huffingtonpost:

Every Once In A While, Someone Invents Something Truly Amazing

huffingtonpost:

Every Once In A While, Someone Invents Something Truly Amazing

My Brightest Diamond, Be Brave From the album All Things Will Unwind. 3,880 plays

literaryjukebox:

Putting things off is the biggest waste of life: it snatches away each day as it comes, and denies us the present by promising the future. The greatest obstacle to living is expectancy, which hangs upon tomorrow and loses today. You are arranging what lies in Fortune’s control, and abandoning what lies in yours. What are you looking at? To what goal are you straining? The whole future lies in uncertainty: live immediately.

Song: “Be Brave” by My Brightest Diamond

calumet412:

Broadway, Clark and Diversey, 1925, Chicago.

calumet412:

Broadway, Clark and Diversey, 1925, Chicago.

"No one earns a billion dollars. People earn $10 an hour, people steal a billion dollars."
Fran Lebowitz (via harharhar)
vintageanchorbooks:

"It is a mark of the difficulty of the life sciences—biology and its many complicated derivatives—that to call something a theory is not to slight but to honor it. Theory, the developmental biologist P. Z. Myers has written, is what biologists aspire to."
- Terry McDermott, 101 Theory Drive

vintageanchorbooks:

"It is a mark of the difficulty of the life sciences—biology and its many complicated derivatives—that to call something a theory is not to slight but to honor it. Theory, the developmental biologist P. Z. Myers has written, is what biologists aspire to."

- Terry McDermott, 101 Theory Drive

"So the NFL succumbed to… beer pressure."

JON STEWART, on reports that the Minnesota Vikings reversed their decision to not suspend child abuser Adrian Peterson only after major league sponsor Anheuser Busch said they were “not yet satisfied” with how the NFL handled the case, on The Daily Show.

Stewart adds, “How crazy is this — a company that sells alcohol is the moral touchstone of the NFL… Maybe one of the only substances that is proven scientifically to increase the likelihood of domestic abuse — that company is saying to the NFL, ‘You’ve got a real problem here.”

Yep.

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"Be it life or death, we crave only reality. If we are really dying, let us hear the rattle in our throats and feel cold in the extremities; if we are alive, let us go about our business. Time is but the stream I go a-fishing in. I drink at it; but while I drink I see the sandy bottom and detect how shallow it is. Its thin current slides away, but eternity remains. I would drink deeper; fish in the sky, whose bottom is pebbly with stars. I cannot count one. I know not the first letter of the alphabet. I have always been regretting that I was not as wise as the day I was born. The intellect is a cleaver; it discerns and rifts its way into the secret of things."

Henry David Thoreau

Walden - Where I Lived and What I Lived For

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memoryandmedia:

"Most hauntological music has taken a playful approach to the past. Ghost Box’s nostalgic avant-electronica has appealed to more esoteric and largely British tastes, but Burial, Broadcast and The Focus Group’s Witch Cults Of The Radio Age (2009) and, more recently, Demdike Stare’s pulp-horror beats and library loops, have opened the pool of references and aesthetics out to a wider audience." (via Hauntologists mine the past for music’s future - Boing Boing)

memoryandmedia:

"Most hauntological music has taken a playful approach to the past. Ghost Box’s nostalgic avant-electronica has appealed to more esoteric and largely British tastes, but Burial, Broadcast and The Focus Group’s Witch Cults Of The Radio Age (2009) and, more recently, Demdike Stare’s pulp-horror beats and library loops, have opened the pool of references and aesthetics out to a wider audience." (via Hauntologists mine the past for music’s future - Boing Boing)

memoryandmedia:

Selected Memories From The Haunted Ballroom, by The Caretaker. This 1999 album is a forerunner to the current wave of “hauntological” music, and was apparently inspired by the haunted hotel in Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining (1980).

memoryandmedia:

Selected Memories From The Haunted Ballroom, by The Caretaker. This 1999 album is a forerunner to the current wave of “hauntological” music, and was apparently inspired by the haunted hotel in Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining (1980).

memoryandmedia:

Chris Marker: “My working hunch was that any memory, once it’s fairly long, is more structured than it seems. That after a certain quantity, photos apparently taken by chance, postcards chosen according to a passing mood, begin to trace an itinerary, to map the imaginary country that stretches out before us. By going through it systematically I was sure to discover that the apparent disorder of my imagery concealed a chart, as in the tales of pirates. And the object of this disc would be to present the ‘guided tour’ of a memory, while at the same time offering the visitor a chance for haphazard navigation. So, Welcome to ‘Memory, Land of Contrasts’ – or rather, as I’ve chosen to call it, ‘Immemory’.” (via Immemory by Chris Marker - Chris Marker)

memoryandmedia:

Chris Marker: “My working hunch was that any memory, once it’s fairly long, is more structured than it seems. That after a certain quantity, photos apparently taken by chance, postcards chosen according to a passing mood, begin to trace an itinerary, to map the imaginary country that stretches out before us. By going through it systematically I was sure to discover that the apparent disorder of my imagery concealed a chart, as in the tales of pirates. And the object of this disc would be to present the ‘guided tour’ of a memory, while at the same time offering the visitor a chance for haphazard navigation. So, Welcome to ‘Memory, Land of Contrasts’ – or rather, as I’ve chosen to call it, ‘Immemory’.” (via Immemory by Chris Marker - Chris Marker)