“- ya know, sometimes sex is such a confusing thing in my life.
- listen, sex seems very complicated and confusing, but it’s very simple. the man takes his penis, puts it into the woman’s vagina, he ejaculates, and then she dies.
- she dies?
- oh no, I was thinking of something else.”—louis ck & his psychiatrist, louie, ep 4
“Aside from building roads so their trucks can get to drill sites and doing a little stream work to mitigate damage from their road building, exactly what are all those things the drillers are doing for the local communities? Patronizing the bars at night? Driving up the cost of rental housing? Spreading sexually transmitted disease amongst the womenfolk? Really community oriented stuff.”—Pennsylvania State Rep. Mike Sturla, a Democrat, discussing the impact that workers in the natural gas industry have on local communities. Sturla has acknowledged that his use of the word “womenfolk” may have been insensitive but said, “what I was referring to is my characterization of how I believe the out-of-state drillers view women in Pennsylvania.” (via officialssay)
“While the crash of a high-speed train highlighted many of China’s ongoing weaknesses, it also revealed, in the vigorous reporting and commentary that followed in print and online, a nascent apparatus of accountability. Conversely, America’s ostensible success in avoiding default in fact highlighted the growing dysfunction of its political institutions. If these events are portents of things to come, then the day when China displaces America as the world’s economic superpower is closer than I thought.”—The Economist