Saturday, February 26, 2011


i'm a huge fan of hunter s thompson. he's a great writer! i thought i would share some of his wonderful wisdom with all of you. here are different quotes of his.

- "Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming "Wow! What a Ride!"
- "No sympathy for the devil; keep that in mind. Buy the ticket, take the ride...and if it occasionally gets a little heavier than what you had in mind, well...maybe chalk it off to forced conscious expansion: Tune in, freak out, get beaten." - fear and loathing in las vegas
- "Some may never live, but the crazy never die."
- "Sex without love is as hollow and ridiculous as love without sex."
- "Music has always been a matter of Energy to me, a question of Fuel. Sentimental people call it Inspiration, but what they really mean is Fuel. I have always needed Fuel. I am a serious consumer. On some nights I still believe that a car with the gas needle on empty can run about fifty more miles if you have the right music very loud on the radio."
- "Life has become immeasurably better since I have been forced to stop taking it seriously."
- "THE EDGE, there is no honest way to explain it because the only people who really know where it is are the ones who have gone over"
- "A man who procrastinates in his choosing will inevitably have his choice made for him by circumstance."
- "America...just a nation of two hundred million used car salesmen with all the money we need to buy guns and no qualms about killing anybody else in the world who tries to make us uncomfortable"
- "The greatest mania of all is passion" - the curse of lono
- "If you're going to be crazy, you have to get paid for it or else you're going to be locked up."
-"As things stand now, I am going to be a writer. I'm not sure that I'm going to be a good one or even a self-supporting one, but until the dark thumb of fate presses me to the dust and says 'you are nothing', I will be a writer."- gonzo

where's walrus

there's an adorable picture book called where's walrus by stephen savage and there's a cute trailer for the book. i thought i would share it with all of you.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

random facts part 2

so i did a post in december about random writing/reading facts from an app on my phone. well there are some new ones so i thought i would share.

- 'dreamt' is the only english word that ends in the letters 'mt'.
- 'go' is the shortest complete sentence in the english language.
- in english pubs, ale is ordered by pints and quarts. so in old england, when customers got unruly, the bartender would yell at them mind their own pints and quarts and settle down. it's where we get the phrase 'mind your p's and q's'.
-many years ago in england, pub frequenters had to whistle baked into the rim or handle of their ceramic cups. when they needed a refill, they used to whistle to get some service. 'et your whistle' is the phrase inspired by this practice.
-men can read smaller print than women.
-no word in the english language rhymes with month, orange, silver or purple.
-'typewriter' is the longest word that can be made using the letters only on one row of the keyboard.
-the average person's left hand does 56% of the typing.
-there are only four words in the english language which end in 'dous': tremendous, horrendous, stupendous and hazardous.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

comics into movies

ok my favorite comic book charactor has a movie coming out. and during the superbowl (boo to the packers) marvel showed the first movie trailer for it. that's right, captain america has a movie coming out in july. i am stoked! here's the trailer.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011


so for all of you who are into photography and whatnots, i have now created a deviantart page. feel free to go over there and check out my photos and others peoples work. i mostly shoot with film though, so i don't know how much of my stuff will be on there. but there is some. for from time to time i will break down and use a digital camera. hehe. here's the link:

it's also on my profile under 'my web page'.


here is another installment of quotes. hope they inspire.

-"you are only young once, but you can stay immature indefinitely." - ?
-"i couldn't explain my need to myself, and that's why it was such a beautiful need. there's nothing wrong with not understanding yourself." - jonathan safran foer extremely loud and incredibly close
-"dreams are necessary to life." - anais nin
-"the morning wind forever blows; the poem of creation is uninterrupted, but few are the ears that hear it." - henry david thoreau walden
-"my heart is yours to fill or burst, to break or bury, or wear as jewelery, whichever you prefer." - dashboard confessional
-"stories are for joining the past to the future. stories are for those late hours in the night when you can't remember how you got from where you were to where you are. stories are for eternity, when memory is erased, when there is nothing to remember except the story." - tim o'brien
-"with the cuts and burises don't close the door on what you adore." - muse
-" no you submit, do you hear? you be strong, you survive... you stay alive. no matter what occurs! i will find you. no matter how long it takes, no matter how far, i will find you." - the last of the mohicans (the movie)
-"faith is a cop-out. if the only way you can accept an assertion is by faith, then you are conceding that it can't be taken on its own merits." - dan baker
-"if you loved someone, you love him, and when you had nothing to give, you still have him love." - george orwell 1984
-"how clearly i first saw you smiling in the sun wanna feel your warmth upon me, i wanna be the one." - sarah mclachlan
-"you know, if we pretend we know what's going on, this is actually kind of exciting." - mystery science theator 3000

writing photography

so i'm having a little bit of insomnia and i was hunting through the interwebs. and i found some cool photos that have to do with writing or reading in some way. i thought i would share them with everyone. all of these photos were taken by john carey. his website is