Marlon Brando and the Alden tasseled loafer.
A ROMAN MARBLE TORSO OF VENUS
CIRCA 1ST-2ND CENTURY A.D.
The goddess depicted nude, originally standing with her weight on her left leg, her right slightly advanced, her torso with a fleshy paunch along her abdomen and a narrow waist, her left arm raised outward, her head turned sharply to her left, with long tresses of corkscrew curls framing her neck
8½ in. (21.6 cm.) high
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Evening the Ark
After judgment & the wet sacrament of slaughter,
greener than Eden, a shock of bliss to see
just past the stew and suck of reeking waters,
the earth ate sunshine under the olive trees.
Noah, his wife, their sons, their daughters
rushed to lower the gangplank. Awkward, long doubled,
unboxed & jostling, the passengers suddenly freed
hustled uncoupling ashore to uncouple, suddenly free.
"Having too many THINGS, [Americans] spend their hours and money on the couch searching for a soul. A strange species we are. We can stand anything God and Nature throw at us save only plenty. If I wanted to destroy a nation, I would give it too much and I would have it on its knees, miserable, greedy and sick."
- John Steinbeck
“Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it.”
Roald Dahl, writer, 1978.
The courage of faith is the only humble courage.
—Søren Kierkegaard, Fear and Trembling (via buttondownsandbackpacks)
It is Well to remember that the average length of a shot on a network television program is somewhere between three and four seconds…Thus means that watching television requires instantaneous pattern-recognition, not delayed analytic decoding. It requires perception, not conception…Watching television not only requires no skills but develops no skills.
578. Make people laugh.
You will be missed, Harold Ramis.