The scent of rain on dry ground.
Easy on the eyes.
Merry enjoyment, delight.
Good for the health.
To take luxurious pleasure in something.
Having a gentle, sweet way of speaking.
A cozy little room.
Soothing, agreeable speech.
The quality of sounding good or pleasing to the ear.
Having a comfort-loving, easygoing, social personality.
A source of delight.
A lover of beautiful things.
3D animation by Adam Wells about modern life, told with a unique visual device where scenes change vertically within a skyscraper - video embedded below:
Risehigh follows the elevator ascent of one man to the top floor of a concrete block. The film is about loneliness and where dreams come from.
In 1859, after striking oil Pennsylvania, publisher, coffee merchant, and social campaigner John Cassell began importing the new and wonderful stuff to London. To advertise it, he coined a new word, one presumably inspired by his own name – cazeline – and placed the following advertisement in The Times on November 27, 1862. It is how the word “gasoline” originated.
Also see the origins of other famous words.
Girls gone wild, for real.
This may be the best on-the-street sex ad you’ll see. And it’s not what you think it is.
Stop the Traffik did a pretty awesome experiential dance number to raise awareness about where hookers might be coming from in Amsterdam’s red light district.
- She is attractive, of course, but is that her chief asset? (Try to imagine her ten years from today.)
- Do you want her because she is popular–because other men have wanted her? (Don’t be a copy-cat!)
- Could you spend seven consecutive evenings in her company without being bored? (If the answer is affirmative, it is a good sign.)
- Do you have similar tastes in most things?
- Is she a good sport?
- Is she reasonably healthy?
- Is she a flirt? Does she make you jealous? (Decide whether you can stand the strain; your jealously will persist until you grow indifferent.)
- Are you constantly irritated by some small mannerism of hers? (You can’t be terribly in love.)
- Does she tell lies? Do you mind?
- Is she a nag?
- Is she quarrelsome? (The Bible warns, “It is better to dwell in a corner of the housetop than with a brawling woman in a wide house.”)
- Is she hard on other people? (Don’t judge by her behavior to you.)
- Is she trying to reform you? How do you feel about being reformed?
- Has she tried to boss you? (Maybe you need a boss.)
- Would she put up with all your faults if she knew them?
- When you quarrel, who capitulates first? (A combination of two stubborn mules is bad.)
- Do you agree on children, or a career, or both? (Better settle this beforehand.)
- Does she expect you to support her in a definite style? Could you count on her cooperation in hard times? Would she go to work if necessary?
- Will she help you get ahead? Or will she pull you away from your work?
- Can she handle money?
- If you marry her, will you also be marrying her family?
- Does she let you get around to see your old pals? (If you have been too infatuated to notice, make it a point of finding out.)
- Are you proud to present her to your friends? (If not, reconsider.)
- Do you hope to reform her? (Give up the idea. People change, but not according to plan.)
- Do you know her faults? Are you willing to live with them?
- Do you still think her perfect? (You’re wrong, of course, but marry!)
Dark Shadows, the latest gothic oddity to be plucked from Tim Burton’s overactive imagination, has released a first official trailer. And from the looks of it, it could well be his best work in years.
Check out the trailer and poster now…