It's all around you, like smog. This train isn't bound for glory.
Background by Deak Ferrand, who pwnz.
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"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)
To be honest, I am disappointed by the thought of Kim and Thurston going through the governmental procedure of marriage - much less the governmental procedure of divorce! It strikes me as the least punk-rawk way possible of managing one's relationships and romantic and sex lives. Bastard and . . . (More)
The mental health industry has a long history, much of it politically implicated by, oh, for example, Foucault - curiously intertwined with the history of those institutions of CONTROL the government and the church. For an uncomfortably close instance of a form of authority making use of . . . (More)
UPDATE: I realized I was remiss in not pointing out the official Roky Erickson site; hope that helps.I have substantive posts to make - acres of drafts... But THIS is too important to skip: And here is some further Rokiana: Texas is some sort of weirdness breeder . . . (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)
US bond issues rose today in global markets, on the release of quarterly metrics showing reduced consumer spending and a sharp drop in new construction, timber harvesting, and mineral development, generally regarded by market pundits as signs of a sober and robust economic climate. US . . . (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)
A few things worth keeping an eye one: It always cackles the shackles of my puny little heart to see my fellow ordinary Americans getting ready to overthrow the gummint, and, you know, Kill Whitey - or whatever the (overwhelmingly) white equivalent of "Kill Whitey" is. . . . (More)
Time is not money. This was, I admit with some embarrassment, an epiphany. I have a job, and I'm earning money, but I want time. We sell our time for money, but whoever has time has more than someone who has traded the same time for any amount of money. So they are not members of the same . . . (More)
I remain very interested in persuasion as a mode of power, and as one of the engines of history. For the moment, I have little of my own to offer on this topic, but I am persuaded that like-minded souls may appreciate this psychological warfare site. I particularly enjoyed the psyops bl . . . (More)