“People who have seen the film come up to me and say, ‘I never liked you until now.’ TV interviewers say, right in front of me, ‘Even if you have always hated Joan Rivers … you are going to love her and be mesmerized by this film.’ They spit right in my face and then spend the next ten minutes wiping it dry.” That is when she shows me the pillow she has embroidered that sits on a leather couch in her study: DON’T EXPECT PRAISE WITHOUT ENVY UNTIL YOU ARE DEAD.
Joan Rivers in 2010
I’d love to see documentaries that do this for the games of today, that probe difficult questions of culture and gender and violence and human interaction. In other words, the sorts of questions that will get people to take games — and their attendant documentaries — seriously.
cmonstah in the LA Times.
BABY: want book
ME: that is the rankest consumerism
BABY: book
ME: oh you want to be a subject?
you want to just be a subject that consumes blindly?
BABY: book
ME: sure
fine
you realize you’re resisting literally nothing right now
BABY: want green book
Why doesn’t Mallory Ortberg have her own sketch comedy show? (…or does she, and I just don’t know about it?)
amnhnyc:

Aspidonia Illustration
Ernst Haeckel in his work Kunstformen der Natur (1899-1904), grouped together these specimens, including trilobites (which are extinct) and horseshoe crabs, so the viewer could clearly see similarities that point to the evolutionary process.
This and other drawings from the Museum Library’s Rare Book collection are on view now in Natural Histories: 400 Years of Scientific Illustration from the Museum’s Library.

© AMNH/D. Finnin

Horseshoe crabs are unbelievably ancient (and threatened), as Ian Frazier explained recently.

amnhnyc:

Aspidonia Illustration

Ernst Haeckel in his work Kunstformen der Natur (1899-1904), grouped together these specimens, including trilobites (which are extinct) and horseshoe crabs, so the viewer could clearly see similarities that point to the evolutionary process.

This and other drawings from the Museum Library’s Rare Book collection are on view now in Natural Histories: 400 Years of Scientific Illustration from the Museum’s Library.

© AMNH/D. Finnin

Horseshoe crabs are unbelievably ancient (and threatened), as Ian Frazier explained recently.

wnyc:

Today is WNYC’s 90th birthday! We’ll be posting some of our favorite archival photos all day, but it’s all downhill from this one, we think…
-Jody, BL Show-

wnyc:

Today is WNYC’s 90th birthday! We’ll be posting some of our favorite archival photos all day, but it’s all downhill from this one, we think…

-Jody, BL Show-

artchipel:

Gray Malin -  La Plage | Bondi Beach (Horizontal)

summertiiiiiime

artchipel:

Gray Malin - La Plage | Bondi Beach (Horizontal)

summertiiiiiime

louisvillecom:

Time for some #donuts #redvelvet #amazingglaze #louisville #southernindiana #strawberry #custard #maplebacon #fritter #glazed #foodie

Gosh, I miss Louisville doughnuts.

louisvillecom:

Time for some #donuts #redvelvet #amazingglaze #louisville #southernindiana #strawberry #custard #maplebacon #fritter #glazed #foodie

Gosh, I miss Louisville doughnuts.

Ah, Bartleby! Ah, humanity!

Herman Melville, "Bartleby, the Scrivener: A Story of Wall Street"


Friday Final Lines | Every Friday, we offer the closing lines of a Penguin Classic to finish up the workweek.

(via classicpenguin)

Thinking of Evgeny Morozov.