Imagine your bias sleeping next to you, arms and legs wrapped around your body.
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)
Click thru for the link because the whole thing is pretty good.
Daniel Craig is one sexy motherducker and will be forever one of my favourite actors
I mean look at him, he can look dangerous (My proof that he is one sexy motherducker)
He can be so cute (look at his lil face and glasses)
His eyes are like looking into a spiral of blueness
He’s one of the actors that plays James Bond (James freaking Bond guys… seriously)
He’s in the ship 00q which involves this little sexy nerd on the left (look this ship up, its the best)
Did I mention he is one sexy motherducker?
Apparently nothing has yet been tagged with “Bisexual Brigade”, so CALLING ALL FANDOMS! Do you have bi headcanons for characters? Or not-so-headcanons, aka actual bi characters? Talk about them! Literally never shut up about the fact that bisexuality is totally a thing! Write metas, write fan fics, literally post anything at all about bisexuality in fiction and tag it with “Bisexual Brigade” because God damn I deserve to exist in fiction and I want to hear about it!
Remember in 1993 when Jurassic Park was like…the end all, be all of special effects?
not gonna lie that still looks intimately real
THIS MOVIE IS PRACTICALLY UNCLOCKABLE 20 YEARS LATER
I only saw JP for the first time last year and was *floored* by the effects. I had to go back and make sure I hadn’t picked up a special ‘remastered’ or whatever edition. Nope. The original. Damn.
And this is why I favor practical fx over computer fx. Because 90% of the time, computer fx don’t hold up over time.