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I live vicariously through myself.

Dolly Parton: The Southern Living Interview

Even as I type these words, my iTunes is blasting out Kanye growling, “I AM A GOD / HURRY UP WITH MY DAMN MASSAGE / HURRY UP WITH MY DAMN MÉNAGE.” Kanye’s music is the sound of a bunny rabbit hissing — a sharp, sensitive being who took in every hurtful thing he ever heard or experienced, and transformed it into one artful Fuck You after another. He was once in pain, and now he’s talking to Jesus and stacking his millions. Every oversensitive kid can understand that trajectory.

Ask Polly is my jam.

nprontheroad:

A tumble of Red Delicious apples from Somewhere, USA, dominates the display at a Vermont supermarket. They’re still America’s #1 apple, with 40% of the market, according to author Rowan Jacobsen, who calls the Red Delicious “a freakish, deep-burgundy molar.” They’ve been bred to be deeper and deeper red, at the cost of flavor. “Remarkably bland,” sniffs Jacobsen. “It is more icon than fruit.” We’ll be out in the orchard here early tomorrow morning in search of stranger fruit.

Red Delicious is unquestionably the worst apple ever.  It’s not fruit, it’s punishment.

nprontheroad:

A tumble of Red Delicious apples from Somewhere, USA, dominates the display at a Vermont supermarket. They’re still America’s #1 apple, with 40% of the market, according to author Rowan Jacobsen, who calls the Red Delicious “a freakish, deep-burgundy molar.” They’ve been bred to be deeper and deeper red, at the cost of flavor. “Remarkably bland,” sniffs Jacobsen. “It is more icon than fruit.” We’ll be out in the orchard here early tomorrow morning in search of stranger fruit.

Red Delicious is unquestionably the worst apple ever.  It’s not fruit, it’s punishment.

The distance from the heart of the outbreak to Nairobi, Kenya – where Korean Air canceled all flights on August 14th, citing fears over Ebola – is roughly 3,300 miles. That’s about the distance from Orlando, Florida, to Juneau, Alaska. So, geographically speaking, canceling a trip to Kenya is like canceling a trip to Disney World because of an Ebola outbreak in Alaska.

In fact, Africa is so large that many cities in Europe are actually closer to the Ebola outbreak than are cities in eastern and southern Africa. Johannesburg is more than 3,400 miles away – further than both Paris and London.

—So they’ll be cancelling flights to London next, right?