i left the house with ashy ankles today.
i felt guilty. i called my mother.
that turkey meatloaf, though?
so good i got mad
i came back and got two more
i said why you ain't tell me this meatloaf was this good
this here black-owned, we gotta circulate our money
like them latinos, they be ten to a apartment
ten niggas in an apartment?
can you imagine?
he just like a ambulance – ain't gon' kill nothing ain't gon' let nothing die
" ain't no ambulances for no niggers tonight"
pulling pellegrino from a stone
fire extinguisher box
un tigre ne proclâme pas sa tigritude - il saute sur sa proie.]
"At the time it didn't seem like there was much of a choice"
"It seemed like a good idea at the time"
"I would have saved them if I could"
autoerotic asphyxiation, but you know, with a nice scarf
militaristic marching bands but culturally integral
Illiterate but pious woman
Illiterate and pious woman
Illiterate, pious woman
scented oils activist
that mikhail gorbachev louis vuitton advertisement
falling rate of profit
"either a large elephantine pet or a tree"
nobody loves me
[Flaubert] didn’t just hate the railway as such; he hated the way it flattered people with the illusion of progress. What was the point of scientific advance without moral advance? The railway would merely permit more people to move about, meet and be stupid together.
cocoa butter experiments
is it a liquid or solid
tsa agents unsure
false dmitry 1
false dmitry 2
false dmitry 3
"creating new causalities"
"an alchemy of internal spaces"
"a politics of a kind of labor versus the quotidian in a social space"
*speaks power to truth*
"sarah's friend veronica"
caught the holy ghost at costco
kill your inner hotep
traversing parking lot
blaming stuffed animal for farts
big rube monologues
"franchise" = honesty
*being an other teaches you to imagine what can't imagine you*
MORE CULTURAL DETRITUS
HOW DO WE PLAY WITH MASKS
she's tired of performativity
she has a scar on her leg
her arm hairs are different colors; blonde and brown
every time i order water, it's the wrong water
INHERITED BODILY VIOLENCE
will black people exist in the future
still bucking like five deuce four trey
it was great, i was ecstatical
Went on holiday
Couldn't find anyone to take the cat
They had it put to sleep
"The most important body of water is you"
THE ANXIETY OF SMALL DIFFERENCES
flossing is such an easy way to feel a sense of accomplishment
I know she's rich because she walks into my hotel room and immediately says, "where's the bathrobe"
Because she called someone nouveau riche, and pronounced it
Nellie Mae Rowe
If you want to be seen stand up
Something that ain't been born yet
I will see you later bird
Ask god for peace or my soul back
I will see you later when I get myself back to heaven
"Let us take leave of this place; Cacambo, who was as good a counsellor as the old woman, said to Candide: "We are able to hold out no longer; we have walked enough. I see an empty canoe near the river-side; let us fill it with cocoanuts, throw ourselves into it, and go with the current; a river always leads to some inhabited spot. If we do not find pleasant things we shall at least find new things."
"We do not pray to Him," said the worthy sage; "we have nothing to ask of Him; He has given us all we need, and we return Him thanks without ceasing."
Army of black men stomping on watermelons
Towards a new blackness
black people that don't tip
Out here working so I can go the grand elks convention
Heard so much about atlanta
Lot of people don't know it
Black elks are the largest black organization in the world
You got the white elks that don't want anything to do with us
We do a lot of charity
I got the brochure
Would you believe I took my fiancée to my father
They loved her
I broke up
Because of her daughter
Lot of families broke up over women's children
She want run the house
29 yr old son no rent
You see that
The original fries place
Blow it up?
70 years and the landlord kicking him out
“Democracy didn’t bring us anything,” Mr. Farhan said in his newly darkened shop. Then he corrected himself. “Democracy brought us a can of Coke and a beer.”
As God promised not to destroy Sodom so long as he could find ten righteous men, so too will *x* not perish so long as *y* are still out defending the ___
She said, I'll have champagne, is that alright?
"you know the guy who made the sculpture of the woman and worked and worked on the shape until he fell in love with it, and the gods let him have her and made her real. You're like that guy"
"my nom de plume is my nom de guerre"
The call to prayer in Jerusalem and Sarajevo
Nostalgia for west-side ponytails
dries van noten
seven bridges of königsberg
serious students still thrill to milton's paradise lost
repetition and difference
deleuze and guattari
glissant en français
He says his staunch Catholic parents, a teacher and a businessman, suspected he was a skinhead, but hoped it was just a phase.
“I never got caught for what I did or got arrested, so my parents didn’t realize things were so bad,” he said. “But they would get stressed out when I would come home in the morning wounded and covered in blood.”
At the age of 24, he was circumcised. Two years later, he decided to become an Orthodox Jew. His wife began to wear a sheitel, the wig Orthodox women wear to show modesty.
