1. goteamvikings:

    (via Muppets on The Voice | The Mary Sue)

    The original post on The Mary Sue put it very well: “This is precisely what I needed this morning. Some Muppets being earnest and cute.”

    Also, whatever Cee Lo is wearing is entirely made of win. I just, I don’t even, but I love it.

    Ok, so I somehow slipped and didn’t post anything on Sunday so here are some bonus Muppets to make up for it (Cee Lo is promoted to honorary Muppet for this performance because: so good you guys).

     
  2. tracyfood:

(via Wondermark » Archive » Celebrating Beardsgiving with new shirts, aprons & cards!)
What, I ask you, is not to love about a Cooking Wizard Kit that includes “a Wizard Hat and the ‘Magic Wand of Gastrostir’ (which grants +5 Deliciousness)”?
Nothing, I tell you! There is nothing not to love about this!

In other news, it’s that time again or something: this month’s NaBloPoMo theme is Work, and since I am still funemployed, I figure I might as well blog like it’s my job, or at least publish a post once a day. And now I am off to add this tumblelog to the official blogroll for the month, whee!

    tracyfood:

    (via Wondermark » Archive » Celebrating Beardsgiving with new shirts, aprons & cards!)

    What, I ask you, is not to love about a Cooking Wizard Kit that includes “a Wizard Hat and the ‘Magic Wand of Gastrostir’ (which grants +5 Deliciousness)”?

    Nothing, I tell you! There is nothing not to love about this!

    In other news, it’s that time again or something: this month’s NaBloPoMo theme is Work, and since I am still funemployed, I figure I might as well blog like it’s my job, or at least publish a post once a day. And now I am off to add this tumblelog to the official blogroll for the month, whee!

     
  3. Belatedly posted on August 31, then backdated.

     
  4. As I have mentioned before, a book written last year by Jim Clifton, the chairman of Gallup, called “The Coming Jobs War,” pointed out that of the world’s five billion people over 15 years old, three billion said they worked or wanted to work, but there are only 1.2 billion full-time, formal jobs.
    — 

    Charles Blow, "Starving the Future"The New York Times, today (25 August 2012).

    All I can think when I read something like this is: Remind me again why we can’t fix this problem by dividing the “full-time” jobs into shorter shifts and making those shorter shifts pay well enough to live on (including benefits, durrrrrrrrrrr)? Because seriously, that seems like the no-brainer, let’s just do this solution. Everything else just seems like artificially imposed scarcity and for what reason? The only reasons I can think of are petty, cruel, and/or fanatically devoted to the current (petty, cruel, unjust, absurd) status quo. Sigh.

     
  5. image: Download

    (via Drag Queen Barbie Is Not a Drag Queen, Says Mattel)
Saddest update ever: Remember that drag queen Barbie I posted about a few days ago? Yeah, the makers are now denying that she’s any such thing. Weaksauce.
Posted 25 August 2012, backdated to 24 August 2012 because I’ve got gaps to fill in, by gum, but I won’t date any post before its original source item, either.

    (via Drag Queen Barbie Is Not a Drag Queen, Says Mattel)

    Saddest update ever: Remember that drag queen Barbie I posted about a few days ago? Yeah, the makers are now denying that she’s any such thing. Weaksauce.

    Posted 25 August 2012, backdated to 24 August 2012 because I’ve got gaps to fill in, by gum, but I won’t date any post before its original source item, either.

     
  6. (via Things We Saw Today: Joss Whedon’s Master Plan | The Mary Sue)
Oh. Hell. Yes.  This idea is intriguing to me and I would totally subscribe to its newsletter. (Actually posted 24 August 2012 but I’m filling in the gaps, dangit, but I also didn’t want to backdate this any earlier than the original source item actually appeared.)

    (via Things We Saw Today: Joss Whedon’s Master Plan | The Mary Sue)

    Oh. Hell. Yes.  This idea is intriguing to me and I would totally subscribe to its newsletter. (Actually posted 24 August 2012 but I’m filling in the gaps, dangit, but I also didn’t want to backdate this any earlier than the original source item actually appeared.)

     
  7. (via Astronaut Don Pettit’s Yo-Yos in Space | The Mary Sue)

    Okay, this is freaking adorable and entirely worth back-dating to fill in the gaps in my NaBloPoMo attempts for August, dangit. I especially like the typos in the post because the writer was so excited, and the astronaut’s little digression about how you shouldn’t date people who don’t like talking about physics. So cute! And the yo-yo tricks are pretty shiny, too.

     
  8. 23:59 21st Aug 2012

    Notes: 2

    Reblogged from tracyfood

    tracyfood:

    I knew #3 and #5 on this list, but #2 and #4 blew my fool mind. So exciting! (Now, granted, there’s pretty much no way I can do the latter, since my freezer is always Way Too Full, but still — it’s a neat idea.)

    Posted 26 August 2012, backdated to 21 August 2012 because again, filling in the gaps, but not by time-traveling past the date the original source material appeared on the internets (I do have some standards).

     
  9. 12:32 20th Aug 2012

    Notes: 1

    Reblogged from tracyfood

    image: Download

    tracyfood:

Dark and Stormy with tamarind molasses. {Simple} and delicious. #photoadayaug #thankspeter #betterlatethannever (Taken with Instagram)

And also from the TracyFood Tumblr on 18 August, and while I’m playing better late than never and filling in some gaps that arose while we were visiting Peter’s mom upstate, here’s another Photo A Day picture: spoons from a childhood silverware set.

Please note super-cute little garden gnomes on the handles, yes.
Posted 26 August 2012, when I realized, “Hey, I totally did have blog material for August 20th, I just forgot to Tumbl it to TraBloPoMo, durrrrr.”

    tracyfood:

    Dark and Stormy with tamarind molasses. {Simple} and delicious. #photoadayaug #thankspeter #betterlatethannever (Taken with Instagram)

    And also from the TracyFood Tumblr on 18 August, and while I’m playing better late than never and filling in some gaps that arose while we were visiting Peter’s mom upstate, here’s another Photo A Day picture: spoons from a childhood silverware set.

    {Spoon}s from a childhood silverware set. #photoadayaug #morecatchingup

    Please note super-cute little garden gnomes on the handles, yes.

    Posted 26 August 2012, when I realized, “Hey, I totally did have blog material for August 20th, I just forgot to Tumbl it to TraBloPoMo, durrrrr.”

     
  10. (via Dalmatian Adopts Tiny Orphaned Spotted Lamb | The Mary Sue)

    Today in absurdly cute things I’m posting on Tuesday 21 August to fill in for the post I missed on 19 August, OMG YOU GUYS A DOG ADOPTED THE WORLD’S CUTEST BABY LAMB YAY INTERNET!