From Wikipedia: In Hawaii the paradise tax is a term used to describe the cost of living difference between Hawaii and the mainland. Alternatively, it has been restated as "The price you pay for paradise" or "the cost of living in paradise".
Barton Fink (1991): Geisler: Mayhew, some help, the guy's a souse! Barton: He's a great writer... Geisler: A great souse! Barton: You don't understand... Geisler: Souse! Barton: He's in pain, because he can't write... Geisler: Souse! Souse! Can't write? He manages to write his name on the back of his paycheck every week!
Salon.com: Wolfowitz has tried to cast the scandal as a "painful personal dilemma," as he described it in an April 12 e-mail to outraged employees of the World Bank, who have taken to calling the neoconservative's girlfriend his "neoconcubine."
She adopts the Dionysian-Apollonian dichotomy : "The Dionysian is no picnic. It is the chthonian realities which Apollo evades, the blind grinding of subterranean force, the long slow suck, the murk and ooze."
Airstream's appeal seems to have few limits, and indeed a powerful world traveler recently provided proof of its persistent appeal. On a trip to Asia in February, Vice President Dick Cheney traveled in an Airstream — inside an airplane.
Mark Silva, chief of the Washington bureau of The Chicago Tribune, accompanied the vice president as the press corps' pool print reporter. The group flew on a huge gray C-17 cargo plane that the Air Force calls the Spirit of Strom Thurmond, in honor of the late senator. Mr. Silva said that when he boarded he noted the familiar outline of the Airstream roof inside the vast fuselage.
"A specter is haunting the cinema: the specter of narrative. If that apparition is an Angel, we must embrace it; and if it is a Devil, we must cast it out. But we cannot know what it is until we have met it face to face." - Hollis Frampton, Circles of Confusion: Film Photography Video: Texts 1968-1980
"This is how more and more Americans are living each day of their lives, going through all the motions without the foggiest idea as to why, living lives in a collective state of zombified hypnosis" Gold Eagle blog post