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Peter Stuart Lakanen

My First Double Rainbow

And Meanwhile, On the Other Side of the Parking Lot

“One dog barks at something, and a hundred bark at the bark.”

—Chinese Proverb

(Source: beherenowandzen, via gnosticgnoob)

“There are certain clues at a crime scene which, by their very nature, do not lend themselves to being collected or examined.”

—James Reece

(Found On My Walk)

All decaf, half sugar cortadito.

Made by The Grandmaster at the RE3EYE, The Redeye Coffee Shop in Tallahassee, Florida.

“I wasn’t built with great, wide sails, but to spite this fact, I know in my soul I am not meant for calm waters.”

—Jordy Lawrence Stewart

Jack’s Lament

There are few who’d deny, at what I do I am the best
For my talents are renowned far and wide
When it comes to surprises in the moonlit night
I excel without ever even trying
With the slightest little effort of my ghostlike charms
I have seen grown men give out a shriek
With the wave of my hand, and a well-placed moan
I have swept the very bravest off their feet

Yet year after year, it’s the same routine
And I grow so weary of the sound of screams
And I, Jack, the Pumpkin King
Have grown so tired of the same old thing

Oh, somewhere deep inside of these bones
An emptiness began to grow
There’s something out there, far from my home
A longing that I’ve never known

I’m a master of fright, and a demon of light
And I’ll scare you right out of your pants
To a guy in Kentucky, I’m Mister Unlucky
And I’m known throughout England and France
And since I am dead, I can take off my head
To recite Shakespearean quotations
No animal nor man can scream like I can
With the fury of my recitations

But who here would ever understand
That the Pumpkin King with the skeleton grin
Would tire of his crown, if they only understood
He’d give it all up if he only could

Oh, there’s an empty place in my bones
That calls out for something unknown
The fame and praise come year after year
Does nothing for these empty tears

“Man cannot remake himself without suffering for he is both the sculptor and the marble.”

—Alexis Carell

“Years ago I learned a very cool thing about Robin Williams, and I couldn’t watch a movie of his afterward without thinking of it. I never actually booked Robin Williams for an event, but I came close enough that his office sent over his rider. For those outside of the entertainment industry, a rider lists out an artist’s specific personal and technical needs for hosting them for an event, anything from bottled water and their green room to sound and lighting requirements. You can learn a lot about a person from their rider. This is where rocks bands list their requirement for green M&Ms (which is actually a surprisingly smart thing to do). This is also where a famous environmentalist requires a large gas-guzzling private jet to fly to the event city, but then requires an electric or hybrid car to take said environmentalist to the event venue when in view of the public.

“When I got Robin Williams’ rider, I was very surprised by what I found. He actually had a requirement that for every single event or film he did, the company hiring him also had to hire a certain number of homeless people and put them to work. I never watched a Robin Williams movie the same way after that. I’m sure that on his own time and with his own money, he was working with these people in need, but he’d also decided to use his clout as an entertainer to make sure that production companies and event planners also learned the value of giving people a chance to work their way back. I wonder how many production companies continued the practice into their next non-Robin Williams project, as well as how many people got a chance at a job and the pride of earning an income, even temporarily, from his actions. He was a great multiplier of his impact. Let’s hope that impact lives on without him. Thanks, Robin Williams- not just for laughs, but also for a cool example.”

—Brian Lord

(Source: gypsy-hip, via mostlysignssomeportents)

“Only when you make art that isn’t for everyone do you have a chance to connect with someone.”

—Seth Godin, The Icarus Deception

Ferguson, Missouri Protestor Allegedly with Molotov cocktail.

(Based on AP photo by Robert Cohen. Watercolored using the ultra groovy IOS app Waterlogue.)

“But if your brain is telling you anything contrary to the fact that you are good, capable, and in control, and that the world contains paths to happiness which you — yes you, shitty unworthy fraudulent lazy waste-of-space you — are qualified to walk down, then you should consider the possibility that you are fighting malware and you don’t even know it. It might not be depression. It might not be something that a magic little pill can fix. But this is not what it’s supposed to be. This isn’t what you deserve. You don’t have to accept this. Everyone doesn’t feel like this. The darkness is a lie.”

—Helen Rosner (source)

“I live on Earth at present, and I don’t know what I am. I know that I am not a category. I am not a thing — a noun. I seem to be a verb, an evolutionary process – an integral function of the universe.”

—Buckminster Fuller

“Sexiness wears thin after a while and beauty fades, but to be married to a man who makes you laugh every day, ah, now that’s a real treat.”

—Joanne Woodward, on living with Paul Newman