Being solitary is being alone well: being alone luxuriously immersed in doings of your own choice, aware of the fullness of your own presence rather than of the absence of others.

Alice Koller.

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(via zenmarxist)

The 35-60 rule

There are some things you’re not allowed to do between the ages of 35 and 60. Under 35 is fine (young and good looking and still experimenting), as is over 60 (veteran, young at heart, ‘what I want to be when I grow up’), but in-between is a bit sad and menopausal.

1. Dance at a gig in the middle at the front on your own. Maybe a few rows back, or at the side or wait til others dance too. (see also );

2. Get your first tat or your first piercing (ok if you’re just adding to earlier ones of course, just not the first one);

3. Get your first motorbike (again, ok if it’s not your first);

More to come.

You can’t interrupt a Turk

Think about it. If they’re not going to tell you the verb until the end of the sentence, you don’t know enough about what they will have said until they’ve finished. Cunning!

(OK this is just an edit of my earlier paragraph about the German language: )

Nothing of scale, however venerable, can survive the dread spirit of petit-bourgeois contagion. — Joseph Roth, ‘The White Cities’ (written 1925-39)
All makes perfect sense.Time for a new campaign.

All makes perfect sense.Time for a new campaign.

A total waste of time

Jake Chapman, on taking children to art galleries.

Probably just being provocative, as per. Does he also want to ban the adults who don’t understand the art of Pollock and Rothko?  Maybe the same ones who still haven’t worked out it’s not the same as children’s paintings?