This infographic actually reminds me of when I was a kid watching one of my favorite movies – Water World. Freaking aqua-man Kevin Costner vs. Eye-patch Dennis Hopper. I mean, it’s really a bad movie, but it’s the concept that was so interesting to me. Of course, it was fantasy back then, but now I feel like Water World is even more convincing to me now than when I was an impressionable child who thought that Flubber was totally real.
Haters gonna hate, but climate change is happening whether you like it (believe it) or not. The world is already 71% water–it doesn’t seem too outrageous to believe that melting ice might up the anty on that number majorly. Please, just watch Chasing Ice, it more than clearly shows the astonishing amount of ice that has been (and will be) falling into the sea everyday.
I’m quite sad that climate change has become such a political issue. So many scientists have proven time and time again that what we are doing on this planet affects the planet itself. It just astounds me that we haven’t been doing more to curb our carbon emissions. Well, I guess we can just live in Water World. That’d actually be pretty sweet. Nevermind. Carry on. I’ll pay you one million pounds of dirt to say you never read this infographic. (I want to be Kevin Costner)
I’m writing this post from South Carolina, where I have spent the past week for a cousin’s wedding. Normally I’d be pretty cranky since I’ve spent the past week in a crowded house with over 10 loud and crazy relatives, but because South Carolina is pretty much the best place I’ve ever visited, I don’t mind at all!
The weather has been absolutely amazing, like mid 70′s all day. This is heaven since I’m currently living in South Texas, where the humidity usually overpowers any cold front that might pass by (seriously it was 88 degrees last Christmas). I’m sold on the beautiful weather and lush foliage here in South Carolina and I fully intend on making my way back up here for either graduate school, or a job. With that said, I figured I’d post some South Carolina facts so I can be a good citizen in the future. Today’s infographic gives us some historical facts about this wonderful state. Hopefully you South Carolinians will enjoy it! [via]
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Oh, Bill Murray. What’s not to love about this man?
I don’t think any other actor has ever brought charm and charisma to the big screen quite like Bill Murray. Lost in Translation has always been my go-to movie when I’m feeling melancholy and a little lost. And everything he ever did for Wes Anderson has been beyond brilliant. The man has been in 64 films in over 5 decades and continues to win audiences over to this day. Apparently, he even made it out to my hometown during SXSW in 2010, and found himself at a local bar serving people tequila shots, no matter what they asked for. Bill, could you be any more awesome?
The whole “Bill Murray Party Crashing Tour” may have been a hoax, but there may be some truth in the tale of old Bill sneaking up behind people, covering their eyes, saying, “Guess who,” waiting for them to turn around, and replying “No one will ever believe you.” (At least we can hope it’s true!)
And now for some great lines from a Lost in Translation scene:
Charlotte: I just don’t know what I’m supposed to be.
Bob: You’ll figure that out. The more you know who you are, and what you want, the less you let things upset you.
It wasn’t really acing my spelling test or getting a check plus on my homework assignment–though that’s what was relayed to my parents–that made a day in elementary school so great. It wasn’t even the gold star on my star chart or getting chosen for after school safety patrol that made me bounce giddily at the dinner table. The real glamor of elementary school life takes place on the playground. You could guarantee a happy little camper as long as recess included the following: (1) a well fed Tamagochi, (2) my sparkly spider Pog slammer dominating in a game of Pogs, and (3) being chased by my crush until one of us falls and skins our knee.
I hadn’t thought of those simple times in many moons, not until I read this infographic on the history of schoolyard sensations. It’s a serious blast from the past. I know far too many on this list (Chicago Bulls TY Beanie Baby anyone?). Thankfully, I have no idea what Beyblades are. I don’t want to know what Beyblades are. What would you say the present day schoolyard sensation is? The iPhone 5s? [via]