Why is it that people are willing to spend $20 on a bowl of pasta with sauce that they might actually be able to replicate pretty faithfully at home, yet they balk at the notion of a white-table cloth Thai restaurant, or a tacos that cost more than $3 each? Even in a city as “cosmopolitan” as New York, restaurant openings like Tamarind Tribeca (Indian) and Lotus of Siam (Thai) always seem to elicit this knee-jerk reaction from some diners who have decided that certain countries produce food that belongs in the “cheap eats” category—and it’s not allowed out. (Side note: How often do magazine lists of “cheap eats” double as rundowns of outer-borough ethnic foods?)

Yelp, Chowhound, and other restaurant sites are littered with comments like, “$5 for dumplings?? I’ll go to Flushing, thanks!” or “When I was backpacking in India this dish cost like five cents, only an idiot would pay that much!” Yet you never see complaints about the prices at Western restaurants framed in these terms, because it’s ingrained in people’s heads that these foods are somehow “worth” more. If we’re talking foie gras or chateaubriand, fair enough. But be real: You know damn well that rigatoni sorrentino is no more expensive to produce than a plate of duck laab, so to decry a pricey version as a ripoff is disingenuous. This question of perceived value is becoming increasingly troublesome as more non-native (read: white) chefs take on “ethnic” cuisines, and suddenly it’s okay to charge $14 for shu mai because hey, the chef is ELEVATING the cuisine.

— One of the entries from the list ‘20 Things Everyone Thinks About the Food World (But Nobody Will Say)’. (via crankyskirt)

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killigankrunch:

what a long fucking week that was. congrats on finishing the week, everyone

killigankrunch:

what a long fucking week that was. congrats on finishing the week, everyone

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smugasaurus:

ilove-unicorns:

overland-and-sea:

look at all those majestic sea pancakes

Sea pancakes.



YES ^

smugasaurus:

ilove-unicorns:

overland-and-sea:

look at all those majestic sea pancakes

Sea pancakes.

YES ^

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vintageshopgirl:

Masked Santa.

NO

vintageshopgirl:

Masked Santa.

NO

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johnlockshipsdestiel:

officialprincewilliam:

officialprincewilliam:

can a dinosaur even get more fuckin rad?

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you bet jurassican

i am so impressed by that dinosaur and that pun congratulations

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septembriseur:

No headline will ever bring me as much joy as this.

septembriseur:

No headline will ever bring me as much joy as this.

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rebeccasugar:

ianjq:

This is the rough animatic of Garnet and Pearl’s fusion dance from Coach Steven! It’s got the scratch music track that we animated to: “Freak” by Estelle.

This was a super fun collaboration. I animated Garnet’s dancing and Rebecca Sugar animated Amethyst dancing. We had to synchronize!

Pearl covering Steven’s eyes was done by Raven Molisee and Sugilite appearing was drawn by Paul Villeco.

Animatic editing by Lauren Hecht

Voices by Estelle and Nicki Minaj

I danced with IanJQ!

adaleide:

what a grump.

adaleide:

what a grump.

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wolvensnothere:

thepurposeofplaying:

alljustletters:

narcomanic:

narcomanic:

i’m pretty sure this twitter account is how sexting works in night vale

i mean really

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what is going on here

this is officially my new favourite thing

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thank you for sharing it with us

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SEXTS FROM THE VOID

new favorite thing

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whatpunkin:

maisiewilliams:

but why does sirius black have prison tattoos in the prisoner of azkaban movie? is there a strong prison culture in azkaban? did he find a non death eater or two to bond with? he literally has tattoos on each of his fingers what did he do over those 12 years do they have movie nights and crazy high jinx involving contraband what exactly happens in azkaban 

orange is the new sirius black

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rydenarmani:

THEY TOOK YOU, NIGHTMAN, AND YOU DON’T BELONG TO THEM

THEY LEFT ME IN A WOLRD OF DARKNESS WITHOUT YOUR SEXY HANDS