It’s okay kitten, I too have been that drunk
OH my GOD
why is no-one willing to sell him a special kitten straw for $19.95
persistence is key
Someone submitted “use portmanteaus sparingly.” Looks like somebody went to college.
Fun fact: my mother and I ordered a 18-inch cookie cake at the mall once and had them write “chillaxing” on it in chocolate frosting.
This is Teddy Bear. It started raining on my face when I saw him. He helps his mommy train people on how to clean doggy teeth and trim nails. He also works as a crisis therapy doggy. I love him.
Sign me up for some crisis therapy with this dog. TEDDY BEAR! YOU GOTTA BE KIDDING ME.
A Studio Ghibli food appreciation post.
For the lady animator we met at the animation studio, we appreciate your hard work.
Oh my god that fish casserole from Kiki’s delivery service, though. People talk about being attracted to fictional characters; I wanted that for dinner.
My (non-definitive) guide to Applying to Graduate School in Art History is finished! You can download it for free in PDF format here. If you find it useful, please pass it along to your friends & also let me know!
This is an absolutely BRILLIANT guide. Amy did an incredible job designing and writing it, and if you’re even slightly considering applying to grad school, this is a must read. A. Must. Read.
For most of America, Psy is a funny name, a funny face, and a funny personality. He doesn’t sing in English and most people just don’t get it leaving most of them to not take him seriously. It’s easy to strip the significance behind “Gangnam Style” down if you don’t know what it means and solely find entertainment in the Asian guy shaking his hips. But what most people don’t realize is that Psy doesn’t take himself seriously. He’s a satirist and political dissident. “Gangnam Style” was a commentary, not just a fun pop tune with a silly dance.
Gangnam is Seoul’s wealthiest and flashiest neighborhood. For South Koreans, Gangnam represents the ideal life of excess and consumerism. Psy’s character in the video is a wannabe Gangnamite. He dreams he’s living the flashy, excessive lifestyle while he’s really just like everyone else, swimming in a public pool and riding the subway. But never in the video does it seem that Psy’s character is unhappy. He’s content to play in a children’s playground and meet the girl of his dreams in the subway. “Gangnam Style” is much more that we have made it, but that’s not surprising considering Psy’s background and how little we know about it.
In America, it seems like “Gangnam Style” was Psy’s big break when in fact the song had been released on his sixth studio album and his music career hadn’t been about making flashy and catchy songs. He believes music is the key to overcoming the intolerance embedded in his country’s political systems. Throughout his career, his songs have been banned for inappropriate content and have been surrounded by controversy, not to mention the fact that he fought his mandatory military draft.
Psy is a voice for his people. He’s fighting the oppression and intolerance he sees in his culture through his music. And by ignoring his worth and his value, we’re reducing the culture of South Korea into a short man with funny pants doing a ridiculous dance.
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“Hey, I know you’re in the bath, but I need your attention. No, now.”
Ann Margaret on a chopper (1970)