Evil by Interpol: You need someone to take you there, saying “Hey, why can’t we look the other way? Why can’t we just play the other game?”
Tous les memes by Stromae: Cheap macho men, bunch of unfaithful fools. So fucking predictable, I’m not even sure you deserve me.
Smoke and Mirrors by Gotye: And you’re never really sure what you do it for. Well do you even want to know? Yeah you put on quite a show.
Walk by Kyla la Grange: I’ll trade you forgiveness for a heart that is pure. Would you jump for me, jump for me, leave anyone for me?
The Ballad of Mona Lisa by Panic! at the Disco: You’re guaranteed to run this town. Whoa, Mona Lisa, I’d pay to see you frown.
Self-Fulfilling Prophecy by Maria Mena: You’re the only one that dare speak the truth about me. In this town, with well intentioned mothers, starving daughters, worried lovers.
Youth by Daughter: Cause most of us are heaving through corrupted lungs, setting fire to our insides for fun, collecting names of the lovers that went wrong.
Cardinal Song by The National: Save it for the deathbed, when you know you kept her wanting you, and do everything she’d never do.
The One That Got Away by The Civil Wars: Wish you were the one that got away. I miss the way you wanted me, when I was staying just out of your reach.
One More Night by Stars: And tell him that now, that you wish he would die. You’ll never touch him again so get what you can, leaving him empty just because he’s a man.
Of course it would be silly to deny that we at least try to be rational. There are rationalist aspects to what we do. Human beings are at least partly motivated by selfish interest. But this very narrow view of human nature has actually created a kind of poor society in the sense of everything being reduced to monetary value. Now people are asking why we need subjects like anthropology or history of art or sociology when all we need is making money. That makes for a very poor society.
You are seeing arguments that we should commercialise the BBC so that they can make more things that people can watch without realising that the BBC is the envy of the world for its ability to produce very high quality cultural programmes. So that kind of worldview has made societies very poor in terms of cultural diversity and things like that. But more importantly it’s created this society where being bad, if you like, is considered something good or even being clever. You are actually a sucker if you don’t cheat.
Once you begin to understand the world in this very narrow, impoverished way then you will create a society which is actually very inefficient. Then you will have to say well everyone’s out to cheat and promote their own self-interest so we have to monitor everyone all the time, and then who’s going to monitor the monitors? We have to hire monitors who can monitor the monitors and so on and so on. Society becomes very inefficient not to speak of being very unpleasant.
Bust of Maecenas (source)
Since we’re right in the middle of the week, I thought that it might be a good idea to take a break from the Latin authors for a day and talk about a figure who, although he himself wrote no influential literature, was nevertheless important to Latin lit. Maecenas…
This guy. This bearded scary looking guy who melts when sees his arch-enemy in front of him.
He’s one of the most amusing characters I’ve ever read, I’m a little suspicious to say this since I fall in love with every book character. But Aufidius, he’s special.
Yeah I did discover Coriolanus with the play, and I gotta say I died when I saw that Hadley and Tom would be enemies in it, plus swords and fights (SWORD FIGHTING!). Made me pretty cray-cray for a couple of days. I’d really talk more about the play but jesus christ I’d never shut up. I have something strong for this character because since the opening day I tried to figure how that damn costume worked, and weird drawings came from those attempts. Plus he’s part of a dumb hobby I have everytime I ride in trains, gotta draw ‘Fifidius everytime.
This drawing was my favourite, not because it’s Tullinho but when I drew it, boy it seemed like everything was right and it came out so easily, the last ones were a little bitty close to an art block, so I was panicking yes I was. But this one… I drew this in a very very VERY special day, and I think someone could have helped me a little bit. :’)
Yeah I really like the anatomy in this, pretty much everything. Even his expression. The Tiernan dynamic, I can assure you I giggled a lot like a little girl when I joined these two. I SERIOUSLY HAVE NO IDEA HOW I DREW THAT LION THINGY ON PAPER. Thanky, you. Nor his armor. I always have problems with that. T’was a miracle. The BG was quite simple and normal, just from the play. Yeah.
I can always use more Aufie darling on my dash.
My new customized jacket is the coolest thing ever
look at these things
they’re like tiny
but instead of breathing fire they squeak and cuddle
and they have funny ears and noses
I mean really
bats are amazing
This post is so fucking important to me