Cosmogyros

Fitzcarraldo, drinking toast after toast: "To your dogs' cook. To Verdi. To Rossini. To Caruso."
Other guy, raising his glass: "To Fitzcarraldo, Conquistador of the Useless. Cheers!"
Fitzcarraldo: "As true as I am standing here, one day I shall bring grand opera to Iquitos. I will outnumber you. I will outbillion you. I am the spectacle in the forest. I am the inventor of rubber. I will outrubber you. Sir, the reality of your world is nothing more than a rotten caricature of great opera."
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  • Sep 18
    geraldokerenzau:

Eight million light years away lies galaxy NGC 2403. Spanning nearly 50,000 light years in diameter, the galaxy displays its incredible spiral arms with hot young stars in blue and glowing star-formation regions in red. Credit: Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope/Coelum
#astronomy #galaxy #universe #science #stars

    geraldokerenzau:

    Eight million light years away lies galaxy NGC 2403. Spanning nearly 50,000 light years in diameter, the galaxy displays its incredible spiral arms with hot young stars in blue and glowing star-formation regions in red.
    Credit: Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope/Coelum

    #astronomy #galaxy #universe #science #stars

    (via dnyjsoudlouhe)


    stairmageddon:

solarsenpai:

siopold:

miracleyangwenli:

siopold:

the funny thing about dril posts is that they actually do have a structure to them– they hit a kind of conceptual caesura halfway through, a point where there’s no inevitable logical connection between what’s been said and what’s still to come. here, the first sentence didn’t need to result in the second, yet it’s not “lol random” either; the speaker is angry about his boss’ draconian ferret-kissing policy, and reacts in kind, and even the reference to a “screen saver” reminds us that we’re in an office. it’s a narrative progression that, despite having an internal logic, alienates its punchline from its setup. who the hell is this person?

one thing i love about @dril posts is how they all seem to take place in a universe that is somewhat like our own, but with the habitus of white middle america taken to a bizarre, absurd, but strangely logical conclusion. take this one, for instance: 

so we have our setting: a security guard protecting the american flag in the betsy ross museum, something almost archetypically american and middle class. but once again the first part, or setup, for the punchline, “fucking the flag,” careens the joke into an alien punchline that still, given the setting, makes sense. @dril’s security guard character imitates a sort-of cop-talk, the banter of a security guard, “buddy, they wont even let me fuck it”. you can imagine a similar response from a guard at any museum, but we’re talking about Fucking the American Flag, here. i really love @dril. 

it’s astonishing that a human being thinks of those posts. some person, someone out there whose existence we have to infer, because all we know is that those posts occur and they must be coming from somewhere. “the @dril​ tweeter” resonates as “the beowulf poet” does, except beowulf (which i’ve only read in translation, so i’m not an authority) has never made any use of the english language as baffling and sublime and somehow primally interlaced with the stuff of human consciousness as “IF THE ZOO BANS ME FOR HOLLERING AT THE ANIMALS I WILL FACE GOD AND WALK BACKWARDS INTO HELL.”

This is my favorite post, I am so glad I found it again.


gopnika

    stairmageddon:

    solarsenpai:

    siopold:

    miracleyangwenli:

    siopold:

    the funny thing about dril posts is that they actually do have a structure to them– they hit a kind of conceptual caesura halfway through, a point where there’s no inevitable logical connection between what’s been said and what’s still to come. here, the first sentence didn’t need to result in the second, yet it’s not “lol random” either; the speaker is angry about his boss’ draconian ferret-kissing policy, and reacts in kind, and even the reference to a “screen saver” reminds us that we’re in an office. it’s a narrative progression that, despite having an internal logic, alienates its punchline from its setup. who the hell is this person?

    one thing i love about @dril posts is how they all seem to take place in a universe that is somewhat like our own, but with the habitus of white middle america taken to a bizarre, absurd, but strangely logical conclusion. take this one, for instance: 

    so we have our setting: a security guard protecting the american flag in the betsy ross museum, something almost archetypically american and middle class. but once again the first part, or setup, for the punchline, “fucking the flag,” careens the joke into an alien punchline that still, given the setting, makes sense. @dril’s security guard character imitates a sort-of cop-talk, the banter of a security guard, “buddy, they wont even let me fuck it”. you can imagine a similar response from a guard at any museum, but we’re talking about Fucking the American Flag, here. 

    i really love @dril. 

    it’s astonishing that a human being thinks of those posts. some person, someone out there whose existence we have to infer, because all we know is that those posts occur and they must be coming from somewhere. “the @dril​ tweeter” resonates as “the beowulf poet” does, except beowulf (which i’ve only read in translation, so i’m not an authority) has never made any use of the english language as baffling and sublime and somehow primally interlaced with the stuff of human consciousness as “IF THE ZOO BANS ME FOR HOLLERING AT THE ANIMALS I WILL FACE GOD AND WALK BACKWARDS INTO HELL.”

    This is my favorite post, I am so glad I found it again.

    gopnika

    (via feministjewishfangirl)


    savleighm:

    The fact that Sir Patrick Stewart and Sir Ian Mckellen are best friends in real life makes me so happy

    x

    (via fandomsarekillingme)


    Sep 17
    bitterglitterqueer:

THIS AVOCADO IS FURIOUS

    bitterglitterqueer:

    THIS AVOCADO IS FURIOUS

    (via worsethanpixels)


    hannahcarbons:

    gothamknowledge:

    Lady Amherst’s Pheasant

    Sometimes I just don’t know you nature.

    Someone draw a dragon with this plumage please

    (via octoswan)


    Flower of Scotland - The Corries


    swaxlrose:

    rock’n’roll is like my answer for everything tbh

    "your room is a mess" - "rock’n’roll"
    "dont drink too much" - "rock’n’roll"
    "you look like shit" - "rock’n’roll"
    "what time is it" - "rock’n’roll"

    (via bumbumchicabum)


    inbetweenthelineart:

nocashforknowledge:

My education book is keepin it real

oh hey look A TEXTBOOK SAYS THIS

    inbetweenthelineart:

    nocashforknowledge:

    My education book is keepin it real

    oh hey look A TEXTBOOK SAYS THIS

    (via moosefeels)


    Sep 16
    nagitok:

"what did this man do, officer?"
"he just… he just did everything”

    nagitok:

    "what did this man do, officer?"

    "he just… he just did everything

    (via crossroadswrite)


    “The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself to be a fool.” William Shakespeare, As You Like It (via observando)

    (via casbunnies)


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