July252014
“I suppose I like the obits in the Times because they stand as a rebuke to the utopianism on view in so much of the rest of the paper, and in our culture at large—the conviction, so dear to progressives, that with just this policy, just that tax increase, with one more appropriation or this precise set of comprehensive regulations, the election of a different candidate or the invention of this cure or the distribution of a revolutionary serum or the revision of one more curriculum, the world will at last reach the cusp of a glorious consummation and the unending downward drag of entropy will be reversed. It is not possible, or should not be so for a reasonable man, to sustain such fancies in the face of an obituary” Andrew Ferguson; The Artist of the Obituary (via semper-spes-est)

(via semper-spes-est)

9PM
great Witt quote where I least expected it

great Witt quote where I least expected it

9PM
Fire 30 miles distant
People using Facebook to find homes for their cattle & horses

Fire 30 miles distant

People using Facebook to find homes for their cattle & horses

6PM
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Yes, the same companies that lecture us — loudly, repeatedly, sanctimoniously — that all God’s children are absolutely identical.
I’d like to know how politically correct Tumblr ranks…
And I’d like to force these companies to diversify — boardroom to coding cubicles, to reflect America’s demographics! — and so sabotage their own businesses.

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Yes, the same companies that lecture us — loudly, repeatedly, sanctimoniously — that all God’s children are absolutely identical.

I’d like to know how politically correct Tumblr ranks…

And I’d like to force these companies to diversify — boardroom to coding cubicles, to reflect America’s demographics! — and so sabotage their own businesses.

3PM
im-not-mine:

Thomas Cooper Gotch, Destiny, 1884.

im-not-mine:

Thomas Cooper Gotch, Destiny, 1884.

(via madamescherzo)

2PM
2PM
“I am not writing for scholars, but for people like myself…. [W]hat one must be guided by, scholar or no, is not particularized knowledge but one’s total harvest of thinking, feeling, living and observing human beings.” T.S. Eliot

(Source: onecosmos.blogspot.com)

2PM
2PM
HappyAcres gimp-shop!

HappyAcres gimp-shop!

12PM
Police militarization got real for me yesterday.
Driving Interstate 80, in the slow lane was an flashing escort car behind a wide load on a flatbed.
But it wasn’t a wide load on a flatbed; it was a huge self-propelled black war machine.  The escort car was labelled something like: “Vallejo Civilian Police Auxiliary”
Already normalized.

Police militarization got real for me yesterday.

Driving Interstate 80, in the slow lane was an flashing escort car behind a wide load on a flatbed.

But it wasn’t a wide load on a flatbed; it was a huge self-propelled black war machine.  The escort car was labelled something like: “Vallejo Civilian Police Auxiliary”

Already normalized.

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