A Mopendium

Apr 19 2014
I’ve always treasured empathy as the particular privilege of the invisible, the observers who are shy precisely because they sense so much — because it is overwhelming to say even a single word when you’re sensitive to every last flicker of nuance in the room.
— The Empathy Exams, Leslie Jamison (via authorstalker)

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Apr 02 2014
slaughterhouse90210:

“Usually she ordered a cup of coffee and a cup of tea, as well as a brownie, propping up her sadness with chocolate and caffeine so that it became an anxiety.” 

― Lorrie Moore, Like Life

slaughterhouse90210:

“Usually she ordered a cup of coffee and a cup of tea, as well as a brownie, propping up her sadness with chocolate and caffeine so that it became an anxiety.”

― Lorrie Moore, Like Life

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Mar 30 2014
Tell me if you think this is true: it is easier to accept defeat and try to make the wreckage look beautiful than to keep fighting and lose. It feels true to me.

Jamie Quatro, “Georgia the Whole Time” 

I read Quatro’s collection I Want to Show You More in one sitting yesterday afternoon. Highly recommended for those who enjoy vivid, moving stories about loss, decay, spirituality, and sexuality set in the South (with a dose of dark humor).

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Mar 26 2014

randwiches:

St. Patrick’s day brunch: The Marrows Ginger Molasses Cake via the NYT

I emailed mocahill because I do not bake very well. Improvisation is a large part of what makes my dishes unique. And baking does not like my house team. -rimshot-

Mo started off with emptying a bottle of oatmeal stout into a sauce pan with molasses. It made pretty swirly patterns and bubbled up when they were combined. Meanwhile ramseyesscom sifted the dry ingredients together. A stand mixer is highly recommended for this recipe because you are required to mix for a total of 15 minutes as you add ingredients. I really loved the part where Mo buttered the inside of a bundt pan and smattered coarse sugar into it. It has a sugar crust with hefty, dense bite with a ginger kick. Well worth the 55 minute cooking time!

*By the way, you live in the New York area and can bake—-let’s be friends. I’ll trade you slow cooked meats!

This was, quite possibly, the most delicious baked item I have ever made. Bake this before the summer hits and you don’t want to step within ten feet of your oven.

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Mar 17 2014

randwiches:

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! This is my 2nd St. Patrick’s day menu, am I an honorary Irish-Filipino yet?

Here’s a porny preview of my brunch yesterday. My friends Mo & ramseyesscom came over to make the amazing cake you see here. We did jigs when I surprised them with DIY Shamrock Shakes. I made a bunch of extra food for my friends at OTB Live, too. 

Coming up this week:

I will forever chase the dream that was that Shortcut Corned Beef. Internet, you have never tasted something so grand. Also: I’m putting beet relish on everything from now on, forever and ever. Jenn is a culinary wizard.

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Feb 23 2014
erikjmac:

meghanaleksa:

putin on the ritz

600% done with the Internet.

I think my life is complete.

erikjmac:

meghanaleksa:

putin on the ritz

600% done with the Internet.

I think my life is complete.

(via heathershae)

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Feb 18 2014

ramseyesscom:

"Ramsey Has a Time Machine" Episode 6!

In the season finale of “Ramsey Has a Time Machine,” Ramsey goes on an epic quest through all of history.

Directed by Chris Donahue. 

Director of Photography and Editor Justin Dise. 

Written by Ramsey Ess. 

Starring Ramsey Ess, Mo Cahill, Chris Donahue, Josh Gondelman, Frank Hejl, Rob Michael Hugel, Jason Rochford, Ben Stadler

The final episode of Ramsey Has a Time Machine! I play Ramsey’s frustrated wife at a gallery. (Art imitates life.)

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Feb 15 2014

taxidermychurch:

michaelhartney:

In early December, Dan Chamberlain and I shot a Christmas music video for Funny or Die starring R. Kelly. No. Really. While we sat in holding for hours and hours (“Hey, guys. Thanks for sitting tight. R. Kelly was supposed to be here at 4. Now apparently he’ll be here at 6, but when he gets here, he’ll be having a lobster dinner first.”), we got a little loopy and started singing “I’m Like A Bird”, except with real bird specifics in the chorus. Like idiots. After shooting the video, we pitched it to our Maude Team, Legs for Days. Matt Starr wrote it up. So even though the R. Kelly video will apparently never see the light of day, it wasn’t for nothing.

PORN. This is porn. Ugh, I love it.

Watched this four times today and I am still laughing.

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Feb 14 2014

ramseyesscom:

True Detective Valentines!

Previously: House of Cards, Mythbusters, My Webseries

I love Ramsey for many reasons, but his annual tradition of making silly Valentine’s Day cards may be in the top twenty.

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Feb 11 2014

heathershae:

ramseyesscom:

Ramsey Has a Time Machine" Episode 5!

In the fifth episode of “Ramsey Has a TIme Machine,” Ramsey finds himself being interrogated by a hard boiled detective.

Directed by Chris Donahue. 

Director of Photography and Editor Justin Dise. 

Written by Ramsey Ess. 

Starring Ramsey Ess and Ben Rameaka

Featuring Morgan Evans, Jon Gutierrez, Lucas Klauss, Joe Nolfo

And Maxwell Frey, Heather Hynes, Johnny McNulty, Jill Morris, Dave Murray

Just hanging out with some of my friends at a mob bar. 

This is my favorite episode of “Ramsey Has a Time Machine” thus far. It has everything: film noir tropes, sandwiches, fun hats, mobsters, and the laughs. All of the laughs.

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