Statistically, those big, breakout hits that overshadow everything else are rare. Demonstrably rare. Those aren’t what make up the majority of YouTube videos. Instead, a significant portion of the site’s catalogue is, in essence, nothing—over one-third of YouTube videos have fewer than 10 views total. It’s not that they’re simply blocks of white noise; rather, it’s that many of them might as well be. For all the hundreds of thousands of hours of footage that make up this particular sect, not a single person has ever laid eyes on any of it. (via The Sad, Weird World of Unseen YouTube Videos)

Statistically, those big, breakout hits that overshadow everything else are rare. Demonstrably rare. Those aren’t what make up the majority of YouTube videos. Instead, a significant portion of the site’s catalogue is, in essence, nothing—over one-third of YouTube videos have fewer than 10 views total. It’s not that they’re simply blocks of white noise; rather, it’s that many of them might as well be. For all the hundreds of thousands of hours of footage that make up this particular sect, not a single person has ever laid eyes on any of it. (via The Sad, Weird World of Unseen YouTube Videos)

migurski:

The name Kali comes from kāla, which means black, time, death, lord of death: Shiva. Since Shiva is called Kāla— the eternal time — the name of Kālī, his consort, also means “Time” or “Death” (as in “time has come”). Hence, Kāli is the Goddess of Time and Change. (via Kali - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)

migurski:

The name Kali comes from kāla, which means black, time, death, lord of death: Shiva. Since Shiva is called Kāla— the eternal time — the name of Kālī, his consort, also means “Time” or “Death” (as in “time has come”). Hence, Kāli is the Goddess of Time and Change. (via Kali - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)

Chicago →

mlarson:

My first-ever trip to a very awesome city. I left my house earlier than usual because I’m 150 years old and like to move through the airport like the Dalai Lama. I was sad that after I first arrived, while taking the elevated train into town, I had to remind myself to stay off Twitter, and……

"We are born as innocents. We are polluted by advice."
Henry David Thoreau (via fuckyeahthoreau)
datarep:

Building Heights of Manhattan

datarep:

Building Heights of Manhattan

Lucinda Williams, Right In Time From the album The L Word Enhanced Soundtrack. 1,784 plays

literaryjukebox:

For the perfect accomplishment of any art, you must get this feeling of the eternal present into your bones — for it is the secret of proper timing. No rush. No dawdle. Just the sense of flowing with the course of events in the same way that you dance to music, neither trying to outpace it nor lagging behind. Hurrying and delaying are alike ways of trying to resist the present.

Song: “Right in Time” by Lucinda Williams

"He had always attracted the adolescent, and in this way has influenced the literary and intellectual awakening of each generation that has followed his own… This peculiar appeal to the young arises not only from the romantic iconoclasm of Wilde’s ideas, but also from the almost adolescent zeal with which he champions them. … “Disobedience,” he reminds us, “is man’s original virtue. It is through disobedience that progress has been made, through disobedience and through rebellion.” Here the best of the nineteenth century speaks through its most wayward representative."
On Oscar Wilde's enduring appeal. Also, Wilde at his finest, his sharpest, and his most romantic.  (via explore-blog)
"If the day and the night are such that you greet them with joy, and life emits a fragrance like flowers and sweet-scented herbs, is more elastic, more starry, more immortal- that is your success. All nature is your congratulation, and you have cause momentarily to bless yourself. The greatest gains and values are farthest from being appreciated. We easily come to doubt if they exist. We soon forget them. They are the highest reality. Perhaps the facts most astounding and most real are never communicated by man to man. The true harvest of my daily life is somewhat as intangible and indescribable as the tints of morning or evening. It is a little star-dust caught, a segment of the rainbow which I have clutched."

Henry David Thoreau

Walden

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"For obit writers, the whole world is necessarily divided into the dead and the pre-dead. That’s all there is."
Paris Review – What It’s Like to Write About the Dead Every Day, Alex Ronan (via ayjay)
huffingtonpost:

10 Things You Never Knew About Candy Corn, The Candy You Love To Hate
Americans love to hate on candy corn. And by love to hate, we mean that in 2012, candy corn was the top-selling Halloween candy.

huffingtonpost:

10 Things You Never Knew About Candy Corn, The Candy You Love To Hate

Americans love to hate on candy corn. And by love to hate, we mean that in 2012, candy corn was the top-selling Halloween candy.