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theparisreview:

James Boswell had more hobbies than just following around Samuel Johnson; he was also “an inveterate execution goer in an age when such activity was considered prurient for a gentleman … Boswell diligently noted the names and crimes of the condemned: robbery, theft, escaping a prison hulk, forgery and murder. He describes a brother and sister convicted of burglary who met their deaths holding hands, only to be separated when they were cut down from the gallows.” He attended at least twenty-one executions, though they gave him nightmares and depressed him. The best hobbies (e.g., writing) often do.
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Original king of hobbies

theparisreview:

James Boswell had more hobbies than just following around Samuel Johnson; he was also “an inveterate execution goer in an age when such activity was considered prurient for a gentleman … Boswell diligently noted the names and crimes of the condemned: robbery, theft, escaping a prison hulk, forgery and murder. He describes a brother and sister convicted of burglary who met their deaths holding hands, only to be separated when they were cut down from the gallows.” He attended at least twenty-one executions, though they gave him nightmares and depressed him. The best hobbies (e.g., writing) often do.

For more of this morning’s roundup, click here.

Original king of hobbies
Thursday, 18 September 2014

xdonttreadonmex replied to your post:how did charli xcx come across as less obnoxious…

that new song she’s done sounds like shampoo, I DON’T WANNA GO TO SCHOOL

i like a lot of shampoo but the key to their appeal to me was that they came across pretty menacing, like pop jill tyrells. break the rules is like… shampoo that wants you to sing along and get along and it is awful

how did charli xcx come across as less obnoxious in the era when she was by her own admission trying really hard to be cool though

true romance was perfection and I don’t need revisionist sucker promo coming here trying to make like the reason it didn’t sell much was it wasn’t good enough and charli wasn’t real enough

Perfume Genius: “I Don’t Really Know What ‘Normal’ Feels Like”

I don’t want to be hyperbolic (even though that’s pretty difficult considering how EXCITING and important the new Perfume Genius album feels) but this is uh, probably one of the best interviews I have read in my life.

Also this:

On Nick Hornby: “You know when people get stoned and tell you a whole Simpsons episode? He’s that guy.” 

Oh my god

britishfilminstitute:

You know you’ve made it when a laundrette pays tribute to you!
PS: You can catch In The Mood For Love at BFI Southbank this month

britishfilminstitute:

You know you’ve made it when a laundrette pays tribute to you!

PS: You can catch In The Mood For Love at BFI Southbank this month

officialdollyparton:

With family and friends and joy that never ends,
There’s no place like it, no place like it… ______! :)

http://youtu.be/7-ifWeaSdrc

 
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