Saturday, May 23, 2015
The mainstream is a sideshow. Boredom on steroids.
Having words for these forms makes the differences between them so much more obvious. With words at your disposal, you can see more clearly. Finding the words is another step in learning to see.
Robin Wall Kimmerer
thanks to Maria Popova
Posted by Jack Saturday at 9:00 AM
Saturday, May 16, 2015
Off To The Side
Of all the many subdivisions of comedy, he [Stephen Leacock] excelled at the one we call nonsense, although it often seems to pierce through appearances to a finer sort of sense to any we know in the world of everyday. Consider the quotation from Gertrude the Governess, which is the only piece of Leacock to get into both Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, and the Oxford Dictionary Of Quotations:
"Lord Ronald flung himself from the room, flung himself upon his horse and rode madly off in all directions."
The Funny Professor
Words ought to be a little wild, for they are the assault of thoughts on the unthinking.
John Maynard Keynes
Posted by Jack Saturday at 8:39 AM
Saturday, May 9, 2015
Saturday, May 2, 2015
And And And
What sets worlds in motion is the interplay of differences, their attractions and repulsions. Life is plurality, death is uniformity. By suppressing differences and peculiarities, by eliminating different civilizations and cultures, progress weakens life and favors death. The ideal of a single civilization for everyone, implicit in the cult of progress and technique, impoverishes and mutilates us.
David Francey, Torn Screen Door
The Bills, Nowhere To Be & All Day To Get There
Posted by Jack Saturday at 8:34 AM
Saturday, April 25, 2015
As We Speak
This is the time for every artist in every genre to do what he or she does loudly and consistently. It doesn't matter to me what your position is. You've got to keep asserting the complexity and the originality of life, and the multiplicity of it, and the facets of it. This is about being a complex human being in the world, not about finding a villain. This is no time for anything else than the best that you've got.
Posted by Jack Saturday at 8:30 AM