tardisinmywardrobe

Apr 14
ca-thar-si-s:

howtotalktogirlsatparties:

Kurt Vonnegut’s time working at Sports Illustrated was brief.

This is great.

ca-thar-si-s:

howtotalktogirlsatparties:

Kurt Vonnegut’s time working at Sports Illustrated was brief.

This is great.

Nov 12
whiskyandoldspice:

plenilune:

reading-angel:

claudiagray:

This is really the main thing you need to know about a house before you buy.
(Forgive me a moment of former-lawyer nerdity - there is in fact a famous NY court case, Stambovsky v. Ackley, in which the plaintiff bought a house and only later found out it was supposedly haunted. He then sued the former owner, wanting to undo the sale. You’d think the former owner could just go, “pffft, no, there’s no such things as ghosts,” right? But no! They’d previously given newspaper interviews saying they believed in the ghost, which meant they were estopped from denying the ghost now, which meant — the judges declared, settling in for a long deliberation — the house was haunted as a matter of law. They let the plaintiff out of the sale. This is all 100% true.) 

JO!
I’ve reblogged this picture before but not with the story of the legally-haunted house attached to it…

okay, so not only is this way legit, but the court’s majority opinion was FULL OF GHOST PUNS, thus elevating this to the Greatest Thing Ever To Happen.

first of all can we deal with the greatest sentence ever written by any judge since the beginning of time:
"as a matter of law, the house is haunted"
and that is not even touching the puns
"no divination is required to conclude that it is defendant’s promotional efforts…which fostered the home’s reputation"
"plaintiff hasn’t a ghost of a chance"
"i am moved by the spirit of equity"
"applying caveat emptor to a contract involving a house…conjures up visions"
"lest the subject of the transaction come back to haunt him and his client"
"the notion…is a hobgoblin which should be exorcised from the body of legal precedent and laid quietly to rest"
and then this motherfucker quotes hamlet
"pity me not but lend thy serious hearing to what i shall unfold (william shakespeare, hamlet, act i, scene v [ghost])"
and ghostbusters
"a very practical problem arises with respect to the discovery of a paranormal phenomenon: ‘who you gonna call?’"
god bless that judge
god bless

whiskyandoldspice:

plenilune:

reading-angel:

claudiagray:

This is really the main thing you need to know about a house before you buy.

(Forgive me a moment of former-lawyer nerdity - there is in fact a famous NY court case, Stambovsky v. Ackley, in which the plaintiff bought a house and only later found out it was supposedly haunted. He then sued the former owner, wanting to undo the sale. You’d think the former owner could just go, “pffft, no, there’s no such things as ghosts,” right? But no! They’d previously given newspaper interviews saying they believed in the ghost, which meant they were estopped from denying the ghost now, which meant — the judges declared, settling in for a long deliberation — the house was haunted as a matter of law. They let the plaintiff out of the sale. This is all 100% true.) 

JO!

I’ve reblogged this picture before but not with the story of the legally-haunted house attached to it…

okay, so not only is this way legit, but the court’s majority opinion was FULL OF GHOST PUNS, thus elevating this to the Greatest Thing Ever To Happen.

first of all can we deal with the greatest sentence ever written by any judge since the beginning of time:

"as a matter of law, the house is haunted"

and that is not even touching the puns

"no divination is required to conclude that it is defendant’s promotional efforts…which fostered the home’s reputation"

"plaintiff hasn’t a ghost of a chance"

"i am moved by the spirit of equity"

"applying caveat emptor to a contract involving a house…conjures up visions"

"lest the subject of the transaction come back to haunt him and his client"

"the notion…is a hobgoblin which should be exorcised from the body of legal precedent and laid quietly to rest"

and then this motherfucker quotes hamlet

"pity me not but lend thy serious hearing to what i shall unfold (william shakespeare, hamlet, act i, scene v [ghost])"

and ghostbusters

"a very practical problem arises with respect to the discovery of a paranormal phenomenon: ‘who you gonna call?’"

god bless that judge

god bless

Jun 23
kattymavis:

I’m not Batman.I have friends.

kattymavis:

I’m not Batman.I have friends.

Jun 11

When you rearrange the letters in the word ‘ASTRONOMER’, you get ‘MOON STARER’.

secretlyjohnwatson:

troldemort:

Same goes for DESPERATION = A ROPE ENDS IT,

THE EYES = THEY SEE,

THE MORSE CODE = HERE COME DOTS,

DORMITORY = DIRTY ROOM,

SLOT MACHINES = CASH LOST IN ME,

ELECTION RESULTS = LIES - LET’S RECOUNT,

SNOOZE ALARMS = ALAS! NO MORE Z’S

THE EARTHQUAKES = THAT QUEER SHAKE,

ELEVEN PLUS TWO = TWELVE PLUS ONE

and

MOTHER-IN-LAW = WOMAN HITLER.

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WAIT BUT THIS IS MY FAVORITE ONE:

HOLMES AND WATSON = WOMANLESS AND HOT

Reblogging for the gif and in case the election goes the way i hope it doesn’t in october.

Jun 09

Calendar of Tales

theresahannah:

If you haven’t seen the new Calendar of Tales site, it really is quite lovely.

http://acalendaroftales.com

To celebrate making it to the shortlist, I’ve put up the pattern and some pictures detailing how to make a July tale wrap dress.

http://bit.ly/12A0dP5

image

Since I did not take pictures the first time, that means I now have a second dress.

If you would like it, leave a comment on this post. On June 29th, I’ll choose someone and send it out.

That is beautiful. I absolutely love it. 

Nov 28

Neil Gaiman: ahh-magic: I don’t know why I didn’t post about this earlier but I... →

ahh-magic:

I don’t know why I didn’t post about this earlier

but

I just remembered the story Amanda Palmer told the crowd at her concert in Chicago.

She got quiet for a sec (after we sang happy birthday to neil) and then looked up and said, “Can I tell you guys something really corny?”

Sep 09

overachievious:

i-have-been-johnlocked:

RUPERT’S FACE.

He’s like, “HELL YES, Sherlock and John never take me on their adventures…”

Sep 09

doctorwho:

Do you want to find out?

Aug 23

upworthy:

A Tea Partier decided to pick a fight with a foreign president. It didn’t go so well.

Michael D. Higgins (who was elected president of Ireland last year) is fed up with over-the-top Tea Party rhetoric, and he isn’t afraid to show it. Listen to him call out radio host Michael Graham on everything from health care to foreign policy, and thoroughly and factually shut him down. And then call him a “wanker.” Do we really need to say more?

Update: Check out what the Irish Times has to say about our write-up of this impressive smackdown (which is currently going CRAZY viral), complete with full audio of the debate.

Aug 02

doctorwho:

Doctor Who New Fall Season Series 7 Launch Trailer

Coming this fall to BBC America, BBC One, and SPACE

Excited!