I tried to write this book the way lives are being lived not the way books are...– @thisrecording posted a few John Steinbeck letters today. They’re two parts depressing and one part perfect. When he wrote about his work, the man was clear as glass, but in matters of his personal life, he seemed to be about as reliable as pudding. Enjoy these. In Which John Steinbeck...
I used to ride bicycles. A lot.
I rode them hundreds of miles at a time. Through cities. And suburbs. And countrysides. Through foothills. And up big hills, with names like Diablo, and Ventoux, and Tam, and Spooner, and Rose and Gieger. I rode a lot of bikes. Pretty little Italian ones. Noodley steel ones. Buttery titanium ones. Ass crushing, stiff as fuck, straight as an arrow aluminum ones. Funny looking...
Could Google's VM to text service be any more...
My brother left me a voicemail last night. I’m pretty sure this is exactly what he said. “That your voicemail sounds very potentially that and then that I need your address pro so I can now. We should like when I get your point on time. We are gonna have dinner with our friend refill. I’ve I’m you’re right, if that’s alright with you. They live. We usually in...
Men think highly of those who rise rapidly in the world, whereas nothing rises...– Augustus Hare, c. 1870 (via laphamsquarterly)
Photos pay honor and trivialize the things we love. I’ve never captured the things I love the most with a photo. I’ve only frozen them for the rest of the world to fleetingly judge.
It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man...– Of the 10%, Mat’s in the top .01. Theodore Roosevelt, Citizenship n a Republic - http://www.leadershipnow.com/tr-citizenship.html (via matbisher)
The kid made High Fucking Five today. Probably because I decide what makes High Fucking Five everyday.
Tips for healthy living from Matt and The Big Nard.
If you’ve never seen C’etait Un Rendezvous before, hang your head in shame. It’s something every man must watch at least once a year for the entirety of his adult life.
On Poets and Philosophers: “Bad Blood,” an essay... →
The parallels between the poet / philosopher relationship, and the social expert / creative relationship are overwhelming. One set talks about what would happen if you made something, the other set makes something.
What a fantastically fucked up thing to read sober... →
Thisrecording.com delivers again with an excerpt from Leonard Michaels’ Journal. To not read this now, right now, would be a huge mistake. Go. Do it. Now.
A few words on today's Tumblr outage:
It’s fucking free. So unless you’re down to pay them for hosting your self obsessed, Hipstimatic bullshit, stop whining and start backing your boring life up yourself.
I haven't lived in The Bay in a long time, but I... →
Longreads: Matt O'Rourke: My Favorite Longreads... →
My favorite of 2010 got picked up/reblogged by Longreads. Now I’m reblogging it. So basically I like longreads so much, I put my longreads on Longreads so I can read my longreads while I’m reading my longreads. Confused? Just follow them. longreads: Matt O’Rourke is interactive group creative director for Crispin Porter+Bogusky in Boulder. copymattt: For those of you that like...
Read the Fuck Out of These Right Now: My Favorite...
For those of you that like the internet for things other than cats and boobies, I give you 5 of my favorite Longreads from the past 12 months. Hit-and-run vicitm was quiet, dependable, co-workers say If you’re really lucky, Andrew Meacham will still be alive when you die. The 2010 Rapha Gentleman’s Race Report Heidi Swift on bikes, dirt, enduring love and lots of vomit. 5...