In effect the studio, which had once existed to make films, now made films so that it could continue to exist.
— Neal Gabler, Walt Disney: The Triumph of the American Imagination
weird flex but ok
— @_matteo999 comment on @onlyinbos post "The West End on-ramp has doors and windows imprinted in the concrete as a reminder of the former neighborhood there, completely leveled by the end of the 1950s as part of a large-scale urban renewal project.
The consequences of this bizarre position were many: The forward part (bow) of the ship was in the Southern Hemisphere & in the middle of summer. The rear (stern) was in the Northern Hemisphere & in the middle of winter. The date in the aft part of the ship was 31 December 1899.
In the bow (forward) part it was 1 January 1900.
This ship was therefore not only in:
Two different days,
Two different months,
Two different years,
Two different seasons
But in two different centuries - all at the same time!
— Suggested Facebook post
Definitely pressed.
— Lily on glass in The Met
Mickey was circular—in part, because a circular construction made him easy to draw. Sometimes the artists would simply take quarters and trace them for the basic components.
— Neal Gabler, Walt Disney: The Triumph of the American Imagination
I feel thin, sort of stretched, like butter scraped over too much bread.
— J. R. R. Talkien, The Fellowship Of The Ring
It's like being in a pancake.
— Emily on standing next to The Juice Bar air exhaust
— Buisness card
Amaretto Chip
— The Juice Bar
Met's Pete Alonso Threw Ball From Opponent's First M.L.B. Hit Into the Stands
— Article headline, The New York Times
Is your dog's name Lemonade?
— Lily to me in a voice after we walked past some kids at a lemonade stand
@germkoh has made many wonderful projects but I think my favourite is “Journal”, begun in 1995.
The following is Germaine description of the project taken from her website: “A terse personal journal appearing daily in the classified ads and, in more recent versions, on LED message boards and roadside signs."
— @micahlexier
By the time it was finished in 1899, the NYS Capitol was the most costly building ever constructed in the United States, and at 32 years, took longer to build than the Great Pyramid of Giza in Egypt.
— Information plaque across the street from the New York State Capitol
When he couldn't get an appointment with Walt, he painted him a giant letter—twenty by twenty-four feet—in which he requested an interview and had it sent special delivery. Walt capitulated, granted him an interview, and then hired him a few days later.
— Neal Gabler, Walt Disney: The Triumph of the American Imagination
Model coal mine cart made of coal
— Object description in the Maude Abbott Medical Museum
I think it'd be funny if you set up an underwater TV in there and played a Christopher Nolan movie.
— Lily on the St. Lawrence tank in the Montreal Biodome
What looks like half a doctor? The other half of a doctor.
— Overheard joke told by a kid at Walt's Diner
So fish are like melons.
— Lily after Max said that birds spread fish eggs
But once again money was not his only or perhaps even greatest consideration. Walt harbored two impulses that often warred: the go-getting impulse to succeed, which could be certified by money and recognition, and the deeper psychological impulse to control, which could be satisfied only by making his films exactly as he wanted to make them without interference.
— Neal Gabler, Walt Disney: The Triumph of the American Imagination
Book of the week: Swimmers by Larry Sultan
— @johnmotoole