“You have to stop. Just stop. It’s getting to be too much. See, I’m just a girl who sits in a cubicle all day. I have to live in a real world. Not the kind of “real world” with MTV cameras and token drama queens. I live in the kind of “real world” where I have to deal with men who can’t afford to buy me coffee and who can’t emotionally commit. The longer you continue to be so Ryan Gosling, the harder it’s going to be for me to want to live in that world.”— Dear Ryan Gosling by Meghan O’Keefe
“If she can produce a case in one week starting today verified by three medical experts that she and i pick of a woman who became ‘retarded’ (her words) due to HPV vaccine i will donate that to a charity of her choice. She must donate 10k to a charity I pick if she fails to do so.”—
University of Pennsylvania bioethicist Art Caplan • E-mailing reporters with an offer of a challenge for Michele Bachmann, in response to her claims that the HPV vaccine can cause mental health issues. Here’s what we think is going to happen here — Bachmann is going to ignore Caplan because, if she doesn’t, she’s going to be proven wrong. That’s pretty much her only option for not looking stupid here. source (via • follow)
Don’t hold your breath, but you’re fighting the good science fight!
“Perhaps it’s simply that niceness has always been New York’s best kept secret, kept quiet to keep the tourists out, like how it really doesn’t rain all that much in Seattle… This is the beauty of strangers: we’re all just doing our best to help each other out, motivated not by karma but by a natural instinct to aid the greater whole, one stray clothing tag at a time.”— I Was Told There’d be Cake, by Sloane Crosley (via taylorlorenz)
It gives me great joy to be able to announce that UCB’s long awaited East Village venue — UCBeast — will be open as of tonight at 7:30pm. A new website will be forthcoming in the near future.
Please come check out the new space (155 E. 3rd Street and Avenue A). There is an attached bar (The Hot Chicks Room), where we’ll be serving soft drinks to start out and beer and wine soon.
The theatre itself is a beautiful 124 seat space, totally refurbished with brand new seats and fixtures, that will make for some great live comedy, despite the notable absence of multiple columns blocking significant portions of the stage.
Stop on by and buy a ticket at the door! Or use your improv Student ID for free entry to shows marked with an *
Some say the world will end in fire; Some say in ice. From what I’ve tasted of desire I hold with those who favor fire. But if it had to perish twice, I think I know enough of hate To say that for destruction ice Is also great And would suffice.
- Robert Frost
I don’t know if I’ll ever get over the beauty of this poem.
“Art Director” is a great title. It’s so much better than “copywriter.” It’s as if a copywriter came up with the title for an art director and an art director wrote down “copywriter” as a placeholder. I hope the copywriter who came up with the name “copywriter” lost his job as a copywriter.
Hmm…you both present an interesting case, but I’m going to have to side with the guy who directs individual expression according to the aesthetic principles of what is beautiful, appealing, or of more than ordinary significance instead of listening to you, the word writer.
And isn’t “copywriter” a bit repetitive? “Copy,” by definition, is “written matter intended to be reproduced in printed form.” So a copywriter is a writer of things that are written with the intent to be printed. What professional writer (besides “writers” who don’t actually write) isn’t writing with the intent to be reproduced?
Not to mention the fact that this definition makes copywriters sound so shallow when we stand next to someone who’s directing that which is beautiful.
If art directors are art directors, then copywriters should be referred to as “literature conductors.” I know not all copy is literature, but let’s get serious, not every image is a piece of art. “Art director” also has a natural progression to creative director. Creative directors direct creativity, which creates art, which art directors direct. Meanwhile, copywriters are slumped over a Xerox machine reproducing all those words they want everyone to see.
Unfortunately, however, it would be impossible to rename copywriters. There’s just no way that many writers could agree on one phrase.
“This project relates to the concept of the digital identity, as a philosophical dialogue between the human form and the immaterial representation of our digital selves. Metallic installations serve as metaphors of representations in the digital realm: enveloping and changing our identities, emanating as an material aura”— ANALOGIC FASHION EDITORIAL FOR AMUSEMENT MAGAZINE
“By one estimate, 65 percent of children entering grade school this year will end up working in careers that haven’t even been invented yet.”—Duke University’s Cathy N. Davidson on how to transform our schools. (via theatlantic)
“We rarely question the organic process that is unfolding and we rarely pause to acknowledge the impermanent quality of the body. We remember being children and we know that our bodies have changed over the years, but it rarely occurs to us that there is not one cell remaining in our body from childhood. The physical matter of the child’s body is completely gone; only a memory remains. Every cell has been replaced by new cells. But the mind creates a delusion that this is the same body.”—Noah Levine - “The Heart of the Revolution” (via searchingfortruths)