"If we follow the ways of the world, things are hard for us; if we refuse to follow them, we appear to have gone mad."
Read it here.
The sun shines.
The coltsfoot flowers along the railway banks
Shine flat like coin which Zeus in thanks
Showers on our lines.
- Flash wasn't replaced by HTML5. By the time people were through with Flash, no one cared about anything but social media, and people stopped creating things on the internet. I'll take weird old Flash games and artsy Flash sites over awkwardly thinking I'm obliged to share a space with a bunch of neo-nazis. Anyway, this is how we used to apologize.
- In the 1700s, a woman named Anne Wilson wrote a 1615-line poem about the river Tees and its towns. I really like what I've read of it, but I got to a point in the poem where I was hampered by not being anywhere close to the river Tees.
- An article about Susan Kare, who invented a lot of the visual language of modern computing, which most of us learned without realizing it. Her work is still a lot more pleasing and beautiful than the scores of people who've copied her.
- Do you enjoy feeling overwhelmed? To celebrate his 81st birthday, Stanford just released 111 Donald Knuth lectures.
Fair was she to behold, that maiden of seventeen summers.
Black were her eyes as the berry that grows on the thorn by the wayside,
Black, yet how softly they gleamed beneath the brown shade of her tresses!
Sweet was her breath as the breath of kine that feed in the meadows.
This is the funniest thing I have ever read in my entire life. I kept trying to read on after this line, but my head was filled with the image of people putting their heads into cows' mouths, taking a deep huff, and screaming "Ahhhhhh!" with pleasure. Or images of a man and a woman in a bar giving each other flirtatious glances. The man walks up to the woman and says, "You have cow's breath."
Anyway, this is the worst poem I have ever seen in my life, but I am giving it 2/5 because of the hilarious and evocative imagery.