We applaud the creation of a bomb whose sole purpose is to destroy all of mankind, and we grow up watching our president’s brains splattered all over Texas. Times have not become more violent. They have just become more televised. Does anyone think the Civil War was the least bit civil? If television had existed, you could be sure they would have been there to cover it, or maybe even participate in it, like their violent car chase of Princess Di. Disgusting vultures looking for corpses, exploiting, fucking, filming and serving it up for our hungry appetites in a gluttonous display of endless human stupidity. — Marilyn Manson, “Whose Fault Is It?” (Rolling Stone, 1999)
If I’m an advocate for anything, it’s to move. As far as you can, as much as you can. Across the ocean, or simply across the river. The extent to which you can walk in someone else’s shoes or at least eat their food, it’s a plus for everybody. Open your mind, get up off the couch, move. — Anthony Bourdain, No Reservations (Series Finale)
I hope you’re very happy. And I hope she knows you only like the beginnings of things. —
Mad Men, 4x13 - “Tomorrowland”
Truer words have never been spoken.
If you don’t like your job, you don’t strike! You just go in every day and do it real half-assed. That’s the American way! — Homer Simpson
English? Why should I study English? I’m never gonna go to England! — Homer Simpson
You’ve tried and failed. The lesson here is, never try again. — Homer Simpson
What is happiness? It’s a moment before you need more happiness. — Don Draper (via sickeninglyliberal)
Worst of all, I swallowed your bullshit. You can rationalize it all you want by saying you were always honest with me - but it still stings. — A “no strings” girlfriend to Hank Moody in the most recent Californication episode.
I remember when cable TV was new, and had such promise - there would be channels dedicated to specialty disciplines, that would pursue a niche doggedly for a slice of the audience. The History Channel would be about history, not von Daniken and Nazi UFOs; Discovery would be about science, not motorcycle enthusiasts and bargain hunters; the Learning Channel would be about learning, not octuplets and hoarding; the SciFi channel would actually present decent science-fiction, instead of schlock horror, ghost-hunters, and fake wrestling. Garbage conquered all, didn’t it? — PZ Myers on the decline of cable television programming (via fortuneandglory)