The Office, Season 3(2007)
Tone-wise, this book is the literary equivalent of a clean-cut guy in a leather jacket sauntering into your classroom, turning a chair around so he can sit on it the cool way, and telling you he wants to have a serious rap sesh about the problems we all face, because he’s been there, man. In terms of genre, it’s either a memoir by someone who hasn’t had a particularly engaging life, or a self-help book by someone who has no idea what he’s talking about.
Emma Healey illustrating Catfish’s douche problem at The Hairpin.
Little Dragon - Pretty Girls Music Video
You magnify the universe
Just another day spent googling “slow claps.”
Even the successful and allegedly empowered, even those with access to the dominant discourse (of language, behaviors, bodily movement, gestures), feel silenced by the knowledge that speech makes one vulnerable
Cheryl Glenn, Unspoken: A Rhetoric of Silence (2004), p. 42.
Autumn is coming.
We are all tempted to be shiny. There are so many shiny women out there. We are taught—and eventually we believe, in our hearts—that shininess is the surest route to love. But aiming for shiny is like living in the dark. “Though he gave me no sign that he was unhappy with our relationship,” you wrote, “I’d somehow missed the mark.” Though he told you nothing, YOU somehow fucked up. Though he was just a mirage, YOU were the sad rejected woman who didn’t please him enough. When you aim for shiny, you become nothing but a reflective surface. At your very best, at your peak shininess, he will only see his own reflection in you.
Ask Polly, hitting hard.
I put that word on the page,
but he added the apostrophe.
Lydia Davis, ‘Collaboration With Fly’ (2007)
God damn God damn God daymn.
Penny Dreadful (2014)
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