January 26, 2013
"If you worship money and things — if they are where you tap real meaning in life — then you will never have enough. Never feel you have enough. It’s the truth. Worship your own body and beauty and sexual allure and you will always feel ugly, and when time and age start showing, you will die a million deaths before they finally plant you. On one level, we all know this stuff already — it’s been codified as myths, proverbs, clichés, bromides, epigrams, parables: the skeleton of every great story. The trick is keeping the truth up-front in daily consciousness. Worship power — you will feel weak and afraid, and you will need ever more power over others to keep the fear at bay. Worship your intellect, being seen as smart — you will end up feeling stupid, a fraud, always on the verge of being found out."

David Foster Wallace (via explore-blog)

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November 10, 2012
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Truth from Bukowski, who knew a thing or two about the meat of creativity. 

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Truth from Bukowski, who knew a thing or two about the meat of creativity

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October 2, 2012
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Beautiful animation introducing South Africa’s new Nelson Mandela banknotes. Each banknote features a key moment in Madiba’s life.

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Beautiful animation introducing South Africa’s new Nelson Mandela banknotes. Each banknote features a key moment in Madiba’s life.

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September 25, 2012
"This is what the real, no-bullshit value of your liberal arts education is supposed to be about: how to keep from going through your comfortable, prosperous, respectable adult life dead, unconscious, a slave to your head and to your natural default setting of being uniquely, completely, imperially alone day in and day out."

— Revisiting David Foster Wallace’s This Is Water on the fourth anniversary of the beloved literary hero’s death. (via explore-blog)

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September 25, 2012
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My Struggle – Salvador Dalí’s creative credo, Illustrated by artist Molly Crabapple

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My StruggleSalvador Dalí’s creative credo, Illustrated by artist Molly Crabapple

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August 11, 2012
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Every Harry Potter chapter illustration ever, in a single poster.

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Every Harry Potter chapter illustration ever, in a single poster.

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July 25, 2012
"Those persons who have risen to eminence in arts, letters or sciences have frequently possessed considerable knowledge of subjects outside their own sphere of activity."

An Anatomy of Inspiration (via explore-blog)

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July 12, 2012

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A history of rock’n’roll in 100 riffs, in a single take. They are:

1 Mr. Sandman - Chet Atkins

2 Folsom Prison Blues - Johnny Cash

3 Words of Love - Buddy Holly

4 Johnny B Goode - Chuck Berry

5 Rumble - Link Wray

6 Summertime Blues - Eddie Cochran

7 Pipeline - The Chantays

8 Miserlou - Dick Dale

9 Wipeout - Surfaris

10 Daytripper - The Beatles

11 Can’t Explain - The Who

12 Satisfaction - The Rolling Stones

13 Purple Haze - Jimi Hendrix

14 Black Magic Woman - Santana

15 Helter Skelter - The Beatles

16 Oh Well - Fleetwood Mac

17 Crossroads - Cream

18 Communication Breakdown - Led Zeppelin

19 Paranoid - Black Sabbath

20 Fortunate Sun - Creedence Clearwater Revival

21 Funk 49 - James Gang

22 Immigrant Song - Led Zeppelin

23 Bitch - Rolling Stones

24 Layla - Derek and the Dominos

25 School’s Out - Alice Cooper

26 Smoke on the Water - Deep Purple

27 Money - Pink Floyd

28 Jessica - Allman Brothers

29 La Grange - ZZ Top

30 20th Century Boy - T. Rex

31 Scarlet Begonias - Grateful Dead

32 Sweet Home Alabama - Lynyrd Skynyrd

33 Walk This Way - Aerosmith

34 Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen

35 Stranglehold - Ted Nugent

36 Boys Are Back in Town - Thin Lizzy

37 Don’t Fear the Reaper - Blue Oyster Cult

38 Carry on My Wayward Son - Kansas

39 Blitzkreig Bop - The Ramones

40 Barracuda - Heart

41 Runnin’ with the Devil - Van Halen

42 Sultans of Swing - Dire Straits

43 Message in a Bottle - The Police

44 Hey Hey, My My (Into the Black) - Neil Young

45 Back in Black - AC/DC

46 Crazy Train - Ozzy Osbourne

47 Spirit of Radio - Rush

48 Pride and Joy - Stevie Ray Vaughan

49 Owner of a Lonely Heart - Yes

50 Holy Diver - Dio

51 Beat It - Michael Jackson

52 Hot For Teacher - Van Halen

53 What Difference Does It Make - The Smiths

54 Glory Days - Bruce Springsteen

55 Money For Nothing - Dire Straits

56 You Give Love a Bad Name - Bon Jovi

57 The One I Love - REM

58 Where the Streets Have No Name - U2

59 Welcome to the Jungle - Guns N’ Roses

60 Sweet Child ‘O Mine - Guns N’ Roses

61 Girls, Girls, Girls - Motley Crue

62 Cult of Personality -Living Colour

63 Kickstart My Heart - Motley Crue

64 Running Down a Dream - Tom Petty

65 Pictures of Matchstick Men - Camper Van Beethoven

66 Thunderstruck - AC/DC

67 Twice as Hard - Black Crowes

68 Cliffs of Dover - Eric Johnson

69 Enter Sandman - Metallica

70 Man in the Box - Alice in Chains

71 Smells Like Teen Spirit - Nirvana

72 Give it Away - Red Hot Chili Peppers

73 Even Flow - Pearl Jam

74 Outshined - Soundgarden

75 Killing in the Name - Rage Against the Machine

76 Sex Type Thing - Stone Temple Pilots

77 Are You Gonna Go My Way - Lenny Kravitz

78 Welcome to Paradise - Green Day

79 Possum Kingdom - Toadies

80 Say it Ain’t So - Weezer

81 Zero - Smashing Pumpkins

82 Monkey Wrench - Foo Fighters

83 Sex and Candy - Marcy Playground

84 Smooth - Santana

85 Scar Tissue - Red Hot Chili Peppers

86 Short Skirt, Long Jacket - Cake

87 Turn a Square - The Shins

88 Seven Nation Army - White Stripes

89 Hysteria - Muse

90 I Believe in a Thing Called Love - The Darkness

91 Blood and Thunder - Mastadon

92 Are You Gonna Be My Girl - Jet

93 Reptilia - The Strokes

94 Take Me Out - Franz Ferdinand

95 Float On - Modest Mouse

96 Blue Orchid - White Stripes

97 Boulevard of Broken Dreams - Green Day

98 Steady As She Goes - The Raconteurs

99 I Got Mine - Black Keys

100 Cruel - St. Vincent

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July 9, 2012
"Cool – its earliest slang meaning dates to 1728, to describe large sums of money, a usage still in circulation. It started to mean ‘calmly audacious’ in 1825, and ‘fashionable’ in 1933."

Flavorwire tracks down the origins of “cool” and other famous slang words. They missed “fun” (1699), “pop” (1862), and “hipster” (1941), as well as “snark” (1874, courtesy of Lewis Carroll). (via explore-blog)

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May 9, 2012
I’ve read five of these (3, 4, 6, 7, 10)
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The 10 most read rooks in the world, based on some possibly dubious data but nonetheless interesting. 
Also see 125 famous authors’ selections for the best books of all time.

I’ve read five of these (3, 4, 6, 7, 10)

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The 10 most read rooks in the world, based on some possibly dubious data but nonetheless interesting. 

Also see 125 famous authors’ selections for the best books of all time.

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