'Dilbert' Creator Scott Adams Compares Women... →
stfusexists: “The reality is that women are treated differently by society for exactly the same reason that children and the mentally handicapped are treated differently. It’s just easier this way for everyone. You don’t argue with a four-year old about why he shouldn’t eat candy for dinner. You don’t punch a mentally handicapped guy even if he punches you first. And you don’t argue when a women...
It's Called Gratitude
wwnorton: W.W. Norton is thankful for the people who write our books, sell our books, and read our books.
W. W. Norton: Feast →
wwnorton: Feast —Let me taste the kitchen in your skin. Now that company’s gone & the kids are tucked in, let the real feasting begin. Let me lay you out on the bed like a spread of bone china.—Yes, I want a piece of you. Yes, I do. Give me your garlic, and the sting of your pepper. The plenty of your hair (cinnamon, cardamom). Here a hint of coffee,...
I find myself fighting back tears… partly because of the acceptance speech I...– from Stephen Greenblatt’s National Book Award acceptance speech (via wwnorton) THIS IS A BOOK I HELPED WORK ON THIS SUMMER Y’ALL!
Shut up, shut up. I am dreaming of places where lovers have wings.– Sunset Rubdown
“I don’t mind the weather. I’ve...
adventures in working retail: holiday book drive
When I got to work today, I saw I had to work behind register, which I wasn’t too thrilled about, but I hadn’t been back there in a while and I was coming off of having a real weekend! Saturday AND Sunday off. So I was trying to stay positive when the lead cashier told me another thing to add to our never ending check-out spiel. A pitch to get people to buy a book at the register to...
W. W. Norton: Hades' Pitch →
wwnorton: If I could just touch your ankle, he whispers, there on the inside, above the bone—leans closer, breath of lime and pepper—I know I could make love to you. She considers this, secretly thrilled, though she wasn’t quite sure what he meant. He was good with words, words that went straight to…
Thanks to all of Steve, Katie, Ian and Andrew I am all moved in to my new place. Maybe you will get a pic or two when I finish unpacking. I might have unpacked everything yesterday except for a nap monster that attacked me and sent me on a three and a half hour voyage. The important thing to note here, is that that nap was taken in my bed. I also slept in my bed last night and a nap. This is the...
‘Some other time certainly,’ said Jack. ’ But tonight is Guy Fawkes’ Eve, and...– Patrick O’Brian, The Truelove (via wwnorton)
We have divided among us, like thieves, the treasure of nights and days.– Jorge Luis Borges, from “Remorse for Any Death,” trans. W. S. Merwin in Selected Poems (via proustitute)
Memory is not frozen, it’s very much alive, it moves, it changes.– Louis Malle (via proustitute)