Newsstand Sophisticate

Mar 16
“Style is a simple way of saying complicated things.” Jean Cocteau (via devilduck)

Mar 14

Now I will give you a piece of advice. I will tell you something that I absolutely believe you should do, and if you do not do it you will never be a writer. It is a certain truth.

When your pencil is dull, sharpen it.

And when your pencil is sharp, use it until it is dull again.

More from Lectures I Will Never Give by (via therumpus)


Great essay.

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Mar 13

Mar 1

Borrowing Books from John Waters

“Now, I can browse through my four hundred–plus collection of true crime books, topped off by the twenty-volume Encyclopedia of Crime I purchased slightly reduced. Here’s where I can concentrate on the worst of the human condition. Sometimes I play defense lawyer, and spout off closing arguments saving them from the death penalty. Interested in Mary Bell, the eleven-year-old strangler who received a life sentence before she even had the chance to become a teenage juvenile delinquent? How about the creep who ate undigested cereal out of the throats of his dead victims (The Limits of Sanity)? Or the guy in England who was so lonely he killed his tricks so he could keep their bodies and have somebody to watch TV with (Killing for Company)? I’ve got them all and you’re welcome to borrow as long as you don’t take the dust jacket, leave a $100 deposit, call every night to tell me how far you’ve read, return it within a week, and submit a neatly typed thousand-word book report.John Waters, Crackpot, “Puff Piece (101 Things I Love)”

I strongly approve of Mr. Waters’s borrowing policy.

Feb 28

debutart:

The Perfect Match by Peter Strain

A short film based on the first leg of the 2013 Champions League game between Real Madrid and Manchester United. A match the media hyped up pre game as “The Perfect Match”.

Not a fan of either team, but nice animation.


Feb 20
zoomar:

The favorite party game of Ernie Kovacs - Common Scents
via

zoomar:

The favorite party game of Ernie Kovacs - Common Scents

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Feb 10
retrogasm:

Preach on brother Brown…

retrogasm:

Preach on brother Brown…


learntobabble:

popeyepanels:

March 4, 1934 by E.C. Segar.

brilliant :)

learntobabble:

popeyepanels:

March 4, 1934 by E.C. Segar.

brilliant :)


upworthy:

It’s One Of The Craziest Internet Rumors About Guns. And As It Turns Out, It’s True.
It’s a fact so jaw-dropping it’s unbelievable — people thought it was a crazy Internet rumor until Politifact verified it. But it’s true: More Americans have died just since 1960 from gun incidents — suicides, accidents, and homicides — than died in every war in U.S. history. The deadliest war the U.S. has ever had is the war we waged against ourselves. 

upworthy:

It’s One Of The Craziest Internet Rumors About Guns. And As It Turns Out, It’s True.

It’s a fact so jaw-dropping it’s unbelievable — people thought it was a crazy Internet rumor until Politifact verified it. But it’s true: More Americans have died just since 1960 from gun incidents — suicides, accidents, and homicides — than died in every war in U.S. history. The deadliest war the U.S. has ever had is the war we waged against ourselves. 

(via gerrycanavan)


Feb 6

theparisreview:

Roberto Bolaño on writing short stories. (via)

Advice. Use with caution.

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