Mama, sing my favorite hymn
Where we make ploughshares from our swords
And the mason’s barber trims our Christmas tree
In the Oneness of our Lord
What grace surrounds!
What strange perfection!
Mama sing my favorite hymn
Remind me everyone is Him.
"You guys like The Twilight Zone?
Yeah, of course you do. Because you read graphic novels like the one you’re currently holding in your hands. And because The Twilight Zone is undeniably awesome.
Well, ladies and gentleman, you are about to read the most spectacular episode of The Twilight Zone that was never produced.
The Underwater Welder is written and illustrated by the staggeringly talented Jeff Lemire. I am deeply threatened by Jeff’s creativity, a fact mitigated only partially by the fact that he is Canadian and thus, inherently non-threatening.”
Damon Lindelof, introduction to The Underwater Welder by Jeff Lemire, February 2012
A pleasure is full grown only when it is remembered. You are speaking, Hmān, as if the pleasure were one thing and the memory another. It is all one thing….When you and I met, the meeting was over very shortly, it was nothing. Now it is growing something as we remember it. But still we know very little about it. What it will be when I remember it as I lie down to die, what it makes in me all my days till then — that is the real meeting. The other is only the beginning of it. You say you have poets in your world. Do they not teach you this?C.S. Lewis, Out of the Silent Planet, ch. 12
I’ve seen more people posting about others posting about Duck Dynasty than actual people posting about Duck Dynasty.
If you ignore socially constructed problems, they actually do go away.
And reality television is still terrible.
Tonight I watched @davidbazan do a house show. There is no end to the inspiration I get from watching him play.
You can’t solve a problem without illustrating it.
#4. Not Questioning Institutions
Why aren’t there more female investment bankers? Maybe it’s actually the same reason there aren’t more male investment bankers who aren’t insufferable alpha males — because investment banking is a gigantic fly trap for macho assholes and ideally nobody should be doing it. … This is of course in no way to suggest that efforts to reduce gender imbalances should cease, because there are going to be people of any gender who want to be investment bankers for whatever reason, and equality means all of them should by God have an equal chance at wasting their lives… The point is just to illustrate that what men do is automatically seen as desirable, as opposed to maybe asking if maybe something having no women in it maybe means it’s maybe bullshit maybe.
Winston Rowntree is a damn saint.