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Apr 17

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Eyes on the South: Warren Thompson

With the series Postcards, Florida-based artist Warren Thompson looks at the roadside curiosities throughout the South. His work uses a combination of text and color that forms a distinctly Southern narrative of religion and leisure. Read more….

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The 10 Best Cities to be a Writer - MyLife -

vintageanchorbooks:

1. St. Louis, MO

2. Cincinnati, OH

3. Pittsburgh, PA

4. Atlanta, GA

5. Orlando, FL

6. Minneapolis, MN

7. Buffalo, NY

8. Denver, CO

9. Seattle, WA

10. San Francisco, CA

ambereubanks84 St. Louis is racking up points.

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Mar 29

On The First Day Of Spring

fakescience:

On The First Day Of Spring

I understand their plight

Mar 11

nprmusic:

If you haven’t seen Future Islands’ Letterman performance, you really, really should. —Lars

I can’t look away, no matter how hard I try.

nprmusic:

If you haven’t seen Future Islands’ Letterman performance, you really, really should. —Lars

I can’t look away, no matter how hard I try.

(Source: lateshowletterman)

Feb 28

Caduceus of Rod of Asclepius? -

agreekdoctor:

beyondtheoath:

compoundfractur:

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I often see the caduceus used as a symbol of medicine on everything from association logos to tattoos. I mean look at it, it’s a pretty cool symbol. Too bad it’s not the ancient symbol of medicine, and actually represents everything medicine shouldn’t be.

What am I talking about? The caduceus…

Hence why my avatar is what it is.

Let it not go unmentioned that the Rod of Asclepius, and not the Caduceus, is the symbol of Osteopathic Medicine, which the original poster failed to mention.

I think it’s pretty telling that the osteopathic profession chose the Rod of Asclepius. :)

As did EMS

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Feb 22

cixous:

BLUEBIRD

there’s a bluebird in my heart that wants to get out but I’m too tough for him, I say, stay in there, I’m not going to let anybody see you. there’s a bluebird in my heart that wants to get out but I pour whiskey on him and inhale cigarette smoke and the whores and the bartenders and the grocery clerks never know that he’s in there. there’s a bluebird in my heart that wants to get out but I’m too tough for him, I say, stay down, do you want to mess me up? you want to screw up the works? you want to blow my book sales in Europe? there’s a bluebird in my heart that wants to get out but I’m too clever, I only let him out at night sometimes when everybody’s asleep. I say, I know that you’re there, so don’t be sad. then I put him back, but he’s singing a little in there, I haven’t quite let him die and we sleep together like that with our secret pact and it’s nice enough to make a man weep, but I don’t weep, do you?


My favorite Bukowski poem.

cixous:

BLUEBIRD

there’s a bluebird in my heart that
wants to get out
but I’m too tough for him,
I say, stay in there, I’m not going
to let anybody see
you.
there’s a bluebird in my heart that
wants to get out
but I pour whiskey on him and inhale
cigarette smoke
and the whores and the bartenders
and the grocery clerks
never know that
he’s
in there.

there’s a bluebird in my heart that
wants to get out
but I’m too tough for him,
I say,
stay down, do you want to mess
me up?
you want to screw up the
works?
you want to blow my book sales in
Europe?
there’s a bluebird in my heart that
wants to get out
but I’m too clever, I only let him out
at night sometimes
when everybody’s asleep.
I say, I know that you’re there,
so don’t be
sad.
then I put him back,
but he’s singing a little
in there, I haven’t quite let him
die
and we sleep together like
that
with our
secret pact
and it’s nice enough to
make a man
weep, but I don’t
weep, do
you?

My favorite Bukowski poem.

Sep 04

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Jun 06

npr:

(via 22 Maps That Show The Deepest Linguistic Conflicts In America)

Joshua Katz, a Ph. D student in statistics at North Carolina State University, just published a group of awesome visualizations of a linguistic survey that looked at how Americans pronounce words. 

Among the words he maps are crawfish, syrup, caramel, lawyer, mayonnaise and pecan. He also maps regions by how they refer to a carbonated beverage (the age-old soda or pop question) and how people address groups of two or more people — though as someone who spent time in Pittsburgh, yinz seems to be conspicuously absent. — heidi 

Fascinating, where I’m from is right on the line (although I’ve always heard either the devil is beating his wife or a fox is getting married when its raining while the sun is out)

npr:

(via 22 Maps That Show The Deepest Linguistic Conflicts In America)

Joshua Katz, a Ph. D student in statistics at North Carolina State University, just published a group of awesome visualizations of a linguistic survey that looked at how Americans pronounce words. 

Among the words he maps are crawfish, syrup, caramel, lawyer, mayonnaise and pecan. He also maps regions by how they refer to a carbonated beverage (the age-old soda or pop question) and how people address groups of two or more people — though as someone who spent time in Pittsburgh, yinz seems to be conspicuously absent. — heidi

Fascinating, where I’m from is right on the line (although I’ve always heard either the devil is beating his wife or a fox is getting married when its raining while the sun is out)

May 13

boniverotica:

I’m working in the garden with a friend, our knees black from the rich soil I’ve cultivated for years. Bon Iver keeps running down from the house to deliver strawberry lemonade, sunscreen, little picnicky snacks and compliments, and eventually I ask if he’d like to join us. ‘Thank you, but I have too many things to do,’ he says. ‘I need to bring you parasols and cakes, and sharpen your trowels, and I’m writing a new song to make the peas sweet and the sunflowers tall!’

Apparently Amber is now my Bon Iver.

boniverotica:

I’m working in the garden with a friend, our knees black from the rich soil I’ve cultivated for years. Bon Iver keeps running down from the house to deliver strawberry lemonade, sunscreen, little picnicky snacks and compliments, and eventually I ask if he’d like to join us.

‘Thank you, but I have too many things to do,’ he says. ‘I need to bring you parasols and cakes, and sharpen your trowels, and I’m writing a new song to make the peas sweet and the sunflowers tall!’

Apparently Amber is now my Bon Iver.

May 03

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