I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings...– Frank Herbert, Bene Gesserit litany against fear, Dune
since feeling is first who pays any attention to the syntax of things will...– e. e. cummings “since feeling is first” (h/t to Jackie, who reminded me that this poem is awesome).
Neil Gaiman confirms 'American Gods' film →
fuckyeahgaiman: Neil Gaiman has revealed that a film adaptation of his book American Gods is in the works. The novel, first published in 2001, takes place in a world in which gods and mythological creatures exist. In a recent interview, Gaiman exclusively revealed to DS that a director “who has many, many Oscars” is already on board the project. “I’m going to be having a meeting in LA with the...
Even if they can’t be herded, cats in sufficient numbers can make a lot of...– Richard Dawkins, “The God Delusion”, on organizing Atheists.
I hate when students wave me over instead of getting up to ask me for help. I want to be like “I am not here to serve you! I have a Master’s!” (Like in the Richard Dreyfuss “I was in Jaws!” sort of way).
Simon Pegg and Nick Frost swede Star Wars
Here’s to lying, stealing, and cheating! May you lie to save a friend; May you...– Irish Saying Éire go brách! Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Sláinte
My Top 5 Artists (Week Ending 2011-3-13) →
Carl Orff (36) Rufus Wainwright (22) of Montreal (13) The Strokes (13) Cut Copy (9) Imported from Last.fm Tumblr by JoeLaz
Ides of March conversation between myself and...
My AIM away message (this is how you can tell this is several years old): "If you're not Julius Caesar, go ahead and enjoy the day. Otherwise, watch your back."
Kyle's response: If we combine real life with the plot of The Lake House, it's possible that you've just altered the course of history with your away message.
Me: Oh man. That would imply that Julius Caesar is on my buddy list.
Me: EmPeRoRjC: OMG Amanda! Liek thx 4 the heads up! U tottaly saved my LIFE.
Me: Oh... I bet he would say "Thx IV the IV I I"
Iowa man plans to only drink beer for Lent →
Because nothing horrible could possibly happen from this idea!
The practice of art isn’t to make a living. It’s to make your soul...– Kurt Vonnegut
Guilty Pleasures and Snarkiness: Friends and... →
mctastic: Summer of 2007 my best friend moved to Richmond. She was excited that she had me in town because she casually/truthfully mentioned, as you get older it’s harder to make friends—especially when you are a) in a relationship and b) with females. By your mid-twenties, you think you have your friends… I agree with this 100%. It took me a LONG time to make friends here in Richmond,...
I HEAR America singing, the varied carols I hear; Those of mechanics—each one...– Walt Whitman, “Leaves of Grass”
…there’s a negativity bias to email – at the neural level. In other words,...– Scott McDowell, Email Etiquette II: Why Emoticons (And Emotional Cues) Work So I’ve been asked to put together a presentation to our staff and faculty about email etiquette. I’m actually finding some fairly interesting research, including the research by Daniel Goleman, proponent of...