Saturday, December 31, 2022
The truth is that power does not simply arrive. It has to be created, policy by policy, law by law, step by excruciating step.
— Beverly Gage, G-Man: J. Edgar Hoover and the Making of the American Century
Friday, December 30, 2022
It's very good.
— David texting about Librería Torre de Babel while we were in the International Emerald Museum
Thursday, December 29, 2022
There's lots of things that I'd be tempted to buy, but nothing I can form a narrative around.
— David on items in the market stalls.
Wednesday, December 28, 2022
I like that he included the dirt under their fingernails.
— Kaya on Botero's Guerrilla de Eliseo Velásquez, 1988
Tuesday, December 27, 2022
We are all just inspirations for the record of ourselves.
— Ashton Kutcher, Vengeance
Monday, December 26, 2022
To prevent future large-scale losses to Overland Park's street tree canopy, the City is no longer permitting the planting of maple trees in the public right-of-way. Maple trees currently make up 35 percent of our street tree canopy, so if another invasive insect targeted maple trees, there would be an even larger problem.
— "Planning for the future of OP's tree canopy," OVERview
Sunday, December 25, 2022
A visit to this exhibition full of enormous exhibits will reveal that I have included 261 examples of items beginning with the letter E.
— Mike Wilks, The Ultimate Alphabet
Saturday, December 24, 2022
EXPERTS: 90% OF ONLINE CONTENT WILL BE AI-GENERATED BY 2026
— Article headline via @sebastianstudio
Friday, December 23, 2022
Almost all artists are sincere about what they do. But keep in mind what Oscar Wilde said: "All bad poetry is sincere."
Thursday, December 22, 2022
— Cursive on a framed plank of wood in the workshop
Wednesday, December 21, 2022
It doesn't matter what you meant.
— The jock kid to Spielberg after the ditch day movie was shown to the class, The Fabelmans
Tuesday, December 20, 2022
In 2009, when Chinese authorities blocked access to several websites, he took to his personal blog to voice his disapproval, according to a Wall Street Journal profile. “Go out and wear a T-shirt supporting Google,” he wrote. “If you block the internet, I’ll write what I want to say on my clothes.”
— Alex W. Palmer, "How TikTok Became a Diplomatic Crisis," The New York Times Magazine
Monday, December 19, 2022
We went to a book printing factory and learned something mind-blowing
books with sprayed edges are all done by hand
Sunday, December 18, 2022
Argentina’s third World Cup title — the first in 36 years — has generated a rare moment of euphoria for a country battered by near 100% inflation and facing months of economic and political uncertainty.
Saturday, December 17, 2022
She's tuckin into a piece of that cake there guys. Got her little paws on it. Bless her.
— @martincritchlow on Mrs. Jingles
Friday, December 16, 2022
In conditions like that, as Cyprien documented, if you take spaghetti or eggs outside, they'll become pieces of stone in under a minute.
— @vice Instagram caption for series of photos by Cyprien Verseux and Carmen Possnig via @emily_elsie
Thursday, December 15, 2022
That's what all the poeple say.
— Frank Sinatra, "That's Life"
Wednesday, December 14, 2022
If you're afraid of everything, you know, you're basically overwhelmed. But if you start educating yourself as far as specifically what to prioritize as far as what to worry about, in a war zone, working, protecting somebody, you know. You're not looking at everybody's faces, you're just looking at their hands, because that's what's gonna kill you. You know, that's an example of focalizing, you know, what you're paranoid and what you're afraid of.
— Ed Calderon, "Ed Calderon: Mexican Drug Cartels | Lex Fridman Podcast #346"
Tuesday, December 13, 2022
A SUPERFLUOUS ILLUSTRATION OF HELLGATE BRIDGE!
— New York Review of Architecture #32
Monday, December 12, 2022
Ford also blamed economic paralysis on a faulty understanding of money and its proper function in the economy. He relentlessly insisted that Americans confused money with wealth. Though money needed to circulate freely in order to facilitate the buying and selling of goods, he admitted, it had no intrinsic value. “Money... may represent wealth, but it is not wealth itself.” Ford wrote.
— Steven Watts, The People's Tycoon: Henry Ford and the American Century