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Haunted Mansion Fan Art & the costume that wins the Internet

by meanlouise October 29, 2013 culture

It never occurred to me that there would be a world of Haunted Mansion fan art out there! Jill Harness on neatorama: 13 Great Pieces of Haunted Mansion Fan Art. Mind you, I’m posting this while sitting beneath several framed Shag Haunted Mansion 40th anniversary postcards. Meanwhile, over at Reddit you can see a photo […]

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From Fukushima to the Simpsons to Walt Disney in 902 words or less

by meanlouise October 22, 2013 culture

Image: The Simpson (Fox) Yesterday, I let grappling with trolls distract me from blogging actual interesting things. This is no one’s fault but my own, but I’m going to whine about it anyway. Before I went to bed last night, I scribbled a note to myself to write more about the Fukushima disaster, particularly the […]

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Let’s play cowboys and indians!

by meanlouise September 11, 2013 anthropology

On Monday (9/9/13) DC-area artist Gregg Deal appeared on WJLA’s News Channel 8 “Afternoon Report.” Deal went on the show believing he’d been invited into the program to talk about his performance art piece, The Last American Indian on Earth. Disclaimer: I backed this project during the last Indiegogo campaign and plan to support the […]

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ScienceOnline Climate

by meanlouise August 15, 2013 culture

I’m at ScienceOnline Climate but have to take a quick moment to express my adoration for John Oliver. Again. Please don’t leave us, John. John Oliver on Elon Musk’s Hyperloop: It is way too early in the morning for me to figure out why this is not embedding properly but you can click through to […]

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The Last American Indian Left on Earth

by meanlouise April 16, 2013 art

I’ve ranted endlessly about my my crowd-sourcing fatigue. I can’t figure out how to turn the volume of pitches down to a manageable level so filtering them ends up being all-or-nothing. I just don’t have the time or energy to read them all. Still, every now and again a project commands my attention. Sometimes, I’m […]

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The Maya, they laugh at your apocalypse

by meanlouise December 20, 2012 anthropology

I was going to write an epic post about how the Maya never predicted an apocalypse for December 21, 2012, but, ironically, I was too busy writing my final paper for my graduate archaeological theory seminar to write an anthropology post. Had to take a little time out for reading and writing to celebrate Husband’s […]

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Grimmer than Grimm

by meanlouise October 14, 2012 books + libraries

Conference going (and organizing) and such haven’t slowed down my movie-watching much but they’ve slowed down my blogging. While I get caught up, and while my Grimm post is still hanging around on the front page, I thought I’d bring two related items to your attention. First up, Neely Tucker has an intriguing review of […]

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Epic Tea Time with Alan Rickman

by meanlouise August 18, 2012 art

If you have 7 minutes to kill and you love Alan Rickman, you’ll really love this: [embedded video: epic tea time with alan rickman]

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IKEA: We all die alone

by meanlouise July 15, 2012 culture

I was looking for clips from the 30 Rock episode where they went to IKEA but I found this: [embedded clip: Breaking up in IKEA] Later, I did find this: [embedded clip: 30 Rock IKEA] …but by then I’d lost interest. In IKEA jokes, at any rate. I think we all lost interest in 30 […]

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coffee coffee coffee

by meanlouise July 8, 2011 culture

Husband & I spent the day at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival. We spent lots of time admiring the coffee-growing display and we enjoyed a presentation by a pair of Colombian coffee farmers about all things coffee.

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