Share a Coke with Sherlock
“Share a coke with Sherlock” is some pretty unfortunate phrasing given what we know about the guy’s drug habits.
unfortunate phrasing again
Marilyn was a big supporter of the Civil Rights Movement. Ella Fitzgerald was one of Marilyn’s idols and a major inspiration. However, the Mocambo nightclub in West Hollywood, the most popular dance spot at the time, refused to let Ella perform there because she was black. Outraged, Marilyn told the owners that if they would let Ella perform, she would be there in the front row every time Ella was onstage. She did, and the two became friends.
According to the great Ella Fitzgerald:
“I owe Marilyn Monroe a real debt…it was because of her that I played the Mocambo, a very popular nightclub in the ’50s. She personally called the owner of the Mocambo, and told him she wanted me booked immediately, and if he would do it, she would take a front table every night. She told him - and it was true, due to Marilyn’s superstar status - that the press would go wild. The owner said yes, and Marilyn was there, front table, every night. The press went overboard. After that, I never had to play a small jazz club again. She was an unusual woman - a little ahead of her times. And she didn’t know it.”
If you guys have never read about Marilyn Monroe, I suggest you do. Her status as “sex icon” is the least fascinating thing about this brilliant, brilliant woman.
Agreed, Monroe is a phenonal woman. I absoultely love her, she’s what today’s modern icons need to be more like. I’m not just talking like Paris Hilton, I’m talking every pop/rock/movie star. They have so much power and influence to benefit the world.
What really, really fascinates me about her was how in a male driven society, she used her femininity to one-up every single person who ever gave her shit. She was this genius person, who was kind, and caring, and maybe a little bit troubled, but smart beyond all recognition.
Stay a while, you’ll get used to it.
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I have no idea what this Brazilian outcrop looks like on the ground, but from orbit, it’s a brain.
Japanese-born artist Sayaka Ganz creates sculptures out of discarded plastics found in thrift stores, converting these unwanted materials into graceful imitations of natural beauty. For her Running series, Ganz created life-like horses in mid-gallop. “Japanese Shinto beliefs are such that all objects and organisms have spirits, and I was taught in kindergarten that objects that are discarded before their time weep at night inside the trash bin. This became a vivid image in my mind,” Ganz explained her interest in recycled materials. She collects multitudes of plastic objects, organizing them in dozens of color-sorted bins in her basement. She then decides what to make when she has enough of one color, referencing photographs of her chosen species to convey its distinct movements and characteristics. Take a look at some photos of her work below as well as a video of her process, images courtesy of Sayaka Ganz.
People ask to see stars - my camera does its best in dim light. Our atmosphere glows in the dark.
I’m listening to Kings of Convenience for the first time and I’m blown away.
I love music.
unprecedented sass going down on my senior class’s facebook page