Apr 17, 2014

(Source: antidelusions)

Apr 17, 2014

10 Hours of When The Going Is Smooth And Good

This is very rough to cope with, like all things sublime.

(Source: youtube.com)

Apr 16, 2014
awesomepeoplehangingouttogether:

Kurt Gödel and Albert Einstein

Punx

awesomepeoplehangingouttogether:

Kurt Gödel and Albert Einstein

Punx

Apr 2, 2014

Temp Hides Fun, Fulfilling Life From Rest Of Office

"They wanted to go for the brass ring and really live the good life," Braxton said. "What they don’t seem to get is that the key to living the good life is to avoid that brass ring like the fucking plague."
Apr 2, 2014

What I Learned About Stop-and-Frisk From Watching My Black Son

As an intellectual exercise, why don’t we envision matching the application of stop-and-frisk to the demographic composition of a city? In New York City, if officers wanted to stop-and-frisk three African-American men on their shift, they’d also have to stop-and-frisk five white women and five white men—and proportionately equivalent numbers of Latinos and Asian-Americans. Some might say, “Wait, it’s a waste of the officers’ time to impose these searches on innocent people instead of searching people who might actually be criminals.” But the evidence shows that New York City police were already imposing stop-and-frisk searches on innocent people nearly 90 percent of the time—it is just that the burden of those stops and searches was endured almost exclusively by young men of color. Moreover, if police start stopping and frisking hundreds of thousands of white women and men in the manner they’ve been searching young men of color, they will undoubtedly issue some summonses and make some arrests. There are middle-class white people in possession of illegal guns—not to mention heroin, illegal prescription painkillers, and marijuana. The success rates may not be high. But this shouldn’t deter police officials. After all, low success rates haven’t dissuaded them from searching young men of color for contraband and firearms.
Mar 24, 2014
fylatinamericanhistory:

Today In Latin American History
Óscar Romero, the Roman Catholic Archbishop of San Salvador, was killed while officiating mass in the Salvadoran capital on March 24, 1980. 

fylatinamericanhistory:

Today In Latin American History

Óscar Romero, the Roman Catholic Archbishop of San Salvador, was killed while officiating mass in the Salvadoran capital on March 24, 1980. 

Mar 11, 2014

Matthew Power (1974-2014)

Possibly my only favorite adventure writer is dead, just a few years older than I am. I was told we’d all live to 120…

Feb 27, 2014
Meta

Meta

Feb 25, 2014
johndarnielle:

Every time I go to FSG I just have to look at this again and take another picture of it

Same.

johndarnielle:

Every time I go to FSG I just have to look at this again and take another picture of it

Same.

Feb 23, 2014
I have a tiny little secret hope that, after a decent period of silence and prose, I will find myself in some almost impossible life situation and will respond to this with outcries of rage, rage and love, such as the world has never heard before. Like Yeats’s great outburst at the end of his life. This comes out of a feeling that endowment is a very small part of achievement. I would rate it about fifteen or twenty percent. Then you have historical luck, personal luck, health, things like that, then you have hard work, sweat. And you have ambition. The incredible difference between the achievement of A and the achievement of B is that B wanted it, so he made all kinds of sacrifices. A could have had it, but he didn’t give a damn. The idea that everybody wants to be president of the United States or have a million dollars is simply not the case. Most people want to go down to the corner and have a glass of beer. They’re very happy. In Henderson the Rain King, the hero keeps on saying, “I want. I want.” Well, I’m that kind of character. I don’t know whether that is exhausted in me or not, I can’t tell. But what I was going on to say is that I do strongly feel that among the greatest pieces of luck for high achievement is ordeal. Certain great artists can make out without it, Titian and others, but mostly you need ordeal. My idea is this: The artist is extremely lucky who is presented with the worst possible ordeal which will not actually kill him. At that point, he’s in business.

Paris Review - The Art of Poetry No. 16, John Berryman (via buzz)

I want. I think. Maybe. Maybe I don’t want as much as I thought.

(via buzz)

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