"This is a dream. It’s a tool I can use."
Very good things to keep in mind when designing a site.
(in Civil Disobedience, by Henry David Thoreau, 1849)
Let your life be a counter friction to stop the machine.
— in Civil Disobedience, by Henry David Thoreau, 1849
The Shapes of Stories, a Kurt Vonnegut Infographic
In The Princess Bride, Inigo’s quest for his father’s killer is one of the most successful subplots in film history. Watching his performance, it’s such an emotional scene. I was looking up little known facts about the movie and found out that the reason this scene is so moving is because just after Mandy Patinkin took this role, his father died of cancer. In this fight he imagined that this was his chance to beat cancer, to come to terms with his father’s death by getting revenge on cancer (The Six-Fingered Man). Pretty sure I’ve cried whenever I see that scene ever since.
There could be nothing more powerful and moving than a public service announcement where a meth addict has all of his teeth fall out. He’s conflicted at first, but then eventually he brings his mind to a state of ease upon the assumption that at the very least he could put the teeth under his pillow. Then, whatever money the tooth fairy leaves, he could use to buy more meth.
It takes him days to fall asleep, but finally he does. He dreams about the tooth fairy, but when he wakes up and looks under his pillow, the teeth are gone and there is no money.
Suddenly, the dog runs into the room and it instantly becomes obvious to the viewer that the dog lapped up all of the teeth shards and somehow, they became arranged in his mouth like people teeth.
The rest of the story follows the dog around and highlights his various successes.
In the future, you can pick up any iPhone, it reads your fingerprint and it has all your stuff on it.
Henry Hargreaves photographs last meals of prisoners on death row to discuss “this macabre little ritual” of execution.
Magical Icy-Poles with Feelings and Thoughts
I really love Icy poles, this summer I’ve been particularly obsessed, two packs at my bfs house, two at mine and home made ones at mine as well… I could eat ten in a day if it wasn’t unhealthy. As it happens, I eat 3-4 a day, number increases with temperature. I have one after breakfast and two for dessert, the others might be bought from a 7-11 during the day. I actually think it’s becoming an issue, but it hasn’t harmed any friendships and it seems to be a sociable addiction for the time being.
(20-Year-Old Hunter S. Thompson’s Superb Advice on How to Find Your Purpose and Live a Meaningful Life | Brain Pickings)
A man who procrastinates in his CHOOSING will inevitably have his choice made for him by circumstance. So if you now number yourself among the disenchanted, then you have no choice but to accept things as they are, or to seriously seek something else. But beware of looking for goals: look for a way of life. Decide how you want to live and then see what you can do to make a living WITHIN that way of life. But you say, “I don’t know where to look; I don’t know what to look for.
The Fart Party Really Stinks, Julia Wertz