austinkleon:


Saul Steinberg and Kurt Vonnegut
In A Man Without A Country, Vonnegut called Steinberg “the wisest person I ever met in my entire life”:

I could ask him anything, and six seconds would pass, and then he would give me a perfect answer, gruffly, almost a growl. He was born in Romania, in a house where, according to him, “the geese looked in the windows.”
I said, “Saul, how should I feel about Picasso?”
Six seconds passed, and then he said, “God put him on Earth to show us what it’s like to be really rich.” I said, “Saul, I am a novelist, and many of my friends are novelists and good ones, but when we talk I keep feeling we are in a very different businesses. What makes me feel that way?”
Six seconds passed, and then he said, “It’s very simple. There are two sorts of artists, one not being in the least superior to the other. But one responds to the history of his or her art so far, and the other responds to life itself.”
I said, “Saul, are you gifted?”
Six seconds passed, and then he growled, “No. But what you respond to in any work of art is the artist’s struggle against his or her limitations.’

Filed under: Steinberg, Vonnegut

austinkleon:

Saul Steinberg and Kurt Vonnegut

In A Man Without A Country, Vonnegut called Steinberg “the wisest person I ever met in my entire life”:

I could ask him anything, and six seconds would pass, and then he would give me a perfect answer, gruffly, almost a growl. He was born in Romania, in a house where, according to him, “the geese looked in the windows.”

I said, “Saul, how should I feel about Picasso?”

Six seconds passed, and then he said, “God put him on Earth to show us what it’s like to be really rich.” I said, “Saul, I am a novelist, and many of my friends are novelists and good ones, but when we talk I keep feeling we are in a very different businesses. What makes me feel that way?”

Six seconds passed, and then he said, “It’s very simple. There are two sorts of artists, one not being in the least superior to the other. But one responds to the history of his or her art so far, and the other responds to life itself.”

I said, “Saul, are you gifted?

Six seconds passed, and then he growled, “No. But what you respond to in any work of art is the artist’s struggle against his or her limitations.’

Filed under: Steinberg, Vonnegut


It would appear as though my searches for NES items and Famicom Japanese systems has got ebay feeling a little randy. Gross. I hope they use my suggestions.

It would appear as though my searches for NES items and Famicom Japanese systems has got ebay feeling a little randy. Gross. I hope they use my suggestions.


tastefullyoffensive:

Creations from French Girls, an iPhone app where people draw portraits based on selfies of others. [via]

Related: Subway Snapchat Art

<3

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thegloballibrarian:

writersatwork:

Kurt Vonnegut

This guy.
I’m so into this Tumblr writersatwork and their high-quality images.  Check them out.  

Dream life.

thegloballibrarian:

writersatwork:

Kurt Vonnegut

This guy.

I’m so into this Tumblr writersatwork and their high-quality images.  Check them out.  

Dream life.



Check out this sick Boo Nintendo I spray painted! I&#8217;m selling this (refurbished, I replaced the pin connectors and everything!) on my Etsy shop, Bob-omb It!, with a few cool other Nintendo things. More to come soon - I&#8217;m doing a Legend of Zelda themed NES once it stops raining (seriously, it&#8217;s been raining for like a full week now).
Hooray!

Check out this sick Boo Nintendo I spray painted! I’m selling this (refurbished, I replaced the pin connectors and everything!) on my Etsy shop, Bob-omb It!, with a few cool other Nintendo things. More to come soon - I’m doing a Legend of Zelda themed NES once it stops raining (seriously, it’s been raining for like a full week now).

Hooray!



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weirdvintage:

Little Red Riding Hood by Henry Peach Robinson, 1858 (via Vintage Photo LJ)

&lt;3

weirdvintage:

Little Red Riding Hood by Henry Peach Robinson, 1858 (via Vintage Photo LJ)

<3

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