There’s a serious spike in cool music themed tumblrs at the moment. It seems like every other day we’re stumbling across a new gem.
The latest discovery comes courtesy of digital artist Ads Libitum and his MusiXploitation series (we think Wax-ploitation is a better name #justsayin).
The project takes classic track and album titles from the likes of Kanye, Jay Z, Lana Del Rey, Kendrick Lamar & Amy Winehouse, Ads Libitum then flips them into blaxploitation inspired movie posters and the results are dynamite!
We’ve included a bunch of our personal faves below but head over to his site for the full collection which is being added to on the regular.
The bridge in VIXX’s Shangri-La blows my mind every time I listen to it. Like what even happens to the time signature? Did it suddenly change to free time? Did it have some strange rubato or ad libitum? I can never figure it out and it sounds so cool that I just lose my mind.
Is it okay if Marco and Kelly were each others rebounds?
Personal opinion that doesn’t want to prevent anyone from shipping what they want: no. Would that be something normal and realistic for real teens in the real world in their situation? Sure. Does fiction work like real life? No. What’s realistic is often boring or makes for backtracking in the development of characters. Beyond the moment shared in Lava Lake Beach, the focus of which was mostly to allow Marco to realize important things about his life through the experiences of less important characters (sitcom style!), they are two characters who have nothing to do with eachother, and having them becoming romantically involved would feel to me like a huge waste of time, an extremely obvious way to further delay any Starco developments - because regardless of what is going to happen between Star and Marco now that they both admitted and accepted a crush on eachother, even if at different times, SOMETHING has to happen, and they have to talk about it. Having Marco date the bush lady would feel too much like “we got a fourth season so we need to distract the dorks from talking for some more episodes”, and I wouldn’t like such a scenario at all. “Let the kids have fun love make mistakes date” and all that is very true, but it should always be seen in the context of a TV show with limited episodes and limited screen time to dedicate to the relationships. Marco already did that with Jackie, and he has realized admitted and said in several instances how incredibly important Star is to him,
what good could come to his character from a short arc with Kelly that’d inevitably end with nothing happening for real between them?
I know that I’m sounding incredibly entitled right now, as if I knew better than the writers what this show needs, but it all comes from a dark dark place, where the memories of countless TV shows and characters ruined by patterns repeated ad libitum for the sake of delaying the big events reside, and conflicts that could have been solved just by talking it out for five minutes, but that went on for seasons just for the sake of DRAMA. I don’t want to see this happen to SVTFOE as well.
GROUND BREAKING Broad Study Proves Low Fat WFPB Diet is the best for weight loss & Health.
Published in the highly esteemed Journal of Nutrition & Diabetes, the Broad Study is the first ever comprehensive review of a low fat whole food plant based diet & the results VERIFY diets like WSLF & Starch Solution are THE BEST IN RECORDED HISTORY FOR WEIGHT LOSS / BMI / HEART / DIABETES & MORE.
The BROAD study: A randomised controlled trial using a whole food plant-based diet in the community for obesity, ischaemic heart disease or diabetes
This programme led to significant improvements in BMI, cholesterol and other risk factors. To the best of our knowledge, this research has achieved greater weight loss at 6 and 12 months than any other trial that does not limit energy intake or mandate regular exercise.
!!!!!!NO CALORIE LIMIT & NO EXERCISE JUST LIKE WSLF!!!!! & RECORD BREAKING WEIGHT LOSS. BTFO Restricter Cal-in Cal-out debunked blood letters.
“The whole food plant-based (WFPB) diet is high in micronutrient density and the most frequently researched iterations are low in fat, which comprises approximately 7–15% of total energy.”
All my high fat zombies, trolls and haters who smear me in other slander hosting Youtuber’s & Instagrammers comment sections to spread your ill health and disease message please do me a favor and find your delete button & make up for your hater lives and actually feel what it feels like to help people and animals by getting a vegan message out there that everyone can benefit from, especially the poor, who were the focus of this study.
The intervention involved patients from a group general practice in Gisborne, the region with New Zealand’s highest rates of socioeconomic deprivation, obesity and type 2 diabetes.
This diet helps the poorest & sickest people. Shame on anyone who subverts this message, totally despicable. Spiking my potato and doing my victory dance! WORLD CHANGING RESEARCH!
A little more insight for those in disbelief;
We placed no restriction on total energy intake. Participants were asked to not count calories. We provided a ‘traffic-light’ diet chart to participants outlining which foods to consume, limit or avoid (Supplementary Table S1). We encouraged starches such as potatoes, sweet potato, bread, cereals and pasta to satisfy the appetite. Participants were asked to avoid refined oils (e.g. olive or coconut oil) and animal products (meat, fish, eggs and dairy products). We discouraged high-fat plant foods such as nuts and avocados, and highly processed foods. We encouraged participants to minimise sugar, salt and caffeinated beverages. We provided 50 μg daily vitamin B12 (methylcobalamin) supplements.
