The explosion of ubiquitous self-documentation possibilities, and the audience...– Nathan Jurgenson (via britticisms) Don’t think this essay gets everything right, but it’s an interesting read nonetheless. Also, part of me wants to hear an alternative to the argument that documentation of the present means a lessened participation/enjoyment on the part of the...
Qaddafi, Ahmadinejad and Mugabe up close and...
mollyyoung: “Berlusconi was entertaining… It was like Fred Astaire doing a sidestep.” A Q&A with Platon, for Prospero.
yvonnegeorgina: Washington Post’s Mensa Invitational once again invited readers to take any word from the dictionary, alter it by adding, subtracting, or changing one letter, and supply a new definition. 1. Cashtration (n.): The act of buying a house, which renders the subject financially impotent for an indefinite period of time. 2. Ignoranus : A person who’s both stupid and an asshole....
Ok. I just scrolled to the bottom of a Wikipedia entry looking for the comments.
If I read a book and it makes my whole body so cold no fire ever can warm me, I...– Emily Dickinson sets the bar high, in a letter to Thomas Higginson. See Thomas H. Johnson (Ed.), The Letters of Emily Dickinson, for more. (via itgivesitthew)
If the summer's movie posters told the truth
thepeopletheykillgetupandkill: What’s weird is when you start a blog on the internet and then a user with your street name starts following you. That’s wierd. WAITAMINNIT. This doesn’t refer to me, does it? DUDE.
I no longer keep a list of Attractive Famous Men; it’s been amended to a list of Men I Would Be Disappointed To Find Out Are Assholes.
I think the thing with blogs—especially the piecemeal variety of meme propagation endemic to tumblr—is that you have to be clued into what’s going on, or at least able to figure out connections on your own. Information grows and changes so quickly that if you aren’t there for a meme’s inception (and many of us rarely are), it’s sometimes difficult to get to the...
clembastow: “A quick google search turns up lots of tweets, all of them from today. Searching Martin Luther King Jr. quote pages for the word “enemy” does not turn up this quote, only things that probably wouldn’t go over nearly so well, like “Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy to a friend.” I’m pretty sure that this quote, too, is fake.” — Out of Osama’s Death, A...