A Better Course

“thou hast councilled a better course than thou hast allowed”

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  • "Because birth records are usually public, the moment a couple have a new baby, they are almost instantaneously barraged with offers and incentives and advertisements from all sorts of companies. Which means that the key is to reach them earlier, before any other retailers know a baby is on the way. Specifically, the marketers said they wanted to send specially designed ads to women in their second trimester"
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  • While our taxi driver navigated through the seemingly end­less sea of cars, we asked if there was anyone else he would have liked to see at the Jamaica Jazz and Blues festival. His response was, “No, she [Celine Dion] is better than number one. There is no one better. No one.”
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  • "The pleasure involved is almost wholly anticipatory, and if you don't know almost exactly what is going to happen, you can't feel the pleasure of anticipation."
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  • An appoggiatura is a type of ornamental note that clashes with the melody just enough to create a dissonant sound. "This generates tension in the listener," said Martin Guhn, a psychologist at the University of British Columbia who co-wrote a 2007 study on the subject. "When the notes return to the anticipated melody, the tension resolves, and it feels good."
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  • "'Junkspace is like being condemned to a perpetual Jacuzzi with millions of your best friends… Seemingly an apotheosis, spatially grandiose, the effect of its richness is a terminal hollowness, a vicious parody of ambition that systematically erodes the credibility of building, possibly forever.' Koolhaas was referring to the airport and the strip-mall and the single-zone sprawl, but he could have been talking about Facebook.
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  • “In my view, wackywriting has its roots in the sort of language used by some middle-class parents to their young children: jolly, zany and childlike, but with a colder undercurrent of authority, judgement and passive aggression.
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