Monday, November 28, 2016

whereever you go there you arglebargle

"There's no S and M like that between worshipers and god." --Jack Womack, Elvissey (1997)

Why and Not Why.

(by mario carreno, via cuba journal)

Young Aryans in Love.


Monday, November 21, 2016

the moldbug variations

(via @SaladinAhmed)

Under Sputnik Planitia.

Elizabeth Bear ‏@matociquala Nov 10:
"So an old friend on mine killed herself yesterday in despair over the threat to her health coverage."

Selling hygge.


Tuesday, November 15, 2016


("The Expectation" [1936] by Richard Oelze via feuilleton blog)

I will arrive half an hour ago.

my featherweight yoke
these spring days in november
ought to count something

who knows but that we might thrive
deprived of all our freedoms

A closer look at nitrogen ice on Pluto.

Nature's Way of Telling Us.

"To defeat her it took an unholy cabal far beyond what Barack Obama faced..." --Rebecca Solnit

"The Goddess, as I understand her, is not a personality, not a Big Mama who somehow guides your life and makes everything turn out all right, not a love-worn blankie we can cling to when we desperately want something to make us feel better. She represents the great cycles of birth, growth, death and regeneration that move through nature and through human lives and history—cycles that include death and decay and loss. But her promise is simply this—that out of decay ultimately comes regeneration." --Starhawk


Through pain the land of pain,
Through tender exiguity,
Through cruel self-suspicion:
Thus came I to this inch of wholeness.

It was a promise.
After pain, I said,
An inch will be what never a boasted mile.

And haughty judgement,
That frowned upon a faultless plan,
Now smiles upon this crippled execution,
And my dashed beauty praises me."

--Laura Riding

"One thing I do not expect in an ancient history museum is a proper surprise." Also, " of today, we have a middle-aged East German woman in post (much to her dismay) as the de facto, acting Leader of the Free World. It goes to show you never can tell. A thought which is not supposed to make you feel cosy and better. Feel as bad as you like. You won't be wrong & you might achieve something that way."

(wfaa-tv via anna palmer on fb)

Matthew 25:40.


Monday, November 14, 2016

tall racks hint

(trump towers barricaded, via @nycjim)

Kameron Hurley weighs in.

"Do you still get excited about making music?

Sandoval: It’s a necessary evil; we just have to do it."

--interview with Hope Sandoval and the Warm Inventions

"Neruda was spared the sight of Chile’s grim descent into torture and extrajudicial killing, and the imposition of a regime of murderous silence. But he did not vanish: his poems of revolutionary love were like fireflies in Chile’s dark night, providing sparks of hope that the day of liberation would come." (via feuilleton blog)

"There is a time when men's strongest need
is for the winds..."

--Bowra's Pindar

"And will they also laugh in the dark days?


But they will. Later. About how they thought those early dark days were dark."


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Friday, November 11, 2016

yahoos love my big sphinx of quartz

(Dead Again 1991)

"German lieder is creepy music. That's why I specialize in it." --Clock without Hands

The music in my head.


Thursday, November 03, 2016


(Carnival of Souls still via @41Strange)

"...a term that Kathleen Fraser got from Italian painting, distacco, a slowing down of the process to take stock of how each brush stroke is affecting the whole painting or composition."


attention sticks
barn · lunar garden
plains i have seen

how little record now
twenty years on
the vivid air signed

no word for honor

oscillating background
the rectangle steady
almost certainly a yelp

& i understood
not as a message is understood
as a plenilune beheld
may be seen to fission

& after
a life stands divided

farthest reach of my letting my guard own
is warning
is warning & constellation
no longer where the name says it is


original face

On Harry Clarke.


"The mere physicist is like an ant who, crawling on a sheet of paper and observing black letters spreading over it, should refer the cause to the pen alone. The astronomer is like an ant of somewhat wider vision who should catch sight of the fingers moving the pen, i.e. he knows that the elements are under the power of the stars, but he does not know that the stars are under the power of the angels." --The Alchemy of Happiness

Dance Dance Revolution.

(by edwin martinez via imgarcade dot com)


Wednesday, November 02, 2016

passage to blackacre 12

"The [band's] lyrics have been sung in English, Finnish, Latin, and occasionally in Enochian, Ancient Egyptian, Ouranian Barbaric, Swedish, and Glossolalic.."

Secret History of Mozilla Logo.

having slept

feel inept
having slept

through the crypt
& the gong

having slept

Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues.

"Nobody is so dumb as not to know one answer if enough questions are asked." --R A Lafferty


Tuesday, November 01, 2016

passage to blackacre 11

"She also has disks to generate Binary Numbers, Ouranian-Barbaric words, and combinations of the Eight Colours of Magic."

Chemically wedded.

the things i want
begin & end with sleep.
a row of cairn'd ambitions quit:
the things i want
are far from where i wait,
on some fair slope;
the things i want
begin, & end, with sleep.

Ursula LeGuin on Power, Oppression, and Freedom.