ChatRoulette Love Song
; SLYT (3.44). Cool moment at 1.33.
Ed Watson and Derence Kernek have been together for forty years (SLYT).
Last summer, 78-year-old Ed Watson was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. His greatest fear is that he will "lose the ability to recognize [his] beloved Derence when he gets on his knee to propose." This
is their heartbreaking plea to the California Supreme Court to rethink its refusal to expedite key Proposition 8 hearings
1. Tin Huey T-Shirt.
2. A silk-screened poster from the Sept. 22, 2000, Mary Timony (of Helium) concert in Oberlin, Ohio.
3. "Crazy Rhythms" by the Feelies (on white vinyl).
4. A big-ass dining room table.
5. The Futon.
6. One audio MiniDisc of the Black Keys' first live performance, July 2002.
7. 7. One black-and-white photo of Patrick and me, taken in 2003, at Apple Studios.
A marriage, and divorce, in seven mementos.
"Danny and Annie Perasa tell the story of their twenty-seven-year romance
. From their first date to Danny’s final days with terminal cancer, this is an intimate and heartbreaking look at true love."
TV writer (!) and memoirist Tracy McMillan
breaks it down for the single ladies: Why You're Not Married
. And in a particularly cruel twist, it runs the day before Valentine's Day. Some folks don't appreciate
her advice; others mind it a lot less than they expected to
. Oddly, Jezebel
apparently has nothing to say on the matter.
People who have been married more than fifty years kissing
Cheating, Incorporated: The Infidelity Economy.
"Looking to sneak around on your spouse? Got a little cash to spend? The CEO of Ashley Madison
, a website whose own backers don't even want to be associated with, is happy to take your money.
" (Previously on MeFi) [more inside]
Looking for the perfect Valentine's Day gift for that special someone? Nothing says love like a hissing cockroach
! [more inside]
People fall in love with physical objects.
For some reason, this feels more surprising than it should after 54 years of observational experience. Who knew?
“A marketer needs to be careful not to judge these people as being weird," says the lead author.
Pink releases music video for the song Fuckin' Perfect
: Explicit Version
(Youtube, possibly NSFW) / Radio Edit: Youtube
. Background: Pink's Website
. Note: Both versions of the video depict anorexia, cutting and suicide.
"After a decade of being together, I finally proposed to my long time love Sara. [This] movie trailer was shown on December 12th, 2010 at 4pm at the Red River Theater in Concord, NH. Sara had no idea." [more inside]
Dear John, Love, Bennett:
A video love letter from Bennett to John Matrix of the 80's action movie Commando. (SLYT)
" (SFW) - not what you might think
they are. [more inside]
Libraries are, for many of us, the public places where we bring our most private selves, our fears and our dreams, so long buried and so studiously unspoken. The librarian checking out a stack of books may be for many of us, the equivalent of the first person we’ve told a secret to. Which brings me to the real reason I chose the profession that I did for my narrator: Even more than libraries, I love librarians.As Others See Us: An Author On Why She Loves Librarians
But that was [yesterday]
is a flash game about learning to move forward.
A Mountain I'm Willing To Die On
A letter of a mother to her child about religion, love, and acceptance of who you are.
likes to dress as a princess, so his mother wrote a book
about acceptance, and his school and family rallied
around him this Halloween. [more inside]
Words I love
, not to be confused with Words I hate
Web of stories
- "There are few things more interesting or more pleasurable than to watch someone tell a good story. And one story always leads to another."
The Love Parade is over
. 21 years after the first parade in Berlin, disaster strikes and the electro-pop festival that welcomed millions of dance-happy people
from all over the world shuts down after a tragic crush in a tunnel that killed 19 people and injured 340
. An investigation into the deaths is underway
Mass wedding for former Tamil fighters Fifty-three couples of former Tamil Tiger rebels were married Sunday ... at a rehabilitation camp near the northern town of Vavuniya. [more inside]
Morning. Before the world wants anything from her. When Five Fell
is the beautiful short film about the five senses loving you back... from Wong Fu Productions
. [more inside]
is a 30-minute short film written and directed by Spike Jonze. [via]
Johnny Lingo paid eight cows
for his wife.^
, 1960's version [1
] , and a 2003 full length movie
It may increase schadenfreude.
It's an assistant to abortifacients and it's produced by stimulating the nipples. Got a clogged lizard? Your mom used it to turn off your brain for your own good
. In women, it peaks at orgasm, but in men, it might be elevated throughout sex without peaking
. And what do you mean "social" monogamy!?
