When you’re conscious and writing from a place of insight and simplicity...– Anne Lamott, Bird by Bird
The Wrens - “She Sends Kisses” [amazing fan video] lyrics past Seven Wrecks I read your four answers: your move I’m tres involved move on love, Beth This song still makes my neck tingle.
There are many points in your life when you would happily give up every...– Mandatory Binding Arbitration | MetaFilter [XQUZYPHYR]
Scott’s iPod reminds me of a favorite parable: There’s a Zen story about a student who made a special point of keeping all the Buddhist precepts. Once, however, while walking at night, he stepped on something that made a squishing sound. He imagined that he must have stepped on an egg-bearing frog. Immediately he was filled with fear and regret, for the precepts include not killing....
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A man in the medical examiner’s office pushed back the cheeks on Baby Grace’s corpse to put a smile on her tiny, decaying face. Bared bone, tiny body led to artist’s perfect picture - CNN.com
Ben is one of those maddeningly awesome people who can answer obtuse questions from weird people with ease. I am not sure I possess either the technical knowledge or the verbal prowess to describe the tech mastery he pulled off, but if I was really rich I’d pay him loads of money to make stuff every day. — Jon Armstrong I agree completely.
The Replacements - “Bastards of Young” The ones who love us best Are the ones we’ll lay to rest, And visit their graves on holidays at best The ones who love us least Are the ones we’ll die to please. If it’s any consolation, I don’t begin to understand them Fucking Westerberg definitely has had his moments.
Australian Colloquialism for a woman’s pubic hair. Originated from the...– Urban Dictionary: Map Of Tassie (Thanks to George Oates for educating me on this one)
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Because I could not stop for Death / He kindly...
A modern example of ballad metre, one recognizable to many people in the United States, is the theme song to Gilligan’s Island (although an anapaest has crept into each of the first two lines) Common metre - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
They’re here, he’s here, I’m here, and I’m becoming very, very bored.– Mary Flanner, to Norman Mailer (Start around 30:00) [via]
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Gosh, I sure do miss Leslie.
The universe tends toward maximum irony. Don’t push it.– jwz
Obama’s offical campaign statement on technology and innovation is...– Jeffrey Veen
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I cooked dinner last night, and discovered that I don’t so much cut up a chicken as desecrate the corpse. — gknauss
Oh, yes. I can hear you just fine.
I love that GrandCentral lets you post your voicemail. Here’s one from the New York Times’ Sales Department. Now banned. Awesome.
Didn’t think pap smears could get more uncomfortable, til my mom came in...– Briana Mowrey
Emily Bates: Mom said the school is closed today because it's flooded, and there's feces everywhere!
Susie Bates: What are feces?
Emily Bates: Baby mice.
Susie Bates: Aww.
If they want to find Iranians, look for saffron, sumac, and Clairol Ash Blonde...– gleemie
Hm, a 34-company committee overseeing an open-source suite of mobile software....– Steven Frank
Why don’t you just call it PUKE?– Bill Bruford, on hearing Jon Anderson would be titling a section of Close to the Edge, “Total Mass Retain”
Hilarity resides in the two classes of advice we’ve received from virtually every parental advice-giver whom we’ve encountered — and there have been many, even in the less than seven days we’ve now been parents. I mean, we’re talking well over 80% here. The twin columns of supreme parental advice seem to go something like this: “Despite whatever anyone else...
When O’Connor was five she taught a chicken to walk backwards, and it was...– Flannery O’Connor - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
But, “new rule,” I will not hand out candy to a trick-or-treater who...– Sean