- David Foster Wallace, Infinite Jest.
Illustrations from The Iliad and Odyssey: A Giant Golden Book (1956). Alice and Martin Provensen.
Astor Piazzolla - Autumn in Buenos Aires
so sarah bernhardt, france’s most famous actress of all time, was touring in amsterdam one day. she stopped in a pastry shop for a snack, and because she loved this one cookie so much and it was the trend for dutch bakers to name new creations after celebrities (and everyone love sarah bernhardt), the baker named the chocolate-dipped almond macaroon after her.
fast-forward a few decades to world war two, the french resistance notices that the sarah bernhardt cookie looks like the dials of the radio transmitters they use. hence, if you’re a french spy and you walk into any pasty shop in the country to ask for a sarah bernhardt cookie, you can signal to other spies that you have a new message.
sarah bernhardt was just about everything nazis hated: jewish, disabled (amputated leg near the end of her life), really liked kissing women. so the fact that she was able to create some sweetness that helped her country fight, years after her death, makes me really happy.
#when he went after her alone on the causeway it almost seemed like he was having - fun? #i’m not sure #but there was more than just steely determination to get the job done #he hunted her #and that interaction would seem out of place without the intention of further exploration #so please give me all this background wrapped up in a sovietsuperspy noir thriller (via grayjoyed)
MYTHOLOGY MEME ~ [1/2] Mythological Objects ~ Brísingamen
Freyja’s coveted golden necklace; forged by four dwarfs who, valuing it above any payment of silver and gold, sold it to her when she promised to spend a night with each of them.
your kiss is like a lost ghost → a buckynat mixKiss With a Fist ; Florence + the Machine ; Cold War Transmissions ; Anberlin ; Past Lives ; Kesha ; Blood on our Hands ; Death From Above 1979 ; Animal ; Ellie Goulding ; My Body is a Cage ; Arcade Fire ; I Can’t Keep You In My Mind ; La Sera ; Falling Away With You ; Muse
Favourite Movies: One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.↳ “What do you think you are, for Chrissake, crazy or somethin’? Well you’re not! You’re not! You’re no crazier than the average asshole out walkin’ around on the streets and that’s it!”