explore-blog
explore-blog:


In every act of punctuation, as in every such musical cadence, one can tell whether there is an intention or whether it is pure sloppiness. To put it more subtly, one can sense the difference between a subjective will that brutally demolishes the rules and a tactful sensitivity that allows the rules to echo in the background even where it suspends them.

German philosopher, musicologist, and social critic Theodor Adorno, born 111 years ago today, on the art of punctuation.

explore-blog:

In every act of punctuation, as in every such musical cadence, one can tell whether there is an intention or whether it is pure sloppiness. To put it more subtly, one can sense the difference between a subjective will that brutally demolishes the rules and a tactful sensitivity that allows the rules to echo in the background even where it suspends them.

German philosopher, musicologist, and social critic Theodor Adorno, born 111 years ago today, on the art of punctuation.

newyorker

newyorker:

While working as an electrician at Windows on the World, in 2001, Konstantin Petrov documented the banalities of the World Trade Center. Nick Paumgarten writes:

“Inadvertently or not, he left behind a ghostly record, apparently the only one, of this strange twentieth-century aerie, as though he’d been sent here for this purpose alone.”

All photographs by Konstantin Petrov

fairmanrants
fairmanrants:

Whenever the news reports “what happened on twitter” I feel like it sounds like your younger sibling trying to explain to you the TOTALLY HILARIOUS THING that happened at primary school today. “Oh my god Anne said Mungo was totally dead - but he SO wasn’t! And then Peter thought Anne said “Mango” and *catches breath* oh my god it was SOOOO FUNNY!”

Guess you had to be there.

fairmanrants:

Whenever the news reports “what happened on twitter” I feel like it sounds like your younger sibling trying to explain to you the TOTALLY HILARIOUS THING that happened at primary school today. “Oh my god Anne said Mungo was totally dead - but he SO wasn’t! And then Peter thought Anne said “Mango” and *catches breath* oh my god it was SOOOO FUNNY!”

Guess you had to be there.