Bookoisseur

I read. I write. I spend all together too much time on the internet. I talk incessantly about books, TV and movies. I write for Hello Giggles, and tweet frequently as Bookoisseur.
~ Wednesday, April 23 ~
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unclefather:

This is how us white people hatch. Weird cocoons. 

unclefather:

This is how us white people hatch. Weird cocoons. 

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The Vatican library is digitizing its archives. So the next Dan Brown novel will just be Robert Langdon alone with an iPad.

STEPHEN COLBERT.

Heh.


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The best: With a median income of $31,703, a low crime rate and 14% population between the age of 25 to 34, New York is a welcoming haven for young people. But it seems like only a very specific class of citizen could afford to live there easily. Just look at the median rent, which is $1,157 per month or $13,884 a year, or around half the after-tax income of someone making the median salary. Greenpoint in particular is also highly educated, with 70% of the population having some college or an associate degree under their belt. It’s also young, with 32% in the 25 to 34 age range, and for Brooklyn, it’s pretty white (77.68% Caucasian — whoops). Plus the neighborhood has a shockingly high ($1,294 per month) median rent, 148% the national average and nearly 112% the NYC average. But it does have a median income of $62,470, around 18.39% above the comparable national rate … so, there’s that.

The Best Town for Young People to Live in Has Been Declared - PolicyMic

I’m sorry but this is bullshit. I make barely more than this “median” income and I just got a STEAL of an apartment for slightly less than this median rent and can I tell you that I am averaging $10k less a year than most of my friends in salary and $800 less per month MINIMUM in rent than most of them too?

THIS IS TOTALLY SKEWED AND INCORRECT.


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specialedition87:

Stuff. #toronto

specialedition87:

Stuff. #toronto


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imran-suleiman:

Photographer Mattias Klum from National Geographic gets close and personal with a lion.


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AIM added elements that appeared years ahead of other companies. It rolled out voice chat before Skype. It added file transfer. It launched chat bots people could interact with, as well as a stock ticker and a news ticker.

The Rise and Fall of AIM, the Breakthrough AOL Never Wanted

I miss AIM and all the melodramatic away messages I wrote in college…also chatting with my roommate who was sitting 3 feet away from me.

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I know for a fact that you have just moved that habit to Gchat, Rachael.

HUSH YOU.

(Source: peterwknox)


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englishmajorhumor:

The almighty queue has spoken!

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ajacquelineofalltrades:

Wow. It just occurred to me how neglected the Hulk was in Avengers as far as a reference to his love life.

Thor was reassured of Jane’s safety.
Tony had onscreen time with Pepper, along with her concern for his safety at the end of the movie.
Steve had a (deleted) scene where he looked at a file of Peggy.
Nat and Clint had their onscreen time together that at least suggested probably a makeout session or two since they first met.
(Hell even Coulson got a cellist, and he’s not an Avenger.)

I can almost imagine Bruce in the corner, silently wondering if anyone has made sure Betty is safe. And yet absolutely no reference is made to her or Bruce’s relationship with her.

Damn. Betty and Bruce got straight up shafted in Avengers.


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adventuresonpaper asked: let it be known that on this day i reach post limit for the first time in my tumblr career

twentysomethingvagabond:

missa-belle:

twentysomethingvagabond:

bookmad:

i’m so proud of you we should go get ice cream

WHAT HAPPENS, CURIOUS MINDS NEED TO KNOW

What is the post limit? 

250 in 24 hrs I think

It happens to us all at some point. Some more than others. Me more than most.


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curvynerdywordy:

Yay! Nakedness for everyone!

curvynerdywordy:

Yay! Nakedness for everyone!

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You wash up on a deserted island alone. Sitting on the sand is a box. What is in that box? Just say the first answer that comes into your mind.

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alinedraws:

Reading is always charming.

alinedraws:

Reading is always charming.


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paisleywitch:

Lancelot’s haircut was interrupted by a downpour so now he’s Lancelion, the Glorious.


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