Traveler. Reader. Writer.

vintascope:

Liebig’s Beef Extract “Edible Funghi” German issue, 1900

vintascope:

Liebig’s Beef Extract “Edible Funghi” German issue, 1900

(Source: lost-in-centuries-long-gone, via uicspecialcollections)

dorkly:

Check Out These ‘Game of Thrones’ Audition Tapes

While not many audition tapes for Game of Thrones have been leaked to the public, these few have - The Hound, Khal Drogo, and Arya & Sansa Stark. Click here to check out these actors nailing their roles perfectly, way before they were officially cast.

beeritual:

Bear Republic “Big Bear Black”

91 A-

This Double Stout is an old favorite of mine. Before I begin, I have to mention this awful label art. They seriously need to redesign their identity! It’s goofy, amateur look diminishes the inherent concept of quality. Anyhow…the nose is weighed down by heavy aromas of roasted malt that come across like unsweetened dark chocolate, coffee, caramel, and maybe a touch of vanilla. Like sour milk, hops add a faint hint of citrus with musty overtones.


As the palate opens, roasted malts unfold a nice, thick layer of dark chocolate. Sweetness develops a sort of caramel, brown sugar character as malts suddenly turn roasted with flavors of burnt coffee beans. Chocolate continues to run background as the dominant factor. As the bitter roast builds, chocolate makes a deeper transition into cocoa powder where malts give bready qualities. The finish is delineated by a sharp splash of hops that down traces of orange peel and pine. The mouthfeel is quite smooth, almost milky, then departs dry and thirsty. Alcohol keeps to a modest 8.1%, which has minimal flavor interference, and helps maintain considerably good drinkability.


Overall, I think this is fairly hoppy in terms of style, so I consider it a West Coast interpretation. The roasted bitterness looms over sweetness with a modest 55 IBU’s. This really isn’t much, but carries just enough weight to dominate. Looking back at my review from one year ago, it’s clear my palate has shifted, because it’s clear I don’t find the hoppy aspect as appealing. Perhaps the concept of balance is purely subjective? There is certainly something to be said for its direct approach, further complexity prevents me from rating this higher. I recommend it to those who like their doubles with a little more hops.


Hops: Centennial, Cascade


8.1%

55 IBU

Healdsburg, California

whatistigerbalm:

I’m pretty sure everyone and their dog drew this already, but here’s mine too.

whatistigerbalm:

I’m pretty sure everyone and their dog drew this already, but here’s mine too.

(via dorkly)

yeahwriters:

theparisreview:

“Washington Square gives less sense of the neighborhood than of interiority.”
Sadie Stein on Henry James’s New York stories.

Note to self read all of these

yeahwriters:

theparisreview:

Washington Square gives less sense of the neighborhood than of interiority.”

Sadie Stein on Henry James’s New York stories.

Note to self read all of these

Hahaaaa.
powells:

This is a GREAT way to spend your work day. (PS: Print your own list here!)  #Repost from @causticwonder —- This is what I did at work today. Spent far too much time at @powellsbooks website and then printed this out for my next bookstore visit. I’m at 6 of 25, but working on completing this list slowly. #powells #books #pictureofaprintedpdf

powells:

This is a GREAT way to spend your work day. (PS: Print your own list here!)  #Repost from @causticwonder —- This is what I did at work today. Spent far too much time at @powellsbooks website and then printed this out for my next bookstore visit. I’m at 6 of 25, but working on completing this list slowly. #powells #books #pictureofaprintedpdf

dorkly:

joebloodyhunter:

Drew this little Groot and Rocket Raccoon piece for Multiversity Comics’ Guardians Month!
The uncolored original art for this and bunches more by loads of actually talented people will be auctioned off next month in order to raise money to help out Bill Mantlo's family with his care.

12 Pieces of Fan Art That Prove Rocket Raccoon & Groot Are the Best
To see more of our favorites, click here!

dorkly:

joebloodyhunter:

Drew this little Groot and Rocket Raccoon piece for Multiversity Comics’ Guardians Month!

The uncolored original art for this and bunches more by loads of actually talented people will be auctioned off next month in order to raise money to help out Bill Mantlo's family with his care.

12 Pieces of Fan Art That Prove Rocket Raccoon & Groot Are the Best

To see more of our favorites, click here!

i-long-to-travel-the-world:

Norway | Sven David Hildebrandt - If you love this beautiful picture, like it. We post stuff just like this every day on Facebook. Like us by clicking here: http://on.fb.me/1bgLOYJ - You won’t regret it.

i-long-to-travel-the-world:

Norway | Sven David Hildebrandt - If you love this beautiful picture, like it. We post stuff just like this every day on Facebook. Like us by clicking here: http://on.fb.me/1bgLOYJ - You won’t regret it.

(Source: insidemycar, via gameological)