coffee and strange

In which ‘strange’ means ‘everything’ because everything is strange. This blog is mostly concerned with books, films, history, and general badassery, and is run by someone who may or may not be a raving lunatic.

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Monty Python’s The Meaning of Life (1983). Dir. Terry Jones.

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nerdyfacts:

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As much as I love Calvin & Hobbes and would love to see more material, this makes me really happy because it’s kind of a brilliant display of artistic integrity.
It’s not like Watterson is rich or anything. He could make a shitload of money from selling the rights but he refuses because he doesn’t think it would work for the story.
He also won’t make any kind of merchandise deals at all, and decided to stop writing the comic strip after ten years because he felt that the characters had run their course and going any further would be milking it. PAY ATTENTION PEOPLE. This is how you do it.

nerdyfacts:

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As much as I love Calvin & Hobbes and would love to see more material, this makes me really happy because it’s kind of a brilliant display of artistic integrity.

It’s not like Watterson is rich or anything. He could make a shitload of money from selling the rights but he refuses because he doesn’t think it would work for the story.

He also won’t make any kind of merchandise deals at all, and decided to stop writing the comic strip after ten years because he felt that the characters had run their course and going any further would be milking it. PAY ATTENTION PEOPLE. This is how you do it.

nevver:

The Chinese Obelisks, Edward Gorey’s Elephant House

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jammygummy:

"Space is big. Really big. You just won’t believe how vastly, hugely, mind-bogglingly big it is.”

-Douglas Adams

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Harry Potter Meme
→ (4/10) Scenes

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amandaonwriting:

Spelling Comic

“'I don't think—'
‘Then you shouldn’t talk,’ said the Hatter.”

—   Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (via theclassicreader)

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rosalarian:

Feminism is having a wardrobe malfunction.

Does your brand of feminism remove barriers for women, or simply move them around? Does is expand options for women, or does it just shift them? You don’t liberate women by forcing them to choose option B instead of option A. What is comfortable for you might not be comfortable for someone else, and it’s entirely possible that what you see as oppressive, other women find comfortable or even downright liberating.

Before you think the girl in the middle is a strawman, let me tell you I used to be her, back in my misguided youth. I considered myself the standard to which other people should adhere. But that was stupid. It’s not up to me to tell people how to dress, and it’s much nicer to let everyone choose for themselves.

Some women would feel naked without a veil. Some women would find it restrictive. Some women would feel restricted by a bra. Some women would feel naked without one. Some women would feel restricted by a tight corset. Others love them. Some wear lots of clothes with a corset. Some only wear the corset and nothing else. What makes any article of clothing oppressive is someone forcing you to wear it. And it’s just as oppressive to force someone not to wear something that they want to wear.