Which character from Manimal are you?
...and so on
It's not annoying, but I just don't know what to think.
i like light when it skirts the edges of my four courners, makes the glasses sing vermeer, and the pizza box from last night's oscar party cast puppet shapes on the floor. askance, askew, animated. reflected refracted. silhouettes and shadows. flickers, shimmers, silvers, slivers, shards and sparks. glints and glances glimmers and glows. iluminating.
in middle school science class i snorted an adolescent haughty laugh at a film strip voice that asked What Is Light? even then i could tell that some people ask dumb questions to avoid facing the deeper ones, the ones that at that age i had only just begun to feel: What the Fuck is Any of This?
last night for about a half an hour, after the oscars and their own constellation of stars, i sat in the darkness of my room, on my raft of a bed, and talked with my best buddy about the way light is both a particle and a wave. something about the disembodiment of two voices that love each other speaking from two ends of this continent, in the total dark, the way i sometimes do with lovers or used to do during sleepovers with friends, that feels so incredibly intimate and timeless because although you know they are laying next to you their voices feel far away. the drifty feeling of dusky, disembodied connection. the kind that i think people get when that look up at real stars in the night sky. horror and wonder and awe at once. proximity and distance at once. gut full of pizza and a sense of significance when jon and i were talking about Light. and how if you look at it as a wave, it behaves as one. if you come at it like a particle, thats what you get.
i think im too winter-logged, withdrawn and seasonally affected to see the forces of the world as benevolent. but i'm a mammal in this hovel, and my hibernating heart is too wise to see any real insidiousness in the way lives are bent by bigger forces. and so when light gives you what you expect to see in it, i dont think of it as tricky or playful or even misunderstood. i dont poke two fingers into it and give it cartoon eyes. but i also know better than to ask What is Light in a mock reverent tone. i don't want to make miracles into zingers from a cartoon christ. i don't want to insult god's magnificence by only saying thank you when i get shiny golden tchotchkes. let the stars thank the stars and collect their gold stars in their gowns. let the scientists split open atoms to neutrinos and then split those and discover we are all matroska shells of emptiness and super dense stardust. we all have our ways of making peace with mysteries and miracles and bigger forces. i just keep saying Amen Let it Be.
amen, hebrew, meaning So Be It meaning Thy Will BE Done meaning Thank You meaning Let it Be. and the difference between letting things go and letting them Be is the difference between mourning and appreciation.
What is Light?
let's let it be.
and as for you, danny:
you're the nominee and the judge. the audience to your art. best supporting supported.
youre an artist, a feeler, a soul in a body that fears dissolution even as it craves the connection that comes with unbounding, unbinding, and spilling out over your edges.
youre the subatomic heat and buzz of atoms on the fringe of your skin, dancing in dynamic exchange and equilibrium with the air along your pores, heated and swirling by a haphazard shaft of light as it lands on your forearm in winter in brooklyn in america in the world in 2014 in the midst of eternity. for surely eternity must also hold forgotten and everyday moments like these, must be the scientific and the felt context for even calendar days.
youre a particle that knows it's a wave.
Ha. I'll bet he has never done drugs.
the reason venus rotates slowly and backwards is because mercury was actually the moon of venus. The sun slowly pulled mercury out of the grip of venus due to the highly elliptical orbits of venus around the sun and mercury around venus. When mercury was at its furthest point from venus and when Venus was at its closest point to the sun the Sun's Gravity began working its magic and lengthened the distance of Mercury from venus and over millions of years the Moon mercury eventually got so far out of the orbit of venus that the sun took the control of it and pulled it away from Venus in a lagging type effect thus stopping venus's Counter clockwise rotation and causing it to get thrown into a reverse rotation and the lasso effect that mercury's far out orbit with venus had on the planet venus literally caused it to be thrown into the now almost perfectly circular orbit that it has. Meaning when mercury got to a certain distance away the gravity pulling on mercury from venus was almost expressed equally by both objects and thus they orbited around eachother causing venus to find a new place in space that is no longer elliptical but circular and also a reverse spin and slow one at that. This is the actual truth to why Venus is the way it is. I know this for an absolute fact. Just trust me on this.
March 3- 16 - SXSW
March 15 - Deafheaven
March 24 - Tool
March 25 - Tool
April 11-13 - Coachella
April 22 - Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial
April 24 - Godflesh
April 26 - Cloud Nothings
May 1 - Ghost
May 2-4 - Austin Psych Fest
June 6-8 - X Games Concerts
June 12-14 - Sónar Barcelona
Found this little gem today.How did Ann Frank get a ball-point pen to write her diary 12 years before they were invented?
Her diary, as you probably know, was central to our understanding of how bad the Holocaust was. So, it begs the question. Was it really all that bad? I never saw a list of 6 million, names or unidentified remains found. Hundreds of thousands, sure, but not millions upon millions. Just saying.
I really like that Facebook lets us block specific content sites from our feed. I haven't even blocked that many and my feed is already so much better.
It only works for your news feed, though, so you can still view the profile of whoever and see what shit they post.
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2014 Collaborative Playlist on Spotify.
One of my FB friends recently got her first copy of Photoshop and has been using what I'm guessing is the blur tool to smooth out faces on every picture she posts of herself -- and her two very young daughters. It's one thing to be vain and want to touch up a photo of yourself in hopes of looking younger/better, but Photoshopping pictures of a 2-year-old and an infant? Nevermind that she's not very good with Photoshop and the results are that it kind of looks like she and her daughters are wearing masks...
....laying on my bed, thinking about the holocaust.
I can't believe how hard I laughed about that shit. I have a recording somewhere, every time I come across it the wife and I lose our minds.
side note: been together a little while now.
Not one specific status but this guy on my friends list got married tonight and now he is posting pictures from the reception like every 5 minutes or so. It's like holy shit dude you are at your own wedding stay the fuck off of Facebook.
From the same guy who posts ridiculous shit all the time:
This is why people hate liberals so much.Anyway, (wife) and I had an interesting conversation about super heroes and archetypes and Paganism and police states. (Son) is enamored of Batman recently, having gotten a pair of Batman boots from the thrift store (the only ones in his size). But then I started thinking of this after seeing someone, (name), remind me that Batman plays the role of a cop—that's not something I want my son imitating or looking up to. It's rife with problematic themes and realities.
I didn't grow up reading comics, but I am aware of a favorite author of mine, Alan Moore—who is an anarchist and occultist—re-framed the series of Batman as vigilante and outcast. But the imagery and content is too much for (son) currently. I thought I'd bring this to FB....