(Source: holavicente, via danforth)
So: what do we have, exactly? An unfriendly man spent twenty-seven-and-a-bit years living in some very cold woods. “To put it romantically: I was completely free.” (And the article does put it romantically; if you have seen this scene from Seinfeld you have read this article.) Almost completely free! Except for the part where you literally depended upon the labor and possessions of others to meet your every physical need. It says, you know, kind of a lot about the life you have chosen that “constant stealing” and “independence” are not mutually exclusive. — The Toast: The Maine Hermit Is A Terrible Hero To Have
[The Maine Hermit’s] acolytes are largely young urban people who spend most of their days sitting in front of a computer with a picture of their last trip to Yosemite as the background on their smartphone, who enjoyed Hatchet in elementary school and like to think of themselves as the sort of person who would survive a zombie apocalypse, which is a fictional problem. — The Toast: The Maine Hermit Is A Terrible Hero To Have
Hark! A Vagrant: The Black Knight
Am I crazy to think that a Mallory Ortberg/Kate Beaton team-up would be the most incredible thing ever.
Hark, a Vagrant: Black Canary
Across the car, they witness a birth.
The End of Gamers
Here’s the frustration: if you’ve been on Twitter a while, it’s changed out from under you. Christopher Alexander made a great diagram, a spectrum of privacy: street to sidewalk to porch to living room to bedroom. I think for many of us Twitter started as the porch—our space, our friends, with the occassional neighborhood passer-by. As the service grew and we gained follwers, we slid across the spectrum of privacy into the street. Of course, the things you say on your porch are much different than what you’d say on the street. But if the porch turned into the street without you noticing, there’d be a few painful months before you realized you needed to change how you spoke. —
Frank Chimero – From the Porch to the Street
Don’t agree with all of this, but this is an interesting point I sympathise with.
Want a job in Antarctica? -
This is the place to look.
Once, a few years ago, a random person I followed on Tumblr - who had posted maybe 10 things in total back since when there were just a few thousand of us on this dumb place - posted a link to a page about volunteering in Iceland that I happened to see a week or so after being made redundant.
Not what I expected of Capaldi but I’m excited to see where he takes it. #drwho #thedoctor
Bread incident. Pedestrians re-routed, police called. Thank god no-one was hurt.
Joe Biden Fan Fiction by Laura Olin -
The day is long and the road is hard but Laura Olin has written some Joe Biden fan fiction to help us all through it.
It’s tough out there for herbivores.