Stuff That Interests Me

Apr 17

How economic news keeps us dumb and stops us changing the world | Philosophers' Mail -

"Lying awake at night, for instance, some of us may wonder, in a sincere and yet inarticulate way, why it is that the world built by capitalism is not (bathos intended) nicer…. Couldn’t we start again in some new way, rejig things, perhaps pass some laws and experiment with bold new ideas in order to create a freer, less anxious, happier world?"

Apr 03

Richard Ayoade on The Double: 'Darth Vader is within all of us' - video interview | Culture | The Guardian

Mar 31

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Mar 28

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“The Truth of Revolution, Brother.” Punk Philosophy book by Lisa, Charlie & Robin — Kickstarter -

"We believe the originators of this movement were onto something really important. They had a unique view on an alternative way of operating in (and often outside) society . Fired with anger, frustration—and hope—they got to work. And the consequences have been as powerful as they are challenging.

We’ve reconnected to the same people that were behind this philosophical shift – to discover how they live their values today. What have they learned? What’s the lasting punk legacy? We’re interested in what this means for us—now—and how it can help us all lead more authentic lives.”

Mar 27

Kurt Vonnegut on the Secret of Happiness: An Homage to Joseph Heller’s Wisdom | Brain Pickings -

JOE HELLER by Kurt Vonnegut

True story, Word of Honor:
Joseph Heller, an important and funny writer
now dead,
and I were at a party given by a billionaire
on Shelter Island.

I said, “Joe, how does it make you feel
to know that our host only yesterday
may have made more money
than your novel ‘Catch-22′
has earned in its entire history?”
And Joe said, “I’ve got something he can never have.”
And I said, “What on earth could that be, Joe?”
And Joe said, “The knowledge that I’ve got enough.”
Not bad! Rest in peace!”

Mar 26

Berlin photobooth silliness. Me (right) and friend Bekki

Berlin photobooth silliness. Me (right) and friend Bekki

"Do art and do it for the rest of your lives"

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http://twistedsifter.com/2014/03/kurt-vonnegut-letter-to-students/

What I had to say to you, moreover, would not take long, to wit: Practice any art, music, singing, dancing, acting, drawing, painting, sculpting, poetry, fiction, essays, reportage, no matter how well or badly, not to get money and fame, but to experience becoming, to find out what’s inside you, to make your soul grow. Seriously! I mean starting right now, do art and do it for the rest of your lives.

Only in England: Photographs by Tony Ray-Jones and Martin Parr | All Things Go! Travel Blog -

I love photography. Street photography is my absolute favourite, and street photography with humour is the best of the best for me. So it was with great excitement that I boarded the train to London for the Only in England exhibition of photographs by Tony Ray-Jones and Martin Parr at the Science Museum….

Sep 28

My Top Things to do in San Francisco | All Things Go!

Aug 12

Claire Balding at the O2 Arena - YouTube -

"[Cancer] has made me realise how fragile we are, and how much it matters that you do a job that you love, that you do things every day if you can but certainly every week that make a difference to the lives of other people, and that you go about life generally feeling bloody lucky to be here."

Aug 11

Julia Davis: laughing in the dark | Television & radio | The Guardian

Aug 02

William Eggleston Talks… - NOWNESS

Jul 31

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