Hold up for a second
All of these gifs are one man
The singular Buster Keaton
While filming the general
He snapped his neck on the railroad ties and went home and iced his body
And came back for work the next day
He once got his hip ripped out of its socket by a malfunctioning elevator and was disappointed with himself for being injured
He once had to fall 100 feet down a waterfall into a net
A stuntman tested it and broke both legs and dislocated his shoulder
Buster did the stunt anyway and landed without a scratch
In ‘the high dive’ Buster did a trick dive through a cardboard deck that was camouflaged to look like the real deck
Only he couldn’t tell from 100 feet up where the cardboard stopped and the real deck started and there was only like a three foot margin for error
And when he hesitated a sudden breeze literally knocked him off the diving board and he had to jump anyway
And he missed the real deck by less than a foot but he made it
In the second gif he’s recreating something that the actual general pursuers had to do in the civil war
If he misses that tie
The train will be derailed and he will die in the explosion
In the third gif an entire house is falling he has one take and if he has not done the calculations correctly he will be crushed
He has an inch-wide margin on each side
And the house literally brushes his left shoulder on the way down
You can see his left arm jump because he’s flinching from the pain
That last gif
He was supposed to make that jump
He was not supposed to fall and they hadnt planned for it
But he survived
Buster Keaton survived 100% of things that would have killed lesser men including wwi, tornados, housefires, alcoholism, broken nets, crushing depression, the depression itself, the mccarthy witchhunts, the end of silent cinema, and about 900 more of the stunts you see above
Buster lived to be 70 years old
Fathered like four kids and eight grandkids
He came out the other side of all that
Thinking that life was good and people were wonderful
Buster Keaton is not just a stuntman
He is a goddamn saint
Buster Keaton’s parents were part of a traveling show.
They were acrobats.
They took baby buster up high in the air with them.
They dropped him.
Luckily someone who was standing under them caught baby buster.
That man was Harry Houdini.
Harry Houdini saved Buster Keaton’s life.
if you don’t think that’s the coolest shit you can get right out.
Pretty sure mine is one of the only summer jobs where you spend a day at the office getting paid to draw beetles and go play frisbee golf
CORGI HUSKY MIXED. THEY STAY THAT LITTLE IM DYINGGGG
Brawly actually turned his gym into a gym. It’s finally been done.
The gym gym is finally reborn
Good morning everyone. A beautiful, sunny morning with homemade cinnamon rolls and a good cup of tea is the absolute best way to begin to write a review, and so with a deep sense of personal peace and quiet joy, I’ll begin.
Today I’ll be reviewing Perennial Tea Room’s Golden Lily, also called 金萱. (Jin Xuan)
This tea is a Formosa oolong, meaning that it comes from Taiwan (Formosa is another name for Taiwan). Even more, it is an Alishan Tea (from Ali Mountain), so it is grown to be lightly oxidised, with a more, milky flavor. Because of the late picking season for Alishan teas, they are sometimes called “Winter Teas”.
Now that we have a bit more background, let’s get going!
First Impression: This tea was recommended to my by my friend Jason. I had never gotten anything from the Perennial Tea Room before, and so welcomed some guidance. Besides this tea, I was also able to pick up some samplers that I have high hopes for! The staff was all very kind, and the shop was lovely, though they do have more of a focus on English style tea, which as someone who generally prefers Chinese style, I wasn’t as into. However there is no wrong way to drink tea, so if you like Black teas, definitely go give their selection a shot! I like the no-nonsense brown bag packaging, and the label is really helpful for brewing times and temperatures.
The Scent: That pure, oolong scent, crisp but aromatic, it’s absolutely lovely. I just want to breathe in deep to capture the smell. It isn’t heavy, but rather very light, so you keep inhaling to get more of it. Smells a bit like honeysuckle!
Ingredients: Golden Lily Oolong tea.
