Bust comprised of bones by artist Bruce Mahalski. This life-size bust is of a female sheep/human hybrid made of rabbit vertebrae apart from the spinal area which is made of sheep vertebrae and other bones. In common with the sales process the piece has a hole in it revealing that the center is empty.
Because I am nothing if not an amazing business woman, I researched what kind of content makes for bestselling books. It turns out the answer is “one-night stands,” drug addictions, and recipes. Here, we are out of luck. But I can offer you lurid tales of anxiety and cowardice.
—Tina Fey, “Bossypants”
Could a machine with a seeming zest for life destroy itself purposely one day, planning the entire episode so as to fool its mother machine into “thinking” (which, of course, machines cannot do, since they are mere hunks of inorganic matter) that it had perished by accident?
—Foreward (written by Douglas Hofstadter) to Alan Turing: The Enigma by Andrew Hodges

Vandalized funerary statue
Photo credit: Palac
Wake up early. Drink coffee. Work hard. Be ambitious. Keep your priorities straight, your mind right and your head up. Do well, live well and dress really well. Do what you love, love what you do. It is time to start living.
—(via ffakkoff)

(Source: rustedbones)

I want to live far enough away from humanity that I can open my window and not hear the screams of broken households.


just walking my ghost…

Displayed in the Saint-Étienne church in France is the figure of René de Chalon, Prince of Orange. The prince died at the young age of 25 during the siege of Saint-Dizier in 1544. 
Rather then memorialize him in the standard hero form, his wife requested (or René himself requested, or possibly both) that he be shown as “not a standard figure but a life-size skeleton with strips of dried skin flapping over a hollow carcass, whose right hand clutches at the empty rib cage while the left hand holds high his heart in a grand gesture.” (Source)

A lady with attitude. Early 1900s