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Acceptance World

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Whatever you now find weird, ugly, uncomfortable and nasty about a new medium will surely become its signature. CD distortion, the jitteriness of digital video, the crap sound of 8-bit - all of these will be cherished and emulated as soon as they can be avoided. It’s the sound of failure: so much modern art is the sound of things going out of control, of a medium pushing to its limits and breaking apart. The distorted guitar sound is the sound of something too loud for the medium supposed to carry it. The blues singer with the cracked voice is the sound of an emotional cry too powerful for the throat that releases it. The excitement of grainy film, of bleached-out black and white, is the excitement of witnessing events too momentous for the medium assigned to record them. 
— Brian Eno, A Year With Swollen Appendices (via holyfuckingshittt)

Why the sound of failure is beautiful.

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travelthisworld:

Auld Reekie…
Edinburgh, Scotland | by RobertArne

Why I don’t want to live in a four bedroom house in the middle of nowhere, even if it does have a garden.
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travelthisworld:

Auld Reekie…

Edinburgh, Scotland | by RobertArne

Why I don’t want to live in a four bedroom house in the middle of nowhere, even if it does have a garden.

(via fuckyeahedinburgh)

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kvetchlandia:

Henri Cartier-Bresson     Theoretical Physicist J. Robert Oppenheimer     1958


"…the physicists have felt the peculiarly intimate responsibility for suggesting, for supporting, and in the end, in large measure, for achieving the realization of atomic weapons. Nor can we forget that these weapons as they were in fact used dramatized so mercilessly the inhumanity and evil of modern war. In some sort of crude sense which no vulgarity, no humor, no overstatement can quite extinguish, the physicists have known sin; and this is a knowledge which they cannot lose." J. Robert Oppenheimer, "Physics in the Contemporary World, the Arthur D. Little Memorial Lecture at M.I.T."     25 November 1947
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kvetchlandia:

Henri Cartier-Bresson     Theoretical Physicist J. Robert Oppenheimer     1958

"…the physicists have felt the peculiarly intimate responsibility for suggesting, for supporting, and in the end, in large measure, for achieving the realization of atomic weapons. Nor can we forget that these weapons as they were in fact used dramatized so mercilessly the inhumanity and evil of modern war. In some sort of crude sense which no vulgarity, no humor, no overstatement can quite extinguish, the physicists have known sin; and this is a knowledge which they cannot lose." J. Robert Oppenheimer, "Physics in the Contemporary World, the Arthur D. Little Memorial Lecture at M.I.T."     25 November 1947

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I’ve never been in the habit of listening to gossip. Haven’t got time for it. Naturally I didn’t tell Truscott that, in case it made him dry up. 

'General Conyers', in 'At Lady Molly's', by Anthony Powell (74)

The Dance, the Dance, you always make me feel better xxx

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I don’t know if some of you have been to these live reads at LACMA, where a classic film is read live on stage by actors who just sit and read the script. We did one recently of American Pie, but we reversed the gender roles. All the women played men; all the men played women. And it was so fascinating to be a part of this because, as the women took on these central roles — they had all the good lines, they had all the good laughs, all the great moments — the men who joined us to sit on stage started squirming rather uncomfortably and got really bored because they weren’t used to being the supporting cast.

It was fascinating to feel their discomfort [and] to discuss it with them afterward, when they said, “It’s boring to play the girl role!” And I said, “Yeah. Yeah. You think? Welcome to our world!

 
—Olivia Wilde crushing it when she talks about women in Hollywood.  (via leanin)
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And the whale and the snail told their wonderful tale,
Of shimmering ice and coral caves,
Of shooting stars and enormous waves,
And of how the snail, so small and frail,
With her looping, curling silvery trail,
Saved the life of the humpback whale. 
—'The Snail and the Whale' by Julia Donaldson and Axel Sheffler
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icareifyoulisten:

Happy Birthday John Adams!
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icareifyoulisten:

Happy Birthday John Adams!

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Condom love

(Source: plannedparenthood)

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I know I’ve told this story before, but my abusive ex refused to let me take birth control. I was on the pill until he found them in my purse.

I went to the Student Health Center—they were completely unhelpful, choosing to lecture me about the importance of safe sex (recommending condoms) instead of actually listening to my problem.

Then I went to Planned Parenthood. The Nurse Practitioner took one look at my fading bruises and stopped the exam. She called in the doctor. The doctor came in and simply asked me: “Are you ready to leave him?” When I denied that I was being abused, she didn’t argue with me. She just asked me what I needed. I said I need a birth control method that my boyfriend couldn’t detect. She recommended a few options and we decided on Depo.

When I told her that my boyfriend read my emails and listened to my phone messages and was known to follow me, she suggested to do the Depo injections at off hours when the clinic was normally closed. She made a note in my chart and instructed the front desk never to leave messages for me—instead, she programmed her personal cell phone number into my phone under the name “Nora”. She told me she would call me to schedule my appointments; she wouldn’t leave a message, but I should call her back when I was able to.

And that was it. No judgment. No lecture. She walked me to the door and told me to call her day or night if I needed anything. That she lived 5 blocks from campus and would come get me. That I wasn’t alone. That she just wanted me to be safe.

I never called her to come to my rescue. But I have no doubt that she would have come if I had called. She kept me on Depo for a year, giving me those monthly injections in secret, helping me prevent a desperately unwanted pregnancy.

I cannot thank Planned Parenthood enough for the work they do.

 

Curious Georgiana

Such an amazing story. Thank you for sharing.

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thenerdnamedkelly:


Heisenberg: Before we can glimpse who or what we are, we’re gone and laid to dust.
Bohr: Settled among all the dust we raised.
Margrethe: And sooner or later there will come a time when all our children are laid to dust, and all our children’s children.

Copenhagen by Michael Frayn
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thenerdnamedkelly:

Heisenberg: Before we can glimpse who or what we are, we’re gone and laid to dust.

Bohr: Settled among all the dust we raised.

Margrethe: And sooner or later there will come a time when all our children are laid to dust, and all our children’s children.

Copenhagen by Michael Frayn

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