vainglorious pomposities

Double-spaced. Always. From now until the end of time. (at The College of Saint Rose)

Double-spaced. Always. From now until the end of time. (at The College of Saint Rose)

Why? Just why.

Why? Just why.

Twombly

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TwomblyIlliam

There was a Sunday around this time where dad took us to the Philadelphia Art Museum. Towards the end of our visit, as we made it to the modern collections, when my feet still aches from runs up and down the famous Rocky stairs, my father and I enter a roomful of paintings by the American painter Cy Twombly, “Fifty Days at Illiam,” a series of large, hand-scrawled paint-drawings, depicts the…

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The Ethel-or-Fozzie Rule, applied to the top 200 bands of 1990s.

The Ethel-or-Fozzie Rule, applied to the top 200 bands of 1990s.

I have a rule that states that in rock music, there are Ethel Merman singers or Fozzie Bear singers. This rule applies only to singers with careers that begin after April 1970, the month the Beatles broke up. I call it The Ethel-or-Fozzie Rule.

In this rule, I attempt to demonstrate divide in singers among showtune histrionics (Ethel) and holier-than-thou groans (Fozzie). To skeptics, I refer to…

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Anti-manscaping sign at Kustom Klippers. (at Kustom Klippers)

I just went out there and pretended to be a swashbuckling hero. It was fun and they paid me a metric fuck ton of money for doing next to nothing. Then this one time, Andre the Giant showed us his dick, and it was huge.

— Excerpt from Cary Elwes’ memoir about the making of “The Princess Bride” (this memoir is an actual thing)

(Source: thekevinmarshall)

Bisbee Yearbook/Annie Freefanny

One day dad gave me a guided tour of his Bisbee High School yearbook from 1965.

“There’s one of my old flames,” he says.

I looked at the picture: an average-looking girl, short, with a brunette beehive. There was a hint of cleavage below her collar line. When they were dating, he said, the girl’s father offered to pay for his college tuition–University of Arizona in Tucson–should they stay…

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Drinking coffee at farmer’s market.

Ring card girls. (at Fort Orange Club)

Ring card girls. (at Fort Orange Club)

Just to prove I was here. (at Fort Orange Club)

Just to prove I was here. (at Fort Orange Club)