1. Silence is a mirror. So faithful, and yet so unexpected, is the reflection it can throw back at men that they will go to almost any length to avoid seeing themselves in it, and if ever its duplicating surface is temporarily wiped clean of modern life’s ubiquitous hubbub, they will hasten to fog it over with such desperate personal noise devices as polite conversation, humming, whistling, imaginary dialogue, schizophrenic babble, or, should it come to that, the clandestine cannonry of their own farting. Only in sleep is silence tolerated, and even there, most dreams have soundtracks. Since meditation is a deliberate descent into deep internal hush, a mute stare into the ultimate looking glass, it is regarded with suspicion by the nattering masses; with hostility by business interests (people sitting in silent serenity are seldom consuming goods); and with spite by clergy whose windy authority it is seen to undermine and whose bombastic livelihood it is perceived to threaten.
    — Tom Robbins - Fierce Invalids Home from Hot Climates
     

  2. fantasticarepickles:

    this makes my heart ache

    Silverstein always has been, and always will be my favorite poet because he doesn’t even need words in his poem to make people open their eyes.

    (via timeisneverright)

     


  3. I don’t think that people accept the fact that life doesn’t make sense. I think it makes people terribly uncomfortable.
    — David Lynch  (via mirroir)

    (Source: wordsnquotes, via myfirstfeaturefilm)

     

  4. liberatingreality:

    Our ignorance is their power.

    (via america-wakiewakie)

     

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  6. ruefle:

    This is the best thing I’ve seen all week. How heavenly.

    (Source: easyontheextras, via hidden-war)

     

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  8. cracked:

    As much as they get picked on, at least Bing and Apple Maps aren’t building Skynet.

    5 Evil Ways Google and Facebook Are Using Their Insane Power

    #5. They’re Both Developing Terrifying Technology

    You know how supervillains have underground labs full of mad scientists? Well, Google has the Google X facility, where people who would have felt right at home in the Manhattan Project develop impossible (so far) ideas like hoverboards, space elevators, and freaking teleportation. Not impossible: Google’s own robot army. Between solar-powered drones that can “fly for years” and robo-beasts that run at 29 miles an hour, it’s starting to look like the only thing Terminator got wrong is that the T-800s didn’t mock your weird porn history before crushing your skull.

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