Tuesday, March 25, 2014



A Cruel Angel Thesis.

"As prehistoric peoples find it harder and harder to feed themselves, inevitably a privileged elite emerges to confiscate communal lands and enslave their inhabitants. They then install a despotic tyrant who hastens ecological collapse by wasting scare resources on a spree of militarization and temple or pyramid building. This process is almost always accompanied by wholesale murder, torture, and unproductive wars." --Ecological Sociology blog

Kim Dot Dammit on Last Year at Marienbad.

"No, this is more like that boxing movie Hollywood recently released with Stallone and DeNiro. Two aging Mediocre Powers trying to rekindle a dubiously remembered time gone by in an age where you can watch Indonesian soap operas on your eyeglasses while walking over the street in an air conditioned skyway."

"Tool's Lateralus, a sprawling seventy-minute swatch of arrant contrariness, was sung in Enochian..." --The Music's All That Matters. More.


Zombie Heath Hen.

"Every time I even think of myself, I think of myself only as a box of fictitious animal crackers." --Harry Stephen Keeler

Loud Hands.

"Arranging my books by those that destroyed my vision, those that destroyed my future, and those that destroyed my vision of the future." --@NeinQuarterly

Terminating Jellyfish.


Monday, March 17, 2014

a role-playing game where you annoy angels and collect treasure

Winchester ghost tourism.


"But Ngugi eventually decided he was producing one of Empson’s versions of 'pastoral' — proletarian literature for nonproletarians — and stopped writing in English altogether. He composed subversive plays in Gikuyu and put them on in villages, deliberately forsaking 'global literature' for pieces addressed to a specific community. His gamble that Gikuyu was more threatening to power than English proved correct: he was thrown in prison by the Moi dictatorship (an injustice protested by writers around the world), where he composed the first Gikuyu novel, Devil on the Cross, on prison toilet paper..." --N+1 on World Lit

Silk Road Fantasy.


"The real argument against aristocracy is that it always means the rule of the ignorant, for the most dangerous of all forms of ignorance is ignorance of work." --Chesterton

Elegy for a Country's Seasons.

"Goat cities of the precipice." --Bernstein's Mandelstam


(pic by Sonia Payes via Junk for Code blog)

Tapping Thrice.


Friday, March 07, 2014

episcopal maze boy


"Erosion is a kind of tailoring." --George Murray

"...the technology becomes obsolete faster than James Bond is recast."

"And though with gay batrachian chirrup
Her poets thrill the swampy reach,
Not with so glutinous a syrup
As moonlight shall we grease our speech."

--Roy Campbell

Alan Moore on Kenneth Grant.

"With one-seventh Earth gravity and 4.5 times terrestrial sea-level atmospheric density, humans on Titan would be able to strap on wings and fly like birds." --Robert Zubrin, Entering Space (1999)

Detective in yellow.

(via Jim Davis at Moorish Orthodox Church on Facebook)

Galena rain.

to forgotten gods
day by day i watch

the pattern of the sky sliding
something going
that never will return

Sultry Dance of Death.

"We gather in groups around languages as though each tongue were a campfire and silence were the cold." --Murray, ibid


checkmate with bishop and knight
surgical sleet
journeybread for the shadowlands

On the Many Deaths of Amanda Palmer.

"It is possible that a future society may find a way of doing without the question by hunger as we have done without the question by fire." --G K Chesterton