26 11 / 2013
When your wall labels go through 5 levels of editorial review before being mounted, and a visitor spots a spelling error within the first hour of the exhibition opening.
22 11 / 2013
21 11 / 2013
This is an anonymous submission, so I don’t know what museum it’s in, but I would LOVE to hear some Diorama Emergency stories.
I expect it’s for when scrawny, green-eyed eleven year olds in broken glasses accidentally lock their obnoxious cousins in with the stuffed moose. Due to the automatic reset of the Memory Modification charm, this red button is pushed far more often than anyone recalls.
14 11 / 2013
"Building a library is the sanest form of hoarding."
Quote from [original poster’s] mother, after [op] expressed concerns that [op] was purchasing too many books and would shortly be buried under them and die (via booksandhotchocolate)
If you do not have books stacked both directions on your bookshelves, you either don’t have enough books, or you have the TARDIS of bookshelves.
12 11 / 2013
The following bit of fluff was written for my good friend and co-conspirator, Devlin, and rather giddily spun off our archaeological epistolary adventure. The formal excuse for writing it was a writers’ group exercise in telling a story through letters…
10 11 / 2013
17% of cardiac surgeons are women, 17% of tenured professors are women. It just goes on and on. And isn’t that strange that that’s also the percentage of women in crowd scenes in movies? What if we’re actually training people to see that ratio as normal so that when you’re an adult, you don’t notice?
…We just heard a fascinating and disturbing study where they looked at the ratio of men and women in groups. And they found that if there’s 17% women, the men in the group think it’s 50-50. And if there’s 33% women, the men perceive that as there being more women in the room than men."
This is a truly bizarre kind of statistic, but that doesn’t mean it’s not important. And it’s not just Hollywood, even if Neil deGrasse Tyson just pointed out that he can’t ever remember hearing a woman’s voice narrate a film trailer. (I keep thinking I must have, but other than maybe Brave, I can’t think of any?)
07 11 / 2013