James Tate's "Thinking Ahead To Possible Options...
I swerved to avoid hitting a squirrel in the center of the road and that’s when the deer came charging out of the forest and forced me to hit the brakes for all I was worth and I careened back to the other side of the road just as a skunk came toddling out of Mrs. Bancroft’s front yard and I swung back perhaps just grazing it a bit. I glanced quickly in the rearview mirror and...
New York Is A Friendly Town
Nat is a surprisingly good-if-absent host. Kind of like God. Reggie and Tom. Those two! My favorite blogger bought me lunch and a drinks. Langer’s friendly! Who knew? All the other Tumblrs are super nice. Who knew? (jk) The only meat they sell in New York is pork. Look it up.
Oh God, Fuck Me by Ruth L. Schwartz (suffer a sea... →
Fuck me, oh God, with ordinary things the things you love best in the world - like trees in spring, exposing themselves, flashing leaf buds so firm and swollen I want to take them in my mouth. Speaking of trees, fuck me with birds say, an enormous raucous crow, proud as a man with his hands…
Today it is not enough merely to be a saint, but we must have the saintliness...– Simone Weil
My greatest desire is to lose not only all will but all personal being.– Simone Weil
Seems Like We Must Be Somewhere Else (excerpt)
And the train whistle? who invented that? Lonesome man, wanted the trains to speak for him.
Smashing Pumpkins “She” (1989 demo) Have...
Have blog will travel.
I hope Andrew WK judges Lorrie Moore versus Wells... →
How could he deny the win to a book called Everything Ravaged, Everything Burned?
A man provided with paper, pencil, and rubber, and subject to strict discipline,...– Alan Turing (via @_neural) (via carvalhais)
Big Snow Storm To Cripple Tumblocalypse 2010?
koganbot asked: B. Michael - What do philosophers talk about these days? I've not kept up. (Not that I'd ever kept up.) Kuhn's notion of "paradigms" gets rid of the need for super- deep universal foundations for the scientific enterprise, and Wittgenstein's "family resemblances" does the same for pretty much everything. So what's left for philosophy? Not that I think...
Bright Eyes “At The Bottom Of...
Please fire me. I have a master’s degree and work as a cashier. I spend my Friday nights cleaning up bottles of broken wine. (pleasefireme) A lot of these please fire mes don’t make sense to me. If the only job you can get is as a peon at a liquor store (despite your master’s degree [ed note: ooooh]), then I would think the last thing you want is to be fired. Please Fire Me...
I’d like everyone to just get over themselves and be nice or not nice as is...– Sweetness and Light
I’m not hesitant to say that the women’s rights movement is probably the biggest...– Doreola: Feminism I know you’re kind of joking, but this doesn’t have anything to do with men/women. It has to do with ass/hole.
Just a good rock album. Listen to Equestrian's... →
Plugging 10 Listens, blah blah blah. The more important thing is to download and listen to Equestrian’s Better Posture. It’s good.
Save a book, read a blogger.
At 2 or 3 or 4 a.m., somewhere along in there, on August 25, 1966, his...– Wolfe
Aziz Ansari “AAAAAAAANGRY_(with eight...
The descent to Hades is the same from every place.– Anaxagoras I prefer this bon mot to Sartre’s more famous l’enfer c’est les autres. It may sound sophisticated to compare life to some sort of neverending bourgeois party (Buñuel makes it hilarious, too), but it’s important to keep in mind that the maxim is universal. It only...
‘Reality Hunger, by David Shields, might be the most intense,...– I believe in a meta sense, this blurb for Reality Hunger is the definition of a Backhanded Compliment.
"Gee, You're So beautiful That It's Starting To...
Oh, Marcia, I want your long blonde beauty to be taught in high school, so kids will learn that God lives like music in the skin and sounds like a sunshine harpsichord. I want high school report cards to look like this: Playing with Gentle Glass Things A Computer Magic A Writing Letters to Those You Love A Finding out about Fish A Marcia’s Long Blonde Beauty A+! (via...
Like a bump on a bump on a log, baby. Like I’m in a fist fight with a...– Joanna Newsom is so baller. “Good Intentions Paving Company”
Also: no, I probably won’t play Dungeons and Dragons with you, sorry.– Sadybusiness: I Require So Much!
I just think people should draw upon the courage of their convictions and their intelligence in order to make honest, insightful appraisals of things and ideas. I understand that it’s easy to feel shut out (and by the way, it goes both ways. Try all the time mouthing off contrarian style and see how popular you are) by the crowd. But if you love an idea and defend it with pure heart, your...
Leaving you all with a Rilke quote. ‘I feel that criticism is a letter to...– Sweetness and Light: Observation: Emily Gould is not funny! More like sweetness and fight.
At the risk of being called a literary troll and hurting Faulkner’s feelings, I...– Skybarn It’s too bad you can’t slip any poor taste by your editors. I’m sure the hard-working public would keep subscribing to your tumblr blog even if you expressed some unpopular opinions. Fucking censorship.
His — and anyone’s — greatness is always up for debate. James Wood (otherwise...– Thus Spake nerdshares. Yes, I hope people were understanding that my claim was not that people are censoring me or what have you. My claim is that overwhelmingly, people’s attachment to DFW in these circles makes it difficult to advance a critique without getting accused of soiling his Legacy or...
They’d never noticed it before, the delusion—it’s like it was...– The once and pale king would have been forty-eight today. Some people have suggested that there is such a thing as The Philosophical Novel. Whereas other people think that there are only Good Novels and Bad Novels. Other people think other things. I’d suggest that every Good Novel is also a...
(This presentation is a transcription from a... →
Could the feminine jouissance be Lacan’s answer to this proposal of Derrida about the signifier phallus? The feminine jouissance distinguishes itself because it can not be said but it can be written, so it may be understood as a différance.
If god wanted me to review this new Shearwater...
Please fire me. The co-worker next to me listens to Phish and other jam bands all day. (pleasefireme) Fuck you. I hope you get fired for being a serious asshole.