[Saudade] describes a deep emotional state of nostalgic longing for an absent...– Saudade, from Wikipedia
SYZYGY, definition from wiktionary: 1. (astronomy, astrology) A kind of unity, namely an alignment of three celestial bodies (for example, the Sun, Earth, and Moon) such that one body is directly between the other two, such as occurs at an eclipse 2. (psychology) An archetypal pairing of contrasexual opposites, symbolizing the communication of the conscious and unconscious minds
At Pegasus by Terrance Hayes They are like those crazy women who tore...– “At Pegasus” by Terrance Hayes. (Listen to him read it, I say.)
kerf - The groove or slit created by cutting a workpiece; an incision. The width...– http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/kerf
Polysemic - Having a number of meanings, interpretations or understandings.– http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/polysemic
MOUNTAIN DEW COMMERCIAL DISGUISED AS A LOVE POEM Here’s what I’ve got, the...– from Rattle #31, Summer 2009 Matthew Olzmann via theanchorsong
Amanda Palmer: WHERE ALL THIS KICKSTARTER MONEY IS... →
amandapalmer: my dear comrades, this is a long blog, but i have something important i’d love for you to read first. save it for later if you have to, but READ IT. (a lot of you, especially the music-biz types, probably already have.) it’s a now-famous piece of writing from the early 90’s by producer steve…
Fun with Maps (from Land That I Live) →
I like pretty much everything about this post. All three links are beautiful.
Papers from Philosophical Transactions of the... →
benlansky: This is a link to a torrent on the Pirate Bay. I’m not encouraging you to participate in illegal downloading, but rather to read the uploader’s remarks beneath the link, which are: This archive contains 18,592 scientific publications totaling 33GiB, all from Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society and which should be available to everyone at no cost, but most have...
Revista69's Best Music Videos of 2011 →
Some really good ones in there. Including quite a few I’d never seen.
mycroftismight: This is a thing I saw when I was walking the path to the River of Souls (that’s a literal translation of the name, dramatic right) in Pirenópolis (the city/village I was staying in). It just looks like it came directly from a Miyazaki movie. Terrifying.
thole. To suffer or undergo. To endure, to tolerate, to put up with. 1922, James Joyce, Ulysses: Seventy beds keeps he there teeming mothers are wont that they lie for to thole and bring forth bairns hale so God’s angel to Mary quoth.
Um vídeo com Nacho y los Caracoles
gentequeviene: Falamos dos Nacho y los Caracoles esta semana. O disco que acabaram de publicar é uma beleza. Agora, que estamos no pé de um feriado prolongado, começamos a tarde de sexta-feira com uma sequência delícia do trio cantando e tocando nesse formato que alguns paulistanos descolados decidiram chamar de “intimista”. Nacho y los Caracoles - Cantale.
I love how gchat is so democratic in who it selects from your email contacts to display. Anyone you’ve emailed with a gmail address shows up. Some awkward connections of people who’ve appeared in my gchat listing over the years: a professor I didn’t get along with a guy I bought things from over the internet someone I applied for a job from (but didn’t get it)...
"Él es mi amigo"
things I've learned very recently
Apparently “matrix” means womb.
Lying in my bed last night, I remembered this word, or rather the idea of this word. I left myself a note to find in the morning: “defining something by what it is not?” This morning, a bit of searching found it for me. Wikipedia explains: “Apophasis was originally and more broadly a method of logical reasoning or argument by denial—a way of describing what something is by...
New word for every-day use. Oneiromancy. (noun.) The practice of predicting the future through interpretation of dreams.