“Somewhere, in a sparsely populated galaxy, there is a planet like any other. The creatures of this world have four limbs. The two lower limbs enable them to move forward and backward, and the two upper limbs enable them to kill.”—Fantastic Planet (via) (via syntheticpubes)
“A good Falcon costume is tricky. I think I shall cover a Jiffy-Pop container in foil and hang it from a stick above my head. Then I shall dangle a small rope down to myself and pretend to be holding on. Periodically, I will vomit.”—Zach Braff (via facebook status update)
Because I’ve been listening to the pumpkins all morning, and I highly recommend it.
It’s really hard to believe this album came out nearly fifteen years ago. I bought it in probably 1997 from a head shop; the cover had gotten wet and was damaged, so I got it really cheap. That night I listened to the whole thing — the first time I heard it in its entirety — and it was just one of those life-shaping experiences. Until that point I’d listened mostly to my parents’ music (not that there’s anything wrong with that) but listening to the Pumpkins somehow felt…like this music was me. It was something that spoke to me.
“If someone—Jamie Oliver, for example—devised an appealing mass-market food product that was better than Taco Bell on the taste/price/convenience dimension but also healthier, well that would be an excellent thing for the world. And maybe someone could do it… . Jamie Oliver could do it. Mark Bittman could do it. Michael Pollan could do it. And it would be more likely to succeed than an endless procession of NYT Magazine articles hectoring people about how they should cook more.”—Matthew Yglesias, What The World Needs From Its Celebrity Chefs
“The ability to make art—good, bad or indifferent—relieves no artist of his fundamental duties as a human being, the first and foremost of which is to treat his fellow humans decently, and allow himself to be held accountable if he does not.”—Hollywood Justice, The rush to support Roman Polanski shows how isolated the entertainment industry is from the rest of the world (WSJ) (via adriennes)