I'm tired of pretending like I'm not a total...
I’m tired of pretending like I’m not special. I’m tired of pretending like I’m...– Charlie Sheen (via aquabooks)
poortaste: Short video featuring visionary artist Alex Grey at Art Basel 2009. Filmed and Edited by Nick Kraz http://www.cosm.org/ via psychedeliccinema
Net cafe refugee →
bestofwikipedia: Net cafe refugees also known as cyber-homeless is a term for a growing class of homeless people in Japan who do not own or rent a residence and thus have no permanent address and sleep in 24 hour Internet cafés or manga cafés. Such cafes originally provided only Internet services, services offered has boomed to include food, drink, and showers. These are often used by commuters...
There you go with your rucksack of clean clothes and a flat rose in your...– Daljit Nagra, “Journey” (via aubade)
sarahchristine: charlsie: Emily’s List: They support pro-choice Democratic women running for Congress and Governor. If you are interested in politics, this is a great organization to get involved in. Feminist Majority: FM focuses on feminist issues such as equality between women and men, non-violence, social justice, and economic development. They also sponsor participation in communities...
Beauty plus pity —that is the closest we can get to a definition of art. Where...– Vladimir Nabokov, in his lecture on “The Metamorphosis.” Having dispatched with the question of art’s definition, he addresses how we compose reality. Describing a forested landscape and different sorts of men walking across it, sensing it through their different perceptual customs and associations,...
Whatever you choose to do in your free time you should do as a job.– — Amanda Brooks, Barneys New York Fashion Director (via From Me To You) (via frangry) 100% agree. (this is how dodgeball + foursquare both started btw… building shit in my spare time for my friends) Couldn’t agree more. (via mikehudack)
poptech: In an interview with WSJ’s Alan Murray, social media expert Clay Shirky (PopTech 2008) discusses the effect of Facebook, Twitter and other social media in the recent uprisings in Egypt and Tunisia, and what it could mean for the Middle East at large.
And it is what good actors bring to movies, even bad ones: discipline,...– A.O. Scott, on good actors in bad movies. (via thebronzemedal)
We are unusual and tragic and alive.– Dave Eggers <3 (via quotheravenevermore)
Shel Silverstein’s Unlikely Rise to Kid Lit...
mentalflossr: This article originally appeared in mental_floss magazine. by Mark Peters Shel Silverstein—the late cartoonist, singer, songwriter, playwright, and mega-selling author of such classics as The Giving Tree and Where the Sidewalk Ends—didn’t like children’s literature. Spoon-feeding kids sugar-sweet stories just wasn’t his style. Fortunately for generations of young readers, someone...
Think Like a Shrink (Psychology Today) →
psychotherapy: Yes, you too can see through the defenses people hide behind. To guide you, just consult the handy primer below. Put together by psychiatrist Emanuel H. Rosen, it distills years of Freudian analytical training into a few simple principles that make sense of our psyches. I have always thought it horribly unfortunate that there is such a tremendous gap between psychiatry and...
From too much love of living, From hope and fear set free, We thank with brief...– Algernon Charles Swinburne, from “The Garden of Proserpine” (via aubade)
There is the story of the woman who read Hamlet for the first time and said, ‘I...– Isaac Asimov, Asimov’s Guide to Shakespeare (via libraryland)
When Mao famously said that power springs from the barrel of a gun, it was...– Malcolm Gladwell on regime change in Egypt and social media. Read the rest of his post. (via newyorker)
5 Fond Memories of a White Stripes Fan
twentyfourbit: Rather than expound on the significance of the White Stripes, mere hours after the announcement of their breakup, or reflect at length on the personal significance of Meg and Jack White’s musical partnership (too soon!), I thought it best to recall a few fond memories I’ve had as a longtime fan. If random events from the life of a dude you’ve never met aren’t your thing, enter at...
Hedgehog's dilemma →
bestofwikipedia: The hedgehog’s dilemma, or sometimes the porcupine dilemma, is an analogy about the challenges of human intimacy. It describes a situation in which a group of hedgehogs all seek to become close to one another in order to share their heat during cold weather. However, once accomplished, they cannot avoid hurting one another with their sharp quills. They must step away from one...