As I announced earlier this week, the Ideological Turing Test is starting up again. (This is the contest where Christians and atheists see how good they are at imitating each other). I’ll be asking for feedback on specific questions soon, but right now I’d love feedback on general logistics in the comment thread of the post linked above. I think it’s going to be super!
As you may have inferred from my choice of words in that last Take, I went to see Avengers at midnight. But since I’m writing these takes prior to going to the theatre, I don’t have opinions yet on the film, but I do have a picture of my costume (brought to you by the grace of duct tape).
So, uh, I didn’t really want to dress up as either of the female characters since they’re both wearing essentially black catsuits. I’m dressed up as Janet van Dyne (also known as the Wasp). She was a member of the original Avengers in the comic books. My costume is mostly duct tape and is modelled on her appearance in some tv spinoff, since the comic book costume is pretty much painted on.
And speaking of delightful cosplaying, that guy who imitated female heroines on bookcovers is back for a look at the men. The pictures are a good deal less ridiculous, but I’m still mighty amused/sad.
If you want to be ready for your next costumed outing (and believe me, they can really sneak up on you), you might like this Modcloth guide to dress vocabulary.
When my ASL teacher was going over clothing words with me, she did not expect me to need so many highly-granular terms.
How do you sign ‘bias-cut?’
How do you sign ‘princess seamed?’
Now test your knowledge by seeing if you can correctly categorize the illustrations in the “If websites were dresses, what would they look like” project. My favorite illustration is pretty clearly Wikipedia.
There are few things cool enough to justify pivoting away from a costuming theme for the Quick Takes, but a West Wing cast reunion certainly makes the cut. I don’t see an embed link at Funny or Die, so go straight to the source.
(I totally wanted to be CJ when I grew up).
And, finally, I’m still keeping up with the anti-gnostic baking project. This past week, I made espresso chocolate chip cookies. I think I get double credit for these, as I was altering a recipe. I used the same dough as for the chive-cheddar scones (minus the chive and cheddar, natch) but multiplied all the ingredients by 1.5x. Then I added 2 tablespoons of unsweetened cocoa, 2 tablespoons of espresso powder, and one cup of chocolate chips. Then I added some more chocolate chips. Voila!
For more Quick Takes, visit Conversion Diary!