Anonymous Confessions by Candy Chang
Everyone has private secrets and personal facts about themselves that aren’t easily shared with others. We all want to protect ourselves against criticism and teasing, so embarrassing moments are never really the first thing that we share with others. But the fact is, pretty much every single person has one of those deep, dark secrets that lingers around and is never revealed.
New Orleans-based artist Candy Chang gives people a chance to confess these thoughts without having to feel vulnerable to the outside world. Her installation, entitled Confessions, is a public art project that took place in The Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas, Nevada.
A new vending machine has been released which can print any book within minutes.
The Espresso Book Machine has access to 500,000 different books - the same as 23.6 miles of shelf space - and can even churn out a fresh copy of Crime and Punishment in just nine minutes.
Pages are printed at a rate of over 100 per minute and are then pressed, glued and cut to produce a pristine book.
Users simply pick the book they would like on a screen and wait for it to be printed … it certainly is a novel way of getting a new book.
WHO WANTS TO ROAD TRIP WITH ME TO THIS VENDING MACHINE Y/Y?
I think Johannes Gutenberg’s mind would turn to mush and come out of his ears and eyes if he ever saw this.
GRABBY HANDS I WANT
GIVE IT HERE
I might just have died
Now this is interesting
There are days when I feel like I’m getting my ass kicked. They happen to everyone. Whenever I need a pick me up, a pep talk, a “You can totally do anything because you are awesome” moment, and/or when I need to feel brave I watch Erin Brockovich.
If you’ve never seen this movie you need to.
There are of course times when I don’t have time to watch all of the movie, but I still need that reminder that I can be brave. So when I’m short on time, I simply watch this scene here. I call it The Water Glass Scene. And it reminds me that I can always kick ass.
I have just finished reading six Nora Roberts novels. It took me like a week. They’re all part of The MacGregor series that she has going on, and I will admit - without shame - that I loved them. They were fun, entertaining, well written AND always had a happily ever after ending.
Sometimes you just need a happily ever after ending.
The other thing I loved about these books are the men in them. They’re over the top. They are A+ men. Men who are just a little too perfect. I was sick for all of the past week, so it was lovely to read about men who swept women off their feet, cooked, were strong and manly and yet sweet and kind. These are men who look fantastic, play to win, want marriage and children, and could probably cure the common cold. I was just waiting for one to leap out of the page, and make me some chicken noodle soup with his big hands, well muscled arms, and broad shoulders.
These books are essentially female porn. They’re everything that a female wants in a man and then some. Are they unrealistic? Of course they are. But, when you’re sick, tired, and in need of a happily ever after then why the hell not. You go for it and you read it.
Besides, I’m of the opinion that if you haven’t reached happily ever after it’s because the story simply hasn’t ended yet.
Ho Hey by The Lumineers
Today is a packing day because I’m moving next weekend. This is the official packing day song.