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Someday all the forms I’ve illegibly and incorrectly filled out, and all the attempts to cross out things I accidentally wrote on receipts and letters, and all the spelling and grammatical mistakes I’ve made on papers and in e-mails — someday they’ll all catch up with and destroy me. 

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Is Netflix Doomed?
Posted by Nicholas Thompson, newyorker.com
For a while, Net­flix seemed like the smartest tech com­pa­ny around. Search­ing for movies online was easy; mail­ing them back off-line was cathar­tic. The com­pa­ny con­stant­ly tweaked its red envelopes, try­ing to cre­ate one that you could op…

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Is Netflix Doomed?
Posted by Nicholas Thompson, newyorker.com

For a while, Net­flix seemed like the smartest tech com­pa­ny around. Search­ing for movies online was easy; mail­ing them back off-line was cathar­tic. The com­pa­ny con­stant­ly tweaked its red envelopes, try­ing to cre­ate one that you could op…

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The short-tailed cricket is known to eat its own wings. There is evidence of certain animals digesting their own nervous tissue when they transition to a new phase of life. The sea squirt (with a tadpole-like shape) contains a ganglion ‘brain’ in its head, which it digests after attaching itself to a rock and becoming stationary, forming an anemone-like organism. This has been used as evidence that the purpose of brain and nervous tissue is primarily to produce movement.
Self-cannibalism among animals

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we do, I think, yes.

-They moved the boundary of our neighborhood and changed the name of our subway station. 

-Where is the boundary now?

-East. Further east, or, further southeast. Yes, a bit more southeast than east. 

-And the old station name?

-It’s still on the signs. But now there are fliers which correct the signs. 

-Do we still live in our neighborhood?

-We do, I think, yes. 

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Dirty Projectors - Gun Has No Trigger (by DominoRecords)

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Sometimes I muse about how wonderful it would be if I could string all my dreams together into one continuous life, a life consisting of entire days full of imaginary companions and created people.
Fernando Pessoa (via narrator-jack)

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Opening shot
Interiors
Dir. Woody Allen
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Interiors

Dir. Woody Allen

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Read and Not Heard? Gaddis at the National Book Awards

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When Gravity’s Rainbow won the National Book Award for Fiction in 1974, Thomas Pynchon’s publisher arranged for the comedian Professor Irwin Corey to accept on Pynchon’s behalf. Corey’s rambling, surrealist performance (including a streaker running across the stage) turned Pynchon’s absence from the ceremony into a manic spectacle worthy of one of his novels. Two years later, J R took the fiction prize. While William Gaddis wasn’t an outright recluse like Pynchon, he did avoid public appearances. His compromise for the NBA ceremony was to appear with a brief speech about how “a writer should be read and not heard, let alone seen.”

Gaddis did his best to keep himself out of his works. He refused to have author photos on his book jackets, although he did allow publicity photographs to be circulated. He did not do an English language interview until 1982. Even then, that interview was with Steven Moore and John Keuhl, long-time Gaddis advocates who allowed the interview to be run on his terms. He avoided American television, as he mentions in the BBC interview posted here a few days ago (although he did appear as an extra in Ganja & Hesse, a 1973 independent vampire film produced by an acquaintance of his). He felt that withholding biographical information would focus attention the writing itself.

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George Plimpton seriously did try everything.

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Ceiling and window from Last Year at Marienbad

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