astronomy in reverse


by 憂鬱な巨人


i hope everybody is staying cute and hydrated

best dressed at events 2014 → amy poehler in theia couture @ primetime emmy awards

best dressed at events 2014 → camila alves in zuhair murad @ primetime emmy awards


1933: Primanti Bros.

It started as a sandwich place for hungry truckers and became a signature diner where you are guaranteed to learn what a quintessential Pittsburgh sammich stands for. 

Call it a belly bomb. Primanti’s Bros. sandwich is a Pittsburgh institution. You say it’s bad for you? With coleslaw, fresh grilled meat and tomatoes? C’mon… And as far as many Pittsburghers are concerned, fries are made of potatoes, and potatoes are vegetables. So, there. 

Not convinced? Well, then you must have missed the news that Primanti’s sandwich once earned a title of the best sandwich in America AND in 2010, ranked PNC Park as the best ballpark in the country largely because they offer Primanti’s sandwiches complete with “generous servings of roast beef, cheese, coleslaw and — this is the key — French fries all between two buns.” The reviewer wrote, “I bet Willie Stargell ate them for breakfast.”  

One more? Primanti Brothers made the list of “1,000 Places to See Before You Die in the USA.” Just do not die there due to cholesterol overdose. 

It all began in the Strip District in 1933 at 18th and Smallman as a small family business founded by one of the brothers named Joe Primanti, a Pennsylvania native. His brothers Dick and Stanley and their nephew John DePriter joined the business right away.

The signature sandwich was a Depression-era invention and this is how the composition or, as some would probably call it — the concoction, came about, according to a story allegedly told by John DePriter himself: “One winter, a fella drove in with a load of potatoes. He brought a few of ‘em over to the restaurant to see if they were frozen. I fried the potatoes on our grill and they looked pretty good. A few of our customers asked for them, so I put the potatoes on their sandwiches.” The rest, as they say, is history.”  

Primanti Bros. has been feeding Pittsburghers and visitors to the city for more than 80 years. When it opened, it served primarily the late-night crowd. First, the customers were workers who unloaded produce in the Strip; in the 1970s, the Post-Gazette called Primanti’s customers “night hawks from all walks of life.” Today, there are 17 Primanti Brothers diners in the Pittsburgh area and three locations in Florida.

For a few years, the Post-Gazette had a tradition of running “readers’ choice for the best sandwiches in Pittsburgh.” We determined that several years in a row, Primanti’s sandwiches won and our guess is that the newspaper stopped the contest due to readers’ choices, which would predictably come from Primanti Brothers’ menu.  

— Mila Sanina

(Top image: Pittsburgh policeman, Wayne Wilson, of Morningside, bites into his favorite Primanti’s Brothers sandwich, pastrami, egg, with the slaw and fries, lettuce and tomato, our readers’ choice for the best sandwich in Pittsburgh, 1993, John Heller/Post-Gazette)


that friend that always tries to please you


when you’d rather stay in your room
salt - bad suns // drown - tyler joseph // strange - alex turner // addict with a pen - twenty one pilots // honest - the neighbourhood // feels like we only go backwards - tame impala // thinking ahead - bastille // wallow - coasts // exit wounds - the script // lions in cages - wolf gang // stuck on the puzzle - alex turner // is it any wonder? - keane // kitchen sink - twenty one pilots // rescued - jack’s mannequin // leave before the lights come on - arctic monkeys // you keep showing up - drowners // antichrist - the 1975 // get home - bastille // yellow - coldplay // come home - onerepublic // big bad world - kodaline // the lightning strike - snow patrol // is there somebody who can watch you - the 1975 // fear - onerepublic

EVERYTHING IS A-OK—a playlist of good vibes to listen to when you know your day needs a nice pick-me-up of happy tunes

strong as an oak- watsky // D.A.N.C.E- justice // sun shy- dresses // be okay- oh honey // katachi- shugo tokumaru // she’s got you high- mumm ra // the middle- jimmy eat world // we come running (vicetone remix) - youngblood hawke // let’s dance to joy division- wombats // tonight you’re perfect- new politics // the bomb- pigeon john // to the sky- owl city // pork and beans- weezer // paris- magic man // bloom-  the paper kites // hey ya- outkast // ivy and gold- bombay bicycle club // something good can work (RAC remix)- two door cinema club // the mother we share- CHVRCHES // anna sun- walk the moon // when can i see you again- owl city // the underdog- spoon // it’s about time- young the giant // doin’ it right (ft. panda bear)- daft punk // something that i want- grace potter // tightrope- walk the moon // 1234- feist // harlem- new politics // latch (ft sam smith)- disclosure

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in/out - songs tenuously linked by the words ‘in’ and ‘out’ as I spiral ever downwards in my themed mix making
1. in / out - dan croll // 2. walcott - vampire weekend // 3. in the backseat - arcade fire // 4. all in white - the vaccines // 5. in your fur - teleman // 6. guns out - young the giant // 7. call me in the afternoon - half moon run // 8. 2 atoms in a molecule - noah and the whale // 9. not in nottingham - mumford & sons // 10. drops in the river - fleet foxes // 11. the stars shine in the sky tonight - eels // 12. dig into waves - freelance whales // 13. girlfriend in a coma (smiths cover) - noah and the whale // 14. flowers in your hair - the lumineers // 15. rest in the bed - laura marling // 16. locked out - freelance whales
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a mix for the batman, the spark, the boy who runs with wolves
be my television - the racoons | best supporting actor - one for the team |  cool kids - echosmith | here it goes again - ok go | (if you’re wondering if i want you to) i want you to - weezer | my body - young the giant | lost in my mind - the head and the heart | mr. brightside - the killers | iris - goo goo dolls | the way it was - the killers | sweet disposition - the temper trap | internet killed the video star - the limousines | been here once before - eagle-eye cherry | you won’t - television |  flaws - bastille | tongue tied - grouplove | girls/girls/boys - panic! at the disco | sink or swim - lewis watson | human - the human league | nobody asked me (if i was okay) - sky ferreira | scar tissue - red hot chili peppers | youth - daughter | 421 (everybody loves you) - the wildbirds |  tennis court - lorde | charlie boy - the lumineers | come by fire - sara jackson-holman | drowning - missy higgins | far too young to die - panic! at the disco | flesh and bone - the killers | growing up - monsters calling home | king and lionheart - of monsters and men | we come running - youngblood hawke | therapy - all time low | i see fire - ed sheeran | i will follow you into the dark - deathcab for cutie | be ok - ingrid michaelson | cough syrup - young the giant | don’t let us get sick - warren zevon | friends - band of skulls | hide and seek - imogen heap | magic - olympic ayres | the phoenix - fall out boy | war - former vandal | a demon like me - blair crimmins and the hookers | seven nation army - the white stripes | once upon a dream - lana del ray | where is my mind? - pixies | who are you, really? - mikky ekko | rivers and roads - the head and the heart
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