life's rich pageant

  1. Jul 22

    artchipel:

    Artist on Tumblr

    October Jones | on Tumblr (UK) - Motivational notes

    UK-born writer and illustrator October Jones (real name Joe Butcher), the creative genius behind Text From Dog and these funny train commute doodles, is at it again with these hilarious motivational post-it notes that he leaves on the train and in other random places.

    The upbeat doodles, which star Jones’ adorable character Peppy the Inspirational Cat, convey positive and funny messages meant to motivate daily commuters. Whether you’re feeling the Monday blues or in need of some encouragement, Jones’ delightful post-it notes are sure to brighten your day and remind you just how awesome you are.

    © All images courtesy of the artist

    [more October Jones | artist found at mymodernmet]

    (via fridayfelts)

  2. Jul 22

    (Source: nights-dream, via stitchedmoon)

  3. Jul 22

    bonnycrane:

#dragnet #book #friday #sallyann

    bonnycrane:

    #dragnet #book #friday #sallyann

  4. Jul 22

    (Source: doubledamnit)

  5. Jul 22

    dandelionadrift:

    Wow, I didn’t know that Spike Jones did a Dragnet parody. I know Stan Freberg’s various parodies already, though.

  6. Jul 22

  7. Jul 22

    bienfilatre:

Gif by flexibilitas-cerea, yoinked out of this post bc I am a bad person with no sophistication or morals.

    bienfilatre:

    Gif by flexibilitas-cerea, yoinked out of this post bc I am a bad person with no sophistication or morals.

  8. Jul 22

    mothermercury-ivebeen-sherlocked:

    They took Black Books off of Netflix??!? What am I supposed to watch when I’m sad now? 

    it’s on hulu!

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    (Source: cute-overload, via softlightlove)

  12. Jul 22

    the-garden-of-delights:

"Summer is Incumen In" (also known as "Summer Has Come In") (1902) (detail) by Herbert Arnould Olivier (1861-1952).

    the-garden-of-delights:

    "Summer is Incumen In" (also known as "Summer Has Come In") (1902) (detail) by Herbert Arnould Olivier (1861-1952).

    (via izzabunny)

  13. Jul 22

    theparisreview:

John Steinbeck’s house on the upper East Side of New York was sparsely decorated—Josef Breitenbach remembers only a painting of the writer’s wife and child—when the photographer visited him there in the early forties. He remembers being welcomed cordially, but with an apology from Steinbeck that he must finish doing his laundry before the session might begin. Breitenbach, newly arrived in the U.S., had never before seen a washing machine, so Steinbeck invited him to the laundry room to see how such a thing worked. Steinbeck was followed everywhere by a pet that Breitenbach found appropriate to the writer’s simple and friendly presence: a large, scruffy sheepdog.
From the portfolio “Ten Portraits.”

    theparisreview:

    John Steinbeck’s house on the upper East Side of New York was sparsely decorated—Josef Breitenbach remembers only a painting of the writer’s wife and child—when the photographer visited him there in the early forties. He remembers being welcomed cordially, but with an apology from Steinbeck that he must finish doing his laundry before the session might begin. Breitenbach, newly arrived in the U.S., had never before seen a washing machine, so Steinbeck invited him to the laundry room to see how such a thing worked. Steinbeck was followed everywhere by a pet that Breitenbach found appropriate to the writer’s simple and friendly presence: a large, scruffy sheepdog.

    From the portfolio “Ten Portraits.”

    (via trailerparkofmydreams)

  14. Jul 22

    When you are an affluent-seeming white man and you ask for things that don’t belong to you, sometimes you’re not really asking. It’s sort like Bill Clinton asking Monica Lewinsky to have sex with him. There’s a context behind the asking.

    When you ask a serviceperson for something that doesn’t belong to you, there is often a subtext of, “If I complain to your manager, you know your manager is going to listen to me. Just look at me, and look at you.”

    And sometimes, of course, this is not the case at all, and you’re just being a garden-variety annoying customer. Or a bully.

    If you seem to be “getting everything you want,” you should probably examine whether you’re getting it at someone’s expense, or whether you’re just constantly, in small ways, making the world worse.

  15. Jul 22

    Okay now, say it with me everyone;

    squidsqueen:

    Health is not a moral imperative.

    The state of a person’s health does not define their worth or their success.

    Being unhealthy is not an invitation for judgment or ridicule.

    Framing health as an achievement is not only misguided, it is actively harmful.

    Basing your respect for a person on the state of their health is violence.

    (via fridayfelts)