Sleepz and Thinkz

Writer, musician, maker of things on the Internet.
Founder and curator of I Love Charts & I Love Old Magazines.
Music at Full Stop.

“If I am not mistaken, the heterogeneous pieces I have enumerated resemble Kafka; if I am not mistaken, not all of them resemble each other. The second fact is the more significant. In each of these texts we find Kafka’s idiosyncrasy to a greater or lesser degree, but if Kafka had never written a line, we would not perceive this quality; in other words, it would not exist. The poem “Fears and Scruples” by Browning foretells Kafka’s work, but our reading of Kafka perceptibly sharpens and deflects our reading of the poem. Browning did not read it as we do now. In the critics’ vocabulary, the word ‘precursor’ is indispensable, but it should be cleansed of all connotation of polemics or rivalry. The fact is that every writer creates his own precursors. His work modifies our conception of the past, as it will modify the future.”

– Borges

“there is a period near the beginning of every man’s life when he has little to cling to except his unmanageable dream, little to support him except good health, and nowhere to go but all over the place.”

E.B. White

mansplaining, but I rock with it

obitoftheday:

Joan Rivers (June 8, 1933 - September 4, 2014) onĀ The Ed Sullivan Show, April 23, 1967.

Because she was brilliant and cutting edge, and we forget that.

(Courtesy of The Ed Sullivan Show YouTube channel)

kelsium:

Everyone on the internet thinks that they are the last bastion of perfect satire and everyone else is a peat bog of false irony and misguided earnestness.