Seven Hilariously Iconic Oscar Wilde Quotes

Seven Hilariously Iconic Oscar Wilde Quotes

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Was Oscar Wilde 200+ years ahead of his time? Probably. The man was so galaxy brain we don’t even need to make memes about him, everything he said is already practically a meme. You’ve gotta appreciate the sheer brilliant nonsense. Here’s some relatable content, all the way from the 1900s. 1. Strong-willed? Image via Brainy Quote Well, if they tempt you, what are you really supposed to do? Not give in? I don’t think so. We’re going to be out here, living our most decadent and ridiculous lives, just like he would have wanted. You’ve got to live your best life, and …

Here Are Our Book Lovers Day Staff Picks!

Here Are Our Book Lovers Day Staff Picks!

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Colorless Tsukuru Tazaku and His Years of Pilgrimage – Haruki Murakami     Surrealism “The themes of finding closure for unresolved personal negativities really resonated with me.” – Nate   The Space Between – Brenna Yovanoff     Fantasy “This is a book about being deeply flawed, and how even as you’re trying to be better, it’s honest to let those things stay a part of you.” – Kali     The Last Unicorn – Peter Beagle     Fantasy/Children’s “It Reminds me that there’s magic in the world even if you can’t see it.” – Becky   The Prisoner …

BBC to Make Series of Short Films Based on 27-Year-Old Author’s Stories

BBC to Make Series of Short Films Based on 27-Year-Old Author’s Stories

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Chris McQueer is an interesting author. The twenty-seven-year-old Scottish author was initially reluctant to try and publish his works, until he began sharing his work via Twitter to showcase on the internet. His surreal, strange works that put hilarious, fantasy-like spins on real life, such as Hings and Here We Fucking Go. These collections of stories focus on different casts of characters, from the mundane to the insane, all funny and complete nonsense at the same time. The anthology tales have drawn comparisons to Black Mirror or The Twilight Zone, drawing much fan attention and critical praise. Chris McQueer has an active social media presence, building …

These ‘Midnight Paintings’ Were Created By Dr. Seuss in Private

These ‘Midnight Paintings’ Were Created By Dr. Seuss in Private

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The name Dr. Seuss needs no introduction. Famous for his children’s novels that blended his brilliant rhyming schemes with illogical logic, nonsense words, and surrealist worlds into popular works such as The Cat in the Hat, How the Grinch Stole Christmas!, and The Lorax. Still, there was more to Dr. Seuss than just these works, despite being his most famous creations. He was also a renowned illustrator, creating artwork for magazines, political cartoons, and most interestingly of all, himself.     As discussed in this article by The Guardian, Seuss illustrated hundreds of surreal artworks in the late hours of the night, painting for himself. These …

Did You Know John Lennon Wrote Weird Hilarious Books?!

Did You Know John Lennon Wrote Weird Hilarious Books?!

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I’ll go out on a thin limb here and say we are all familiar with John Lennon. If you don’t know him from his star-making career as one of the core members of The Beatles— most of whose songs were written by the Lennon-McCartney (as in Paul McCartney) songwriting duo— you might know him from his stellar post-Beatles career, or from his work with his partner, Yoko Ono. However, there is another creative medium in John Lennon’s repertoire that has not received quite as much attention as his music.    Image Via Gifer   In honor of what would have been Lennon’s …