Today I saw a Tesla car with DC plates that read END OIL. I guess I win DC Bingo, yes?

Today I saw a Tesla car with DC plates that read END OIL. I guess I win DC Bingo, yes?

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Selfie with Shakespeare. Buddies with the Bard.  (at Folger Shakespeare Library)

Selfie with Shakespeare. Buddies with the Bard. (at Folger Shakespeare Library)

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Made it to DC! Here until Monday afternoon. (seeing the NY Red Bulls game at RFK on Sunday) Be in touch to hang out! (at Union Station, Washington D.C.)

Made it to DC! Here until Monday afternoon. (seeing the NY Red Bulls game at RFK on Sunday) Be in touch to hang out! (at Union Station, Washington D.C.)

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Books are often far more than just books.

Roxanne Gay in Bad Feminist
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I love the way Footnotes display on a Kindle PaperWhite (perhaps other Kindles as well) where they pop up in a box instead of turned pages.

I love the way Footnotes display on a Kindle PaperWhite (perhaps other Kindles as well) where they pop up in a box instead of turned pages.

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#NYC saying don’t you forget about me this Labor Day weekend when you go away.

#NYC saying don’t you forget about me this Labor Day weekend when you go away.

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This UWS rooftop view (75 & Bway) is amazing & clearly the nicest NYC apt I’ve been in. #congratsfernandwill (at The Laureate)

This UWS rooftop view (75 & Bway) is amazing & clearly the nicest NYC apt I’ve been in. #congratsfernandwill (at The Laureate)

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Originally Posted By velocipedestrienne
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In The Footloose American, Brian Kevin traverses the continent with Thompson’s ghost as his guide, offering a ground-level exploration of twenty-first-century South American culture, politics, and ecology. By contrasting the author’s own thrilling, transformative experiences along the Hunter S. Thompson Trail with those that Thompson describes in his letters and lost Observer stories, The Footloose American is at once a gripping personal journey and a thought-provoking study of culture and place.

Well this is up my alley.

In The Footloose American, Brian Kevin traverses the continent with Thompson’s ghost as his guide, offering a ground-level exploration of twenty-first-century South American culture, politics, and ecology. By contrasting the author’s own thrilling, transformative experiences along the Hunter S. Thompson Trail with those that Thompson describes in his letters and lost Observer stories, The Footloose American is at once a gripping personal journey and a thought-provoking study of culture and place.

Well this is up my alley.

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National Defense - The New Yorker
In light of this news that Tim Howard is writing a book (yay!) here’s his amazing story in this well written 2010 New Yorker profile.

National Defense - The New Yorker

In light of this news that Tim Howard is writing a book (yay!) here’s his amazing story in this well written 2010 New Yorker profile.

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No one ever talks about how identifying with something you read might not always be a good thing. Saying “that’s like me” is not always an affirmation — it can be terrifying and make you feel “more fucked-up and Unknown.” Critics and fans alike rhapsodize about identifying with David Foster Wallace’s writing as though it can only be consoling and empowering, and I used to think so too, until I got too close and discovered what may be the most important truth about literature, the true “aesthetic benefit of close reading,” though I doubt the Mellon Foundation would be all that interested in hearing about my discovery, as it is beneficial only in the most cautionary of senses: there is such a thing as reading too closely.

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There’s documentation for this. The Andrew Mellon Foundation granted me a fellowship (and a private office) for a proposal entitled “Reading Wallace Reading: David Foster Wallace’s Glosses and the Aesthetic Benefits of Close Reading.” While this may threaten to sound impressive, both the proposal’s title and its contents are in reality complete and utter bullshit. There is nothing academic about my reasons for being here; I am in Austin always and only as a fan. Mere fandom, however, is not enough to convince your wife to allow you to leave her and your two toddlers behind in the mild climes of Los Angeles so that you can jaunt to the burning pit of Hell that is Austin during the drought of 2011 just to pore over the marginalia of a major American writer you’re obsessed with. Phrasing it like that makes you sound irresponsible and selfish, but when you call yourself a Ransom Center Fellow and you flash some Mellon Foundation coin, you’ve got academic immunity and are more or less free from all other obligations.

If all this sounds a bit strange, let me try to contextualize this: apart from one of his sweat-soaked bandanas or used chewing tobacco, David Foster Wallace’s annotations are probably about as sacred to his fans as a piece of the True Cross is to Christians. No Wallace fan could resist an opportunity, especially a subsidized opportunity, to touch the literary equivalent of a medieval holy relic.

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Originally Posted By spiritsflame

sentientarboroform:

spiritsflame:

If whats happening in Ferguson was happening to an all white community, it would be called a dystopian novel

#and all actions against the police would be heroic and daring#and the plucky white protags would be encouraged to use violence to stop the injustice

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Originally Posted By superpunch2

tssfxx:

helllotittys:

have—not:

i love this photo because at first you think that she was going to get married but instead her husband to be left her, or something like that. but actually its quite the opposite. i clicked on the source and it brought me to an article explaining the story behind this photo, and shes not crying, shes hungover. her and her husband went to a football game on their wedding day, and got extremely drunk and partied all night. they took the subway home because they couldn’t drive. so no, its not a sad heartbreaking story, its a crazy joyful one. which in my opinion makes the picture even more amazing.


CAN PEOPLE PLEASE REBLOG THE PIC WITH THIS CAPTION^ AND NOT THE ONE WHERE EVERYONE IS SAD AND ARE LIKE “POOR GIRL GOD BLESS”

Did their football team win?

tssfxx:

helllotittys:

have—not:

i love this photo because at first you think that she was going to get married but instead her husband to be left her, or something like that. but actually its quite the opposite. i clicked on the source and it brought me to an article explaining the story behind this photo, and shes not crying, shes hungover. her and her husband went to a football game on their wedding day, and got extremely drunk and partied all night. they took the subway home because they couldn’t drive. so no, its not a sad heartbreaking story, its a crazy joyful one. which in my opinion makes the picture even more amazing.

CAN PEOPLE PLEASE REBLOG THE PIC WITH THIS CAPTION^ AND NOT THE ONE WHERE EVERYONE IS SAD AND ARE LIKE “POOR GIRL GOD BLESS”

Did their football team win?

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I then had my wife listen to the same headphones without telling her my thoughts, and she came to almost all of the same conclusions, so I know that either I’m not nuts or both of us are.

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