TUBE OF WONDERFUL

the life and times of a latent coquette

"I’m glad the portrait of Ben Franklin stayed the same on the new $100 bill. There’s something about his slight, tight frown, the paternal hint of disappointment in his eyes and those pursed, sealed lips that seem to say, ‘I don’t approve of what you’re doing, but I can’t stop you from rolling this banknote into a straw and ripping a fat rail of white lightning in the Buffalo Wild Wings handicapped bathroom stall, you goddamn beautiful disaster.’"

Someone who isn’t me wrote this and it made me chortle snort. 

We are seeking a happy, smiling professional”

… wait wait wait who said anything about smiling? muuuuust it be a qualification? truly u cannot be srs

"To love is to suffer. To avoid suffering one must not love. But then one suffers from not loving. Therefore to love is to suffer, to not love is to suffer, to suffer is to suffer. But suffering makes one unhappy. Therefore to be happy one must love or love to suffer or suffer from too much happiness."

— from “Love and Death” 1975

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I need terrible female engineers

Jane Birkin and Serge Gainsbourg, stupid fabulous

Jane Birkin and Serge Gainsbourg, stupid fabulous

excerpt from the diary of frida kahlo: an intimate self portrait

excerpt from the diary of frida kahlo: an intimate self portrait

blackballoonpublishing:

Stefan Zweig on Big-Brand Fashion
Stefan Zweig would have viewed people’s increasing reliance on a handful of copycat giant clothing retailers for their fashion needs as nothing less than the end of human individuality. Indeed, he was already lamenting this fatal conformism in 1925. In “The Monotonization of the World,” an essay he wrote that year, Zweig declared,

It is not with impunity that everyone can dress the same. … Monotony necessarily penetrates beneath the surfaces. Faces become increasingly similar through the influence of the same passions, bodies more similar to each other … minds more similar for sharing the same interests.

Ultimately, Zweig declared, the consequence of buying into mass-produced fashion was nothing less than the creation of a slavish “mass soul.”
— George Prochnik, Author of The Impossible Exile: Stefan Zweig at the End of the World
KEEP READING: "What Would Zora Neale Hurston Think of Crowdfunding? And Other Important Questions"

blackballoonpublishing:

Stefan Zweig on Big-Brand Fashion

Stefan Zweig would have viewed people’s increasing reliance on a handful of copycat giant clothing retailers for their fashion needs as nothing less than the end of human individuality. Indeed, he was already lamenting this fatal conformism in 1925. In “The Monotonization of the World,” an essay he wrote that year, Zweig declared,

It is not with impunity that everyone can dress the same. … Monotony necessarily penetrates beneath the surfaces. Faces become increasingly similar through the influence of the same passions, bodies more similar to each other … minds more similar for sharing the same interests.

Ultimately, Zweig declared, the consequence of buying into mass-produced fashion was nothing less than the creation of a slavish “mass soul.”

— George Prochnik, Author of The Impossible Exile: Stefan Zweig at the End of the World

KEEP READING: "What Would Zora Neale Hurston Think of Crowdfunding? And Other Important Questions"