since 1996

I demand fic of Bruce Wayne sitting uncomfortably at Martha Kent’s dining room table as she pours him a glass of lemonade and asks him about himself.

“Oh, uh. Well. I’m uh. Batman,” he says. 

And Martha’s like, “Yes, dear, you’ve told me, I meant do you have any hobbies or interests?”

And Bruce is just sweating and trying not to mention his dead mother. 

Just a friendly reminder for Goro haters :)

I was back home for the weekend &i got a call from my grandpa (my “mopmop” like mads says) he said he wants to talk with me and he was being dramatic it was unlike him hes a silly goose usually so i meet him &he tells me:
“u remember how i survived the holocaust and ww2 and shit?” i say “yeah”
and he says “and you know how the nazis give me like 300 shekels every month and thats basically nothing and ive been trying to get them to pay me more since 1996” i say “theyre not nazis anymore theyre just german but yeah”
and he pulls out an envelope and he smiles and he goes “got em B^)” and he gives me 2000 shekels cash baby
Like my grandparents r finally getting that nazi money after over 10 years of trying to get it and what do they do with it…they split it up evenly between their grandchildren and also thy gave my mom 3k…they didnt even want the money for themselves they just wanted to bleed the german for a few extra k lms if you cryed

A director, I forget who, told me that it takes 30 years to make an actor. And I believe that. You have to learn your craft, learn your trade – and also you have to live a life and experience things. I have been doing this for 20 years now so, hopefully, in another 10 years I will be an actor. Honestly, if you stick around long enough, don’t make an idiot of yourself and aspire to make good work, people go: ‘All right. He is here to stay.’ — Cillian Murphy interviewed in The Observer

  • Frank: I started off by making a map of all the monster attacks that have gone down in California since 1996 to see if there was a pattern.
  • Frank: [points to a cork board completely filled with push pins] That led me to this.
  • Frank: There are so many monster attacks in California.
  • Frank: No one should live here.

Gymnastics Legends (Part 3/): Aliya Mustafina

  • 7 Olympics medals, 11 World medals, and 12 European medals
  • 2x Olympic Champion, 3x World Champion, and 5x European Champion
  • 2010 All Around World Champion
  • 2012 & 2016 Olympic Uneven Bars Champion (the first female gymnast to defend an Olympic event title since Svetlana Khorkina in 1996 & 2000)
  • 2013 Balance Beam World Champion
  • first female gymnast since Simona Amanar (also in 1996 & 2000) to medal in the all around at two consecutive Olympics
  • has a World or Olympic medal in every single final (team, all around, vault, uneven bars, balance beam, and floor exercise)
  • came back from a devastating ACL injury to be the most decorated gymnast at the 2012 Olympic games
  • 2nd most decorated female Russian gymnast of all time
  • tied for the most Olympic medals of any female Russian gymnast


Jenny Holzer (born July 29, 1950) is an American neo-conceptual artist, based in Hoosick Falls, New York. The main focus of her work is the delivery of words and ideas in public spaces.

Holzer belongs to the feminist branch of a generation of artists that emerged around 1980, looking for new ways to make narrative or commentary an implicit part of visual objects. Her contemporaries include Barbara Kruger, Cindy Sherman, Sarah Charlesworth, and Louise Lawler.

The public dimension is integral to Holzer’s work. Her large-scale installations have included advertising billboards, projections on buildings and other architectural structures, and illuminated electronic displays. LED signs have become her most visible medium, although her diverse practice incorporates a wide array of media including street posters, painted signs, stone benches, paintings, photographs, sound, video, projections, the Internet, and a race car for BMW. Text-based light projections have been central to Holzer’s practice since 1996. As of 2010, her LED signs have become more sculptural.” (x)

Eight reasons to visit Las Vegas

Las Vegas is one of the most exhilarating and seductive cities in the world – we all know about the jaw-dropping hotel, celebrity-chef restaurants and extravagant world-class shows. But, if you’re after something a little more offbeat, Danny Baggott suggests how to add a twist to your trip

See the light

Spend a dazzling few hours at the Neon Museum which has been collecting, restoring and exhibiting treasured Las Vegas neon signs since 1996. Experience the magic of the museum by day or night on a guided tour, which will take you around the museum’s two-acre Boneyard which houses over 200 retro signs.

