Celebrating one of my favorite painters, the Dutch artist Johannes Vermeer (1632-1675). Girl with a Pearl Earring The Art of Painting The Milkmaid Continue reading Johannes Vermeer Night Thread
Episode Grade: B+ I have missed Thomas Jane on this show. One of the early strengths of The Expanse was that its three main characters of Holden, Miller, and Avasarala each brought a different style, and a different sort of energy, … Continue reading The Expanse: Season 3, Episode 8, “It Reaches Out”
The internet tells me today is Flip A Coin Day! This is one way to decide what are the best, most notable comments from the week, though I’m pretty sure you all put just a little more effort into the … Continue reading Comment of the Week Coin Flip Edition
Staring at the paperwork spread across the restaurant table, Bob Kessler’s brow furrowed. Sweeping the crumbs of his half-finished Spicy Shrimp En Croútito off of the documents, he looked closer and ran the numbers again. This time, there was no … Continue reading Job Rants Thread 5/25/2018 – 6/1/2018
Talk about what’s going on your lives. Remember to respect others’ boundaries and don’t kink-shame. Bonus question: Do you sext? If so, are there any angles or lighting tricks you use to make you look your best? How long do … Continue reading Sex and Relationships Thread: Get My Good (Back)side
AUDITION FOR FREE ON YOUTUBE Right there. That is a link to the movie. If you have heard of the movie called Audition, but have not watched it for whatever reason, then it is up to you to decide if … Continue reading WTF ASIA 7: Audition (1999)
In 1978, the US-based television network ABC was on top of the world with shows like Charlie’s Angels and ready to take on the behemoth CBS newsmagazine 60 Minutes. While 60 Minutes ran during primetime on Sunday evenings, 20/20 aired at 10pm on Friday nights (I’m certain … Continue reading Let’s Watch 20/20, June 7, 1991!
We looked at a Seventeen from the 90s a little while ago, and it was a lot of fun – so let’s take a look at Seventeen from a far less female-empowered, far more pink-tinted and soft-focused world and see how things … Continue reading Let’s Read Seventeen, November 1962!
For a fairly self-indulgent trivia related (and not, as you might assume, sexual) reason, the theme today is 96. The single “96 Tears” was originally recorded in 1966 by what puzzling group that features neither Kenny McCormick nor his alter … Continue reading Shoeless Trivia: 96
1- Post a SFW Gif 2- Identify the source 3- ??? 4- Profit Continue reading Identify This Gif
Jeopardy! recap for Fri., Jun. 1- Today’s contestants are: – Dan, a wine and spirits distributor from Los Angeles, CA, who fittingly invented a Jeopardy! drinking game; – Ian, a trade specialist from Washington, DC, who got tear-gassed in Peru … Continue reading Jeopardy! recap for Fri., Jun. 1
Welcome to Recipe Exchange, posted on Fridays around lunchtime with a theme. Share recipes around that theme, or if you’ve just made something amazing, feel free to veer off topic. (Note: my WordPress account was created long before I became … Continue reading Recipe Exchange: Salads!
It’s time for another round of Muppet Casting, where we take a famous movie and ask, if Jim Henson’s Muppets made their own version of it (in the vein of The Muppet Christmas Carol and Muppet Treasure Island), which Muppets … Continue reading Muppet Casting: The Princess Bride
Welcome to Entertainment News! This is the place for longer ongoing discussions about what’s going on in the world of entertainment. Here’s some recent news to get the discussion started but feel free to comment on any other big stories you’ve come across.
Hello, and welcome to the Weekly Shuffle Thread! Today, we’re in need of some repair, because our theme is BROKEN! Today we’re all about songs with the word BROKEN in the title of them! Or if everything you’ve got is … Continue reading The Weekly Shuffle Thread is BROKEN!
Because it’s JUUUUNNNNNNEEEE JUNE JUNE JUNE Just because it’s JUNE JUNE The 1945 Broadway musical Carousel was written by the powerhouse duo of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein. It was their second ever musical, following after the massively popular Oklahoma! … Continue reading June is Bustin’ Out All Over the Day Thread 6/1
A space for Avocado members to share their in-progress writing and get detailed feedback. Continue reading The Escritoire Week 2
Happy Friday Avocadoans! Welcome back to Franchise Festival, where we explore and discuss noteworthy franchises from the last several decades of gaming history. Older entries can be found here. This week we’ll be mega-busting through the history of Mega Man! … Continue reading Franchise Festival #14: Mega Man (Console)
Good morning everyone, and Happy Friday! I don’t have much to say here, other then we have sex clams, sky dongs, and….the rest. Be kind to each other, and don’t threaten Mayor McSquirrel! Continue reading The Friday Politics Thread Is Full of Sex Clams
LOOK NEW MUSIC, remember how there was nothing last week? This week there is stuff. There’s… oh lord, a new Kanye, that for all I know is a nightmare. Neko Case obviously. Father John Misty‘s single “Mr Tillman” is deep in my head … Continue reading Friday New Music 6/1
As many of you aware by now, a couple weeks ago WordPress ran an update that knocked out most of our authors. I’ve done my best to get everyone back up and running, but in the process, a former issue … Continue reading Attention Avocado Authors