so in Japanese, we sang Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.
here’s a general gist of the translation:
Rudolph had a shiny nose
no one liked him
he cried every night
then one Christmas it was dark
Santa decided Rudolph’s nose was convenient (literally it says convenient)
Rudolph was useful.
I SHIT YOU NOT.
That’s basically the song without all of the fluff, though.
IT’S LIKE A VULCAN CHRISTMAS CAROL
I ran a 5k this morning! With a time of 36:46, which beat my goal of 40 minutes by a good bit, which makes me AWESOME.*
I plan to use this as an excuse for every lazy and/or moderately unhealthy thing I do in the next week, starting with this morning’s two cups of coffee and this afternoon’s planned nap.
*For certain, very pathetic values of “awesome,” but I’ll take what I can get. I know I’m slow, but I finished the damn race, that means I win, fuck you if you say otherwise.
I only managed 43:37, but screw it. This.
(Also, it was 21 degrees and windy, that counts for something.)
This was recorded by the Portsmouth Sinfonia in an experiment where all the members of the orchestra would swap instruments with each other and attempt to play them to the best of their ability.
favorite things about this
- literally all the brass starts to get the hang of it and then the crescendos happen and everyone is like FUCK FUCK FUCK??? FUCK. JUST. BLOW RLY HARD.
- the strings are lazy but also the same. like u can tell a lot of the ppl w/ the stringed instruments may already basically know how to play stringed instruments. like there’s definitely a section at the beginning where you hear a good portion going “oh yeah this is like. a smaller/bigger version of what i do.”
- all you hear of any woodwinds is just “pffffttt??? pFFFTTTT???? PFFFFFTTTT I SAID PFFFFTTTT!!!!!” bc woodwinds are fucking HARD and you hear after like the first crescendo half of them just give up. they give up. they’re done. fuck this it tastes weird and my lips hurt.
- that trumpet. that person is fucking TRYING man they fucking GOT this. they may not have figured out notes but they figured out LOUD and they GOT this.
- someone’s about to break a timpani head
Trumpet person never gives up and is an inspiration
this wasn’t an “experiment,” this is just my middle school’s orchestra
"they give up. they’re done. fuck this it tastes weird and my lips hurt."
The only instruments I ever played (badly, briefly, long ago) were woodwinds. Yes. That.
So, our power went out, and I called to report it. NSTAR’s automated system is the sort where town names and such are recorded separately. It told me, “We are aware if of the outage you’re experiencing in MILLIS” with the exact same inflection as if it had said “We are aware if of the outage you’re experiencing, STEVE CARLSBERG.”
…this explains so much about our power grid and NSTAR service.
Frolicking in the autumn leaves, this little lion cub is having the time of her life as she excitedly plays in her enclosure.
Tiny cub Karis proved she’s not too dissimilar to human children as she threw herself into the pile of golden leaves carefully collected by her keepers, even ending up with a pile on her head.
Staff at the Blair Drummond Safari Park, near Stirling, Scotland, had been raking up the leaves to keep the attraction tidy, when Karis’s keeper Brian Reid realised that his little charge might enjoy playing in them and moved the pile into her enclosure.
Via Daily Mail