vintagelibraries:

Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County, Main Library Entrance, Branch pages on the front steps of the building, year unknown.

vintagelibraries:

Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County, Main Library Entrance, Branch pages on the front steps of the building, year unknown.

(via cincylibrary)

tehawesome:

There are a few things I’ve learned from commenting on the Birds Eye Vegetables Facebook page:

  • People love answering dumb questions. Over 900 people responded to the above post, all of them saying something like “pepper.” It’s like some wealthy lunatic asked, “How could I get hundreds of people to all type ‘pepper’ onto the internet like an absurdist art project?” And here we are, I guess.
  • Birds Eye Vegetables only Likes right answers. See that second screenshot? Do you see the two utter losers with no Likes? That’s because Birds Eye only rewards winners. “Orange pepper”? Have a Like! “Red bell pepper”? LikeTown, Population: You! “Cantalope”? Are you kidding me? Go fuck yourself, idiot.
  • Birds Eye will benevolently chime in to give the right answer if someone isn’t sure. And then people will reply to that reply, because nobody can stop Facebook commenters from shouting “pepper” all over this thread. They see that comment box and they think, “Oh look, a text box! I have to type pepper into that thing!!!”
  • Nobody in the Birds Eye thread really talks to other people, so I feel free to leave multiple comments now. Birds Eye never responds, and other people pretty much just type “red pepper” and continue on with their very important schedules. So, when all comments are viewed chronologically, I look like someone having an argument with an unrelenting army of people who only type “pepper” into comment boxes. I’m basically Neo fighting wave after wave of machines outside the Matrix, only instead of doing kung fu I’m talking about pumpkins a lot.
  • And lastly, this isn’t a thing I learned, really, but I appreciated Nick openly disagreeing with Our Lord and Master Birds Eye Vegetables re: whether that pepper is a pumpkin. I only hope the Birds Eye Facebook page admin is half as amused as we are, but sometimes I imagine some 80s cartoon villain smashing his metal fist against his big desk and shouting, “Curses! They called it a pumpkin again!”

I love Henry.

By the way, when it says “Hover over card for details,” this is the kind of great bonus content that you unlock. 

By the way, when it says “Hover over card for details,” this is the kind of great bonus content that you unlock. 

My bank wants me to express myself on my credit card, so long as one of these six designs cuts to the core of who I am as a person.

My bank wants me to express myself on my credit card, so long as one of these six designs cuts to the core of who I am as a person.

ME: I do not miss advertising agency websites very much
ME: I remember how much time we spent trying to make ours an experience
ME: Now I’m just like what is your goddamn address
ME: How can I tell who your clients are, geezus christ
ME: No I don’t want an interactive fortune cookie
ME: Etc
FRIEND:I’m working on a website where you can add your favorite place to buy motor oil to your user account.
FRIEND: So. 

(via This Is What American-Themed Parties Look Like Around The World)
Phytoceramides will get you out of jail and put makeup on you!

Phytoceramides will get you out of jail and put makeup on you!

A colleague just asked me if I thought her necklace was too “over the top.” I had to point out that my earrings are Smokey the Bear pogs.

A colleague just asked me if I thought her necklace was too “over the top.” I had to point out that my earrings are Smokey the Bear pogs.

I took down my poetry Tumblr…

…because many publications consider a poem to be “published” if it’s available online, even if only on your personal poetry blog. 

Which makes sense to me in some ways, and does not in others. But I don’t make the rules.

P.S. Even after deleting the Tumblr, I actually might never be able to publish those poems, as they’ll always be at least partially searchable. That’ll teach me!

P.P.S. If you are one of the fives of people affected by the removal of my poetry blog, follow me here, which is where I at least post updates about pub acceptance, which has not happened in a while.