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Five things on a Friday

July 14, 2017

1. This Ghostbusters Playmobil is awesome! I think my boys need it. Yep. They totally do. (As kids my siblings & I were NUTS about Playmobil and I hope to foster that same enthusiasm with my boys).

2. My precious: Andy Serkis reads Trump’s tweets as Gollum:

3. Got your tissues handy? Mandy Harvey’s performance on America’s Got Talent brings me tears every.time.I.watch.

4. The most bizzare yet hilarious financial advice ever. I mean obviously. Buy solid silver spoons. That is totes how you get out of $187000 of debt. (Possibly this woman is an incarnation of me from another dimension, since my life’s actual financial plan since 1999 has been Win The Lotto.)

5. Stranger Things season 2 is coming on October 27th:

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Five things on a Friday

September 18, 2015

Another Friday! Man these things keep on arriving, almost like they’re programmed that way.

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These totally adorable ‘tea dragons’ as featured on io9. I love Lapsang Souchong’s flaming antlers, and Oolong’s mossy mane. And Ginger is soooper cute, can I have one please?

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Just cause, you know, Nancy Sinatra is awesome.

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37 tweets guaranteed to make you laugh every time

Number 12.
And 15.
And 22.
And 24 (haha, that’s so me)
And 29.
And 33! Best Jesus ever.

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Martha Marcy May Marlene is a really awesome movie I watched recently. It’s about a girl who escapes from a cult, and takes refuge with her estranged sister. The way the movie slowly layers together clips from her past in the cult, with the current scenes of living with her sister, builds this great dramatic tension. You realise just why she was so terrified early on. You see what they did to her, how they drew her in. You wonder just how damaged she is – what is she imagining, what is now real? She is somewhat of an unreliable narrator in the current scenes. You see her sister suddenly realise something isn’t right with her. You see her sister struggle with how to help her. Highly recommended.

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DAMN YOU STEVE. A very excellent & amusing video on blame. If you have ever dropped something & immediately blamed someone else for your unfortunate accident, give this a watch.

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Five things on a Friday

July 17, 2015

Happy day of the Fri! Here are some random things for your perusement…

I really like the look of this movie, The Dressmaker, coming out in Oct. It’s from the director of How To Make an American Quilt, and has some great names in it, including one of the Hemsworths with no shirt on (always a bonus). Will def check this out.

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io9 obsessively breaks down every frame of the recent Suicide Squad trailer. From this trailer, I personally: am not convinced about Cara Delevingne; look forward to seeing Joel Kinnaman – he was so awesome in The Killing TV series; am stoked to see Adam Beach – “Hey Victor” from Smoke Signals; and thought Viola Davis looks pretty damned cool. “I put them in a hole… and then threw away the hole.”

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Jim Carrey falling down compilation. Heh.

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Chicken with haloumi & honey. This is a super easy AND super delicious recipe: the best kind, IMHO. Throw it all in the oven & eat with delight 20(ish) minutes later. Love that squeaky cheese.

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If you’re looking for some cute homewares, then check out the Mark Tuckey collaboration with Cotton On. Really lovely gear at good prices. I ordered a set of canisters & some teatowels, and am currently eyeing up the sheets & storage baskets…

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Five things on a Friday

June 26, 2015

Although it doesn’t quite top the original music video, I LOVE this awesome dance routine to Elastic Heart by Sia. This lady is seriously talented.

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Don’t put these things on your face! A video by an esthetician on DIY skincare recipes you should definitely avoid. Pinterest is responsible for some messed up advice, yo.

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Tom Hardy’s old Myspace. Mariah Carey this is a good one! Naw. It’s sort of sweet & embarrassing & awesome all at the same time.

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Books about women tend not to win awards. An analysis of 15 years of book awards. “It’s hard to escape the conclusion that, when it comes to literary prizes, the more prestigious, influential and financially remunerative the award, the less likely the winner is to write about grown women.” Uh, STINK.

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On a Plate. A short comic about privilege by an Auckland-based illustrator & artist, Toby Morris. It succinctly explains how privilege can change a person’s prospects – worth a gander.