alivemagdolene: (Movie Time)
YOU.

YES, YOU.

STOP WHAT YOU'RE DOING!

#1. CLICK ON THIS VIDEO.

#2. CLICK THE RESOLUTION ICON (LITTLE THING THAT LOOKS LIKE A FLOWER BETWEEN THE WORD BUBBLE ICON AND THE LITTLE CLOCK ICON ON THE LOWER RIGHT) AND CLICK THE RESOLUTION UP TO AT LEAST 720, IF YOU CAN, 1080. YOU MIGHT HAVE TO HIT PAUSE WHILE THE LITTLE WHEEL STOPS SPINNING (MEANING THAT THE HD HAS CAUGHT UP).

#3. THEN GO FULL SCREEN.

#4. WATCH THE WHOLE THING. SOUND ISN'T NECESSARY, SO FEEL FREE TO MUTE IT IF YOU'RE NOT ALONE/NOT FEELING SOUND.




Jesus fucking Christ, wasn't that magical? These videos are the closest thing we have to a time machine (right now) and this is the highest resolution I've ever seen on one. Bonus is the fact the camera is attached to the car/wagon so you really feel like you're there, riding along the street.

I found this a few weeks ago and I'm still not over it. It's just... what... wow!
alivemagdolene: (Pentacle)
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The Blue Bird, 1918


I want to do to you what spring does to the cherry trees... )

Destino

Mar. 9th, 2013 05:17 am
alivemagdolene: (Stuck)
This should've been here awhile ago. This is magic and I can't believe it's so unknown.

Backstory:

Walt Disney was trying to expand the brand and go "high-brow" in the 1940s, Fantasia among the projects reflecting this. But unknown for decades was the fact he collaborated with Salvador Dali in the mid '40s. Due to financial strain in the company as well as World War II, the project was dropped, although the material was saved. After Dali's death, the work was discovered and, well, apparently Disney as a studio saves everything.

alivemagdolene: (Drive Another Nail In)
I'm not crying, my eyes are just sweating.

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Long Abandoned Dixie Square Mall Finally Demolished

Walk with me, won't you? Walk with me as we enjoy Dixie Square Mall, the place that turned me on to "urban exploring" (at least looking, anyway) and stalking [livejournal.com profile] abandonedplaces. I said walk with me... )

I guess you could say my love affair with DSM also led me into This American Life since it was an episode someone mentioned in [livejournal.com profile] abandonedplaces that got me listening. That episode, by the way, is one of the best ever and you need to listen to it right now. Go here!
alivemagdolene: (Pride Flag)
Because I wanted this article here too. A little heavy on the jargon, but it makes some awesome points.
From here.

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The Monosexual Privilege Checklist


Posted on July 28, 2011

Read On! )
alivemagdolene: (Will Work For Social Change)


If I did a shot for each time I heard one of these, I'd be pretty tanked.
alivemagdolene: (I Haz a Snuggl)


Plz 2 b excusin meh, I haz soemthin in mai eye...
alivemagdolene: (Happy Days)
Play this song all the way through and I dare you to be unhappy. Actually... no, but it's still a fabulous version of a fabulous song.



The fan video is clever, too.
alivemagdolene: (Happy Days)
Just in case you somehow missed it, this was the Google doodle for what would've been Freddie Mercury's 65th birthday. I officially forgive Google for not commemorating Tennessee Williams's 100th birthday this year (but they better get him next year at 101).

alivemagdolene: (Books are Magic)
The Fifty Books Challenge, year three! (Years one and two, just in case you're curious.) This was a library request.

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We Get the Media We Deserve... )
alivemagdolene: (Will Work For Social Change)
I don't think I've ever been so glad to remove a graphic from something:

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I've followed this case since I was sixteen and saw Paradise Lost. I wrote to government officials, plugged the website at every opportunity (including the not-so-legal Abbie Hoffman technique of writing on print money), lobbied activist groups to mention the story, and even wrote to Damien Echols in prison.

Not to Donald Trump it, of course: I didn't really do anything, after all.
This was one of the first specific causes (unlike the general, ie sexism, homophobia) I felt really strongly about and was motivated to do something, so it effects me more. I'm not just overjoyed they're finally free as a citizen believing in justice, I'm overjoyed they're free because it makes my quixotic little heart proud, erroneously convincing it that if enough people fight hard enough, something can be corrected.



Of course, it isn't all sunshine and roses. They weren't actually deemed "not guilty", they took a plea deal, where all plead "no contest" to the charges. That means legally, they are conceding that they would not win at trial but still reserve the right to proclaim their innocence.

That means, aside from the fact that the West Memphis Police have even less of a motive for looking to find the actual killer/s (the police still maintain that the three are guilty of the murders) and it's going to be extremely difficult if not flat out impossible for the three to sue the police and prosecution if they decide to go that route.

We can hope, though.


News breakdown here.
alivemagdolene: (Pride Flag)


I'm deciding that this is a belated birthday gift to me from the universe.
alivemagdolene: (Happy Days)
If you watch this and aren't moved, you have no soul.

alivemagdolene: (D-I-G Means DIG)



Like I told my cousin Shannon recently, I need to make a pilgrimage to Divine's grave. Start up a tradition ala Edgar Allan Poe, but with poppers and hairspray (or cha cha heels) instead of wine and roses. Sigh! ♥
alivemagdolene: (D-I-G Means DIG)
Happy 65th to the one and only Pope of Trash! Don't forget to ask for the senior discount at Chuck-E-Cheese! In tribute, here's a plethora of YouTubeage, first a classic clip, then some of his stand-up from Coachella, his sharing of a personal ghost story, and lastly about the only redeeming thing about Justin Beiber.



If You are Lucky Enough to Be Gay...! )





Wonder what Bieber thinks of the, uh, anti-anti-choice scenes in Polyester?).
alivemagdolene: (Path)
Swiped from (as per usual) [livejournal.com profile] meaculpa_g, this surprisingly (for a bitter old crank like me) moving video.

Give it a watch and see if you aren't at least a little touched.



Description Man Asks Strangers Questions About Life, Love on the NYC Subway
To combat the no-eye-contact, keep-to-yourself mentality, he started spontaneously interviewing the people on his car. If they didn’t want to talk to him themselves, he asked them to pick out the next person he interviewed.
alivemagdolene: (Alice Fall Mirror)


If the player doesn't work, the raw link is here.

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