squarecutorpearshape:

If anyone is curious I’m still upset that no one has posted a recording of Bebe Neuwirth singing “When You’re Good to Mama”

let alone Bene Neuwirth’s rendition on “All I Care About”

autolesionistra:

Diciamo che per me uno dovrebbe poter venerare anche il mago zurlì senza grosse ripercussioni, ma quando approfondisco un minimo mi stanno sui maroni praticamente tutte le maggiori religioni tranne lo shintoismo, essenzialmente perchè non prevede proselitismo e se ne sta in giappone a farsi i kami suoi.

Quelle che riconoscono il libro della genesi come testo sacro tendono a irritarmi maggiormente. Crei tutto l’ambaradan, piazzi due poveri cristi in paradiso e gli dici di non mangiare l’albero della conoscenza del bene e del male. Fin lì riesco a relazionarmi. Io ad esempio faccio entrare la gatta rustica nel mio paradisiaco domicilio e le dico di non farsi le unghie sul divano del bene e del male. Per me ha un senso, per la gatta no, capisco il dramma di queste situazioni.
Poi però le cose si fanno particolarmente stupide: uno magna il frutto e qual’è la reazione-archetipo della conoscenza del bene e del male? Scappi perché ti vergogni di stare a cvlo nudo. A quel punto una divinità degna di questo nome direbbe “statevi shanti, non c’è niente di male a stare ignudi, mi sa che v’han passato il funghetto della conoscenza del bad e del good trip” (che fra parentesi sarebbe più plausibile anche solo per questioni di habitat del rettile pusher)
E invece no, fuori di qui, donna partorirai con dolore. Tiè. E l’uomo? Uomo scriverai “W LA F**A” sulle pareti del mondo a testimonianza dei miei raffinati dosaggi ormonali.

Dice, la storia di Adamo ed Eva è simbolica. Appunto, è di un simbolismo talmente brutto che pure la cocainomania latente di Pollon al confronto è un messaggio edificante.

repubblicait:

Il 18 settembre 1905 nasce la ‘divina’ Greta Garbo #AccaddeOggi

repubblicait:

Il 18 settembre 1905 nasce la ‘divina’ Greta Garbo #AccaddeOggi

japonisme-japonism:


Hiroshige Utagawa / 歌川広重

japonisme-japonism:

Hiroshige Utagawa / 歌川広重

feathers:

ladysaviours:

With six degrees of (sexual) separation, Oscar Wilde can be connected to George Bernard Shaw, Arthur Miller, and Greta Garbo. And that’s beautiful.

(Mercedes De Acosta had an affair with Greta Garbo as well. Marlene Dietrich might have had an affair with Garbo, but she was more discreet.)

Honestly I don’t believe in the Garbo-Dietrich affair… also considering Dietrich usual discretion about her adventures. But love is such a misterious thing (let alone sex), who knows.

feathers:

ladysaviours:

With six degrees of (sexual) separation, Oscar Wilde can be connected to George Bernard Shaw, Arthur Miller, and Greta Garbo. And that’s beautiful.

(Mercedes De Acosta had an affair with Greta Garbo as well. Marlene Dietrich might have had an affair with Garbo, but she was more discreet.)

Honestly I don’t believe in the Garbo-Dietrich affair… also considering Dietrich usual discretion about her adventures. But love is such a misterious thing (let alone sex), who knows.

me2ism:

operaqueen:

Rosalind Russell as Auntie Mame, with the author of the famous book of the same title, Patrick Dennis.

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

me2ism:

operaqueen:

Rosalind Russell as Auntie Mame, with the author of the famous book of the same title, Patrick Dennis.

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

asylum-art:

10 Breathtaking Satellite Photos That Will Change How You See Our World - dailyoverview

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Daily Overview is a new project that shares one satellite photo from Digital Globes a day in an attempt to change the way we see our planet Earth.
The project was inspired by the Overview Effect experience, which is a cognitive shift of perspective and worldview experienced by the astronauts when they get to see the planet Earth from space for the first time.

