An Existential Life: "Paper Towns" by John Green (pages 57-58)


“Here’s what’s not beautiful about it: from here, you can’t see the rust or the cracked paint or whatever, but you can tell what the place really is. You see how fake it all is. It’s not even hard enough to be made out of plastic. It’s a paper town. I mean look at it, Q: look at all those…

Oh, so you’re familiar with my hometown?

Mr. Scott Davis's Internet Place: 2 friends of ours were stabbed at Montana and Echo Park last night. Please read.



Two friends of ours were out last night and were on their way home. On MONTANA and ECHO PARK they were approached by a man (possibly 2?) who is described as a gang member. He began yelling at them and calling them “faggots” and saying really awful homophobic…

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“Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot has become a perfect allegory for today’s globalised world. Always on our guard, we expect something exceptional to happen at any time of day or night, and the absurd fascination with this shapeless possibility binds us to social networks with all the force of affective attachment Freud termed “cathexis”. We intuitively know that the event will arrive by email, in a text message or in a tweet, each of them potentially unheard-of, life-changing, radically new.”

Michael Marder is Ikerbasque Research Professor of Philosophy at the University of the Basque Country, Vitoria-Gasteiz. He is the author of The Event of the Thing: Derrida’s Post-Deconstructive Realism (2009),Groundless Existence: The Political Ontology of Carl Schmitt (2010) and numerous articles in phenomenology, political philosophy, and environmental thought. His most recent book, Plant-Thinking: A Philosophy of Vegetal Life will be published later this year. His website is

from aljazeera english, and probably the most astute thing anyone’s ever said about tweets/texts/et al/OMG

we spent the day with a mama elephant and her baby, bad boy.  here’s them in a river.

so … jezebel

is a less a place for “feminists” and more a place for mean girls to criticize women’s appearances and life choices?  k.  just checking.



From the room in which Remedial Chaos Theory was broken by Chris McKenna and writers.  I’m sorry, that’s not accurate.  The room in which Chris McKenna and writers were broken by Remedial Chaos Theory.  Thank you so much for your patience and sacrifices, guys.

Well this is awful

well, at least the comments are a stream of hateful, misogynist vitriol.



Dear everyone involved with this article,

Did you even watch the Emmy’s this year??? Specifically the category for Lead Female in a Comedy? There’s room for everyone, even if we aren’t all a sexually aggressive/rude/domineering nymphomaniac. Which apparently is the funniest thing to be?

the worst thing is that a woman wrote this article. this quote makes me feel bite-y:

The mentality that funny and sexy can’t go together is on its way out, because trying to be sexy is pretty damn funny!”

really, there was a mentality that funny and sexy can’t go together? i thought the conventional wisdom was that funny and sexy kinda have to go together when you’re a woman and you want to be on television, unless you’re asking people to laugh AT you instead of WITH you. didn’t tina fey have to lose like 40 pounds to move from behind the camera on SNL? i’m so tired of this meme that being super sexy is somehow empowering. if it’s a requirement, it’s not empowering.
also, trying to be sexy isn’t funny.




everything i love in one tumblr.

everything i love in one tumblr.

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