Why I'm sceptical about becoming an academic....
It seems as though you have to write like shit: Bakhtin provides an antiseptic to the double helix of ideological control and body/spirit dualism to which Christian discourses so often succumb. —Crystal Downing, “Antiseptic Bakhtin: The Dialogic Christian” in Pacific Coast Philology 34.1 [reappropriated from Alaina]
An author ought to write for the youth of his generation, the critics of the...– F. Scott Fitzgerald, 1920
“Do What You Gotta Do,” Okkervil...
Adam Zagajewski, "I Can't Write a Memoir of... →
The thing I hate the most about advertising is that it attracts all the bright,...– Banksy (via ihavegoodtaste)
Mario Kart and Driving Drunk →
Nobody but a Southerner knows the wrenching rinsing sadness of cities of the...– Walker Percy, The Moviegoer
155. Dance with your partner, not at her.
This is my favorite sin: despair— whose love I celebrate with wine and prayer.– Andrew Hudgins (via viz)
Rules for my Unborn Son →
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It’s not that students don’t “get” Kafka’s humor but that we’ve taught them to...– David Foster Wallace (from a comment in this thread) (via lukescommonplacebook)
Gmail goes down, Internet users still procrastinate– headline from the Los Angeles Times
Super Heroes (and Stephen Colbert) Simpsonized →
Bernie Mac, 1957—2008 →
The Desktop Wallpaper Project →
Brilliant wallpapers designed by top designers. Yes, ayjay, they have wallpapers for iphones, too.
Tired of [from] Making Decisions
The human mind is a remarkable device. Nevertheless, it is not without limits. Recently, a growing body of research has focused on a particular mental limitation, which has to do with our ability to use a mental trait known as executive function. When you focus on a specific task for an extended period of time or choose to eat a salad instead of a piece of cake, you are flexing your executive...
what I wore →
the sartorialist meets solipsism. who needs a drink?
Poverty was rampant; bicycles were everywhere; people were wearing almost...– Bush a) on China after the Cultural Revolution or b) Minneapolis Hipsters?
How easy it is to live with You, O Lord. How easy to believe in You. When my spirit is overwhelmed within me, When even the keenest see no further than the night, And know not what to do tomorrow, You bestow on me the certitude That You exist and are mindful of me, That all the paths of righteousness are not barred. As I ascend in to the hill of earthly glory, I turn back and gaze, astonished, on...
i’ll resume normal posting in a few days. My cousins from sweden have been...