"I think I’ve been mischaracterized a bit as a guy who gets off on his own misery. I think that misery for people that are incredibly anxious or frightened is something consistent. I think that obsession sometimes works as almost a spirituality. You know, you have a routine that your brain kind of loops around, that you call ‘home,’ but that’s usually in defense of some other part of you that’s unruly and for me I think it’s anxiety and panic and worry and dread."
Marc Maron tells Terry Gross about his natural emotional state. (via nprfreshair)
Apparently me and Marc Maron are the same person
"It is necessary to fall in love, if only to provide an alibi for all the random despair you are going to feel anyway."
Albert Camus (via faulknerandfieldnotes)
I need an alibi.
This is also uncomfortably relevant and true to my life currently.
(Source: samsaranmusing, via absurdlakefront)
"Because, once alone, it is impossible to believe that one could ever have been otherwise. Loneliness is an absolute discovery."
— Marilynne Robinson, Housekeeping
"It’s important to realize that no matter what crazy thought that enters your head, there’s now a minor media outlet out there willing to tell you that you are right…And we get trapped in the sort of reality dysmorphia, this idea that we can just view what it is that we want to see in the world without that actually being attached to reality."
— Clay Johnson on a healthier “Information Diet” (via newshour)
If Jefferson’s greatest political legacy was the Declaration of Independence, this pure, precious moral teaching was his religious legacy. “I am a real Christian,” Jefferson insisted against the fundamentalists and clerics of his time. “That is to say, a disciple of the doctrines of Jesus.”
What were those doctrines? Not the supernatural claims that, fused with politics and power, gave successive generations wars, inquisitions, pogroms, reformations, and counterreformations. Jesus’ doctrines were the practical commandments, the truly radical ideas that immediately leap out in the simple stories he told and which he exemplified in everything he did. Not simply love one another, but love your enemy and forgive those who harm you; give up all material wealth; love the ineffable Being behind all things, and know that this Being is actually your truest Father, in whose image you were made. Above all: give up power over others, because power, if it is to be effective, ultimately requires the threat of violence, and violence is incompatible with the total acceptance and love of all other human beings that is at the sacred heart of Jesus’ teaching. That’s why, in his final apolitical act, Jesus never defended his innocence at trial, never resisted his crucifixion, and even turned to those nailing his hands to the wood on the cross and forgave them, and loved them.
(Source: uselesshime, via absurdlakefront)
"As a candidate, I appreciate your strategic mind, but as a woman all I care about is your slight but powerful body"
Leslie Knope (Amy Poehler) to Ben Wyatt (Adam Scott), Parks & Recreation S4E17
There is nothing that could make this moment of eating Graeter’s while enjoying Parks & Recreation any better (except of course Ben Wyatt snuggled up next to me). This show is just SO GOOD
"But, of course! Actually, Hillary helped Obama kill Breitbart, using the same knife she used to murder Vince Foster. Then they had a troop of Communist lesbian girl scouts bury the body near Obama’s birth place in Kenya, in a secret Muslim ceremony, before plotting to send all of America’s children to college, so they could grow up to be atheistic climate scientists bent on fluoridating our water in order to kill Jesus before He could show that Obama was faking last quarter’s jobs figures.
Connect the dots, my friends, connect the dots!"
— Dominionism Is Destroying America (via apoplecticskeptic)
"No, you can’t deny women their basic rights and pretend it’s about your “religious freedom.” If you don’t like birth control, don’t use it. Religious freedom doesn’t mean you can force others to live by your own beliefs."
— President Barack Obama (via ithedivine)
Look who they are giving us now. What do they think, we’re stupid?” Scott Kanas, who works at a Chrysler truck plant in Michigan, said, talking about Mitt Romney.
“Now he’s Michigan’s son, before he told us to kiss his ass. He has no loyalty. His loyalty is to the almighty buck.
— WARREN, Mich. | If you want a sense of the challenges Mitt Romney and the GOP have in Michigan, you could learn a lot from standing on the corner of Mound and East 9 Mile roads in suburban Detroit, Dante Chinni reports. (via newshour)
"You know what’s going to be painful? When my mother remarries your father and I’m your new sister and dad likes me best. And then we send you away to an all-girls boarding school where you find true love and on visiting day I come up and steal your new girlfriend. The following Spring we marry in a civil ceremony which you are forced to cater, and everyone hates your catering. And you get a bad review on Yelp, which pretty much sinks your organic lesbian catering venture."
Dalia, Suburgatory S1E15
She is THE BEST
"He [Rick Santorum] is a staunch opponent of abortion, even in the case of rape. Even in the case of rape, telling CNN recently that a woman, in that case, should, and I quote, ‘make the best out of a bad situation, and accept the gift from God.’ Wow. I think women should say the same thing to Santorum, Andy, after from now until the end of his weaselly life, they see him in the street and kick him in the fucking balls. ‘Please accept this gift from God, Rick, this pointed-shoed gift to your plums. Why are you rolling around on the ground crying, Rick? Please make the best out of this bad situation. In fact, rejoice, because I believe another lady is coming over to gift you with another high-velocity nut shot. Praise be, Rick! God is graciously raining gifts into your groinal area, you fucking douche.’"
John Oliver on Rick Santorum, The Bugle 183 (via sixpencesoulcake)
Can this please be the new “glitter-bomb”?
"Her tone and her power put her in a class nearly by herself. And unlike other glamor queens of that era, Houston also cultivated a certain wry warmth, the laugh that burst out of her gorgeous mouth and let us know that she would always come down from the throne, kick off her spiked heels and dance with us."
— Ann Powers via Whitney Houston: Her Life Played Out Like An Opera (via nprmusic)
"I’ve gotten that I’m too “Jewy” before, and I was reading from The Diary of Anne Frank"
— Casey Klein (Lizzy Caplan), Party Down S2.E2