So, as we can see from its advertising, Radio Shack has now morphed into “The Shack”. Radio Shack has been around since they invented radio, mostly because they needed a shack to put it in, and now, after decades of inane jingles, we are left with “The Shack”. How are we going to deal with this development, because we all know that the shack is really the Love Shack, right?
“All too frequently the average amateur will purchase a fine modern camera and proceed to use it for making the most elementary simple snapshots. This surely is like playing ‘Chopsticks’ on a concert grand piano.”—Sam Haskins (via simko)
“We tell ourselves stories in order to live. We look for the sermon in the suicide, for the social or moral lesson in the murder of five. We interpret what we see, select the most workable of the multiple choices. We live entirely, especially if we are writers, by the imposition of a narrative line upon disparate images, by the “ideas” with which we have learned to freeze the shifting phantasmagoria which is our actual experience. Or at least we do for a while.”—Joan Didion (Whiskey River) (via lastchatwithphontaine)
“From the lone shieling of the misty island
Mountains divide us, and the waste of seas—
Yet still the blood is strong, the heart is Highland,
And we in dreams behold the Hebrides!
Fair these broad meads, these hoary woods are grand;
But we are exiles from our fathers’ land.”—‘Canadian Boat Song’ translated from the Gaelic in Blackwoods Edinburgh Magazine September (1829) ‘Noctes Ambrosianae’ no. 46 (attributed to John Galt) (via lastchatwithphontaine)
“When your dreams are of some world that never was or of some world that never will be and you are happy again then you will have given up. Do you understand? And you cant give up. I wont let you.”—The Road (2006) - Cormac McCarthy (via lastchatwithphontaine)
“Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round heads in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They’re not fond of rules and they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify them, or vilify them. But the only thing you can’t do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward. And some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do.”—
Overheard: Hipster 1: “Yeah, I got this awesome Apple system with a 30-inch flat panel monitor and Bose speakers, all for about $4,000.” Hipster 2: “What do you need a new system for?” Hipster 1: “I need it to maximize my free porn experience.”