The Daily Chao

July 21, 2014

A bad idea for a sitcom

Surprise coming out party for a friend you suspect is gay. Lock him in a closet, invite his parents over and play this song when you throw open the door. Bonus points for rigging the closet door to a penis-shaped glitter cannon.

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July 15, 2014
A beautiful plum clafoutis imitates a greasy pepperoni pizza in photos.

Those plums are the result of a desperate last effort in the war on fruit flies in Dan’s garden

A beautiful plum clafoutis imitates a greasy pepperoni pizza in photos.

Those plums are the result of a desperate last effort in the war on fruit flies in Dan’s garden

 
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July 9, 2014
Words to live by

Words to live by

 
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June 27, 2014
XL disposable hospital shorts: sexy way to upcycle reusable grocery bags

XL disposable hospital shorts: sexy way to upcycle reusable grocery bags

 
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June 19, 2014
mollyyoung:

GoodReads review of Of Human Bondage by Somerset Maugham

I’d like to point out that Of Human Bondage has inspired the anxiety and fear of failure that seems to propel my life, making it the most influential book I’ve read to date.

mollyyoung:

GoodReads review of Of Human Bondage by Somerset Maugham

I’d like to point out that Of Human Bondage has inspired the anxiety and fear of failure that seems to propel my life, making it the most influential book I’ve read to date.

 
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June 18, 2014

This happiness consisted of
nothing else but the harmony
of the few things around me
with my own existence, a feeling
of contentment and well-being
that needed no changes
and no intensification.

~ Hermann Hesse

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Practice
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Today I seek to find just the right balance between contentment and the urge to create, between acceptance and restlessness, between harmony and friction.

— Karen Jandorf, Peace on the Inside (via yunik)  
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June 18, 2014
newyorker:

Charles Barsotti, who drew close to fourteen hundred cartoons for the magazine over the years, died today. Take a look at some of his most memorable cartoons: http://nyr.kr/1vK1kWO

newyorker:

Charles Barsotti, who drew close to fourteen hundred cartoons for the magazine over the years, died today. Take a look at some of his most memorable cartoons: http://nyr.kr/1vK1kWO

 
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April 10, 2014

This is a really fantastic interview with Colbert.

Big news: CBS just announced Stephen Colbert will replace David Letterman on The Late Show next year. Thoughts?

You can hear the 2012 Fresh Air interview here

(Source: nprfreshair)

 
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February 17, 2014

Three things I saw in Bay Area today

1. A baby was crying in the 12th Street Oakland BART stop, and its parents were desperately trying to calm it. Eventually the mother covered herself in a blanket and tucked the baby inside to breastfeed.  The woman next to them—a tall, black woman with bright blue eyeshadow and waist-length dreads—stood up and loudly proclaimed “breast-feeding is best. It’s the best. My babies breastfed and they never ever got sick. and now my son, he’s a basketball player. He’s 6 foot 2!” She reached into her bubble gum-pink tote and produced a framed 8x10 portrait of her son in his high school basketball uniform and slowly turned to show it off like the illustrations in a picture book.

2. A streetcar rushed by on Market street, speeding through the intersection right before the light turned red. A 20-something man with shoulder length hair and a tan sweatshirt ran into the middle of the street, picked something up out of the tracks, and skipped back to the sidewalk.

"Hey," I shouted from down the block, "Did you just lay some pennies in the train tracks?"

"Yeah!" He grinned and held out his open palm in my direction. I got closer and examined his two pennies and single dime, which were shiny, flat and oblong.

3. This:

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