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That’s Alan on the FUCK Alan’s life. (HT C)
That’s Alan on the right.

“You feel me? I seen what the fuck was going on, asked a few people what was up and who was who and what was what. I am just about my money. You hear me? I love money. I love it. I swear to God.”

—   correctional officer quoted in Toobin’s NY’er story
That’s Alan on the FUCK Alan’s life

That’s Alan on the FUCK Alan’s life

That’s Alan on the right

Bodleian Library, MS. Ashmole 1511, fol. 15v

That’s Alan on the right

Bodleian Library, MS. Ashmole 1511, fol. 15v

sparklesdire:

hazlitt on wordsworth

sparklesdire:

hazlitt on wordsworth

“Suppose, reasonably I think, that ceteris paribus humans prefer to “be good”. That is, we prefer to do work that is productive and engage in behavior that is ethical. Suppose, also reasonably, that a well ordered society depends upon people sometimes making choices opposed to their material interests on ethical or other grounds. Then it is obvious how inequality might be costly. Instead of talking about “incentives to” (produce, extract rents, whatever), we might describe outcome dispersion as a tax on refraining from mercenary behavior. If the difference between economic winners and losers is modest, people of ordinary virtue might refrain from participating in activities they consider corrupt, might even be willing to “blow the whistle”, because the cost of doing so is outweighed by their preference for behaving well. But as outcome dispersion grows, absenting oneself from or even opposing activities that would be personally remunerative but socially undesirable becomes too costly.”

—   interfluidity
That’s Alan on the right. (via C)

That’s Alan on the right. (via C)

“‘Disillusion’ does exist, as typhus exists and the Protestant religion. The same ‘brutes’ say ‘disillusion’ as say ‘standpoint’ and ‘preventative’ and ‘equally as well’ and ‘to whomsoever shall ask’.”

—   Hopkins, letter to Bridges (quoted here)
theparisreview:

“Everywhere I go I’m asked if I think the universities stifle writers. My opinion is that they don’t stifle enough of them.” —Flannery O’Connor, as quoted by Reynolds Price

theparisreview:

“Everywhere I go I’m asked if I think the universities stifle writers. My opinion is that they don’t stifle enough of them.” —Flannery O’Connor, as quoted by Reynolds Price

That’s Alan on the right. (via C)

That’s Alan on the right. (via C)

me:

sometimes you can't tell if it was a saw or a fart

C:

how positively ripping!

“Why is a raven like a writing desk?”

“I don’t know,” Gregor told the faceless interrogator for the fiftieth time.

“We can’t help you if you won’t work with us. Perhaps another day in the machine will convince you to cooperate.”

That’s Alan on the right. (via C)
magpiemouse:

Steve Fitch
Snakepit operator, Highway 66, Sayre, Oklahoma, 1973

magpiemouse:

Steve Fitch

Snakepit operator, Highway 66, Sayre, Oklahoma, 1973

(via lesstraveledby)