One sentence that always cuts me to the heart: Take your own advice.
Another TED talk. What this guy does with data is... →
Democracy demands that the religiously motivated translate their concerns into...– RICK SANTORUM. . (Just kidding, that was Barack Obama)
I was going to post all these Joan Didion quotes on this blog but then I grouped three quotations about self respect and accidentally posted it to the other blog, not this one. And it makes me sad. That was supposed to be our thing, people who read this blog. And I shared it with the others. Opps. I’m sorry. Know that that post was for you guys, not for them. We’re a special family...
Ask anyone committed to Marxist analysis how many angels on the head of a pin,...
No one knows if there’s such a thing as an undiscovered genius.
I was listening to the speech Romney gave in Detroit today and when he said all casually “my wife drives a couple of Cadillacs” —I started laughing right away. He just seems so out-of-touch to me. I don’t hate him for it. It just seems so goofy. As for the rest of his speech, to me, it was all just basically “my wife drives a couple of Cadillacs.”
It seems like the big distinction between good art and so-so art lies in being...– David Foster Wallace. Also this contains my absolute favorite two word phrase, a phrase that I honestly think might be secretly extremely meaningful every single time it’s used: even now.
Nation Trying, Okay?– headline from The Onion
There was an old and solitary man who spent most of his time in bed. There were...– Eduardo Galeano, The Book of Embraces
I’m an American aquarium drinker. I assassin down the avenue.– Hard to think of two better lines with which to start an album.
So today we played a game at the bookstore where people said names of authors or books to me and I came up with one sentence incredibly shallow reviews of authors or books on the spot and the goal was to sound as much as possible like our most annoying bookstore customers. It was a delight but I wish you could hear my special annoying customer voice. Here are some examples: George Orwell Um,...
This gets me so angry. →
The future is a black hole.– Random middle of the night text message I received from my friend Tobias last night.
There’s an old anecdote that Abraham Lincoln supposedly used to tell to mock his own ugliness. He told people that he had long ago sworn to shoot on the spot any man he ever met that was uglier than he was. So he used to say that one day he was walking around in DC and he finally—for the first time in his life—saw a man even uglier than he was. So then, Lincoln would always...
Often, for long minutes, the only words Lyndon Johnson spoke were words to...
vpache asked: I probably can't love that story any harder. His rhyme has a ways to go, but his storytelling is already more than there. I got chills.
Should have been a writer. Should have played guitar. And these kids keep coming...
Your face looks like a statue in the dark—like a candle held up to a...– moonface
When it comes to the question of women receiving free contraception, the first group I want to hear from is old men who have sworn never to have sex.
I just saw a headline that said: MEGADEATH LEAD SINGER ENDORSES SANTORUM
That most Substance-addicted people are also addicted to thinking, meaning they...
There is a disease called The Jumping Frenchman of... →
If you wanna hide something from Americans, put it in a book, assign them the...– A bookstore customer just now, describing what he’s learned being a professor.