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I have a feeling Total Divas will have one hell of a ratings boobs boost.

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I’d like to dedicate this award to all the “Sneaky Petes” of the world, who thought that maybe settling for mediocrity was a good idea because it was safe, don’t do it. Take a chance, take a risk. Find that passion, rekindle it, fall in love all over again. It’s really worth it.

Bryan Cranston on his 2014 Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor.

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pinmeupagainstthesky:

These, for me, are the two most depressing paintings in western history. They were painted by post-impressionist Henry de Toulouse-Lautrec, a man who, due to inbreeding, was born with a genetic disorder that prevented his legs from growing after they were broken. After being so thoroughly mocked for is appearance, he became an alcoholic, which is what eventually caused his institutionalization and death. His only known romantic relations were with prostitutes.

And then he paints something like this which is so beautiful and tender and sentimental. It seems like the couple in bed really loves each other—cares about each other. Wakes up happy to look at each other. And I see that love and passion and I wonder how lonely he must have been. I wonder how he could paint something like this without it breaking his heart. 

Maybe they say artists should create what they know, not because its unbelievable when they extend themselves beyond their experiences, but because when they pull it off with such elegance, it’s so damn unbearable to look at. I hate thinking of Lautrec, wondering about the lovers he created and knowing it was beyond his experience. Creating something that he knows is beautiful and knows he’ll never really understand. 

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coachellove:

Alizée - Moi… Lolita (2000) (x)

angryblackman:

How people find Benedict Cumberbatch attractive will always be one of the greatest mysteries in life.

Why teach music?

Music is a science:
It is exact, specific, and it demands exact acoustics. A conductor’s full score is a chart, a graph which indicates frequencies, intensities, volume changes, melody, and harmony all at once and with the most exact control of time.

Music is mathematical:
It is rhythmically based on the subdivisions of time into fractions which must be done instantaneously, not worked out on paper.

Music is a foreign language:
Most of the terms are in Italian, German, or French; and the notation is certainly not English— but a highly developed kind of shorthand that uses symbols to represent ideas. The semantics of music is the most complete and universal language.

Music is history:
Music usually reflects the environments and times of its creation, often even the country and/or racial feeling.

Music is a physical education:
It requires fantastic coordinations of the fingers, hands, arms, lips, cheek, and facial muscles, in addition to extraordinary dinary control of the diaphragmatic, back, stomach, and chest muscles, which respond instantly to the sound the ear hears and the mind interprets.

Music is all these things, but most of all music is art:
It allows a human being to take all these dry technically boring (but difficult) techniques and use them to create emotion. That is one thing that science cannot duplicate: humanism, feeling, emotion, call it what you will.

This is why we teach music!
Not because we expect you to major in music.
Not because we expect you to play or sing all your life.
Not so you can relax.
Not so you can have fun.
BUT— so you will be human.
So you will recognize beauty.
So you will be sensitive.
So you will be closer to an infinite beyond this world.
So you will have something to cling to.
So you will have more love, more compassion, more gentleness, more good— in short, more life.

Of what value will it be to make a prosperous living unless we know how to live?

That is why we teach music.

Pennsylvania Music Educators’ Association  (via vivaciousviolinist)

And that is why I study music.

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People always have this tendency to label/classify others and it really bothers me. Humans are too complex to be categorized.

Muneeb (via psych-facts)

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The only case in which the CD beats vinyl. This is how you make the CD relevant in 2014.
I’mma buy the album
I’mma download that motherfucker
I’m-a shoot a bootlegger!

The only case in which the CD beats vinyl. This is how you make the CD relevant in 2014.

I’mma buy the album

I’mma download that motherfucker

I’m-a shoot a bootlegger!

shialablunt:

fun fact: Michael Cera asked Rihanna if he could slap her ass for real and she said “you can slap my ass for real if I can slap you in the face for real” and he was like alright. and they did the take like 3 times and Michael was like “you’re not hitting me hard enough do it for real” and then she slapped the fuck out of him and threw off his equilibrium so much he had to go lay down in his trailer for like half an hour lmao and that’s the take they used in the movie with no added sound effects 

It’s easy to say

It’s simple to swear

But will I faithfully

Never be ensnared?

hologramparade:

shaking the habitual

hologramparade:

shaking the habitual

charlesedwardstrickland9778:

"What? it’s for charity"