An entire shelf of things read at work
Yesterday on the street I saw a man wearing a T-Shirt, and it said, “Royal Majesty,” in big letters, and then under it, “Cruises,” and then there was some additional information about the happiness attending someone who had taken, or was going to take, a Royal Majesty Cruise. The man was, by my perception, homeless, or nearly so, at least he was pushing a grocery cart full of his personal belongings; he wasn’t in any case, a fully functional citizen, by my perception, and I thought, well, how interesting. The man was African-American, he might have had a T-Shirt that said, “Give a Damn,” or one of the civil rights slogans of another day, or he might have had a T-shit that said, “Give a Man a Job,” or “Give a Man a Break,” or just a T-shirt that said nothing at all, but he didn’t; he had a Royal Majesty Cruise T-shirt. It was a sweatshirt, I’ll correct myself. And I thought, what is this new vogue — and it is a new vogue — for the royals? —
(George W.S. Trow, My Pilgrim’s Progress, 1999)
I don’t even want to — who am I kidding, I definitely want to know.
How is it that the flamboyant young pro wrestler is wearing an outfit that wouldn’t be out of place at Brooklyn Flea the second the temperature rises above freezing, and the respected journalist in the audience is wearing some hideous parody of 1980s clothing?
Oklahoma Earthquakes: Fracking, Or Just Ordinary Seismic Activity? | TIME.com -
Guys, Oklahoma has had over 100 earthquakes in the last WEEK! How are people not discussing this more? Is it the fucking Olympics? Is it my OLYMPIC GIFCAPS DEAR GOD WHAT HAVE I DONE but seriously, please read this article. It is very alarming and bizarre.
I don’t want to kick anyone when they’re down, but as per traditional logic around events like these: might God be punishing them for legalizing neither gay marriage nor marijuana?
It’s going to be really hard to get the center of those Ws medium rare, Mean Gene. Look how badly the “GREAT AMERICAN BASH” meat carving is flaring up in the background!
I bet this made a lot of people want to buy the PPV though, to see how those burgers turned out.
- Walt Whitman, Drum-Taps 1865
An eerily prescient poem I found while preparing for Lincolntine’s Day
I have not seen this film, nor have I read any review or synopsis. I choose to believe that the film uses Proposition 8 as a backdrop, and Ice Cube’s character is unwilling to let his sister marry Kevin Hart until EVERYONE can have their marriage recognized by the state. That is the only logical reason for him to be so deadset against some guy wanting to make a lifelong commitment to his sister. “I know exactly what this guy wants” Cube grouses in the trailer. Yes: he wants to devote himself entirely to someone. But until Detective Cube and his boyfriend get equal rights, ICE CUBE IS NOT HAVING IT.
Someone in my building has been cooking up pieces of the Statue of Liberty…
Was there ever any resolution to the beef between Ice Cube (“No Vaseline”) and Elastica (“Vaseline”)?