You have been entrusted to feed your neighbor’s dog for a week while he (the neighbor) is out of town. The neighbor returns home; something has gone awry; you are questioned.
“I fed the dog.”
“Did you feed the parakeet?”
“I fed only the dog.”
“Did anyone else feed the dog?”
“Only I fed the dog.”
“Did you fondle/molest the dog?”
“I only fed the dog!”
From D. T. Max’s biography of David Foster Wallace, Every Love Story is a Ghost Story.
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“this is a poem” by gastão de magalhães (1975)
A billion stars in one image. We’ve seen some pretty beautiful images of stars, novas, and dust before, but, for the first time ever, science has squeezed that many stars into one shot. And in science, firsts count. To get all those stars, researchers had to combine infra-red images from two different telescopes located in different hemispheres. You’re looking at the Milky Way galaxy’s plane, by the way. Vast, isn’t it? “This incredible image gives us a new perspective of our galaxy, and illustrates the far-reaching discoveries we can make from large sky surveys,” agrees researcher Dr Nick Cross. (via One Billion Stars; A New High for Autism Diagnoses - Technology - The Atlantic Wire)