The Comfort Zone

Where I don't give a damn if you are comfortable.

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Jack, as a new Jedi/TimeLord take the TARDIS & go seek Yoda.

(Interwebs, pls warn me BEFORE I see a 4 yr old’s Star Wars funeral. I think Matt Smith and I both will add this to our pile of… I am too sad to know if it goes in the good or bad things file. Obviously awful, but every wish came true. But…PLS GIVE ME MORE WARNING BEFORE MAKING ME SOB. Thank you!)


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2602534/I-love-son-Fathers-heartbreaking-eulogy-Star-Wars-themed-funeral-boy-4-died-battling-brain-tumour.html

Jack, as a new Jedi/TimeLord take the TARDIS & go seek Yoda.

(Interwebs, pls warn me BEFORE I see a 4 yr old’s Star Wars funeral. I think Matt Smith and I both will add this to our pile of… I am too sad to know if it goes in the good or bad things file. Obviously awful, but every wish came true. But…PLS GIVE ME MORE WARNING BEFORE MAKING ME SOB. Thank you!)


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2602534/I-love-son-Fathers-heartbreaking-eulogy-Star-Wars-themed-funeral-boy-4-died-battling-brain-tumour.html

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theweekmagazine:

In 1860, an 11-year-old girl wrote to Abe Lincoln, suggesting he grow a beard. He not only responded, he obliged.
“Hon A B Lincoln…
Dear Sir
My father has just home from the fair and brought home your picture and Mr. Hamlin’s. I am a little girl only 11 years old, but want you should be President of the United States very much so I hope you wont think me very bold to write to such a great man as you are. Have you any little girls about as large as I am if so give them my love and tell her to write to me if you cannot answer this letter. I have got 4 brothers and part of them will vote for you any way and if you let your whiskers grow I will try and get the rest of them to vote for you you would look a great deal better for your face is so thin. All the ladies like whiskers and they would tease their husbands to vote for you and then you would be President. My father is going to vote for you and if I was a man I would vote for you to but I will try to get every one to vote for you that I can I think that rail fence around your picture makes it look very pretty I have got a little baby sister she is nine weeks old and is just as cunning as can be. When you direct your letter direct to Grace Bedell Westfield Chautauqua County New York. 
I must not write any more answer this letter right off Good bye
Grace Bedell”
Lincoln responded a few days later: 
“Miss Grace Bedell
My dear little Miss 
Your very agreeable letter of the 15th is received — I regret the necessity of saying I have no daughters — I have three sons — one seventeen, one nine, and one seven years of age — They, with their mother, constitute my whole family — As to the whiskers, having never worn any, do you not think people would call it a piece of silly affectation if I were to begin it now? 
Your very sincere well wisher,
A. Lincoln”
While he made no promises about the beard to Bedell, he stopped shaving and allowed the beard to grow not long after their exchange and was elected as the 16th president of the United States a few weeks later. On his inaugural train ride from Illinois to Washington, D.C., the president-elect stopped in Bedell’s hometown of Westfield, N.Y., and asked to meet her.

theweekmagazine:

In 1860, an 11-year-old girl wrote to Abe Lincoln, suggesting he grow a beard. He not only responded, he obliged.

“Hon A B Lincoln…

Dear Sir

My father has just home from the fair and brought home your picture and Mr. Hamlin’s. I am a little girl only 11 years old, but want you should be President of the United States very much so I hope you wont think me very bold to write to such a great man as you are. Have you any little girls about as large as I am if so give them my love and tell her to write to me if you cannot answer this letter. I have got 4 brothers and part of them will vote for you any way and if you let your whiskers grow I will try and get the rest of them to vote for you you would look a great deal better for your face is so thin. All the ladies like whiskers and they would tease their husbands to vote for you and then you would be President. My father is going to vote for you and if I was a man I would vote for you to but I will try to get every one to vote for you that I can I think that rail fence around your picture makes it look very pretty I have got a little baby sister she is nine weeks old and is just as cunning as can be. When you direct your letter direct to Grace Bedell Westfield Chautauqua County New York. 

I must not write any more answer this letter right off Good bye

Grace Bedell”

Lincoln responded a few days later: 

“Miss Grace Bedell

My dear little Miss 

Your very agreeable letter of the 15th is received — I regret the necessity of saying I have no daughters — I have three sons — one seventeen, one nine, and one seven years of age — They, with their mother, constitute my whole family — As to the whiskers, having never worn any, do you not think people would call it a piece of silly affectation if I were to begin it now? 

Your very sincere well wisher,

A. Lincoln”

While he made no promises about the beard to Bedell, he stopped shaving and allowed the beard to grow not long after their exchange and was elected as the 16th president of the United States a few weeks later. On his inaugural train ride from Illinois to Washington, D.C., the president-elect stopped in Bedell’s hometown of Westfield, N.Y., and asked to meet her.

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Remember, John Green didn’t realize how SAD his book about kids with cancer was until he saw the movie being filmed. Hank tried to tell him…but nope. It is BEAUTIFUL. And awful. Just like life, but with far more eloquence. So his reaction below isn’t surprising.

This KID, Troy wrote this song, and with the movie trailer it’s too much. But HIS original video (also below) where Troy visited real kids on a cancer ward is overwhelming. Whatever we are calling kids who are in high school now, if they are like the kids who flock to John Green (aka the Pied Piper of YA fiction) then our future is in good hands. They are even self-mocking. DFTBA.

fishingboatproceeds:

Someone anonymously sent me this ridiculously beautiful video they’d made mashing up Troye Sivan’s amazing song “The Fault in Our Stars” with the movie trailer. I have seen the trailer like two hundred times and heard the song probably a thousand, BUT I STILL CRIED.

(Troye’s song.)

(The official trailer.)

p.s. Gentle reminder that if you make stuff like this you do not have to send me large files anonymously; you can submit to the official TFIOS movie tumblr.

Filed under The Fault in Our Stars Shailene Woodley JOHN GREEN Ansel Elgort TIFOS MOVIE Augustus Waters Hazel Hazel Grace okay okay Troye Sivan Gus Divergent YA fiction Hank Green DFTBA

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If the world were merely seductive, that would be easy. If it were merely challenging, that would be no problem. But I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world and a desire to enjoy the world. This makes it hard to plan the day.
E.B. White (via observando)

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