|—||Leo Buscaglia (via songthemorningbrings)|
Teen: I got kicked out of school. Again.
Jerry: Why do you think you keep getting kicked out?
Teen: Dunno. Everything mostly sucks. People suck. Life kind of sucks.
Jerry: Why did you get kicked out this time?
Teen: (shrugs) Grades, or something, I don’t know.
Jerry: Is it true that after you got kicked out, you were drinking, cavorting with older women, and you tried to hire a prostitute?
Teen: Yeah. They serve me at bars. I think it’s on account of my gray hair.
What if literary classics were reimagined as episodes of Jerry Springer? Could you guess these books from what they’d look like on Jerry? Give it a shot.
O Me! O life!… of the questions of these recurring;
Of the endless trains of the faithless—of cities fill’d with the foolish;
Of myself forever reproaching myself, (for who more foolish than I, and who more faithless?)
Of eyes that vainly crave the light—of the objects mean—of the struggle ever renew’d;
Of the poor results of all—of the plodding and sordid crowds I see around me;
Of the empty and useless years of the rest—with the rest me intertwined;
The question, O me! so sad, recurring—What good amid these, O me, O life?
That you are here—that life exists, and identity;
That the powerful play goes on, and you will contribute a verse.
|—||Walt Whitman, Leaves of Grass (via observando)|
Not pictured: BOXES
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This Vintage-Looking Vending Machine Dispenses Rare Books For Just $2
A Toronto bookstore has come up with a creative way to add value to old, discount books that otherwise may clutter its storage: an antique-seeming “book dispenser” that randomly spits out old books for $2 a pop.
The Biblio-Mat combines the charm of a gumball machine with the surprise element of a raffle. The machine jumps to life once money’s inserted. With a bit of overt drama—cranking and whirring and ringing that invoke old machinery—the dispenser then releases a used title from its stock, dropping it into a slot for a happy reader to walk away with.