Well, I’d love to, but honestly, the level it still reaches me at, after years — years! — of knowing every note of it, of no longer living the sort of life about which Blue speaks, of not being the kind of seeker by and for whom Blue was made but the grown person who that seeker becomes, its consequent, its Hejira or Night Ride Home; after years of being a person for whom you’d think Blue would be a memory, however fond, instead of a living text, ever-fresh, vivid as it was the night I bought the tape (“The Nice Price”) someplace and brought it home to my tiny studio apartment in Norwalk; after all these years, still the only way I really know how to talk about Blue is to sort of just get out a notebook and start writing
I am on a lonely road and I am traveling traveling traveling
in huge letters, or
Just before our love got lost, you said
hard enough to scratch through the page, or
Child with a child pretending,
weary of lies you are sending home:
so you sign all the papers in the family name
you’re sad, and you’re sorry, but you’re not ashamed
and then just sit there completely wrecked, singing “you’re sad, and you’re sorry, but you’re not ashamed” and thinking let me write a line like that before I die, let me keep that shining beacon in sightwhile remembering that when she’s writing Blue she’s basically nailing two or three lines like that per song
Probably the best album of the 70s according to me; the only one of the major 60s Acts Everybody’s Dad Thinks Are Great who made a record I put on its level is Pink Floyd (Piper At the Gates of Dawn).
The light from the blast is enough to boil wood. THE LIGHT.
As close as you will ever be to a nuclear explosion
The columns of smoke in the foreground are telephone poles boiling
Science side of Tumblr would like to add:
Heat is generally transmitted in 3 forms: conduction, convection, radiation.
The fact that the telephone poles and wires are boiling away well before the shockwave hits them indicates that the heat from the explosion has not reached them by convection (much slower than the speed of sound) or by conduction (at best, comparable to the speed of sound), but purely by radiation. In other words: the explosion is bright enough to boil everything.
Masculinity is so fragile.
MAN CAVE STRONG! PROTECT FAMILY, DEPENDABLE FISHING!!!
COMPASSIONATE SPORTS!!!! ELECTRONIC FATHER
notice how MAN CAVE is bigger than PROTECT FAMILY
Why isnt this shaped like a dick?
I like “TIES”!
“‘TIES’ is a thing that is men, right?!”
Tatiana Maslany as Crazy Jane in a Doom Patrol movie. I can’t be the only one who wants this really badly, right?
This is a real panda!
China has this “panda diplomacy” and this one will be sent to Japan as an friendship envoy. For the safety reason he sits as a passenger with his feeder, not in a cage. Fastening the seat belt, wearing a diaper, eating bamboos
this makes me really happy
Gary Burghoff seems to want my partner to write some kind of Randy Quaid vanity project?
This is apparently coming out in 3 days.
In 3 days, I’m going to start to be a total jogging addict, I think
I’ve been beta testing it and I can confirm it’s actually the greatest app ever. Full iOS release date is as specified, Android release this Spring.
It’s so intense, at one point during the first mission when radio contact was lost, I could hear them trying to contact me “Can you hear us?!” and I literally grabbed the mic and shouted, “I CAN HEAR YOU WHAT DO I DO?” even though that’s not how it works.
I’m just glad nobody was near me.
Alright yall sit your asses down I’m telling you a story
I have this app and it is one of my best purchases I’ve ever had. It endorses your running and makes you work.
The only downside is that it is fucking terrifying. One time, I was running, and got surrounded by zombies. Groaning and shuffling from all angles. And I have never ran that fast in my entire life. I completed my course(which usually takes 15 mins) in 5. I was also screaming a bit. I got some really weird looks, too.
So, morale of the story: This is a fucking scary app and I recommend it 100%.
If running wasn’t in public then yesssssssss
This is AWESOME. It’s one of those ideas where I can’t believe somebody thought of this, but I also can’t believe somebody hadn’t thought of it already.
me too, Archie. me too.
Anne of Green Gables: Anne comes to boring-ass Avonlea and fucks their shit right up.
Anne of Avonlea: Anne gets a gig teaching at the local schoolhouse and is the coolest teacher ever.
Anne of the Island: Anne goes to university and breaks all the boys’ hearts.
Anne of Windy Poplars: Anne…