anyone need a freelancer who is
a. going to the lcd soundsystem show because she willingly, lovingly scalped tickets b. is unwilling to take notes there but yes, willing to write about the mood / experience in a self-indulgent way c. willing to basically write this out of love, payments accepted in six-packs and cookies I only say this because I feel like it will be epic, emotionally, or some shit. See my previous LCD...
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writing challenge — write from a perspective of someone in a lower socio-economic class than you DA DUH. shiiiiiit Georgie Poole can’t go into a room without thinking how to tear it apart, down to the boards. He can see only the skeleton in all things, the frame beneath. Tick, tick, tick – the rhythm of them, that smell – cut ends of 2x4s, pine and oak down here, mostly, pine...
house sitting gig off the graham ave L this summer! which is to say, see you kids in june!
for English teachers... →
The semicolon is the most human of punctuation marks, precisely because it’s...– Jonathan Evans, in an email to Lisa Lutz (via davidmanque)
a puppy! →
“You recently watched Trailer Park Boys: Season 3: “If I Can’t Smoke and Swear I’m F**ked”. To help us ensure a great experience for all members, would you take a moment to tell us about the picture and audio quality?”
i am terrible to love writing epiphanies so much He took a dough ball to go and thought, eating it, how his mother would be eating one right now, how she thought always, that these little rites were so important — these little balls of dough, the dumplings, the nuts on the first night – only because she never ate them otherwise, because she starved herself of all the things she loved. It was...
“Comment that there are two beautiful new sportscars in front of the house next door, and two beautiful women there, too. Express wonder as to whom they belong.” —Japanese as a Second Language, Yale University Press: New Haven, 1987, pp. 188. “Lesson 7: Utilization Exercises, no. 26.”
Just re-listened to this for the first time since... →
“I spin more rhymes than a lazy susan / and i’m innocent until i’m guilty proven” - j roc
I regret not sleeping with her the way one...
“Poem” by James Shea I was sad I was not the young boy who passed me each day the way water carries a ship, but I was happy I saw him and this contradiction saddened me, but I was pleased with myself for having noticed it. I said, Hello— This startled him and worried me for I thought I’ll never know him intimately enough, nor fully learn his fears. But I felt as one who...
Mother Jones magazine on Tumblr: The best... →
motherjones: You should, like, strongly consider applying to work for this guy: We want to add some talent to the Sarasota Herald-Tribune investigative team. Every serious candidate should have a proven track record of conceiving, reporting and writing stellar investigative pieces that provoke change…. THE ONLY VIRAL JOB AD I’VE EVER SEEN. props to halley. for she knows why
The only slideshow that has ever made me cry →
film response about The Room
Clearly those ‘70s theorists who envisioned the spectator as sitting placidly in the viewing role of an observer of velvety renaissance paintings did not envision the scene at the Uptown on Saturday night, wherein convoys of rowdy teens pelted plastic spoons at the screen; shouted rants, slogans, jeers, and other discursive remarks; and booed, even during the rather frumpy credits. It was a...
“Our desire for the end of the plot is motivated by our secret desire for our own end — our death.” — Brooks, Body Works
“Another example is the social uses of horror films for adolescents, who may attend such films in part to reenact gendered roles as protector (males) and protected (females) within the context of courtship.” — Carl Platinga I love applying this roles-enactment theory to basketball games, action movies, etc.
“When the character is attractive…the public’s emotion is greatly intensified.” — Hitchcock
gems from wiki...
” The music video of “Baby” is currently ranked as the most viewed, most discussed, and most disliked YouTube video… “Mallette was reluctant because of Braun’s Jewish religion; she remembered praying, “God, I gave him to you. You could send me a Christian man, a Christian label! … you don’t want this Jewish kid to be Justin’s man, do...
Oh yeah, and read this by Evan →
um, via lane →
ladiesmakingcomics asked: I loved your article on Lily Renee Phillips. Are you by any chance related to Charles Quinlan, another comic book artist from the same era?
"The commenter ended the post with the symbol for... →
barthel: This Times article, about the CONTROVERSY!!!111 around an SAT writing prompt asking about reality television, is a good example of the perils of reporting about web discussion boards… A smart take-down of a pinprick of a problem that print is having when it reports on the internet. I shudder whenever I see tweets “quoted” in an article, knowing full well the reporter...
Murder in Bethesda gets a new chapter! This thing... →
We continued to venture out on a seawall that was... →
I spent time in college in a Minnesota town, which is home to a Malt-O-Meal...– “How to Be More Like Tom McGeveran.” (via seedz) OH, THERE’S A LOT OF GOSSIP