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in the dark

“I see thee better in the dark / I do not need a light.” – Emily Dickinson

photo from 15 Cents Photography


this is why I don’t like Twilight

Excerpts from Reasoning With Vampires

 

 

 

 


pyjamas are evil

Turns out Commissioner Michael Williams of Caddo Parish, Louisiana is trying to ban pyjamas from being worn in public. In his own words:

“The moral fiber in America is dwindling away. It’s pajamas today, what is it going to be tomorrow? Walking around in your underwear?”

Head over to Jezebel.com to read about high school students working the baggy pants/tight tops trend, an opinion piece on pyjamas as high fashion and a debate on whether this ban would be a triumph or a travesty.

fashion designer Rachel Roy wearing pyjamas on the red carpet


book sculptures by Guy Laramee

From ThisIsColossal.com:

“So I carve landscapes out of books and I paint Romantic landscapes. Mountains of disused knowledge return to what they really are: mountains. They erode a bit more and they become hills. Then they flatten and become fields where apparently nothing is happening. Piles of obsolete encyclopedias return to that which does not need to say anything, that which simply IS. Fogs and clouds erase everything we know, everything we think we are.” – Guy Laramee

 


Def: Interrobang

A combination of a question mark (also known as the “interrogative point”) and an exclamation mark (known in printer’s jargon as the “bang”). Usually used at the end of a question asked in an excited or agitated manner. Sometimes as ?! and sometimes as…

From “Martin K Spektor, 73, Creator of Interrobang”, printed in The New York Times on 16 February 1988:

The mark is said to be the typographical equivalent of a grimace or a shrug of the shoulders. It applied solely to the rhetorical, Mr. Speckter said, when a writer wished to convey incredulity.

For example, the interrobang would be used in an expression like this: ‘You call that a hat?!’

 

  • The interrobang was first conceptualised in 1962 by Martin K Spektor, the head of an advertising agency.
  • An interrobang key was available on some Remington typewriters in 1968.
  • The interrobang is currently used as the logo of the State Library of New South Wales in Australia.

sinners never sleep

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