I sometimes worry that serious music can only be served by serious talk, or worse, that people who like serious music can only have serious reasons for doing so. The truth is that you will probably meet just as many shallow people at a National show as you will at a Miley Cyrus show, the difference being that people at the National show are more likely to think they’re important, while people at a Miley Cyrus show are more likely to think they’re having fun.

ryangoslinginadinosauronesie:

Questions and Danswers: Equal Pay For Women

Jimmy Fallon sends one of the show’s writers out to the streets of New York to ask people their opinions while dancing and it’s amazing and uplifting ^. 

jinyongkim:

Bae Jung Nam
www.thepeoplepurple.com

Sort of in love with this man.

jinyongkim:

Bae Jung Nam

www.thepeoplepurple.com

Sort of in love with this man.

Anonymous asked: Admitted to a good liberal arts college and the free honors program at my city's public university. I'd prefer the LAC's academics/culture, but I barely grasp the meaning of 230k. Consciously, all I'd like in this life is to open the floodgates of my sternum and let that primordial silvery stuff inside out to mix with the equivalent fluids that sit in others' guts, dormant until piqued by the prospect of combination. But considering the more frugal choice stings my pride sharply. How do I deal?

lazenby:

Because liberal arts education is yet another thing that’s free to those who can afford it but very expensive for those who can’t, the real question isn’t about school but about yourself. The question is: 

Do you care about the whirl of experience more than you care about the comfort and leisure that would make that sort of life a pleasure?

Because if you do liberal arts right, you’ll become a roulette ball that never settles. For the rest of your life, no identity will seduce, no doctrine will persuade, and no accomplishment will reward. You will not win because the momentum of intellectual greed bends everything into a circuit. 

If Faust and Paradise Lostdon’t read as cautionary tales to you; if you’re okay with seeming like a loser to everyone around you and—inwardly—even to your deepest self, then do it. 

You’ll be in debt either way: better to yourself than Sallie Mae Cocksucker.

jpowellphotography:

Seattle, WA
2013
J. Powell Photography

jpowellphotography:

Seattle, WA

2013

J. Powell Photography

(Source: unabating)

whitehouse:

Press Secretary Jay Carney is ready for the Red Sox visit here at the White House.
Watch at 11:35 a.m. ET on WH.gov/Live.

My heart just melted a little.

whitehouse:

Press Secretary Jay Carney is ready for the Red Sox visit here at the White House.

Watch at 11:35 a.m. ET on WH.gov/Live.

My heart just melted a little.

(Source: minced-oath)

The Decemberists, Yo La Tengo will also appear on Parks and Recreation | CoS

danielleosaurus-rex:

going-to-scranton:

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

"Yo La Tengo will play a Night Ranger cover band"

*rolls over and dies*