I will come to a time in my backwards trip when November eleventh, accidentally my birthday, was a sacred day called Armistice Day.
When I was a boy, and when Dwayne Hoover was a boy, all the people of all the nations which had fought in the First World War were silent during the eleventh minute of the eleventh hour of Armistice Day, which was the eleventh day of the eleventh month.
It was during that minute in nineteen hundred and eighteen, that millions upon millions of human beings stopped butchering one another. I have talked to old men who were on battlefields during that minute. They have told me in one way or another that the sudden silence was the Voice of God. So we still have among us some men who can remember when God spoke clearly to mankind.
Armistice Day has become Veterans’ Day. Armistice Day was sacred. Veterans’ Day is not.
So I will throw Veterans’ Day over my shoulder. Armistice Day I will keep. I don’t want to throw away any sacred things.
What else is sacred? Oh, Romeo and Juliet, for instance.
And all music is.
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"I mean, if you’re asking a fellow to come out of a room so that you can dismember him with a carving knife, it’s absurd to tack a ‘Sir’ on to every sentence. The two things don’t go together."
—P. G. Wodehouse, Thank You, Jeeves
Wait, are we quoting Wodehouse now? Let’s do this thing.
"You know, the way love can change a fellow is really frightful to contemplate. This chappie before me, who spoke in that absolutely careless way of macaroons and limado, was the man I had seen in happier days telling the head-waiter at Claridge’s exactly how he wanted the chef to prepare the sole frite au gourmet au champignons, and saying he would jolly well sling it back if it wasn’t just right. Ghastly! Ghastly!" —P. G. Wodehouse, Jeeves in the Spring-Time
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Weird that they named a beach after my Lana Del Rey hip hop cover act.
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Jazz only works if we’re trying to be free and are, in fact, together. Rock-and-roll works because we’re all a bunch of flakes. That’s something you can depend on, and a good thing too, because in the twentieth century, that’s all there is: jazz and rock-and-roll. The rest is term papers and advertising.
my favorite part of hamlet is at the beginning when they see the ghost of hamlet sr for the first time
and the guards are like “Horatio, you go talk to it! You went to college!”
and Horatio is like “Yeah! I did go to college! I will go talk to the ghost!”
like. where did horatio go to college. did he go to ghost college
The Pretty Good Gatsby is just an excellent tumblr name.
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The latest twitter update gives advertisers the ability to put images and video previews directly into your feed.
This is what my dashboard looked like earlier this evening. 66% of the available space for tweets is taken up by a single ad.
It seems clear that if you’re a marketer taking out twitter ads, you should make sure every promoted tweet you send has some associated media. It maximizes the real estate you get for your purchase, and this update will almost guarantee greater engagement for you as an advertiser. Which, of course, is the point.
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As an adult, Zelda was once asked for her favorite recipe to cook to add to Harper & Brothers Favorite Recipes of Famous Women. Not being the domestic type, she responded with: “See if there is any bacon, and if there is, ask the cook which pan to fry it in. Then ask if there are any eggs, and if so try and persuade the cook to poach two of them. It is better not to attempt toast, as it burns very easily. Also, in the case of bacon, do not turn the fire too high, or you will have to get out of the house for a week. Serve preferably on china plates, though gold or wood will do if handy.
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Surprise visit to Virginia to see this little guy. You can’t wear glasses within reach of those little fingers.
"An engrossing tale that I could really sink my teeth into."
Harley recommends Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter.
All of the ear scratchies for you, Harley.
I feel like me and Harley would get along.
Bad taste is real taste, of course, and good taste is the residue of someone else’s privilege.
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