Saturday, October 31, 2009

Gimme Shelter (making the boat. . .)


(died c. 1540), German astronomer and necromancer. Reputed to have sold his soul to the Devil, he became the subject of dramas by Marlowe and Goethe, an opera by Gounod, and a novel by Thomas Mann.
Faustian adjective

Faust or Faustus (Latin for "auspicious" or "lucky", but also German for "fist") is the protagonist of a classic German legend who makes a pact with the Devil in exchange for knowledge.

ORIGIN early 16th cent.: of Germanic origin (compare Swedish dialect focka and Dutch dialect fokkelen); possibly from an Indo-European root meaning [strike,] shared by Latin pugnus ‘fist.’

Dan: You think love is simple. You think the heart is like a diagram.
Larry: Have you ever seen a human heart? It looks like a fist, wrapped in blood! Go fuck yourself! You writer! You liar!

Away We Go?

The Fundamental Consumerist Delusion
Consumerism depends on forgetting a truth and believing a falsehood. The truth that must be forgotten is that we humans have already spent millions of years evolving awesomely effective ways to display our mental and moral traits to one another through natural social behaviors such as language, art, music, generosity, creativity, and ideology. We can all do so without credentials, careers, credit ratings, or crateloads of product. Our finest, most impressive goods and services have been endowed to us by our DNA, in the from of physical and psychological adaptations that naturally display our virtues and naturally impress our peers. . . This is a core message from evolutionary psychology: the most precious, complex, intricate, and wonderful things in life are the biological adaptations common across all humans--especially the adaptations that signal our individual differences so conspicuously. We already have everything we could possibly need (84). . . ~Spent Geoffery Miller


  1. some of the shit isn't showing up, but I thought the same thing when I saw Wall-e. Made me think of Idiocracy too. Honestly I thought over all Wall-e had a pretty good "message". Well better then most movies nowadays.

  2. I think there is a ghost in the machine today.
    things are behaving strangely. . .

  3. I saw a nautilus shell in one of the pictures, could you briefly explain the pictures? The Gutterball scene was definitely like the cliche death scene, which manifests in according to our notions, a light at the end of a tunnel, an eye atop a pyramid, a blazing star atop a ladder.

  4. i read somewhere that magnetic energy of the Pregnant Mother's Heart and the Infant's Heart form a triangle.

    a piece from my work

  5. It seems like Eunus has a thing for monsters.
    I played w/ that idea a bit this past summer.
    Check it out here and here if you are interested.