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Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Did You Know 4.0

Where the Wild Things Are Soundtrack

Where the Wild Things Are Soundtrack

The Where the Wild Things Are Soundtrack is here! Karen O of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs lends her voice to the entire soundtrack much like Devotchka did most of Little Miss Sunshine or Explosions in the Sky did Friday Night Lights. And it's great.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Sartorialist - Queen of Color

This dress is fantastic. If I worked for Vogue Italia this is how I would dress too.
Photo by The Sartorialist

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Soul Pancake

Rainn Wilson (Dwight Schrute) has helped make a website to help us answer life's big questions.
Questions like....
- Is the the world better with outlaws?
- Can you really know someone without knowing their secrets?
- What animal best reflects your virtues and vices? How so?

Explore more at Soul Pancake

Friday, September 25, 2009

Happy Friday!

I want this swimsuit something fierce. It's at Macy's but it's out of my price range. If it was in my price range then the onset of fall wouldn't stop me. It'll get warm again soon enough.
There's also more photos from this shoot at Design Sponge.
Cardboard Love is still carrying on being ridiculously cute.

Have some time to waste? Go look at Apartment Therapy for hours and try to stop yourself from trying to redecorate everything!

Invisible Children Roadie Application

I keep coming back to this. It would just be so much fun. If the stars align maybe I'll apply.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Sseko Designs

Sseko Designs makes really cute sandals. You should learn more about their cause and then buy some.
Liz Bohannon (who also went to Mizzou, woo!) went to Uganda for a number of months and came back with a mission. She started Sseko Designs in which young women from The Cornerstone Leadership Academy near Matuga, Uganda hand make all the sandals for Sseko and then they are sent abroad to their new owners.

"Sseko {say.co} Designs was created as a Not-Just-For-Profit business that will help these bright young women continue their education. The Ugandan school system is designed with a nine month gap between secondary school and university. These nine months are intended to allow time for students to earn money for tuition before continuing on to university. However, in an impoverished and male dominated society, many of these young women struggle to find fair work during this time."
"Sseko Designs hires recent secondary school graduates for this nine month period to live and work together, while earning money that will go directly towards their university education. These women will not make sandals forever. They will go on to be doctors, lawyers, politicians, writers and teachers that will bring change and unification to a country divided and ravished by a 22 year-long war."

The sandals also come in tons if different patterns and you can wrap those straps in multitude of different ways. Go to their website to learn more!!!

Sunday, September 20, 2009

How to tell if someone is lying to you

The first question is: Do you really want to know? Some people willingly blind themselves and accept a lie as fact solely because the truth might be too painful to handle.

The second question is: Why would this person lie to you? What is at stake here? Maybe he is afraid of being punished, or of the loss of the ability to obtain what he desires (for instance, your business), or, ironically, he is afraid he will lose your trust.

Know how he talks normally. The first step to reading a liar's body language is to know his normal, everyday conversational habits.

Notice how stress influences his patterns. It is notoriously difficult to tell the difference between a person who has been put on the spot, and an out-and-out liar.

Look for the signs. Here's list of the most common “tells” people have while attempting to lie.
Little to no body movement
. People will sometimes “freeze,” not quite facing the other person, and will move as little as possible during the lie. Alternatively, some people will fight this by being overly dramatic, moving the body much more than normal to try and “sell” the lie.
No eye contact. A lot of information is conveyed through eye contact, and most people have an extremely hard time lying to someone while looking directly into his eyes.
Stress gestures (rapid blinking, scratching, itching, swallowing, fidgeting, etc.).
Looking up to the right. Looking up and to the right stimulates the part of the brain associated with imagination (that is, making things up), whereas looking up and to the left stimulates the part of the brain associated with recalling memories (that is, telling the truth).
Touching the nose and covering the face/mouth. Habits from childhood, these gestures are a subconscious attempt to “cover up” the lie.
Rise in vocal pitch.
Wide-eyed, innocent look.
A noticeable pause in speaking. Most people lack the ability to come up with a plausible fiction in an instant, so they have to take a moment to think something up.

Lying by omission. Sometimes a lie will happen by not speaking – that is, the liar omits an important piece of information from an otherwise truthful statement.

