It's all around you, like smog. This train isn't bound for glory.
Background by Deak Ferrand, who pwnz.
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I am not at war with the universe - though that doesn't mean I have to like it.That's the trouble with ravers and Discordians; they insist upon liking it. The disciples of sweetness and light are characterized by grasping desperation. (And no, I'm not against it, either. Didn't I already say . . . (More)
"Don't you know there's a war going on?" - 1960s commonplace So you're all up in arms because the miiddle class is becoming poor? Or, to be candid, because it is becoming less middle-class? I don't give a loose shit. You didn't care about us, when we were the wretched, and you weren't. A . . . (More)
ï¿½Fiction, myth, religion, faith, voluntary reality, ritual, and play.ï¿½ The stakes today are rather high.ï¿½ then there's "Bob".ï¿½ Why do I assert that "Bob" is the prime wholesale source of relatively uncut Slack there be?ï¿½ "Bob" said so, and "Bob"'s word is good enough for me, . . . (More)
I am as excited as a thirteen-year-old girl going to a Justin Bieber concert, because Crispin Hellion Glover (yes, that is his birth name) is going to be in town with his travelling movie/slide/talk hootenanny thing. Mr. Glover is an artist, writer, musician, filmmaker, etc., who funds . . . (More)
No-one wants to admit the fundamental problem. People on balance are ignorant, foolish, arguably retarded, malicious, and crazy; to this all the world's problems can be traced. (I do not necessarily exclude myself from these judgments.) Anyone who spots this fact has to bear the burden of . . . (More)
It seems to me that there are three sorts of people: those who wish to dominate others, those who wish to be dominated, and those, like me, who are instinctive egalitarians. I have tended to support BDSMLMNOP, because by making it explicit, and working it out in the powerful contex . . . (More)
Am I wrong to like the fact that Afrogeek (not his real name) likes the Somali pirates - kind of? This is a nice short piece that gets past the conventional reactive-mind surrounding Somalia - Captain America versus the Barbary Pirates! - and I think you should go read it. . . . (More)
In his most recent post at, of all places, the Huffington Post, demigod Paul Krassner (famed for his inimitable humor / news / sacred text magazine, The Realist) offers this pearl of wisdom: Finally, a minimalist summation of American culture excerpted from the Los Angeles Times' article on Conan . . . (More)
I remember, shortly after 9/11, the TV was on. And wasn't it always on? No airplanes, but plenty of TV. Apparently, that is what we do. I don't say that it's bad or good; I say that it is what we do, now that we are the people that we have become. An off-screen announcer said, behind plain . . . (More)