Tag Archives: life

This is Water

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In 2005, author David Foster Wallace was asked to give the commencement address to the 2005 graduating class of Kenyon College. However, the resulting speech didn’t become widely known until 3 years later, after his tragic death. It is, without a doubt, some of the best life advice we’ve ever come across, and perhaps the most simple and elegant explanation of the real value of education.

I’d read part of this speech. Really different to hear him actually delivering it. Gone way too soon.

Music Video for Dutch Unclesʼ Bellio

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All kinds of sea critters dancing about. Directed by Isaac Eastgate

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I think it’s because I’ve always known I’m an animal.

Captain Beefheart in a 1980 interview, responding to the question “You seem to have an unusually intense bond with nature. Do you think that’s because you grew up in the desert?”

James May rides to the edge of space

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… in a U2 spy plane

I covet this experience.

Impasse

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A short film from Reel 13

Without words, we’re left to consider whether love and attraction can break through the impasse of human intolerance.

Waterlife

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A sweet interactive website to accompany the documentary Waterlife

waterlife website

Solitude

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A short film by Robin Risser

I Want You Back

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As the inimitable David Rees put it “the greatest pop song ever recorded” He’s also put together, today, one of his Friday Face-Offs for the song. Which you should go check out

Here’s the 2nd placer.

Preparing For Failure

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Installation by Andrew Alger and Brian Twigg.

“Ever Tried? Ever Failed? No Matter. Try Again. Fail Again. Fail Better.” – Samuel Beckett

Ground Zero 1945: Pictures by Atomic Bomb Survivors

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Crushing.

An example:

One hour after the explosion: From a hill on the outskirts, we looked out over the city engulfed in flames.

Kiyoyoshi Gorō