He could still be wild and self-destructive, and the psychiatrists had been no help. All he knew was that within him, simmering in the smithy of his soul, were confusion and conflict, and they were probably all linked somehow with Ireland and the Church, with his smashing up so many cars that his license had to be taken away, and with marching in Ban-the-Bomb parades, with becoming obsessed with Lawrence of Arabia, with detesting cops, barbed wire, and girls who shave under their arms; with being an aesthete, a horse player, a former altar boy, a drinker who now wanders streets at night buying the same book (“My life is littered with copies of Moby Dick”) and reading the same sermon on that book (“…and if we obey God, we must disobey ourselves…”); with being gentle generous, sensitive, yet suspicious (“You’re talking to an Irish bookie’s son, you can’t con me!”); with devotion to his wife, loyalty to old friends, great concern over the uncertain eyesight of his three-year-old daughter, now wearing very thick glasses (“Daddy, Daddy! I broke my eyes!” “Don’t cry, Kate, don’t cry—we’ll get you a new pair”); with theatrical genius that is equally moving whether performing pantomime or Hamlet; with anger that can be sudden (“Why should I tell you the truth? Who are you, Bertrand Russell?”) and with anger that quickly subsides (“Look, I’d tell you if I knew why, but I don’t know, just don’t know…”); and with the as yet unrealized contradictions in the Peter O’Toole who, at this very moment, was about to land in Ireland…where he was born thirty-one years ago…where he would have his next drink. —
Fucking Gay Talese. Fuck! That guy… Him writing about Peter O’Toole in August 1963. (via twiststreet)
While this is no “Frank Sinatra Gets a Cold”, Gay Talese’s piece on Peter O’Toole is the best tribute to him you’ll ever read, even if it was written 50 years before O’Toole’s death.
This brilliant Drone Survival Guide contains “the silhouettes of the most common drone species used today and in the near future,” each drawn to scale and marked as surveillance or killing machines. You can print it yourself (PDF) or order a folded offset print on Chromolux ALU-E mirrored paper.
They claim the guide itself can be used as a defense against drone cameras because of its mirrored surface.
#boardgamenight #cosmicencounter #latergram
Thought this was going to be easier to colour than it ended up being but then again I’m sucky at this colouring thing.
DREAM THIEF Volume 1, TPB.
Item Code: NOV130062
In Shops: 3/12/2014
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Jai Nitz and Greg Smallwood’s DREAM THIEF is one of my favorite new books from 2013. If you missed the single issues, now is your chance to pre-order the trade.
@i09 chose a creation of @paulazaceta and mine as one of their Top 10 Most Insane Alternate Reality Versions of Popular Superheroes. It’s Peter Parker from What If Spider-Man Killed Kraven the Hunter? From io9’s piece:
"If you kill the beast, you must become him. And since you don’t want to be alone in your big empty hall with your tiki torches and your tooth necklace, you then have to collar and leash a bunch of your friends. And also a lion. There are a lot of stories that predict dire consequences if the hero has a moral lapse, but this is one of my favorites. The tame lion, the rhino-skull shoulder pad, the absolute erasure of identity, and that indefinable hint of the dork that always sticks to Spider-Man. It’s delicious."