So yesterday my grandparents found a big box of old 78s that they’ve had in an attic for years, and wanted me to transfer them to CDs. Most were in pretty great shape, no cracks and few scratches. Lots of 1930s sweet/hot jazz, British big band & swing and a few Decca classical ones. This one had its label peeled/scratched off on the a side, on the reverse was a Parlophone march.
90% sure by playing it it’s unleashed some kind of 70 year old curse.
Oh my god D:
here’s a bad idea: listening to this in the dark by yourself
I heard that some records made during the 30s had laughter on them because they believed that listening to laughter would make others laugh along.
My God, they were wrong.
i just scared the fuck out of myself
Play this outside your house on halloween.
oh dear lord i listening to this in bed in the dark while everyone else is asleep DONT DO THAT ITS TERRIFYING
What I love about this is that it showcases how completely opposite Hobbit and Dwarf culture are.
When a hobbit speaks to you directly— in a matter that could be construed as rude, no less— it’s a big deal. A big freakin’ deal. So he can’t even bring himself to expressing his displeasure at having his house hijacked by a bunch of foreign strangers without adding an apologetic disclaimer. This is the face of a hobbit who has been pushed to frustration, and that’s pretty damn rare.
Then Dwarves. They’re tough as nails and hard around the edges. It takes a hell of a lot to offend them, and even more than that to admit your own guff and apologize— so when somebody does apologize, you take it seriously. Even if you weren’t actually listening to whatever preceded that apology. Even if you don’t think it was worth apologizing for. That shit is serious business, and you take it seriously, yo.
This is culture clash at its finest, reduced to two words.
In short: Peter Jackson’s a genius.
It is really good writing, but I just want to emphasise that Peter Jackson does not write these scripts alone. He has two collaborators, Fran Walsh (who is also his wife) and Philippa Boyens, and the three of them also wrote the screenplays for the Lord of the Rings trilogy together. While Peter Jackson is highly visible as the director of the films, and Walsh prefers to stay out of the limelight, I just never want their contribution to the Middle-Earth films to be overlooked.
Because they’re great.
#not to mention the noises the Ringwraiths make were partly recorded by Fran Walsh #because she can make weird noises and I think that’s great #I like a woman with a way with words and an unearthly shriek
this information pleases me beyond words, thank you
One of the many things Bill Nye taught me
The difference between milk snakes and coral snakes is a crucial key to not dying. Coral snakes are extremely dangerous, and despite the low bite ratio, they can and will bite you if you’re not careful. Milk snakes are totally okay and chill. So remember, everyone.
If red touches yellow, you’re a dead fellow
But if red touches black, you’re okay jack
I read this as milk shakes and was very confused