So it turns out that #ows was not chaos for 7... →
Klein’s article notes that though leaders professed there were no leaders in Zuccotti Park, there were indeed those who noted some critical elements of culture, and then built a new culture over 7 weeks. I would be intrested to learn about the personality types who became “non-leaders” leading the protesters. And what have we really demolished in the rush to demolish the tiny new...
If I Should Fall Behind
We swore we’d travel darlin side by side We’d help each other stay in stride But each lovers steps fall so differently But I’ll wait for you And if I should fall behind Wait for me Now everyone dreams of a love lasting and true But you and I know what this world can do So lets make our steps clear that the other may see And I’ll wait for you If I should fall behind Wait for...
Beautiful. From Artfinder →
It hurts a teacher every time someone spells...
This is not my bit of beauty for the day. This is instead my mini-rant that too many students of Shakespeare do not know how to spell “Shakespeare” even when it appears on the page and website every single second that they work on anything having to do with BritLit, much less this particular project. Rant finished, back to sonnet illuminations.
thank You God for most this amazing day: for the leaping greenly spirits of...– e.e. cummings (via fishingboatproceeds) Cannot say it better:
I remember reading a piece by Harold Bloom where he explained that audiobooks...– http://www.salon.com/2011/11/23/neil_gaimans_audiobook_record_label/singleton/ (via neil-gaiman)
Blazing de-bullshitification of the arguments for... →
bettyann: A great tag = de-bullshitification! Yup.
Remarkable street art: you may miss it if you do not look down and check the corners
Stephen Colbert just referred to Bradley Cooper, newest People magazine “Sexiest Man Alive” as a misshapen homunuculus. It took me 5 minutes to stop laughing so I could post this. If he is indeed a homunuculus, then he is laughing. If he is a man, he is having trouble leaving his house right now because this is embarrassing. And it is embarrassing even before he knows that he is a...
Man arrested at Large Hadron Collider claims he's... →
laphamsquarterly: Looks like Dr. Who is alive and well in Geneva. michellelegro: Police said Mr Cole, who was wearing a bow tie and rather too much tweed for his age, would not reveal his country of origin. “Countries do not exist where I am from. The discovery of the Higgs boson led to limitless power, the elimination of poverty and Kit-Kats for everyone. It is a communist chocolate...
What openness means...
“We want the internet to be a level playing field, which means no company or organisation should be able to dictate who can use it, how they can use it, who’s able to produce content, who can consume it, who’s able to create devices and software to consume it.” http://boingboing.net/2011/11/16/what-openness-means.html
Is it wrong that I am looking at video for Hamlet... →
AMANDA PALMER ON THE OCCUPY MOVEMENT: …..sometimes we forget that the...– The comments on this post from Amanda Palmer are the best part. Something is changing, and Occupy might not be the change, but it is reminding all of us that it CAN change… http://blog.amandapalmer.net/post/13000020529/greetings-from-sunny-occupy-and-this-ones-long-i
Brain: an apparatus with which we think we think.– Ambrose Bierce, The Devil’s Dictionary
OCCUPY: on strike from one's own culture
kateoplis: “This is a visceral, impassioned, deep-seated rejection of the entire direction of our society, a refusal to take even one more step forward into the shallow commercial abyss of phoniness, short-term calculation, withered idealism and intellectual bankruptcy that American mass society has become. If there is such a thing as going on strike from one’s own culture, this is it.” — Matt...
I am too busy pinning to tumble! →
I can’t wait until summer: the liquid mirror, the index finger claw, the woods, the HUNTSMAN.
Writing is thinking. To write well is to think clearly. That’s why it’s so hard.– David McCullough MY DAD THE MECHANICAL ENGINEER TOLD ME THIS WHEN I WAS 10.
That sour taste in my mouth It is not jealousy. No theatre for me, just queasiness Is it the drama that works? I plod though each day, Each move the righteous one. She arrives breathless, full of tears And herself. I stand outside the circle, watching the crowd reaching for her touch, her glance. My heart leapt when I first saw her Safe. Forgiven. What is there to applaud When life...
Some people will never learn anything because they understand everything too...– Alexander Pope
THE SPIDER Kathleen Jamie
When I appear to you by dark, descended not from heaven, but the lowest branch of the walnut tree bearing no annunciation, suspended like a slub in the air’s weave – and you shriek, you shriek so prettily, I’m reminded of the birds – don’t birds also cultivate elaborate beauty, devour what catches their eye? Hence my night shift, my sulphur and black striped jacket – poison – a lie to cloak...