Because here’s something else that’s true. In the day-to-day trenches of adult...– A speech by the late David Foster Wallace | Books | The Guardian (via pegobry)
Any idiot can face a crisis; it is this day-to-day living that wears you out.– Anton Chekov. (via 121-1)
atheism is bare feet. agnosticism is flip-flops. religion is shoes. enlightenment is amputation. art is phantom limbs — mark leidner (@markleidner) May 4, 2013
Ever stolen a bycicle? Then you might also be interested in robbing a grocery store.
I want to imagine with what new features despotism could be produced in the world: I see an innumerable crowd of like and equal men who revolve on themselves without repose, procuring the small and vulgar pleasures with which they fill their souls. Each of them, withdrawn and apart, is like a stranger to the destiny of all the others: his children and his particular friends form the whole human...
Moving on is of course one of the quintessential expressions of the American...– Don’t Move On: The Boston Massacre and our Emotional Efficiency by Leon Wieseltier (via thenewrepublic)
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In the Mood for Love
thewoodchipper: Chow Mo-wan: In the old days, if someone had a secret they didn’t want to share… you know what they did? Ah Ping: Have no idea. Chow Mo-wan: They went up a mountain, found a tree, carved a hole in it, and whispered the secret into the hole. Then they covered it with mud. And left the secret there forever. Ah Ping: What a pain! I’d just go to get laid. Chow Mo-wan: Not everyone’s...
grimelords: there’s so many weird things if you look
s00005aa55yah: just here for the data
What I learned today: someone spent 600K on Gucci, stopped having sex with his wife, experimented with same sex and is still a bore. — John Podhoretz (@jpodhoretz) March 26, 2013
We fundamentally try to collect everything and hang on to it forever.– CIA’s chief technology officer Gus Hunt on the agency’s strategy for collecting digital intelligence. via Huffington Post (via officialssay)
phonetap: “I’m late for school!” We see our protagonist, roughly dressed and sprinting along the street with a slice of toast hanging from his mouth. Cut to a shot of the high-school’s public notice board on the grounds with the building out of focus behind. Reads: “COLUMBINE”. There. Do I have to do everything, anime hollywood?
grimelords: I can’t think of the last time I saw mickey mouse in a non-subversive context
Why does [Will Wilkinson,] a person with whom I agree about so much find...– Jim Manzi (via pegobry)