31may2013: ☉ in ♊: ☽ in ♓

the world is upside-down and contrariwise. austerity is not a solution.#servingtheoligarchs

nyan cat wants to go on a bike ride with you. gifs for your bike wheels. #coolwheels

hey man, you’re killing the vibe. california is killing beach culture, for the riches. #propertyistheft

women scholars finally getting some props for the work they pioneered. #upwithwomen

friday mornin’ music y’all. strong base of joy division, hints of siouxsie, the cure, and gang of four, even a tease of throwing muses. brilliant album. #sissyprettylove

whip me, beat me, spank me. the vanilla lifestyle is bumming you out. #sexisnotsin

all your pig farms are belong to us. we are the 23rd province of the prc. #yearsofriceandsalt

a psuchologist asked about our experiences a few years after it was removed from his satchel of options. #idiotsrule

well hung and snow white tan” the story of ziggy stardust from the bbc. #lepermessiah

once upon a time there was water up there. mars has pebbles. #adastra

tilda swinton reads one of rumi’s poems. pure swoon, trying to breathe now. #likethis

“if they control seed, they control food.” seeds of death. you are sleeping. awake yourselves! #monsantoisevil

they chalk it up to my anger and never to their own fear

30may2013: ☉ in ♊: ☽ in ♒

all their lies are starving people, for what? to protect the avaricious capitalists. #yougotnothing

michele ‘crazy eyes’ bachmann’s legislative accomplishments. #nada

“barely better than reading chicken entrails” making money for murdoch and ailes. #fauxnews

fear of a scarlet woman. why a woman’s sexuality is still the most fearful thing in a fundamentalist mind. #misogynyishate

press freedoms should be protected. but all your communications are ours. #policestate

best wedding photo evah. #runforyourlives

paying for research in order to limit others civil rights is not democracy or science. #tools

the tea party was targeted because it wasn’t doing social work it was koch astroturf. #buyingdemocracy

coltrane, live. #jazzitup

google egg for your retro enjoyment. #nerdjoy

beauty in the hurricane’s eye

23may2013: ☉ in ♊: ☽ in ♏

this is what your tax dollars are doing in the world. #warcrimes.

and speaking of the cia and their activities abroad

welcome the bubblemen. london 1987 concert for love & rockets’ earth, sun, moon tour.

fap ‘em if you got ‘em. because the catholic league, scalia, and wbc hate it.

reading kim stanley robinson’s excellent the years of rice and salt, history isn’t always what has been written in the master narrative.

“here i am, brain the size of a planet, and they ask me to take you to the bridge. call that job satisfaction, ’cause i don’t.” the i² in s.m.i².l.e.

the whole world is watching. be prepared to do the right thing bsa.

my god is bigger than your god and your doing that there invoking wrong. #fuckwit

FOR THE BEES! stand against monsanto on saturday, here, there, and everywhere.

keep looking up!” venus, mercury and jupiter do a dance for us.

cowards. you know what to do. give ’em an earfull y’all. #monsantocongress

brilliant. this is smart, brave, and compassionate. as a friend said, “day made, faith in humanity restored.”

the slogans that hovers between the headstone and her eyes

22may2013: ☉ in ♊: ☽ in ♏

“For small creatures such as we, the vastness is bearable only through love.” atheist state rep. invokes carl sagan in benediction.

maria alyokhina of pussy riot has begun a hunger stike.

a feotus is not a baby and women are not incubators.”

one of the greatest albums of rock n roll history. rip trevor bolder.

the only band that matters is releasing a (boom)box set.

the shadow of the patriot act is long and lingering. sacrificing freedom for security

Citizen Koch and how moneyed interests control the narrative about the ongoing class war.

“to bear witness, to be with a woman as she goes through this private journey, to witness her strength and weakness, her grief, her relief, her pain.” private ceremonies.

while you are at (sh) e. (ra) warren can we get a maximum wage? #elizabethwarrenisouronlyhope

desperately in need…of some…stranger’s hand

21may2013: ☉ in ♊: ☽ in ♎

un remoeque le nouveau film de alejandro jodorowsky, le danza de la realidad.

