Unavoidably detained by the world

There are planets so far away from ours that no scientist will ever guess that they exist, let alone know the stories of their civilizations, their beginnings and ends. They’re not being kept secret from us, but they’re secret all the same.

John Darnielle, Wolf in White Van

8 New Movies That Will Inspire You to Travel: The Hobbit, Wild, & More | Condé Nast Traveler
Movies that’ll make you want to go to all the places, courtesy of yours truly.

8 New Movies That Will Inspire You to Travel: The Hobbit, Wild, & More | Condé Nast Traveler

Movies that’ll make you want to go to all the places, courtesy of yours truly.

Insane Bath & Bodyworks Candle Rant Gets the Reenactment It Deserves

This is glorious. The Drunk History principle of humor works for pretty much any shaggy-dog story, I think.

10 Best Things We Saw and Heard at New York Comic Con | Rolling Stone

So I spent last weekend running all over the Javits Center like a madwoman to put this together, and had a blast. Read on for the Dread Pirate Roberts! The Walking Dead! Broad City! Badass Marvel Comics ladies! A guy whose face is puppies!

10 Best Things We Saw and Heard at New York Comic Con | Rolling Stone

So I spent last weekend running all over the Javits Center like a madwoman to put this together, and had a blast. Read on for the Dread Pirate Roberts! The Walking Dead! Broad City! Badass Marvel Comics ladies! A guy whose face is puppies!

New York Comic Con

Well, I got to see the Dread Pirate Roberts and the Karate Kid (and his nemesis) this weekend, plus the Broad City ladies, and also women-in-comics groundbreakers Kelly Sue DeConnick and G. Willow Wilson. Also, that one woman from Star Trek who is a pistol, the hot dude who’s playing Constantine, and a parade of shrieking Deadpools. Also, I am bloody exhausted. But hey—not bad, Comic Con.

Ugh, damnit. Now I really like Gilmore Girls. Lorelai is like an alternate-history version of Nancy Botwin and it’s wonderful.

slaughterhouse90210:

"The youngest child in any family is always a jokemaker, because a joke is the only way he can enter into an adult conversation." — Kurt Vonnegut, A Man Without a Country

slaughterhouse90210:

"The youngest child in any family is always a jokemaker, because a joke is the only way he can enter into an adult conversation."
— Kurt Vonnegut, A Man Without a Country

What is the name of the town you got the hell out of when you graduated from high school?

Out of all of your friends’ children, what is first name of the one you find most annoying?

What is the title of the song that was playing when you realized that your family’s genetic line was going to end with you and your siblings?

guardian:

US colleges are paying their presidents like CEOs and treating students like customers, using their tuition to foot the bill.

It’s a broken system.

gifs via Jeremy Johnstone/Ivory Tower

Yup.

Nonfiction that smells like fiction is neither.

—David Mitchell, The Bone Clocks