And they come with no warning,
nature loves her little surprises.
Continual crisis!

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Linkee-poo if you try, you'll find me where the sky meets the sea

Well, that light at the end of the tunnel was and oncoming dragon.

William S. Burroughs class on writing sources, July, 1976. Not the best recording (some feedback and background noises, but still. (Grokked from Justine Larbalestier)

Penn and Teller on their 40 year partnership, showmanship, and incidentally story telling. You may have heard me go on about how if you want to learn dialog, study comedians. And while the best comedians tell stories (and I'm not talking about the gags), magicians who act is story telling.

And this is why I love NASA, because they do great science, and they going to fly Nichelle Nichols on one of the stratospheric telescope flights. (Grokked from Walter Hunt)

What happens when the police demand the law be enforced? In this case, for cyclists to obey the full letter of the law. The answer is chaos.

Jim Wright on Donald Trump and the outrage of the GOP.

Isn't this a Fawlty Towers gag? London pub owner gets into scuffle with a Rich American, believing him to be homeless, which ends up with the American dead after being pushed into traffic. Not that either is an excuse for the behavior.

The stories we tell ourselves. "Charles Koch told attendees of his California summit this weeked that he and his brother's conservative activism is akin to the anti-slavery and civil rights movements…" Um, yea, Chuck, sure. They're like a very well funded Civil Rights movement that has exception political connections, clout, organizations, lobbyists, super PACs, advertising strategies, they're the hand that grasps the microphone and they own the presses, and did I mention more money than God? So very much like the Civil Rights leaders.

I'm sure church bombings weren't actually domestic terrorism… Also wondering when those who claim Christianity is under attack will actually start talking about these events and the church burnings.


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