Technically speaking, every image can be reproduced infinitely, but that implies that there are actually people who want to reproduce it. Viral images, which we think of as common, are actually some of the most rare images there are for this reason. Because with millions of images uploaded and instantly forgotten about every second, viral images are the ones that have beaten the odds and somehow became visible. To be worthy of infinite reproduction means the greatest number of people have found the greatest amount of symbolic value in the image.
— Brad Troemel, "The NFT Report"
When you reach 100 years-old in Barbados, you get a postage stamp in your honor.
— @bathos_country
This is exaggerated.
The New York Times fact check of President Biden's statment "America will not back away from our commitment to human rights and fundamental freedoms."
The only issue really that we are dealing with now is whether the replacement of the Kraft singles will actually come out of the preservation budget or if it is a new acquisition. We are still grappling with this.
— Charlotte Priddle, "Artist Interviews and Artist Books," NYU Libraries
"So when someone complains, judges can refer to it and say, ‘No, this sound or smell belongs here,’” he said, speaking in French.
— NPR story on France's law protecting the sounds and smells of the countryside
A patriarch's love is rather like a politican's skill. Both are about perceiving what others want, and trying, within reason, to provide it.
— Jon Meacham, Thomas Jefferson
To cross the Rubicon means to make a decision or take a step that commits one to a specific course of action from which there is no turning back. The expression cross the Rubicon refers to a decision made by Julius Caesar.
— Google
A lot of that love came from being obsessed with Japanese fish tank layouts when I was younger.
— @_erichu
The Nazgul is still flying.
— Dad in a text
When the fish are biting at the other end of the lake
— A meme Andy commented on
As a tribute to the Wright brothers, Ingenuity has a...bit of fabric from the brothers' aircraft...
— "NASA flies a helicopter on Mars, the first time an aircraft has flown on another planet," The Washington Post via The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
It was rat poison.
— Lily on what probably killed the baby bunny
Why not just donate the money.
— Laura*
Quartz mine.
— Lily
It was one of the rules which above all others made Doctr. Franklin the most amiable of men in society, "never to contradict anybody."
— Thomas Jefferson via Jon Meacham, Thomas Jefferson
Drama, Jefferson knew, was one of the prices one paid for democracy.
— Jon Meacham, Thomas Jefferson
A black hole whose mass is the same as the sun has the same gravitational pull as the sun. It doesn't pull any harder than the sun. It's just that you can get closer to it because it's so small and therefore you experience the gravity more strongly, but you know a brick of mass m and a black hole of mass m, they exert the same gravitational pull.
— Brian Greene, "Joe Rogan Experience #1631 - Brian Greene"
"My grandmother's street is just up there," Gehry said, pointing to a rendering on the wall.
— Robin Pogrebin, "What Would I Do?’ Frank Gehry, 92, Is Too Busy to Retire," The New York Times
Her mother described Ms. Raphan as an “irregular verb.”
— Penelope Green, "Benita Raphan, Maker of Lyrical Short Films, Is Dead at 58," The New York Times
I can't believe we're running out of concrete. It gives me anxiety.
— Lily a few days after David told her the world was running out of concrete