Monday, February 15, 2016

stern nun pinata

(via Max Nuclear on Fb)

"The idea for Area X...came out of dental surgery. ...Dental surgery along with anger and grief over the BP Gulf Oil Spill"

'I possess a dignity and a power founded on ignorance and credulity; I walk on the heads of men who lie prostrate at my feet; if they should rise and look me in the face, I am lost; I must bind them to the ground, therefore, with iron chains. Thus have reasoned the men whom centuries of bigotry have made powerful. They have other powerful men beneath them, and these have still others, who all enrich themselves with the spoils of the poor, grow fat on their blood, and laugh at their stupidity. They all detest tolerance, as partisans grown rich at the public expense fear to render their accounts, and as tyrants dread the word liberty. And then, to crown everything, they hire fanatics to cry at the top of their voices: "Repeat my master's absurdities, tremble, pay, and keep your mouths shut." ' --Voltaire, Philosophical Dictionary. 1764

(via yourmanforfuninrapidan)

Artists of Cassini Diskus. Stelios Faitakis. Lissa Wolsak. Porpentine. Jerry Hunt. Purdey Lord Kreiden. Depth. Javant Biarujia. Valenberg. Also: Chicxulub. The bright area on Pluto.

"I develop a fascination with the term terroir, which refers to particular aspects of a landscape and climate that affect the growing of wine grapes. In Authority, Control asks his assistant, Whitby, what the word means, and gets the answer, 'What doesn’t it mean? It means the specific characteristics of a place—the geography, geology, and climate that, in concert with the vine’s own genetic propensities, can create a startling, deep, original vintage.' " --Jeff VanDerMeer, ibid

(map of Constantinople, via @HagiaSophia via Kelly Link on Twitter)



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