Well, today while we were waiting at the airport my brother asked me (out of the blue, in his faux-speculative this-is-me-asking-an-important-something voice) to list my my top five fears. (They were, in the order that my sleep-deprived brain could come up with actual “fears”: death, failure, loneliness, rejection, disappointment.) And these were his: Death Bees Spiders Someone...
Life devolving into inane chats.
SL: you can hate kierkegaard
SL: but he's so brilliant
SL: fear and trembling
SL: holy shit!
DK: lol you can stop your orgasm now
SL: :) real boys never make girls feel so good
SL: okay wow i need to go to bed
Merry Christmas, everyone.
AT: I should write a book about college.
AT: It will be called "Whorror Stories."
LIFE LESSON OF THE DAY.
The beginning of the story is: People suck. The end of the story is: Everyone dies.
I had such good intentions for tonight! Does this happen to anyone else? Radiolab-induced insomnia? This-American-Life-induced insomnia? Clint-Mansell-induced insomnia? Sufjan-Stevens-induced insomnia? Russell-Banks-induced insomnia? Jennifer-Egan-induced insomnia? I think my head is about to explode with the feeling of this night. So tired, but I can’t sleep. I can’t I can’t...
WL: Every period of time is the best time of your life.
JL: Even when your grandfather dies? Is that the best time of your life?!
SL: You don't believe in Santa? What kind of a kid are you?
JL: I don't know, the kind of kid who's not fooled by a little ho-ho-ho man. What's up with that nonsense?
The Disadvantages of an Elite Education →
(from The American Scholar) This was published in 2008 but recently linked my way, and still worth a (re)read! Favorite line: “I was talking with one of them last year about his interest in the German Romantic idea of bildung, the upbuilding of the soul. But, he said—he was a senior at the time—it’s hard to build your soul when everyone around you is trying to sell theirs.”
Why we love bad writing →
(from Salon.com) “Why do people like bad books? Some of them probably don’t read enough to know the difference. But all the same, I suspect that they wouldn’t be equally content with Martin Amis’ “The Pregnant Widow” should the bookstore clerk have mistakenly slipped that into their shopping bag instead of “The Lost Symbol.” Chances are,...
My brother just told me this joke.
Q: What do you get when you poop into a toaster?
“Friends with Benefits” An audio...
Of all the Charlie Browns in the world, you’re the Charlie-Browniest.– A Charlie Brown Christmas
She’s horrible, emphasis on “[w]hor[e].– T.G.
DK: i've been avoiding her already
SL: do you remember over thanksgiving break
SL: how you were like, SHE EMAILED ME AND IT MADE MY DAY
SL: can you imagine feeling that way again?
DK: this is why men suck
The 'Radiolab' Effect →
(from The New York Observer) “Radiolab is a program only ostensibly about science and scientists. At a deeper level, its interest is in limning the full varieties of human wonder, while serving as a real-time chronicle of the triumph of Science.”
Why Do You Get A Hangover?
fakescience: Seems about right.
SL: i think i've started using "ugh" as a general sentiment
SL: instead of a negative one
AP: this reflects deeply on your character