McSweeney's: What Your Favorite Classic Rock Band... →
Santana: You have had an hours-long conversation with someone before realizing it was just a pile of clothes.
THE ALIEN A petal drifted loose From a great magnolia bloom, Your face hung in the gloom, Floating, white and close. We seemed alone: but another Bent o’er you with lips of flame, Unknown, without a name, Hated, and yet my brother. Your one short moan of pain Was an exorcising spell: The devil flew back to hell; We were alone again. COMPLAINT OF A POET MANQUÉ We judge by appearance...
Someone In Egypt Ordered a Pizza For the... →
bradicalmang: crustyriotqueer: starblanketriverchild: Ian’s on State Street - a small pizza place near the Capitol - has been fielding calls from citizens of twelve countries and thirty-eight states looking to donate free pizza to the Wisconsinites who have congregated to protest Scott Walker’s proposed legislation reducing the rights and pay of state workers. After promoting the cause on...
I may be a lunatic, but then, wasn’t my lunacy caused by a monster that lurks at...– Akutagawa Ryūnosuke (via frenchtwist)
I think we should fight back and kick their ass. If you are the ruler, I am the...– From an essay on John Locke by one of my students.
An Excellent Link List
This awesome list comes courtesy of Dan Benjamin’s ‘Back to Work’ podcast (episode 5, ft. Merlin Mann) via The Berb. Dunning-Kruger effect (wiki) Theory of Forms (wiki) Dreyfus Model of Skill Acquisition (wiki) Supplementary: The full text 18 page .pdf of the Dreyfus Model (I love the internet) Wittgenstein’s Tractatus (Bible of epistemological thought)
Chomsky speaks on Democracy Now! →
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Most of us are frightened of dying because we don’t know what it means to live....– J. Krishnamurti (Freedom From The Known)
gnate1-deactivated20110413-deac asked: That is terrible, Simon. How did you manage to get yourself out of that pickle?
He couldn’t help it because there was no other way in which he could express his...– Aldous Huxley’s Island
achleedawn: what time is never what time is never what time is never what time is never what time is never what time is never what time is never what time is never what time is never what time is never what time is never what time is never what time is never what time is never Ok, seriously, time to start a post-punk band, Dave!
The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in...– Marcel Proust (via erishkegal)
equivoque asked: In hindsight, did you find studying fiction in a university setting useful? Would you recommend taking courses/a whole program for aspiring fiction-writers, or can you figure this stuff out on your own?