Today, they have two children, whom they are raising in a Jewish home. Pawel is also studying to become a shochet, a person charged with killing animals according to Jewish dietary laws. “I am good with knives,” he explained.
I had a hole in my pants I needed to get them fixed
I never get them fixed she said I just throw them away
That's the problem with the world now
I don't know how to sew but I know when things can be saved
I think that's a talent
Black man statelessness weightlessness
Things tend toward it
S= k log w
That's not the sound that instrument makes
As anonymous as Marx in London or Khomeini in Paris, the great figures on foreign soil before they came back. Lenin was in Vienna?
I need you to stop biting my lip
I can feel that, you know
I remember he entered the train compartment from my right, I turned to him
"This interview is over"
John Berger had that slight lisp
*Paris awards an apple to the women*
they don't believe in God but want to prove him wrong anyway
A voice like large, slow wings
gaze renders objects self-policing
A steak Borges chateauneuf du pape a crowd
The mirror makes Narcissus quaint, the photograph renders him a fool-hardy loiterer, the cell-phone camera crystallizes his ethos in all of us.
The myth of time
Forgive us our debts
As we forgive our debtors
The difference between an x and a cross?
-Even in love it's better to be chosen than to choose
-The great thing is to burn, and not to freeze.
-A miserable life is better than one protected by organized society, where everything is perfect, and calculated.
-I can only be your friend, and thus can't give advice.
-One should live outside of passions, beyond emotions, in that harmony you find in completed artworks, in that enchanted order.AND THEN HE KILLS HIMSELF
A bird rides the subway gets off after a couple stops
"I don't need Jesus Christ. I don't care if they think I'm the devil.
Someone put something on a sponge.
Now we all know about the pufferfish.
If you don't, I'll explain it to you.
More conflicting accounts.
Is that what you want? That's not what I want."
"6 is 6. 12 is 12. A dozen dozen is a gross. I tell the Russians the same thing. The chinese, etcetera."
A woman needs directions you walk her there
"Louis puts his glass down, lifts it, sets it down again. He taps his foot on the carpet, three times."
"an insistent sexual presence - sheathed in turbans and robes, he still seems naked"
"The place from which you take your orders is probably the most secret place you have. If you have a word like God in your vocabulary, then that is an area in which you and God deal with each other."
*a word like god*
"it's popular among those that want to end their life"
Of Life immense in passion, pulse, and power,
Cheerful—for freest action form’d, under the laws divine,
The Modern Man I sing.
one drop rule
I love it because I can see their shit crumbling and I will rejoice in its collapse
sew hoodies together
"you can love her, suffer for her, or turn her into literature."
We are not strong or evil enough to exercise choice.
*Serving shiny pool looks*
-It's like a painting, isn't it
-It's better than a painting.
Public mediocrity gives the hope
that at least I won't be worse
in depth on sculpture masks
She said "Oh," and came. I was satisfied. A sentimental man prefers happiness to truth. I did prefer it. Her dear, lovely cheek on my shoulder as I fingered sticky leaves, peeling away singles for the fare, twice as many for the tip. Mildred jerked. "Don't be a fool. We live in this town." Half as many for the tip.
tables full of businessmen at lunch
with one woman
How often does something have your undivided attention?
Not multitabbed browsing
"We've been using it and then the Chinese started - or the Koreans, whatever."
"I don't like stuff thats really depressing, like politics and stuff where people die and it's sad and stuff...I like OK magazine"
The one at a time vs the blur
The horizontal space, how we interact with the horizon
Walking allows for more time to be spent with each object
Barthes and sokurov re: mothers
A WOMAN'S HEEL BREAKS OFF
SCARED MONEY DON'T MAKE NO MONEY
violent sugar — Barthes
SO MUCH DISTANCE ALL THE TIME
George Washington cherry tree moral foundation myths
alter-ego collaborator vis donelle woolford
passionfruit seeds on the face
The girl, pushing a stroller, coughs into a fake Louis Vuitton scarf
A sweater that says "sweater shop"
Switzerland apologized to Oprah
Internecine quarrels and Mongol invasions
Why do the people I dislike exist
Why does the woman I love exist
At a diner alone and you see someone you know but they don't see you you change your seat to see if they see you but they don't
I'm sick of just liking people. I wish to god I could meet someone that I could respect.
You went out last night. Nobody wrote about you. Do you exist
Sometimes I see me dead in the rain.
A wedding dress should be decadent, or else charmingly simple.
Written word - the beginning of self-control. Constraining the senses in order to concentrate on the visual text.
men with rifles
black people in nature: hiking. sitting
Talking about future like making speeches to worms
Their relationship began in English and then moved to his German
We be doing this
We don't be doing that
They made him stand in the yard and scare the birds
GRID OF TWERKING VIDEOS
unlisted numbers but they all killed themselves
"That he is a movie star in this universe has convinced me there must be infinite universes in which he is not."
she told me she masturbates in the apartments before the airbnb guests get there
black men in medical masks
burrata STAB IT
Going out for lunch or dinner and then the cook dies
Right when you walk in
You see, The cat is both alive and dead
11 year old went to the store and never came back
Her child was dating a married man, the wife came over and the mother stepped in front and took a bullet. Great-grandmother
One kid disappeared, they found out he died in police custody in l.a.
