Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Popular Misquotations

"Beam me up, Scotty" is similar to the phrase,
"Just the facts, ma'am",
attributed to Jack Webb's character of Joe Friday on Dragnet,
"It's elementary, my dear Watson",
attributed to Sherlock Holmes,
"Luke, I am your father",
attributed to Darth Vader, or
"Play it again, Sam",

All four lines are the best known quotations from these works for many viewers,
but not one is an actual, direct quotation

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

An Ephemeral Nature

Conversation Topics for your next mind blank:

A.K.A: Oh god , not more bl00dy links to wiki articles I found slightly interesting or even enlightening....

Potsherd (Pottery shards)

Medeshamstede (Mede's house)

Benedictine (Ordo Sancti Benedicti)

Antiquarian (Past enthusiast's)

Angles (Early English)

Evel Knievel (Man of Legend)

Captain Morgan (Ambitious Privateer)

Port Royal (City That Sank)

Stonewall riots (Gay Uprising)

Franklin's Lost Expedition (Northwest Passengers)

Marshall McLuhan (Media Theorist)

Monday, April 18, 2011

Surface Tension

You're one
of us
one of them?

better things
are on
their way

people v land
mother v nature
environment or prosperity
values or security
economy or ecology
trees or jobs
present v future
action v thought
false dichotomies

we don't always have to choose...

Accidental Molecules

Watching Stephen Hawking documentaries before sleep...
...certain words cling to the page.







super massive

black hole

heavy minerals

burnt out

collections of dust





Gdnyt n Gdluk

Did You ever read/see 'The Crucible'?

\Broadcast journalist Edward R. Murrow:

Became known for broadcasts during WWII, followed by millions of Nth American listeners. Considered one of journalism's greatest figures, for honesty and integrity in delivering the news. A pioneer of TV news, produced a series of reports that led to the censure of Senator McCarthy. Used excerpts from McCarthy's own speeches and proclamations to criticize the senator and point out episodes where he had contradicted himself...

\Senator Joseph McCarthy:
Fueled fears of widespread Communist subversion, during high tension cold war years. Noted for making claims of large numbers of Communists, spies and sympathizers inside the US federal government, etc.. Inability to substantiate his claims led him to be censured by the Senate...

Lent his name to the political practice of "McCarthyism", character assassination masquerading as the exposure of a threat.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

I'm Sorry, I Forgive You.

"There is no such thing as perfection...

weird to view complete normality

change as good as a holiday

everything is temporary

nothing lasts forever."

I heart nip slips?

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Digital Natives Find Ancient Rebellion


Graffito (plural "graffiti"), in an archaeological context, has been created by humans since Homo sapiens have been traversing the Earth. There are even scratchings, doodlings, drawings, symbols, andart, etc. etched on bone pieces from prehistoric times.

Polyamory (from Greek πολύ [poly, meaning many or several] and Latin amor [love]) is the practice, desire, or acceptance of having more than one intimate relationship at a time with the knowledge and consent of everyone involved.

Culture jamming, coined in 1984,[1][2][3] denotes a tactic used by many consumer social movements[4] to disrupt or subvert mainstream cultural institutions, including corporate advertising. Culture jamming is often seen as a form of subvertising. Many culture jams are intended to expose apparently questionable political assumptions behind commercial culture. Common tactics include re-figuring logos, fashion statements, and product images as a means to challenge the idea of "what's cool" along with assumptions about the personal freedoms of consumption.[5]

Street art is any art developed in public spaces — that is, "in the streets" — though the term usually refers to unsanctioned art, as opposed to government sponsored initiatives. The term can include traditional graffiti artwork, stencil graffiti, sticker art, wheatpasting and street poster art, video projection, art intervention, guerrilla art, flash mobbing and street installations. Typically, the term street art or the more specific post-graffiti is used to distinguish contemporary public-space artwork from territorial graffiti, vandalism, and corporate art.

Wheatpaste (also known as potato paste, flour paste, rice paste, Marxist glue, or simply paste) is a liquid adhesive made from vegetable starch and water. It has been used since ancient times for various arts and crafts such as book binding, decoupage, collage, and papier-mâché. It is also made for the purpose of adhering paper posters to walls and other surfaces (often in graffiti). Closely resembling wallpaper paste, it is often made by mixing roughly equal portions of flour and water and heating it until it thickens, or by smearing cooked rice into a paste. A similar flour and water formula is taught in elementary school minus the low heat simmer as an easy substitute for ready-made adhesive.

The Crying of Lot 49 (1966) is a novel by Thomas Pynchon. The shortest of Pynchon's novels, it is about a woman, Oedipa Maas, possibly unearthing the centuries-old conflict between two mail distribution companies, Thurn und Taxis and the Trystero (or Tristero). The former actually existed, and was the first firm to distribute postal mail; the latter is Pynchon's invention. The novel is often classified as a notable example of postmodern fiction.