Every minute a new impossible thing is uploaded to the internet and that improbable event becomes just one of hundreds of extraordinary events that we’ll see or hear about today. The internet is like a lens which focuses the extraordinary into a beam, and that beam has become our illumination. It compresses the unlikely into a small viewable band of everyday-ness. As long as we are online - which is almost all day many days — we are illuminated by this compressed extraordinariness. It is the new normal.

[…]

The good news may be that it cultivates in us an expanded sense of what is possible for humans, and for human life, and so expand us. The bad news may be that this insatiable appetite for supe-superlatives leads to dissatisfaction with anything ordinary.

Kevin Kelly on how the internet is expanding the boundaries of the normal and the possible.

A wise woman once said, “If you imagine less, less will be what you undoubtedly deserve. … Imagine immensities.” Welcome to the age of immensities. 

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RIP Maurice Sendak.
npr:

nprfreshair:

hwentworth:

Internet’s over, people.  Maurice Sendak just won.

Fresh Air remembers Maurice Sendak

Higher praise there could not be. —Wright

RIP Maurice Sendak.

npr:

nprfreshair:

hwentworth:

Internet’s over, people.  Maurice Sendak just won.

Fresh Air remembers Maurice Sendak

Higher praise there could not be. —Wright

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Important.

thefuzzydave:

Otters Who Look Like Benedict Cumberbatch: A Visual Examination.

Charity Bribes

I love this. 

wondertonic:

Charity Bribes uses donations to pressure celebrities to do things. Right now you can bribe Larry David to join Twitter by donating to the NRDC. If he does it, the money goes to the charity. If not, he’ll just have to find some way to live with himself.

Been building this with Chris Baker and William Burks Spencer for some time. Hopefully giving to charity will now be just a little more awesome.

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When Jay-Z tastes something really good, it’s like he almost gets mad at it for a second; the first time he says, “Are you serious right now?” after consuming a Blue Point oyster, I’m briefly convinced I’ve said something to offend him.

Men of the Year 2011: Jay-Z | GQ

I love this. I love this a lot.

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bbook:

“If you want to really hurt your parents, and you don’t have the nerve  to be gay, the least you can do is go into the arts. I’m not kidding.  The arts are not a way to make a living. They are a very human way of  making life more bearable. Practicing an art, no matter how well or  badly, is a way to make your soul grow, for heaven’s sake. Sing in the  shower. Dance to the radio. Tell stories. Write a poem to a friend, even  a lousy poem. Do it as well as you possibly can. You will get an  enormous reward. You will have created something.” — A Man Without a Country, 2005
So It Goes: Our 20 Favorite Vonnegut-isms

bbook:

“If you want to really hurt your parents, and you don’t have the nerve to be gay, the least you can do is go into the arts. I’m not kidding. The arts are not a way to make a living. They are a very human way of making life more bearable. Practicing an art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soul grow, for heaven’s sake. Sing in the shower. Dance to the radio. Tell stories. Write a poem to a friend, even a lousy poem. Do it as well as you possibly can. You will get an enormous reward. You will have created something.” — A Man Without a Country, 2005

So It Goes: Our 20 Favorite Vonnegut-isms

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bestrooftalkever:

Jimmy Kimmel told parents to tell their kids they ate all of their Halloween candy and record their reaction.

Unlike all of the other kids who cried instantly and insulted their parents, these kids are totally the best. I hope I grow up to be as cool as them someday.

3:59 is the best.

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vicemag:

If you’re wondering what you should do for the next 4 minutes, listen to this M83 song while watching this 1970s ski jump footage on mute. 

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Oslo, July 23rd

Oslo, July 23rd

Tags: oslo norway
Oslo, July 23rd

Oslo, July 23rd

Tags: oslo norway
This guy’s going to fill at work in while I’m on vacation in July. They won’t even know I’m gone! (But he’s super in to coke.)

This guy’s going to fill at work in while I’m on vacation in July. They won’t even know I’m gone! (But he’s super in to coke.)

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fuckyeahdementia:

if fonts were dogs (original)

fuckyeahdementia:

if fonts were dogs (original)

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