All In Vain Or The Opposite

Neuroscientists discover brain circuits involved in emotion

neurosciencestuff:

Neuroscientists have discovered a brain pathway that underlies the emotional behaviours critical for survival.

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New research by the University of Bristol, published in the Journal of Physiology, has identified a chain of neural connections which links central survival circuits to the…

(Source: bristol.ac.uk)

I spoke local; my village had its own dialect. In primary school I had to learn the official literary Lithuanian which differed, in dialect, spelling and many other ways. When I went to the gymnasium, I had four years of Latin and three years of French. Then the Soviets came in and said, “French is no good, Latin is not necessary, now you learn Russian.” Then the Germans marched in, said, “Russian is no good, German is good.” So, we all learned German. Then I ended up in Germany in a forced labor camp [where] they spoke Plattdeutsch, a very special German dialect… So we thought, “Maybe we should drop all those languages, with cinema you can talk to everybody?” And then people came and said, “We don’t understand you; we don’t understand this kind of cinema.” And that is where we understood that we’d learned the wrong language of cinema, the language of the avant-garde, not Hollywood. And that’s where the joke ends.
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kvetchlandia:

Judy Linn     Patti Smith, Myrtle Ave, New York City     1969


…I-I walk in a room, you know I look so proud 
I move in this here atmosphere, where  anything’s allowed 
I go to this here party, I just get bored 
until I look out the window, see a sweet young thing 
humpin’ on the parking meter, leanin’ on the parking meter 
oh, she looks so good, oh, she looks so fine 
and I got this crazy feeling that I’m gonna ah-ah make her mine 
ooh I’ll put my spell on her 

here she comes 
walkin’ down the street 
here she comes 
comin’ through my door 
here she comes 
crawlin’ up my stair 
here she comes 
waltzin’ through the hall 
in a pretty red dress 
and oh, she looks so good, oh, she looks so fine 
and I got this crazy feeling that I’m gonna ah-ah make her mine 

then I hear this knockin’ on my door 
hear this knockin’ on my door 
and I look up into the big tower clock 
and say, “oh my God it’s midnight!” 
and my baby is walkin’ through the door 
leanin’ on my couch, she whispers to me and I take the big plunge 
and oh, she was so good and oh, she was so fine 
and I’m gonna tell the world that I just ah-ah made her mine… View high resolution

kvetchlandia:

Judy Linn     Patti Smith, Myrtle Ave, New York City     1969

…I-I walk in a room, you know I look so proud 

I move in this here atmosphere, where  anything’s allowed 

I go to this here party, I just get bored 

until I look out the window, see a sweet young thing 

humpin’ on the parking meter, leanin’ on the parking meter 

oh, she looks so good, oh, she looks so fine 

and I got this crazy feeling that I’m gonna ah-ah make her mine 

ooh I’ll put my spell on her 

here she comes 

walkin’ down the street 

here she comes 

comin’ through my door 

here she comes 

crawlin’ up my stair 

here she comes 

waltzin’ through the hall 

in a pretty red dress 

and oh, she looks so good, oh, she looks so fine 

and I got this crazy feeling that I’m gonna ah-ah make her mine 

then I hear this knockin’ on my door 

hear this knockin’ on my door 

and I look up into the big tower clock 

and say, “oh my God it’s midnight!” 

and my baby is walkin’ through the door 

leanin’ on my couch, she whispers to me and I take the big plunge 

and oh, she was so good and oh, she was so fine 

and I’m gonna tell the world that I just ah-ah made her mine…

samcozy:

seeing finding vivian maier and feeling shaken to your core while walking to the b44 bus because of how deeply you connected with the portrait of this tender, kind-hearted, fundamentally damaged genius, completely lacking commercial instinct…and maybe an honest existence means not being in new york, or trying to become a part of its art world which has felt like something you were forcing, (the desire to share work serving only as a negative force) and are better off subsisting elsewhere where you can create compulsively in your free time without constantly being confronted with the commodification/aesthetic-ifying of what is for you an entirely natural impulse as well as your most internally peaceful means of interacting with the world.

surrealism:

Barber Saddened by the Persistence of Good Weather by Salvador Dalí, 1934. Oil on canvas. View high resolution

surrealism:

Barber Saddened by the Persistence of Good Weather by Salvador Dalí, 1934. Oil on canvas.

Out of the Question

But it’s you that I’d like to hang out with this weekend.

nevver:

Gabriel García Márquez, RIP

nevver:

Gabriel García Márquez, RIP

Damn….RIP Gabriel García Márquez. Got heroes dying today… View high resolution

Damn….RIP Gabriel García Márquez. Got heroes dying today…

I’m moving to the island of Fårö and I will become Ingmar Bergman. View high resolution

I’m moving to the island of Fårö and I will become Ingmar Bergman.

Altruism

It’s not very convenient that I can’t even make passive aggressive status updates or tweets about you. You won’t see them.

Now playing: Mikey and Nicky. One of my favorites. Film makes me so fucking happy. View high resolution

Now playing: Mikey and Nicky. One of my favorites. Film makes me so fucking happy.

post-punker:

Ian Curtis of Joy Division at The Russell Club, Hulme, Manchester, 13 July, 1979, by Kevin Cummins
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post-punker:

Ian Curtis of Joy Division at The Russell Club, Hulme, Manchester, 13 July, 1979, by Kevin Cummins

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