Ask. A risky maneuver, as a person who is telling the truth may be horribly offended. Sometimes, however, a liar will come clean if given the chance to, as he realizes that continuing to lie when you know he's doing so would be far worse than just admitting the lie.

Trust your intuition. Notice I say “intuition” and not “desire.” Most people have a pretty decent “lie detector” built in, and if you trust it, it can usually point the way.
...If it feels like a lie, it probably is.
From here

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Miike Snow - Animal

Animal - Miike Snow

I recently learned some things about addiction and the recovery process. The lyrics from this song seem to fit pretty well with the thought processes someone who's addicted to anything (drugs, alcohol, a relationship, a certain image) might have.

Wet, Hot, American Summer

One of the best scenes from one of my favorite movies Wet, Hot, American Summer which I got to see a fun midnight showing of last night at the Tivoli.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Please, Please, Please Let Me Get What I Want

I've been listening to the 500 Days of Summer soundtrack a lot recently and this is a song that I always skip to. Tonight as I was driving and listening I realized that the lyrics could be a prayer.

Good times for a change
See, the luck Ive had
Can make a good man
Turn bad

So please please please
Let me, let me, let me
Let me get what I want
This time

Haven't had a dream in a long time
See, the life Ive had
Can make a good man bad

So for once in my life
Let me get what I want
Lord knows, it would be the first time
Lord knows, it would be the first time

Please Please Please Let Me Get What I Want - The Smiths

Monday, September 14, 2009

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Eating Animals - JSF has a new book!

I love Everything is Illuminated and Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close so naturally I am very excited when Jonathan Safran Foer is coming out with a new book!!!

"Jonathan Safran Foer spent much of his teenage and college years oscillating between omnivore and vegetarian. But on the brink of fatherhood-facing the prospect of having to make dietary choices on a child's behalf-his casual questioning took on an urgency His quest for answers ultimately required him to visit factory farms in the middle of the night, dissect the emotional ingredients of meals from his childhood, and probe some of his most primal instincts about right and wrong. Brilliantly synthesizing philosophy, literature, science, memoir and his own detective work, Eating Animals explores the many fictions we use to justify our eating habits-from folklore to pop culture to family traditions and national myth-and how such tales can lull us into a brutal forgetting. Marked by Foer's profound moral ferocity and unvarying generosity, as well as the vibrant style and creativity that made his previous books, Everything is Illuminated and Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, widely loved, Eating Animals is a celebration and a reckoning, a story about the stories we've told-and the stories we now need to tell. "
From Amazon.com
Also, The History of Love, by Nicole Krauss, who is married to Foer is phenomenal and one of my favorites books ever.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Office Life

Featuring Phillip "Pacman" Chbeeb and Hok from SYTYCD along with Moon, Office Life was entirely created in only three days. So it's not super clean but it's still pretty impressive. Mainly I just love Phillip.

"Three Office Employees raise hell in furious protest to their mundane, frustrating 9 to 5 job. they make quite a mess in the process" - From the youtube page

Friday, September 11, 2009

Aaron Ruell

If you feel some familiar awkwardness looking at these photos and you can't figure out why take a look at THIS.......

Aaron Ruell did the set photography for Napoleon Dynamite. Why? When it was discovered there was no money in the budget for set photography Ruell stepped up. Oh, and he played the infamous Kip.

Mmm Tasty

"The overall conclusion: The scent of mint makes people makeout-worthy. But while married people and single women wanted their men to taste “fresh, clean, and minty, like toothpaste,” says Hirsch, single men preferred women to taste like alcohol."

Whilst scanning a random article on Elle.com that I Stumbled Upon about romantic foods I saw this tidbit at the bottom. In an official study it was found that single men prefer women to taste like alcohol??? At first I thought it was a joke. Then I reread the sentence and I don't think it is....
What is our world coming to?
photo from flickr

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Up In The Air

For a few months all of us in St. Louis were hearing about George Clooney being here or there around town filming a new movie. Here is the teaser trailer for that movie, Up In The Air.

Fund love not war

Kids near Lushoto, Tanzania

"If all the money that is being spent on finding ways to kill people was used instead to feed them and house them, clothe them and educate them– how beautiful that would be. We are too often afraid of the sacrifices we might have to make. But where there is true love, there is joy and peace."

–Excerpt from a press release to the Cairo Conference: 1994.

Quote taken from Haley