Oh we are cynical, oh we are hopeful →
Mark Morford - columnist or mad poet-genius? And can’t it be both? “If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail. I all you have is cynicism and bitterness, the world grins its most ominous grin and serves you a whole lot more. Conversely, if all you have is perky lightness and fluffy love, well, you are perhaps living a lie as well, your Jungian dark side hidden and...
McSweeney's Internet Tendency: Grown-up Crayon... →
Nice Kills: The Favor Economy and the Constant... →
“In any form of journalism—even the quasi-critical commentary form we practice around here—honesty is the currency of quality. It is honesty that ultimately makes things worth reading. Literary deftness and style and graphics and speed and broad distribution are all well and good, but without honesty, they are nothing but a styrofoam sandwich in your media diet.”
“It’s no good—not a bit of good,” I said. “Once she knows how to read there’s only one thing you can teach her to believe in—and that is herself.” - Virginia Woolf, “A Society”
NASA Launches David Bowie Concept Mission | The... →
“These new suits are veneered with a protective silver lamé to complement the multicolored lightning bolts emblazoned across the helmets’ sun visors,” Ryschkewitsch said. “They’ve also been updated with several improved components to ensure the team is completely safe when it’s time to leave the capsule—if they dare.”
Let him whose soul is no longer startled and transformed by palaces, by...– Rainer Maria Rilke, “Fragment of an Elegy”
An image is a stop the mind makes between uncertainties.– Djuna Barnes
Today I met with an agent who told me she thought I was really talented and...– Apocalypstick
Almie Rose of APOCALYPSTICK does a Betty Draper impression. Amazing. “Don, I don’t know how this happened, but I think the children are dead. Oh wait, Sally’s moving. Sally! Do not touch my jewelry! Sally Draper! What did I just say!”
Bill Watterson, creator of beloved 'Calvin and... →
Reading “Calvin and Hobbes” as a kid pretty much made me who I am today, cranky streak and outsized vocabulary and weird imagination and all. Bill Watterson is basically the Salinger of comics. It’s nice to see him emerging from his secret lair to do an interview.