There is a woman coughing into the coin slot of the washing machine at the laundromat. I would tell her that this isn’t how they work, but she’s wearing a Bluetooth so she’s probably in the middle of a high-power business conversation. Weird, though, her executive briefcase looks a lot like a garbage bag.
I will feel like I can’t wait another minute for 5:00 to come, but when it rolls around I find myself waiting an extra twenty minutes to finish whatever album I’m listening to (Car Wheels…) while I sing along extra-loud.
“This Versace man is a tough, anti-establishment male who inhabits a fast-changing futuristic world. In his anti-authoritarian milieu, beauty is related to modernity and originates from technology imbued with a healthy dose of rebellious punk attitude.”—Actual quote from an actual press release we got describing the new Versace collection. (via putthison)
I came to a four-way stop across from a couple of bike cops, who made the most exaggerated display of obeying the law— full stop, both brakes, foot down, the full routine— in an effort to get me to do the same. Then, as we crossed paths, one of them stared at me with the most demented grin and I couldn’t help but notice her HOLOGRAPHIC PEACE SIGN SUNGLASSES. I can’t describe how confusing and scary this moment was. Thinking about it now, I’m pretty sure I saw the devil today.
“Most educated people are aware that we are the outcome of nearly 4 billion years of Darwinian selection, but many tend to think that humans are somehow the culmination. Our sun, however, is less than halfway through its lifespan. It will not be humans who watch the sun’s demise, 6 billion years from now. Any creatures that then exist will be as different from us as we are from bacteria or amoebae.”—
Sir Martin Rees, British Astronomer Royal and Master of Trinity College, Cambridge
“Hundreds of riders learned that uncomfortable truth the hard way Sunday when they removed their pants on crowded, San Francisco-bound trains, as part of a national stunt sponsored by a New York performance art group.”—