"There is a crack in everything, that's how the light gets in"
(Leonard Cohen)
"Ignore all proffered rules and create your own, suitable for what you want to say"
(Michael Moorcock)
"Look for your own. Do not do what someone else could do as well as you. Do not say, do not write what someone else could say, could write as well as you. Care for nothing in yourself but what you feel exists nowhere else. And, out of yourself create, impatiently or patiently, the most irreplaceable of beings."
(Andre Gide)
"I want my place, my own place, my true place in the world, my proper sphere, my thing which Nature intended me to perform when she fashioned me thus awry, and which I have vainly sought all my life-time."
(Nathaniel Hawthorne)
“A book must be the axe for the frozen sea within us.”
(Franz Kafka)
"All mankind is of one author, and is one volume; when one man dies, one chapter is not torn out of the book, but translated into a better language; and every chapter must be so translated"
(John Donne)
“Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity.”
(Robert J. Hanlon)
"Life is beautiful, but the world is hell"
(Harold Pinter)

Monday, November 29, 2010

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Angry Robot

How Do Cats Drink?

The mystery is now solved - read here

The Scream

Lineages of the Surveillantist State

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Wedding of Mass Distraction

EXTRACT: Rather our objection to the proposed wedding is quite simple - as revolutionary democrats, we object to the very institution of monarchy, not to this or that personality or particular royal. We are for a democratic republic. Which logically means that we think weddings should be an entirely private affair, regardless of whether you are William Windsor, Kate Middleton ... or that nice couple on the dole next door.
But, of course, the reality is that the wedding due on April 29 will be a noisy state affair - a vulgar promotion and advert for the British monarchy and everything it stands for, costing the taxpayer millions (the ceremony alone will set the treasury back £30 million). Hence it is more than legitimate for democrats, socialists and communists to stage various protests against the royal marriage - we should not just shrug our shoulders and leave it up to them on the day in the spirit of ‘fair play’. Communists fight for no more royal weddings - let us make sure April 29 will be the last one ever. By establishing a republic we will be doing William Windsor and Kate Middleton an inestimable favour, liberating them from the unnatural and alienated life that comes with the monarchy and allowing them - at long last - to be normal, free, rounded human beings.

Monstrous Affections