The 21 fiercest things Richard Nixon ever did -... →
“15. He is like ‘we dropped some bombs here guys hashtag DEAL WITH IT’”
sovramagnificentissimamente [‘very, very magnificently’]– Dante, De vulgari eloquentia (via)
SL Letter of the Day: I'm Out | Slog →
I’m a late twenty something male. I was out at a house party last night celebrating the end of the semester with fellow grad student friends when I was scolded by a peer for using the word “cunt.”…. In some deep-future Margaret Atwood Memorial Museum of the History of Misogyny, this letter should be bronzed. Such eloquent testimony to the power of the sensitive...
Internet of Dreams: Twitter Non-people →
internet-of-dreams: Lovely post by Ken Hollings on the spectral “non-people” haunting twitter: If you examine their profile a little more closely, these accounts usually have just 22 tweets (occasionally 20 or 21 but I have yet to see one with more than 22). They are usually worth examining, however, as… Oops: cyborgs.
Opportunistic, even, the way he always found...
What would be the use of discovering so-called objective truth, of working...– Kierkegaard, 1835, Journals (via)
For one of the stars in the thigh of the Dog had a tail, though a dim one: if...– Averted vision. Aristotle, Meteorology (via)
All music is just performances of 4’33” in studios where another...– xkcd, silence
We climbed out of the van an hour later, and Danny was just standing there,...– Go to Homeschool | VICE United States
You're Out: The national pastime's shocking death... →
This is why I think English professors should stick to analyzing the...– Trend of the Week: Obsession Obsession | I Hate the New York Times
Winogrand once remarked that he wasn’t worried about missing a picture...– Paging Oscar Wilde? Lyle Rexer, “An Obsessive Embrace: Garry Winogrand’s late spirit,” Harper’s, February 2013, 63.
Cowper regretted his birth ‘in a country where melancholy is the national...– Freya Johnston, Suicide Watch, TLS, Jan. 16, 2013
The daughter is sad. _I’m so sad_ says the daughter. _Why are you sad?_ asks the...– Language as neither handle nor staircase but speculum: inadequate speculum. Richard Siken, Journal, Day Three, Harriet: A Poetry Blog, Poetry Foundation, May 3, 2006
[I]n the mental health care system here there are two classes of people—those in...– Emily Walker, Meanwhile, Up in My Head, Gawker, April 6, 2013
my brother is home for spring break and i’m realizing our main form of...– very filled with dreams:
THIS PARTY'S ABOUT TO GET UNUSUAL!
Anyway, people don’t make literature, architecture, and art—the culture makes...– The Believer - Interview with Dave Hickey
One time I was driving through the Broadway underpass—speed limit 15—and a car...– Richard Siken, Journal, Day One, Harriet: A Poetry Blog, Poetry Foundation, May 1, 2006
The past is the continuing presence of these commitments once the immediate...– John Russon, Human Experience: Philosophy, neurosis, and the elements of everyday life (New York: SUNY Press, 2003), 40.
For some reason the Beast started flipping through every photo of himself on...– fairy tales for twentysomethings
‘I’m very excited about the changes that Pope Insanity was talking about...– Pope Insanity MXLV Selected, The Onion, March 13, 2013
The singular quality of a lousy ‘Hallelujah’ cover is the way that...– The 20 Worst Songs of 2010, #15: Susan Boyle, “Hallelujah” - New York - Music - Sound of the City
The problem of integration as solved by the non-writing Jew in this country—and...– (What sort of books will be written by the children of the “tiger mothers,” such as there are?) Clement Greenberg, “Under Forty: A symposium on American literature and the younger generation of American Jews,” in his The Collected Essays and Criticism, vol. 1, Perceptions and...
I don’t think that self-loathing really gives you the pleasure that masturbation...– Sam Lipsyte | Full Stop
In fact, my opinion, for various formal reasons which we will not have time to...– Robert Christgau, interviewed by Brett Anderson, Concision and Clarity: The Extended Transcript, Nieman Reports, winter 2013
Sylvia Smith, 67, Memoirist of the Life Banal,... →
The book, a plainly written, deadpan chronicle of an ordinary life, seemed to push the allowable boundaries of ordinary, entering an edge-of-space world where critics quarrel over literary metaphysics. Reading “Misadventures,” they were divided over whether they saw a bad joke or a kind of outsider-art masterpiece in a passage like this: “Early in December, Carol asked me, ‘What day is...
Chic is nothing. But it’s the right nothing.– Patrick Kinmonth (via)
wondertonic: The Geocities-izer allows you to make any modern webpage look like it was made by a thirteen year-old in 1996, replete with background music and dancing baby GIFs. Below is just one of the ways it can style the New York Times. Try it out. (via)
Thinker. Freelance pop culture fan. Tv evangelist. Zombie junkie. Troublemaker....– automatically generated spambot twitter bios like this are probably one of my favorite things for how effortlessly they’ve been able to replicate a certain segment of culture without any difficulties whatsoever (via goodbyemisery)
Still, it would be nice to feel that when someone like Molly doesn’t like...– Not OK Cupid | The Awl
Nannies are made to feel they are part of the family, and in some ways, they...– What Prostitutes, Nurses and Nannies Have in Common
Charles Krafft Is a White Nationalist Who Believes... →
Or: Will Seattle take this trash to the trash?
In 1953 the publisher Hamish Hamilton commented uneasily after a weekend spent...– Éamon Ó Cléirigh, Sharp Mind, Sharp Tongue, rev. of Hugh Trevor-Roper: The biography, by Adam Sisman, Dublin Review of Books, Jan. 28, 2013
When we cannot be delivered from ourselves, we delight in devouring ourselves.– E.M. Cioran (via)
[K]nowledge must..ceaselessly be rescued from falling into the status of a thing...– Nanterre Manifesto, 1968, trans. Peter Brooks (qtd. in Michael Bérubé, The Employment of English: Theory, Jobs, and the Future [New York: New York Univ. Press, 1998], 189)
At the end of the day, don’t ever let adversity define who you are. Let it...– Ray Lewis (via)
I’m not the sort who rubbernecks at the scenes of accidents, but I can say...– Blake Butler, The Putrid Voyeurisms of Peter Sotos, Vice, Aug. 22, 2012
Do I even have to tell you what’s happened since InBev took charge? Can’t you...– Even Anheuser-Busch hates Bud Light - Salon.com
If you don’t have the imposition of family to remind you of what is at stake,...– Elizabeth Wurtzel Confronts Her One-Night Stand of a Life - The Cut