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- Annals of Americus | Notes from the Desk of Matthew Newton
Go for the links, stay for the slow unspooling of the myth of the American Dream.
- The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows
"contact high-five: n. an innocuous touch by someone just doing their job… a feeling of connection so stupefyingly simple that it cheapens the power of the written word, so that by the year 2025, aspiring novelists would be better off just giving people a hug."
- On Distraction by Alain de Botton, City Journal Spring 2010
"We are continuously challenged to discover new works of culture?and, in the process, we don?t allow any one of them to assume a weight in our minds. "
More hurf durf on "brain fade," this time from someone of a little more import than Fake Steve Jobs. A tangent: can great works (of art?) exist in a culture where everything is so easily disposed/replaced/forgotten? In his terms, how can we make something with its own gravity, which will "assume a weight" in the viewer's mind?
(I realize now that this may be what I've been feeling as I've been telling anyone who will listen that I want to create something so horrible it can't be overlooked.)
- They’re ugly! They’re weird! They’re tiny! They’re terrible! And they’re pink! They’re Kinkeshi, er MUSCLE Things! | MetaFilter
Epic roundup of links relating to Kinkeshi/M.U.S.C.L.E toys.
- Confessions of a Tech Apostate – Newsweek
"What?s happening is this: we are being so overwhelmed by the noise and junk zooming past us that we?re becoming immune to it. We?ve become a nation of Internet-powered imbeciles, with an ever-lower threshold for inanity."
Fake Steve hurf durfing about "brain fade." I agree with the part about our (your) threshold for inanity, though.