I tell ya, that’s why I get the little money.
— Building mail guy on predicting the timing of an elevator.
Like mint,
Has a square stem.
— Poem sent as a text from a collage friend
Scanlan writes on the website that the Society was formed as a response to the “rather precious intellectual scaffolding [that] has come to almost completely encase the memory of [Broodthaers’s] work—a mandarin discourse that, to us, is at odds with his trademark irreverence and annihilating wit.”
— Ben Davis, “Artist Joe Scanlan Is Renting Out a Marcel Broodthaers-Themed Airbnb”
I didn’t want to be rude.
— Sid the Kid on putting limoncello in his water
Yea, you’ve got a full day.
— Jason
Such as this one, Robert Slimbach’s Minion
— Robert Bringhurst, The Elements of Typographic Style
Spoken like a true father.
— Lou (from Coral)
What is it?
A juried competition for writers, illustrators, editors, publishers, and printers of miniature books. You need not be a member of the MBS to enter.
— http://www.mbs.org/competition.html
Beef Bou-rguig-non!
— Lily
I can’t eat without media.
— Apple watch wearing anti-capitalist at Jamo’s house
A child can’t hide or play among the legs of furniture like that.
— Paul Goodman, The Open Look
The open look of animals and infants is not philosophical; it is full of potential energy. I would not call their open look curiosity. It is a kind of disinterested voracity.
— The Open Look
“I am going to be the greatest jobs president that God ever created,” vowed Mr. Trump, adding that he would “knock the hell out of ISIS,” or the Islamic State.
— Patrick Healy and Jonathan Martin, “Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders Win in New Hampshire Primary,” The New York Times
A telling anecdote: A friend of mine grew up in a geodesic dome in North Carolina. She liked to tell the story of the escalating paranoia provoked by a teenage LSD experiment in a house with no corners. In a geodesic space designed for maximum domestic efficiency, there is no place to hide. It’s an extreme example, but it underscores the limits of Fuller’s emphasis on geometry and performance. Performance implies optimization for one thing at a time and may not account for the full range of human experience. Contrast that to Kahn's observation that “architecture must have bad spaces as well as good spaces.”
— Stan Allen, “Postscript: R. Buckminster Fuller and Louis I. Kahn” in R. Buckminster Fuller World Man
What are you drinking? Tea!? Tea is boring. I hate tea and I hate reading.
— Lily
It can be argued that many deaths are inconveniently scheduled.
— James F. O’Gorman, ““Either in Books or Architecture:” Bertram Grosvenor Goodie in the Nineties,” American Architects and Their Books, 1840-1915
I think I’m hungry for knowledge but I’m satiating it with Total.
— Lily on cereal snacking
Procrastination may also give you some status. After all, its only very lucky or very wealthy people who don’t have to work hard at things. If you procrastinate and take it easy, you may be saying, I’m a special kind of person-I’m one cut above the rest. I shouldn’t have to work hard and hustle. I deserve to play and have fun.
— David D. Burns, M.D. The Feeling Good Handbook
Bread and butter letter, also known as bagel and cream cheese.
— Sid the Kid on thank you note email subject line
Becoming the biggest small.
— Markus Dohle