nunown:

i cant believe they beat giovanni with omanyte

nunown:

i cant believe they beat giovanni with omanyte

(Reblogged from nunown)

theparisreview:

Corn

Corn is a small hard seed.

Corn from Delft
Is good for elves.

white corn, yellow, Indian

Is this kernel a kernel of corn?

The corn they sought
Was sown by night.

The Corn Islands are two small islands,
Little Corn Island and Great Corn Island,
on an interoceanic canal route.

Any of several
insects that bore in maize is a corn borer.

Bernadette Meyer.
Art by Setareh Shahbazi, Spectral Days, 2012, C-print, dimensions variable.

(Reblogged from theparisreview)

tired and alive and willing to say hi i think.  The Definition.

but messy.

I’d be married, and then two hours later my family would be dead. Charlie seemed to be interested in the idea of life moving faster as you age. And the fear of missed opportunities. In life, do you ever really know if you’re missing an opportunity? No, you really don’t. And you’re never really finished either, unless the finish is dying, and you don’t really want to think about that too much.
The Master

theatlantic:

World War II Just Claimed Another Casualty

We can actually blame Nazis for another death from World War II.

A driver of a bulldozer was killed in the western German town of Euskirchen on Friday when a yet-to-be-identified World War II bomb exploded during construction work. Eight others were injured in the explosion, two of them seriously.

Nearly 70 years after the war ended, bombs are still being discovered in Germany, some of which have threatened the lives of the people who unwillingly discover them. In November, 20,000 people were evacuated from the western German city of Dortmund when authorities discovered a 4,000-pound Allied bomb. It was defused before anyone was injured. Two years earlier, 45,000 people were evacuated from Koblenz, a major city along the Rhine River, because of an equally large bomb. If it had gone off, it would have wiped out the center of the city.

Read more. [Image: Reuters/Wolfgang Rattay]

(Reblogged from theatlantic)
theparisreview:

“A human is not really capable of creating really good works until he reaches eighty.” —Akira Kurosawa to Ingmar Bergman.

theparisreview:

“A human is not really capable of creating really good works until he reaches eighty.” —Akira Kurosawa to Ingmar Bergman.

(Reblogged from theparisreview)

In a Word

IreallyneedtolearnhowtobakeIheardbakingcureslivesbutImylifeisn’tnecessarilybrokeninthatwayormaybeitiswhoknowsIjustwannabake

Nightfall

Isaac Asimov wrote Nightfall when he was only twenty-one.

This year I’ve been seeing the connections through my academic lens.  It’s satisfying and dull at the same time.  Or maybe it’s not the same time but there’s some delay and I experience things in some void.  Probably not.  Well whatever, here’s to a new year.

To be human is to be detailed and individual, and thus to see inhumanity you must not submit to the temptation of seeing people’s oppressions as an undifferentiated muck of pain. Part of the job of writers, historians, artists and intellectuals is to not allow evil to become inhuman, amorphous and globulous, to make sure that we don’t get lazy, that the contours of particular evils are delineated and precise.
(Reblogged from theatlantic)