Word of the Day

found via Twitter:


Pronunciation: /ˌkakəʊˈiːθiːz/


[in singular] rare



No, this isn't about the movie (haven't seen it). Tintin was one of my favorite childhood book series; I don't know how I stumbled on it. Probably randomly picked one up at the Bookmobile (does anyone else remember Bookmobiles? they saved my life) and was instantly hooked. Herge absolutely influenced my drawing style and made me want to travel. Via Chemin faisant (again!), found this fun slide show by Lev Grossman about traveling and Tintin. From the intro:
Some people were inspired to travel by atlases. Some people, by maps. But for some, nothing gave them the travel bug like the adventures of Tintin.


via Chemin Faisant (fabulous tumblr):

“A serious and good philosophical work could be written consisting entirely of jokes.”
- Ludwig Wittgenstein 


Gorgeous, soaring, beautiful. With Kate and Anna McGarrigle, Rufus and Martha Wainwright, and Bruce Cockburn. Rufus Wainwright's voice is so perfect:

and another old McGarrigle song, from the album "French Record":