In My Head

The unreal is more powerful than the real. Because nothing is as perfect as you can imagine it. Because it’s only intangible ideas, concepts, beliefs, fantasies that last. Stone crumbles. Wood rots. People, well, they die. But things as fragile as a thought, a dream, a legend, they can go on and on. If you can change the way people think, the way they see themselves, the way they see the world — you can change the way people live their lives. That’s the only lasting thing you can create.

—Chuck Palahniuk, Choke (via wilwheaton)

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Spot Where Julius Caesar Was Stabbed Discovered

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place where Julius Caesar was stabbed.

This is the monumental complex in Torre Argentina (Rome), where Julius Caesar was stabbed.

Credit: Antonio Monterroso/CSIC

Archaeologists believe they have found the first physical evidence of the spot where Julius Caesar died, according to a new Spanish National Research Council report.

Caesar, the head of the Roman Republic, was stabbed to death by a group of rival Roman senators on March 15, 44 B.C, the Ides of March. The assassination is well-covered in classical texts, but until now, researchers had no archaeological evidence of the place where it happened.

Now, archaeologists have unearthed a concrete structure nearly 10 feet wide and 6.5 feet tall (3 meters by 2 meters) that may have been erected by Caesar’s successor to condemn the assassination. The structure is at the base of the Curia, or Theater, of Pompey, the spot where classical writers reported the stabbing took place.

"We always knew that Julius Caesar was killed in the Curia of Pompey on March 15th 44 B.C. because the classical texts pass on so, but so far no material evidence of this fact, so often depicted in historicist painting and cinema, had been recovered,” Antonio Monterroso, a researcher at the Spanish National Research Council, said in a statement.

Classical texts also say that years after the assassination, the Curia was closed and turned into a memorial chapel for Caesar. The researchers are studying this building along with another monument in the same complex, the Portico of the Hundred Columns, or Hecatostylon; they are looking for links between the archaeology of the assassination and what has been portrayed in art.

"It is very attractive, in a civic and citizen sense, that thousands of people today take the bus and the tram right next to the place where Julius Caesar was stabbed 2,056 years ago," Monterroso said.

Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience Senior Writer  

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johnsegbert:

princeowl:

bedabug:

shrimp are referred to as an abomination four times more than homosexuality is in the bible

macklemore is writing a song about shrimp rights as we speak

when i was in the third grade i thought i was a shrimp because i could swim

And I can’t change
Even if I’m fried
Even if I’m barbecued

(via mydrunkkitchen)

It would have taken an act of willing denial to miss the fact that, in an age where the guitar hero has become something of a rarity, a thirty-one-year-old woman was shredding. Clark’s solos are marvels of tone and feeling, eruptions that explode her beloved grids.

Sasha Frere-Jones on St. Vincent: http://nyr.kr/1hanV6F (via newyorker)

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"Back to the Brick"

parislemon:

"The company almost collapsed … having drifted for years, diversifying into too many areas, producing too many products…"

A newly appointed leader comes in an “decreed that the company must go ‘back to the brick’: focusing on its core products, forgetting about brand-stretching…”

He also imposed “stricter management controls, for example reducing the number of different” products…

"But at the same time it must resist the sort of undisciplined innovation that almost ruined it."

"Can the company continue its winning streak? Its growth is slowing: its net profits grew by 9% in 2013 compared with 35% in 2012, and its revenues rose by 10% compared with 23% in 2012"

"When the company is getting bigger and the market isn’t growing, it’s a pure mathematical consequence that growth rates will have to reach a more sustainable level."

"…Relatively late in making its China play—jumping in when some other western firms are jumping out with nothing but regrets to show for it."

If I made you guess which company the quotes above are about, I assume you’d pick Apple. And understandably so. But you’d be wrong.

It’s actually Lego.

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