Put a couple beers in him and he gets all lippy.
People don’t seek survival. Even if they do, it’s not the primary instinct; it’s an afterthought. Survival is not what we long for. It never has been. Transcendence is the primary instinct. More than safety, more than happiness, we are overcome by the desire to reach beyond ourselves - even if it means our destruction. We seek transcendence through sex, drugs, God, electric guitars, poetry, alcohol, pornography, superheroes, ballet, barbecue, zombies, trampolines, yoga, sky-diving, Santa Clause, cafeterias, and the poor man’s form of transcendence, lying. Anything to reach beyond. Because, as my mother says:
Your life is your life.
And we want that life to be as big as it can be.
—Overheard at Work
—My uncle, again.
My uncle, using my aunt’s Facebook account to comment on my cover photo.
I just stumbled upon this for the first time in a year and couldn’t stop laughing.
When you’re at karaoke and it actually sounds good.
I wish Rob Lowe wasn’t leaving PARKS AND REC. He’s so fucking great.
Sometimes you want to unwind with a mindless movie on the weekend. Sometimes you want to peer into the endless labyrinth of a filmmaker’s own personal abyss. If you live in Canada, here’s what Netflix can do to help.
- Holy Motors d. Leos Carax
- Upstream Color d. Shane Carruth
- Blue Velvet d….
To all of you people who say there’s “nothing on Netflix”: Cameron Bailey disagrees. And I support his disagreement.