Monday, July 12, 2021
AI39 PRINTED and CENSORED in CHINA: In October 2020, in the days leading up to the press run for this book, a Chinese government authority ordered production be shut down at the printing plant in mainland China unless five "offending" images by five illustrators that contained Chinese subject matter were removed. In order to get production up and running again, and include ALL images, we planned a work-around with the printer based in Hong Kong to print the censored images and secretly place them into the book as loose inserts. While complicit, and without comment, the absense of imagery on five pages in this book is our only action of protest and dissent.
— Note with American Illustration 39 book
Sunday, July 11, 2021
Very little of it's about hunting, but it puts it in context, and it goes 'nah that's not just a hilbilly out shootin stuff.' This guy has dedicated his life to this. This is a very thoughtful process. This is guy, not just his life, his dad's life, and his dad's life before him was dedicated. I mean these guys made a decision, this is going to be a big part of our life boys, we're going to be hunters. And it affected their careers, affected their familys, it affected, how many kids had. They, I mean, you know just like the implications of choosing a lifestyle is so big, and that's what I think is profoud about hunting and that's what I'm interested in, is because I love to hunt, like I cannot erase that for me. Like, I do love to hunt but, I am very intersted in how hunting actually affectd my life. How it impacts the character of my children, how it impacts the sanctity of my marriage. I mean I'm kind of going out there but I'm being serious. Like, I think that what we choose to dedicate our life to has the opportunity to make us better and impact our character, and it's just a big story man.
— Clay Newcomb, "The Joe Rogan Experience #1674 - Clay Newcomb"
Saturday, July 10, 2021
ART IN STONE
— Permanent advertisment on gravestone
Friday, July 9, 2021
Wasn't Woody made out of cloth?
— Nate, "For the Children," Ted Lasso
Thursday, July 8, 2021
If you do the whole program, you end up with up to a file cabinet full of pre-clear folders on notations about your life, your thoughts, and your considerations about your life. It's the most intimate detail.
— Mark Rathbun, Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief
Wednesday, July 7, 2021
Despite the efforts of archaeologists to uncover the rubbish dumps and workshops that reveal the daily lives of ordinary citizens, it is the abundant written record and imposing edifices left behind by the pharaohs that coninue to dominate our view of ancient Egyptian history. In the face of such powerful testimonies, perhaps it is not surprising that we are inclined to take the texts and monuments at face value.
— Toby Wilkinson, The Rise and Fall of Ancient Egypt
Tuesday, July 6, 2021
The kind of cultural container you build around it.
— Michael Pollan, "The Joe Rogan Experience #1678 - Michael Pollan"
Monday, July 5, 2021
The notion that the US in "stolen land" is like saying the ocean is wet.
Sunday, July 4, 2021
If she moved rapidly she could out sail news of the fiasco.
— Stacy Schiff, Cleopatra
Saturday, July 3, 2021
President Richard Nixon was undone by his attempts to conceal and excise the official record. Mr. Rumsfeld knew better by the time he was serving under Mr. Nixon’s successor. The trick was to marginalize the record, to litter it with so many contradictions that a rebuttal to any future historian could always be found. His memos (known as “yellow perils” in the Nixon administration and “snowflakes” under Ford) would pile up in drifts, disguising the underlying historical landscape. It’s a level of genius that has not been acknowledged in the press — the founder of the Freedom of Information Act is the guy who figured out how to render it almost totally worthless.
— Errol Morris, "Donald Rumsfeld’s Fog of Memos," The New York Times
Friday, July 2, 2021
The American Religion manifests itself as an information anxiety, but that seems to me a better definition of nearly all religion than the attempts to see faith as a compulsive neurosis or as a drug. It is neither obsessive nor intoxicating to ask, "Where were we?" and "Where are we journeying?"; or best of all, "What makes us free?"
— Harold Bloom, The American Religion
Thursday, July 1, 2021
WHAT IS THIS? A CENTER FOR RANTS?
Wednesday, June 30, 2021
Oh my god, I feel sick to my stomach that he had to do that.
— Lily on a bird flying out of the nest for the first time in a YouTube video
Tuesday, June 29, 2021
I wish I spent less time worrying.
— Lily's answer to the joke question painted on a shell, "What did the pirate say on his eightieth birthday?"
Monday, June 28, 2021
Page 178 of 178
— Word document
Sunday, June 27, 2021
I believe they have more than two eyes.
— Kid on horseshoe crabs
Saturday, June 26, 2021
Not a junk cone.
Friday, June 25, 2021
From the Nile he extracts a salted, imported Black Sea herring.
— Stacy Schiff, Cleopatra
Thursday, June 24, 2021
Fresh Handmade Spaghetti in a Bag
Wednesday, June 23, 2021
During the illness, she said, she had "Genuine revelations of the Will of God." She believed she had died and was reborn as the Publick Universal Friend. No longer would she use the name Jemima Wilkinson.
— Jemima Wilkinson exhibit wall text