“In Sanskrit, the word for ‘chessboard’ and ‘spider’ are the same - ashtapada, meaning ‘having eight legs’.”—This is for Substrom from QI Fact of the Day - I have no idea what his ingeniously twisted brain is going to make of this newfound wisdom.
.. the concept of Baby Tattooville. Its inane selectivist (it’s a word now!), capitalistic and commercial ideal disgusts me to such a high degree that I want to leave the art world behind and work in a Chinese fish factory. Seriously. Where’s the application form?
Who can afford this shit anyway and who gets all the money? I’m sure it’s not the artists…
And yes, I do know that art fairs are even more commercial, elitist and exploitative, but that’s why they’re called FAIRS and that’s exactly why I boycott most of them.
Less decadence and hedonism - more sweat, tears and bloody hard work please.
“After more than 30 years as a fugitive from U.S. justice, Roman Polanski, the director of legendary films including “Chinatown” and “Rosemary’s Baby,” was arrested in Switzerland on an international warrant as he arrived in Zurich for a film festival featuring a retrospective of his work, the Swiss authorities said Sunday.”—
… finally got behind the secret why I make everyone smile at the shop. It’s because I have absolutely no pride, no shame, no seriousness, no fear of inventing new facial expressions every single day, and very importantly, a secret love affair with my own clumsiness. I’m fully aware of how ridiculous and whimsical my words and deeds are most of the time.
I know that I know nothing but that I probably know this one particular fact better than anyone else.
I never thought of humans as a very intelligent or elegant looking species anyway and it always cracks me up when humanoids try to look sophisticated. Because we’re not. Look at our anatomy… our strangely shaped ears… our useless toes… our weirdly textured skin… the strange quality of our hair. And that massive thing called nose slap bang in the middle of everyone’s mug.
Let’s face it - we’re all not very pretty and if you consider yourself slightly prettier than others, it just means you spend too much time in front of a mirror. Every drunk alley cat has a million times more grace.
We’re a fucking evolutionary joke and the earlier we learn not to take ourselves so damn seriously, the better, because it’ll leave us more years to laugh at ourselves.