. Why Don’t You Love Me
  19. Holy Grail
  20. Fuckwithmeyouknowigotit
  21. Beach Is Better
  22. Partition
  23. 99 Problems
  24. If I Were a Boy/Ex-Factor
  25. Song Cry
  26. Resentment
  27. Love On Top
  28. Izzo (HOVA)
  29. NI**as In Paris
  30. Single Ladies
  31. Hard Knock Life
  32. Pretty Hurts
  33. Part II (On The Run)
  34. Forever Young/Halo

DOWNLOAD .ZIP

sashya-k ! uneamericaine ! everyone else !

Oooooh merci beaucoup !

(Source: honeybeys)

22 9 / 2014

guardian:

Watch one man’s attempt to beat the tube between two stations of the London underground - on his own two feet

Impressive.

Happy Monday!

(Source: theguardian.com)