Secret cinema found beneath Paris.
In September 2004, French police discovered a hidden chamber in the catacombs under Paris. It contained a full-sized movie screen, projection equipment, a bar, a pressure cooker for making couscous, a professionally installed electricity system, and at least three phone lines. Movies ranged from 1950s noir classics to recent thrillers.
When the police returned three days later, the phone and power lines had been cut and there was a note on the floor: “Do not try to find us.” (via)
SECRET, MILDLY THREATENING UNDERGROUND COUSCOUS CINEMA
I WANNA GO
LET ME JOIN YOUR KIND, UNDERGROUND MOVIE PEOPLE
nO YOU DON’T UNDERSTAND THIS ENTIRE CINEMA WAS HIDDEN BEHIND AN UNDER CONSTRUCTION SIGN THAT LEAD TO A CHECK-IN DISK WITH A FULL CCTV HOOKUP THAT WOULD TURN ON AND RECORD ANY UNREGISTERED VISITORS. AND IF SOMEONE SNUCK IN? A TAPE OF BARKING SECURITY DOGS WOULD BEGIN TO PLAY.
BEYOND THE CRAZY FRONT DESK AND THE MOVIE THEATER, THERE WAS A STOCKED BAR AND TABLES AND CHAIRS, MEANING THAT AFTER CATCHING A FLICK IN AN ILLEGAL PARISIAN CATACOMB THEATER, YOU COULD THEN EAT COUSCOUS AND SIP A COCKTAIL NEXT DOOR. THERE WAS A PROFESSIONAL ELECTRICITY SYSTEM SET UP, AND AT LEAST 3 WORKING PHONE LINES. THIS SHIT WAS LIKE A BOND VILLAIN.
BETTER YET? IT WAS RUMORED THAT THE PLACE WAS SET UP BY THE UNDERGROUND FRENCH ART GANG UX “Urban eXperiment”, WHO NAVIGATES THROUGH THE PARISIAN UNDERGROUNDS AND ILLEGALLY RESTORES ABANDONED WORKS OF ART, ALONG WITH HOLDING FILM FESTIVALS IN THE BASEMENTS OF GOVERNMENT BUILDINGS. THEY EVEN RELEASED A SHORT FILM ABOUT THEIR WORK RESTORING THE ICONIC PANTHEON CLOCK OVER THE COURSE OF ONE YEAR. NO ONE SUSPECTED THEIR INVOLVEMENT, UNTIL THE CLOCK BEGAN TO WORK AGAIN AFTER 60 YEARS OF RUSTING.
IF YOU DON’T THINK CATACOMBS AND THE PEOPLE WHO HANG OUT IN THEM ARE SOME OF THE COOLEST FUCKING THINGS IN THE WORLD THEN I IMPLORE YOU TO EAT SOME COUSCOUS AND RECONSIDER.
james turning down every hogsmeade invitation by telling them he’s going stag
Sirius spreading a rumour that he has a cat just so when people ask him about it he can go, “Nah, I’m a dog person.”
Peter being loud so when a teacher chews him out, he can promise to be “quiet as a mouse”
Remus skipping meals so people can hear his stomach grumbling and he can apologise for being “hungry like the wolf.”
Behold the Periodic Table of Storytelling – a guide to the tropes, characters, and story elements of great stories. Complement with Kurt Vonnegut on the 5 essential shapes of stories and Nabokov on the 3 qualities a great storyteller must have.
(HT Open Culture)
Anthony Mackie getting hyped about karaoke during the Captain America press interview.
what if every Tumblr user suddenly looses their mouse?
J = Next Post
K = Previous Post
L = Like
N = View Notes
Space = Show Photo
Shift + R = Reblog
Shift + E = Add to Queue
Z + Tab = Switch Blogs
THIS CHANGES EVERYTHING.
I just reblogged this with the command, shit
Cost of a year of undergraduate study in the EU
Welcome to England where we fucking hate young people
Dear England, you’re still way cheaper than the United States.
It’s official, I can drop out of school and go to Hogwarts. [x]
Just a simple PSA
Cannon = thing that goes boom
Canon = an event that occurs within a published story
they both destroy ships tho
Did you just
can we meet the”married ones” that live next door and can they please be played by vidar magnussen and bjarte tjøstheim
THE TRUTH LIES RIGHT HERE!!
I thought of tangling legs and then I didn’t stop.
I Found The Ultimate Repository of In Your Pants Jokes
I have just had an epiphany regarding the legendary Vlogbrothers/Maureen Johnson in-joke of adding “In Your Pants” to the end of books. BIGGLES BOOKS! Most of them work but these are my favourites:
Biggles Delivers the Goods (In Your Pants)
The Black Peril (In Your Pants)
Biggles and Co (In Your Pants)
Biggles in the Jungle (In Your Pants)
Biggles Sees it Through (In Your Pants)
The Camels are Coming (In Your Pants)
Biggles Hunts Big Game (In Your Pants)
Biggles Gets His Men (In Your Pants)
Another Job For Biggles (In Your Pants)
No Rest For Biggles (In Your Pants)
Biggles Takes It Rough (In Your Pants)
Biggles Sets a Trap (In Your Pants)
Biggles Sorts It Out (In Your Pants)
Biggles in the Underworld (In Your Pants)
Biggles Sees Too Much (In Your Pants)
An exhaustive list of Biggles Titles can be found here: http://www.biggles.info/