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Jul
19th
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dolly parton interviews with good morning america on her upcoming variety show, 1987 (x)

I confess I love Dolly Parton.

(Source: dxllyparton, via donnerpartyofone)

Jul
14th
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Mid-90s Culture

I was a teenager in the mid-to-late-90s, and I’m thinking now about how there were three pieces of culture that came out then that came to define my thinking about what culture should be like: Quentin Tarantino’s Pulp Fiction (1994), David Foster Wallace’s Infinite Jest (1996) and Radiohead’s OK Computer (1997).

I think all of these works were part of a similar cultural zeitgeist that looked backwards as well as forwards, high as well as low, and embraced cleverness as high value proposition.

Jul
10th
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ericrosenfield said: You know what you should really do if you come to New York for the Doctor Who event or something is have a meet-up. Then anyone in the area who likes your work can get together with you and talk about Doctor Who and comics and so on. I think that'd be fun. What do you think?

philsandifer:

deathchrist2000:

philsandifer:

It’s not a bad idea. Perhaps a release party for Eruditorum Volume 5. Anyone have suggestions where to hold such a shindig?

Forbidden Planet, The Strand, Midtown Comics.

These seem perhaps bigger than is entirely sensible. I mean, they’re not stores that stock Eruditorum in the first place. I was thinking something more casual/restauranty. Wasn’t there a bar that did a big party for Day of the Doctor? That might be sane.

That’s The Way Station bar in Brooklyn, which has a TARDIS bathroom. Most logical choice for such an event. I know the owner if you want me to contact him.

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Jun
16th
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taiey:

Things we’re probably not supposed to notice: Martha Jones walks the earth for a year, and at the end of it she’s still wearing eyeliner.

Martha Jones is so badass she can save the world and do her eyeliner at the same time.

taiey:

Things we’re probably not supposed to notice: Martha Jones walks the earth for a year, and at the end of it she’s still wearing eyeliner.

Martha Jones is so badass she can save the world and do her eyeliner at the same time.

(via philsandifer)

Jun
11th
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philsandifer:

huffingtonpost:

President Obama came down hard on gun-control laws during today’s Tumblr Q&A. 

I have experienced few senses of ambivalence higher than Obama’s late-Presidency decision to be ineffectual in many of the ways progressives always wished he would be ineffectual instead of being an ineffectual bipartisan.

May
28th
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deathchrist2000 said: Why doesn't the book version of the Eruditorium have pictures?

philsandifer:

Because I think the fair use grounds would be dubious.

I don’t think so. Fair use is pretty clear for journalistic and scholarly purposes, both of which your books qualify for.

May
25th
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