All the world’s a stage, And all the men and women merely players; They have...– As You Like It, 2. 7. 139-167 — William Shakespeare (via ragsstone)
Gerald Marzorati: Five Longreads for Opening Day
longreads: Gerald Marzorati, a former editor of the New York Times Magazine, is an Assistant Managing Editor of the Times “Early Innings,” by Roger Angell. (The New Yorker, Feb. 24, 1992) (sub. required) America’s baseball belletrist here writes of how he came to love the game. “The Silent Season of a Hero,” by Gay Talese. (Esquire, July 1966) Where have you gone, Joe DiMaggio? The author...
today in intriguing german loanwords:
ragbag: sitzfleisch • the ability to endure a boring activity this is a good word for me right now because i am watching eat, pray, love on my lunch break.
…the thing I am becomes something else…The shadow is cast.– Bauhaus, “Mask.” Epigraph from Masquerade by Melissa de la Cruz (via epigraphic)
bestofwikipedia: Katagelasticism refers to the psychological condition in which a person excessively enjoys laughing at others. Katagelasticists actively seek and establish situations in which they can laugh at others (at the expense of these persons). (via sleevia)