THIS IS EVEN MORE INCREDIBLE
Minor changes to trial design
At the 6-month end point, we observed significant differences between the intervention and control groups, and we offered the intervention to the control group. Ethics approval was obtained to extend follow-up to 3 years total, and the protocol was updated.
Basically means at the 6 month mark they could not ethically not offer the control group the amazing benefits of the low fat WFPB diet!
Not only that they measured Quality of Life, Self Esteem & Mental Variables, Food Enjoyment, cost of food & more! Each was improved on the diet!
Adherence was high & those keeping a food journal did the best;
Multiple intervention participants stated ‘not being hungry’ was important in enabling adherence. Intervention participants were highly adherent with the dietary changes, although this decreased with time. Diet at 3 months correlated with weight loss at 12 months, but starting diet did not. These findings suggest an audited diet diary may be useful to predict success with a WFPB diet, and that those starting from a typical Western diet could expect similar results.
The key difference between this trial and other approaches to weight loss was that participants were informed to eat the WFPB diet ad libitum and to focus efforts on diet, rather than increasing exercise.
Many patients are interested in making dietary changes, and the WFPB diet can be offered as a safe and effective option for losing weight and obtaining some reduction in cholesterol, without necessarily increasing exercise. The main advantage is in eating to satiation without restricting the amount of food eaten.
THANK YOU NEW ZEALAND & everyone there who took park in this study!!!
Strengths of this research include randomisation, and the ‘real world’ nature of the programme, which involved community-dwelling adults who were provided skills and education but were responsible for their own food choices.
Well this is pretty much the best thing I have ever read.
eh no, sai, stasera mi vedo con X, ma domani vengo di sicuro (non verrà). no, stasera non credo, sai, devo uscire con X, ma in caso quando la porto a casa vi raggiungo, facciamo che vi chiamo (non chiamerà). si potrebbe uscire tutti insieme, una volta, così porto anche X, ne sarà contenta (non ne vorrà sentir parlare). eh, mi spiace per ieri sera ma eravamo stanchi/mi spiace per ieri sera ma X non stava molto bene/mi spiace per ieri sera ma eravamo via da parenti-colleghi-amici-lontani conoscenti di X. (uscita di gruppo, con X) noi andiamo a casa, lo so che è presto ma X non sta molto bene/X è stanca/no, dobbiamo andare, domani ci alziamo presto (non è vero)/mi alzo presto(non è vero)/X si alza presto (ahahahahah). ma no, non è che le state sul cazzo, è che è timida/stanca/non sta bene/deve alzarsi presto (le stiamo sul cazzo). ohi! ciao, un sacco che non ci si vede, ma dove siete finiti? (qua. sempre qua.) oh ma si potrebbe fare una serata tra amici, no? ehehehe ma ti ricordi, come una volta (sì che mi ricordo, è una questione di memoria a breve termine). eh, sai, si invecchia ehehehe (no, tu). dai oh, organizziamo subito una seratona! no, sabato non posso, io e X ci siamo già impegnati con/dobbiamo andare a cena da/le ho promesso che. magari il prossimo (passano due mesi). eh no, non posso sabato, questa settimana io e X ci siamo visti solo quattro volte, le ho promesso che (passano due mesi). ohhh, finalmente seratona tra amici eh! ci voleva (dieci minuti dopo lei comincerà a scrivergli messaggi infastiditi, lui si scuserà e passerà l'intera serata al cellulare, tra whatsapp e almeno un'ora e mezza di telefonata in cui finirà per scusarsi di non sa neanche lui bene cosa; comunque sia quando lei vorrà uscire con le sue amiche gli rinfaccerà che lui con i suoi amici è uscito). sì, sì, X ci teneva proprio a questa cena, si è tenuta libera perchè le state simpatici (un quarto d'ora dopo lei troverà la maniera di irritarsi e lo costringerà ad andare a casa presto/gli metterà il muso costringendolo ad andare in un luogo appartato con lei tutta la sera per una discussione in cui alla fine lui chiederà scusa; questo comunque varrà come ‘abbiamo passato una serata con i tuoi amici’). (X lo molla) oh, usciamo? ma come siamo già usciti ieri sera! bisogna divertirsi! figa? c'è figa? hai qualche amica? dai oh! ma come non esci! e gli altri? hai sentito gli altri? dai oh, sempre schiavi della morosetta, senza palle! hai il numero di telefono del cognato della cugina della tua ex dell'asilo? magari lui esce! dai oh! (X se lo riprende) eh no, sai, stasera mi vedo con X, ma domani vengo di sicuro (non verrà).
ps lo so che vale anche a sessi invertiti, lo so. stringiamoci tutti e soffriamone insieme.
