The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows →
open source blindness n. the tangerine-slice glow of summer sun through closed eyelids, which is your body’s way of telling you that the drawbridge obscuring your emotions from the world is about as effective as peekaboo.
helen fisher’s fascinating lecture about love and the biology behind it. “a world without love is a deadly place”
Lemon Jelly – The Staunton Lick
You can exist without your soul, you know, as long as your brain and heart are...– Remus Lupin, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban This is how I feel a lot. (via mindlessclutter)
I was trying to daydream, but my mind kept wandering.– ~Steven Wright (via justbesplendid)
Stolen Pieces →
“We wanted to prove that these works were alive,” Mattes says. “We wanted to revitalize these works that were so powerful and so revolutionary and so subversive. We thought that by stealing a little tiny piece of it, somehow we would be putting back new life into these works.” The pieces taken by the couple include a piece of shoelace clipped from a Claes Oldenburg sculpture, a...
May 31st, 1889: I think that if I get into the habit of writing a bit about what...– Alice James
Always the beautiful answer who asks a more beautiful question.– E. E. Cummings
Physical pain however great ends in itself and falls away like dry husks from...– Alice James
http://bit.ly/byLlL5 Eric Hellman: Are public libraries in a death spiral? (via @RadicalPatron)
“It’s like Vogue for birds” - beautiful poses & tantrums by birds turned professional models http://bit.ly/ahTiR5 (via @newscientist)
I can never read all the books I want; I can never be all the people I want and...– Sylvia Plath (via colporteur) (via vinnieinfurs) (via holy-honey) (via kaleidoscopicmind)
I want to live, and I do live, even if it be against logic. Though I do not...– The Brothers Karamazov (via ladywhiskers) (via awritersruminations) (via dostoyevsky) (via booklover)
Komakino: Coercion of the Senses →
So what in the fuck is post-punk? Post-punk is a term given to the sound (or sounds) that emerged around 1976 during the rise of punk rock’s popularity. There was no definitive sound to the post-punk movement (it was an amalgamation of punk, funk, electronica, dub and industrial music), but…
Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler.– ~Albert Einstein (via justbesplendid)
Mind Hacks: Take two there theres and call me in... →
A curious definition from the Concise Medical Dictionary from Oxford University Press: pithiatism (noun) the treatment of certain disorders by persuading the patient that all is well.
interactive Calendar World Cup 2010 by MARCA.com →
RT @EinsteinBOT: Three Rules of Work: Out of clutter find simplicity; From discord find harmony; In the middle of difficulty lies opport …
You can actually feel shenpa happening. It’s a sensation that you can easily...– Don’t Bite the Hook | Tricycle Magazine
yard sale critters
Got a good silly joke? I do...
A duck walks into a bar wearing one shoe. The bartender says, “Hey duck, you lost a shoe.” And the duck says, “Nope, I found one.”
sosadaboutus: I couldn’t find a good video of...
sconesareoberst: At home he feels like a...
Alternative presents and speculative futures
Maybe I don’t have enough to do. Maybe I have time to think too much. Why...– Auger Loizeau: Happylife
There are moments in life, when the heart is so full of emotion That if by...– Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (via justbesplendid)
Ingenious Monkey - 20 two 5: A Coffee Drinkers... →
Instead, the kick that frequent coffee drinkers get out of their caffeine drink may be little more than relief from their acute caffeine withdrawal (do you ever have those “need-caffeine-headaches”?). Add to this the fact that caffeine has undesirable effects such as increased anxiety and increased blood pressure, and suddenly I’m really annoyed that there is research on this:...