Raise the bar

Make like the locals and head downtown for your cocktails. The Commonwealth Bar - inspired by pre-Prohibition era design - is in the fashionable Fremont East district and serves up cool vibes alongside an impressive drinks menu. Head for the rooftop deck, order a punch bowl cocktail, and soak up the views of the shimmering skyline. Or, if you’re lucky, bag a seat at the bar’s own hidden speakeasy, The Laundry Room - you need a password to get in and it’s strictly no photos but, take it from us, you’ll love it.

Add a little fizz

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You’ve most probably heard of the Strip’s famous Caesars Palace Hotel and, likely, MR CHOW, the upscale Chinese restaurant located within it. But did you know that the eatery - part of the famed global empire - has a silver Champagne trolley, which is wheeled between tables serving fizz and specialty cocktails? It’s simply the place to visit if you’re in Vegas for a special celebration. Bubbles aside, the food here is exquisite: signature dishes include Beijing duck, green prawns and chicken satay, as well as the famous hand-pulled MR CHOW noodles.

Head to the skies

There’s no better way to witness the mind-boggling beauty of the Grand Canyon than by taking a helicopter ride from Las Vegas. Fly over this vast natural formation - all red rock and the rushing Colorado River - and soak up the truly awesome views of Hoover Dam, Grand Wash Cliffs, Grapevine Mesa, and Grand Canyon West. You can even opt to land at the bottom of the canyon on a private plateau for a Champagne picnic.  

Need for speed

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If you’re looking for an adrenaline rush, buckle up for a scream-inducing ride on The Big Apple Coaster, which is located outside the New York-New York Hotel and Casino on the Strip. The roller-coaster is not for the faint-hearted: it stands 203 feet tall, with a 144-foot drop, and reaches heart-stopping speeds of up to 67 mph, not to mention the fact that it’ll also turn you 180-degrees in the process. Brave brides-and grooms-to-be can even book their wedding ceremony at this exhilarating venue.

Make a knight of it

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The castle-themed Excalibur Hotel and Casino hosts the ultimate Medieval dinner and show experience: the Tournament of Kings. Sit in your throne, drink from a goblet and immerse yourself in the tale of King Arthur, as valiant knights ride their mighty steeds amongst show-stopping special effects - the jousting is a highlight. A three-course feast is served, and, as befits the period, you’ll have to eat it with your hands.

Jump to it

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Get your pulse racing at the Stratosphere Casino, Hotel and Tower. It may have 2,400+ rooms, six restaurants, two rooftop pools and a ginormous casino but the highlight has to be its SkyJump, the highest commercial decelerator descent in the world. Leap from 829 feet above the bright lights of the Strip and reach speeds of up to 40mph towards the landing pad where audiences applaud each participant. The sunset jump is most magical; if you’re brave enough to keep your eyes open, that is.

Work up a sweat

Hiking might not be your first thought when you think of Las Vegas, but Red Rock Canyon is under half an hour’s drive from the Strip and is home to a plethora of stunning trails taking you through the heart of the rugged Mojave Desert. Feeling tired from night on the tiles? Pink Jeep Tours will whizz you round some of its most scenic spots from the comfort of one of their fun brightly-coloured jeeps.

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Words by Danny Baggott

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  • Candela: I started off by making a map of all the Pokémon kidnappings that have gone down in Kanto since 1996 to see if there was a pattern.
  • Candela: [points to a cork board completely filled with push pins] That led me to this.
  • Candela: There is so much crime in Kanto.
  • Candela: No one should live here.