Fear of ventriloquist’s dummies is called automatonophobia. It also includes fear of wax dummies or animatronic creatures.
History of Ventriloquism
Originally, ventriloquism was a religious practice. The name comes from the Latin for to speak from the stomach, i.e. venter (belly) and loqui (speak).The Greeks called this gastromancy (Greek: εγγαστριμυθία). The noises produced by the stomach were thought to be the voices of the unliving, who took up residence in the stomach of the ventriloquist. The ventriloquist would then interpret the sounds, as they were thought to be able to speak to the dead, as well as foretell the future. One of the earliest recorded group of prophets to utilise this technique was the Pythia, the priestess at the temple of Apollo in Delphi, who acted as the conduit for the Delphic Oracle.
In the First Book of Samuel in the Hebrew Bible, King Saul (who lived in the middle of the 11th century BCE) seeks advice about a coming battle from the Witch of Endor, who supposedly summons a spirit. The Hebrew text can be translated as a voice speaking from a jug, or wineskin, typically ventriloquism. One of the most successful early gastromancers was Eurykles, a prophet at Athens; gastromancers came to be referred to as Euryklides in his honour. The New Testament (Acts 16:16-18) relates the story of a girl who had a “spirit of Python” (ἔχουσαν πνεῦμα πύθωνα) and followed Paul and his companions around the city of Thyatrira, crying out after them.
In the Middle Ages, it was thought to be similar to witchcraft. As Spiritualism led to stage magic and escapology, so ventriloquism became more of a performance art as, starting around the 19th century, it shed its mystical trappings. Other parts of the world also have a tradition of ventriloquism for ritual or religious purposes; historically there have been adepts of this practice among the Zulu, Inuit, and Maori peoples.
Emergence of ventriloquism as entertainment
The shift from ventriloquism as manifestation of spiritual forces toward ventriloquism as entertainment happened in the eighteenth century at the travelling fairs and market towns. The earliest recorded ventriloquists date back to as early as 1753 in England, where Sir John Parnell is depicted in an engraving of William Hogarth as speaking via his hand. In 1757, the Austrian Baron de Mengen implemented a small doll into his performance.
By the late 18th century, ventriloquist performances were an established form of entertainment in England, although most performers threw their voice to make it appeared that it emanated from far away, rather than the modern method of using a puppet. A well known ventriloquist of the period, Joseph Askins, who performed at the Sadler’s Wells Theatre in London in the 1790s advertised his act as “curious ad libitum Dialogues between himself and his invisible familiar, Little Tommy”. However, other performers were beginning to incorporate dolls or puppets into their performance, notably the Irishman James Burne who “… carries in his pocket, an ill-shaped doll, with a broad face, which he exhibits … as giving utterance to his own childish jargon,” and Thomas Garbutt.
The entertainment came of age during the era of the music hall in the United Kingdom and vaudeville in the United States. George Sutton began to incorporate a puppet act into his routine at Nottingham in the 1830s, but it is Fred Russell who is regarded as the father of modern ventriloquism. In 1886, he was offered a professional engagement at the Palace Theatre in London and took up his stage career permanently. His act, based on the cheeky-boy dummy “Coster Joe” that would sit in his lap and ‘engage in a dialogue’ with him was highly influential for the entertainment format and was adopted by the next generation of performers. (A blue plaque has been embedded in a former residence of Russell by the British Heritage Society which reads 'Fred Russell the father of ventriloquism lived here’).
Fred Russell’s successful comedy team format was applied by the next generation of ventriloquists. It was taken forward by the British Arthur Prince with his dummy Sailor Jim, who became one of the highest paid entertainers on the music hall circuit, and by the Americans The Great Lester who used only figure, Frank Byron, Jr., and Edgar Bergen. Bergen popularised the idea of the comedic ventriloquist. Bergen, together with his favourite figure, Charlie McCarthy, hosted a radio program that was broadcast from 1937 to 1956. It was the #1 program on the nights it aired. Bergen continued performing until his death in 1978, and his popularity inspired many other famous ventriloquists who followed him, including Paul Winchell, Jimmy Nelson, David Strassman, Jeff Dunham, Terry Fator, Shari Lewis, Willie Tyler and Jay Johnson. Another ventriloquist popular in the United States in the 1950s and 1960s was Señor Wences.
The art of ventriloquism was popularised by Y. K. Padhye in North India and Mr M M Roy in South India, who are believed to be the pioneers of this field in India. Mr Y K Padhye’s son Ramdas Padhye took from him and made the art popular amongst the masses through his performance on television. His son Satyajit Padhye continues to carry on the legacy of his grandfather. Similarly, Mr Venky Monkey, Mr Mimicry Srinivos and Mr Shanthakumar, the students of Mr M M Roy, popularize this art by giving shows in India and abroad.
