Walked diagonally across an intersection in...
Means I just had a good night in DC. (Visual explanation of sorts:)
The East Coast is pathetic? Or . . .
SL: what's wrong with the east coast?
DK: i dont know
DK: it's really pathetic
DK: it's actually because
DK: (pathetic -- my reasons for hating east coast schools are pathetic)
DK: because of the weather this past year
A Psychopath Walks Into A Room. Can You Tell? →
(from NPR) I first heard Jon Ronson on This American Life a while ago, and now he’s written a book about psychopathy. It’s gotten a lot of press, too — I read an excerpt on the Guardian, and it’s been reviewed everywhere, and here’s All Things Considered interviewing him. It seems like it could be a little squishy at the center, though. Mental disorders are so...
Okay, so here's my million-dollar t-shirt idea.
Front: Fuck this. Back: I’m going to law school. As inspired by: What I say every time I get discouraged by my career prospects. Roughly estimating that this happens five times a day, minimum. Problem: It would appeal primarily to humanities majors, who — let’s face it — don’t really have the money to blow on random t-shirts. So it wouldn’t quite nab a million...
You should be like Calvin. His best friend was a tiger. He always went on dope...– Troy (Community, 1x17)
A compilation of short documentaries on the theme, “Recycled,” exploring aspects of human life that get repeated and re-used, for better and for worse. Produced by students in the Duke University class, The Short Audio Documentary, and hosted by John Biewen, audio program director at the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke.
We Are All F**ked, We Are All Fine →
(from Thought Catalog) “You never know if you’ve said the right thing, but you are always thinking about it. You figure most people are always thinking about it, most people care about making others happy or about what others think of them so that’s pretty normal. When someone does something you don’t like you think ‘they’re fucked’ because it reassures you that you still stand in the...
We were together. I forget the rest.– Walt Whitman
When I’m writing, I try to have the mask of my character on as I’m walking...– Stewart O’Nan, on fiction-writing. (via nprfreshair)
DEAR SUGAR, The Rumpus Advice Column #72: The... →
(from The Rumpus) Well, it’s about English majors in college. So. But also it’s just about people, especially scared people. Sugar always makes me cry. “It’s really condescending to tell you how young you are. It’s even inaccurate. Some of you who are graduating from college are not young. Some of you are older than me. But to those of you new college graduates who are...
She was like a drowning person, flailing, reaching for anything that might save...– Jonathan Safran Foer (Everything Is Illuminated)
I'm more likeable because I'm aware of my flaws,...
SL: did you like the piece!?
SL: (here's where my motivation toward recognition kicks in!)
SL: (recognize me, damn you!)
CH: yeah good piece
SL: okay! :) i feel recognized
SL: (somewhere a little voice says, approve of me approve of me approve of me!)
SL: now if i could only get the entire world to validate me in unison . . .
Some critics claim that the [rational addiction] model in Stigler and Becker...– Gary S. Becker & Kevin M. Murphy (“A Theory of Rational Addiction,” Journal of Political Economy, 1988) Laughably outdated, and just laughable in general.
What Neuroscience Cannot Tell Us About Ourselves →
(from The New Atlantis) “The pervasive yet mistaken idea that neuroscience does fully account for awareness and behavior is neuroscientism, an exercise in science-based faith. While to live a human life requires having a brain in some kind of working order, it does not follow from this fact that to live a human life is to be a brain in some kind of working order. This confusion between...