The dog who loves to spoon is the only animal not allowed to sleep with me (unless it is very cold). This is the kind of pet owner I am.

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yerawizardharry:

Harry Potter travel posters by Caroline Hadilaksono.

What if muggles get to enter the wizarding world? It’s completely plausible. Ron once said that almost all witches and wizards nowadays are either half-bloods or muggle-borns. With the end of Voldemort’s reign, muggle-borns and muggles would be accepted by the wizarding world as equals. One day it might just be possible that the divide between the magical and the non-magical world would be lifted. That non-magical folks would finally be aware of the existence of the wizarding world. And when that day comes, muggles are going to be blown away by all the magic that they’ve been missing all these years. It’s literally a whole new world that they’ve got to explore.

That’s the idea behind these travel posters, they promote the magical world as travel destinations to non-magical people.

Me likey.

(via kimithegreat)

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blaaargh:

Vespa 400
from RetroRambling:The Vespa 400 is a rear-engined micro car, produced by ACMA (Ateliers de construction de motocycles et d’automobiles) in Fourchambault, France, from 1957 to 1961 to the designs of the Italian Piaggio company. Two different versions were sold, “Lusso” and “Turismo”.
The car is basically a two seater with room behind the seats to accommodate two small children on an optional cushion or luggage. The front seats are simple tubular metal frames with cloth upholstery on elastic “springs” and between the seats is the handbrake, starter and choke. The gear change is centrally floor mounted. The rear hinged doors have, on the inside, only a plastic lining on the metal skin allowing valuable extra internal space. Instrumentation is very basic with only a speedometer and warning lights for low fuel, main beam, dynamo charging and indicators. The cabriolet fabric roof can be rolled back from the windscreen header rail to the top of the rear engine cover leaving conventional metal sides above the doors. The 12 volt battery is located at the front of the car on a shelf that can be slid out and the spare wheel is in a well under the passenger seat. 

Today is apparently the day the universe conspires to feed my love of classic tiny European cars.

blaaargh:

Vespa 400

from RetroRambling:
The Vespa 400 is a rear-engined micro car, produced by ACMA (Ateliers de construction de motocycles et d’automobiles) in Fourchambault, France, from 1957 to 1961 to the designs of the Italian Piaggio company. Two different versions were sold, “Lusso” and “Turismo”.

The car is basically a two seater with room behind the seats to accommodate two small children on an optional cushion or luggage. The front seats are simple tubular metal frames with cloth upholstery on elastic “springs” and between the seats is the handbrake, starter and choke. The gear change is centrally floor mounted. The rear hinged doors have, on the inside, only a plastic lining on the metal skin allowing valuable extra internal space. Instrumentation is very basic with only a speedometer and warning lights for low fuel, main beam, dynamo charging and indicators. The cabriolet fabric roof can be rolled back from the windscreen header rail to the top of the rear engine cover leaving conventional metal sides above the doors. The 12 volt battery is located at the front of the car on a shelf that can be slid out and the spare wheel is in a well under the passenger seat. 

Today is apparently the day the universe conspires to feed my love of classic tiny European cars.

(via lafuguedantoine)

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Even networks aimed at female viewers are generally cautious and unlikely to pursue shows that take creative risks — and feature truly unconventional stories by and about women.


“We’re not making art out here, we’re making programming that allows networks to sell ad dollars,” says Jill Soloway (‘Six Feet Under,’ ‘United States of Tara,’ ‘How to Make It in America’). “The only ad dollars that appeal solely to women only are diapers and cleaning products. The expensive ad dollars, like cars and air travel, must appeal to both genders. …Sometimes I watch ‘Louie,’ which, for my money, is one of the best shows I have ever seen on television, and wonder if … a network would air a show where a woman was talking about masturbating and farting (in an awesomely deep way, mind you). The answer is no — not because networks hate women, not because studios refuse to hire women creators — but because there is no brand that would be willing to be associated with the idea of such an anti-heroic woman.”

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- Why Is Television Losing Women Writers? - On the whole, I find this distressing.
thedailywhat:

Messed-Up Moose of the Day: A Gothenburg, Sweden man who went to check out the noise coming from his vacationing neighbor’s yard was surprised to find a drunk moose that got stuck in tree after consuming a few too many fermented apples.
Assisted by police and rescue officials, Per Johansson successfully freed the inebriated animal by sawing off a few branches. Still hammered out of its antlers, the moose stumbled over to Johansson’s garden where it reportedly remains today.

MOOSE YOU ARE DRUNK

thedailywhat:

Messed-Up Moose of the Day: A Gothenburg, Sweden man who went to check out the noise coming from his vacationing neighbor’s yard was surprised to find a drunk moose that got stuck in tree after consuming a few too many fermented apples.

Assisted by police and rescue officials, Per Johansson successfully freed the inebriated animal by sawing off a few branches. Still hammered out of its antlers, the moose stumbled over to Johansson’s garden where it reportedly remains today.

MOOSE YOU ARE DRUNK

(Source: thedailywhat, via kimithegreat)

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This blog is making me itch to replay Myst, and some digging turned up this fantastic Riven emulator for Macs.  If you’re a Mac owner and nostalgic for D’ni (true story: I once attempted to teach myself to read and write D’ni), I highly recommend it!

This blog is making me itch to replay Myst, and some digging turned up this fantastic Riven emulator for Macs.  If you’re a Mac owner and nostalgic for D’ni (true story: I once attempted to teach myself to read and write D’ni), I highly recommend it!

(via mysticplaces)

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A Fairfax fire department spokesman says two people, one of them a child, are dead after they were swept away in rain-swollen waters Thursday night.

Dan Schmidt, spokesman for Fairfax County Fire and Rescue, says a child died after being swept away in the Piney Branch Creek in Vienna.

He also said another person had died in a similar incident, but did not know in what body of water. Other details were not available. However, earlier in the evening Fairfax officials said a 12-year child had fallen into badly swollen Piney Branch Creek in Vienna near Marcliff Court.

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- - Two reported dead in flooding; motorists stranded in Fairfax

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My Dog Who Does Not Sleep

Dad: Where did Vista sleep last night?

Me: With me. Why?

Dad: She woke me up at 3:30 AM.

Me: Maybe she followed the cat out? I usually leave the door ajar so he can escape.

Dad: No, he didn't emerge until 5.

Mom: She was sitting outside my door when I got up this morning.

Me: That's...creepy.

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