1. parislemon:

nevver:

Does the psych ward have wifi?

The things that keep you up at night…

    parislemon:

    nevver:

    Does the psych ward have wifi?

    The things that keep you up at night…

    (Source: twitter.com)

  2. In the end all books are written for your friends. The problem after writing One Hundred Years of Solitude was that now I no longer know whom of the millions of readers I am writing for; this upsets and inhibits me. It’s like a million eyes are looking at you and you don’t really know what they think.

    — Gabriel García Márquez (March 6, 1927 – April 17, 2014) in this altogether excellent 1981 Paris Review interview, a fine manifestation of the magazine’s mastery of the art of the interview. (via explore-blog)

  3. In journalism just one fact that is false prejudices the entire work. In contrast, in fiction one single fact that is true gives legitimacy to the entire work. That’s the only difference, and it lies in the commitment of the writer. A novelist can do anything he wants so long as he makes people believe in it.

    - Gabriel García Márquez, in response to the question: “Do the journalist and the novelist have different responsibilities in balancing truth versus the imagination?”

    — Paris Review - The Art of Fiction No. 69, Gabriel Garcia Marquez

  4. David Byrne - Breaking Up With the Internet →

    "What will life be like after the Internet? Thanks to the mass surveillance undertaken by the National Security Agency (NSA) and the general creepiness of companies like Google and Facebook, I’ve found myself considering this question. I mean, nothing lasts forever, right?…"

  5. emergentfutures:

Currency of China Continues to Decline

The value of China’s currency, the renminbi, continued to slide against the United States dollar on Friday, rattling investors by falling to its lowest level in nearly a year before closing higher.


Full Story: NYT

With all the attention being paid to the Ukraine and Russia, I look at this ‘back page’ story and have to wonder … what the hell’s going on here? 

    emergentfutures:

    Currency of China Continues to Decline

    The value of China’s currency, the renminbi, continued to slide against the United States dollar on Friday, rattling investors by falling to its lowest level in nearly a year before closing higher.

    Full Story: NYT

    With all the attention being paid to the Ukraine and Russia, I look at this ‘back page’ story and have to wonder … what the hell’s going on here? 

  6. brucesterling:

The USA and its unique for-profit sickness industry

    brucesterling:

    The USA and its unique for-profit sickness industry

  7. Finally, I have discovered a horrible, rather brutal method that I recommend only to men of excessive vigor, men with thick black hair and skin covered with liver spots, men with big square hands and legs shaped like bowling pins. It is a question of using finely pulverized, dense coffee, cold and anhydrous, consumed on an empty stomach. This coffee falls into your stomach, a sack whose velvety interior is lined with tapestries of suckers and papillae. The coffee finds nothing else in the sack, and so it attacks these delicate and voluptuous linings; it acts like a food and demands digestive juices; it wrings and twists the stomach for these juices, appealing as a pythoness appeals to her god; it brutalizes these beautiful stomach linings as a wagon master abuses ponies; the plexus becomes inflamed; sparks shoot all the way up to the brain. From that moment on, everything becomes agitated. Ideas quick-march into motion like battalions of a grand army to its legendary fighting ground, and the battle rages. Memories charge in, bright flags on high; the cavalry of metaphor deploys with a magnificent gallop; the artillery of logic rushes up with clattering wagons and cartridges; on imagination’s orders, sharpshooters sight and fire; forms and shapes and characters rear up; the paper is spread with ink - for the nightly labor begins and ends with torrents of this black water, as a battle opens and concludes with black powder.

    — 

    -Balzac on coffee, likely while on coffee (via cote)

    A most worthy quote.

  8. (Source: justinpickard)

  9. parislemon:


aberjona:

altidude:

apoplecticskeptic:

im-heem:

Charles Mingus

Mingus.

I think I found my mission statement.

He should know.

👍

    parislemon:

    aberjona:

    altidude:

    apoplecticskeptic:

    im-heem:

    Charles Mingus

    Mingus.

    I think I found my mission statement.

    He should know.

    👍

    (Source: cadillactica)

  10. emergentfutures:

Paul Higgins:Never very good at tact but this I think I can manage
 nevver:

Design Crush

    emergentfutures:

    Paul Higgins:Never very good at tact but this I think I can manage

     nevver:

    Design Crush