Dizzy Swallows

Let’s Dance

November 15th, 2012

You know, and I know, that sometimes when you’re feeling down, feeling particularly saucy, or just feeling a beat, the best thing is to move your body in that certain way. With complete abandon. Like you don’t care if someone thinks you’ve gone batty. Sure, this usually happens when you’re all alone, but there’s no reason it has to!

Oscar knows what we’re talking about:

I’m guessing many, if not most, of you are familiar with the work of Matt Harding. If not, Matt is someone who dances in that certain way all over the world. With other people. And films it. His exploits have been published online since 2003, when “Where The Hell Is Matt” was born. Of course, Matt does a far better job explaining it all himself, which you can read here. In a time when divisive and negative media prevail, it is sometimes … Continue reading

Little Bits for a Monday

November 5th, 2012

Good morning all! I hope you all had a wonderful Fall weekend. This morning I’m excited to share a new favorite with you, the talented Nicolas Jaar. Jaar’s music is cerebral and emotive (what he self-describes as “blue-wave”), drawing inspiration from both his fellow-Chileans and minimal techno. You can listen to one of my favorite tracks, Colomb, by clicking play below. There are a handful of other songs to hear on Jaar’s website, linked above. Enjoy!

Colomb by Nicolas Jaar on Grooveshark

One of my favorite things about Pinterest is discovering and trying new delicious recipes. I recently found one such amazing recipe for a Swedish smörgåstårta, which to put it simply, is a sandwich cake. Ah the Swedes…

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While browsing, I’d also seen a pin for making your own photos poster-sized for a measly $4.99. Elise and Emma of the blog, A Beautiful Mess, … Continue reading

A Friday Laugh

September 21st, 2012

Darlings, if the past week has been as jam-packed for you as it’s been for me, then I’d say we all deserve a good laugh on this Friday morning. Enjoy:

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Another Reason to Love Alan Rickman

August 22nd, 2012

Whether you just know him as Snape, or whether you have enjoyed him for years as Colonel Brandon, Metatron, Harry, Sheriff George of Nottingham, Phil Allen, or even Hans Gruber, we can all agree that Alan Rickman is amazing. He’s even been deemed a “phone book” actor – meaning many people would be happy to listen to him read the phone book.

Well Rickman fans, here’s your chance to watch him make tea in super slow-motion. Oh, did I mention it’s set to he soundtrack from Inception? If you’re daunted by the 7 minutes of playtime, just hold on through minute 4 when things really start to get interesting…

This video is part of artist David Michalek’s Portraits in Dramatic Time film series. Each short film features a different actor’s “glacially paced performance”. Each performance represents just a brief 10-15 seconds, but … Continue reading

Bearded and Moustachioed

May 18th, 2011

Yes, there is a reindeer in that man’s beard. Meet Elmar Weisser of Germany, who recently took home best in show and winner of the freestyle beard category in the World Beard and Moustache Championships in Trondheim in Norway.

How I haven’t seen photos from this incredibly entertaining event before is beyond me. To remedy that situation for all of our benefit, here are a few of my favorite category winners. And for your listening pleasure, may I present The Beards; Aussies who sing exclusively about the greatness of facial hair.

So, gentlemen, let’s have no more jealousy of hair posts for the ladies.

Hans-Peter Weis is prepped by his wife Pia for the freestyle full beard event.

Dieter Besuch, winner of the freestyle partial beard category.

Wolfgang Schneider, winner of the natural moustache category.

Jurgen Draheim, winner of (you guessed it) the Musketeer category.

Burke Kenny, winner … Continue reading