now we are everywhere

Lee Moses

—Bad Girl

60’s R&B/Soul is so deliciously infectious.

thesufjanstevensmodel5000:

Flashback Friday: my middle school alma mater where I got beat up by Terry Rinesmith every day by the bus stop in front of all that white trash. God bless America.

thesufjanstevensmodel5000:

Flashback Friday: my middle school alma mater where I got beat up by Terry Rinesmith every day by the bus stop in front of all that white trash. God bless America.

I’m 23 years old and I still secretly want my life to better resemble pop punk lyrics.

The Brahmin Moth.

The Brahmin Moth.

Cookie monster was always the funniest muppet.

(Source: starrdork)

evilmidna:

Ive never laughed so hard. This scene is the best.

evilmidna:

Ive never laughed so hard. This scene is the best.

At the same time…somebody who’s writing, has part of their motivation to sort of I think impress themselves and their consciousness on others. There’s an unbelievable arrogance about even trying to write something – much less, you know, expecting someone else will pay money to read it.

-DFW

21st century masculinity summed up in one video.

Accurate portrayal of this past year.

Accurate portrayal of this past year.

Let the nerds have something. Not everyone was born with good looks or enough power & wealth to compensate. If you have to tell people you’re a nerd, chances are you’re not. Nerds don’t have to advertise their status. We know. Being a nerd is a byproduct of losing yourself in what you do, often at the expense of friends, family and hygiene. Until or unless you’ve paid your dues, you haven’t earned the right—or reason—to call yourself a nerd. Being a nerd isn’t graceful or glorious. It’s a life born out of obsessive dedication to a craft, discipline or collecting some stupid shit that only you care about.

If you think geeks are so sexy or cool, bang one. Go to any university and find a computer or physics lab at 2AM and take your pick. Until then, go commit cultural fraud someplace else, and take your phony “I fucking love science” group with you.

- Maddox on the pop science bandwagon

Akron/Family

—Afford

Throwback summer songs.

The great variation in character is one of the fascinations and plagues of life: it makes our world infinitely rich, and yet we rarely understand what the person next to us really wants, what kind of message he is addressing to us, what kind of confirmation we can give him of his self-worth. This is the problem of our most intimate lives – our friendships and our marriages: we are thrown against people who have very unique ways of deriving their self-esteem, and we never quite understand what they really want, what’s bothering them; we don’t even know what special inner-newsreel they are running. On the rare occasion that we make a break-through and communicate about these things, we are usually shocked by how finely they have sliced their perceptions of reality: “Is that what is bothering you?”

The Birth and Death of Meaning, Ernest Becker

Connoisseurship is rife with flaws. It is susceptible to error, arrogance, even corruption. And yet there is something about that “strange breed of cat,” as Hoving referred to the best connoisseurs, who could truly see with greater depth—who, after decades of training and study and immersion in an artist’s work, could experience a picture in a way that most of us can’t. Connoisseurship is not merely the ability to discern whether an art work is authentic or fake; it is also the ability to recognize whether a work is a masterpiece. Perhaps the most uncomfortable truth about art is that such knowledge can never be truly democratic.

David Grann, The New Yorker (2010)