West coast #YM is having an existential crisis too, because when we moved here you could live by yourself for less than $400/month.
Photographer and Wikimedia Currently Fighting Over Whether a Monkey Owns a Selfie
I found ‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’ to be hella problematic when you look at the history of hydroelectric power as it relates to American Colonialism. Also, the depiction of Ape society was way simplistic. And like, what’s up with the totally ‘perfect’ white liberal nuclear family heroes walking straight out of an REI catalog? But Kerri Russell is still a major hottie, so I’d still say it’s a ‘must see’.
Man was created in 9/11’s image
All politics is local anesthesia.
Working on my novel
If you don’t live in New York, you probably won’t get this?
The computer lords want to control everything, and central to controlling all things is controlling perception. Perception of the way things are, the way things work, and what’s happened in history so that they can frame their version of events and control the narrative; mind-controlling the masses to make them into better, more compliant consumers.
Just as governments spend enormous sums of money on textbooks, monuments, films, and museums which heroize themselves and frame their particular version of history, the computer overlords are concerned about the myths of the culture. Their ascendency must seem inevitable, brilliant, brave, noble, just, and right. The “stuff” that the hoarder retains might, however, just tell a story, which refutes or challenges their version of events in some way.
The record collection or magazine or newspaper might reveal some clue to a social movement or trend or fashion or sensibility that defies their moronic stranglehold on consciousness. A burp of resistance. A clue to a way out. A signal that life doesn’t actually depend on high-speed internet access. And the physicality of the item infers that things meant something once, that everything wasn’t always a senseless, equivocal post on Tumblr.
All Power to the Pack Rats by Ian Svenonius
please if you are boring person stay away from me