Things that exist exist, and everything is on their side.
Every time Samuel Jackson’s Capital One Quicksilver commercial comes on, I’m like, Is this some kind of RoboCop tie-in? And isn’t Quicksilver a character in the next Avengers movie? When you’ve been primed by years of multimedia cross-promotion to expect synergy at every turn, synergy starts to feel like schizophrenia.
One of the great, underplayed pop songs of 2013.
Source: SoundCloud / Dine Alone Records
When a friend mistakenly refers to Apple’s CEO as “Tim Gunn,” I don’t so much correct her as watch her speech-balloon expand into the aether—into a bubble of Freaky Friday spacetime where it’s Tim Cook who crisply implores aspiring fashionistas to “make it work” and Gunn who just hired the head of Burberry to oversee Apple’s retail operations.
That thing where I’m thinking about you and a moment later my phone lights up and it’s you; and even though it’s a coincidence, only slightly less random than cosmic background radiation, it feels like consilience, like two elementary particles colliding in an atom-smasher.