“A fanatically micro-managed fiefdom where my own far-right agenda and personal sense of victimhood drive every aspect of the operation. And balanced.”—Jon Stewart, on what Fox News’ tagline should be in the eyes of Roger Ailes, in response to Ailes’ comments that Stewart is a socialist who wouldn’t do well without Fox. (via reallyfoxnews)
“…its been getting worse. There’s a trend…The whole human race is thinking in shorter and shorter terms. The bright kids aren’t going into research; the investors aren’t putting their money into anything that doesn’t give them a quick return; governments and institutions aren’t funding basic research; we’re pulling back from space exploration- you name it, we’re doing it. We’ve giving up. Packing it in…Trouble with us humans is we keep forgetting we’re animals. You know what happens when an animals populations expands beyond what the setup will bear? Nature finds a way of cutting them back. Usually it’s plain starvation, but even when there’s food to go around something gets triggered inside them. They stop breeding or they eat their own babies or peck one another to death- there’s all sorts of ways. Us too. It’s in us. We can’t escape it.”—
-Eva, Peter Dickinson
I just went through the trouble of finding this quote in the book and typing it out on facebook, so I figured I’d put it here, too. This always stuck with me, and it seems increasingly, frighteningly relavent.
All in same week and same state…. may God be with you Florida.
time to go lie down.
Southernish and I had a discussion last night about what should be done in the event that the guy that ate the other guys face off is actually Patient Zero. My domestic policy is this, I think, as a precaution, we should dig a trench from Jacksonville to the Gulf and set it on fire.
Other than that, I cordially invite my Tumblr buds to get in the car and follow us up to the Northwoods, where I have a easily secured house, plans that involve zombie boobie traps, an emergency row boat, some axes and a best friend that knows how to make beer.
This is only my biggest fear in the world, so it’s been a harrowing weekend in the mind grapes.
As of this morning, I have a new business called L’Esprit de L’Escalier. For a nominal fee, I will come up with insulting names for people that you hate. I am EXCEPTIONALLY good at this. It might even be my greatest skill. There is an add on feature where I will write scathing comments for your Facebook arguments. Premium packages also include condescending reply all emails for your work place or excuses as to why you aren’t going to visit your family during the holidays.
That’s rough, m’lady. I’d like to try and see you sometime in the near future. We should do a small adventure next time we hang out.
That would be nice. Like every weekend ever is…
My schedule is unfortunately done on a weekly basis now that I have a job. It’s in the hotel industry (kinda like retail, but a little less shitty)and I am amazed they hired me in the first place because I was away for so many archaeology things a little while ago, so I’m kinda terrified to ask for any more time off in the near future. :/ I can see what I can finagle, though. I can’t make any promises, but I’ll do my best. :B We can drive to some fancy or quirky place in VT or explore some remote part of NH. LOL I will keep you posted.
Well, I’m working part time this summer, so I can be pretty flexible. :)
Congrats on the new job, by the way. I saw you post before that it’s been a bit tricky, but it’s shaping up?