pieces of string

wholetonemylk:

composersdoingnormalshit:

Olivier Messiaen looking into Iannis Xenakis’ pocket.

<3 <3
Jul 24

wholetonemylk:

composersdoingnormalshit:

Olivier Messiaen looking into Iannis Xenakis’ pocket.

<3 <3

Jul 24

musicalandacademicblunderings:

Johnny Galecki, regarding rumors about him being gay.

I know I’ve reblogged this before, but I’ll do it again now, and probably again in the future. This right here is what I talk about often. By defending yourself as a straight person, you are adding to the negativity tacked onto the idea of being a gay person. Let’s try to remember this!

(Source: hurricane-)

Jul 22

(Source: tea-bag-lungs, via mchakrabarti)

Jul 18

micdotcom:

Artist recreates his childhood doodles 20 years later

In his series “Kiddie Arts,” Telmo Pieper took his old doodles and used Photoshop to digitally recreate them in a realistic style. While the pictures still look bizarre and fantastical, it’s fascinating to see the two versions — one by a child and one by an adult — side by side.

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Jul 18

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Jul 4

Paradise Lost, Ed Freeman

(Source: faithistorment.com, via npr)

"At some point you just have to let go of what you thought should happen and live in what is happening."

- Unknown (via creatingaquietmind)

(Source: psych-facts, via niaforshort)

Jul 4
loverofbeauty:

Michael Borremans  (2013)
Jul 2

loverofbeauty:

Michael Borremans  (2013)

Jul 2

englishsnow:

 coolhandluke

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Jun 30

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hellogiggles:

AMAZING PHOTOSHOP PROJECT REVEALS BEAUTY STANDARDS AROUND THE WORLD
by Margaret Eby
http://ift.tt/1rE0KYc
Jun 26

hellogiggles:

AMAZING PHOTOSHOP PROJECT REVEALS BEAUTY STANDARDS AROUND THE WORLD

by Margaret Eby

http://ift.tt/1rE0KYc

"It’s always surprising to me how many young women think they have to be perfect. I rarely meet a young man who doesn’t think he already is."

- Hillary Clinton speaking at Simmons Leadership Conference (via femininefreak)

(via mchakrabarti)

Jun 24
araknesharem:

5th c Mosaic Detail in the Church of St Nicholas, Demre, Turkey by Catherine Mortensen on Flickr.
Jun 24

araknesharem:

5th c Mosaic Detail in the Church of St Nicholas, Demre, Turkey by Catherine Mortensen on Flickr.

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Jun 24

(Source: inspirationlane, via niaforshort)

"I was shooting heroin and reading “The Fountainhead” in the front seat of my privately owned police cruiser when a call came in. I put a quarter in the radio to activate it. It was the chief. “Bad news, detective. We got a situation.” “What? Is the mayor trying to ban trans fats again?” “Worse. Somebody just stole four hundred and forty-seven million dollars’ worth of bitcoins.” The heroin needle practically fell out of my arm. “What kind of monster would do something like that? Bitcoins are the ultimate currency: virtual, anonymous, stateless. They represent true economic freedom, not subject to arbitrary manipulation by any government. Do we have any leads?” “Not yet. But mark my words: we’re going to figure out who did this and we’re going to take them down … provided someone pays us a fair market rate to do so.” “Easy, chief,” I said. “Any rate the market offers is, by definition, fair.” He laughed. “That’s why you’re the best I got, Lisowski. Now you get out there and find those bitcoins.” “Don’t worry,” I said. “I’m on it.” I put a quarter in the siren. Ten minutes later, I was on the scene. It was a normal office building, strangled on all sides by public sidewalks. I hopped over them and went inside. “Home Depot™ Presents the Police!®” I said, flashing my badge and my gun and a small picture of Ron Paul. “Nobody move unless you want to!” They didn’t. “Now, which one of you punks is going to pay me to investigate this crime?” No one spoke up. “Come on,” I said. “Don’t you all understand that the protection of private property is the foundation of all personal liberty?” It didn’t seem like they did. “Seriously, guys. Without a strong economic motivator, I’m just going to stand here and not solve this case. Cash is fine, but I prefer being paid in gold bullion or autographed Penn Jillette posters.” Nothing. These people were stonewalling me. It almost seemed like they didn’t care that a fortune in computer money invented to buy drugs was missing. I figured I could wait them out. I lit several cigarettes indoors. A pregnant lady coughed, and I told her that secondhand smoke is a myth. Just then, a man in glasses made a break for it. “Subway™ Eat Fresh and Freeze, Scumbag!®” I yelled. Too late. He was already out the front door. I went after him. “Stop right there!” I yelled as I ran. He was faster than me because I always try to avoid stepping on public sidewalks. Our country needs a private-sidewalk voucher system, but, thanks to the incestuous interplay between our corrupt federal government and the public-sidewalk lobby, it will never happen. I was losing him. “Listen, I’ll pay you to stop!” I yelled. “What would you consider an appropriate price point for stopping? I’ll offer you a thirteenth of an ounce of gold and a gently worn ‘Bob Barr ‘08’ extra-large long-sleeved men’s T-shirt!” He turned. In his hand was a revolver that the Constitution said he had every right to own. He fired at me and missed. I pulled my own gun, put a quarter in it, and fired back. The bullet lodged in a U.S.P.S. mailbox less than a foot from his head. I shot the mailbox again, on purpose. “All right, all right!” the man yelled, throwing down his weapon. “I give up, cop! I confess: I took the bitcoins.” “Why’d you do it?” I asked, as I slapped a pair of Oikos™ Greek Yogurt Presents Handcuffs® on the guy. “Because I was afraid.” “Afraid?” “Afraid of an economic future free from the pernicious meddling of central bankers,” he said. “I’m a central banker.” I wanted to coldcock the guy. Years ago, a central banker killed my partner. Instead, I shook my head. “Let this be a message to all your central-banker friends out on the street,” I said. “No matter how many bitcoins you steal, you’ll never take away the dream of an open society based on the principles of personal and economic freedom.” He nodded, because he knew I was right. Then he swiped his credit card to pay me for arresting him."

- (via fishmech)

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Jun 23