John Sayles in an 1985 interview on being creative when it’s not your “creative.” Still applies.
It’s things like this that make it feel like sometimes Don Delillo and David Foster Wallace really aren’t fiction writers at all.
Portraits of (clockwise from bottom left) former President Nicolas Sarkozy of France, Prime Minister Stephen Harper of Canada, the crown prince of Abu Dhabi, Mohammed bin Zayed, and the former president of South Korea, Lee Myung-bak. All were painted by former President George W. Bush.
I have no idea what this picture is, but my friend Toby had it in his FB timeline. Timeline or no: timeless.
Kermit had “It’s Not Easy Being Green.” Big Bird just has his thoughts and a 100 yard stare.
"…the theater was built not too long ago by a man from France with considerable means. Tons of old seats and a generator were hauled in from Cairo, not to mention a giant screen that looked like the sail of a ship.
Everything was set for opening night, with one small problem. Kikkas says the locals weren’t particularly keen on the whole idea and decided to discreetly sabotage the generator. A single movie was never screened. So now it sits in the middle of a desert, a random movie theater that was never used.”
I’m just waiting for HBO or Netflix to get this theater running again to kick off one if their shows.
"You are one animal, that’s clear, but you’re not one cell. You’re trillions of cells all working together in a cooperative fashion. And the product of all that cooperation is singular: one unique YOU made up of trillions of individual cells. Biologists talk about this in terms of ‘levels of organization.’ On one level, you’re trillions of cells, on another level, you’re one unique animal. So far we’re talking two levels of organization. Level 1: cell. Level 2: animal. Can you imagine what kind of crazy weird creature would exist if we add a third level?
Imagine a creature that is not just made up of trillions of cells, but also hundreds of animals. All these animals work together in the same way your cells work together, creating a kind of superorganism. Ants could be considered a superorganism, all working together with one queen. Siphonophores, like the ocean dandelion, take this whole idea one step further.”
The Ocean Dandelion, individual organisms working in different functions to keep their colony alive, all sharing tissue (e.g., a common stomach.)