Subsequent years have seen the development and reinforcement of a cycle of...– This report on the state of things in my current county of residence combined with the video in the last post are making for a rather depressing night.
I am the cat, and tumblr is the baby.– Rachel [see this post for context]
beastplunder replied to your video This meta-commentary at the end really caught me off guard. Like a big creative bird… Hahaha, “this is your brain on metaphors.”
More stills from the end of Возвращение (The...
Stills from the end of Возвращение (The Return)
To become aware of the possibility of the search is to be onto something. Not to...– Walker Percy, The Moviegoer
Sufjan discusses his health problems →
“I’m turning everything full cycle. I want to explode cinema to such an extent that future generations will believe the medium to be a myth; Billy Wilder will seem like Bigfoot, and the Gish sisters a pair of gorgeous Loch Ness monsters, imagined only.” Orson Welles, 1946.
an excerpt from David Strother’s “The...
I picked up the first of Paul Scott’s Raj Quartet (1966–75)—four novels about...– Namara Smith (via nplusonemag)
David Strother →
This week while in Westchester, I happened to stumble on this guy playing his electric violin with a blues/rock band in a bar called Melody. A great musician (even though some friends and I had to practically dance right next to him to hear the violin) and a really nice guy. We talked for about 30 minutes after the set about Steve Reich, minimalism, jazz, improvisation, Bandcamp etc. He...
DO YOU KNOW HOW MANY PEOPLE ON SEXY PEOPLE AREN’T SEXY? THE ANSWER IS ALL...– Rachel [http://www.sexypeople-blog.com/]
Aiiiiya. President Chad’s riding britches must be riding pretty high...– —Nick [cf. minutes earlier: “That’s the difference between you and me: I am a moisture farmer, you’re a president.”]
Same 'ol, same 'ol
Me: Are you back in Apartment A?
Me: How is it?
"Dwight": It is stuffy.
Help the people the thing that happened happened...
“We’ll always remember where we were when we heard that tornado had hit a handgun factory. “Two days ago, when people thought of a mudslide, they just thought of getting drunk at an Applebee’s. But now we know it as the thing that destroyed Denver. “When the birds first started attacking us, we all though it was pretty funny and made Hitchcock jokes. But...
Kindle books have now overtaken paperback books as... →
austinkleon: As much as I thought I’d hate it, I really do love the iPhone Kindle app on the bus.
Things Chad Is Doing #1
First in a series of what can only be disgusting and depressing new posts. It is 11:23 PM and I am… 1. Eating a Carls Jr. burger SMOTHERED in barbecue sauce AND ketchup…in bed 2. Drinking Coke Zero 3. Watching this episode of 30 Rock
Like in The Matrix!
Me [talking about mutual friend "Dwight"]: He's going to be a funeral director with the diocese.
Abram: Ahhh why did I take a nap after talking about this? I dreamed that I yanked him down from the second story of a building and he bounced on his head and nearly died and I hugged him and kissed him 'cause he survived. I also dreamed that I pooped my pants. But that was separate. And I'm checking to see if it was real.
Abram [30 seconds later]: Ok safe, non real.
Me: Glad to see you have not changed at all. Same tremendous capacity to horrify me with details of your personal life--specifically related to your bowel movements, real or imagined.
Abram: Dude the reality is the escape from the imagination.
Unique words from the top 50 most common words of each star sign by David McCandless at Information is Beautiful. I love the interpretations, especially for libra. Here’s #1… And here’s #2…
Paul the Psychic Octopus Honored With Golden... →
I was a big Paul fan. Apparently the aquarium where he lived has built a six-foot statue of him clutching a giant soccer ball, inside of which is a golden urn where his ashes are being kept. Way to go out with a bang, Paul. Future archaeologists are going to be so confused by our civilization…
So I am literally working on my night cheese right now. If you don’t know what that means, get out of my life.
Happy MLK Jr. Day, Lt. Uhura →
This post goes out, with love, to Nick, Nichelle Nichols, and Dr. King.
Steve Reich, “Duet for 2 Violins and...
I too have pity on Michael Steele →
Somehow everything I ever hear about Michael Steele brings back to me the pathos of the human condition, I guess largely through Jon Stewart’s image of him as the Muppet who always has a fly in his soup – actually a kind of Tolstoy-like detail, when you think about it.