Thursday, August 23, 2012

I'm Not The Walrus

are you?

elephant in the room

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online discussion forum

bogged down by name calling
monsters in the swamp
crabs in a barrel
stagnant trolls

ignorance and fear
have had far longer to take root
than science and reason
which are relative newcomers
to the fray

are there certain things we have to think about?
or can it all be ignored forever?
don't think about it

sometimes you just have to go for it...

custard eye

far better than hello goodbye

Monday, August 20, 2012

Right Of Asylum

When a diplomatic row between the United Kingdom and Ecuador, is sparked by the threat of extraditing an Australian to Sweden, so he can be possibility be sent for trial in the United States of America, for leaking info sourced in Iraq; that's globalisation for you.

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Free Pussy Riot

My 2 cents/DNR

I usually give my views less overtly and more indirectly that this, but the current conversations in media and societies that I monitor are escalated beyond reason toward ignorance, arrogance and shouting...

abortion is not great but it's her choice
gay marriage is not going to harm heterosexual marriages
euthanasia is not pleasant but ends suffering
drugs can be addictive and harmful, but so are alcohol and tobacco
keep your own morale crusade to yourself
let people have their own opinion
people should be able to decide for themselves
as long as their descison does not harm others
we should pretty much get to please ourselves
theres no excuse for discrimination
don't try to tell me God's opinion
I don't think he would appreciate your tone
stop telling others what to do

Friday, August 17, 2012

Rube Goldberg Machine

Mission Creep
Division and Anger

Anxious Narcissism
Lifestyle Maintenance

Elegant Solutions
Diminishing Returns

Don't Feed The Trolls
You'll be judged

"it's always funny when the joke is on someone else...

wars unite people against a common foe
just like sports

cos we always need an enemy right?

to unite the group and such

or take their resources
whatever way we can
(ab)use our power

Wednesday, August 15, 2012


Post-Modern, Post-Apocalyptic, Post-Coitus, Post-Olympic, Post-Rock, Post-Punk, Post-Grunge, Post-Dubstep, Post-Graduate, Post-Traumatic, Post-Everything, Post-Racial, Post-Cultural, Post-American, Post-Colonial, Post-Cold War, Post-Millennial, Post-Op, Post-Structuralism, Post-feminism, Post-Kyoto, Post-Hiroshima, Post-Haste, Post-Zionism, Post-Dated, Post-Mortem, Post-It, Post-Liberal, Post-Industrial, Post-Commercial, Post-Post-Modern, Post-Man Pat

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Bo Xilai

"the figure at the center of the drama whose fall from grace earlier this year plunged into disarray the party's plans for a smooth reshuffle of is top leaders"

"the elephant in the room that this entire press release is dancing around—they clearly don't want to imply his culpability in this"

former party chief of Chongqin and until recently a leading candidate for promotion
once seen as a high-flyer tipped for top office
ousted Politburo member

above the law?

"China’s leaders have also tried to ring-fence the scandal, presenting it as the solitary case of an errant senior official."


Monday, August 06, 2012

Provincial Reconstruction Team

Unrepentantly postulating theoretical incursions into unknown territorial waters of knowledge and powerlessness. Usually starting an argument or debate, then going on a tangent and not completing...

Alternative histories, other ways of living.
Not being hooked into the 'system'.

Too alternative for the mainstream, but too mainstream for the alternative.

Then and now introducing some odious and divisive buzzwords in the tune of an eighties song for those with a tenuous grasp on modern history:

Mass shooting, proxy war
assassination, holocaust

Vietnam, J.F.K
World War II, M.L.K

Woodstock, Watergate
Cover-up, motorcade

Abdication, renegade
abortion clinic, hand grenade

Freedom fighter, terror raid
genocide, space race

9-11, Middle-East
religious clash, R.P.G

Suicide pact, W.M.D
AK-47, Wiki-leak

Israel, Palestine
Iron Curtain, Breadline

Northern Ireland, Yugoslavia
local conflict, deadly drama

Nepotism, abuse of power
trade dispute, napalm shower

Mates rate, space dust
date rapes, fake lust

We didn't start the fire... it was just a Billy Joel song.

The easiest way to get comments online, is to make a spelling mistake....