16 August 2010

heathen child

pretty awesome new video from Cave, Ellis, et al.

10 August 2010

04 August 2010

epistemological closure

Interesting article about David Berman's recent talk at the Open City Summer Writing Workshop over at HTMLGIANT. Go here.

I really fucking hate the word 'closure' due to it's over-/mis-use in recent years. I blame daytime talk-show hosts like Dr Phil et al. for ruining an otherwise perfectly good word.

So that you are on the same page as Berman regarding the 'closure' he refers to, go here.

02 August 2010

Fiat justitia--ruat caelum

Beware the irrational, however seductive. Shun the “transcendent” and all who invite you to subordinate or annihilate yourself. Distrust compassion; prefer dignity for yourself and others. Don’t be afraid to be thought arrogant or selfish. Picture all experts as if they were mammals. Never be a spectator of unfairness or stupidity. Seek out argument and disputation for their own sake; the grave will supply plenty of time for silence. Suspect your own motives, and all excuses. Do not live for others any more than you would expect others to live for you.

- Letters to a Young Contrarian, Christopher Hitchens