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I hire tea by the teabag

“None of this is mine. The voile walls are not mine. I hire everything. I hire water, heat, light. I hire tea by the teabag. I’ve lived here for ten years now and nothing is mine. 15 more words

Literature

sinking climbing paisley curlicues of grit

“Sometimes, when the sky is as grey as this — impeccably grey, a denial, really, of the very concept of colour— and the stooped millions lift their heads, it’s hard to tell the air from the impurities in our human eyes, as if the sinking climbing paisley curlicues of grit were part of the element itself, rain, spores, tears, film, dirt. 24 more words

Literature

weather lying down

“Sometimes when I walk the streets — I fight the weather. I take on those weather gods. I beat them up. I kick and punch and snarl. 58 more words

Literature

intent, bespectacled young lady

“The intent, bespectacled young lady to my left, in contrast, was reading a book called Rousseau’s Philosophy. This gave me a neat opening. I fetched another fistful of miniatures and spent the rest of the flight telling her about my philosophy. 13 more words

Literature

one or two funny ideas

“Running my eye down the page I saw that Lorne had, in his time, on stage or screen, interpreted the roles of Genghis Kan, Al Capone, Marco Polo, Huckleberry Finn, Charlemagne, Paul Revere, Erasmus, Wyatt Earp, Voltaire, Sky Masterson, Einstein, Jack Kennedy, Rembrandt, Babe Ruth, Oliver Cromwell, Amerigo Vespucci, Zorro, Darwin, Sitting Bull, Freud, Napoleon, Spiderman, Macbeth, Melville, Machiavelli, Michelangelo, Methuselah, Mozart, Merlin, Marx, Mars, Moses and Jesus Christ. 39 more words

Literature

thought and fascination

“And I mean look at my private culture. Look at the state of it. It really isn’t very nice in here. And that is why I long to burst out of the world of money and into — into what? 32 more words

Literature

Calling #Anonymous #OpSafeWinter: #Ferguson Police Request Handouts on #Thanksgiving

You might think, with an average salary of $28,000, almost $10,000 above the median in town, that Ferguson, Missouri police might be able to supply the bare necessities for themselves. 435 more words

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