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

perhaps having deconstructed everything

29may2013: ☉ in ♊: ☽ in ♒

this is how you do it. all the stuff for all the people, forever, everywhere. #museumwin

hannah ‘the banality of evil’ arendt gets an new biopic. #notagoodgerman

facebook bends under pressure to do the right thing. #misogynyishate

cannabis finally comes of age in the united states. #endprohibition

david byrne and st.vincent together again on brass tactics ep. #freethingsarecool

don’t let the door hit you in the ass on the way out, michele ‘crazy eyes’ bachmann #buhbye

and i will say it again, “ding dong the witch is dead.” #thatcherateengland

way to revolutionize my two-wheeler. integrated lights in your handlebars. #designsmart

till there was rock, you only had god

24may2013: : ☉ in ♊: ○ in ♐

rough weather ahead says noaa. hurricane season is on its way.

half steps are better than no steps at all. boy scouts piss off the american taliban.

conflict of interest much? all your banking laws are belong to us.

it appears that holder is in some hot water now.

“girl w/ a guitar is 12x better than another crazy band of boys”. new prince & 3rd eye girlfixurlifeup

daniel dennett’s seven tools for thinking.

first! dnd forgotten realms on your mobile. free. props for early sign-up. #nerdalert

“otherwise the whole thing becomes fantasy”. neil is a trekkie.

“your masturbating is just so (beat) disgusting.” jon is bringing it to nooney tunes.

if the real joan of arc were to stand up today/ she’d be deleted away cold by the wikipedi aaaa (with apologies to the the)

get well doctor. rocky misses you.

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.”

as she dips and wails and slips her banshee smile

20130205: ☉ in ♒ : ☾ in  ♐

beach house short film ‘forever still’ filmed out near el paso, tx. heavy weather, beautiful music.

ad astra: star citizen a crowdsourced space exploration sim coming next year.

trailer for the new film from studio ghibli, ‘from up on poppy hill’.

“ma bell, got the ill communication.” hacking the mothership.

shame. “and you will know them by their deeds.” war on women continues.

“go to sleep, go to sleep, shut your big bloodshot eyes” cryonics!

sleeping with the enemy, morrison’s punk/chaos magic in the invisibles (h/t 2 technoccult)

and this is why i question owing an allegiance to a nation’s leaders and why i value whistle blowers and truth tellers. we are the enemy.

poison = dose + host. some poisons can heal as well as harm. “creepy creepy crawly crawly”.

uh oh! somebody just said it. another form of the oatmeal, conspicuous for its lack of nuts and raisins, not the alex jones kinda nut, mind you (plenty of those).

“when my one and only love was the wicked witch.” jodie foster singing serge g. at 15.

it’s a crime to be broke in america

☉ in ♒ : ☾ in ♐

libraries are adapting to the digital landscape, usually as first adopters; you should go check out a book, in any format of your choosing. (h/t 2 austin coppock)

hillz country – makin’ tejas a blue state. that is all.

gardeners are warriors and peace is the only victory.”

the future will be shiny … if we shine a light, instead of dim our bulbs for the managerial class (war) takeover via austerity. (h/t 2 bucky fuller institute)

“how long can we keep holding on?” new how to destroy angels ‘how long’.

my bloody valentine return.

black is still the old and new black. anarchism, the insane idea we can all get along without daddy warbucks giving us directions. help some sistahs and brothers out. (h/t to da boing)

camilla d’errico’s art comes to live in this new game for her comic series sky pirates of neo terra.

good to see we are beginning to look into alternates to the systems, that while serving us for generations, are not the only options to have been used, are not the only ones in the options box. (h/t 2 jezebel)

let’s try spending our money on things that aren’t fiscal black holes and create the perception we are still a feudal power searching for an empire.

“because a public defender/can’t remember the last time/that a brother wasn’t treated like an animal.”  support passage of aaron’s law and end the abuse of power towards coders.

malala yousafzai’s voice is heard again. praise be she of the twin serpents.

get your red-hot freedom here, until you can’t, that is.

amoeba. vinyl. for the future. could we get a creative commons for all of humanity?

dream baby dream forever

Wild Fermentation: The Flavor, Nutrition, and Craft of Live-Culture FoodsWild Fermentation: The Flavor, Nutrition, and Craft of Live-Culture Foods by Sandor Ellix Katz

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

run, don’t walk. this book is a love letter to the ecology that we live within and that exists within our bodies. probably the single best diy toolbox to fixing your diet, your health, and the life of this community we co-exist in called terra firma. his comments on death and decay in the final chapter are a wake-up call to change the way we have monetized and commodified even the process of grieving and burial. makes me want to help build the laboratory/farm/co-operative/csa and change this mess we have inherited from the lazy and cowardly, the bullies that hold us in thrall to greed and avarice. we need some fermentation up in here.

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like all the faces that quiz when you smile

☉ in ♍: ☽ in ♊ (void)

yes please, more like this. women stand up for your legal rights, the theocrats cannot prevail if you challenge them in court.

lady gaga’s ‘you and i‘ remixed by mercury prize nominated metronomy.

i have a bad feeling about this.” lucas is a hack. his only good one is thx 1138, and american graffiti is passable. if he had directed empire, we would all have given up on star wars.

my gut is telling me i want some yogurt or some chocolate, either one makes me feel bettah.

i loved capturing these lizards as a boy, only to discover they may hold an important key to evolutionary change.

your future, my future, everywhere in the universe it’s the same, cruelty is rewarded with power…w/ apologies to tim burton. (h/t 2 io9)

rachel maddow and richard engel new doc day of destruction, decade of war is coming out this weekend. we will all mourn democracy in the following days

where there is smoke, there is fire, dan choi is getting the run around from the doj. and bermuda onions.

 

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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