“He’s lost something, some illusion I used to think was necessary to him. He’s come to realize he too is human. Or is this a performance, for my benefit, to show me he’s up-to-date? Maybe men shouldn’t have been told about their own humanity. It’s only made them uncomfortable. It’s only made them trickier, slier, more evasive, harder to read.”
― Margaret Atwood, Cat’s Eye
As for Dish’s concerns, Cohen says that a merger with Time Warner Cable would help because the company has agreed, as a condition for the deal, to uphold net neutrality across all of the systems.
David Cohen, EVP, Comcast - http://www.deadline.com/2014/07/fox-time-warner-news-colors-senate-committee-look-at-online-video/
Oh, great! We don’t have to worry about net neutrality anymore, because Time Warner Cable has said they’ll uphold it! Problem solved! Just trust the giant corporation that says they’ll police themselves!
This is also a reminder, if you actually care about upholding net neutrality, to make comments to the FCC as soon as possible: www.fcc.gov/comments. And if you are looking for an entertaining overview of the issue, check out this segment from Last Week Tonight with Jon Oliver: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fpbOEoRrHyU&feature=kp
[From habit he lifts his watch; it shows him its blank face. Zero hour, Snowman thinks.] Time to go.
—Margaret Atwood, from Oryx and Crake (via the-final-sentence)
The crowdsourced book trailer for Lev Grossman’s The Magician’s Land is packed with literary superstars.
The final installment of the Magician’s Trilogy is one of my most anticipated books of the year. It’s one of the things I love so much, it makes me hesitant to recommend it to others.
Anyway, this book trailer also make my eyes get a little watery at “it didn’t matter where you were, if you were in a roomful of books, you were at least halfway home.” Cannot wait to read it.
"I have been reading comic books for seven to nine years. Every kind of book that was written, I have never robbered a bank or thinks like that."
From the series: Committee Papers, compiled 1816 - 2011. Records of the U.S. Senate, 1789 - 2011
This letter was received by the Senate Committee on the Judiciary Special Subcommittee on Juvenile Delinquency. Teenager Robert Merdian wrote to express his support for comic books, which were then being investigated by the subcommittee to determine whether a relationship existed between juvenile violence and crime and such media as television and comic books.
“Yet, I didn’t understand that she was intentionally disguising her feelings with sarcasm; that was usually the last resort of people who are timid and chaste of heart, whose souls have been coarsely and impudently invaded; and who, until the last moment, refuse to yield out of pride and are afraid to express their own feelings to you.”
― Fyodor Dostoevsky, Notes from Underground