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(no subject) [Nov. 26th, 2009|08:55 am]
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Love is...somewhat akin to mania, a temporary condition of selfishness, a transient confusion of identity. It enables man to predicate of others who are his other selves, that which he is ashamed to say about his real self. I will suppose the beloved object to be ugly, stupid, vicious, perverse, selfish, low-minded, or the reverse; man finds it charming by the same rule that makes his faults and foibles dearer to him than all the virtues and qualities of his neighbours. Ye call love a spell, an alchemy, a deity. Why? Because it deifies self by gratifying all man's pride, man's vanity, and man's conceit, under the mask of complete unegotism. Who is not in heaven when he is talking of himself? and...of what else consists all the talk of lovers?

(The fact that the lines are delivered by a baital makes them no less true. Nope.)
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(no subject) [Nov. 19th, 2009|06:19 pm]
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This LBJ trilogy1 is in no small way contributing to this year's seasonal depression2... But with only 130 more pages to go, We Shall Overcome!

....

Now excuse me as I go scream into my pillow.


1As currently published.
2Why Oh Why did I start this thing at the end of October? Couldn't I have been sensible and tabled Caro until June or July?
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(no subject) [Oct. 27th, 2009|03:59 pm]
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Stupidest list ever: http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/jacketcopy/2009/07/the-mostly-complete-annotated-and-essential-postmodern-reading-list.html
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(no subject) [Oct. 16th, 2009|08:51 am]
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Today is when I start reading 2800 pages1 of densely set LBJ biography.


1Ok, actually only 2784 pages2, but still!
2And it's not as though I intend to actually read 5503 of those pages.
3Supporting information.
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Pun intended [Oct. 8th, 2009|10:16 am]
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Moby Dick lives up to its reputation, and I'm kind of kicking myself for waiting so long to read such a seminal work of American literature.
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(no subject) [Oct. 7th, 2009|12:25 pm]
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Alina: and when i'm nervous i get gassy, so maybe that will ruin the other test takers' concentration
me: your end justifies the mean?
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(no subject) [Sep. 2nd, 2009|12:46 pm]
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My new microblog: http://twitter.com/WarholDiaries
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(no subject) [Jun. 3rd, 2009|07:12 pm]
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Proto-Oakland-Bike-Hipster-Fashionisto
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(no subject) [May. 24th, 2009|10:40 am]
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A small cross section of this season's finds (in and ex situ)Collapse )
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(no subject) [May. 24th, 2009|10:04 am]
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Moustache status: six inches.
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