Sport of Kings
Sport of Kings
Taming the Mammoth: Why You Should Stop Caring What Other People Think | Wait But Why
Magical thinking still haunts all our thoughts – Andrew Crumey – Aeon
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explore-blog:

Zen Pencils adapts Stanley Kubrick's fantastic 1968 Playboy interview on mortality and the meaning of life in a comic.
Also see Bukowski on the myths of creativity in a comic.
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"The dying. ‘Their story will be ours, an idea that today still remains almost impossible to admit to ourselves or to pay due homage to, through the rounds of ordinary distractions and commitments. We seem, day to day, simply so eternal, unfortunately for us…’"
http://www.philosophersmail.com/perspective/news-for-the-not-yet-dead/
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"As an historian, my guess is that in a few hundred years time, the treatment of the frail old in 21st Century Britain will be seen as much of a blot on our culture as Bedlam and the madhouses were on the culture of the 18th Century. There will be many books and PhD theses written on how, and why, we got it so wrong."
http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-27342341
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"Why on earth, when so many doctors themselves wish for a quick death from a massive heart attack, do they expend such efforts (and money) in preventing their patients from having exactly that, consigning us to the expensive and nightmare world of the very old and the very decrepit?"
http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-27342341
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robdelaney:

joemande:

I’ve received a letter from the cowards at La Croix Water asking me to stop claiming to be their celebrity spokesman. Apparently La Croix is concerned they might lose valuable business from Michelle Malkin-reading, Benghazi-obsessed right wing psychos. You know, that’s fine. But they should know that I’m never drinking LaCroix again. They’ve lost the support of the original and number one #LACROIXBOY: me!
I urge Perrier and/or Polar Seltzer and/or San Pellegrino to hit me up immediately. I’d be happy to endorse their product, provided they have a sense of humor and aren’t total fucking pussies. 



This upsets me for a couple of reasons. First: I really love La Croix drinks. There’s just a HINT of flavor, be it grapefruit or coconut or whatever to their sparkling water drinks; I mean we are talking about a classy, understated beverage. Joe’s enthusiasm for these drinks was warranted. 
The other thing is that Joe Mande is funny and he “punches up” at shitty, mean, soulless targets like Darrell Issa, a man who STRAIGHT UP jerks his disgusting criminal dong  to the corpses of the Americans who died in Benghazi, or corporations who steamroll over human souls, steal from your grandmother, etc. Joe Mande is funny and outspoken and a good guy doing good things. Also, fucking IMAGINE the people who complained to La Croix about him. Seriously, take some time to imagine them. Are you crying because you just found out hell is on earth? Holy Christ, I can’t think of anything sadder. What an embarrassing company you are, La Croix. Also, you’re based in PLANTATION, FLORIDA, according to this letterhead, aka SLAVEGRAVE, CRIMINALHEAVEN. Fuck you, La Croix, you very tasty drink, sold by shitbags to finance Ted Cruz (I’m guessing.)
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"Science works on the frontier between knowledge and ignorance. We’re not afraid to admit what we don’t know – there’s no shame in that. The only shame is to pretend that we have all the answers."
Neil deGrasse Tyson adds to history’s finest definitions of science in the second episode of his Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey, reminding us that the art of not-knowing drives science.   (via explore-blog)