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Only The Lonely « Stephen Fry

morganalefaye:

"I don’t want to be alone, but I want to be left alone… And perhaps I am writing this for any of you out there who are lonely too. There’s not much we can do about it… But I want you to know that you are not alone in your being alone."

Lewis Carroll's Letter to Alice Liddell and Other Artifacts From the NYPL's Children's Books Exhibition

nypl:

We do SO enjoy a good slideshow. Particularly a slideshow of fascinating items from NYPL’s collections. And especially a slideshow of The ABC Of It exhibition, currently on display at the Schwarzman Building on 5th Avenue!

newyorker:

A cartoon by Tom Cheney. For more cartoons from this week’s issue: http://nyr.kr/16VqHc3

newyorker:

A cartoon by Tom Cheney. For more cartoons from this week’s issue: http://nyr.kr/16VqHc3

harpercollins:

Photos from Neil Gaiman’s appearance at the Thalia Book Club at Symphony Space in NYC on June 19 2013.

(via neil-gaiman)

mortreport:

last night after #basketball, the little prince wouldn’t let me put him down. #latergram #dogstagram #dog

mortreport:

last night after #basketball, the little prince wouldn’t let me put him down. #latergram #dogstagram #dog

(Source: mortreport)

neil-gaiman:

The awesome Neil deGrasse Tyson and Neri Oxman (who is actually also awesome, but doesn’t say anything in this bit) and I talk about religion and science and rainbows.

odditiesoflife:

Abandoned Places Everywhere

From around the world, some of the most beautiful and enchanting abandoned locations:

  • Holland Island in the Chesapeake Bay, Maryland, US
  • The Kerry Way Walking Path, Ireland
  • Craco, Italy
  • Blade Mill, France
  • Czestochowa Train Depot, Poland
  • North Brother Island, New York, US
  • Bodiam Castle, East Sussex, England
  • 19th Century Mill, Sorrento, Italy

(via neil-gaiman)

fuelingit:

xxvoid:

spacedoutforever:

panickyintheuk:

icanttellyouwhotobe:

androcidal:

home-of-amazons:

inthelandoflesbianism:

Hahahahahahahahaaaaaa this was definitely made by a straight guy

What this image really means: “I am terrible at sex.”

THERE IS NOTHING COMPLEX OR DIFFICULT ABOUT THE CLITORIS I’M SO MAD LIKE IT’S RIGHT THERE AND YOU JUST GOTTA TOUCH IT

………I don’t understand why the clitoris is such a mystery
it’s right there
I mean, if you’re a lazy fuck and you don’t care about your partners’ pleasure, then maybe it’s difficult to figure out
but for fucks’ sake, it’s right there, it engorges with blood and everything to make it easier to find
fuck

srsly tho it’s RIGHT THERE
maybe we should retaliate by claiming that we can’t find the penis
“it’s right there!”
“here?”
“no those are my balls”
“in here somewhere?”
“that’s my anus please stop prodding at it”

Omg

i just died.. 

I’m dead

fuelingit:

xxvoid:

spacedoutforever:

panickyintheuk:

icanttellyouwhotobe:

androcidal:

home-of-amazons:

inthelandoflesbianism:

Hahahahahahahahaaaaaa this was definitely made by a straight guy

What this image really means: “I am terrible at sex.”

THERE IS NOTHING COMPLEX OR DIFFICULT ABOUT THE CLITORIS I’M SO MAD LIKE IT’S RIGHT THERE AND YOU JUST GOTTA TOUCH IT

………I don’t understand why the clitoris is such a mystery

it’s right there

I mean, if you’re a lazy fuck and you don’t care about your partners’ pleasure, then maybe it’s difficult to figure out

but for fucks’ sake, it’s right there, it engorges with blood and everything to make it easier to find

fuck

srsly tho it’s RIGHT THERE

maybe we should retaliate by claiming that we can’t find the penis

“it’s right there!”

“here?”

“no those are my balls”

“in here somewhere?”

“that’s my anus please stop prodding at it”

Omg

i just died.. 

I’m dead

(Source: makemecome, via braiker)

nybg:

smithsonianmag:

That “Old Book Smell” Is a Mix of Grass and Vanilla
By Colin Schultz
Photo: David Flores
Smell is chemistry, and the chemistry of old books gives your cherished tomes their scent. As a book ages, the chemical compounds used—the glue, the paper, the ink–begin to break down. And, as they do, they release volatile compounds—the source of the smell. A common smell of old books, says the International League for Antiquarian Booksellers, is a hint of vanilla: “Lignin, which is present in all wood-based paper, is closely related to vanillin. As it breaks down, the lignin grants old books that faint vanilla scent.”
A study in 2009 looked into the smell of old books, finding that the complex scent was a mix of “hundreds of so-called volatile organic compounds (VOCs) released into the air from the paper,” says the Telegraph. Here’s how Matija Strlic, the lead scientist behind that study, described the smell of an old book:

A combination of grassy notes with a tang of acids and a hint of vanilla over an underlying mustiness, this unmistakable smell is as much a part of the book as its contents.

Ed note: What makes rain smell so good?

For a dedicated bibliophile, that old book smell is almost sustaining. There’s a cloud of it hanging out in the rare book room in our LuEsther T. Mertz Library. Little did we know that revelry is seated in the scent of grass clippings and vanilla beans. —MN

nybg:

smithsonianmag:

That “Old Book Smell” Is a Mix of Grass and Vanilla

By Colin Schultz

Photo: David Flores

Smell is chemistry, and the chemistry of old books gives your cherished tomes their scent. As a book ages, the chemical compounds used—the glue, the paper, the ink–begin to break down. And, as they do, they release volatile compounds—the source of the smell. A common smell of old books, says the International League for Antiquarian Booksellers, is a hint of vanilla: “Lignin, which is present in all wood-based paper, is closely related to vanillin. As it breaks down, the lignin grants old books that faint vanilla scent.”

A study in 2009 looked into the smell of old books, finding that the complex scent was a mix of “hundreds of so-called volatile organic compounds (VOCs) released into the air from the paper,” says the Telegraph. Here’s how Matija Strlic, the lead scientist behind that study, described the smell of an old book:

A combination of grassy notes with a tang of acids and a hint of vanilla over an underlying mustiness, this unmistakable smell is as much a part of the book as its contents.

For a dedicated bibliophile, that old book smell is almost sustaining. There’s a cloud of it hanging out in the rare book room in our LuEsther T. Mertz Library. Little did we know that revelry is seated in the scent of grass clippings and vanilla beans. —MN

mortreport:

had a pretty excellent #wedding #weekend watching this broad get hitched!

mortreport:

had a pretty excellent #wedding #weekend watching this broad get hitched!

(Source: mortreport)