The Coolest Thing to Happen to Me on a Phoner
I was on a phoner with a dude doing GOD-KNOWS-WHAT in Indonesia, and as he’s describing some detail of New York nightlife in the 1990’s, he tells me to hold on. He has to go through security. And then he put the phone down on the x-ray machine’s conveyor belt and presumably walked through a nearby metal detector, while this device making a wireless connection between Jakarta and...
Thus the plutocracy, in a democratic state, tends inevitably, despite its...– H.L. Mencken, “A Glance Ahead,” 1926 In which Mencken considers that democracy might be a “self-limiting disease, as civilization itself seems to be.”
Our contemporary culture of commemoration takes for granted that memory prevents...– Timothy Snyder, Bloodlands. A pretty deflating reminder in the conclusion to an overwhelmingly devastating book about that special slice of Europe — Poland, Belarus, Ukraine, the Baltics — that had the misfortune of dealing with both Hitler and Stalin in a 12 year period. Some 14...
Top 3 Famous People Who Are Currently Dead, But... →
noonediesforever asked: why don't you go ride your short board off a long pier, you dirty so-and-so
b0mb-hills-not-cities asked: I believe I just read your post about "why longboards suck". can I just ask, are you a skater?
In Tha 90's ... There Was Rap
About 16 years ago, Priority Records put out an excellent compilation called In tha Beginning…There Was Rap, which featured popular rappers of the day covering and updating old school hits. Master P covers Ice-T’s “6 in the Mornin’,” swapping in New Orleans for Los Angeles where necessary, shouting “UNNNNNHHH” on the hook where Ice-T was a bit more...
Now that literally thousands of websites actively try to deceive us for a...– Dan Brooks on hoaxes
vicemag: “You can already hear the sound of the accidental audience attempting to pee in Duchamp’s Fountain while a chorus of others photographs them, remarking on that toilet’s lack of plumbing.” I don’t usually “do” TNI, but this is an interesting read.