“This could be a desperate tragedy about wasted lives and misplaced rage. Instead it fetishises an angry, misguided prison gang furiously clinging to its own whiteness as the one source of self-esteem they have left. When your skin is the only thing you feel truly proud of, it’s become a prison in itself. A cell of cells. Whatever the colour.” Charlie Brooker’s Screen...
Simplicity of language is not only reputable, but perhaps even sacred.– Kurt Vonnegut | How to Write With Style | sdsu (via elsi)
Once Upon a Life - Sloane Crosley →
“In the end, it is difficult to be the constant in your own life. It’s true of every human being on the planet, but just because it’s automatic doesn’t make it any less of a burden. How do we know what experiences will alter the world as we know it if we’re always in our own skin? The basic issue of selecting a life-changing experience is that the life in ...
blue/brown to green/grey
Disclaimer: Nary a snarky remark will appear in the contents of this post. Click away now if you find sincerity problematic or emotionally meddlesome. ———— We’re moving to Seattle. L got a job. Anyone who knows me knew my stint in the Sonoran desert was temporary. I didn’t know how long L and I would live here, but I knew it would be a place from which we...
RT @ReadosaurusText: Another day, another dollar… . Someday I hope to be making more than a dollar a day.
How about that #Firefly! Canceled?! Heresy!. #Neveracoolkid
RT @JimGaffigan: #tweetingfromheaven Gandhi just yelled “Hooot pockets!” from across the room . What a dick.
Writing IS Thinking →
azspot: I know I say this every week, but it bears repeating. If you’re not writing, block out 30-60 minutes every day, Monday through Friday, for writing. Don’t just say you’ll do it, really try it for two weeks. And don’t forget to build in some accountability because trying to start a new habit alone is a recipe for misery and isolation. Whenever I work with people whose resistance comes from...
"Panic has set in." →
a look at SB1070 from the Guardian
Baby Got Book!
libraryland: I Like Big Books and I Cannot Lie With apologies to Sir Mix-a-Lot: [Intro] Oh, my, god. Becky, look at her book. It is so big. She looks like, One of those writers’ girlfriends. But, you know, who understands those writers? They only talk to her, because, She looks like a dang librarian, ‘kay? I mean, that book, is just so big. I can’t believe it’s just so thick, it’s...
Vatican makes attempted ordination of women a... →
“The Vatican today made the “attempted ordination” of women one of the gravest crimes under church law, putting it in the same category as clerical sex abuse of minors, heresy and schism.”
Simultaneous eyeroll and swoon as I read the Guardian today. Guess which is which: Bret Easton Ellis looks back at American Psycho and On Melanie Laurent, “the real star of Inglorious Basterds” (A clue & a caveat: It is Shosanna’s show, yo. And though I have to skip ahead during the rat scene and I think Ellis is probably so uninteresting and/or grating in real life...
RT @kristenschaaled: How long do we have to wait before we get realistic and sacrifice a virgin to the gushing gulf well?
There is no washing the blood off your hands, you pretentious hippie fuck. The...– Dear Coke Talk
How Did You Get This Number? by Sloane Crosley I Know I Am, But What Are You? by Samantha Bee *note to self: Decipher connection between humorous autobiographical essay collections and titles posed as questions.
tristn: jonathanbogart: A couple minutes with Project Gutenberg and I Write Like shows that Mark Twain writes like Mark Twain, Jane Austen writes like Edgar Allen Poe, P. G. Wodehouse writes like Arthur Conan Doyle, Charles Dickens writes like Jack London, Frederick Douglass and Emily Brontë write like James Joyce, and Henry James writes like Vladimir Nabokov. That’s right — no female or...
Micmacs à tire-larigot →
Best (forgeign-language, light-hearted comedy) film about disarmament and (funny ‘haha’ gotcha!) revenge (as spurred by a father’s death and a gunshot wound to the head coupled with homelessness) I’ve seen.
The Annoyed Librarian: Come to Library School!... →
I can pick professions, can’t I? (via librarianista)
SPL Civic Center Summer Book Swap
elsi: from the Scottsdale Public Library If you have lots of gently used books, CDs, and DVDs that need a good home, bring them to the Summer Book Exchange to swap with others. Accepting picture books to heavy tomes, movies and music. Here’s a chance to share your favorites with others at this free swap meet. All ages welcome. When: Wednesday, July 21 Time: 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm Where: Civic...
What dreadful hot weather we have! It keeps me in a continual state of...– Jane Austen (via nogreatillusion) (via tasseomancyandtiaras)
Twilight? Pisslight, more like. →
“Contemporary vampires come in two flavours, if you’ll forgive the expression. Sexless wimps (Twilight) or smouldering hedonists (True Blood). Morrissey or Michael Hutchence. Both troubled. Both dreamy-eyed frontmen with nice hair. Forgive my pants for remaining unshitten.”
3 parts water + 1 part grape juice + 1 part Metamucil tastes like a fruit snack, if fruit snacks preferred their alone time and rented an assisted living condo.
performed by Fiona lyrics by students at 826LA ...
You would be surprised, in other words, by how... →
One Thing You Can Do Today to Help The Homeless →
azspot: But today, I have one simple thing you can do. It will cost you less than $5 and it has two parts: Buy a case of bottled water and put it in your car. Give a bottle of water to people you see outside holding signs.