—Humorist Joe Queenan has some thoughts on books, and also describes Ayn Rand as “a fascist and a creep, either of which could be forgiven. But she also cannot write.”
Impending S**tstorm of the Day: Egyptians Protest President Mohamed Morsi’s Power Grab
As many as 200,000 Egyptians assembled in Cairo’s Tahrir Square and other major cities across the country to protest against Islamist President Mohamed Morsi’s self-issued edict that grants him sweeping powers, including what his critics say is immunity of his office and his Muslim Brotherhood-controlled assembly from judicial oversight. Since President Morsi’s declaration of the decree last Thursday, a 15-year-old member of the Muslim Brotherhood has been killed, more than 500 people injured and a dozen of his supporters’ offices ransacked or set ablaze.
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This is incredibly beautiful and you should read it. Really, really read it.
I love this a little more every time I see it. I’m ready to go back now.
Louis Armstrong plays for his wife in Giza, 1961
— Chuck Klosterman (Killing Yourself to Live)
If I could find peace
If this night bleeds
But I can’t help myself
And I want to hide it all away
Taking back all of the silly things I used to say
And I’ll give you all of my time
Because I’m foolish and never know how to resign
Another back and forth, turn around
One that makes no sense, but it feels good anyhow
And I’ll leave it all as it should be
Where you are you and I stay me
Dutch artist Berndnaut Smilde has developed a way to create clouds indoors by carefully regulating the space’s humidity, temperature and light. This intersection of science and art was recently named one of TIME magazine’s “Best Inventions of the Year 2012.”