Thursday, October 21, 2021
Derek once asked if I was aware that a frog died when the Challenger exploded. Nope. It's true, he said: the pet frog of the son of the teacher who was supposed to go to space. Derek said he hoped the son had a new frog now. He said he knew how bad it feels to lose a pet. (tears)
Wednesday, October 20, 2021
Also, the conductors do love chocolate cake, so if anyone has a piece of chocolate cake on their table it is subject to the conductors taking a piece.
— Amtrak Conductor
Tuesday, October 19, 2021
I need to get a tattoo of that. I need to remember that death is just adjacent to life.
Monday, October 18, 2021
Your Ritual order at Thaitation (Jersey/Private Alley 925) has been accepted!
Sunday, October 17, 2021
Once something is going to be permanent everybody cares about it.
— David Antin, "Fine Furs," Critical Inquiry, Vol. 19, No. 1.
Saturday, October 16, 2021
Property is something that landscape architect and theorist James Corner would characterize as a “…phenomena that can only achieve visibility through representation rather than through direct experience.”
— Chris Lee, "This Was Written on Stolen Indigenous Land"
Friday, October 15, 2021
"He had adequate information about Jordan, but his information about Palestine was poor," al-Adel said. "We listened to him, but we did not argue, since we wanted to win him to our side."
— Joby Warrick, Black Flags: The Rise of ISIS
Thursday, October 14, 2021
Miss Baker's gravestone frequently has one or more bananas on top.
— Image Caption, "Miss Baker," Wikipedia
Wednesday, October 13, 2021
A German friend said part of the reason for their generous benefits was that the state hoped to protect itself from fascism, which is typically born from desperate economic straits. I think about that a lot.
— @alexanderchee reposted by @dannygargallo
Tuesday, October 12, 2021
just watching the last inning last run they got in YouTube brought tears to my eyes
— Lily in a text about the Red Sox
Monday, October 11, 2021
You needn't sit and wonder why, babe
— Elvis Presley, "Don't Think Twice, It's All Right"
Sunday, October 10, 2021
have u ever seen a slug in portrait mode
— Text in Lily's Instagram story with a poll of "YES" or "I HAVE"
Saturday, October 9, 2021
PREVENTS BAG COLLAPSES & TEARING
— LEAF & LAWN CHUTE™
Friday, October 8, 2021
Wouldn't be a Rosa house without it.
— Jonathan on jar of Peanut M&Ms
Thursday, October 7, 2021
But the meaning is not simply in those things, but it's in them insofar as they subvert our expecations, the expectations we brought to them which nobody has said anything about at all.
— Stuart Hall, "Representation and the Media"
Wednesday, October 6, 2021
Now what this means is in fact the process of representation has entered into the event itself. In a way, it doesn’t exist meaningfully until it has been represented, and to put that in a more high-falutin way is to say that representation doesn’t occur after the event; representation is constitutive of the event. It enters into the constitution of the object that we are talking about. It is part of the object itself; it is constitutive of it. It is one of its conditions of existence, and therefore representation is not outside the event, not after the event, but within the event itself; it is constitutive of it.
— Stuart Hall, "Representation and the Media"
Tuesday, October 5, 2021
The stacks have been moved to the old ice hockey arena while the Wallace is being remodeled.
Monday, October 4, 2021
I don't like to dwell on crits after the thing is made. I like to do in progress crits so the thing can change.
Sunday, October 3, 2021
The entire facility fell under the jurisdiction of the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command, located in Huntsville, Alabama. There, a lieutenant colonel named Tim Mango had responsibility for Kwajalein. This tickled Musk. “What are the odds?” he asked. “I sometimes wonder if it’s like Catch-22 where there’s somebody doing assignments for majors and colonels, and they said you know what would be funny? If we took Lieutenant Colonel Mango and put him in charge of a tropical island.”
— Eric Berger, Liftoff: Elon Musk and the Desperate Early Days That Launched SpaceX
Saturday, October 2, 2021
The material of a conventional monument is normally chosen to withstand the physical ravages of time, the assumption being that its memory will remain as everlasting as its form. But as Mumford has already suggested, the actual consequence of a memorial's unyielding fixedness in space is also its death over time: a fixed image created in one time and carried over into a new time suddenly appears archaic, strange, or irrelevant altogether.
— James E. Young, "The Counter-Monument: Memory against Itself in Germany Today"