1. [When Vonnegut tells his wife he’s going out to buy an envelope] Oh, she says, well, you’re not a poor man. You know, why don’t you go online and buy a hundred envelopes and put them in the closet? And so I pretend not to hear her. And go out to get an envelope because I’m going to have a hell of a good time in the process of buying one envelope. I meet a lot of people. And, see some great looking babes. And a fire engine goes by. And I give them the thumbs up. And, and ask a woman what kind of dog that is. And, and I don’t know. The moral of the story is, is we’re here on Earth to fart around. And, of course, the computers will do us out of that. And, what the computer people don’t realize, or they don’t care, is we’re dancing animals. You know, we love to move around. And, we’re not supposed to dance at all anymore.

    — 

    Interview by David Brancaccio, NOW (PBS) (7 October 2005).
    Kurt Vonnegut - Wikiquote

    I hope this is accurate.

    (via merlin)

  2. 99percentinvisible:

    The Death of Disco

  3. Every comment on recipe blogs →

    jkottke:

    From Mallory Ortberg, a hilarious send-up of the comments you see all too frequently on recipe sites.

    "I didn’t have any eggs, so I replaced them with a banana-chia-flaxseed pulse. It turned out terrible; this recipe is terrible."

    "I don’t have any of these ingredients at home. Could you…

  4. theimpossiblecool:

Piaf. 

    theimpossiblecool:

    Piaf. 

  5. comixology:

comicsalliance:

PAID FOR IN BLOOD: GREG RUCKA REFLECTS ON HIS BATMAN WORK, PART TWO [INTERVIEW]
By Chris Sims
To say that Greg Rucka had a profound impact on DC Comics in the 21st Century is underselling things quite a bit. After arriving on the scene in the late ’90s, he became one of the few writers to have written all three of DC’s biggest characters, with critically acclaimed runs on Action Comics and Wonder Woman. It was on Batman, however, where he made his biggest impact, as one of the writers for the year-long No Man’s Land crossover, the relaunched “New Gotham” era of Detective Comics, and cowriter of the enduringly influential Gotham Central.
In part one of our in-depth interview, Rucka discussed his early Batman work including the epic “No Man’s Land” megaseries. Our chat continues today as he looks back on becoming the regular writer of Detective Comics, speaking very candidly about trouble with DC editorial, his creation of Sasha Bordeaux, and the comic he and Rick Burchett created that he considers to be a perfect done-in-one issue.
READ MORE

Read this then check out our Gotham Central sale going on this week!

Gotham Central is a police procedural set in Gotham City, and it is wonderful.

    comixology:

    comicsalliance:

    PAID FOR IN BLOOD: GREG RUCKA REFLECTS ON HIS BATMAN WORK, PART TWO [INTERVIEW]

    By Chris Sims

    To say that Greg Rucka had a profound impact on DC Comics in the 21st Century is underselling things quite a bit. After arriving on the scene in the late ’90s, he became one of the few writers to have written all three of DC’s biggest characters, with critically acclaimed runs on Action Comics and Wonder Woman. It was on Batman, however, where he made his biggest impact, as one of the writers for the year-long No Man’s Land crossover, the relaunched “New Gotham” era of Detective Comics, and cowriter of the enduringly influential Gotham Central.

    In part one of our in-depth interview, Rucka discussed his early Batman work including the epic “No Man’s Land” megaseries. Our chat continues today as he looks back on becoming the regular writer of Detective Comics, speaking very candidly about trouble with DC editorial, his creation of Sasha Bordeaux, and the comic he and Rick Burchett created that he considers to be a perfect done-in-one issue.

    READ MORE

    Read this then check out our Gotham Central sale going on this week!

    Gotham Central is a police procedural set in Gotham City, and it is wonderful.

  6. centuriespast:

BOCCACCINO, BoccaccioGypsy Girl1516-18Oil on panel, 24 x 19 cmGalleria degli Uffizi, Florence

    centuriespast:

    BOCCACCINO, Boccaccio
    Gypsy Girl
    1516-18
    Oil on panel, 24 x 19 cm
    Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence

  7. ahh, at last. the prodigal—

    (Source: borncareful)

  8. Ski Beatz "Rhythm Roulette" - YouTube →

    This whole series is excellent (going from three blindly chosen records to a hip hop beat), but this is my favorite one musically.

  9. thelifepacific:

    jimmypongo:

    Adriaen Collaert, America (Engraving), 1589.

    As an American, may I submit that it looks exactly like this. It’s like a photo!

    (Source: magictransistor)

  10. Also, I found out today that Triana/Los Remedios (the two main neighborhoods on the island where my apartment is at) has a giant shopping district and a BAKED POTATO RESTAURANT.