“The truth we are dealing with here is not ‘objective’ truth,” Žižek writes, “but the self-relating truth about one’s own subjective position; as such, it is an engaged truth, measured not by its factual accuracy but by the way it affects the subjective position of enunciation.” —
oh shiiiit. he said it.
“My father had, as silent partners, all the physicians of the town, who seldom wrote a prescription which did not contain what they were pleased to designate as _Ol. can._ It is really the most valuable medicine ever discovered. But most persons are unwilling to make personal sacrifices for the afflicted, and it was evident that many of the fattest dogs in town had been forbidden to play with me—a fact which pained my young sensibilities, and at one time came near driving me to become a pirate.” —Oil of Dog by Ambrose Bierce
“The point is that horse racing has enough good stories, as we define good stories in a media-saturated age, to keep up with all of the other putatively major sports. Just in this one race, we had history denied, conspiracy theorizing, historical context, Kennedys (!), backbiting, infighting, and all the other things that make covering modern sports such a cluster of twittery goodness. If the whole thing wasn’t draped in such a thick blanket of musty-fustiness, it might actually break through again — not in the way it was in the 1940s, when horse racing stood with boxing and baseball as the only games in town, but certainly at a level beyond the one on which it seems to reside at the moment.” —Conspiracy and Memory at the Belmont Stakes - Grantland
“Remember the old rule of thumb: Too many Order Muppets means no cookies for anyone.” —What kind of Muppet are you, chaos or order? - Slate Magazine