The creation of the new is neither a rejection nor an improvement of what was—but a tribute. The Potato Eaters, Vincent van Gogh David, Michelangelo Girl with a Pearl Earring, Johannes Vermeer The scream, Edvard Munch Guernica, Pablo Picasso Girl with Balloon, Banksy Fountain, Marcel Duchamp
How did philosophy become the annoying one? Of the seven liberal arts that make up the three-year-long job application to Starbucks, five are tedious schlock. Music is respite and logic is philosophy's scaffolding. At a time when beliefs were adulterating lives, philosophy put thought through a purification process. It was a cataract for a fading … Continue reading Philosophy
A haiku is a poetic form of 17 syllables arranged in three lines of 5, 7, and 5 syllables. Bullshit What the litshit sortis a haiku? Bitchplease nowwhat's a syllable?Something 'bout vowelsWhat am I, Shakespeare's bitch?I ain't counting sound.Introducing *cough*online syllable counteraeiou, dickheads.Extraversion Social life: Is thatthe one where you live in hopeof shagging strangers? … Continue reading This sentence has seventeen syllables. Nope. Now? Nope. Now? Nope. Snake. Now?
How could you be happy when we produce 400 million tonnes of plastic waste every year? Give me something raw and repulsive. Give me something that can keep me in a state of rage for a bare minimum of three days. Give this to me in the name of higher-order truth, by which I mean, … Continue reading How to win an election
Dear Vincent, You never saw a starry night, did you? You saw something else. Only you could see that way. So deeply, so ignorantly, so entirely. So universally. I have written about several things, Vincent. Many many things. All stuff I have struggled with, but none that actually mattered. In fact, writing became a great … Continue reading The great fire
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Hello, children. Obviously, you are not reading this. You have more important things to do, like licking the doorknob or applying hand sanitizer on your face. I don't intend at all to disturb your living-life-on-the-edge schedule, but, then, you are our only hope. Not hope in the I-will-live-my-life-through-you (it's called vicarious, but it will be … Continue reading How to break an adult? A children’s guide
"Find your passion." "Finding your passion is stupid. Find what you are good at, and do it long enough, and it will become your passion." Find something you undisputedly suck at, but for strictly self-loathing reasons, want to continue doing, and then keep doing until you realize you have become so good at being bad … Continue reading Bhakti
I'm Waiting in my cold cell when the bell begins to chimeReflecting on my past life and it doesn't have much time'Cause at 5 o'clock, they take me to the Gallows PoleThe sands of time for me are running low If writing feels like anything, it feels like that Iron Maiden song. It's why every … Continue reading How much longer?