"Coming," Jimmy Sommerville. Orlando soundtrack.

"Do You Feel What I Feel?," Rex the Dog (feat. Jamie McDermott of The Irrepressibles).

"Ghost," Mystery Skulls, Ghost.





An Octopus unscrewing a lid from the inside.

Octopuses are going to kill us all someday

I had a biology teacher that told us this story about an octopus at an aquarium in Australia. The staff were concerned because their population of crustaceans kept disappearing. No bodies or anything. So they checked the video feed to find out what’s up.

Across from the the crustacean tank was a small octopus tank. This little fucker squeezed out of a tiny hole at the top of his tank, walk across the hall, and get into the crustacean tank. He would then hunt and eat. After he was done, he crawled back out and get back in his tank

Here’s the kicker: security guards patrolled the area. The staff realized that the octopus had memorized the security’s routine. It would escape and be back between the guards’ round.

holy fucking shit

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The great Sarah, looking her very best — and her very best is indeed majestic, ever virile and ever fascinating — reposed queenlike on a sofa, a book in hand. For the celebrated tragédienne is one of those to whom an hour unoccupied would mean an hour wasted. The great impersonator of the “eternal feminine” intends to play Hamlet, not Ophelia. “Yes,” said Mme. Bernhardt, “the Prince of Wales wishes me to play Hamlet, or, rather, I ought to say his Royal Highness did me the honor to propose that I do so. I am delighted with my visit to London. J’adore les Anglais!

— from The New York Times archive.

"What Billie Holiday, Bill Evans, Fat Navarro, Charlie Parker, Basquiat, Janis Joplin, Jim Morrison, Kurt Cobain, Chet Baker, Philip Seymour Hoffman and so many others had in common is that their sensitivity showed through their art…. Seeing the world the way they did is a condition that is not supported by the status quo or merely successful careers. Stop blaming the dreamer for wanting to dream. For all we know their careers and lives may have ended much sooner if they hadn’t had found the crutches that eventually crippled them. The peace they felt in their highest moments is exactly what I wish them." - Saul Williams

It does not matter … how the people talk—or in what labyrinthine parentheses they let their unarriving language wander. They strongly and vividly exist, and they construct not a drama, perhaps, but a world, floating indeed in an obscure where it seems to have a solitary orbit, but to be as solidly palpable as any of the planets of the more familiar systems.

— William Dean Howells on Henry James.


Robert Sapolsky about his study of the Keekorok baboon troop from National Geographic’s Stress: Portrait of a Killer.

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Samantha Bee talks to Peter Schiff, financial commentator and CEO of Euro Pacific Capital Inc. 

"PAG - A Fragrance for All Creatures," dir. Roy Raz.

"Heroes (Aphex Twin Remix)," David Bowie & Philip Glass, 26 Mixes for Cash.

Vito Longshanks, Rebecca Handler. 2013. Giclée print.

Vito Longshanks, Rebecca Handler. 2013. Giclée print.


Jean-Baptiste Frederic Desmarais, (French 1756-1813), The Shepherd Paris, 1787, National Gallery of Canada


Jean-Baptiste Frederic Desmarais, (French 1756-1813), The Shepherd Paris, 1787, National Gallery of Canada