That's Life, by The Lord

That's Life, by The Lord

humansofnewyork:

"Every time I get a job, they’re like: ‘Do this now.’ And I’m like: ‘I don’t want to.’ And they’re like: ‘You have to. It’s your job.’And I’m like: ‘Oh yeah. Shit.’”

humansofnewyork:

"Every time I get a job, they’re like: ‘Do this now.’ 
And I’m like: ‘I don’t want to.’ 
And they’re like: ‘You have to. It’s your job.’
And I’m like: ‘Oh yeah. Shit.’”

“On its world, the people are people. The leaders are lizards. The people hate the lizards and the lizards rule the people.”
“Odd,” said Arthur, “I thought you said it was a democracy.”
“I did,” said Ford. “It is.”
“So,” said Arthur, hoping he wasn’t sounding ridiculously obtuse, “why don’t the people get rid of the lizards?”
“It honestly doesn’t occur to them,” said Ford. “They’ve all got the vote, so they all pretty much assume that the government they’ve voted in more or less approximates to the government they want.”
“You mean they actually vote for the lizards?”
“Oh yes,” said Ford with a shrug, “of course.”
“But,” said Arthur, going for the big one again, “why?”
“Because if they didn’t vote for a lizard,” said Ford, “the wrong lizard might get in.”

Douglas Adams: So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish (via tardisdelorean)

reportagebygettyimages:

Maria de Lourdes Silva, 90, lives on a hillside overlooking Complexo da Maré. Traffickers used to stand guard near her house, which is riddled with bullet holes. She said that two months ago a wayward bullet entered her living room and barely missed her head.  ”I can only hope that it does not happen in the future,” she said. This is one of several photos shot on assignment for Al Jazeera America by Reportage’s Sebastian Liste for an article about efforts to drive the gangs out of Complexo da Maré. See the entire feature on Al Jazeera America’s website.
(Photo by Sebastian Liste/Reportage by Getty Images for Al Jazeera America)

reportagebygettyimages:

Maria de Lourdes Silva, 90, lives on a hillside overlooking Complexo da Maré. Traffickers used to stand guard near her house, which is riddled with bullet holes. She said that two months ago a wayward bullet entered her living room and barely missed her head.  ”I can only hope that it does not happen in the future,” she said. This is one of several photos shot on assignment for Al Jazeera America by Reportage’s Sebastian Liste for an article about efforts to drive the gangs out of Complexo da Maré. See the entire feature on Al Jazeera America’s website.

(Photo by Sebastian Liste/Reportage by Getty Images for Al Jazeera America)

“Sometimes I feel like the caretaker of a museum- a huge, empty museum where no one ever comes, and I’m watching over it for no one but myself.”

– Norwegian Wood, Haruki Murakaami