The Tea: It brews to a nice light yellow with hints of green in it, with the green growing more pronounced as the tea brews longer. Quite frankly, I love this tea. It’s smooth, almost buttery with a sweet, milky flavor. I even sense some floral notes, and it leaves a slightly bitter aftertaste that is distinctly plant like, and makes the next sip even more refreshing. My only complaint is that the flavor is somewhat light, but I think that adds to the charm of the tea. For a relaxed morning like this, it’s perfect, although on a busy day the flavor might be lost in stress and worry.
Teapots: I would like introduce you to my new cast iron teapot! I’ve been lusting after one of these for quite a while, and was surprised with one for my birthday, which was last week!
I absolutely love it, and I love how my other teapot balances this one out! So today I’d like to babble excitedly about my new tool, and do a quite comparison of different types of teapots, so you can help find the perfect one for your needs!
Cast Iron: I’m still learning a lot about this one, so I’ve been making some mistakes, but here are some of the things I’ve found out about cast iron. Although iron on the outside, the interior is coated with enamel to prevent rust, and this also prevents flavors from sticking, allowing a wide variety of teas to be brewed inside. It tends to keep teas very hot for a long time, although it doesn’t do it as well if you don’t first fill the pot with hot water and let it sit for a while to warm up the insides, then dump it out and add your hot water and tea when it is warmed up. To keep it even more consistent, you can get warmers that are used with tealights, to keep it at a perfect temperature for as long as the light will burn. The type of pot I have, because it comes with a brew basket and enamel, is probably Kyusu, which means it isn’t “true” Tetsubin (cast iron) and shouldn’t be heated over a fire, take care of your tea pots! You want them to last, so always be gentle with them. Usually you would want to avoid brewing green teas, whites and less oxidised oolong teas in this, but that depends on your tastes. I got my cast iron tea pot for about $35.
Glass: Best for blooming teas! Glass teapots are elegant, simple and allow you to see your tea unfurl, which is a hypnotic experience. It’s also nice to see the beautiful color that your tea becomes. You can also note the differences in brews easier in a glass pot. However, glass teapots don’t hold heat as well, and are more delicate. Don’t drop them, don’t boil water in them, and don’t wash them with cold water- it makes the pot more brittle and liable to break. These pots are nice with floral teas, herbal, green and white, although with my glass pot, you are unable to remove brewing teas, making green teas not as attractive to brew. My glass teapot cost me about $15
Ceramic: Cheap, easy to clean and good for everyday use, ceramic is a very common material for teapots. These are especially good for teabag tea, and are often smooth in pouring. This pot is one I would recommend for beginners or people making a large amount of tea for many people. I’ve been considering getting one for every day use, just because of their sturdiness and versatility. Ceramic teapots are also fun because they can be wildly different in appearance, and can be made by local potters—customizing your whole experience. They also frequently come in sets, netting you some matching teacups! A quick search says that prices range from about $7 and up, depending on size, appearance, quality etc.
Yixing: I start drooling just thinking about these. Yixing clay teapots are the pinnacle of tea brewing. Porous and smooth, these teapots are tiny and lovely works of art. They absorb the flavor of the tea brewed in it over time, and therefore should only be used for one type of tea. The tea types “prefer” certain clay colors as well, such as red clay going well with black tea. The pots in general. are especially reserved for black, oolong and pu’er teas. Unglazed, the tea itself adds a shiny patina to the pot over many, many uses, and makes it even more lovely. If you are able to part with your Yixing after many years, they can be sold at a high price, as they are already “trained”. I would love to get one of these, but I’m waiting until I feel ready mentally, emotionally, and budget-wise. These are a big investment monetarily and time wise, and I don’t want to take one on unless I feel I’ve come far enough on my tea journey. A Yixing teapot goes for about $50 if made in a factory, and twice that if it is handmade, even more if the artist is well known. Some pots can go for upwards of $5,000 dollars!