Is it the love 'em and leave 'em hormone?? Well, it's NOT Vasopressin For Her, contrary to what some people think
Is it an impedance to feminism
? Could it be the key to treating Autism
? Ism... ism... jism? YEP. It's in the jism
! Its synthesis was the end of A Trail of Sulfa Research
, and its master was awarded the Nobel Prize
. (Chemistry, not Peace.) You can scent your loveletters with it
, but sorry, peaches... you can't huff a good cuddle, but you might like to huff while you cuddle. Previously.
are a slightly odd Welsh tradition. [more inside]
Geek Heroes sing "We Love xkcd"
As a follow up to this
animation of the original strip Neil Gaiman, Cory Doctorow, Wil Wheaton, Hank Green and a cast of dozens sing of love and geekiness.
The singer Pink's recent performance
at the Grammy's evoked this
reaction from comedian Joe Rogan: Her performance was like Jimi Hendrix doing the star spangled banner while Michael Jackson moon walked and Susan Boyle sang back up.
The song, "Glitter in the Air," is from Pink's 2008 album "Funhouse
." Much of that album was Pink's reflections on the breakup of her marriage to motocross
star Carey Hart
. But the story between Pink and Hart doesn't end there... [more inside]
Monogamouse Prairie voles have many vasopressin receptors in the reward centres of their brains. It seems as though these are wired up in a way that causes the animal to take pleasure from monogamy.
All you need is love
- from 156 countries, all at the same time. Join in the chorus
; each video leads to a 5-cent donation from Starbucks to the RED Global Fund for AIDS in Africa.
A few months back, Jay-Z released the single "Empire State of Mind
off of his latest album, The Blueprint 3[buy]
. The songs features Jay-Z with a supporting chorus by Alicia Keys. Alicia Keys would then go on to release "Empire State Of Mind (Part II) Broken Down
" for her new album The Element of Freedom[buy]
. Last night Alicia Keys performed this song live on the Colbert Report with a rather surprising special guest[YT]
In a soft voice, chuckling frequently and gazing intently with gray-green eyes, Mr. McCarthy talked about books vs. films, the apocalypse, fathers and sons, past and future projects, how he writes—and God. [more inside]
- a short film animated completely by one person
I Just Made Love
shows on the map of the world places where people just made love.
"Gaza Love Story: The Bride Who Crawled Through a Tunnel"
"He lived in the Gaza Strip, she in the West Bank. It seemed as though the Israeli blockade would prevent their marriage. Then May risked her life to crawl through a smugglers' tunnel into Gaza and join Mohammed. Now they face an uncertain future together."
The True Love Project
— People are exhorted to "say cheese" for the camera so their faces will approximate a happy look. Other emotional states, such as love, are far more complex and not easily photographed. Love is intimate and deeply personal, and its expression may be hard to share in a staged setting. Hypnosis opens a pathway into the unconscious, the neurological realm of emotional memory. In TRUE LOVE a group of volunteers worked with a professional hypnotist to reach, in trance, a point where they were able to visualize the camera as a beloved person. The resulting images captured people who were actually in love with the camera.
What would you do if your husband of many years, with whom you had created a family and with whom you led what you considered to be a successful life, suddenly said he thought he no longer loved you? One woman's approach: refuse to believe it.
Not everyone agrees
"Nisan didn’t mean to fall in love with Nemutan. Their first encounter -- at a comic-book convention that Nisan’s gaming friends dragged him to in Tokyo -- was serendipitous. Nisan was wandering aimlessly around the crowded exhibition hall when he suddenly found himself staring into Nemutan’s bright blue eyes... 'I’ve experienced so many amazing things because of her,' Nisan told me, rubbing Nemutan’s leg warmly. 'She has really changed my life.' Nemutan doesn’t really have a leg. She’s a stuffed pillowcase
— a 2-D depiction of a character, Nemu, from an X-rated version of a PC video game called Da Capo." The New York Times' Lisa Katayama on "2-D lovers" in Japan, the latest outgrowth of otaku
Sassy lesbian couple in Florida celebrates 70 years together
after having to keep their relationship secret for decades. You go, girls!
"Yes, I have four children. Four children with whom I spend a good part of every day: bathing them, combing their hair, sitting with them while they do their homework, holding them while they weep their tragic tears. But I'm not in love with any of them. I am in love with my husband