In Stephen Frears’ film—as in Nick Hornby’s novel of laddish arrested development that inspired it—Rob already realizes that judging people based solely on their taste leads to superficial relationships, the kind steeped in a constant game of one-upsmanship of the sort he engages in with his Top 5 list-compiling, frenemy coworkers. They also keep him from forming deeper connections with people, like his ex-girlfriend, who could give a shit.
I have never visualized anything in my entire life. I can't "see" my father's face or a bouncing blue ball, my childhood bedroom or the run I went on 10 minutes ago. I thought "counting sheep" was a metaphor. I'm 30 years old, and I never knew a human could do any of this. And it is blowing my goddamn mind.
But there’s a specific sort of ultra-confessional essay, written by a person you’ve never heard of and published online, that flourished until recently and now hardly registers. The change has happened quietly, but it’s a big one: a genre that partially defined the last decade of the Internet has essentially disappeared.
Stupid people, Carlo M. Cipolla explained, share several identifying traits: they are abundant, they are irrational, and they cause problems for others without apparent benefit to themselves, thereby lowering society’s total well-being. There are no defenses against stupidity, argued the Italian-born professor, who died in 2000. The only way a society can avoid being crushed by the burden of its idiots is if the non-stupid work even harder to offset the losses of their stupid brethren.
A AMC vai lançar Show Pieces, série em cinco capítulos de Alan Moore e Mitch Jenkins, a partir de 29 de junho. Contém trailers.
These examples illustrate Western literature’s gradual progression from narratives that relate actions and events to stories that portray minds in all their meandering, many-layered, self-contradictory complexities. I’d often wondered, when reading older texts: Weren’t people back then interested in what characters thought and felt?
Eles não ficam tão bem nas prateleiras, mas os e-books estão perdendo espaço para livros tradicionais. Eu aposto em uma queda das vendas dos livros comprados por impulso.