“ I am, in general, suspicious of resolution and rarely find in its craft anything that feels right to me. I really believe in ambiguity as an organizing principle, which sounds counterintuitive, but only in the way chaos theory sounds counterintuitive. Things rarely end neatly, if they end at all… ”
Fiona Maazel (via mttbll)
(Source: stopsmilingonline.com, via mttbll)
Collecting these because no one understands their genius. They make me want to go to school.
my favorite one: That is Mahogany!
Calling the teacher a muggle
The one about kilometers and miles perfectly illustrates what’s wrong with hierarchical “education”
The majority of these would get a thumbs up from me in class. I mean I get wanting order but getting upset about most of these is ridiculous. And the teacher who was wrong but gave them detention anyway? Appalling. Also.., maybe it is good for teachers to be at least a little tuned in to some pop culture references?
Then again most of these sound like an average day in class to me, too.
GUYS I AM LOSING MY SHIT
YOU KNOW THE JOKE ‘WHY DID THE CHICKEN CROSS THE ROAD;??? I ALWAYS THOUGHT THE JOKE WAS THAT ‘TO GET TO THE OTHER SIDE’ WAS LIKE ‘THERE IS NO JOKE, THAT’S LITERALLY WHY THE CHICKEN CROSSED THE ROAD’
WELL LET ME TELL YOU
I WAS JUST MAKING TEA AND I JUST REALISED
////THE CHICKEN DIED///
THE OTHER SIDE IS HEAVEN
i am NOT OKAY
I, uh, admit I had this revelation not too long ago myself. I was pondering the expression ‘the other side’ meaning afterlife (which I wasn’t super familiar with as a kid) and I thought “The other side- like the chicken” and then I was like WAIT
And then I thought ” there is actually a joke to this joke?!?”
So uh, basically what the op said, but I too can’t believe it took me so long to get.
“ To move, as you say, from word to word is how I work as a reader and how I work as a writer and it’s all I expect from a thing that is made out of words. When words rub up against each other and manage to make up a sentence that has, as they say, a beginning and middle and end and I can take a breath at the sentence’s end and be pleased with what sensations that sentence may deliver to me: as a reader, as a writer, I am content to live for a while with that. I am a voraciously slow reader, an easily distracted reader. But there are sentences in the world, and sometimes even entire sequences of such sentences that make the world disappear. They cast a spell, set me up into a trance, and when the spell breaks—for whatever reason—I’m not sure that I know, or that it matters, that any sort of action or plot has been enacted. So no, do I read for plot, for story, or information: no, I can’t say that I do, which I’m sure has set me back in situations where I was asked to take in the given information and perhaps even offer a response. There is already too much information in the world. I don’t know what to do with most of what I know. I read for the same reason that I fish. So I can feel what I can’t see. ”
Peter Markus (via mttbll)
(Source: hobartpulp.com, via mttbll)
“ Fiction seems to be more effective at changing beliefs than nonfiction, which is designed to persuade through argument and evidence. Studies show that when we read nonfiction, we read with our shields up. We are critical and skeptical. But when we are absorbed in a story, we drop our intellectual guard. We are moved emotionally, and this seems to make us rubbery and easy to shape. ”
“Why fiction is good for you” in The Boston Globe (via aaknopf)
see also: why it’s never just a book/tv show/movie
MYSTERIOUS TINY ROOMS BY MARC GIAI-MINIET
French artist Marc Giai-Miniet (Born in 1946 in Trappes) makes some of the most incredibly detailed (and disturbing!) dollhouses that we’ve ever seen. Marc started creating these disturbing shadowbox dioramas rather late in his career, recurring themes include libraries, furnaces, laboratories, submarines and intestine-like tubing in lonely, decaying spaces.
Jory showed this to me earlier and I can’t stop looking at it.
Well, I simply have to reblog this.
And by that I mean the whole stupid, foolhardy concept. I’ve said before that if you really believe there’s a horde of attractive women faking interest in nerdy things just to get your attention, you have a massive case of unwarranted self-importance, and I still believe that….