“You know when you text someone you’re romantically interested in and you don’t hear anything back and then you see them post a photo of a pizza on Instagram? That’s exactly what I want this book to deal with.”—Aziz Ansari on his first book with The Penguin Press (via thepenguinpress)
“In a morbid condition, dreams are often distinguished by their remarkably graphic, vivid, and extremely lifelike quality. The resulting picture is sometimes monstrous, but the setting and the whole process of the presentation sometimes happen to be so probable, and with details so subtle, unexpected, yet artistically consistent with the whole fullness of the picture, that even the dreamer himself would be unable to invent them in reality, though he were as much an artist as Pushkin or Turgenev. Such dreams, morbid dreams, are always long remembered and produce a strong impression on the disturbed and already excited organism of the person.”—Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment (via drumstyle)
# 30. The first recorded occurrence of ‘Tube Rage’ happened in 1979, when one man from Missouri was so incensed by a plot inconsistency of an episode of Dukes of Hazzard, he murdered his family with a hammer.
Psychologists believe watching TV programmes containing lots of red makes children prone to hyperactivity. The effect can be counter-balanced by placing a cloth soaked in milk on the back of their necks or kicking them down the stairs.
“My rule of life prescribed as an absolutely sacred rite smoking cigars and also the drinking of alcohol before, after and if need be during all meals and in the intervals between them.”—Winston Churchill