So here’s something I know to be true, although it’s a little corny, and I don’t quite know what to do with it: what I regret most in my life are failures of kindness. Those moments when another human being was there, in front of me, suffering, and I responded…sensibly. Reservedly. Mildly.George Saunders
Last night Aric and I celebrated four years (FOUR MORE YEARS! FOUR MORE YEARS!) by drinking at The Burger Stand while playing Sonic Spinball and watching the KU game. If I had known in my tender adolescence that this would be a manner of celebration during my ultimate romantic relationship, I would have been…just…so appalled.
EDIT: Also, I got to level 5 on the Ninja Turtles Super NES game on my first try, so I feel pretty good about that.
"I tend to be cynical about a lot of things, but Maya Angelou is somebody that no matter how much I pick her apart, she still has integrity. She was a victim of incest and rape, and she worked as a stripper. And now she’s a literary icon and Nobel Laureate. It goes to show that life is cumulative, and you can’t devalue any type of experience."
Controversial infographic! (via HTML Giant)
As long as we can all agree that Bukowski and Kerouac are on the side of mediocrity, I’ll accept the rest. It’s funny, though, that DFW is just on the arrogant side, given his painful attempts to convey humility. Also, Nabokov should be in the very top right corner.
EDIT: Also, Franzen should be way farther to the left.
EDIT: Also, John Grisham should be on the bottom left corner. I read an interview once in which he was basically like, “Yeah, sure, I’m no Shakespeare, but take a look at that caa-aa-ash.”
I just saw this ad playing before a youtube video and I had to stop and watch the whole thing. Incredible.
Wow… I just screamed “FUCK YES.” with no control. Holy shit, this was powerful
it’s probably totally weird that I sang this with my ex at karaoke last night but whateva, our friend said it was beautiful and made her cry
THE GREATEST OF ALL SECULAR CHRISTMAS SONGS
There is only thing we say to death. “Not today”.