Timothy McSweeney's Internet Tendency: Balls Out:... →
And then there are the gawkers who do look away once the gawkee looks back at them, and they have a quality in their suddenly-averted eyes that I generally take for one of three things: embarrassment, surprise, or disgust. I say those three specific things because that’s how I feel when I find myself gawking at somebody on the street—someone in a green penguin suit, for example, or...
What journalists write when they encounter a known... →
But because reporters have only 24 hours a day to perform their labors, they frequently rely on a fudge factor to mask their failure to transform a known unknown into a known known. They employ the catchphrase, “While accurate numbers are hard to come by. …” Reporters so depend on this phrase that if you type it—or a variant of it, such as “precise numbers are hard to...
Old fashioned spaceman
fuckyeahpoetry: Rocket ships Are exciting But so are roses On a birthday Computers are exciting But so is a sunset And logic Will never replace Love. Sometimes I wonder Where I belong In the future Or In the past I guess I’m just An old-fashioned Spaceman. -Leonard Nimoy (submitted by jessecaps)
Poetry must have something in it that is barbaric, vast and wild.– Denis Diderot
Fuck Yeah, Poetry!: “The Small Square”
fuckyeahpoetry: “The Small Square” My life had taken the form of a small square That autumn when your death was being meticulously organized I clung to the square because you loved The humble and nostalgic humanity of small shops Where shopkeepers fold and unfold ribbons and cloth I tried to become you because you were going to die And all my life there would cease to be mine I tried to smile as...