Belated but long overdue
"I try to stay away from other people. I don’t like to have to be keeping up pretenses all the time— it’s exhausting. Being a loner forces me to be two-faced sometimes, though. I’m always having to make up little stories to get out of social situations. But I’d much rather be alone, watching films. I enjoy watching actors. They’re always pretending, just like me."
"I’ve been a deep believer my whole life. 18 years as a Southern Baptist. More than 40 years as a mainline Protestant. I’m an ordained pastor. But it’s just stopped making sense to me. You see people doing terrible things in the name of religion, and you think: ‘Those people believe just as strongly as I do. They’re just as convinced as I am.’ And it just doesn’t make sense anymore. It doesn’t make sense to believe in a God that dabbles in people’s lives. If a plane crashes, and one person survives, everyone thanks God. They say: ‘God had a purpose for that person. God saved her for a reason!’ Do we not realize how cruel that is? Do we not realize how cruel it is to say that if God had a purpose for that person, he also had a purpose in killing everyone else on that plane? And a purpose in starving millions of children? A purpose in slavery and genocide? For every time you say that there’s a purpose behind one person’s success, you invalidate billions of people. You say there is a purpose to their suffering. And that’s just cruel."
It might be time for teams to start pitching around Bartolo… Hitting machine.
A look at photographs from the Coney Island Mermaid Parade, a celebration of the beginning of summer: http://nyr.kr/1uYSp1j
All photographs by Jonno Rattman.
OMG JONNO. JONNO WAS THE FIRST PERSON TO EVER TEACH ME HOW TO USE A CAMERA AND NOW HE IS TAKING AMAZING PICTURES OF MY FAVORITE PARADE FOR THE NEW YORKER. so cute.
this is exactly the sort of content i’m interested in seeing
"I’m trying to distance myself from the idea that youth is the best time of life, because a lot of my friends are really anxious about growing older. I’m studying classical drawing, which helps. It really slows things down. We can work an entire month on a single drawing. And I don’t plan on reaching my peak before the age of fifty."
RIP Don ZImmer
On this date in 2012, Johan Santana threw our 1st no-hitter in Mets history. Double tap if you’ll never forget where you were.
"I prefer maritime laws over laws on land. Maritime laws only exist to guarantee safe passage. There are no loopholes or biases to favor more powerful vessels. Every ship is equal, and no one is more powerful than the sea."
Werewolf of London (1935)
The movie is pretty good but this poster is FANTASTIC! I’d never seen this one!