Archive of June 2008
I had staked all on Gussie making a favourable impression on his hostess, basing my confidence on the fact that he was one of those timid, obsequious, teacup-passing, thin-bread-and-butter-offering yes-men whom women of my Aunt Dahlia’s type nearly always like at first sight. That I had not overrated my acumen was proved by her next in order, which, I was pleased to note, assayed a markedly larger percentage of the milk of human kindness.
— Right Ho, Jeeves by P.G. Wodehouse
Wooster: “What do you call it when two people of opposite sexes are bunged together in close association in a secluded spot, meeting each other every day and seeing a lot of each other?”
Jeeves: “Is ‘propinquity’ the word you wish, sir?”
Wooster: “It is. I stake everything on propinquity, Jeeves. Propinquity, in my opinion, is what will do the trick.”
— Right Ho, Jeeves by P.G. Wodehouse.
Alright, alright, alright, alright, alright, alright, alright, alright, alright, alright, alright, alright, alright, alright, alright.
— OutKast - Hey Ya. There are so many fun parts that could be quoted, but I like this one. I remember hearing someone say that if you don’t like this song you don’t like music.
For perhaps the split part of a second nothing happens. It is as though all Nature waited breathless. Then, suddenly, it is as if the Last Trump had sounded and Judgment Day set in with unusual severity.
Bonfires burst out all in parts of the frame. The abdomen becomes heavily charged with molten lava. A great wind seems to blow through the world, and the subject is aware of something resembling a steam hammer striking the back of the head. During this phase, the ears ring loudly, the eyeballs rotate and there is a tingling about the brow.
And then, just as you are feeling that you ought to ring up your lawyer and see that your affairs are in order before it is too late, the whole situation seems to clarify. The wind drops. The ears cease to ring. Birds twitter. Brass bands start playing. The sun comes up over the horizon with a jerk.
And a moment later all you are conscious of is a great peace.
— Right Ho, Jeeves by PG Wodehouse
How many of you there still are, girls and boys of various ages, raised by naive parents in the seventies. How many of you there are, so unhappy, not knowing how to be happy. How I long to take pity on you, how I long to help you. To touch you through the Twilight - gently, with no force at all. To give you just a little confidence in yourself, just a bit of optimism, a gram of willpower, a crumb of irony. To help you, so that you can help others. But I can’t.
— The Night Watch - Sergei Lukyanenko
How to (not) make bread. He looks like he could put a bun in the oven, but I’m not sure he’s into girls.20 June 2008 - 14:18 | Tags: bread, dance
Knights of Cydonia - Muse. I realise I’m a few years old on this one, but it has cowboys, sci-fi, robots, unicorns, kung-fu and rock music. If I were to ever make a music video I would use this as my inspiration.17 June 2008 - 15:38 | Tags: music, musicvideo, unicorns, robots, scifi, western, cowboys, kungfu
A life, Jimmy, you know what that is? It’s the shit that happens while you’re waiting for moments that never come.
— Lester Freamon, to Jimmy McNulty - The Wire
All in the game yo, all in the game.
— Omar Little, another candidate for greatest ever TV character - The Wire
I believe that you are sincere and good at heart. If you do not attain happiness, always remember that you are on a good path, and try not to leave it. Above all, avoid lies, all lies, especially the lie to yourself. Keep watch on your own lie and examine it every hour, every minute. And avoid contempt, both of others and of yourself: what seems bad to you in yourself is purified by the very fact that you have noticed it in yourself. And avoid fear, though fear is simply the consequence of every lie. Never be frightened at your own faintheartedness in attaining love, and meanwhile do not even be very frightened by your own bad acts.