OHNY: why i kept my LJ?/why college is great
Student: Wait so why is everyone switching to blue ray?
Professor: Because the film industry follows the porn industry. (pauses) That's the truth. That's where all the money is.
Student: (stares blankly)
Professor: What? It's a billion-dollar industry. I can't be the only guy who buys it.
Student: (stares horrified)
Professor: Fuck you. I have tenure.
--Tisch School of the Arts [Note: I smell shenanigans. First of all, the last line is definitely lifted from "Wonder Boys" and second of all, why does this prof have tenure and not Truong?)
So why is the babysitter an "ambivalent" figure in... →
Ditched kidlings for the service industry, because cocktails won’t up and break your heart.
Look, if I have a kid, everybody just… let’s put it this way. Uncle...– my mano Mario, at which point I laughed until I teared up into my coffee this morning
Kindles are the bane of my existence.
(via jesuisperdu) word to your mom. with very few exceptions, i go OFF on people re: machines KILLING THE PRINTED WORD.
The Jean Genie - David Bowie, sweets. GOOD...
Pandora conspires with niteowlfever to make me...
The Decemberists: The Bagman's Gambit
Modest Mouse: Out of Gas
The Shins: Girl Sailor
Tarkio: Annabelle Leigh
Modest Mouse: Baby Blue Sedan
Death Cab For Cutie: Brothers on a Hotel Bed
Modest Mouse: The World At Large (!!!)
Interpol: Evil (hey who's on fire?)
Neutral Milk Hotel: Communist Daughter (okay, it COULD have been Aeroplane over the Sea)
The Decemberists: Red Right Ankle
Elliot Smith: Alameda
(you will find parts of this on mix CD's littering this country, friends)
This is the story of your red right ankle.– The Decemberists (on my Pandora, makin’ me misty)
i finally found the knapsack or, is this guilt?
Alright. So. To be fair, it’s late, and you know what happens when night comes in—I get mad and full of rant. Rant. Oh, and Pandora DECIDES TO BE AWESOME. Tonight I go back to the school I attended from the 4th to the 8th grade, so, sure, junior high antics. It’s a private school. A Gifted private school. Let’s get it out there, let’s UNPACK MY MESSENGER BAG, please....
indierawk: The Clash - Train in Vain (DiscoTech...
(from July 2005)
(i found this scanning though old LJ entries, and yes, it is appropriate to shudder now) July Frontier Days. The Wall. The garage Wall. Trust again. A month to go. Mare’s on her own. Seattle and making fun of Ben Gibbard because he’s sad and old. Mad drunk birds. Rolling our own cigarettes. Jello Mold art. Walks and the rain. Viva Mexico Eggs! The Bike Gang. Costume Party. Kick the...
Haiku for July 30th, 2009
anaisescobar: I dressed like Wonder Woman in bed; your plane was invisible, too! first of all, i SNERKED. second of all, that reminds me of a great joke. third of all, you put all those amazing haikus into a book, and i could market it to youth EVERYWHERE. think about it.
(originally from 2/25/2008)
(looking up modest mouse lyrics on the cover of a moleskine, which is from EUROPE, and then reading old notes, and what good does that do except the lyrics to “december” were in there and i feel like typing it for posterity) -Later- Dover/Kent customs so nervous and don’t know why. The anonymous sterile Kafkaesque white room with all of us in line, passports in hand. or maybe...
holy god, i forgot all about this song, i'm sorry... →
Before then we had made a wish that we would be missed—if one or another...– Little Motel, Modest Mouse (cue: waterworks)
G.S. will always end up on tumblr
Me: What is this beard bullshit? No-Grow.... summer?
Graham: Man, you really hate beards.
Me: Look, it's nothing personal. I don't hate them.
Graham: What about his? (roommate)
Me: His is... tolerable.
horoscope thursday, homeskillet
TAURUS April 20-May 20 The best way to stay on top of things is to not let them get all tangled up. Prioritize your goals. Things are poised to go very well for you, so make the most of by wisely choosing where to put your energies, like the good earth sign you are. (psychic dream!) You’re primed to cancel a jinx in the coming days, Taurus. You could help someone (maybe even yourself)...
Why I Love Jezebel, Dirt Bag edition →
Because I don’t have to actually go read Perez Hilton (*retch*), to find out THIS AMAZING FACT: Dame Judi Dench was almost hit by a speeding taxi in London. The driver yelled, “You stupid cunt!” and she replied, ” That’s Dame Cunt to you!” [Perez Hilton]
free agency > tenure track
Truong (via phone, re: upcoming show): Hee hee. It's called Candyland.
Me: Look, you're just going to change the name again before we talk.
Truong: What was it called before?
Me: You didn't have a show before, I was making a point! [sigh] Why's it called Candyland?
Truong: Because it's full of colorful imagery and PORNOGRAPHY. I'm gonna make lollipops to hand out with naked wrappers.
I forget what’s real. I mix up details of what happened with what I...– With Lorenzo at the Center of the Universe, el Zocalo, Mexico City, Sandra Cisneros
Wednesday bike music time! Spoon, cos it’s...
for some reason this morning I up at just after 6 and there is nothing getting me back into bed. elvis costello is in my head and i start to think about allison and then i’m writing poems in my head about allison and also singing and really, really, really jonesing for some coffee. bike day! i’ve left a queue, kidlings. bisoubisoubisou.
midnight first drafts : 2
So, it must be a terrible God to grant this eyes so beautiful, irises mirroring holding to grow into th ebody, they were birds round, hooded, slashing up at corners, perpetual smile half sneer, interest — hieroglyphic beaks lash, lid, a curve that meant listen this honest gift, and shield, and leak proof that reflections are never honest. II To be a king takes collection, stoc of...
langer: Nancy Sinatra, “Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me...
Why Little J = every teenage girl, sorry →
1. What teenage girl isn’t forced into something? Ballet, good manners, soccer, scholastic bowl, virgin/whore complexes, motherhood, onlychildhood? Count the moments you wanted an out and get back to me. 2. High school boring? It is! Thinking specialized subjects are useless? Hi. Welcome to cutting class 101. 3. Yeah, yeah, yeah, that’s a surprise. Because most 16 year old girls...
The crabbed door suctions open. Teenagers stomp up through it, big kids in...– Veronica, by Mary Gaitskill
Tuesday… meaning time for THE CLASH. Today I...
there’s a front moving in right now and i hear it and listen to bon iver (“with your eyes all painted natural blue” mine are painted brown some days some days green) and want to be out in it out with this kalimoxo with this bad blood with the tobacco and stained fingers and want out want out want out.
Fuck the DSM revisions. →
The most careless girl in the class had the most exquisite body, the constant...– The Most Careless Girl in the Class Had the Most Exquisite Body, Erica Ehrenberg, via Slate.com
why I love Jezebel (Monday edition) →