Nov 13, 2013
commented on Temple of Smoking
wait, spinoza, the christ of philosophers, half baked?! please elaborate!
Oct 21, 2013
commented on One Time I Cried While Watching Gavin Rossdale Sing "Glycerine"
once my little brother caught me playing the main riff of michael jackson's 'black or white' on air guitar in the back seat of my mom's car. he was up front and turned around right when i was laying into it. "i thought you said michael jackson wasn't cool anymore," he said. "uh..." i replied.
Mar 9, 2011
commented on F Is the New H
i read this whole article thinking,"how do i, a total square, know what fentanyl is?" answer: 'punks in the beerlight' by the silver jews. sooo 2005.
seriously though, i grew up outside of dallas where high school kids were dying from black tar weekly in the mid- to late-nineties. stay away from shit like this, folks. read a book or something.
Mar 8, 2011
commented on Drunk of the Week
@55 this makes me wish i had paid more attention in seventh grade english when we talked about things like 'iambic pentameter'...
but i suppose if you can read it thinking of the first verse of the beastie boys' song 'so whatcha want', stress what's capitalized below, run together the first few words of the second and third lines as shown, and change the tone from adrock to, say, the awkward/offensive earnestness of crazytown's 'butterfly' in the last line, you might be able to 'hear' what i'm hearing. i'm forcing all the words into eight beats per line so, for example, budweiserbottle only takes up one beat.
upSIDE down saggy titties painted on my fo'head
kokoPELLImedallionhangin' like my nuts, black-n-red
budweiserBOTTLE in ya mouth like my dick about to piss
but look me in the eyes and see my christian tenderness
Nov 30, 2010
commented on What's Going On Here?
as i understand it, the owners of the lot have some construction prep work to do that crosses on to the property of that condo building. i believe those chunks of concrete are what used to be their back patio.
Nov 29, 2010
commented on One American Ally Is Happy About Wikileaks...
dramatic as those two sentences from hegel are, let's remember that the position of charles' israel is that of the 'slave' (iran, in this case, is the 'master'), and that this relationship is essential for the slave to cultivate self-consciousness through work. moreover, the slave realizes that 'everything stable' is not the natural or existing state of things, but is the result of his own labor.
if i had to place a bet on the point of this post, i would say it is that existential fear of a nuclear iran is, for israel and its 'quiet partners', the first step toward working toward a more stable region, rather than continuing to build settlements and further agitating the situation. by 'other-ing' iran, a collective subjectivity among israel and its 'partners' might arise (founded on fear, built by working together). profound or not, a little german romantic philosophy on monday morning seems like a good thing.