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soupsoup
The incomparable A. J. Liebling wrote once that there are three kinds of journalists: the reporter, who says what he’s seen; the interpretive reporter, who says what he thinks is the meaning of what he’s seen; and the expert, who says what he thinks is the meaning of what he hasn’t seen. The first two—reporters and interpretive reporters—have been largely undermined by economics and incuriosity. But the third category never stops growing. We are now a nation of experts, with millions of people who know the meaning of everything that they haven’t actually experienced.
Adam Gopnik, The New Yorker (via @LineHolm1)
soupsoup
…the current period is probably the temporal equivalent of flyover country. You might say, “What do you mean, it’s a time of unprecedented technological and cultural change!” Maybe so, you time-hick, but a small town in South Dakota that’s finally getting hooked up to teh internet or getting their first Olive Garden isn’t interesting to someone who already has ultra-fast broadband or lots of family-owned local Italian restaurants. You have to remember that these are people from the future. There’s nothing interesting to see here that they don’t already have. They have technology and civil rights and cuisine that you and I can’t even begin to imagine. You don’t visit small towns unless you have family still living there, and when it comes to time travel, family doesn’t really work that way.
timemagazine
There is nothing wrong with you. You’re amazing. I love you. When I look at you I see a complex human being with awesome potential but some others will look at you and see a thug. Even if their only evidence is your skin. Their racism relates to larger anxieties and problems in America that you didn’t create. When someone is racist toward you—either because they’ve profiled you or spat some slur or whatever—they are saying they have a problem. They are not speaking about you. They’re speaking about themselves and their deficiencies.
Toure to young black boys after the shooting of Travyon Martin. Read his piece, “How to Stay Alive While Being Black” on TIME.com or in this week’s print issue, on newsstands Friday.  (via timemagazine)
imwithkanye
imwithkanye:

The Proust Smackdown: Clooney vs. Craig vs. Damon! Hollywood’s three most outspoken leading men fill out Vanity Fair’s Proust Questionnaire. Check out a few answers from the February issue. [Cover]
George Clooney:

If you could choose what to come back as, what would it be? My dog — he lives better.

Matt Damon:

When and where were you happiest? In our bed, making our children, and in the hospital watching them being born.

Daniel Craig:

What is your most treasured possession? Apart from my penis and my health?

imwithkanye:

The Proust Smackdown: Clooney vs. Craig vs. Damon! Hollywood’s three most outspoken leading men fill out Vanity Fair’s Proust Questionnaire. Check out a few answers from the February issue. [Cover]

George Clooney:

If you could choose what to come back as, what would it be? My dog — he lives better.

Matt Damon:

When and where were you happiest? In our bed, making our children, and in the hospital watching them being born.

Daniel Craig:

What is your most treasured possession? Apart from my penis and my health?

huffingtonpost
During the three weeks I traveled in Australia, I was often asked, with genuine bafflement and considerable sympathy, how the world’s greatest nation had become captive to a band of ideologues and fundamentalists, how the American dream — a beacon to people everywhere — had become so powerless to deliver on its promise of opportunity for all.
shortformblog
We cooperate and we fight as hard as we can, because there will perhaps be disappointment but there will be no shame.
A specialist in the 655th TC, writing to Jon Stewart • In a letter Stewart mentioned on Monday’s episode of “The Daily Show.” Stewart used the episode to pay tribute to the soldiers fighting overseas after he paid a visit to Khandahar this past weekend. After displaying several t-shirts that he had promised to wear, he read some of his observations and thank yous. Stewart then read this quote from a letter from a young specialist, from one of the nicest letters he’s ever received. source (viafollow)
motherjones
You wouldn’t be doing any of this if one of the objectives was not to increase the amount of pussy that was available to you. That is what you do. You don’t do it to be, ah, the most approval-rated governor of New York, for fuck’s sake.
Christopher Hitchens’ take on Spitzergate suddenly seems relevant again. Thanks for that, Anthony Weiner. (via motherjones)