We toil after goals, most of them—indeed every single one of them—of transitory significance and, having gained one of them, we immediately set forth for the next, as if that one had never been, with this next one being essentially more of the same. Look at a busy street any day, and observe the throng going hither and thither. To what? Some office or shop, where the same things will be done today as were done yesterday, and are done now so they may be repeated tomorrow…Richard Taylor, The Meaning of Life (via poeticsofdeath)
Reading bingo 2014! It’s back!
1) by Rafael Alvarez via
2) by Franco Matticchio
3) by Chris Peters
4) by Eric De Barros on Tumblr
5) googlemonster by Asaf Hanuka
6) by Milo Manara
7) by nakedpastor on Tumblr
8) News by Emanuele Simonelli
9) Proscaenia by Dino Valls
nice, thought provoking, and political art. i show these to everyone around the water cooler. It’s Media.
And for a future I didn’t want a split-level home with a station wagon, pastel refrigerator, and a houseful of blonde children evenly spaced through the years. I didn’t want to walk into the pages of McCall’s magazine and become the model housewife. I didn’t even want a husband or any man for that matter. I wanted to go my own way. That’s all I think I ever wanted, to go my own way and maybe find some love here and there. Love, but not the now and forever kind with chains around your vagina and a short circuit in your brain. I’d rather be alone.Rubyfruit Jungle by Rita Mae Brown (via headsarehouses)
A good book has no ending. (by rennes.i)
The End of Poverty? by activist Filmmaker Philippe Diaz.
"The aphorism "The poor are always with us" dates back to the New Testament, but while the phrase is still sadly apt in the 21st century, few seem to be able to explain why poverty is so widespread. Activist filmmaker Philippe Diaz examines the history and impact of economic inequality in the third world in the documentary The End of Poverty?, and makes the compelling argument that it’s not an accident or simple bad luck that has created a growing underclass around the world.
Diaz traces the growth of global poverty back to colonization in the 15th century, and features interviews with a number of economists, sociologists, and historians who explain how poverty is the clear consequence of free-market economic policies that allow powerful nations to exploit poorer countries for their assets and keep money in the hands of the wealthy rather than distributing it more equitably to the people who have helped them gain their fortunes.
Diaz also explores how wealthy nations (especially the United States) seize a disproportionate share of the world’s natural resources, and how this imbalance is having a dire impact on the environment as well as the economy. The End of Poverty? was an official selection at the 2008 Cannes Film Festival.”
I do things like get in a taxi and say, “The library, and step on it.”Infinite Jest, David Foster Wallace
I cannot make you understand. I cannot make anyone understand what is happening inside me. I cannot even explain it to myself.Franz Kafka (via themooncriedout)