“in honor of our escaping”, ray manzarek has gotten out, 23 skidoo.

da crutchfields from waxahatchee cover grimes’ ‘oblivion’.

the adoration of elphie.

this is not what democracy looks like. dissent is not treason, like skateboarding, it is not a crime.

bad eggs.

wolves guarding the hen house. #tortureisawarcrime.

the english civil war, alchemists, and mushrooms: a field in england looks heavily eerie.

dear consumers: stop eating healthy. signed your industrialized food providers.

and when they split those atoms it’s hotter than the sun

20130514 ☉ in ♉: ☽ in ♋

rescuing your music from that cesspit that is the apple holding cell. ditching itunes!

four tet’s original mix (with tori amos sample) for unspoken (thank the fork!)

ap reporters have their communications snooped by the feds – not what democracy looks like.

skylab space mutiny! (h/t mefi)

unearthing a lovely tale of magick and madness by the wizard of northampton and some friends.

grant says to kevin, you ever heard of this batguy? (h/t bleedin’kewl)

yet another instance where wikileaks’ work benefits the people. your tax dollars are working for monsanto!

i am the god of hellfire and i bring you fire

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ask me ask me ask me: perry the bully and the death of an innocent man.

somebody give parliament the smoking gun already and take this assclown down.

hawtness. plain and simple hawtness.

wild flag video for their single ‘romance’.

new album streams from dtx’s st. vincent and atx’s own neon indian.

a victorian wall bookshelf for a wall of books.

jonny quest opening credits as stop-motion animation. (h/t 2 da boing)

ni no kuni (on ps3 from studio ghibli/level 5) – you gonna pay for that purdy. (h/t 2 kotaku)

dali is not crazy at all, he is just busy looking for mystery hallucinogens.

eerie how history repeats itself. meet the new rethugnicans, same as the olde rethugnicans…won’t get fooled again? (h/t 2 tpm)

faux news noise machine kickin’ it up before the elections, the sonsofbitches.

nelson bole’s short little boat. (h/t 2 coilhouse)

 

that’s enough now, i’m done singing.

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blade runner preview reel from a 83’ sci-fi con. (h/t 2 io9)

trailer for almodavar’s new film the skin i live in.

closure, coming to a ps3 near you…or maybe just me.

“this is the space age, we are here to go!” darpa seems to thinking in those directions.

really faux, a scientist is confusing people on climate change? glass houses, oh disinformation peddlers.

keeping the slate clean, because you know knowing stuff is dangerous.

branding sexual abuse victims for life…what would the patch look like, the red letter R or a red zero with a slash across it? anti-woman theocracy rears it’s shibboleth heads.

and tejas isn’t the only front in this anti-woman crusade. be glad you ain’t in kansas dorothy, they don’t respect no constitution, it’s god’s country. the asshat one.

finally some sense coming out of the right, or maybe he just has a thing for keeping mermaids outta jail.

this is what fascism looks like, the collusion of private enterprise with the government to divest individuals of their due process, or rights. these and others are war crimes, it’s time to prosecute those responsible.

some sweet music to calm the beast. september girls from big star. sooo good.

attention all planets of the solar federation

Ready Player OneReady Player One by Ernest Cline

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

the hype is that e.c. is in the same rarefied air as sterling, stephenson, and gibson, that this is the decade’s neuromancer. at first i found his prose too easy, but we are living in a post-rowling world. by the second half of the story i was engrossed in the adventure. there are some great ideas in here, the depiction of online education in the middle of this century is worth the price of admission alone. so many great moments as it layers on the pop culture references of the 80’s (having lived them, i saw a few dropped balls, as it were), the music, the films, the television shows are all here. the stand-up arcade games of my youth are essential, as are many other obsessions of (mine &) the times. i suppose the highest compliment i can give it, it made me want to start a d & d game again, and get an emulator for my computer. i have neuromancer, islands in the net and snow crash if i want to really get lost in the “net”, but it is a good story and is recommended if any of the things mentioned above pique your interest.

true story: when i went to my local comic book store for the signing, who was giving eric words of encouragement (and likely came to see the delorean w/ flux capacitor) was none other than bruce sterling hissownself. welcome to the cyberpunk royalty mr. cline. i await your next adventure…

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a one way street in a one horse town

☉ in ♍: ☾ in ♋

friday mornin’ music y’all. going out to rebels in libya and those bracing for the big blow of irene. end the wars now!

gonzo is back! johnny depp (finally) brings the rum diaries to a theater near you.

iranian lesbian teenagers in a world of oppression. turn up the rock n roll, let’s dance!

dem some strong and powerful women. foxy b and lagy gg. “callin’ me like a collector…”

hand illustrated and bound final project of german art student…the silmarilion.

syria targets a political cartoonist in an attempt to silence the opposition. fools.

is it time to go solar and ditch the electric companies and their rolling blackouts and collusion to defraud you of you hard earned dolladollayen? (h/t 2 io9)

the interconnected nature of our quest for energy that is running out…the energy crisis in ready player one is on its way…

teh gays have come for you marcus…they gonna heal that homophobia and help you come on outta that closet you and your beard been livin’ in.

“members of the media were also filming at monday’s event, but their cameras were not taken.” fear of being exposed as a selfish ass rethugnican.