At this time, many young Iranians all over this world are watching us, and I...– Iranian film director ASGHAR FARHADI, on accepting his Academy Award for Best Foreign Film, A Separation (via inothernews) I adored his speech. Well done. (via mohandasgandhi)
An author ought to write for the youth of his own generation, the critics of the...– F. Scott Fitzgerald (via philphys)
The Inner Ring
hitrecordjoe: A commencement speech given by C. S. Lewis edited by hitRECordJoe original version here The Inner Ring By C. S. Lewis When you invite a middle-aged moralist to address you, I suppose I must conclude, however unlikely the conclusion seems, that you have a taste for middle-aged moralising. I shall do my best to gratify it. And of course everyone knows what a middle-aged moralist of...
I saw the apocalypse through the kitchen window. →
An original apocalyptic short story.
Simple things are always the most difficult. In actual life it requires the...– Carl Gustav Jung, “Psychotherapists or the Clergy,” In The Collected Works of C. G. Jung. (R. F. C. Hull, Trans.). Vol 11, pp. 339-41, paras. 519, 520, 523. Princeton: Princeton University Press. (via parabola-magazine)
Classic Literature Retitled as Erotica
A few years ago my friends and I came up with this list, and I’m finally getting around to posting it. Enjoy. — The Taming of the Screw A Midsummer Night’s Ream The Cumedy of Errors Love’s Labia’s Lost Penis and Adonis The Munchant of Venus As You Dyke It The Pimpest The Winter’s Tail Rich Hard III Tight Ass Androgynous Timon of Ass-ens Mac Beth ...
List: Lines from The Princess Bride that Double as... →
detectivemajesty: Andrew Bird, Night Sky
Don’t go for the joke. Go for what’s real. If it’s real, you can always build...– Walter Bennet
littlebluepenguin: Sharing Poetry: Albert Goldbarth, “The Sciences Sing a Lullabye” Physics says: go to sleep. Of course you’re tired. Every atom in you has been dancing the shimmy in silver shoes nonstop from mitosis to now. Quit tapping your feet. They’ll dance inside themselves without you. Go to sleep. Geology says: it will be all right. Slow inch by inch America is giving...
Bear McCreary reveals the physics behind your...
sonictruths: via io9.com At first this seems to just be a music-theory-for-all article on why the perfect fourth & fifth are used so much… But then it’s Bear McCreary, so it quickly becomes far more interesting.
Classic Films Retitled as 21st Century... →
A new list.
Excerpt from an interview with Adventure Time...
Nrama: And our second question from Paul: “How long have these characters and plot ideas been with him? I love Adventure Time because it’s like the best version of letting a bunch of six-year-olds make cartoons – the stories are of course well done, but the logic is so childlike, it reminds me of the kinds of stories I would think up as a kid. It makes me think Pen has had a lot of these...
A tale to set your watch by →
An original fairy tale.
I am astonished, disappointed, pleased with myself. I am distressed, depressed,...– C.G. Jung, near the end of his life, in Memories, Dreams. Thanks for submitting this Mark. (via crashinglybeautiful)
Bein’ Quirky with Zooey Deschanel, SNL
Pearls Before Breakfast →
littlebluepenguin: “The poet Billy Collins once laughingly observed that all babies are born with a knowledge of poetry, because the lub-dub of the mother’s heart is in iambic meter. Then, Collins said, life slowly starts to choke the poetry out of us. It may be true with music, too. There was no ethnic or demographic pattern to distinguish the people who stayed to watch Bell, or the ones who...
Valentine card slogans that won't terrify your...
chiblogo: I’m totally ok with but not necessarily attached to whatever it is we’ve been doing and we don’t have to talk about it now or ever. We both like getting drunk and touching each other! That’s cool and fun! High Five! Roses are Red, Violets are Blue, I don’t want to meet your friends or your mother. How much do I owe you for this PBR? I never think about the future! I love sleeping...
Don’t allow your wounds to transform you into someone you are not.– Paulo Coelho (via elige)
Try Again. Fail again. Fail better.– Samuel Beckett (via philphys)
The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore