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busy, busy, busy

Sunday, May 28, 2006

Holy Ghost Enemas and Buttkissers

Thursday, May 25, 2006


...some good news: Mac is back!

Wide awake

Work this week has been, shall we say, quite challenging. Today, in fact, was a fucking nightmare; so much so that I can't sleep. I can't talk about it, unfortunately, but I'm sure you'll be reading all about it in the local media in the not-too-distant future. Even the one pleasant engagement I had today was marred by a flat fucking tire.

Is it Friday yet?

So, I'm awake and watching music videos. Because I want to feel like I'm doing something constructive, I present to you five videos I've stumbled upon so far.

Wolf Parade "Modern World"

The Black Angels "The First Vietnam War"

The Shins "So Says I"

Pinback "Fortress"

Joe Strummer and the Mescaleros "Redemption Song"

Good night.

Sunday, May 21, 2006

Behold the atheist's nightmare

...brain liposuction? Huh?

Someone should fill in Mikey Seaver's little buddy on the history of agriculture, specifically that the banana he is fellating holding is the product of centuries of cultivation and selection by humans. While someone is at it, they may also want to let him know that his "atheist's nightmare" comes in many different varieties, many of which would fail one or more of his "proofs" that the banana is a Divine Creation Made Just for Man to Eat.

But maybe, just maybe, we shouldn't utterly destroy the man's pride and withhold the fact that he's basing his entire proof of God's Glorious Creation by peeling the banana the wrong way.

The whole of creation testifies to the genius of God? Since we're talking food, what about pineapples? Coconuts? And jumping out of the realm of food, what about the "genius" of covering over seventy-percent of this planet's surface with a substance in which we cannot breathe (and the vast majority of which we cannot even drink)? Good one, God!

Oh yeah: the "Big Bang" didn't happen in space. It formed space.

And this is the single-most homoerotic piece of Christian propaganda I think I've ever seen.

Saturday, May 20, 2006

I you haven't seen the film Punishment Park, I urge you to do so. While I'm sure it may have seemed relevant when it was released in 1971, it is even more so now.

I'm serious. Watch this fucking film.

Friday, May 19, 2006

I'm putting together my summer reading list. Here's what I have so far:

Sex, Drugs, Einstein, & Elves Clifford Pickover
Great Mambo Chicken and the Transhuman Condition Ed Regis
The Age of Spiritual Machines Ray Kurzweil
The Unconquerable World Jonathan Schell
Neal Stephenson's "Baroque Cycle" (Quicksilver, The Confusion, The System of the World)
Gravity's Rainbow Thomas Pynchon

Most of those have been collecting dust on my "to read" list for quite a while, but I've promised myself not to neglect them any longer. I'm also open to any suggestions, should anyone care enough to offer any.

I'm currently working on:
Perdido Street Station China Mieville (This gets better every time I read it!)
Hyperspace Michio Kaku
The Golden Ratio Mario Livio

Thursday, May 18, 2006

The Arcade Fire - "Neighborhood #3 (Power Out)"

If you've been wondering what all the fuss is about, hopefully this will help.

Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Seamless pictures

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Statelessness: The Case For A Buddhist Anarchism
Various elements of Buddhism correspond dramatically with Western anarchist theories, both ontological and epistemological. The avoidance of systems involving private property or hierarchical leadership evident in the Pali Canon (the oldest known Buddhist scriptures) of Buddhism bears a close resemblance to many of the themes present in anarchist writings. In addition epistemological anarchist theory is reflected in the fundamental Buddhist doctrine of "sabbe dhammaa anattaa," "All things are without self-existence." All of these Buddhist elements are linked together in a cohesive system that proves quite accommodating to the anarchist paradigm.

In a process that is similar to other world religions, the followers of the Buddha up until the present time sometimes deviate from the way of life he advocated. But it is this earliest incarnation of historical Buddhist life that offers intriguing solutions to the complex issues of property and ownership. If property itself is the axle upon which turns the false dichotomy of the ruler and the ruled, according to early anarchist philosophers like Proudhon, then the lifestyle of the early Buddhist monk snaps the axle, thus revealing its own form of anarchism.

Sunday, May 14, 2006

Are you ready?

Monday, May 01, 2006

Thank you Stephen Colbert.