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it’s not a sunday unless you completely waste it then feel really sad around 8pm

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Crimson Tide (1995)

"The thing about American writers is that as a group they get stuck in the same idea: that we’re a continent and the world falls away after us. And it’s just nonsense."

Did he [Sam Shepard] ever get stuck in that idea? “I couldn’t see beyond the motel room and the desert and highway,” he says slowly, and turns his glass a little. “I couldn’t see that there was another world. To me, the whole world was encompassed in that. I thought that was the only world that mattered.

"And it’s still there," he adds, "but now it’s redundant because everything’s replaced by strip malls."

The situation, he believes, is irredeemable. “We’re on our way out,” he says of America. “Anybody that doesn’t realise that is looking like it’s Christmas or something. We’re on our way out, as a culture. America doesn’t make anything anymore! The Chinese make it! Detroit’s a great example. All of those cities that used to be something. If you go to a truck stop in Sallisaw, Oklahoma, you’ll probably see the face of America. How desperate we are. Really desperate. Just raw.”

But why, I ask, is the world still so infatuated with American culture? Why, even, do we remain gripped by a play such as True West? “Oh, because they all believe the American fable,” he says. “That you can make it here. But you don’t make it.”

You’ve made it pretty well, I say.

"Yeah but I’ve also… I’ve… yeah," he hesitates, laughs, a long, rich wheeze. "But you know, oddly, I wasn’t even fucking trying."

- Sam Shepard: ‘America is on its way out as a culture’ | Laura Barton, The Guardian

I waited patiently - years - for the pendulum to swing the other way, for men to start reading Jane Austen, learn how to knit, pretend to love cosmos, organize scrapbook parties, and make out with each other while we leer. And then we’d say, Yeah, he’s a Cool Guy.

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Pezo Von Ellrichausen, Solo House, Matarraña, 2013

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And now we’re supposed to go back to our normal lives. That’s what people do. They have these amazing experiences with another person, and then they just go home and clean the bathroom or whatever.

- Susane Colasanti, When It Happens  (via larmoyante)

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Calvin and Hobbes

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Calvin and Hobbes

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dajo42:

[approaches straight couple] so which of you is the yard sard and which is the yale sale

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famphic:

i like to use exclamation marks because they cover up the fact that i am dead inside!!!!

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london fog by Irene Suchocki

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tennantbutt:

i love these kids

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dell:

What were you doing in the earliest photo of you?

Being a god damned baby.

dell:

What were you doing in the earliest photo of you?

Being a god damned baby.

No ghost in all the long histories of ghosts has ever hurt anyone physically. The only damage done is by the victim to himself. One cannot even say that the ghost attacks the mind, because the mind, the conscious thinking mind, is invulnerable; in all our conscious minds, as we sit here talking, there is not one iota of belief in ghosts. Not one of us, even after last night, can say the word ‘ghost’ without a little involuntary smile. No, the menace of the supernatural is that it attacks where modern minds are weakest, where we have abandoned our protective armor of superstition and have no substitute defense.

- Shirley Jackson | The Haunting of Hill House

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