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What is it called if you dress up as Dr. Huxtable when you have sex….
A form letter from 9th century China, used to apologize for acting like a drunken ass at a dinner party.
“Yesterday, having drunk too much, I was intoxicated as to pass all bounds; but none of the rude and coarse language I used was uttered in a conscious state. The next morning, after hearing others speak on the subject, I realised what had happened, whereupon I was overwhelmed with confusion and ready to sink into the earth with shame.”
Flickr pool of vintage paperback covers spanning many decades and genres (not just the overexposed pulp/crime stuff.) Some 4K+ images I think… great design/illo zone-out slideshow viewing.
“I believe in the gentleness of the surgeon’s knife, in the limitless geometry of the cinema screen, in the hidden universe within supermarkets, in the loneliness of the sun, in the garrulousness of planets, in the repetitiveness of ourselves, in the inexistence of the universe and the boredom of the atom.”
—J.G. Ballard, “What I Believe”
J.G. Ballard shuffled off yesterday. The Book Design Review did a nice post that includes reproductions of his “What I Believe” pages (p. 1, p. 2) from RE/Search #8/9. V. Vale has also posted about Ballard on the RE/Search blog.1 comment