17/f/Cali: A Love Letter To The Internet
All my life I’ve wanted to know about things and people without having to interact with anyone.
Let’s not project the full blame for human failures onto the technology we created.
Inventing progressive rock was a dumb idea, but it was their dumb idea.
Exactly how the largest protocol-level hack of a cryptocurrency in recent memory could preceed said cryptocurrency increasing in price and then announcing a partnership with the most trafficked porn-site on the internet is a question I’m forced to leave open-ended; my personal pet-theory is that it has something to do with the fact that the world makes no sense and human beings are all completely out of their goddamn minds.
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my personal favorite, the Reddit AMA with the man who has two penises. Part personal essay, part unselfconscious internet exposure, the AMA was a classic of our era. I would explain more, but the guy has TWO penises and he talks about them on the internet. If that’s not peak internet content, then I am not sure what is.
(Fashion-law expert Julie Zerbo says there’s no reason that a CGI character’s creators would be exempt from the FTC rules.)
Across the Channel, for want of a public bank of his own, King Louis XVI of France lost his kingdom and his head.
Sentences are semantically similar if they can be answered by the same responses.
Naiset ovat se laaja maa, jossa miesten tarina tapahtuu.
Sillä sitä miesten maailma on: toisten miesten vakuuttamista.
It’s an engagement machine with the resistance turned up as high as possible.
so we turn to computers, which lack discretion but make up for it in vigor
Once asked to describe his get-up, Mr. Wolfe replied brightly, “Neo-pretentious.”
If you’re not on social media you’re an idiot mermaid and your only friend is a fish.
If the first wave of audiences was baffled, it might have been because “2001” had not yet created the taste it required to be appreciated. Like “Ulysses,” or “The Waste Land,” or countless other difficult, ambiguous modernist landmarks, “2001” forged its own context.
“2001” is, in part, a fastidious period piece about a period that had yet to happen.
Everyone looked indeterminately hip and focussed, like figures in an architectural rendering, if such figures occasionally Juuled.
If I had followed the great man's advice and never burdened myself with the gift of my children, or if I had never written any novels at all, in the long run the result would have been the same as the result will be for me here, having made the choice I made: I will die; and the world in its violence and serenity will roll on, through the endless indifference of space, and it will take only 100 of its circuits around the sun to turn the six of us, who loved each other, to dust, and consign to oblivion all but a scant few of the thousands upon thousands of novels and short stories written and published during our lifetimes.
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Jackson rose in the last days of enigma and wonder; West, in an accessible age, when every fuck is a tweet and every defecation a status update.
Sean Hannity and Donald Trump share the same lawyer! For a news institution like Fox News purports themselves to be, that’d be like sharing a toothbrush with your own ass!
This is just what life was like: Scrolling vigorously while standing in line for coffee.
The art of apology is never an armed group’s strong suit.
All have glowing complexions that speak of money, yoga, green juice and veganism.
Dylan took rock lyrics to places they hadn’t been before and haven’t been since.
You may disagree, but it’s my list.
When a would-be YouTube star opened fire in the company’s offices, it was perhaps the first workplace shooting of the gig economy.
So Wendy’s, which used to be personified by a little red-haired girl or by its founder, Dave Thomas, is now personified by a social-media team renowned for its ability to tweet like a rude teenager. But if companies have come to act more like people, the reverse is also true: Now people act like companies, carefully monitoring the meanings we project into the world.
Kyllä kemisti osaa purkaa sen, minkä on yhdistänytkin
Leo Baekelandille bakeliitti ei tuonut onnea. Hän sai tarpeekseen polymeereista, erakoitui ja söi lopulta vain säilykeruokaa.
Ehkä kysyt, onko tämä taas yksi sellainen teksti, jossa mieskirjoittaja keksii tehdä elämää suurempia johtopäätöksiä omasta urheiluharrastuksestaan.
Vastaan: kyllä on.
I wish I could unsee all the horrible posts from people I used to like.
“Move the resonance from your throat up to your forehead,” the instructor would say. “Say ‘ahhh’ as if your voice is coming from your anus.”
Nobody cares about your work enough to preserve it after you’re gone. If you don’t do it, it won’t get done.
Our brains are relentless and compelling improvisers, creating the mind, moment by moment. But, as with any improvisation, in dance, music or storytelling, each fresh thought is not created out of nothing, but built from the fragments of past improvisations.
Thoughts, like fiction, come into existence in the instant that they are invented and not a moment before. The sense that behaviour is merely the surface of a vast sea, immeasurably deep and teeming with inner motives, beliefs and desires is a conjuring trick played by our own minds. The truth is not that the depths are empty, or even shallow, but that the mind is flat: the surface is all there is.
Put your faith in the famous at your own peril; many of them are horrific people with terrible ideas.
“The fact that you have a bankruptcy where the only asset that it owns goes up by 5,000%, that’s pretty unprecedented,” says Daniel Kelman, a lawyer and Mt. Gox creditor who spent a year in Tokyo working on the case.
I take it that you are no fan of Schindler’s List?
I think of it as the feel-good version of that S&M cult classic The Night Porter.
Maus came out of the impulse of wanting to make a long comic that needed a bookmark and that begged to be reread. After I finished it, I did not think, “Aha. Now I’ve found my perfect form.” Drawing it was a struggle. Drawing is always a struggle.