power-to-the-music: a 15 year old girl just won a gold medal at the olympics guys, what are we doing with our lives Ah, but no one sees the things that she had to give up for her dreams. No one but her can know what it’s like. This coming from a 19 year old guy in community college going nowhere
The Midnight Man: I think we can declare Muse the... →
seriouslysummer: pwopermuse: Because while others may listen to BABY BABY BABY OOOH and get nothing out of that (what WOULD you even get out of that?)… We’re learning the fucking second law of thermodynamics, exploring brain connectivity maps, information about the High Frequency Active Auroral Research… Wow, really Tang… :D
The bastard form of mass culture is humiliated repetition … always new books,...– Roland Barthes,The Pleasure of the Text (via man-of-prose) And memes don’t even have the pretense of originality
I think we can declare Muse the most intelligent...
pwopermuse: Because while others may listen to BABY BABY BABY OOOH and get nothing out of that (what WOULD you even get out of that?)… We’re learning the fucking second law of thermodynamics, exploring brain connectivity maps, information about the High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program and how it ties into both weather and mind control, do I even have to bring up that one time we got a...
pageandscreen: capitolprostitute: Australian advertising is fucking brilliant. meanwhile the klondike ad men are crying themselves to sleep for not doing this first omg the joy on those people’s faces This is pretty much like masturbation
As all of you begin again to move back to your newfound homes, i find that there seems to be less and less reason to wake up on any given summer day.
Springsteen was aware of the comical contradiction: the multimillionaire who, in...– Bruce Springsteen at Sixty-Two : The New Yorker Enjoyed this profile, and esp. this bit. I will say, though, that I’m not sure this was good advice. He’s written a lot of weak songs about people’s lives since!
Others Should Fail.: Update, 1:57pm:... →
mogadishu: Update, 1:57pm: Nigerian-American novelist Teju Cole has tweeted “seven thoughts” on the Kony 2012 drama and the “banality of sentimentality.” It would be impossible to not include them in a discussion of the campaign’s cultural undertones: Teju Cole@tejucole
I wonder if James Holmes will ultimately be remembered as the first of many. There’s something deeply wrong with this society, though there has been in all ages.
I know, I know you’ve seen me brought home on occasions, dragged in the...– DFW, Infinite Jest
Vladimir Mayacosby: gowns: “it’s just a MOVie why... →
gowns: “it’s just a MOVie why do you look so much into it?” “it’s just a BOOK, like, we don’t know what the author was thinking when they wrote it, why are we even talking about it, why can’t we just like, enjoy the story, man,” “why don’t we all just chill out and stop overanalyzing it…
One of the worst ways to stop someone from telling sexist jokes is to tell him...– If This Isn’t From a Book, It Should Be (via gaircyrch)
What did you dream last night?
And then I felt sad because I realized that once people are broken in certain...– Douglas Coupland (via exiitwounds) I’m diggin’ Life After God so fa
I was shown how fragile life was on Saturday. I saw the terror on bystanders’...– Jessica Redfield (real last name: Ghawi) was shot and killed last night at a midnight screening of ‘The Dark Knight Rises,’ along with 11 others when a gunman opened fire in a theater. The above is from her blog, written in June, after she narrowly escaped another senseless shooting at a mall in...
zooeyclairedeschanel: how many nirvana songs do you know that aren’t “smells like teen spirit”
66 Experiments by Charles Bernstein →
rmengelhardt: 1. Homolinguistic translation: Take a poem (someone else’s, then your own) and translate it “English to English” by substituting word for word, phrase for phrase, line for line, or “free” translation as response to each phrase or sentence. Or translate the poem into another literary style or a different diction, for example into a slang or vernacular. Do several different types of...
I’m free. I’m young. May as well trade sleep for living, waking dreams.