Our vision is that one day, music will be like voice mail…– Muve Music founder and SVP Jeff Toig (via thesmithian) A pain in the ass and practically obsolete? That’s… not good.
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You must write as if your parents are dead.– Philip Roth’s advice to Ian McEwan. “I knew just what he meant. You mustn’t worry about upsetting your parents.” OR: Roth was telling McEwan to write like Batman. (via mrmullin) That’s… very difficult. Both to actually take the advice and to treat it as if you were asked to be...
53 'Arrested Development' Jokes You Probably... →
11 Wonderful Words With No English Equivalent →
thedailyfeed: imnotthatkindofgirl: emphasisadded: Seigneur-terraces (French) Coffee shop dwellers who sit at tables a long time but spend little money. Ya’arburnee (Arabic) This word is the hopeful declaration that you will die before someone you love deeply, because you cannot stand to live without them. Literally, may you bury me. Schlimazel (Yiddish) Someone prone to bad luck....
The Secret Science of Memorable Movie Quotes →
jtotheizzoe: Yep, people get paid to research this kind of awesome stuff. A group from Cornell gathered important lines from over a thousand movies and asked people who hadn’t seen them to judge whether they were memorable, using some random dialogue as a control. Sure enough, the quotes that stick in our heads have common features. SImple ideas are expressed in simple ways, but they use odd...
We are simply praying and hoping that these young women and all these people...– Archpriest Maxim Kozlov • Making a backhanded plea of forgiveness to the Russian punk band Pussy Riot, who were sentenced to two years in prison for “hooliganism” after they disrupted a Moscow cathedral with an anti-Vladimir Putin “punk prayer” back in March, weeks before his re-election. The...
Dear Coquette: On fun sized advice. →
dearcoquette: Dear Coquette, I’m a 29 year old woman — am I way too old for a nose piercing? No, but you are way too old to be asking anyone’s permission to stick things into your stupid face. I don’t think you’re very nice. Thank you. Why is it that I know everything that’s wrong with me,…