Quarter-Life

Steven. 22. Cal State Fullerton. Studying English. Suffers: Boredom.

To some people a cause worth REALLY FIGHTING FOR is that GLOBAL WARMING IS NOT REAL.  This astounds me.  Like, I’ve always viewed what was worth fighting for in terms of what has the highest stakes.  To me, political bureaucracy and faux democracy has been what has the highest stakes.  There are a lot of reasons for this, but most of them have to do with an individual’s ability to be autonomous and free. 

I am completely at a loss to find a similar downside to global warming?  IF global warming is fake, what is the worst that happens?  Pollution goes down and we all get cleaner air to breathe?  That’s literally the worst case scenario, right?  There are people who devote THEIR LIVES to this fight.  If you’re not making money on oil, but you think global warming is fake, I’m generally just going to assume that you are a total idiot.

betterbooktitles:

Thomas Pynchon: Gravity’s Rainbow
Reader Submission: Submitted by a number of folks, including Michael Abrahamson, Glenn Tucker, and Michael Zunenshine.

betterbooktitles:

Thomas Pynchon: Gravity’s Rainbow

Reader Submission: Submitted by a number of folks, including Michael Abrahamson, Glenn Tucker, and Michael Zunenshine.

penguintim:

When Lily Evans told James Potter that she wouldn’t go out with him because he was a bully, he stopped bullying people and redeemed himself. When Lily told Severus Snape that she wouldn’t go out with him because he called her a racial slur, he went on to join a racist terrorist group.
Conclusion: James Potter handled rejection much better than Severus Snape does.

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When I was in college, David Foster Wallace gave a reading. As a joke I asked him to fill out a dining hall comment card. I also asked what, if anything, he thought of skateboarding, thinking that this distinguished author might have something profound to say. “The little fuckers run into me in front of the library,” he said. Joel Rice (via millionsmillions)