Porcelain: Delicate and translucent, porcelain speaks of class and charm. If the interior is unglazed, only brew one variety of tea in your pot, if glazed, go hog-wild. To verify if your pot is actually porcelain, employ the “ding test” a professor once told me about. Set the pot down on a table and tap it lightly, a bell-like sound should ring out. Fake porcelain does not have this clear sound. Another good test is holding it up to the light to see if it’s see through. Porcelain pots are great for tea parties and tea sets, and look lovely in your cabinet. Thicker pots will hold heat longer, so keep that in mind if you’re looking at getting porcelain. Look out for fakes when it comes to these! Price is usually about $30 and up.
Gaiwan: One must not forget the method most commonly used in China for brewing tea, the Gaiwan. Although unobtrusive and tiny, the Gaiwan is a great tea brewing tool. A small lidded cup, the Gaiwan is used to make very small amounts of tea and draw out many infusions. Although they can be used for any tea, many people prefer to use these for whites and greens specifically. Tea can be consumed from the vessel directly, by brushing the leaves back with the lid, or poured into small cups. Mako at Xiu Xian Tea Shop uses a gaiwan for her tea tastings, and her technique is fascinating to watch. These little cups can be made from glass, porcelain, or many other materials. They can even be made of Yixing clay, or jade. Here’s a little tutorial on using gaiwans, as they aren’t very intuitive for most people at first. One benefit to these is that they are incredibly inexpensive, usually no more than $10. I’ve been intending to get one for a while, I just haven’t gotten around to it!
Back to the Tea: You still with me? I am very very passionate about teapots, and I’ll babble on and on about them, so I’m sorry if this was way too much! Anyway. Though my mom disagrees, I think this Golden Lily is a lovely tea with a light flavor and silky taste, and I am very much considering going back for more. I’m glad, since I tend towards getting small amounts of sample teas, that I’m able to find brews like this, that are a good staple that I would love to put in my permanent tea cabinet. It could stand to be a bit stronger, but I think it tastes great, and I look forward to having more of it. It isn’t even a bank-breaker at $3.50 an ounce, not bad!
Thanks for reading. You can find Golden Lily here, or shop around to see if your local suppliers carry it! Visit the Perennial Tea Room at Post Alley in Seattle, the ladies there are absolutely wonderful, and have been in business for a very long time as well, so they can help you out with any inquiries. You can read my other reviews here, and see my current library of teas (that I need to update) here. Feel free to send me any questions, rebuttals, suggestions or other feedback, I would love to interact with you and my ask box is always open. Have a great week all of you, and see you next Tuesday! What tea should I review next week?
The liquor one killed me
the potato tho
Lmaooooo aw, troublesome babies.
Lmao aw Rex
After I saw him in The Cripple of Inishmaan, I anxiously waited to meet Daniel Radcliffe at the stage door so I could get this card signed. Because I was toward the back of the crowd, I didn’t think Daniel would even notice the card, but I was very wrong. As soon as he caught sight of the card, Daniel started laughing. He then took the card and explained how he had wanted to sign one of the cards ever since he had found out about it and signed it with my Sharpie. Then he THANKED me for bringing it and took my phone and took a selfie with me. Needless to say, I was very happy.
I’m finally done! Maybe now I can actually buy the dang game, ahahaha.
ALL I WANNA DO IS [GUN SHOT NOISE] [GUN SHOT NOISE] [GUN SHOT NOISE] AND A [GUN COCK NOISE] MAYBE YOU’RE MY LOVE.
Big dogs who think they are lap dogs.
THIS GIVES MEANING AND PURPOSE TO MY MISERABLE LIFE
Game of Thrones deaths in 8-bits
COMMISSIONS ARE OPEN!
I hit an unexpected bump with the rent and bills, so I’m opening up commissions again! it will help me not get rusty as well. If you would like a badass beastie like these (these have been some of my fav commissions) then hit me up! prices vary from 35USD to 20USD depending on detail, and I can add extra figures at a discount, glyph icons/avatars are at 10USD, and if you’d like a tattoo commission we can discuss pricing.
My first commissioners get a cheaper rate because I have some bills coming up!
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