Solitude gives birth to the original in us, to beauty unfamiliar and perilous- to poetry. But also, it gives birth to the opposite: to the perverse, the illicit, the absurd.

Thomas Mann, Mort à Venise. (via cyclopat)

Real Life Hitman is the sequel to First Person Shooter, the live-action video game that put unsuspecting ChatRoulette users in control of the game. This time, it’s YouTubers.

The typical American lives only 18 miles from Mom

The typical American lives only 18 miles from Mom

sketchplanations:

Know your dashes: the hyphen, en dash and em dash.

OK, so you can get a little over the top about these, but I do notice when a hyphen is used to add a thought in text rather than the em dash which is obviously better made for it

— and much nicer than using parentheses (). And

to go the full mile

why not use an en dash when you’re separating your page numbers 1–5 or months May–Sep next time?

Didn’t spot that? 

– hypen

– en dash

— em dash

Most writing tools and OSes have tricks to do these automatically for you.

Probably my favourite producer is someone who isn’t generally regarded as such, and that’s Prince. He’s this producer’s producer.

On Wikipedia, solutions are mixtures and nothing else.

On Wikipedia, solutions are mixtures and nothing else.