Monthly Archives: June 2010

my heart shall bleed right again.

Currently on repeat:

[Posted by Mallory]

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just six words and a picture.

I think my heart just exploded.

(Via her moments were beautiful.)

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youtube clip of today: friggin’ twilight.

As much as it pains me to give one more second of publicity to the Jersey Shore kids, I feel obligated to post this… I did chuckle a bit. And as BuzzFeed put it, “Snooki’s acting shows way more range than Kristen Stewart’s.” See for yourself, readership!

[Posted by Kathleen]

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edith shain, the kissing nurse, dies.

Edith Shain, now famous for being the subject of “one of the most memorable photographs from World War Two,” died on Sunday at 91. You know the photo, right?:

Now I’ve seen this photo about a million times — and was among the 50% of college girls who had this poster up in her dorm room (there was a poster sale on campus, OKAY?) — but I never knew the story behind it. As I went to post this, I wondered if she ended up marrying that guy, or something equally adorable. Turns out, she didn’t even know him. According to le Wikipedia, “In August 1945, Shain was working at Doctor’s Hospital in New York City as a nurse when she and a friend heard on the radio that World War II had ended. They went to Times Square where all the celebrating was and as soon as she arrived on the street from the subway, the sailor grabbed her in an embrace and kissed her.” As one Gawker commenter pointed out, that almost makes the story more amazing; there Edith was, minding her own business, when all of a sudden she becomes part of this iconic moment, captured forever on film.

Rest in peace, Edith, and thanks for being such a good sport. Next time a stranger tries to give me a smooch on the sidewalk, I’ll go with it, and hope someone’s around to snap the picture.

[Posted by Mallory]

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just six words and a link.

Comic Sans fights back. I die.

Thanks to E.Lee for the tip. For a reminder of how we here at SWTCTW feel about Comic Sans, see here, here, here, and here.

[Posted by Mallory]

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today is a google holiday, hooray!

Today’s Google Holiday: First Day of Summer! Heck yes! (Although based on the amount that I was sweating yesterday while indoors, it’s been summer here in The Swamp for a while now.)

What I was Googling: soldiers’ angels. My roommate recently signed up for this program, through which you can write soldiers letters, send them care packages, etc. It sounds like an awesome idea, and what I like best is that you are connected with an individual soldier (rather than writing a generic letter to an unknown person). Take a look, if you’re interested!

Enjoy the first day of summer, everyone! I feel like I should go get a Slurpee and watch The Price is Right after swim practice, a la 1995.

[Posted by Mallory]

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joe barton would like to apologize…

I love it when people come up with these things.

http://joebartonwouldliketoapologize.com/

Here is one of my favorites:

Joe Barton Would Like to Apologize to BP, for soaking up all your valuable oil with our worthless pelicans.

Thank you GO(B)P, for showing your true colors right before the 2010 elections!

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