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Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Wet Cement and China Glaze Whirled Away with Oh the Glory of It All by Sean Wilsey




In the beginning we were happy. And we were always excessive. So in the beginning we were happy to excess

Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Wet Cement and China Glaze Whirled Away with Oh the Glory of It All by Sean Wilsey

In the beginning we were happy. And we were always excessive. So in the beginning we were happy to excess

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Wet n Wild Hollywood Walk of Fame and Orly White Tips with Party Monster by James St. James (originally published as Disco Bloodbath: A Fabulous But True Tale of Murder in Clubland)
“Funny, that no matter where you are in the world, there’s always someone eager to help you destroy yourself.” 


*I know we all have feelings about the “movie cover” but this one is kinda sick right?

Wet n Wild Hollywood Walk of Fame and Orly White Tips with Party Monster by James St. James (originally published as Disco Bloodbath: A Fabulous But True Tale of Murder in Clubland)

“Funny, that no matter where you are in the world, there’s always someone eager to help you destroy yourself.” 



*I know we all have feelings about the “movie cover” but this one is kinda sick right?

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Revlon Graceful and Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Blackout with The Fixer by Bernard Malamud 
From The Paris Review interview with Bernard Malamud:

INTERVIEWER
Humanity? Are you suggesting art is moral?
MALAMUD
It tends toward morality. It values life. Even when it doesn’t, it tends to. My former colleague, Stanley Edgar Hyman, used to say that even the act of creating a form is a moral act. That leaves out something, but I understand and like what he was driving at. It’s close to Frost’s definition of a poem as “a momentary stay against confusion.” Morality begins with an awareness of the sanctity of one’s life, hence the lives of others—even Hitler’s, to begin with—the sheer privilege of being, in this miraculous cosmos, and trying to figure out why. Art, in essence, celebrates life and gives us our measure.
INTERVIEWER
It changes the world?
MALAMUD
It changes me. It affirms me.

Revlon Graceful and Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Blackout with The Fixer by Bernard Malamud 

From The Paris Review interview with Bernard Malamud:

INTERVIEWER

Humanity? Are you suggesting art is moral?

MALAMUD

It tends toward morality. It values life. Even when it doesn’t, it tends to. My former colleague, Stanley Edgar Hyman, used to say that even the act of creating a form is a moral act. That leaves out something, but I understand and like what he was driving at. It’s close to Frost’s definition of a poem as “a momentary stay against confusion.” Morality begins with an awareness of the sanctity of one’s life, hence the lives of others—even Hitler’s, to begin with—the sheer privilege of being, in this miraculous cosmos, and trying to figure out why. Art, in essence, celebrates life and gives us our measure.

INTERVIEWER

It changes the world?

MALAMUD

It changes me. It affirms me.

(Source: theparisreview.org)

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nudewave:

Tumblr to Follow: Pages & Polish is a damn delight, combining the things I love most, nail polish and books, to appeal to that hair stylist with a BA in comparative literature that I am. The book choices/excerpts are fantastic and the nail colors are not only complementary to the reading material but expertly designed and applied. Giddy over this.

So flattered. Anaïs is too kind (as well as too smart, too beautiful, and too talented).  

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Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure Kook-A-Mango and China Glaze Champagne Kisses with The Philosophy of Andy Warhol : (From A to B and Back Again) by Andy Warhol

“I suppose I have a really lose interpretation of ‘work,’ because I think that just being alive is so much work at something you don’t always want to do.” 

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Ikat manicure with The Rabbi’s Cat by Joann Sfar

“…by the time you’ve finished naming a thing, it has already changed and the name you gave it no longer defines it exactly, so you end up with empty words in your mouth.”

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China Glaze Deviantly Daring, China Glaze Rare and Radiant, and Wet n Wild 413 with Elsewhere by Gabrielle Zevin

“Speak up,’ says Myrna who has a fuzzy white caterpillar of a moustache. ‘My hearing’s not so good.’ ‘I WAS SHOT IN THE HEAD.’ Liz turns to Thandi. ‘I thought you said you didn’t remember how you got the hole in your head.’ Thandi apologizes. ‘I just remembered.’ ‘Shot in the head!’ Florence-scratchy-voice says. ‘Oy, that’s rough.’ ‘Aw, it’s nothing special. Happens pretty regularly where I’m from,’ Thandi says. ‘WHAT?’ asks Myrna with the moustache. ‘Say it toward my left ear, that’s the good one.’ ‘I SAID, “IT’S NOTHING SPECIAL,”’ Thandi yells”

China Glaze Deviantly Daring, China Glaze Rare and Radiant, and Wet n Wild 413 with Elsewhere by Gabrielle Zevin

“Speak up,’ says Myrna who has a fuzzy white caterpillar of a moustache. ‘My hearing’s not so good.’
‘I WAS SHOT IN THE HEAD.’
Liz turns to Thandi. ‘I thought you said you didn’t remember how you got the hole in your head.’
Thandi apologizes. ‘I just remembered.’
‘Shot in the head!’ Florence-scratchy-voice says. ‘Oy, that’s rough.’
‘Aw, it’s nothing special. Happens pretty regularly where I’m from,’ Thandi says.
‘WHAT?’ asks Myrna with the moustache. ‘Say it toward my left ear, that’s the good one.’
‘I SAID, “IT’S NOTHING SPECIAL,”’ Thandi yells”

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