By dramatizing their own thinking on the page, by revealing the basis of their...– A Critic’s Manifesto: The Intersection of Expertise and Taste : The New Yorker Great piece here. Worth a read if you care about criticism (or thinking). (via markrichardson)
Mitt Romney tells 533 lies in 30 weeks, Steve... →
velveeta bloodfucker: waaait wait wait -rant about... →
mindofgemini: since when do fedoras have ANYTHING to automatically do with My Little Pony jayeffsea it’s a HAT a HAT omg I get so peeved by this crap because yes I happen to LIKE fedora trilby homburg etc hats and yet apparently a ton of people who also like them, or at least enough… Breaking News: Fedoras the missing link between Sonic the Hedgehog and autism, study confirms
If a woman writes about herself, she’s a narcissist. If a man does the same,...– Emily Gould (via loveyourchaos, meredithbklyn) (via welcomehomealice) (via crayonhead) (via seriouslysummer) (via thunderouspupil)
saxodrone: I wish there was some movie like Idiocracy except instead of mocking poor white people with kids it would rip on middle class liberal white kids who worship Banksy and make fun of black people constantly and brag about not shopping at Wal-Mart
tHe rOaD aHeAd.: everyone makes mistakes: or the... →
wrigglebottom: Dear Cecilia Gimenez, I know that there are some angry people out there, and it might seem like the world is alternately laughing at you and screaming at you. But I want to share something with you dear Cecilia. I love you. I love what you’ve done. I love your dedication. I love your error. When…
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LIBERTARIANISM: A NOVEL →
hookedonsemiotics: hookedonsemiotics: I am, within the confines of reason, elated to announce to you that Libertarianism: A Novel has finally been completed and may be found at the above link. This long-awaited aesthetic treatise on the philosophy of FREEDOM and LIBERTY, with a special introduction by none other than Ludwig von Mises, should serve to clarify the various misgivings of those who...
Forget so-called peer-pressure. It’s more like peer-hunger. No? We...– DFW, Infinite Jest
Oppress-Crackatron3000: I’m not going to lie, I... →
aynrandinaminiskirt: I’m not going to lie, I feel uncomfortable when Korean American bloggers or people come out of the wood works and try to act as spokespeople for Korean culture, mainly because most of them, especially from 2nd gen/3rd gen onwards, have a very flawed understanding of what Korean culture is like and…
GIRLS ARE PRETTY: Your New Boyfriend Has A Laser... →
girlsareprettyforever: He didn’t mention it in his profile. You’re glad he didn’t. It might have deterred you from meeting him, and though it’s early, you’re starting to think meeting him is the best thing that’s ever happened to you. “You don’t know who it is?” you asked on your second date, when you finally started…
Oppress-Crackatron3000: You know what irks me... →
aynrandinaminiskirt: You know what irks me about the comment “Korea has not had a long history of nuanced satire” and the conclusions drawn from that assumption in this article? It’s objectively wrong. Some of the first stories and texts to become popular after the creation of the Hangul writing system are…
I had my father get sick when I was 22. And I was poor, alright. And my father...– Chris Rock [video] Bringing this back, because some people don’t seem to understand that there is a discrepancy in the quality of care among poor, middle-class, and wealthy people, NO MATTER HOW DEBILITATING THEIR RESPECTIVE DISEASES MAY BE. (via cgdageek)
Nasty, brutish and short
stilleatingoranges: Hobbes’s remark about human life, abridged in the title above, perfectly summarizes contemporary short fiction. Most stories follow a simple formula. First, the author grabs the reader by the throat with a tabloidesque opening line. (Recently in The New Yorker: “Jane Allsop was abducted when she was fifteen, and nobody noticed.”) Second, ploddingly naturalistic characters and...
Fuck this rap shit, I listen to classical: 11.... →
justinbui: 11. Passing on spontaneous adventures and the opportunity to experience new things. If friends are taking an impromptu trip to a nearby city, pack a small bag and roll with. These little things are what make the decade. Beyond the inside jokes and perspective on classic stories that you’ll miss…
reverse tmi tuesday
onehundreddollars: illbedancingwithmyself: captain-spiced-rum: jubeijubei: pig-fish: send me gross facts about yourself Oh god this is better Anon if you want of course DO IT I mean, if you’re too shy to ask me whatever you want, send me whatever you want.
Because you can't spell Museum Of Modern Art... →
hookedonsemiotics: In case u missed it
We’re not going to let our campaign be dictated by fact-checkers– — Romney pollster Neil Newhouse (via think-progress) Lol, who needs the truth amirite? (via cinnamon-sunshine) LAWL (via onehundreddollars)
-: on stagnation and the #poetry tag →
onehundreddollars: theoryoflostthings: I’ve been thinking awhile about making this post, and have finally gotten around to writing it. The #poetry tag, and, to some extent, the #lit and #prose tags all need some criticism. I just want to bring to light some things that have made me fairly discouraged with the entire Tumblr creative… The poetry tag is boring as hell, and none of my favorite...
Mark Richardson: A PIECE OF COFFEE. →
More of double. A place in no new table. A single image is not splendor. Dirty is yellow. A sign of more in not mentioned. A piece of coffee is not a detainer. The resemblance to yellow is dirtier and distincter. The clean mixture is whiter and not coal color, never more coal color than…
What Does It Mean When Smartphones Replace Travel... →
The danger with a digital guidebook, used in isolation, is the same as the problem with all electronic media: You might find exactly what you’re looking for, and not much else. life is the space between things
justinbui: how do people hit on everything that moves? how does it ever work out for some of those douchey motherfuckers?
Racism is not merely a simplistic hatred. It is, more often, broad sympathy...– Fear of a Black President - Ta-Nehisi Coates - The Atlantic (via brooklynmutt)
Mocking “Foreign Accents” and the Privilege of... →
asiansnotstudying: I’ve been giving this topic a lot of thought for a while, not only because of the observations I’ve made from white and people of color friends and allies, but also because I, too, have been guilty in mocking the “accented” English of people in my community and other communities of color. The imitation and mockery of these “accents” are sometimes conducted for seemingly...
An interesting fact about white people is that they firmly believe that all of...– from Stuff White People Like (via spittingonhegel)