"But there was nothing about the little, low-rambling, more or less identical homes of Northumberland Estates to interest or to haunt, no chance of loot that would be any more than the ordinary, waking-world kind the cops hauled you in for taking; no small immunities, no possibilities for hidden life or otherworldly presence; no trees, secret routes, shortcuts, culverts, thickets that could be made hollow in the middle – everything in the place was right out in the open, everything could be seen at a glance; and behind it, under it, around the corners of its houses and down the safe, gentle curves of its streets, you came back, you kept coming back, to nothing; nothing but the cheerless earth."
Thomas Pynchon, "The Secret Integration"

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sexpigeon:

"I drove a tank in World War II, isn’t that interesting? I drove a tank and I loved that tank and everyone in it. I drove it over people and right through houses, and I did it out of love."
Love of country?
"No, love of my tank and of everyone in it. There are no finer conversations than those had in the grinding innards of an iron tank. You have a lot to learn. You will find your tank. It just takes time."

(I know it’s a joke, but I think about this post a lot)

sexpigeon:

"I drove a tank in World War II, isn’t that interesting? I drove a tank and I loved that tank and everyone in it. I drove it over people and right through houses, and I did it out of love."

Love of country?

"No, love of my tank and of everyone in it. There are no finer conversations than those had in the grinding innards of an iron tank. You have a lot to learn. You will find your tank. It just takes time."

(I know it’s a joke, but I think about this post a lot)

artgalleryofontario:

Astronomy, c. 1653-1654 or 1680-1692?Luca GiordanoOil on canvasOverall: 127.4 x 99.5 cmGift of Joey and Toby Tanenbaum, 1995© 2013 Art Gallery of Ontario

artgalleryofontario:

Astronomy, c. 1653-1654 or 1680-1692?
Luca Giordano
Oil on canvas
Overall: 127.4 x 99.5 cm
Gift of Joey and Toby Tanenbaum, 1995
© 2013 Art Gallery of Ontario

diabeticsam:

Alternative Ghost Rider by bear65

Maybe I bought too many 90s Ghost Rider comics as a kid, but these are adorable. I’m imagining the comic this Ghost Rider would star in, and I want to read it kind of a lot.

superseventies:

Pink Floyd, ‘Wish You Were Here’ photoshoot, 1975.

I mean, I like the actual album cover a lot too, but I’m not sure I can really articulate why this series of photos gets to me (in more than one sense of the phrase) so much more than the cover does.

superseventies:

Pink Floyd, ‘Wish You Were Here’ photoshoot, 1975.

I mean, I like the actual album cover a lot too, but I’m not sure I can really articulate why this series of photos gets to me (in more than one sense of the phrase) so much more than the cover does.

(Source: nickdrake)

kierongillen:

I went to the Turner exhibition in London yesterday, and found myself obsessed with The Wreck Buoy, as seen above. His last painting of the sea ever exhibited, itself reworked from a painting at the start of his career, it just got me.

I would very much like to see this in person someday.

kierongillen:

I went to the Turner exhibition in London yesterday, and found myself obsessed with The Wreck Buoy, as seen above. His last painting of the sea ever exhibited, itself reworked from a painting at the start of his career, it just got me.

I would very much like to see this in person someday.