“Experience it like a walk in the countryside. You’ll probably be bored or have other things in mind, but perhaps you will be struck, suddenly, by a feeling, by an act, by a unique portrait of nature.”—Terrence Malick on how to experience watching The Tree of Life (via cinemastatic)
The Beauvais Cathedral in northern France has been called “the most daring achievement of Gothic architecture.” Its soaring facades, carved wooden doors, stained glass windows, and astronomical clock demonstrate high artistry. There’s a problem with the place, however — it has never been completed. Work began in the year 1225, and experts are still talking about how to solve certain ongoing difficulties with its construction. I don’t know when this happy ending will occur, Aquarius, but I do expect that in 2012 you will be able to put the finishing touches on your own personal version of the Beauvais Cathedral. And now would be a good time to formulate definite plans to do so.
Well holy shit, that’s good news.
Also this is cathedral is half of what we discussed in my history class today.
There are a lot of criticisms of Occupy LA, Occupy Wall Street — they may not really have leaders; they may not really understand the relationship they have to have with the same community that they represent. The reason I think (the Occupy movement) is happening is that nobody has protested anything in this country for 30 years.
…But let’s just remember there was rag-tag protest that started at my alma mater, Columbia University, in the mid-60’s. Within a year, it forced the President of the United States not to run for re-election because of the opposition nationally to the Vietnam War.
So the style may not be perfected, but the substance is there. The complaints are real. And I wouldn’t be surprised if it isn’t the beginning of a new type of movement.
Former New York State governor DAVID PATERSON, on Real Time With Bill Maher.
This one time I was walking in the Castro and I saw the guitarist/lead singer of this band serving cookies. The walls were covered with pictures of naked people, and his eyes are so intensely blue that you probably won’t forget. He’d hung out at my house before but everyone was so drunk and fucked up on pills that it didn’t even matter.
Anyways right after that I got a call about being in a Deerhunter music video directed by the guy who made Jackass 3D. Later Bradford Cox decided instead of two boys he wanted two girls to star in it, and later the project was cut all together.