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Literally one of the best songs EVER

... and if you don't agree, you're just wrong. ;P

Posting this version cause it's cached and for some reason I can't get any other YouTube videos to play right now. I'm having serious lag issues. *cries*

Also, here's a good article worth reading:

The Startling Effects of Going Vegetarian for Just One Day - via alternet.org

It's a good read but I avoided the comments. I get tired of reading statements like, "But the farm animals still have to eat so the grain can't just be given to humans", or "This couldn't happen in one day". Logistically that's true, but a.) that's no reason to keep eating meat, and b.) it's a matter of supply and demand: if people eat less meat, over time the DEMAND will shrink and in response so will the SUPPLY (otherwise the "farmers" would lose money by raising animals no one wanted to eat). Over time the population of farmed animals would diminish and there would be more grain and soy crops left for humans to consume (among a whole host of other positive changes).

Just because change takes time that doesn't mean it will never happen - we have to start somewhere. If you want an example, just look at the civil rights movement, which actually began years before Rosa Parks refused to give up her bus seat.

Small gradual adjustments now can and will build into complete transformations in the future. It's all about thinking ahead and behaving consistently and persistently. And making a few small "sacrifices"* now to save a much greater sacrifice (ie, our planet) later on.

* I don't actually consider not eating animal products to be a sacrifice of any kind, and I never feel deprived (I love being vegan and have no desire to eat the stuff I choose not to eat) but I realise that a lot of people do view it that way.

Immerse your soul in love

I am addicted to this:

And... I like it better than the original! Yeah, I can't believe I just said typed that either. :P

It reminds me of the Cranes.

Her other songs/covers are awesome too! <3

Your daily dose of coulrophobia

Thanks to this recent post in thrifthorror, I know what I'll wake up screaming about tonight... and just in case the post disappears:

Apparently it's from an old 1950s children's reader (which was probably used by Stephen King). It reminds me of this.

On an unrelated note, I've discovered that strawberry-banana smoothies are even more awesome when they're made with frozen strawberries. :D


Totally random, but related.

Green Porno!

I had this weird dream that I was eating the best vegan pancakes ever made and I think Anthony DiNozzo from NCIS was there. God, I love Tony. <3

I just discovered GREEN PORNO yesterday. Wouldn't you just love to be on the props crew for this show? :D

Am I the only one who tried to visit the LJ homepage yesterday and was linked to an image of a single userpic instead? It was weird... but there's no mention of anything like that at lj_maintenance. o_O


Nobody 'Cept You

So I feel bad about the negativity of my last post and feel the need to post something else. Unfortunately I have nothing else to say, so in lieu of proper content, here are the lyrics to one of my favourite songs. ;P

"Nobody 'Cept You"
16 Horsepower version from "Secret South"
(original lyrics by Bob Dylan - but I prefer this version!)

Nothin' round here to me that's sacred
'Cept you, yeah you
Nothin' round here to me that matters
'Cept you, yeah you

You're the one that reaches me
You're the one that I admire
Every time we meet together
I feel like I'm on fire
Nothin' matters to me
And there's nothin' I desire
'Cept you, yeah you

Nothin' round here I care to try for
'Cept you, yeah you
Got nothin' here to live or die for
'Cept you, yeah you

As a kid I'd hear it, yes
In church all the time
Make me feel so good inside
So peaceful, so sublime
Now nothin' does remind me
Of that old familiar chime
'Cept you, yeah you

Used to run in the cemetery
Dance and run and sing when I was a child
And it never seemed strange
Now I just pass mournfully
By that place where the bones of life are piled
I know something has changed
I'm a stranger here and no one sees me
'Cept you, yeah you

Nothin' anymore seems to please me
'Cept you, yeah you
Your love hypnotizes me
It holds me in its spell
Everything runs by me
Just like water from a well
Everybody want my attention
Everybody's got something to sell
'Cept you, yeah you
I'm in love with you

I'm in love with you


Season 5 FINALLY started here a couple of weeks ago, and I'm already developing theories (which will probably all be proven wrong by the end of the season). That show is like sweet, sweet televised crack... on crack. Actually, I'd like to see one of those "This is your brain on drugs" public service announcements, only the subject would be "This is your brain on Lost!" o_O

Sidenote: Sawyer demanding Daniel's shirt and then slapping him across the face* has now made it onto my list of Most Memorable Lost Moments of All Time. Although it doesn't quite eclipse Hurley and Ben sharing a candy bar. ;)

Now I desperately want to read some hot Daniel/Sawyer smut. :D

But I have to force myself to refrain from googling for fanfic at this point... I loathe Lost spoilers.

* <3 Daniel

... I was actually going to write a proper entry with updates and everything (or at least a response to simcha's post about TV addictions - of which I have way too many), but then I wound up LJ-surfing, and now I don't have the time... ha.

Hopefully tomorrow I'll actually have time to catch up on LJ. :)


I'm a little late with posting this, but it's so awesome it actually made me cry. :*D

Christian Bale's fuck rant DANCE REMIX:

I fucking love Christian fucking Bale even fucking more now. <3

And for those Newsies fans out there (including me), here is an awesome batshit!Christian Newsies mash-up! YES!



I just realised there might actually be some people in the world who haven't heard the original audio of Christian Bale's meltdown on the set of Terminator Salvation (sidenote: omg can't wait!) so you can listen to it here. :)

I'm so glad people are exploiting the hell out of this thing. Maybe all the people who've been freaking out over it will get so tired of hearing the audio that they'll move on to something else. I feel bad for Christian Bale and Shane Hurlbut, but hey, most people go a little apeshit sometimes. I know I have. I've also been on the receiving end of public verbal abuse, but unfortunately it wasn't nearly as insightful and entertaining. At least Bale can rest secure in the knowledge that he's provided the Internets with new soundbite madness.

How to remember people's names :D


Those crazy feminists

"The feminist agenda is not about equal rights for women. It is about a socialist, anti-family political movement that encourages women to leave their husbands, kill their children, practice witchcraft, destroy capitalism, and become lesbians."

- Pat Robertson, 1992

I have so much that I wanted to do today that I doubt I'll get around to doing, because I'm too lazy and just want to roll around in bed watching Dark Knight and eating fruit.

I attempted to make a gluten-free chocolate cake last night based on one of my favourite recipes, and it kind-of worked. I'm eating maybe 70% GF right now but I could try harder. I don't know if I'll ever manage a 100% GF diet, though... I love bagels too much. Mmmm, blueberry bagel with sliced banana. :D

I'm going to a party this weekend and I'm trying to figure out which recipes to make (something savoury and something sweet); I wanted to take something GF and chocolate but the cake needs tweaking. I was also considering making a jaffa or banana cake. God, I'm obsessed with cake.

I'm nervous about the party... I've hermitated for so long and most of the time I feel like I just don't have anything of value to say to other people. I don't have the confidence that I used to have. I wind up babbling and saying a bunch of crap and going home feeling like an idiot, unable to connect with anyone. If I wasn't so focused on myself it would be easier... my insecurities make me so narcissistic when I'm around other people, which is frustrating because I genuinely want to get to know them.

Pardon my angst. ;P

I <3 tea.


quit you
"Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could only do a little." - Edmund Burke


"The way we are living,
timorous or bold,
will have been our life."
- Seamus Heaney, "Elegy"


"Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself." - George Bernard Shaw


"Self is the only prison that can ever bind the soul." - Henry Van Dyke


"Every fight is a food fight when you’re a cannibal." - Demetri Martin


"I believe whatever doesn't kill you simply makes you... stranger." - The Joker


"Girls kick ass - says so on a t-shirt." - Max Guevara