Like most others, I was a seeker, a mover, a malcontent, and at times a stupid hell-raiser. I was never idle long enough to do much thinking, but I felt somehow that some of us were making real progress, that we had taken an honest road, and that the best of us would inevitably make it over the top.
At the same time, I shared a dark suspicion that the life we were leading was a lost cause, that we were all actors, kidding ourselves along on a senseless odyssey. It was the tension between these two poles - a restless idealism on one hand and a sense of impending doom on the other - that kept me going.” —Hunter S. Thompson, The Rum Diary
Hi y’all! I’ve never actually written a post like this before, but I’ve got some announcements, so here goes!
First of all, a few weeks ago or so, we reached 1,000 posts and 150 followers! Yay, thanks! Good times for art, quotes and other fantastic things that keep life interesting.
In other news, I’ve started another tumblr blog! This blog is called ‘as you view it’ (url asyouviewitnow), and shows some of my favourite photographs that I’ve taken over the years. Some of those have already featured on this blog, but I thought it nice to have a special place for them. I’m still working on this blog (the template, for example :s), but have a look at http://asyouviewitnow.tumblr.com/ !
Thanks guys! Have a great one! Cheers, Val
At least one way of measuring the freedom of any society is the amount of comedy that is permitted, and clearly a healthy society permits more satirical comment than a repressive, so that if comedy is to function in some way as a safety release then it must obviously deal with these taboo areas. This is part of the responsibility we accord our licensed jesters, that nothing be excused the searching light of comedy.
If anything can survive the probe of humour it is clearly of value, and conversely all groups who claim immunity from laughter are claiming special privileges which should not be granted.” —Eric Idle, comedian, actor, and author (b. 1943)