Tag: Culture + Entertainment

Life doesn't make sense
Pete Holmes hilariously explains his personal disquiet with science’s explanation of molecules.
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The language of dreams
George R.R. Martin, “On Fantasy”. The best fantasy is written in the language of dreams. It is alive as dreams are alive, more real than real … for a moment at least … that long magic moment before we wake. Fantasy is silver and scarlet, indigo and azure, obsidian veined with gold and lapis lazuli. Reality...
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Hold fast to dreams
Dreams Hold fast to dreamsFor if dreams dieLife is a broken-winged birdThat cannot fly. Hold fast to dreamsFor when dreams goLife is a barren fieldFrozen with snow. By Langston Hughes
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Be like yourself
“There’s only one thing that I know how to do well, And I’ve often been told that you only can do, What you know how to do well, And that’s be you, Be what you’re like, Be like yourself.” – From “Whistling in the Dark” by They Might Be Giants.
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Music is complimenting
“As a guitar player… my role is to be present with love and not step on his vocals. Everything I’ve ever done… I am part and parcel of a complete voice. I’m not anybody’s shadow—and I’m not going to disrupt their light. But I am part of the whole song. I learned...
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My favorite TV shows, for the record
Since you didn’t ask, I have taken the time to assemble my favorite TV shows of all time. This isn’t a list of every show I’ve ever liked or delighted in. It’s essentially my personal television hall of fame. I’ve grouped the shows into two categories: Sitcoms / Network Cable / Streaming / Other Shows...
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Merseyside derby: It's the hope that kills you
I’ve often said that Everton builds character, not champions. “The worst part about football in general and the derby in particular is not the disappointment, it’s the endlessly renewed hope,” he said. “It’s the hope that kills you.” Simon Critchley, a philosophy professor...
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Why I love Han Solo
In a world obsessed with light and darkness, Han Solo lives in the grey.  But what I love most is that when courage was required—he was a loyal friend and let that love guide his choices.  
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It's you I like
“It’s you I like, It’s not the things you wear, It’s not the way you do your hair But it’s you I like The way you are right now, The way down deep inside you Not the things that hide you, Not your toys They’re just beside you. But it’s you I like Every part of you. Your skin, your eyes, your feelings...
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Be careful of each other
The Mower The mower stalled, twice; kneeling, I found A hedgehog jammed up against the blades, Killed. It had been in the long grass. I had seen it before, and even fed it, once. Now I had mauled its unobtrusive world Unmendably. Burial was no help: Next morning I got up and it did not. The first day...
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The captain of my soul
Invictus Out of the night that covers me, Black as the Pit from pole to pole, I thank whatever gods may be For my unconquerable soul. In the fell clutch of circumstance I have not winced nor cried aloud. Under the bludgeonings of chance  My head is bloody, but unbowed. Beyond this place of wrath and...
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The labyrinth is thoroughly known
The Hero Path We have not even to risk the adventure alone for the heroes of all time have gone before us. The labyrinth is thoroughly known… we have only to follow the thread of the hero path. And where we had thought to find an abomination we shall find a God. And where we had thought to slay another...
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Affirmation without action is meaningless
Read: I Don’t Discuss Racism With White People  Profound, convicting, and poignant.  I owe these truths more than mere acknowledgment, agreement, or even shame.  It took me a long time to even arrive here—but affirmation without action is meaningless. The world cannot become a better place...
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Contribute a verse
Oh me! Oh life! Oh me! Oh life! of the questions of these recurring,Of the endless trains of the faithless, of cities fill’d with the foolish,Of myself forever reproaching myself, (for who more foolish than I, and who more faithless?)Of eyes that vainly crave the light, of the objects mean, of the struggle...
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My favorite Christmas songs, for the record.
🎄 In no particular order…  Blue Christmas I’ll Be Home for Christmas Silver Bells White Christmas Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas Silent Night   The Christmas song     Merry Christmas Baby Please Come Home for Christmas The Christmas Waltz And yes… All I Want for Christmas...
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