Shifting firewood in the snow. Primal.

An hour ago it was snowing. Now it is gloriously warm sunshine and blue skies. WTF?

Grindhouse, briefly:
Planet Terror – why bother making sense when you can have tonnes of fun instead?; highly enjoyable.
Deathproof – one wonders if Tarantino will ever make another movie that is not insanely self-indulgent, and actually for an audience; an exercise in style true to the spirit of the overall concept of Grindhouse rather than an individual film; features one amazing stunt sequence which could have occurred in a much more interesting movie.
Random trailers: fun fun fun.

Went to see Nicky Hager talk at Drinking Liberally. It was very good, and I will probably put the audio up in a few weeks. (Delayed at his request.)

I have read no news since whenever it was.

smarty says

I have now reached the point where I may indicate briefly what to me constitutes the essence of the crisis of our time. It concerns the relationship of the individual to society. The individual has become more conscious than ever of his dependence upon society. But he does not experience this dependence as a positive asset, as an organic tie, as a protective force, but rather as a threat to his natural rights, or even to his economic existence. Moreover, his position in society is such that the egotistical drives of his make-up are constantly being accentuated, while his social drives, which are by nature weaker, progressively deteriorate. All human beings, whatever their position in society, are suffering from this process of deterioration. Unknowingly prisoners of their own egotism, they feel insecure, lonely, and deprived of the naive, simple, and unsophisticated enjoyment of life. Man can find meaning in life, short and perilous as it is, only through devoting himself to society.

The economic anarchy of capitalist society as it exists today is, in my opinion, the real source of the evil. We see before us a huge community of producers the members of which are unceasingly striving to deprive each other of the fruits of their collective labor – not by force, but on the whole in faithful compliance with legally established rules. In this respect, it is important to realise that the means of produciton – that is to say,the entire productive capacity that is needed for producing consumer goods as well as addiitonal capital goods – may legally, be, and for the most part are, the private property of individuals.

. – Albert Einstein, Why Socialism?

they don't make them like they used to

One of the more mindblowing reminders that everything that seems solid is really a bunch of resonant vibrating frequency nothing.

Concrete and steel doesn’t usually do that.

via a conversation with nonwrestler

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