“A fire broke out backstage in a theatre. The clown came out to warn the public; they thought it was a joke and applauded. He repeated it; the acclaim was even greater. I think that’s just how the world will come to an end: to general applause from wits who believe it’s a joke.”
— Soren Kierkegaard, Either/Or (via tierradentro)
I guess there’s worst ways to go than laughing.
• 15 October 2014
“The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion.”
— Albert Camus (via henretta84)
• 10 October 2014
“Pumpkin spice doesn’t conceal the fact that there are no longer seasons, pumpkin spice has no referent in reality”
Understanding Jean Baudrillard with Pumpkin Spice Lattes | Critical-Theory.com
"Did I mention that there’s no pumpkin in your pumpkin spice latte? It’s nutmeg (and a few other spices). In other words, that delicious sip of fall you just imbibed is actually a pure simulacrum, of that fourth order."
This is perfect[ly unreal].
• 27 September 2014
“[Serious] Was Hitler literally Hitler? Couldn’t Hitler have been just figuratively Hitler? Or even just metaphorically Hitler?”
— Eternally66 on r/AskHistorian
• 29 August 2014
More fun on the DF bug tracker
The new version of Dwarf Fortress has brought with it many [terrifying], [inevitable] bugs. Some of them read like headlines from a surreal, Dwarfish tabloid newspaper.
• 28 July 2014
Black And White marble dice from Artisan Dice.
• 7 July 2014
Queen Nefertari playing Senet, 19th Dynasty
Senet is one of the oldest known board games. It has been found in Predynastic and First Dynasty burials of ancient Egypt, between 3500 BC and 3100 BC.. It was one of the most popular games of Egypt
• 6 July 2014
Bob Pepper’s art for cards from the Dark Tower board game
(via The Art Of Bob Pepper)
• 4 July 2014