Ventriloquism’s popularity waned for a while, probably because of modern media’s electronic ability to convey the illusion of voice, the natural special effect that is the heart of ventriloquism. A number of modern ventriloquists have developed a following as the public taste for live comedy grows. In 2001, Angelique Monét performed on Theater Rowher one-woman off-Broadway show Multiple Me(Written by Edgar Chisholm) where she portrayed several personalities using multiple dummies to display the shifts. In 2007, Zillah & Totte won the first season of Sweden’s Got Talent and became one of Sweden’s most popular family/children entertainers.
Here is the citation page from the WSLF Life Changing Cookbook
These are in the order they appear in the book. These are a fraction of the citations available, but are easily verifiable and
at the time of this writing are freely accessible. If you require additional citations for any points made in this book please post your questions to http://www.tumblr.com/mrmrsvegan
Starch Effects on Fat Loss;
Replacement of dietary fat by sucrose or starch…
International Journal of Obesity and Related Metabolic Disorders
Int J Obes Relat Metab Disord. 1997 Oct;21(10):846-59.
Cosa farai? Dove andrai? Cosa ti aspetta? Con chi sarai? Perché lo fai? Non ti senti solo? Non ti senti peggio? Non ti senti? Ma poi quando lo farai?
Smettetela. Non lo so.
Non puoi fare così. Non sei debole, devi reagire. Che penseranno? Nessuno vuole un patetico debole insetto che non sa cosa fare. Alzati e fai l’uomo. Resisti, che poi va meglio, resisti, che poi starai meglio.
Attenderei solo di morire.
Ma non ti vergogni di pensarlo? Sei così intelligente, sei così bravo, perché vuoi sprecare il tuo dono? Di sicuro non ti amerò mai, io, ma qualcuno al mondo ci sarà, no? Sei così intelligente, vuoi che non troverai mai nessuno che ti ami davvero? Io no però, scusa
Non sarò mai abbastanza per nessuno. Sempre vicino, sempre lontano, sempre solo.
Ma che dici? Vedrai che lo troverai. Come stai ora?
French designer David Redon created this series of retro posters, entitled Ads Libitum, which seem to have come straight out of the mid-1900s. However, upon closer inspection, viewers will notice a few details that don’t quite belong with the rest of the scene. Redon features the faces of many contemporary musicians, to transform the vintage posters into playfully modern concepts.
For Ads Libitum, the French artist David Redon has taken modern-day pop-culture icons and appropriated them for classic 1950s American adverts and wartime propaganda posters.
“For me, artists are like adverts for the people,” Redon told us. “They care very much about their image and every detail is calculated, like in advertising. And artists have always been associated with advertising, because they are heroes to people who aspire to be something else. I think that art and advertising are very close today, artists have to sell like advertisers, advertisers use artists to be attractive, and artists use advertising techniques to touch more people.”
Proviso: This show is long and weird and overhyped and it is not for everyone. If you’re not already a fan, you’re certainly sick of hearing about it. Sorry. But if you maybe are interested, hey, here’s a sane and scalable (if unorthodox and opinionated) way to decide if Hamilton is right for you.
Method: I suggest approaching Hamilton in something like concentric circles. The show definitely benefits from multiple listenings, but those listenings needn’t be all the way through every time. Give the songs a chance; they’re building something.
Listen to just tracks 1-3 several times over a few days. Two of these songs are practically the brain stem for the show. So, if you despise these songs, just stop. This is not for you. Real talk: if you hate “My Shot?” Abort abort abort india golf niner niner! BUT, if you like what you hear…
Now listen to tracks 1-8 a few times. At least three times. Big themes are established, unforgettable hooks are dropped, and many pieces are now on the board. Just keep working the system: trust me, it helps to listen in order. As before, if you’re still feeling it, then…
Next, let’s try listening to tracks 1-13 a few times. Nice, right? The story and the characters are starting to air out a bit.
Treat Day! Go back and re-listen to the songs you particularly like. Songs you felt meh about on the first listen are starting to grab you, right? Okay, good. Keep listening. Hear those little grooves and themes and rhythms. They’ll come up again.
Go ahead and listen through the end of Act I. If you’re still here at this point, you’re either fulfilling a dare or you’re digging this. So, just listen ad libitum for a while.
My Bold and Brave Stance: Only once you’re in love with Act I should you move on to Act II. (Confession: I didn’t even touch Act II for six months, and frankly I’m glad I waited.)
Honestly, I could have made this a lot shorter by just proposing Step 1 (viz. “Love ‘My Shot’ or GTFO”), but I know people like lists plus structure makes us feel sane.
I really hope you’ll give this a try. It’s a pity we fans are so insufferable, because the music you’re about to dig into really is awfully good. Ignore us; just enjoy the music.