A follow up to Frued’s Comic Birthday Post, Freud, Nietzsche, Carnap, and Marx walk into a bar… er, I mean, play Monopoly 

via Existential Comics

Happy birthday, Freud! His life and legacy, in a comic. (As reviewed by Maria Popova of Brainpickings, written by Corinne Maier, illustrated by Anne Simon)

How to Pronounce Procyonidae

I don’t know, and hopefully no one else in my climatology class does either. Say with confidence, remind them you are a paleontologist, and walk away.

torontocomics:

KATE BEATON is a Featured Guest at TCAF!

Kate Beaton is a Canadian cartoonist who appeared in the comics scene in 2007 with her online work “Hark! A Vagrant!”.  Since then, she has become a fan favorite and has gathered a significant following, with illustrations appearing in places like The New Yorker, Harper’s and Marvel’s Strange Tales anthology. Praised for their expression, intelligence and comic timing, her cartoons often display a wonderfully light touch on historical and literary topics. Her first strip collection, Never Learn Anything From History, has been a bestseller for Publisher Topatoco since its release in 2009, and her 2012 release, published by Drawn & Quarterly also called Hark! A Vagrant, was a New York Times Best Seller.

Website: www.harkavagrant.com

Kate Beaton at Topatoco: www.topatoco.com

TCAF is The Toronto Comic Arts Festival, taking place May 9-11, 2014, in Toronto, Canada. More at http://torontocomics.com/

Allo, to the masses, this is one of my favorite artists. Go read, laugh, and be educated.

Life is taking its toll. Neither my brain nor body is able to make it past 10pm anymore. One would expect that early to bed would mean early to rise, but still my waking hour does not average much earlier than 5. Perhaps I burned myself out in high school, when it didn’t really matter. Come college days, I’m already tired. And still, 7 or 8 years more to go. But, the future excites me.
The present, meaning the next two weeks, are overwhelming. Research presentation 1 day from now, finals begin in 8 days, and my departure from California arrives in 13… something’s gotta give.

Life is taking its toll. Neither my brain nor body is able to make it past 10pm anymore. One would expect that early to bed would mean early to rise, but still my waking hour does not average much earlier than 5. Perhaps I burned myself out in high school, when it didn’t really matter. Come college days, I’m already tired. And still, 7 or 8 years more to go. But, the future excites me.

The present, meaning the next two weeks, are overwhelming. Research presentation 1 day from now, finals begin in 8 days, and my departure from California arrives in 13… something’s gotta give.

KITTENS

Yes, kittens. Would any of you lovely tumblr people be looking to adopt? I have two beautiful babies in need of a home, who will be ready to leave momma cat by next weekend. Los Angelenos (and Orange County Kids) ask around and let me know?

On Tuesday we took to the town and spent the night celebrating the European Showcase of the Newport Film Festival. First, a Swedish period film filled with jazz and 60s fashion, then a snazzy after party on the ritzy side of town. Fulfilling my part-time Orange County residency one step at a time.

"Everywhere and everywhen"

Apartment hunting instead of going to 8am Chemistry class

I am a quality student

“The Greek word for “return” is nostos. Algos means “suffering.” So nostalgia is the suffering caused by an unappeased yearning to return.. It is the etymological light nostalgia that seem something like the pain of ignorance, of not knowing. “You are far away, and I don’t know what has become of you.””
"Nostos Algos" friom Ignorance by Milan Kundera

A walk across the once was Lake Manix in the Mojave to a stroll across the now are shores of Lake Elsinore in Riverside. A long weekend for the budding earth scientists.

“We often forget that we are nature. Nature is not something separate from us. So when we say that we have lost our connection to nature, we’ve lost our connection to ourselves.”
Andy Goldsworthy. Artist, environmentalist

(Source: purplebuddhaproject)

“We can do this the easy way… or the Hemingway.”
Ernest Hemingway before a fight, probably. (via fuckyeahmelancholy)