Elizabeth Taylor

Cheat Sheet: 4 Things You Maybe Missed This Week

March 25, 2011 at 12:21 pm , by

1. Elizabeth Taylor, 1932-2011
Read our post about the legend here.

2. Chatroulette Love Song

Remember Chatroulette? Sometimes it’s used for random acts of kindness, like these guys who sang a love song to a stranger they met.

3. Mommy’s Nose is Scary

Just about the cutest thing ever.

Smithsonian50_6404. Historically Hardcore
I’ve talked about my love of history before, so you won’t be surprised that I fell in love with these faux ads (originally for the Smithsonian, until the museum asked the artist to remove their logo) that have been making their way around the interwebs.

Elizabeth Taylor, 1932-2011

March 23, 2011 at 3:09 pm , by

Hollywood lost a true legend today with the passing of Elizabeth Taylor. The 79-year-old Academy Award winner wasn’t just an actress—known for her roles in numerous films including Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?—but also a dedicated philanthropist. A tireless advocate for AIDS awareness, she created the Elizabeth Taylor Aids Foundation in 1991 and ten years later she was awarded the Presidential Citizens Medal for her activism.

Taylor also graced the cover of Ladies’ Home Journal 12 times, beginning in 1954. When asked about her philosophy on life in a 1973 interview she said, “I try to live and enjoy every moment as it exists. Think about tomorrow but don’t worry about it…I enjoy now!” When asked what she would say if she had to write her own epitaph, she said, “Here lies Elizabeth Taylor Burton. Thank you for every moment, good and bad. I’ve enjoyed it all!” Looking back, we believe she really did.