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“Everything is nothing, with a twist.” - Kurt Vonnegut, Slaughter-house Five

“Everything is nothing, with a twist.” - Kurt Vonnegut, Slaughter-house Five

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Tomorrow: Jeff Daniels

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Tomorrow: Jeff Daniels

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"Getting even is one great reason for writing."

William Gass, The Art of Fiction No. 65 (via theparisreview)

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The 25 most used passwords on the internet.

wired:

nedhepburn:

  • password
  • 123456
  • 12345678
  • 1234
  • qwerty
  • 12345
  • dragon
  • pussy
  • baseball
  • football
  • letmein
  • 696969
  • abc123
  • mustang
  • michael
  • shadow
  • master
  • jennifer
  • 111111
  • 2000
  • jordan
  • superman
  • harley
  • 1234567

Seems legit.

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historical-nonfiction:

The word “sideburns” comes from the name of Ambrose Burnside, a Union General during the U.S. Civil War, who was an aficionado of the peculiar style.

historical-nonfiction:

The word “sideburns” comes from the name of Ambrose Burnside, a Union General during the U.S. Civil War, who was an aficionado of the peculiar style.

New Words? New Yorker Twitter contest asks readers to create new words

jaunder, meaning to take a leisurely stroll (from @DivaInTheGarden)

flirk, meaning to flirt without attraction, often as the result of boredom (from @jane286)

Vice-Precedent n. A compelling statement that prompts a superior into action. (from @proustian)

foodlum n. Someone who forcibly tries to take away your freedom to choose what you eat. (from @AHAfables)

expaffuicate v. To erase without trace. (from @francisannan)

needia n. Mass communications targeted at insecure people seeking ego reinforcement. (from @arisharp)

ummorage n. Excessive use of filler words when speaking. (from @edyssee)

Click through for some more really good ones:

Read more http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/culture/2012/06/questioningly-new-words-for-new-times.html#ixzz1x452LPcx

Chimerical

[ki-mer-i-kuhl]

Part of Speech:

adjective

Definition:

fabulous

Synonyms:

absurd, delusive, fanciful, fantastic, fictional, imaginary, mythical, unfounded, unreal, utopian, visionary, wild

"‘Sometimes,’ she said, ‘they threaten you with something something you can’t stand up to, can’t even think about. And then you say, “Don’t do it to me, do it to somebody else, do it to So-and-so.” And perhaps you might pretend, afterwards, that it was only a trick and that you just said it to make them stop and didn’t really mean it. But that isn’t true. At the time when it happens you do mean it. You think there’s no other way of saving yourself, and you’re quite ready to save yourself that way. You want it to happen to the other person. You don’t give a damn what they suffer. All you care about is yourself."

George Orwell, 1984 (via philphys)

(via philphys-deactivated20120616)

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Barrabas came to us by sea…

The first and last sentence of “The House of the Spirits” by Isabel Allende. My all time favorite author and definitely one of my all time favorite books. Such a great story and such a masterful writer to be able to bring her book full circle. Not too many writers can do that.

"Back at two o’clock in the Roi George corridor the beauty of Nicole had been to the beauty of Rosemary as the beauty of Leonardo’s girl was to that of the girl of an illustrator. Dick moved on through the rain, demoniac and frightened, the passions of many men inside him and nothing simple that he could see."

Tender is the Night
F. Scott Fitzgerald

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"Switzerland was an island, washed on one side by the waves of thunder around Gorizia and on another by the cataracts along the Somme and the Aisne"

Tender is the Night
F. Scott Fitzgerald

"After the lectures at the university he used to argue this point with a young Rumanian intellectual who reassured him: “There’s no evidence that Goethe ever had a ‘conflict’ in the modern sense, or a man like Jung, for instance. You’re not a romantic philosopher - you’re a scientist. Memory, force, character - especially good sense. That’s going to be your trouble - judgement about yourself…"

Tender is the Night

F. Scott Fitzgerald

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"Learnings (n): Word favored by consultant-types meaning “something learned.” Apparently, “lesson” wouldn’t do despite 500 years of continuous use in the English language."

Ouch, this is painfully good. The intent of MBA Jargon Watch is, according to its producer, “to elucidate, amuse, and gently mock users and consumers of management, business, and consulting jargon.” Or, as journalist Adam L Penenberg puts it, it’s a dictionary of management speak that’s “absolutely awesome in every way.” (via thoughtyoushouldseethis)

"Wife’s screaming to her husband can be compared to radiation, her agitated state to radioactivity and the wife herself to radioactive material."

The Japan Atomic Energy Agency, explaining nuclear power on its website. An official later said: ”We would like to apologize for creating unpleasant feelings.” (via officialssay)

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bettafish-resistance

yesssssss!

yesss somebody finally made a photo set of this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

this is a good gif set

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