Someone spammed me an H.L. Mencken quote this morning. Usually when the subject line is “FWD: Deal” I expect to find some crude language and a click here! link. Instead, all that was inside was:
"Life without sex might be safer but it would be unbearably dull. It is the sex instinct which makes women seem beautiful, which they are once in a blue moon, and men seem wise and brave, which they never are at all. Throttle it, denaturalize it, take it away, and human existence would be reduced to the prosiac, laborious, boresome, imbecile level of life in an anthill." Henry Louis Mencken
Zoe: Dad, I’m throwing a party tonight, so you’ll have to stay in your room. Don’t worry, though—one of my friends brought over his father for you to play with. His name is Comptroller Brooks and he’s roughly your age, so I’m sure you’ll have lots in common. I’ll come check on you in a couple of hours. (Leaves.)
Comptroller Brooks: Hello.
Mr. Higgins: Hello.
Comptroller Brooks: So … um … do you follow city politics?
Mr. Higgins: Not really.
Comptroller Brooks: Oh.
Zoe: I forgot to tell you—I told my friends you two would perform for them after dinner. I’ll come get you when it’s time. (Leaves.)
Comptroller Brooks: Oh, God, what are we going to do?
Mr. Higgins: I know a dance … but it’s pretty humiliating.
“Learn the art of patience. Apply discipline to your thoughts when they become anxious over the outcome of a goal. Impatience breeds anxiety, fear, discouragement and failure. Patience creates confidence, decisiveness, and a rational outlook, which eventually leads to success.”—Brian Adams
“Ideas are like fish. You don’t make the fish, you catch the fish. In a way there are no original ideas; just ideas you’ve caught.”—David Lynch (via lonelysandwich) (via hipsterdiet) (via whatcriscilikes)
Lauched yesterday, former oil tycoon T. Boone Picken’s plan to increase wind power, with the goal of curtailing spending on foreign oil, may or may not be a solution to our energy crisis.
But either way, it’s inspiring to see tangible proposals and a real call to action. These things seem like a rarity with all the political rhetoric being thrown around.
The campaign has a strong online component and is presented incredibly clearly. It will be interesting to see if Pickens succeeds in convincing the American public.
And the question that immediately springs to my mind, if not everyone else’s: According to Reuters, “When asked if his plan is a way to ensure his investments would make him even richer, the 80-year-old billionaire said he’s not concerned about making still more money. “
Made my reservations early this year. Scored primetime spots at Davidburke + Donatella, Lure Fishbar and Kellari. Can’t wait, as I love love love trying new restaurants. Actually ate at Kellari for Winter RW and it was so phenom I’m going back. Fantastic service, which is an NYC rarity, delicious fresh greek seafood, and a beautiful dining room. Highly recommended.
… and I just saw the video for the first time (thanks to Kanye’s blog). Crazy. In an 80s-sort-of-low-budget-holy-drugs kind of way. Either way, the song is fab and has been replaying in my head for seriously over a month now.
MGMT is awesome and this video is most definitely crazy. Now I feel like I’m tripping…
“TV is not vulgar and prurient and dumb because the people who compose the audience are vulgar and dumb. Television is the way it is simply because people tend to be extremely similar in their vulgar and prurient and dumb interests and wildly different in their refined and aesthetic and noble interests.”—