Guilt and Logistics

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Guilt and Logistics

"Southern food had emerged as our pan-national cuisine. Hipsters from Brooklyn now descend on our mountain precincts in search of chocolate gravy, an Appalachian dish now falling out of favor in Kentucky, where it was once a Saturday-morning standard. Hippies from Berkeley now go questing for the last fish muddle in eastern North Carolina, hoping against hope to meet the old codger who still cooks his onions down in rendered salt pork. Emboldened by the views of outlanders, Southerners have begun to see the value in their own cookery, to comprehend that polenta is just grits with a mellifluous Italian accent."
John T. Edge: Why Southern Food Matters an excerpt from The Southerner’s Handbook: A Guide to Living the Good Life

"Southern food had emerged as our pan-national cuisine. Hipsters from Brooklyn now descend on our mountain precincts in search of chocolate gravy, an Appalachian dish now falling out of favor in Kentucky, where it was once a Saturday-morning standard. Hippies from Berkeley now go questing for the last fish muddle in eastern North Carolina, hoping against hope to meet the old codger who still cooks his onions down in rendered salt pork. Emboldened by the views of outlanders, Southerners have begun to see the value in their own cookery, to comprehend that polenta is just grits with a mellifluous Italian accent."

John T. Edge: Why Southern Food Matters
an excerpt from The Southerner’s Handbook: A Guide to Living the Good Life

"It’s always struck me as hilarious that friends who tout their taste in undiscovered music and underground supper clubs were so loyal to the most popular city in America. New York is the prom king. He knows he’s great, and he’s gonna make it really, really hard on you if you decide you want to love him."



wumbers:

Okay, new game! Let’s call it “Spotting Wumbers in the Wild”…I see 4 potential Wumbers here on this subway sign…do you?!
Taken with Instagram

Weird post for a Saturday evening. But if you’re ever at a loss for what to get a kid between the ages of, say, 4 and 8, a book by Amy Krouse Rosenthal will do the trick. "Chopsticks" is a particularly cool book and the new one, "Wumbers," which the above photo references, was on my kid’s reading wish list for the library. Cool design for parents (as children’s books go) and desired by kids. Everyone wins! Plus, you know, it’s a BOOK and not some ridiculous plastic piece of junk.

wumbers:

Okay, new game! Let’s call it “Spotting Wumbers in the Wild”…I see 4 potential Wumbers here on this subway sign…do you?!

Taken with Instagram

Weird post for a Saturday evening.

But if you’re ever at a loss for what to get a kid between the ages of, say, 4 and 8, a book by Amy Krouse Rosenthal will do the trick.

"Chopsticks" is a particularly cool book and the new one, "Wumbers," which the above photo references, was on my kid’s reading wish list for the library.

Cool design for parents (as children’s books go) and desired by kids. Everyone wins! Plus, you know, it’s a BOOK and not some ridiculous plastic piece of junk.

"Could they be fucking? How sad, she thinks, that two Americans should travel so far just to fuck. Don’t they fuck in America? she wonders."
Paris Review – Scenes Not Included in Henry James’s The Ambassadors (NSFW), Paul La Farge

"Could they be fucking? How sad, she thinks, that two Americans should travel so far just to fuck. Don’t they fuck in America? she wonders."

Paris Review – Scenes Not Included in Henry James’s The Ambassadors (NSFW), Paul La Farge

“’Do you know there’s a road that goes down Mexico and all the way to Panama—and maybe all the way to the bottom of South American where the Indians are seven feet tall and eat cocaine on the mountainside? Yes! You and I, Sal, we’d dig the whole world with a car like this because, man, the road must eventually lead to the whole world.’”
Paris Review – On The Road Again, Robert Moor

“’Do you know there’s a road that goes down Mexico and all the way to Panama—and maybe all the way to the bottom of South American where the Indians are seven feet tall and eat cocaine on the mountainside? Yes! You and I, Sal, we’d dig the whole world with a car like this because, man, the road must eventually lead to the whole world.’”

Paris Review – On The Road Again, Robert Moor

What am I googling today? Pretty interesting auto-responses, huh?

What am I googling today? Pretty interesting auto-responses, huh?

"Nothing changes, except you have to pay a sitter."



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The 40-Year-Old Reversion | The Awl

Holy f***ing sh*t, this article rings true. Thanks to my 25-year-old friend for pointing this out. :-/

Another good line in this piece:

"The difference between twenty-five and thirty-eight is that, at thirty-eight, when a strange man says he wants to have sex with you, you feel grateful."

Yep.



Check out this totally awesome interview on Fresh Air about a new Superman bio.

"Nothing more fully discloses the artist’s, the writer’s, flawed character than envy of a peer."