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heracliteanfire:

A spiky beetle I found in Portugal.

heracliteanfire:

A spiky beetle I found in Portugal.

"The Ruff is a long-necked, pot-bellied bird. The Ruff forages in wet grassland and soft mud, probing or searching by sight for edible items.” Furthermore, that’s Alan on the right. 

"The Ruff is a long-necked, pot-bellied bird. The Ruff forages in wet grassland and soft mud, probing or searching by sight for edible items.” Furthermore, that’s Alan on the right. 

“Light represents a constant fraction of per capita GDP over time; the world has been spending 0.72 percent of its GDP for light for 300 years now.”

Snouts!

(Source: theparisreview)

"He is a lot cooler than either of us will ever be." - C

"He is a lot cooler than either of us will ever be." - C

That’s Alan on the right. (HT @egabbert)

That’s Alan on the right. (HT @egabbert)

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)