GOETZ: Someone was to have come in the autumn.
GOETZ: I don’t know any more. [Pause] Tell me. What is today? What day of what month?
HILDA: Do you think I count the days? We have only one now, that begins and begins again; it is given to us with the dawn and taken away with the night. You are a clock that has stopped and always tells the same time.—Jean Paul Sartre
—from “The Devil & The Good Lord” (translated by Kitty Black)
—found in The Devil & The Good Lord and Two Other Plays (1960
costive · /KAH-stive/ · /ˈkɒstɪv/. adjective. Slow or reluctant to act; lethargic. Stingy. Originally: constipated. From Latin constipare (to press or crowd together), from con- (together) + stipare (to cram, pack).[Read more…]
Links: June 21, 2020
- “I use time as a medium to define how long each portrait is colored in. 1 year of life = 1 minute of color.” Powerful. → stolen
- Be careful who you donate to. → “The Black Lives Matter Foundation” Raised Millions. It’s Not Affiliated With The Black Lives Matter Movement.
- An interesting, interactive approach. Slide a few dials around and see how your intuition compares to reality. → Do You Know How Divided White And Black Americans Are On Racism?
- Apologies to all the people named Karen who aren’t Karens → You Know Karen. But do you know the names that could be “other Karens” or “future Karens?” We found them using data.
- “…an imaginary museum that explores the strange place between art and curiosities.” → The Museum of Ridiculously Interesting Things
- “Watch Netflix at work by making it look like you’re on a conference call.” → Netflix Hangouts
- I’ve never asked for donations, but I’ll make an exception if you want throw this my way. → Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s childhood home up for sale, complete with pool, party room and library for 22,000 books
- Play like a child at home → Fold-n-Fly database of Paper Airplane Designs ► Play like a researcher at home → Seventy-Five Scientific Research Projects You Can Contribute to Online
- For laughs → Texting With Famous Authors ※ For “dawwwwww” laughs → San Diego Zoo’s baby pygmy hippo makes splashy debut ※ For grimacing laughs → This Foot Does Not Exist ※ For pained laughs → Name a thing that lasted longer than the Confederacy. (New Coke, among other things).
- Today in 1788 the U.S. Constitution is ratified. Today in 1964, civil- and voting-rights activists James Chaney, Andrew Goodman, and Michael Schwerner are abducted and lynched by a group including a Deputy Sheriff under the supervision of a Sheriff known for ignoring racially motivated crimes. ※ Today in 2015, Charles Marshall, armed with a cordless drill with no bit, is shot and killed by police after his wife called the police because he was suicidal and had sliced open one of his wrists. The cop told Marshall’s distraught wife that, “We [police] are trained to kill.” ※ Also today in 2015, Adrian Simental, unarmed, is killed by police responding to a psychiatric call. ※ Today in 2016, Pedro Cruz-Amado, wielding a metal chair, is killed by the police responding to a psychiatric call. ※ Also today in 2016, Lane Lesko, armed with a BB gun, is shot and killed by police responding to a psychiatric call.
A Class Divided
[Content warning: the N-word.]
“The day after Martin Luther King, Jr. was killed, Jane Elliott, a teacher in a small, all-white Iowa town, divided her third-grade class into blue-eyed and brown-eyed groups and gave them a daring lesson in discrimination. This is the story of that lesson, its lasting impact on the children, and its enduring power 30 years later.” → ► A Class Divided (full film) | FRONTLINE
Africa by Toto on Tesla Coils
Responses: June 21, 2020
- Reader B.: “Apricots: as a lifelong Jacobean revenge fan, I can’t help but share this odd bit from Malfi, where a schemer detects a hidden pregnancy via that fruit.”
- Reader J.: “I loved the full etymology — but couldn’t resist the sound connection: from Arabic al-birquq, from Spanish Albuquerque…”