For Reasons Opaque To Me

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Boo, I think I no longer believe in monsters as faces in the floor or feral infants or vampires or whatever. I think at seventeen now I believe the only real monsters might be the type of liars where there’s simply no way to tell. The ones who give nothing away."
“But then how do you know they’re monsters, then?”
“That’s the monstrosity right there, Boo, I’m starting to think.”
“Golly Ned.”
“That they walk among us. Teach our children. Inscrutable. Brass-faced.

- David Foster Wallace, Infinite Jest

I'm About To Do A Weird Thing

edwardspoonhands:

There are three important ingredients to a good video…the writing, the performance, and the editing. Now, of course, lots of videos have those things blend together…sometimes I write while I film and sometimes while I edit (deciding to put stuff on screen or cut things (cutting is a huge part of…

Everything is temporary.

- 3 words that completely changed my life once I fully accepted them (via r2—d2)

(Source: lunacrystals)


Give Me SOme Fresh Air by Ben Heine | Twitter | Website

Give Me SOme Fresh Air by Ben Heine | Twitter | Website

[…] almost nothing important that ever happens to you happens because you engineer it. Destiny has no beeper; destiny always leans trenchcoated out of an alley with some sort of ‘psst’ that you usually can’t even hear because you’re in such a rush to or from something important you’ve tried to engineer.

- David Foster Wallace, Infinite Jest (via acoustic-funeral)

(Source: divine-despair)

kenerics:

who the fuck is snapchatting in the serenghetti

(Source: hippopotalust)

radivs:

'Sunset in Farellones, Chile' by Andel Paulmann

radivs:

'Sunset in Farellones, Chile' by Andel Paulmann

Touch me without using your hands.

- Six Word Story (via h-o-r-n-g-r-y)

(Source: heartofthebitter-mindofapoet)

The mower stalled, twice; kneeling, I found
A hedgehog jammed up against the blades,
Killed. It had been in the long grass.

I had seen it before, and even fed it, once.
Now I had mauled its unobtrusive world
Unmendably. Burial was no help:

Next morning I got up and it did not.
The first day after a death, the new absence
Is always the same; we should be careful

Of each other, we should be kind
While there is still time.

- Philip Larkin, The Mower (via fishingboatproceeds)

What is the feeling when you’re driving away from people and they recede on the plain till you see their specks dispersing? - it’s the too-huge world vaulting us, and it’s good-by. But we lean forward to the next crazy venture beneath the skies.

- On The Road, Jack Kerouac (via h-o-r-n-g-r-y)

(Source: worn-in-perfection)

Infinite Jest, Page 187: “Just Outside”

erasinginfinite:

Found erasure poetry from David Foster Wallace's Infinite Jest by Jenni B. Baker

"Just Outside" - erasure poetry from page 187 of David Foster Wallace’s Infinite Jest

oatmeal:

New print.

Just do what you can.

oatmeal:

New print.

Just do what you can.

blossom-breeze:

cherrybam:

by: cherrybam; img: nicksaldana

That’s what I’m going to do!

blossom-breeze:

cherrybam:

by: cherrybam; img: nicksaldana

That’s what I’m going to do!

thehpalliance:

If you use YouTube, you need to know this.
You’ve heard all these rumblings about Net Neutrality over the past several months. Let’s get real: this is about controlling online video. It is estimated that by 2017, video content will account for 80-90% of all global Internet traffic.
This isn’t just about not being able to binge-watch a series on Netflix. It’s about the future of online video as we know it.
Whether your YouTube channel is home to daily vlogs, short films, or just that one video from when the cinnamon challenge seemed like a good idea, you’re a video creator. Your content and comments help shape this community. Let’s keep it that way.
Net Neutrality means that your YouTube videos reach people at the same speed as clips from last night’s episode of the Tonight Show. It means a level playing field for video creators looking to reach an audience. But new Net Neutrality rules could mess that up.
Here’s the deal: Telecommunications companies already charge us to access the Internet through our homes and our phones. New FCC rules could allow them to also charge content providers (like YouTube, Netflix, and even PBS) for access to our eyeballs. It could create a fast lane for Jimmy Fallon’s clips, and slow lane for your YouTube videos.
It is really important that the FCC understands that online video creators care about Net Neutrality. Even if you’ve only ever uploaded ONE VIDEO, you are a creator and you have a voice.
If you can, please add your channel to our petition. We’ll deliver this to the FCC in September and demonstrate that the online video community cares about this issue. 
Sign the petition, then spread the word.

thehpalliance:

If you use YouTube, you need to know this.

You’ve heard all these rumblings about Net Neutrality over the past several months. Let’s get real: this is about controlling online video. It is estimated that by 2017, video content will account for 80-90% of all global Internet traffic.

This isn’t just about not being able to binge-watch a series on Netflix. It’s about the future of online video as we know it.

Whether your YouTube channel is home to daily vlogs, short films, or just that one video from when the cinnamon challenge seemed like a good idea, you’re a video creator. Your content and comments help shape this community. Let’s keep it that way.

Net Neutrality means that your YouTube videos reach people at the same speed as clips from last night’s episode of the Tonight Show. It means a level playing field for video creators looking to reach an audience. But new Net Neutrality rules could mess that up.

Here’s the deal: Telecommunications companies already charge us to access the Internet through our homes and our phones. New FCC rules could allow them to also charge content providers (like YouTube, Netflix, and even PBS) for access to our eyeballs. It could create a fast lane for Jimmy Fallon’s clips, and slow lane for your YouTube videos.

It is really important that the FCC understands that online video creators care about Net Neutrality. Even if you’ve only ever uploaded ONE VIDEO, you are a creator and you have a voice.

If you can, please add your channel to our petition. We’ll deliver this to the FCC in September and demonstrate that the online video community cares about this issue.

Sign the petition, then spread the word.

It never occurred to him to ask her what sort of demeanor she preferred. He didn’t have to strategize or even scheme. Later he knew what the dread had been dread of. He hadn’t had to promise her anything, it turned out. It was all for free.

- David Foster Wallace, Infinite Jest