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Heath Ledger and Rose Byrne by Rupert Thorpe

Heath Ledger and Rose Byrne by Rupert Thorpe

Why is it that people are willing to spend $20 on a bowl of pasta with sauce that they might actually be able to replicate pretty faithfully at home, yet they balk at the notion of a white-table cloth Thai restaurant, or a tacos that cost more than $3 each? Even in a city as “cosmopolitan” as New York, restaurant openings like Tamarind Tribeca (Indian) and Lotus of Siam (Thai) always seem to elicit this knee-jerk reaction from some diners who have decided that certain countries produce food that belongs in the “cheap eats” category—and it’s not allowed out. (Side note: How often do magazine lists of “cheap eats” double as rundowns of outer-borough ethnic foods?)

Yelp, Chowhound, and other restaurant sites are littered with comments like, “$5 for dumplings?? I’ll go to Flushing, thanks!” or “When I was backpacking in India this dish cost like five cents, only an idiot would pay that much!” Yet you never see complaints about the prices at Western restaurants framed in these terms, because it’s ingrained in people’s heads that these foods are somehow “worth” more. If we’re talking foie gras or chateaubriand, fair enough. But be real: You know damn well that rigatoni sorrentino is no more expensive to produce than a plate of duck laab, so to decry a pricey version as a ripoff is disingenuous. This question of perceived value is becoming increasingly troublesome as more non-native (read: white) chefs take on “ethnic” cuisines, and suddenly it’s okay to charge $14 for shu mai because hey, the chef is ELEVATING the cuisine.

One of the entries from the list ‘20 Things Everyone Thinks About the Food World (But Nobody Will Say)’. (via crankyskirt)
longdogunderfoot:

Dex pretending to swim

longdogunderfoot:

Dex pretending to swim

From 18 to 22 you meet a lot of temporary people.
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lulu-cifer:

sage-mode:

Yoooooooo lol

SHOTS FIRED, SHOTS FIRED

lulu-cifer:

sage-mode:

Yoooooooo lol

SHOTS FIRED, SHOTS FIRED

It isn’t what you have or who you are or where you are or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy. It is what you think about it.
Dale Carnegie, How to Win Friends and Influence People (via kushandwizdom)
What’s the worst thing I’ve stolen? Probably little pieces of other people’s lives. Where I’ve either wasted their time or hurt them in some way. That’s the worst thing you can steal, the time of other people. You just can’t get that back.
Chester Bennington  (via sinkingsouls)
astral-nexus:

vegan-xicano:

prettynymph:

Sea world should be wiped the fuck out

Seaworld, zoos, circuses

Always reblog, spread the message.

astral-nexus:

vegan-xicano:

prettynymph:

Sea world should be wiped the fuck out

Seaworld, zoos, circuses

Always reblog, spread the message.

Jensen also talked about Dean’s death scene in the S9 finale […] He liked that it was quiet. They chose to make it quiet, and the quiet simplicity of it only made it that much more horrifying. That much more real. Jensen played Dean’s reaction to being stabbed as shock, because that’s what would probably happen in real life. People lose an arm or a leg, they don’t yell and scream, they go into shock, not moving, not fighting. It’s not what we expect of Dean – we always expect him to come back swinging, grab for a knife, fight back. Or for Sam to get there just in time and swoop in and cut off the bad guy’s head. This time, none of that happened. The moment played out, almost in slow motion, almost silent except for the whoosh of Dean’s breath as his lungs are punctured, the grisly sucking sound of his flesh being pierced.
On Jensen’s acting in S9 Finale. M&G, Vancon 2014 [x]   (via deangirl)

Lion and tiger cubs  - (via) | ᶹᶥᶳᶸᵃᶩᶳ

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maddmullah:

Mariah Carey vs Ariana Grande