Sunday, December 14, 2014
Human existence may be simpler than we thought.
— E. O. Wilson, The Meaning of Human Existence
Saturday, December 13, 2014
Sooner or later, God’s gonna be on both sides.
— Charlie Wilson, Charlie Wilson’s War
Friday, December 12, 2014
We can’t read them. They’re just decoration.
— Cody on Minecraft books
Thursday, December 11, 2014
I gotta add another, see if they don’t notice.
— Lily on ceiling devices
Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Because of corporate secrecy, because of laziness.
— Michael Gordin
Tuesday, December 9, 2014
She’s just at the market, she’ll be back in an hour.
— Stewart Menzies, The Imitation Game
Monday, December 8, 2014
What a plus.
— Adrian Cronauer, Good Morning, Vietnam
Sunday, December 7, 2014
Santa Claus is coming to town.
— Christmas Music
Saturday, December 6, 2014
You sit on a throne of lies!
— Buddy, Elf
Friday, December 5, 2014
This is our favorite play date.
Thursday, December 4, 2014
I see only the overwhelming indifference of nature.
— Werner Herzog, Grizzly Man
Wednesday, December 3, 2014
Can she kick it? I don’t want her to hurt herself.
— Public Safety on Lily stuck in Firestone elevator
Tuesday, December 2, 2014
Google’s not screwing around, when they’re mapping, they’re mapping.
Monday, December 1, 2014
We happen to be in one of the ones we can be in.
— Michael Gordin
Sunday, November 30, 2014
Lady, running down to the riptide.
— Vance Joy, “Riptide”
Saturday, November 29, 2014
What I’m grandly and abstractly calling “works of art” are more concretely and prosaically books, songs, movies, plays, television series, environmental installations, paintings, operas and anything else that falls into the bin of consumer goods marked “Culture.” These goods are bought and sold, whether as physical objects, ephemeral real-time experiences or digital artifacts. Their making requires labor, capital and a market for distribution. The money might come from foundations, Kickstarter campaigns or retail sales or advertising revenue. The commerce between artist and public is brokered by the traditional culture industry (publishing houses, television networks, record labels and movie studios) and also by disruptive upstarts like Amazon, Netflix, Google and iTunes. But the whole system, from top to bottom, from the Metropolitan Opera House to the busker in the subway station below it, is inescapably part of the capitalist economy.
— A. O. Scott, “Is Our Art Equal to the Challenges of Our Times?,” The New York Times
Friday, November 28, 2014
Hanging out with highschool friends at Midwestern prices: priceless.
Thursday, November 27, 2014
It’s a lie. Everybody’s dependent on somebody. Nobody gave birth to themselves. Everybody gets a language from somewhere else. And so the notion of self-made men, from Henry Clay and Abraham Lincoln-even Frederick Douglass went around the country giving lectures on being self-made. It’s an American lie that anybody’s self-made.
— Cornel West, TIME
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Commercial use of drones is also largely prohibited in the United States, largely because of the perceived risks of unleashing swarms of them into the skies.
— Nick Wingfield, “Now, Anyone Can Buy a Drone. Heaven Help Us.,” The New York Times
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
You only need to theorize the thing that you’re talking about.