Nebulous Blurs

A compilation of interestingness
If irony is the ethos of our age — and it is — then the hipster is our archetype of ironic living.
The hipster haunts every city street and university town. Manifesting a nostalgia for times he never lived himself, this contemporary urban harlequin appropriates outmoded fashions (the mustache, the tiny shorts), mechanisms (fixed-gear bicycles, portable record players) and hobbies (home brewing, playing trombone). He harvests awkwardness and self-consciousness…..

If irony is the ethos of our age — and it is — then the hipster is our archetype of ironic living.

The hipster haunts every city street and university town. Manifesting a nostalgia for times he never lived himself, this contemporary urban harlequin appropriates outmoded fashions (the mustache, the tiny shorts), mechanisms (fixed-gear bicycles, portable record players) and hobbies (home brewing, playing trombone). He harvests awkwardness and self-consciousness…..

The best party invite I ever received:

St Antony’s Soviet Santa Bop - Saturday 3rd December

Time for the final Bop of the Term…and it’s cold outside…so why not bring back the COLD WAR!!! That’s right, it’s SOVIET SANTA BOP! Ladies, slip on that sexy red Iron Curtain and gentleman bring some bricks because that wall is goin’ up again so we can party on top: XXX-Mass style! It’s the entire CCCP bumpin’ and grindin’ under a big red suburban Christmas lights…and inevitably one dude in a “Dick in a Box” costume.

Santa meets Lenin – Rudolf meets the KV-1 Tank – Frosty the Snowman meets (and is killed by) Stalin – The North Pole meets Siberia – the Christmas tree meets the ICBM – Christmas present meets Sputnik – the mistletoe meets Cuban Missile Crisis – vodka meets even more vodka!

The Data (provided to us by code breakers, satellite imagery, and double-agents)
When: 9pm-1am, December 3rd
Where: The St Antony’s Late Bar (now officially the Soviet Republik of Miloshistan)
Cost: £2 for Antonians, £3 for non-College members
Why: Because if you look really hard, Karl Marx and Santa Claus are totally the same person.

Christmas and the Soviet Union: we’re bringing on the Red Dawn with a military parade and a “Ho Ho Ho!” This ain’t no perestroika party…it’s f*ckin’ SOVIET SANTA

November 23, 2011

THE SEVEN FUNDAMENTALS OF GREAT MUPPET CINEMA

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As a lifelong Muppet obsessive, I awaited the new Muppet movie (which opens today) with a combination of giddiness and dread. Having grown up on the Jim Henson classics (“The Muppet Movie,” “The Great Muppet Caper,” and “The Muppets Take Manhattan”), and then held my nose through the post-Henson missteps (“Kermit’s Swamp Years,” anyone?), I knew that there was perilous room for error.



Read more http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/culture/2011/11/the-seven-fundamentals-of-great-muppet-cinema.html#ixzz1f0mf9dhn

Moscow in the Snow

אלי, אלי, שלא יגמר לעולם
החול והים
רישרוש של המים
ברק השמים
תפילת האדם

My God, My God, may this never end:
The sand and the sea,
The rustle of the waters,
Lightening of the Heavens,
The prayer of Man


This slideshow, evidently sent from Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin to Silvio Berlusconi about 24 hours after the Italian prime minister’s resignation, was intercepted by Slate, accompanied by this note. 

February 2003
Remember when we went to that wildlife preserve? You whined about the cold like a little Ukrainian seal baby. But I still told you, “We are meant to be brothers!” I realized you are a courageous man like me and gave you a furry hat.

This slideshow, evidently sent from Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin to Silvio Berlusconi about 24 hours after the Italian prime minister’s resignation, was intercepted by Slate, accompanied by this note. 

February 2003

Remember when we went to that wildlife preserve? You whined about the cold like a little Ukrainian seal baby. But I still told you, “We are meant to be brothers!” I realized you are a courageous man like me and gave you a furry hat.