austinkleon:

Mr. Don Henley (drummer/singer for The Eagles, with an estimated net worth over $200 million) doesn’t want people messin’ with his music. Henley recently sent takedowns to Frank Ocean and Will Sheff of Okkervil River—Ocean sampled the whole master track from “Hotel California” for “American…

Well, I think painting a mustache on a painting would be destruction of physical property.  On the other hand, remixing a song, if done tastefully….  Might achieve something good?  
Want proof?  See….

http://www.youtube.com/user/historyteachers/videos?view=0




unexplained-events:

The photo above is the closest humanity has ever come to creating Medusa. If you were to look at this, you would die instantly. 
The image is of a reactor core lava formation in the basement of the Chernobyl nuclear plant. It’s called the Elephant’s Foot and weighs hundreds of tons, but is only a couple meters across.
Oh, and regarding the Medusa thing, this picture was taken through a mirror around the corner of the hallway. Because the wheeled camera they sent up to take pictures of it was destroyed by the radiation. The Elephant’s Foot is almost as if it is a living creature.

Fascinating….

unexplained-events:

The photo above is the closest humanity has ever come to creating Medusa. If you were to look at this, you would die instantly. 

The image is of a reactor core lava formation in the basement of the Chernobyl nuclear plant. It’s called the Elephant’s Foot and weighs hundreds of tons, but is only a couple meters across.

Oh, and regarding the Medusa thing, this picture was taken through a mirror around the corner of the hallway. Because the wheeled camera they sent up to take pictures of it was destroyed by the radiationThe Elephant’s Foot is almost as if it is a living creature.

Fascinating….

suicideblonde:

Debbie Harry

And she still looks hot, years later…. 

suicideblonde:

Debbie Harry

And she still looks hot, years later…. 

jtotheizzoe:

Richard Feynman explains the scientific method, from his 1964 lectures at Cornell

"If it disagrees with experiment, it’s wrong. In that simple statement is the key to science."

INTERESTING….

austinkleon:

Slate recently ran a piece by writer Ruth Graham on adults reading YA fiction with the subheading, “Read whatever you want. But you should feel embarrassed when what you’re reading was written for children.” Graham probably didn’t write that subhead, but she did write this:

My…

THIS (AUSTIN KLEON’S TAKE) MAKES SENSE! 

As a writer, nothing would make me happier than knowing people look at me as a guilty pleasure. I mean: that’s as good as it gets.

Joe Hill, author of N0S4A2 (via austinkleon)

TRUE!

explore-blog:

Adam Phillips on why psychoanalysis is like literature 

TRUE….
Interesting! 

Interesting! 

austinkleon:

From the Sacramento Daily Union, 6 June 1885:

Many of Napoleon’s biographers have incidentally mentioned that he […] used to carry about a certain number of favorite books wherever he went, whether traveling or camping; but it is not generally known that he made several plans for…

Napoleon was clever.  And could afford to be! 

austinkleon:


this-is-dedicated:

John Steinbeck’s dedication to his editor, Pascal Covici, in East of Eden
While writing East of Eden, Steinbeck warmed up by writing a letter to his friend and editor in his notebook. These letters are collected in Journal of a Novel: The East of Eden Letters. You can read the last letter in the batch over at Letters of Note.
As for the dedication, here’s some info from Oprah.com (of all places, I know):

[Steinbeck] often mentioned the things he was tinkering with or building around the house. At one point, Pat asked Steinbeck to make him a box; Steinbeck joked that the only specification was that Pat shouldn’t be able to fit inside it.
When Steinbeck finished East of Eden, he placed his 250,000 word manuscript into a mahogany box he had carved and sent it to Pat. The note he placed on top became the dedication page of the novel.

There’s a book about the friendship called Steinbeck and Covici.

Related: Excerpts from John Steinbeck’s diary while writing The Grapes of Wrath


Good old Steinbeck! 

austinkleon:

this-is-dedicated:

John Steinbeck’s dedication to his editor, Pascal Covici, in East of Eden

While writing East of Eden, Steinbeck warmed up by writing a letter to his friend and editor in his notebook. These letters are collected in Journal of a Novel: The East of Eden Letters. You can read the last letter in the batch over at Letters of Note.

As for the dedication, here’s some info from Oprah.com (of all places, I know):

[Steinbeck] often mentioned the things he was tinkering with or building around the house. At one point, Pat asked Steinbeck to make him a box; Steinbeck joked that the only specification was that Pat shouldn’t be able to fit inside it.

When Steinbeck finished East of Eden, he placed his 250,000 word manuscript into a mahogany box he had carved and sent it to Pat. The note he placed on top became the dedication page of the novel.

There’s a book about the friendship called Steinbeck and Covici.

Related: Excerpts from John Steinbeck’s diary while writing The Grapes of Wrath

Good old Steinbeck!