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May 20 2015

tolleiv
LEGO American Gothic – Grant Wood, 1930
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October 20 2013

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"A man sat at a metro station in Washington DC and started to play the violin; it was a cold January morning. He played six Bach pieces for about 45 minutes. During that time, since it was rush hour, it was calculated that 1,100 people went through the station, most of them on their way to work.

Three minutes went by, and a middle aged man noticed there was musician playing. He slowed his pace, and stopped for a few seconds, and then hurried up to meet his schedule.

A minute later, the violinist received his first dollar tip: a woman threw the money in the till and without stopping, and continued to walk.

A few minutes later, someone leaned against the wall to listen to him, but the man looked at his watch and started to walk again. Clearly he was late for work.

The one who paid the most attention was a 3 year old boy. His mother tagged him along, hurried, but the kid stopped to look at the violinist. Finally, the mother pushed hard, and the child continued to walk, turning his head all the time. This action was repeated by several other children. All the parents, without exception, forced them to move on.

In the 45 minutes the musician played, only 6 people stopped and stayed for a while. About 20 gave him money, but continued to walk their normal pace. He collected $32. When he finished playing and silence took over, no one noticed it. No one applauded, nor was there any recognition.

No one knew this, but the violinist was Joshua Bell, one of the most talented musicians in the world. He had just played one of the most intricate pieces ever written, on a violin worth $3.5 million dollars.

Two days before his playing in the subway, Joshua Bell sold out at a theater in Boston where the seats averaged $100.

This is a real story. Joshua Bell playing incognito in the metro station was organized by the Washington Post as part of a social experiment about perception, taste, and priorities of people. The outlines were: in a commonplace environment at an inappropriate hour: Do we perceive beauty? Do we stop to appreciate it? Do we recognize the talent in an unexpected context?

One of the possible conclusions from this experience could be:

If we do not have a moment to stop and listen to one of the best musicians in the world playing the best music ever written, how many other things are we missing?”

-Josh Nonnenmoc

October 16 2013

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wa55up:

via designspiration

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10thcloctor:

you can’t even understand how many years i have waited for a picture like this you really can’t fucking understand

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finally-studio:

lion up.

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October 08 2013

September 24 2013

tolleiv
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September 23 2013

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September 20 2013

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it8bit:

Legend of Zelda Stained Glass Wall Decals

The Legend of Zelda has come to Blik with 8 new 22.5” x 34.5” stained glass wall decals available for $37(US) @Blik

(via:gamefreaksnz)

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September 19 2013

tolleiv
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September 15 2013

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cybercitrus:

I don’t know how true you know this is.

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September 14 2013

tolleiv
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Woman Writes Heartwarming FAQ For A Friend With Short-Term Memory Loss

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Brakuje tu tylko Mario i Luigie na samym środku najwyższego.
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2000ish:

That anime guy from malcom in the middle theme song.

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September 11 2013

tolleiv
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