“It may be that friendship is nourished on observation and conversation, but love is born from and nourished on silent interpretation… The beloved expresses a possible world unknown to us… that must be deciphered.”—Gilles Deleuze, Proust and Signs [via grashupfer] (via skibinskipedia)
“There are some obvious jokes to be made about people with Internet access using Twitter to complain about not knowing something, as opposed to using Google to look it up. But for the most part, this reaction — all these examples cherry-picked from teenage pop fans and bemused adults — is just plain normal. “Never heard of it”: This has been the natural and traditional response of all sorts of ordinary American humans to all sorts of phenomena. It’s not really about knowledge or information. It’s an argument, for the most part, and a faintly aggressive one — a way of insisting that what you pay attention to really does define the world. What you’ve heard of is real, and everything else is marginal. The center holds, and you are that center. You are normal and aware, and not just some tiny atomized entity that can only hope to know one tiny corner of the universe.”—Nitsuh nails the “never heard of it” reaction to, well, everything at the Grammys. (via marathonpacks)
We’ve compiled a list of all the journalist who have been in some way threatened, attacked or detained while reporting in Egypt. When you put it all into one list, it is a rather large number in such a short period of time.