1..Bourtange, Vlagtwedde, Netherlands
2.Barcelona, Spain
3.Palm Island / Hibiscus Island, Miami Beach, Florida, USA
4..Residential Development, Killeen, Texas, USA
5.Plasticulture / Greenhouses, Almeria, Spain
6.New Bullards Bar Reservoir, Yuba County, California
7.Recession of the Dead Sea Neve Zohar, Israel
8.Desert Shores Community, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA9.309th 9.Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group Tucson,        Arizona, USA
10..Durrat Al Bahrain, Bahrain

feathers:

An Italian judge applied the law about how the wellbeing of a child is paramount in an adoption case, and allowed a girl who had been raised by a biological mother and her (lesbian) partner to be adopted by the latter.
So far, so good.
Enter: the homophobes. I guess you already know their arguments. Some of them are in left-wing parties, especially the ruling party (PD), and they hide their homophobia under the but I’m Catholic, I’m persecuted (in Italy!) act.
Including MP Simone Valiante (above), who told a gay citizen to leave the Country.
If you’r on Twitter, you speak Italian, and you have some spare time, join me in explaining him that he’s a fascist.

detto, fatto: fra venti giorni mi trasferisco in Francia. adios.

feathers:

An Italian judge applied the law about how the wellbeing of a child is paramount in an adoption case, and allowed a girl who had been raised by a biological mother and her (lesbian) partner to be adopted by the latter.

So far, so good.

Enter: the homophobes. I guess you already know their arguments. Some of them are in left-wing parties, especially the ruling party (PD), and they hide their homophobia under the but I’m Catholic, I’m persecuted (in Italy!) act.

Including MP Simone Valiante (above), who told a gay citizen to leave the Country.

If you’r on Twitter, you speak Italian, and you have some spare time, join me in explaining him that he’s a fascist.

detto, fatto: fra venti giorni mi trasferisco in Francia. adios.

(Source: elosilla)

livingpursuit:

One & Only Reethi Rah, Maldives | Source

livingpursuit:

One & Only Reethi Rah, Maldives | Source

indefenseofart:

Converted churches have been the rage recently. The latest but one of the most brilliant conversions is designer Piet Boon's transformation of a military hospital in Antwerp into a divine foodie destination, The Jane. If you are in Antwerp, do have a meal here, and don’t forget to make a food pun.

liquidnight:

Anita Ekberg in La Dolce Vita (1960, dir. Federico Fellini)
[via Le Clown Lyrique]
Barbara Cook - Glitter And Be Gay
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theatreaficionado:

On opening night of Candide, Leonard Bernstein visited Barbara Cook’s dressing room to offer her his best wishes. Just before departing he said “Oh, by the way, Callas is out front.”

"Thank you very much. I really needed to know that."

"Forget it. She’d kill for your high E flats."

"Glitter and Be Gay" so stopped the show, company member Tom Pyle used to time the ovation every night.

Anecdotes courtesy of the 2003 reissue liner notes. Also, fun singing fact: at Bernstein’s insistence, Cook sang the “H” before every “Ha” in the coloratura section.

I always appreciated the “H”s in Cook’s rendition. Now I know who I have to thank for this.

companioncube0:

I was at Walgreens buying my brother a birthday card. An elderly woman was also in the aisle. She said “can you believe they have wedding cards for two men and look even two women!”
[screams internally]
But she then said “I’ve seen so many changes in my 80 years, it’s wonderful how things are moving forward.”
[internal tears of joy]
She then mentioned that she didn’t know any gay people but that everyone should be treated like they would want to be treated. I smiled and said “you know one now” and pointed at myself. She smiled, patted my shoulder and said “now I do”.

companioncube0:

I was at Walgreens buying my brother a birthday card. An elderly woman was also in the aisle. She said “can you believe they have wedding cards for two men and look even two women!”

[screams internally]

But she then said “I’ve seen so many changes in my 80 years, it’s wonderful how things are moving forward.”

[internal tears of joy]

She then mentioned that she didn’t know any gay people but that everyone should be treated like they would want to be treated. I smiled and said “you know one now” and pointed at myself. She smiled, patted my shoulder and said “now I do”.