these gals but about 150 years younger

Tonight is the last public access episode of The Chris Gethard Showever before we move to cable in April. I”m really going to miss the insanity that is New York public access, all the crazy and inspiring people that help keep that place running. I’ve been going to the show since August 2011 and working on it since October 2011. It is the thing in my life that I am the most proud of and I don’t think I’ll ever be able to top the experiences I’ve had on this show.

Thank you so much to ChrisJ.D.NoahDru and everyone else (it won’t let me tag everyone) for giving me a chance and letting me a part of your world for the past four years. After 150 episodes, trips to North Carolina, Boston, a 12 hour continuous live Election Special, so much web content, live shows at UCB, SVA, FIT and hours and hours and hours and hanging out, we’re finally moving on to a really cool network that understands what we’ve been doing week after week and completely encourages it.

If you ever have the chance to spend so much time with people 1000x funnier than you…I highly recommend it. I can’t wait to see what happens next.

I love you all. Thank you. Let’s do this.

thechrisgetharshow.com, 11pm. One last time.


UK celebrates 150 years!



"Our little arrangement is over by the way. He said he couldn’t do it anymore because someone’s gonna get hurt."


St. Moritz

The concept of international winter tourism, so the story goes, started with a bet between gentlemen.
By the mid-19th century, the Swiss Alps were a popular summer destination for aristocratic visitors in search of clean air, but in 1864, Johannes Badrutt, the owner of St Moritz’s Kulm Hotel, was looking for ways to develop a winter season too. His solution was a wager with four departing British guests: come back for the winter, he told them, and they would find crisp sunny weather quite unlike the damp winters at home. If they weren’t able to sit on the hotel terrace in their shirt sleeves, he promised, he would personally pay all their travel expenses.
They duly returned shortly before Christmas and, delighted by what they found, stayed until Easter.
Soon word spread among the upper classes, Badrutt set about developing St Moritz as an all-year resort and Alpine winter tourism was born. This season St. Moritz is celebrating 150 years of tourism. 150 years of excellence.

Gentleman’s Essentials

150 Years of the Tube

Tfl has released a new campaign to celebrate 150 years of the Tube. Created by its ad agency, M&C Saatchi, the poster and interactive moving images are to be rolled out across the underground network.

The campaign consists of passengers from different periods of time, throughout the tube’s history, travelling on escalators, which will be seen by the commuters of today.

  • Livestock and their byproducts actually account for at least 32,000 million tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) per year, or 51% of all worldwide greenhouse gas emissions.
  • Livestock is responsible for 65% of all emissions of nitrous oxide – a greenhouse gas 296x more destructive than carbon dioxide and which stays in the atmosphere for 150 years.
  • Animal agriculture use ranges from 34-76 trillion gallons (129-288 liters) of water annually.
  • 1,000 gallons (3,780 l) of water are required to produce 1 gallon (3.78 l) of milk.
  • 477 gallons (1,806 l) of water are required to produce 1 pound (450 g) of eggs; 900 gallons (3,407 l) of water are needed for cheese.
  • The meat and dairy industries combined use nearly 1/3 (29%) of all the fresh water in the world today.
  • A farm with 2,500 dairy cows produces the same amount of waste as a city of 411,000 people.
  • 90 million tons of fish are pulled from our oceans each year.
  • For every 1 pound (450 g) of fish caught, an average of 5 pounds (2,3 kg) of unintended marine species are caught and discarded as by-kill.
  • Scientists estimate as many as 650,000 whales, dolphins and seals are killed every year by fishing vessels.
  • Animal agriculture is responsible for 91% of Amazon destruction.
  • 1-2 acres (4.000-8.000 m2) of rainforest are cleared every second.
  • 110 plant, animal and insect species are lost every day due to rainforest destruction.
  • 70 billion farmed animals are reared annually worldwide. More than 6 million animals are killed for food every hour.
  • 1.5 acres (6.000 m2) can produce 37,000 pounds (16.800 kg) of plant-based food. 1.5 acres can produce 375 pounds (170 kg) of meat.
  • A person who follows a vegan diet uses 50% less carbon dioxide, 1/11th oil, 1/13th water, and 1/18th land compared to a meat-eater.

Sources (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10) and Cowspiracy 2014 (Documentary)


Over 150 years ago a group of anonymous Japanese artists created a 34-ft long scroll titled He-Gassen (屁合戦), literally: “Fart Battle.”  It was created during the Edo Period (probably around 1846) in Japan and consists of roughly 15 different scenes depicting people directing their farts at other people or objects. There are people farting at each other. There are people farting through objects. There are people combating farts with fans. There are bags of farts being released. Trees and cats get blown away by farts. And the scroll culminates with a divine gust of flatulence knocking over a ceremony and causing complete and utter chaos.


Evening Dress for Man and Woman from Britain, 1868

Metropolitan Museum of Art

The black suit, something that we still see today, is starting to take hold in the world of men’s formalwear, as well as a looser jacket that does not pull in at the waist to the extremes of early 1800s menswear. The woman’s gown comes with a lovely lace shawl, only really useful for warmer weather though lovely all the same.


Apatosaurus, Iguanadons (swift bipedal hypsilophodontids), Apatosaurus louisae, Tyrannosaurus rex, Hesperornis, Ichithyosaurus, Rhomaleosaurus, Plesiosaurus, Dolichorhynchops, Tylosaurus, Thalassiodracons.