Milkman was at the Berlin wall and didn't think to grab some wall, just partied and partied and missed out on the payday which he noticed some years later on eBay
As if she stood in seashells for Botticelli in her spare time
She didn't have something in her system; it was her system.
COVER THE FLOOR WITH GRITS
grits and empty bullet casings
too much classical beauty
holy ghost dances
little white lies
PAPER BAG TEST SHOTS
People think foot pain is a fact of life, but life is actually better than that
don't pretend it's more meaningful than anything else
A rainbow but it doesn't exist, only light refracted through air and only from where I stand. It's my rainbow and my city and
Harder to carry a light item with someone than something heavy and substantial
then the light
that we do
If we will ever be close to anyone
again. Serious the recognition
of the probability
That we will, although time
stretches terribly in
The other thing I missed was horizons. I missed that on the West Coast, too, if we weren’t living at the beach, but I noticed at some point that practically every painting or lithograph I bought had a horizon in it. Because it’s very soothing.
“Many couples confuse love with merging,” she writes. “This mix-up is a bad omen for sex. To sustain élan toward the other, there must be a synapse to cross. Eroticism requires distance.”
keep sending people to ask for oxtails, they don't have them that day
the song of the Volga boatmen
girls that refer to pollock re: facials
makes embroidered clutches of books she's never read
Mit der Demokratiefrage hängt übrigens auch zusammen, daß Finanz- und Geldpolitik kaum noch möglich sein werden. Die Zuständigkeit hierfür wird an die Europäische Zentralbank abgegeben. Sie wird dadurch anonymisiert. Damit wird erreicht, daß sich die Regierungen herausreden können, indem sie es auf die Bank schieben und erklären können, daß sie keine politischen Spielräume haben, weil die Europäische Zentralbank bestimmte Vorgaben gemacht hat. Wer so eine Politik einleitet, zerstört Demokratie, denn Auswahl haben die Menschen nur in der Politik und nicht bei der Bank. Da haben sie nicht zu entscheiden. Das ist die Realität in dieser Gesellschaft und auch in anderen europäischen Gesellschaften.
Japanese dudes who bow ever so slightly when they say goodbye or thank you, the body language being so much a part of the speech
"I don't need to have an opinion on juergen teller"
watching Claudette Colbert and wondering when did all the movie stars become blonde
depressing to see a series of duckface selfies with a shitty camera
Ideas a dime a dozen - the real struggle is form
white people had Vietnam to know that their parents were full of shit
we have civil rights, we know they're not all bad, we saw the tapes the dogs the hoses
but they are sometimes
This is Spring. BEWARE OF LOVE
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pickanninies in wax
pickanninies in mirrored boxes
I’m winding down now. They tell me there’s going to be a party after this. I don’t want to keep you from your rightful fun. In closing, let me say one more thing about Mr. Kafka. When Kafka was diagnosed with tuberculosis, in Berlin, he reacted at first with a serenity amounting almost to relief. As his health deteriorated, he became more fearful: “What I have playacted is really going to happen,” he wrote in a letter to a friend. “I have not bought myself off by my writing. I died my whole life and now I will really die.”
We were waltzing together in a dreamy melody when they called out change partners and you waltzed away from me
astronaut returns to earth and drops things constantly
Used to zero gravity, expects them to float in the air
Having a long run like a bowler going to the boundary before
Everything I know about white people I learned from watching Christopher Guest movies
This summer they ain't finna say "Next summer, I'm finna..."
Mr Dinkins will you please be my may-or?
The feeling that misfortune is around the corner and no one will be held responsible.
Rude inbred unibrowed repressed reactionaries with hearts of gold
Try to rob bank
Get a really common car to blend in
Can't get it open can't find it
Someone else takes it the car each time all the keys open every car
Cell doesn't work
My body has never been my body.
When you deny me, the world denies me.
it is the pleasure god takes in an
onrush of green.
I gotta get out of this city my credit is good I can go places
Everybody's going to Berlin I'll go to Berlin
okwui enwezor rise and fall of apartheid
Der die das neuter
there's a girl in the background texting
The code for the wifi is Ta_Mere
Einmal ist keinmal
these things take time
how does it feel to be a problem?
you will be admired from a distance
but what is your thesis?
poorly drawn maps
doors with holes cut
pictures of white people after they've just eaten
contact a restaurant
ethnographic study of white people
this must be the last
this may be the last time
let us now praise prudent men
black men guarding artworks
you can project it on to a convex surface
doesn't have to be flat
oil is the excrement of the devil